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closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited has announced that after giving effect to the acquisition of shares in the tender offer, Shanda will hold, through Shanda Music, Ltd., approximately 51% of Hurray! Holding Co.'s total outstanding Shares calculated on a fully-diluted basis.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
target: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
price ($mm)
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$52
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announced 4/21/2011 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., will acquire Pipi.cn

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., a leading Internet television company in China, announced that Ku6 and the shareholders of Hangzhou Soushi Networking Co., Ltd. ("Pipi"), a leading P2P based internet video platform in China, have agreed to the sale of Pipi to Ku6, in an all stock transaction under which all of the equity interests in Pipi will be sold to Ku6.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd.(KUTV:$0.00)
Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: KUTV) is a leading Internet television company in China. Through its two premier online brands and online video websites, www.ku6.com and www.juchang.com, Ku6 provides video information services and entertainment in China.
target: Pipi.cn
Pipi.cn is one of the leading P2P based internet video platforms in China. Through its website pipi.cn and its client-side software PIPI Player, it provides both live broadcasting and on-demand viewing of a variety of content such as movies, TV serial dramas, sports broadcasts, games, and more.
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announced 10/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Magnify.net, will acquire Waywire

synopsis: Waywire, the video startup best known for its association with politician Cory Booker, is being sold to Magnify, a Web video distributor. Magnify.net is the leading provider of cloud-based video curation solutions to the online publishing, non/profit, community and ad network markets.
buyer: Magnify.net
Magnify.net is the leading provider of cloud-based video curation solutions to the online publishing, non/profit, community and ad network markets. Magnify's solutions enable websites to curate, upload, and aggregate content.
target: Waywire
#Waywire is a social artery for video news. The company is focused on providing a network that will serve to fundamentally alter the tone and content of public dialogue around some of society’s most pressing issues. The network will provide original, syndicated and community created video content.
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announced 5/7/2013 via PR Newswire

PPS.tv will be merged with iQIYI,

synopsis: Baidu Inc., the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, announced the acquisition of the online video business of leading Internet video provider PPS for US $370 million. PPS's online video business will be merged with Baidu's own video platform iQiyi.
buyer parent:Baidu.com, Inc.
buyer: iQIYI
iQIYI, is China's leading advertising supported online television and movie portal that focuses on fully licensed, high-definition, professionally produced contents.
target: PPS.tv
PPS.tv (PPStream) is a Chinese peer-to-peer streaming video network. The target users are on the Chinese mainland with no official English version, and the vast majority of channels are from East Asia, mostly Mainland China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
price ($mm)
$370
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closed 6/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Collective, acquired Metacafe

synopsis: Hollywood management agency The Collective has acquired Metacafe, a trusted source that keeps millions of viewers plugged into their entertainment passions every day, and connect marquee brand advertisers with their target consumers via close association with the most popular entertainment content on the web.
buyer: The Collective
The Collective is a full-service entertainment management, media and content production company. Formed in 2005, The Collective’s mission is to identify, develop, build and maximize opportunities for creative talent across a multitude of media platforms.
target: Metacafe
Metacafe is a trusted source that keeps millions of viewers plugged into their entertainment passions every day, and connect marquee brand advertisers with their target consumers via close association with the most popular entertainment content on the web.
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closed 3/30/2012 via PR Newswire

Hallmark Cards, Inc., acquired SpiritClips

synopsis: Hallmark Cards, Inc., announced the acquisition of SpiritClips, a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. Its founder is an Academy Award winning producer of such great films as "Rudy" and "Hoosiers."
buyer: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in 38,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. It reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable's Hallmark Channels.
target: SpiritClips
SpiritClips is a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. The company features high quality short films online and on DVD for retail sale and license.
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announced 1/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

Schibsted Media Group, will acquire Aspiro AB

synopsis: The Scandinavian news publisher Schibsted is set to buy a Norwegian company, Aspiro. Aspiro provides whitelabel TV and music streaming services, and also provides the music streaming service WiMP, which competes with Spotify.
buyer: Schibsted Media Group(SCH:$2,524.64)
Schibsted is a leading media group in the Nordic region. The activities comprise newspapers and publishing, TV and film production, film rights, TV channels, Internet and mobile services.
target: Aspiro AB
Aspiro has unique positioning as the world’s only vendor of complete hosted TV and music streaming services to partners that want to put their own branding on these services. Aspiro has over ten years’ experience in mobile technology and retail in northern Europe.
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$25 [$17]*
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$33
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closed 8/9/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Premiere Publishing Group, Inc., acquired BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of Bold TV Corporation in its Bold Acquisition Corp. subsidiary. Bold TV is an internet based television network which just recently launched its flagship show "Who the Hell is Dan Bruder?"
buyer: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc.(PPBL:$0.00)
Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG) was a magazine publishing company. During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company discontinued all of its publishing activities. As of September 30, 2008, the Company’s operations consisted of completing a business combination with an operating company.
target: BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.
Bold TV Corporation is an Internet Based Television Network and Production Company involved in the proprietary development, scripting and production of original cutting edge programming for distribution over the Internet.
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$0.06
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closed 5/12/2010 via PR Newswire

NEP Broadcasting, acquired Premiere Entertainment Network

synopsis: NEP Broadcasting, the nation's leading broadcast services provider, is pleased to announce their purchase of Premiere Entertainment. This world-class production company, specializing in the development of live and taped broadcasts for the web, will become part of the NEP family.
buyer parent:American Securities Capital Partners
buyer: NEP Broadcasting
NEP provides management, technology and support for major broadcast networks, production companies and entertainment organizers for events such as the Super Bowl, The Academy Awards, English Premier League Football, Emmy Awards, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Olympic Games and NASCAR.
target: Premiere Entertainment Network
Premiere Entertainment Network is a world-wide broadcast production company specializing in live and taped red carpet and special event broadcasts, behind the scenes movie set broadcasts, special event coverage and product line launches for Internet exhibition.
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announced 6/12/2008 via BusinessWire

Zcom Networks, will acquire Pam TV

synopsis: Pam TV, a Washington, D.C., online provider of, TV, Radio, talk, music, and live streaming programming heard around the world, and Los Angeles-based Zcom Networks, Inc., a growing provider of telecommunication products and services and content media finalized an acquisition agreement for Zcom to acquire the majority interest in Pam TV.
buyer: Zcom Networks(GGMC:$0.00)
Zcom Networks, Inc. is a telecommunication and broadcast media company with wholly owned subsidiaries in Telecommunications and Media Broadcasting.
target: Pam TV
Pam TV offers a wide range of television, radio, talk, and music programming through a multimedia, interactive broadcast platform that brings together the internet, traditional radio and satellite television and radio.
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closed 1/28/2008 via Crain's BtoB

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired LX.TV

synopsis: NBC Universal’s Local Media Division has acquired LX.tv, a Manhattan-based broadband television network Web site that produces original video content about entertainment venues around the New York and Los Angeles areas.
buyer parent:General Electric Company
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
target: LX.TV
LX.TV is a broadband television network website featuring original lifestyle and cultural programming free and on-demand. In entertaining, short video episodes, LX.TV shows you the new and exclusive destinations in food, nightlife, art, shopping, fashion, wellness,weekend escapes and family living.
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closed 1/9/2008 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired CollegeHangover.com

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc. the most widely recognized brand in comedy, it has acquired the website CollegeHangover.com for an undisclosed sum. CollegeHangover.com, which launched in 2005, allows users to browse and contribute to galleries of user-submitted photos and videos. The site is moderated by its college student editors.
buyer: National Lampoon(US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing.
target: CollegeHangover.com
CollegeHangover.com, which launched in 2005, allows users to browse and contribute to galleries of user-submitted photos and videos. The site is moderated by its college student editors, who also post their own original photos and videos.
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closed 6/4/2007 via PR Newswire

KickRadio, acquired Media Broadcast Network

synopsis: All conditions for KickRadio.com to acquire the key assets and corporate identity of Broadcast Media Network have been fulfilled; this transaction was completed on May 31, 2007.
buyer: KickRadio
Kickradio (http://kickradio.com) offers an internationally syndicated radio show that is heard in over 120 countries worldwide over the internet, on traditional broadcast radio stations and has podcast subscribers in over 65 countries.
target: Media Broadcast Network
Media Broadcast Network is strongly positioned in the rapidly accelerating digital age and distributing entertainment content over the internet on a global scale.
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closed 3/27/2007 via BusinessWire

HandHeld Entertainment, acquired UnOriginal.co.uk

synopsis: HandHeld Entertainment, Inc. a global digital-media-to-go company, has acquired UnOriginal.co.uk™ for $500,000. UnOriginal.co.uk is the third company HandHeld Entertainment has acquired in Europe, following the acquisition of Putfile.com™ in February 2007 and YourDailyMedia.com™ in December 2006.
buyer: HandHeld Entertainment(ZVUE:$0.00)
HandHeld Entertainment is a digital-media-to-go company with a family of mass-market portable media players priced at mass-market prices as well as its own online video content store.
target: UnOriginal.co.uk
UnOriginal.co.uk is an editor-directed Web site focused on user-generated media that is highly optimized for searches and consistently garners top 10 organic search results on Google for the term “funny videos.” UnOriginal.co.uk provides user-submitted and user-generated videos, pictures and games.
price ($mm)
$0.25
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announced 3/21/2007 via BusinessWire

DigiCurve, Inc., will acquire Global Satellite Broadcasting Corporation

synopsis: DigiCurve, Inc., a multimedia producer and provider of online content, announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase the assets of Global Satellite Broadcasting Corporation of Thailand in an all-stock transaction.
buyer: DigiCurve, Inc.
DigiCurve, Inc. is a multimedia producer and provider of online content.
target: Global Satellite Broadcasting Corporation
GSBC is a developer and provider of digital media content technologies and delivery systems. The Company’s proven flagship product M-cast allows for the targeted scheduling and delivery of digital media across a multitude of media formats and hardware.
price ($mm)
$3.04
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closed 1/23/2007 via PR Newswire

ROO Group, Inc., acquired MyVideoDaily

synopsis: ROO Group, Inc., a global leader in online video solutions for content providers, advertisers and Websites, has acquired MyVideoDaily, a Web destination and software publishing company operating 18 domains and distributing multiple video software titles.
buyer: ROO Group, Inc.(RGRP:$0.00)
ROO Group Inc. through its 100% subsidiary ROO Media Corporation, is the online video solutions company focused on meeting the specific needs of large enterprise companies globally.
target: MyVideoDaily
My Video Daily is your daily video dose of all that is happening in the world of News, Music, Entertainment, Movies, Games and more. My Video Daily is dedicated to bringing you the best video content available online in a simple and convenient search friendly interface.
price ($mm)
$0.35
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closed 12/18/2006 via BusinessWire

HandHeld Entertainment, acquired YourDailyMedia.com

synopsis: HandHeld Entertainment™ has acquired YourDailyMedia.com™ for $1.06 million ($200,000 in cash payable in January 2007, $60,000 in cash payable during the next 12 months and a five-year $800,000 note which can be converted into 186,306 shares of HandHeld Entertainment’s common stock).
buyer: HandHeld Entertainment(ZVUE:$0.00)
HandHeld Entertainment is a digital-media-to-go company with a family of mass-market portable media players priced at mass-market prices as well as its own online video content store.
target: YourDailyMedia.com
YourDailyMedia.com contains a growing library of more than 4,500 “edgy” user-generated and user-submitted videos and thousands of other media selections, including photos, games, jokes and more. YourDailyMedia.com attracts more than 1.8 million unique visitors per month.
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$1.06
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closed 11/14/2006 via BusinessWire

HandHeld Entertainment, acquired Dorks.com

synopsis: HandHeld Entertainment announced the acquisition of Dorks.com for $1.5 million ($500,000 in cash and a five year $1 million note convertible to common stock).
buyer: HandHeld Entertainment(ZVUE:$0.00)
HandHeld Entertainment is a digital-media-to-go company with a family of mass-market portable media players priced at mass-market prices as well as its own online video content store.
target: Dorks.com
Dorks.com has become one of the leading destinations on the Web for the hilarious videos loved by viewers of all ages.
price ($mm)
$1.50
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closed 9/1/2006 via

MTV Networks, acquired Atom Entertainment, Inc

synopsis: MTV Networks a division of Viacom, Inc. announced a definitive agreement to acquire Atom Entertainment, Inc., a portfolio of four leading online destinations for casual games, short films and video, for $200 million.
buyer parent:Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services.
target: Atom Entertainment, Inc
A marketer and distributor of broadband entertainment, Atom Entertainment (formerly AtomShockwave, Corp.) was formed by the 2001 merger of Internet pioneers Shockwave.com and AtomFilms.
price ($mm)
$200
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closed 6/7/2006 via PR Newswire

180solutions, Inc. merged with 180solutions, Inc.,

synopsis: Hotbar and 180solutions today announced an agreement to merge, effective immediately. The merged company will be known as Zango. The new Zango will continue to offer consumers an ever-increasing collection of free, sought-after online videos, games, music, tools and utilities through the Hotbar and Zango products.
buyer: 180solutions, Inc.
Hotbar's products are the revolutionary browser and email toolbars that combine both beauty and efficiency. Hotbar's Smart Search toolbar, a browser add-on that brings contextually relevant content to surfers, was invented by categorizing over 6.5 million sites into over 2,000 major categories.
target: 180solutions, Inc.
A pioneer of what we call the Content Economy, Zango, an online media company, fulfills millions of consumers' growing demand for free, sought-after online videos, games, music, tools and utilities giving them greater choice and control over when, where, and how they access them.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
announced 4/21/2011 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., will acquire Pipi.cn

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., a leading Internet television company in China, announced that Ku6 and the shareholders of Hangzhou Soushi Networking Co., Ltd. ("Pipi"), a leading P2P based internet video platform in China, have agreed to the sale of Pipi to Ku6, in an all stock transaction under which all of the equity interests in Pipi will be sold to Ku6.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd.(KUTV:$0.00)
Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: KUTV) is a leading Internet television company in China. Through its two premier online brands and online video websites, www.ku6.com and www.juchang.com, Ku6 provides video information services and entertainment in China.
target: Pipi.cn
Pipi.cn is one of the leading P2P based internet video platforms in China. Through its website pipi.cn and its client-side software PIPI Player, it provides both live broadcasting and on-demand viewing of a variety of content such as movies, TV serial dramas, sports broadcasts, games, and more.
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closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd.(KUTV:$0.00)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
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announced 8/17/2010 via BNC Analysis

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, will purchase Recorded Music & Wireless Services from Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (Shanda) and Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (Hurray!), a leader in wireless music distribution, and other wireless value-added services in China, announced that Shanda has acquired Hurray!'s recorded music and wireless value-added services businesses.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
seller: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
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closed 1/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., acquired Ku6 Holding Limited

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., a leading company in artist development, music production and wireless music distribution in China, announced the successful completion of the merger with Ku6 Holding Limited. Ku6.com is a web2.0-based online video website and has quickly become one of the leading online video portals in China.
buyer parent:Shanda Interactive Entertainment
buyer: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.(KUTV:$0.00)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
target: Ku6 Holding Limited
Ku6.com is a web2.0-based online video website and has quickly become one of the leading online video portals in China. Ku6 was the first video portal to receive a License for Internet Broadcasting Audio-Visual Programs issued by the State Administration for Radio, Film and Television ("SARFT").
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closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited has announced that after giving effect to the acquisition of shares in the tender offer, Shanda will hold, through Shanda Music, Ltd., approximately 51% of Hurray! Holding Co.'s total outstanding Shares calculated on a fully-diluted basis.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
target: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Enlight Media

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. a leader in artist development, music production, wireless music distribution, and other wireless value-added services in China, signed a definitive agreement to merge with Enlight Media Ltd. a leading private entertainment content production and distribution company in China, in an all stock transaction.
buyer: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd.(KUTV:$0.00)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
target: Enlight Media
Enlight Media is now the biggest non-governmental TV program production company in China. It has turned out several influential entertainment and sports TV programs, which are broadcasted daily on some 230 TV stations across China, with more than 1 billion viewers.
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announced 10/8/2007 via PR Newswire

TMW Systems, Inc., will acquire Hurray! Times Communication Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., a leader wireless value-added services in China, announced the signing of definitive agreements to transfer its software and system integration business unit, Hurray! Times Communication Co., Ltd. for US$ 4.8 million in cash to TWM Holding Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Taiwan Mobile.
buyer parent:Taiwan Mobile Co., Ltd
buyer: TMW Systems, Inc.
TWM Holding Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Taiwan Mobile which is a leading telecom service provider in Taiwan.
target parent: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd.
target: Hurray! Times Communication Co., Ltd.
Hurray! Times Communication (Beijing) Co., Ltd. is the software and system integration business unit of Hurrah! Holdings Co., Ltd.
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announced 3/12/2007 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., a leader in wireless music distribution and other wireless value-added services in China, announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire a major interest in Beijing Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center a music production and offline music distribution record label in China.
buyer: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd.(KUTV:$0.00)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
target: Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center
Beijing Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center is an all-around cultural diffusion company in China in artist development, interpretation organization, music production and offline music distribution in China.
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announced 12/30/2005 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., a leader in advanced wireless value-added services, digital music production and distribution, and mobile telecommunication network software in the People's Republic of China, today announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire 100% of the equity interest in Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
buyer: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd.(KUTV:$0.00)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
target: Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd., a leading developer and publisher of wireless Java games in China. Magma has built up an experienced wireless game development team, which has successfully published approximately 200 original in-house games.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
announced 4/9/2012 via Forbes

Zhejiang Daily Media Holding Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Zhejiang Daily Media Group Co., Ltd. agreed to acquire Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. for approximately $56 million. Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd. operates a network personal computer game platform in China.
buyer: Zhejiang Daily Media Holding Group Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Daily Media Group is a state-controlled media company based in Hangzhou, China. They publish a daily newspaper, "Zhejiang Daily."
target parent: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
target: Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd. operates a network personal computer game platform in China. It allows users to find and connect with other players of the same personal computer game through the Internet. The company is based in Shanghai, China.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 4/9/2012 via

Zhejiang Daily Media Holding Group Co., Ltd., cancelled an acquisition of Hangzhou Bianfeng Network Technology

synopsis: Zhejiang Daily Media Group, a Hangzhou-based state-controlled media company acquires Hangzhou Bianfeng Network Technology, a casual game company for approximately $500 million. Bianfeng operates www.gameabc.com, a portal that provides users with a variety of casual games, including card games, board games, mahjong, and simple arcade games.
buyer: Zhejiang Daily Media Holding Group Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Daily Media Group is a state-controlled media company based in Hangzhou, China. They publish a daily newspaper, "Zhejiang Daily."
target parent: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
target: Hangzhou Bianfeng Network Technology
Hangzhou Bianfeng Network Technology is a leading developer and operator of chess and board games in China. Bianfeng's www.gameabc.com portal provides users with a variety of casual games, including card games, board games, mahjong, and simple arcade games.
price ($mm)
$500
rev ($mm)
$63
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/14/2012 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, has completed its merger with Premium Lead Company Limited and New Era Investment Holding Ltd.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
target: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$697*
rev ($mm)
$1,041
EBITDA ($mm)
$199
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
announced 9/9/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Shanda Games Limited, will acquire Eyedentity Games

synopsis: Shanda Games Limited, a leading online game developer, operator and publisher in China, has reached an agreement to acquire Eyedentity Games, a leading online game development studio in Korea, as part of the Company's overall growth strategy in the global market.
buyer parent:Shanda Interactive Entertainment
buyer: Shanda Games Limited(GAME:$698.00)
Shanda Games Limited is a leading online game developer, operator and publisher in China, with a mission of becoming a leading global online game media platform.
target: Eyedentity Games
Eyedentity Games' proprietary game technology, the "Eternity Engine," features low system requirements while allowing for fast action, appealing visuals and thousands of massive gamers to enter the game world simultaneously.
price ($mm)
$95
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd.(KUTV:$0.00)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/17/2010 via BNC Analysis

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, will purchase Recorded Music & Wireless Services from Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (Shanda) and Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (Hurray!), a leader in wireless music distribution, and other wireless value-added services in China, announced that Shanda has acquired Hurray!'s recorded music and wireless value-added services businesses.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
seller: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2010 via Reuters

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Mochi Media

synopsis: China's second-largest online game company Shanda Games made its first U.S. acquisition, buying online game firm Mochi Media for $80 million, to advance its global ambition and consolidate its position in an increasingly competitive Chinese market.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
target: Mochi Media
Mochi Media is the world's largest browser-based games network, with more than 140 million monthly active users and 15,000 games on nearly 40,000 publisher websites.
price ($mm)
$72
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., acquired Ku6 Holding Limited

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., a leading company in artist development, music production and wireless music distribution in China, announced the successful completion of the merger with Ku6 Holding Limited. Ku6.com is a web2.0-based online video website and has quickly become one of the leading online video portals in China.
buyer parent:Shanda Interactive Entertainment
buyer: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.(KUTV:$0.00)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
target: Ku6 Holding Limited
Ku6.com is a web2.0-based online video website and has quickly become one of the leading online video portals in China. Ku6 was the first video portal to receive a License for Internet Broadcasting Audio-Visual Programs issued by the State Administration for Radio, Film and Television ("SARFT").
price ($mm)
$3.48
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited has announced that after giving effect to the acquisition of shares in the tender offer, Shanda will hold, through Shanda Music, Ltd., approximately 51% of Hurray! Holding Co.'s total outstanding Shares calculated on a fully-diluted basis.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
target: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$52
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2007 via

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Aurora Technology

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, or Shanda, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, has signed an agreement to acquire Chengdu Aurora Technology Development Co. Ltd, or Aurora Technology, a leading developer and operator of massively multiplayer online role playing games, or MMORPG, in China.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
target: Aurora Technology
Established in July 2004, Aurora Technology is recognized as one of the top brands in the domestic MMORPG market, with experienced team members and strong operational capabilities. The company's flagship game, Feng Yun Online, is a 3D MMORPG inspired by Chinese folk stories.
price ($mm)
$0.92
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Gametea

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, a leading interactive entertainment media company, today announced that it has completed the cash purchase of 100% equity interest in Gametea, a leading online casual games platform that develops and operates chess and board games in China.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
target: Gametea
Gametea currently offers its 10 million registered users over 80 online board and poker games. It has an active user base of over 1 million and its game portal reaches a concurrent user base of close to 90,000 during recent peak periods.
price ($mm)
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 2/14/2012 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, has completed its merger with Premium Lead Company Limited and New Era Investment Holding Ltd.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
target: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited(SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$697*
rev ($mm)
$1,041
EBITDA ($mm)
$199
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
cancelled 5/9/2011 via Market Watch

The Gores Group, LLC, cancelled an acquisition of CKx, Inc.

synopsis: CKX, Inc. has cancelled the agreement to be acquired by The Gores Group and has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager.
buyer: The Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base.
target: CKx, Inc.
CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The company has focused on acquiring globally recognized entertainment content and related assets, such as the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$274
EBITDA ($mm)
$60
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation.
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent:Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide.
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Starwin Media Holdings, Inc., acquired Strategic Media International Limited

synopsis: Starwin Media Holdings Inc. announced today that Starwin Media has acquired 70% of Strategic Media International Limited, a Hong Kong corporation - parent company of three corporations that are currently publicly traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the other publicly traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
buyer: Starwin Media Holdings, Inc.
STARWIN brings over one hundred years of aggregate television, film and related media production experience. In addition to management and production talent, the Company has compiled an internationally respected advisory board.
target: Strategic Media International Limited
One of the largest privately owned media corporations in the Asia Pacific region, which owns movie-distribution networks, production companies, video & audio distributions, major advertising companies, major newspapers in Hong Kong, and a 350-acre movie city for movie and television productions.
price ($mm)
$25*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/21/2005 via PR Newswire

CYBIRD Co., Ltd., will acquire Airborne Entertainment

synopsis: CYBIRD Co., Ltd., one of Japan's preeminent mobile media companies and a pioneer in mobile content services, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Airborne Entertainment Inc., one of North America's leading mobile entertainment companies, in a transaction valued at approximately $90 million.
buyer: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
CYBIRD is a leading mobile content and service provider in Japan. Founded in September 1998. CYBIRD provides fully integrated content solutions and systems for Internet-enabled mobile phones, covering consultation, planning, content development, operation, and maintenance.
target: Airborne Entertainment
Airborne Entertainment is a leading publisher of entertainment content for mobile phones. The company creates, packages, and distributes games, lifestyle applications, messaging services, ringtones and graphics in conjunction with the world's most recognizable media and consumer brands. Airborne's
price ($mm)
$71
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2007 via Financial News Online

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired The Chart Show Group

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a US-based buyout firm for the media and information industries, has acquired UK based digital satellite broadcaster The Chart Show Group.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe.
target: The Chart Show Group
The Chart Show Group is a UK based satellite broadcaster. They operate 10 channels – six music, two movie and two children’s channels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 3/31/2005 via BusinessWire

LIN TV Corp., purchased WNDY, WWHO from Viacom Inc.

synopsis: LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of WNDY, the UPN affiliate serving Indianapolis, Indiana, and WWHO, the UPN affiliate serving Columbus, Ohio from Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) for $85 million in cash.
buyer: LIN TV Corp.(LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions.
seller: Viacom Inc.(VIAB:$13,887.00)
Viacom is the No. 1 vehicle in the world for advertisers, with preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, radio, outdoor advertising, and online. The company is a leader in the creation, promotion, and distribution of entertainment, news, sports, and music.
price ($mm)
$85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2013 via Company Press Release

Global Eagle, acquired Advanced Inflight Alliance AG

synopsis: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA). The company provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
buyer: Global Eagle(ENT:$0.00)
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination involving Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. and one or more businesses.
target parent: PAR Capital Management
target: Advanced Inflight Alliance AG
Advanced Inflight Alliance AG provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
price($mm)[EV]
$142 [$132]*
rev ($mm)
$169
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 1/20/2014 via PR Newswire

Mandalay Sports Media, acquired Roadside Entertainment

synopsis: Mandalay Sports Media (MSM), a diversified sports content and media company, announced that it has acquired Roadside Entertainment, a leading sports and entertainment production company based in New York City and founded by veteran producers Ron Yassen and John Hirsch.
buyer parent:Mandalay Entertainment
buyer: Mandalay Sports Media
Mandalay Sports Media is a sports-focused content and media company that creates high quality and high volume programming in all formats for traditional and emerging media platforms.
target: Roadside Entertainment
Roadside produces a diverse range of programming for television, digital platforms and in branded entertainment, in both long and short form formats. The company also creates branded entertainment and commercial projects for blue-chip clients.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Wargaming.net, purchased Master of Orion and Total Annihilation from Atari, SA

synopsis: Wargaming acquired Master of Orion and Total Annihilation from Atari. Master of Orion is a 4X sci-fi strategy series that began in 1993. Total Annihilation is a popular real-time strategy video game from 1997.
buyer: Wargaming.net
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to mid-20th century warfare that includes the company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks.
seller: Atari, SA(ATA:$419.00)
Atari is a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company. Atari's Master of Orion is a 4X sci-fi strategy series that began in 1993. Total Annihilation is a popular real-time strategy video game from 1997.
price ($mm)
$0.96
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Rebellion Interactive Ltd., will purchase Moonbase Commander from Atari, SA

synopsis: Rebellion Interactive has agreed to acquire the Moonbase Commander franchise from Atari, a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company. MoonBase Commander® is a strategy computer game that puts players in charge of their own lunar territory in a quest to build the most powerful empire on the moon.
buyer: Rebellion Interactive Ltd.
Rebellion Interactive Ltd is one of Europe's leading game developers. They are the studio behind hit games such as Sniper Elite, Sniper Elite V2, Aliens vs. Predator, Rogue Trooper, and Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron.
seller: Atari, SA(ATA:$419.00)
Atari is a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company. Atari's MoonBase Commander® is a strategy computer game that puts players in charge of their own lunar territory in a quest to build the most powerful empire on the moon.
price ($mm)
$0.10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/15/2013 via Company Press Release

The Concerto Group, acquired JD Parties Ltd.

synopsis: The Concerto Group acquired JD Parties Ltd. JD Parties, an established regional player, has more than 20 years’ experience of running Christmas parties and events at key venues including Tatton Park near Manchester, Knowsley Park near Liverpool and the ICC in Birmingham.
buyer: The Concerto Group
The Concerto Group is one of the UK's leading event services companies. A £30 million + business with seven offices and over 120 full time staff, the Group comprises 16 brands that provide event management, venues, catering and event services.
target: JD Parties Ltd.
JD Parties, an established regional player, has more than 20 years’ experience of running Christmas parties and events at key venues including Tatton Park near Manchester, Knowsley Park near Liverpool and the ICC in Birmingham.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Viacom Inc., will acquire MTV Italia S.r.l.

synopsis: Telecom Italia Media announced an agreement to sell its 51 percent stake in MTV Italia to Viacom International Media Networks, giving the US company full control of the Italian music channel.
buyer: Viacom Inc.(VIAB:$13,887.00)
Viacom connects with diverse audiences everywhere they are. As a leading global entertainment content company, they know what their viewers want and proudly deliver it across the globe through television, motion pictures and a wide range of digital media.
target parent: Telecom Italia
target: MTV Italia S.r.l.
MTV Italia S.r.l. is an Italian music channel. MTV Italia also provides online entertainment and pop culture content, including music, music videos and performances.
price ($mm)
$18*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired HUKA Entertainment

synopsis: SFX Entertainment has acquired Huka Entertainment. Founded in 2004, New Orleans-based Huka Entertainment is an industry leader in custom event planning and execution.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc.(SFXE:$170.46)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America.
target: HUKA Entertainment
Huka Productions LLC engages in the planning and execution of custom events in the Gulf Coast. The company produces music travel events; and provides event management services.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/17/2012 via Company Press Release

Blue Ant Media, will purchase bold from Canadian Broadcast Corporation

synopsis: Blue Ant Media announced that the company has entered into an agreement to purchase digital specialty channel bold from the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (“CBC”). Acquiring bold will give Blue Ant another platform to engage audiences with unique entertainment content.
buyer: Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is an integrated Canadian media company that creates and distributes great content in lifestyle, travel, documentary, music and entertainment categories. It owns specialty channels Travel+Escape, Bite TV and AUX TV along with four premium, commercial-free, high definition channels.
seller: Canadian Broadcast Corporation
Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/23/2012 via Market Watch

Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc, will acquire Classic Media Inc

synopsis: DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Classic Media, owner of one of the most extensive portfolios featuring many of the best-known and most-enduring franchises in all of family entertainment for $155 million in cash.
buyer parent:Viacom Inc.
buyer: Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc(DWA:$749.84)
Dreamworks SKG is a leading producer of live-action motion pictures, animated feature films, network, and cable television programming, home video and DVD entertainment and consumer products. Steven Spielberg, Jeffery Katzenberg and David Geffen launched DreamWorks SKG in October 1994.
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Classic Media Inc
Classic Media is a leader in reinventing the entertainment classics of yesterday and creating the classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop culture entertainment brands.
price ($mm)
$155
rev ($mm)
$82
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/15/2010 via Company Description

UBC Media Group plc, acquired Above The Title Production Limited

synopsis: Above The Title (ATT) announces that it has been acquired by UBC Media Group Plc. ATT will continue to be led by Simon Clegg, chief executive, and Adam Bromley, creative director, who will work with the same creative team. Contact details remain unchanged.
buyer: UBC Media Group plc
UBC Media Group is the market leader in the supply of audio content and broadcast data software to the radio industry in the UK.
target: Above The Title Production Limited
Above The Title Productions Limited produces drama, comedy, factual, and entertainment programming for broadcast partners. It produces programmes for radio and television broadcasters, as well as audio podcasts and other programming for corporate clients.
price ($mm)
$0.13
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2011 via Company Press Release

Comcast Corporation, acquired NBC Universal

synopsis: Comcast Corporation and General Electric have closed their transaction to create a joint venture, NBCUniversal, LLC. NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a motion picture company, significant television production operations, a television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.
buyer: Comcast Corporation(CMCSA:$64,657.00)
Comcast Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a cable operator in the United States. It offers various consumer entertainment and communication products and services.
target parent: General Electric Company
target: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
price($mm)[EV]
$13,750 [$22,850]*
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/13/2009 via

Sun Capital Partners, acquired Lang Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm, announced that one of its affiliates has acquired a controlling interest in Lang Holdings, Inc., a leading supplier of art, design and sports driven calendars, back-to-school products, greeting cards and stationary.
buyer: Sun Capital Partners
Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience.
target parent: Catterton Partners
target: Lang Holdings, Inc.
Lang Holdings is a leading supplier of art, design and sports driven calendars (second largest participant in the U.S. calendar industry), back-to-school products, greeting cards and stationary.
price($mm)[EV]
$0.00 [$25]
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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Ku6 Media Co., Ltd.
Ku6 Media Co., Ltd.
Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: KUTV) is a leading Internet television company in China. Through its two premier online brands and online video websites, www.ku6.com and www.juchang.com, Ku6 provides video information services and entertainment in China.
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2009
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$34.64
EBITDA ($mm)
($21.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($23.10)
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444
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Ticker: RGRP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group Inc. through its 100% subsidiary ROO Media Corporation, is the online video solutions company focused on meeting the specific needs of large enterprise companies globally.
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2006
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$9.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.07
EBIT ($mm)
($6.15)
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100
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#Waywire
#Waywire
#Waywire is a social artery for video news. #waywire is focused on providing a network that will serve to fundamentally alter the tone and content of public dialogue around some of society’s most pressing issues. The network will provide original, syndicated and community created video content.
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2012
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Dailymotion
Dailymotion offers the best content from users, independent content creators and premium partners in the media and entertainment industries. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides HD video in a fast, easy-to-use online service.
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2012
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120
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DigiCurve, Inc.
DigiCurve, Inc. is a multimedia producer and provider of online content.
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Global Satellite Broadcasting Corporation
GSBC is a developer and provider of digital media content technologies and delivery systems. The Company’s proven flagship product M-cast allows for the targeted scheduling and delivery of digital media across a multitude of media formats and hardware.
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IFILM Corp.
IFILM is one of the leading video-entertainment destinations on the Web, with the largest collection of viral and user generated video along with channels of the best short films, TV clips, and music videos and action sports.
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Jack 9 Entertainment Inc.
Jack9.com is the only IPTV Network featuring exclusively produced, original content for our viewing audience. Over 3 million unique visitors per month stop by to enjoy Jack9.com's video entertainment. Jack9.com has quietly become one of the fastest-growing web sites on the internet.
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SAY Media, Inc.
SAY Media, Inc.
SAY Media is a global media company that helps passionate, independent content creators publish, build an audience, and earn a living. The company delivers publishing technology and media services to influential creators and passion-based communities across key consumer interest areas.
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Yadio, Inc.
Yadio, Inc.
Yadio provides our member and subscribers with an entertainment and communications platform in the distribution of online TV, radio, video and audio. Yadio simplifies awareness and selection of programming in the extensive multi-channel universe.
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Zango
Zango
A pioneer of what we call the Content Economy, Zango, an online media company, fulfills millions of consumers' growing demand for free, sought-after online videos, games, music, tools and utilities giving them greater choice and control over when, where, and how they access them.
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2009
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160
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Ticker: ZUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia Limited is a publicly traded multi-media company devoted exclusively to the needs and interests of Canada’s 14.5 million 45plus. ZoomerMedia offers advertisers customized and creative multi-platform campaigns to reach this coveted demographic.
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2011
rev ($mm)
$37.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
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$0.82
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Grupa o2 sp. z o.o.
Grupa o2 sp. z o.o. owns and operates internet portals. The company is based in Warsaw, Poland. O2 Group SA has the largest number of internet users in Poland. The main source of revenue is the sale of advertising on websites belonging to the group, partner websites and social media.
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Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users.
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2012
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150
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Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG manages an extensive portfolio of over 70 print titles and more than 60 digital offerings in many expanding markets.
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The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products.
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2013
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$45,041.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$11,742.00
EBIT ($mm)
$9,550.00
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$6,136.00
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Ticker: SNDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
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2010
rev ($mm)
$5,572.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$850.83
Net Income ($mm)
$614.15
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8431
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Ticker: US:CWGVF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global, an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in television, out-of-home advertising, web sites and radio stations and networks.
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2009
rev ($mm)
$2,712.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$435.16
EBIT ($mm)
$334.69
Net Income ($mm)
$2,032.76
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11072
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Ticker: EMXC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eMax Worldwide, Inc.
eMax Worldwide, Inc. is a holding company acquiring and growing family and morally valued multimedia, entertainment, communication, broadcasting, high-end technologies, real estate , energy and finance industries through two corporations through two corporations: eMax Media and New Unified Corp.
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CineMaya Media Group, Inc.
CinéMaya Media Group is a leading provider of high quality international South Asian media, entertainment, and marketing services.
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MadVision Entertainment
MadVision Media is a multimedia company whose mission is to acquire and create content that can be branded and exploited across multiple media platforms. Deeply rooted in the urban cultural experience, this content will inspire, entertain and empower.
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Village Roadshow Ltd.
Village Roadshow Limited operates as an entertainment and media company. The company operates theme parks and resorts; engages in the distribution of films, videos, and DVDs to various cinemas and retailers; and involves in film production and music.
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SWNS
SWNS
SWNS, formerly South West News Service, is the UK's largest independent press agency. The agency has been around for more than 40 years, providing the UK and international media with groundbreaking, agenda setting news, stories, and pictures on a manner of subjects.
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Global Media Networks Inc.
Global Media Networks is looking to become a media and entertainment company whose businesses will include online ticketing, interactive services, television networks, and digital initiatives that include digital rights management, next generation content distribution, and interactive entertainment.
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Ticker: VIAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Viacom Inc.
Viacom Inc.
Viacom connects with diverse audiences everywhere they are. As a leading global entertainment content company, they know what their viewers want and proudly deliver it across the globe through television, motion pictures and a wide range of digital media.
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2012
rev ($mm)
$13,887.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,135.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,901.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,981.00
Employees
9880
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Multimedia Distribution & Marketing Sdn Bhd
Multimedia Distribution & Marketing Sdn Bhd offers advertising services. It also operates radio stations. The company also engages in television and video programme production and distribution. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Malaysia.
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Western New York Public Broadcasting Association
Western New York Public Broadcasting Association
Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (WNYPBA) is a public broadcasting organization. The organization owns and operates television, music, and news stations and offers programming services to Southern Ontario and Western New York.
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LiveWave Media Plc
Livewave Media Plc advertises sports club brands and personalities primarily through digital versatile disc (DVD) sales, merchandising, broadband, other Internet delivery and mobile telephony.
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World Sports Media Group, Inc.
World Sports Media Group, Inc. is a sports entertainment media company.
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Ticker: LYV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network.
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2013
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$6,302.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$457.07
EBIT ($mm)
$108.63
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