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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
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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.
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closed 7/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Midwest Communications, Inc., purchased 7 Stations in Sioux Falls, SD from Backyard Broadcasting

synopsis: Midwest Communications has struck a deal that will take it into the Sioux Falls, SD market. The company is buying a seven-station cluster from Backyard Broadcasting. The Sioux Falls stations include AC Lite 92.5 KELO-FM, KTWB 101.9, Crow Rock 103.7 KRRO, Q-95.7 KSQB-FM, oldies Kool 107.9 KXQL and “Sports Radio 1230” KWSN.
buyer: Midwest Communications, Inc.
Midwest Communications consists of Midwest Communications, Inc. and WRIG, Inc., which collectively own forty-seven (47) radio stations.
seller: Backyard Broadcasting
Backyard Broadcasting is committed to the communities it serves with facilities located in New York, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Indiana and corporate offices in Jacksonville, Florida.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 1/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

IBN18 Broadcast Ltd, acquired Eenadu TV

synopsis: TV18 Broadcast will acquire the television business of regional broadcaster Eenadu TV (ETV) for Rs 21 billion. ETV is one of the largest TV networks in India offering 12 regional language news and entertainment channels.
buyer parent:Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd.
buyer: IBN18 Broadcast Ltd
IBN18 Broadcast Limited engages in the production and telecast of news and current affairs, and entertainment programs primarily in India. It owns and operates CNN IBN, an English news channel; and IBN7, a Hindi news channel; and 50% interest in IBN Lokmat, a Marathi news channel.
target: Eenadu TV
Eenadu TV (ETV) is one of the largest TV networks in India offering 12 regional language news and entertainment channels. The network is owned by Ramoji Rao and based at Hyderabad.
price ($mm)
$399
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closed 12/16/2010 via BNC Analysis

Salem Communications Corporation, purchased WWRC-AM from Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Red Zebra Broadcasting is passing off one of its Washington DC stations, and Salem Communications is the receiver. The acquisition of WWRC-AM will give the national religious group its third signal in the market.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation(SALM:$234.79)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
seller: Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC
Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC owns and operates radio stations in Washington and Virginia.
price ($mm)
$3.10
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closed 11/25/2010 via Reuters

Fuji Media Holdings, Inc., acquired Fuji Satellite Broadcasting Inc.

synopsis: Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. entered into a share exchange agreement to acquire the remaining 55.5% stake in Fuji Satellite Broadcasting, Inc. for ¥4.8 billion. Fuji Satellite Broadcasting Inc., provides television broadcasting services.
buyer: Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. is a certified broadcast holding company and has a television broadcasting business.
target: Fuji Satellite Broadcasting Inc.
Fuji Satellite Broadcasting Inc., also known as BS Fuji, Inc., provides television broadcasting services. The company is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$63*
rev ($mm)
$83
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
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closed 5/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide, a global leader in video and entertainment guidance technology and services. Combining Gemstar-TV and Macrovision technologies positions the company as a key enabler of the digital home entertainment experience.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation(ROVI:$538.07)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible.
target parent: News Corporation
target: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and home entertainment needs of consumers worldwide.
price($mm)[EV]
$2,758 [$2,224]
rev ($mm)
$617
EBITDA ($mm)
$141
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
16.1x
closed 8/15/2007 via Company Press Release

CanWest Global Communications Corp., Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, acquired Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.

synopsis: CanWest Global Communications Corp. and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners) announced that AA Acquisition Corp., a subsidiary of CanWest, has completed its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. for $53.00 cash per share.
buyer: Goldman Sachs Capital Partners
buyer: CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global, an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in television, out-of-home advertising, web sites and radio stations and networks.
target: Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.
Alliance Atlantis owns 13 well-branded specialty channels boasting targeted, high-quality programming. The company also co-produces and distributes the hit CSI franchise and indirectly holds a 51% limited partnership interest in Motion Picture Distribution LP.
price ($mm)
$2,317
rev ($mm)
$1,057
EBITDA ($mm)
$193
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.3x
closed 7/12/2006 via BNC Analysis

Lions Gate Entertainment, acquired Debmar-Mercury LLC

synopsis: Lionsgate, the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, has acquired top television distributor Debmar-Mercury LLC. Helmed by principals Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, the company will continue to operate under the Debmar-Mercury banner as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
buyer: Lions Gate Entertainment(LGF:$1,587.58)
Lionsgate is the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content.
target: Debmar-Mercury LLC
Debmar-Mercury is a worldwide production and distribution media company specializing in network, cable, syndication, VOD/Pay-Per-View and Pay TV. The company was formed by the recent merger of Debmar Studios and Mercury Entertainment.
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closed 6/26/2006 via PR Newswire

Media General, Inc., purchased four NBC owned and operated television stations from NBC Universal

synopsis: Media General, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of four NBC stations in a cash transaction valued at approximately $600 million. The stations and their Designated Market Areas (DMAs) are: WNCN in Raleigh, N.C., #29; WCMH in Columbus, Ohio, #32; WVTM in Birmingham, Ala., #40; and WJAR in Providence, R.I., #51.
buyer: Media General, Inc.(MEG:$269.91)
Media General is a multimedia company operating leading newspapers, television stations and online enterprises primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company's interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with its newspapers and television stations.
seller parent: General Electric Company
seller: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
price ($mm)
$600
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closed 12/7/2005 via BusinessWire

Salem Communications Corporation, purchased KHLP (1420 AM) from Journal Broadcast Group, Inc.

synopsis: Salem Communications Corporation, the leading radio broadcaster focused on Christian and family themed programming, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of KHLP (1420 AM) in Omaha, Neb., and has launched the station as News Talk 1420 KOTK.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation(SALM:$234.79)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
seller parent: Journal Communications Inc.
seller: Journal Broadcast Group, Inc.
The mission of the Journal Broadcast Group is to be America’s best local broadcast company through relevant locally targeted programming creating effective marketing solutions for our advertisers, resulting in dynamic and sustained growth for our employee owners.
price ($mm)
$0.90
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closed 6/2/2006 via PR Newswire

AccessMedia Networks, Inc. merged with IMSI,

synopsis: IMSI, a leading developer and publisher of software, today announced it has closed its acquisition of AccessMedia Networks, Inc., an Internet entertainment network with proven virtual set top box technology for delivering real-time and interactive media over the Internet.
buyer: IMSI
Founded in 1982, IMSI has established a tradition of providing the professional and home user with innovative technology and easy to use, high quality software products at affordable prices.
target: AccessMedia Networks, Inc.
AccessMedia's Internet-based multi-channel strategy allows the delivery of content and entertainment that viewers increasingly demand what, where and when they want.
price ($mm)
$55
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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
closed 5/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired NerdTV

synopsis: Red Arrow Entertainment Group has acquired majority stakes in an unscripted production company, taking over UK-based indie NerdTV. NerdTV is a technology TV show. It is not aired; instead each episode is released as a MPEG-4 video file, freely downloadable and licensed under a Creative Commons license.
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH
Red Arrow combines a dynamic group of 12 TV production companies spanning 8 countries, with powerful creative partnerships, including Dick de Rijk (“You Deserve It”; “Deal or No Deal”) and Genetic Entertainment (“Home Sweet Hotel”; “Don’t Panic”), and a leading program distribution house.
target: NerdTV
NerdTV is a technology TV show from PBS. NerdTV is not aired; instead each episode is released as a MPEG-4 video file, freely downloadable and licensed under a Creative Commons license. Transcripts and audio-only versions of the released episodes are available as well. The show features Robert X.
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closed 6/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Imedi Media Holding Group, acquired Play TV

synopsis: Imedi Media Holding Group (Georgia Media Production Group) has acquired Play TV, a company that broadcasts gambling games.
buyer: Imedi Media Holding Group
Imedi Media Holding Group (Georgia Media Production Group) operates as a holding company for Imedi TV, Imedi Radio, and Technomedia. It owns and operates radio and television broadcasting stations.
target: Play TV
Play TV (Aisi TV-Company LLC) broadcasts gambling games. Play TV is the legal successor of Iberia TV.
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cancelled 12/1/2010 via

TownSquare Media, cancelled a purchase of 12 Radio Stations in WA from New Northwest Broadcasters, LLC

synopsis: Townsquare Media, LLC announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to purchase 12 radio stations currently owned by New Northwest Broadcasting, LLC in the Tri-Cities and Yakima, Washington markets.
buyer: TownSquare Media
Townsquare Media, LLC, is a local media company focused on acquiring, developing and operating radio stations and digital properties in mid-sized markets. Townsquare Media owns and operates 171 radio stations and associated digital assets in market-leading clusters in 36 U.S. cities.
seller: New Northwest Broadcasters, LLC
New Northwest Broadcasters, LLC exists to serve four main constituencies: listeners, advertisers, the communities, and employees.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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announced 8/25/2010 via Company Press Release

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., will acquire Chilevisión

synopsis: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Chilevisión, the most profitable free-to-air broadcaster in Chile and one of the industry leaders in audience and ratings, it was announced by Louise Sams, president of Turner Broadcasting System International.
buyer parent:Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
target: Chilevisión
Chilevisión is the third oldest television station in Chile and ranks 3rd in TV viewership in the country. Chilevisión mainly airs celebrity gossip shows, news, Venezuelan / Colombian telenovelas, and anime.
price($mm)[EV]
$155 [$134]
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closed 8/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

Itochu Corporation, Lotte Group, acquired LuckyPai Group Limited

synopsis: Itochu Corp has jointly acquired with South Korea’s Lotte business group a 63.2% stake in Chinese teleshopping company LuckyPai Ltd. Itochu envisages marketing a range of goods made by Japanese companies via Shanghai-based LuckyPai.
buyer: Itochu Corporation(ITOCF:$4,271,052.00)
buyer: Lotte Group
ITOCHU Corporation offers trading services but it also owns or has significant investments in 400 companies. Lotte Co., Ltd. is one of the largest food and shopping groups in Japan and South Korea, and a South Korean conglomerate.
target: LuckyPai Group Limited
Lucky Pai is a Shanghai-based home-shopping network that hawks jewelry and electronics to millions of Chinese households.
price ($mm)
$160*
rev ($mm)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/19/2009 via Company Press Release

Scripps Networks, will acquire NDTV Lifestyle

synopsis: Scripps Networks announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with New Delhi Television, Ltd. to acquire a majority interest in NDTV Lifestyle, NDTV's lifestyle programing subsidiary. NDTV Lifestyle's flagship channel is NDTV Good Times, an award winning lifestyle channel targeting India's rapidly growing middle class.
buyer parent:The E.W. Scripps Company
buyer: Scripps Networks(SNI:$2,067.16)
In addition to its popular TV networks and Web sites, Scripps Networks has launched HGTV and Food Network in high definition and is aggressively developing its emerging media platforms for broadband and video on demand.
target parent: New Delhi Television, Ltd.
target: NDTV Lifestyle
NDTV Lifestyle is the lifestyle programming subsidiary of New Delhi Television, Ltd. NDTV Lifestyle targets India's rapidly growing middle class with a wide range of lifestyle genres that include food, travel, fashion and style.
price ($mm)
$55*
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closed 12/15/2009 via Capital IQ

Scripps Networks, acquired Travel Channel Media

synopsis: Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., owner and operator of the Food Network and HGTV lifestyle television networks, has entered into a joint venture with Cox Communications Inc. by acquiring a controlling interest in the Travel Channel.
buyer parent:The E.W. Scripps Company
buyer: Scripps Networks(SNI:$2,067.16)
In addition to its popular TV networks and Web sites, Scripps Networks has launched HGTV and Food Network in high definition and is aggressively developing its emerging media platforms for broadband and video on demand.
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Travel Channel Media
Travel Channel has grown to become one of America’s best known cable television networks and reaches about 95 million U.S. television households. The television network supports a growing range of cross-platform initiatives including Internet, mobile and social media applications.
price($mm)[EV]
$181 [$877]*
rev ($mm)
$125
EBITDA ($mm)
$70
EV / rev
7.8x
EV / EBITDA
14.0x
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
announced 4/2/2014 via BusinessWire

AwesomenessTV, will acquire Big Frame

synopsis: AwesomenessTV, a leading multi-platform media company serving the global teen community, announced that it has agreed to acquire the YouTube multi-channel network Big Frame, a pioneer in digital talent and influencer management.
buyer parent:Viacom Inc.
buyer: AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV, a leading multi-platform media company serving the global teen audience and one of the most subscribed to teen destinations on YouTube, is a wholly owned subsidiary of DreamWorks Animation.
target: Big Frame
Big Frame is a leading media company in the YouTube entertainment space. Big Frame has amassed an impressive stable of top-tier influencers with more than 300 talent-run channels, which deliver more than 39 million YouTube subscribers and 3.4 billion views.
price ($mm)
$15
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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*
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announced 5/1/2013 via PR Newswire

Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc, will acquire AwesomenessTV

synopsis: DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire AwesomenessTV, one of the most subscribed-to teen networks on YouTube. This groundbreaking deal recognizes the growing value of digital content creation and consumption.
buyer parent:Viacom Inc.
buyer: Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc(DWA:$749.84)
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world.
target: AwesomenessTV
Awesomeness TV is one of the most subscribed to video destination for teens on YouTube featuring a broad cross section of series built around pop musicians, A-list athletes, TV personalities and YouTube stars.
price ($mm)
$33
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closed 11/1/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc, acquired 37 Entertainment

synopsis: DreamWorks Animation SKG acquired 37 Entertainment, a Shanghai animation house with 175 employees.
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: 37 Entertainment
37 Entertainment is now one of the leading CGI animation companies in China. 37 Entertainment provides computer graphic content for television, big screen and computer games for organizations such as THQ, UBI Soft, Tencent, Pepsico and Greenpeace.
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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 5/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

NextMovie, acquired Film.com

synopsis: NextMovie announced the acquisition of the popular movie site Film.com, a deal that expands NextMovie’s audience and broadens its reach for advertisers.
buyer parent:Viacom Inc.
buyer: NextMovie
NextMovie is a movie site that provides film editorial content, from reviews to interviews to photos.
target: Film.com
Film.com owns and operates online movie portal. The portal offers information about new movies in theaters, upcoming releases and trailers, film reviews, and ratings.
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announced 5/9/2012 via Reuters

Viacom Inc., will acquire La7

synopsis: Telecom Italia SpA, announced it will sell LA7 to Viacom. La7 is an Italian private television channel owned by Telecom Italia Media and operated by Telecom Italia. Its programs are typically oriented to information, rather than entertainment, and they look for a qualitative approach, instead of seeking higher TV ratings.
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: La7
La7 is an Italian private television channel owned by Telecom Italia Media and operated by Telecom Italia. Its programs are typically oriented to information, rather than entertainment, and they look for a qualitative approach, instead of seeking higher TV ratings.
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closed 12/23/2010 via BNC Analysis

Columbus Nova, acquired Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Viacom Inc. has announced that it has sold Harmonix Music Systems to Harmonix-SBE Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Columbus Nova, LLC. Harmonix is the leading maker of music-based games including the Rock Band music video game franchise.
buyer: Columbus Nova
Founded in 2000, Columbus Nova is a multi-strategy investment firm managing over $10.0 billion of assets through its own funds and affiliated portfolio companies.
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
Harmonix is a videogame development company. The company specializes in music-based games and is renowned for groundbreaking design innovation. Harmonix began to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music.
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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

The Access Network Company, acquired College Media Network

synopsis: The Access Network Company announced that it will take over operations of College Media Network. College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million people.
buyer: The Access Network Company
The Access Network(SM) is the premier online city guide content management software platform for premium brands, publishers, and local merchants.
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: College Media Network
College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million unique college students and alumni each month.
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closed 7/8/2010 via PR Newswire

MTV Networks, acquired Social Express, Inc.

synopsis: MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced that it has acquired Social Express, Inc., a social gaming development company, marking the company's first entry into the social gaming space. MTV Networks will develop social games based on original IP, as well as shows and characters from MTV, Nickelodeon and its other brands.
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: Social Express, Inc.
Social Express, Inc., a social gaming development company.
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closed 10/21/2009 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, purchased Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Mirage Studios

synopsis: Furthering its mission to provide premium content to its audiences, Nickelodeon--part of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. has acquired the global rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.
buyer parent:Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films.
seller: Mirage Studios
The Mirage Group is a group of companies, including Mirage Studios, Inc., located in Northampton, Massachusetts, that owned and managed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property from its creation in 1984 through 2009.
price ($mm)
$64
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closed 9/22/2008 via PR Newswire

MTV Networks, acquired Social Project, Inc.

synopsis: MTV Networks, a division of Viacom announced it has acquired Social Project, Inc., its partner in building the Flux social media platform. Previously, MTVN held a minority stake in Social Project.
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: Social Project, Inc.
Social Project, Inc. was a partner in building the Flux social media platform. Flux allows users to share and interact with content across a growing network of more than 1,000 entertainment, pop culture and music Web sites with more than 7.5 million registered users.
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closed 2/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, acquired Babunga

synopsis: Further expanding its reach in the parenting space garnered through Nickjr.com -- the number-one preschool- parenting website, the Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group announces the acquisition of Babunga.com network of parenting sites and its integration into Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect.com.
buyer parent:Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films.
target: Babunga
Babunga.com is a network of parenting sites including babynamesworld.com, 3dpregnancy.com and wikiparenting.com.
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closed 8/8/2007 via PR Newswire

Blockbuster, Inc., acquired Movielink, LLC

synopsis: In a move to further provide customers with even more convenient access to home entertainment, Blockbuster Inc. has acquired Movielink, one of the nation's leading movie download services. The acquisition gives Blockbuster access to one of the largest libraries of downloadable movies and a large array of television content.
buyer parent:Viacom Inc.
buyer: Blockbuster, Inc.(BBI:$0.00)
Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment, with more than 8,000 stores throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.
target: Movielink, LLC
Movielink is a leading movie download service, offering U.S. customers an extensive selection of new and classic hit movies, foreign films and other hard-to-find content. Movielink draws its content offerings from the vast libraries of most major film studios on a non-exclusive basis.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2007 via Financial Times

Prof-Media Management LLC, purchased MTV Russia from MTV Networks

synopsis: MTV, part of Viacom, the media company that also owns Paramount Pictures, sold its 53 per cent share in MTV Russia to Prof-Media, a local company with interests in film production, theatres and radio. Prof-Media acquired 100 per cent of the venture and will run the network under a licence agreement.
buyer: Prof-Media Management LLC
Prof-Media is one of the largest and most diversified media holdings in Russia, one of the leaders in the newspaper, magazine, radio and cinema markets. The holding is a major private investor in the Russian cinema industry.
seller parent: Viacom Inc.
seller: 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.
price ($mm)
$360
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closed 8/1/2007 via PR Newswire

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, acquired Famous Music Corporation

synopsis: Sony/ATV Music Publishing today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Famous Music LLC from Viacom, which was originally announced on May 30, 2007.
buyer parent:Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is a joint venture between Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson. Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers over 400,000 copyrights. It is not part of the Sony BMG Music Entertainment venture.
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: Famous Music Corporation
The Famous Music catalogue includes 125,000 songs and sound cues. The catalogue, founded originally to publish music from "talking pictures," also includes the widely recognizable movie themes from Braveheart, The Godfather, Forrest Gump, and the "Axel F" theme from Beverly Hills Cop.
price ($mm)
$370
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announced 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

mtvU, will acquire RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network and a division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, entered a definitive agreement to acquire RateMyProfessors.com, a rapidly growing online destination with more than 6.6 million user-generated ratings of over 900,000 college professors.
buyer parent:Viacom Inc.
buyer: mtvU
Broadcasting to 750 colleges across the country, with an enrollment of over seven million, mtvU is the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. 24/7, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S.
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com, America's largest collection of college professor ratings (6,600,000), provides an automated system for quickly researching and rating over 900,000 professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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closed 10/18/2006 via PR Newswire

MTV Networks, acquired Quizilla, LLC

synopsis: MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. has acquired Quizilla.com, an online, user-generated community of original teen authors who create and share quizzes, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, polls, and other creative content. The website was acquired from Gorilla Nation Media, LLC, on behalf of the Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group.
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 parent: Gorilla Nation Media, LLC
target: Quizilla, LLC
Quizilla.com is an online, user-generated community of original teen authors (14 years and up) who create and share quizzes, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, polls, and other creative content.
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closed 10/11/2006 via PR Newswire

The N, purchased hit sitcom One on One from CBS Corporation

synopsis: The N, the nighttime network for teens, has acquired the hit sitcom One on One from CBS Television Distribution Group. The N has acquired the entire 113 episode library of the series that launched the career of Kyla Pratt.
buyer parent:Viacom Inc.
buyer: The N
The N, the nighttime network for teens, is a programming arm of MTV Networks and is currently available in 52 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite television.
seller: CBS Corporation(CBS:$14,089.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry.
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closed 10/27/2006 via PR Newswire

MTV Networks, acquired Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.

synopsis: MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc, announced that on October 27, 2006, it closed its $175 million acquisition of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., the developer of the PlayStation 2 hit Guitar Hero and other music gaming titles. The Company announced it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Harmonix on September 22, 2006.
buyer parent:Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services.
target: Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
Harmonix is a videogame development company. The company specializes in music-based games and is renowned for groundbreaking design innovation. Harmonix began not to develop videogames, but rather to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music.
price ($mm)
$175
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announced 3/21/2014 via BusinessWire

LIN Media will be merged with Media General, Inc.,

synopsis: Media General, Inc., a leading local television broadcasting and digital media company, and LIN Media LLC, a local multimedia company, announced a definitive merger agreement that will create the second largest pure-play television broadcasting company in the U.S.
buyer: Media General, Inc.(MEG:$269.91)
Media General, Inc. is a leading local television broadcasting and digital media company, providing top-rated news, information and entertainment in strong markets across the U.S.
target: LIN Media(LIN:$652.36)
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens.
price($mm)[EV]
$1,600 [$2,568]
rev ($mm)
$652
EBITDA ($mm)
$168
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
15.3x
closed 2/4/2014 via BusinessWire

LIN Digital Media LLC, acquired Federated Media Publishing

synopsis: LIN Media LLC, a local multimedia company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of the stock of Federated Media Publishing, Inc., the industry-leading digital content and conversational marketing company.
buyer parent:LIN Media
buyer: LIN Digital Media LLC
LIN Digital creates highly customized and effective digital marketing campaigns for some of the nation’s most respected agencies and brands. LIN Digital empowers agencies, captures the attention of target audiences and delivers results.
target: Federated Media Publishing
Federated Media Publishing (FMP) powers the Independent Web. FMP believes that the majority of meaningful engagements across digital media occur via high-quality independent sites and services.
price ($mm)
$19
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closed 4/10/2013 via BusinessWire

LIN Media, acquired Dedicated Media

synopsis: LIN TV Corp. announced that it acquired a majority ownership position in Dedicated Media, a leader in multi-channel ad buying and optimization. The acquisition adds depth to LIN Media’s suite of digital marketing solutions and maximizes the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
buyer: LIN Media(LIN:$652.36)
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens.
target: Dedicated Media
Dedicated Media is a leader in US online media sales, offering advertisers premium placements on a combination of tier one publishers, exclusive properties and proprietary web destinations, serving on average five billion ads a month, reaching 60 million unique users.
price ($mm)
$5.75*
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closed 4/4/2013 via BusinessWire

LIN Media, acquired HYFN

synopsis: LIN TV Corp., a local multimedia company, announced that it acquired a majority ownership position in HYFN, a full service digital agency that develops and implements award-winning mobile, social and web experiences for some of the world’s largest brands.
buyer: LIN Media(LIN:$652.36)
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens.
target: HYFN
HYFN is an award-winning interactive design agency with offices in Hermosa Beach, California and New York City. HYFN partners with business leaders to design and develop groundbreaking, cross-platform solutions to meet the ever-increasing demands of the marketplace and digital culture.
price ($mm)
$6.50*
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closed 10/15/2012 via BusinessWire

LIN Television Corporation, purchased Broadcasting Group from New Vision Television

synopsis: New Vision has announced the sale of its local broadcast group to LIN Television Corporation. LIN TV has acquired the assets of New Vision's owned stations. New Vision's assets include 17 stations in eight television markets: Portland, Birmingham, Honolulu, Wichita, Savannah, Youngstown, Topeka, and Mason City.
buyer: LIN Television Corporation(LIN:$652.36)
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 32 network affiliates, more than 50 television and niche web sites, and a growing suite of mobile products. Its strategic investments focus on emerging media and interactive technologies that deliver measurable results to advertisers.
seller: New Vision Television
New Vision Television's assets include 17 stations in eight television markets: Portland, Birmingham, Honolulu, Wichita, Savannah, Youngstown, Topeka, and Mason City.
price($mm)[EV]
$330 [$395]
rev ($mm)
$120
EBITDA ($mm)
$23
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
17.1x
closed 2/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

Manhan Media, Inc, acquired WWHO-TV 53

synopsis: Manhan Media, Inc. acquire WWHO-TV (Channel 53), a television broadcasting company for $7 million from LIN Television.
buyer: Manhan Media, Inc
Manhan Media, Inc. is a New York-based media investment company.
target parent: LIN Media
target: WWHO-TV 53
WWHO-TV 53 operates as a television station in Columbus. The company delivers various shows, and offers syndicated programs. It also produces Spotlight, a public affairs show. The company is based in Columbus, Ohio.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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closed 11/30/2011 via BNC Analysis

LIN Television Corp., acquired Nami Media Inc.

synopsis: LIN TV Corp. expanded its digital portfolio by acquiring 50.1% ownership of Nami Media Inc., an online marketing and technology company based in Los Angeles.
buyer: LIN Television Corp.(LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions.
target: Nami Media Inc.
Nami Media powers performance ad networks. Nami Media provides value through a platform that organizes xml based ad inventory as well as other sources of CPC and CPA ads for ad networks to manage into website publisher sites.
price ($mm)
$4.80*
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closed 10/6/2009 via BusinessWire

LIN TV Corp., acquired Red McCombs Media

synopsis: LIN TV Corp, a local television and digital media company, announced the acquisition of Red McCombs Media, LP, an online advertising and media services company. The acquisition significantly expands LIN TV’s local multi-platform offerings by providing national advertising and enhanced services such as targeted display, and rich media.
buyer: LIN TV Corp.(LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions.
target: Red McCombs Media
Red McCombs Media, LP is an online advertising and media services company. RM Media connects targeted audiences with advertisers and publishers based on demographic, psychographic and consumer behaviors to enhance branding and maximize client return on investment.
price($mm)[EV]
$7.20 [$10]
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closed 4/23/2009 via BNC Analysis

Journal Communications Inc., purchased KNIN-TV from Banks Broadcasting

synopsis: Journal Communications, Inc. announced that its Journal Broadcast Group, Inc. and Journal Broadcast Corporation closed on its purchase of KNIN-TV for $6.6 million from Banks Boise, Inc.
buyer: Journal Communications Inc.(JRN:$356.79)
Journal Communications, Inc. is a diversified media company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, interactive media and printing services. We publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 75 community newspapers and shoppers in eight states.
seller parent: LIN TV Corp.
seller: Banks Broadcasting
Banks Broadcasting is a minority-owned broadcasting company which owns two television stations in the western United States. 50% of the company is owned by LIN TV, a large group broadcaster with clusters in the Northeast and Midwest and scattered stations elsewhere.
price ($mm)
$6.60
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announced 4/3/2007 via The Wichita Eagle

Schurz Communications, Inc., will purchase KSCW, Channel 33 from Banks Broadcasting

synopsis: Sunflower Broadcasting Inc. --a wholly owned subsidiary of Schurz Communications Inc. of South Bend, Ind. --plans to purchase KSCW, Channel 33 (cable Channel 5), from Chicago-based Banks Broadcasting Inc., which announced the sale Monday.
buyer: Schurz Communications, Inc.
Schurz Communications, Inc., is a diversified privately-owned, nationwide communications company. The company publishes 12 daily newspapers with a combined circulation of nearly 230,000. It also publishes six weekly newspapers, shopping guide publications and a printing company.
seller parent: LIN TV Corp.
seller: Banks Broadcasting
Banks Broadcasting is a minority-owned broadcasting company which owns two television stations in the western United States. 50% of the company is owned by LIN TV, a large group broadcaster with clusters in the Northeast and Midwest and scattered stations elsewhere.
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closed 5/2/2007 via PR Newswire

InterMedia Advisors, LLP, purchased WAPA-TV in San Juan, Puerto Rico from LIN TV Corp.

synopsis: InterMedia Partners, L.P., has completed its $130 million acquisition of LIN Television Corporation's assets in Puerto Rico. CIT Group Inc. , a leading global provider of commercial and consumer financing solutions, provided $95 million in senior secured credit to Intermedia.
buyer: InterMedia Advisors, LLP
InterMedia Partners is a private equity investment firm that makes control investments in media companies. Currently investing its seventh fund, InterMedia is focused on media content catering to underserved audiences.
seller: LIN TV Corp.(LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions.
price ($mm)
$130
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closed 2/27/2007 via BusinessWire

LIN TV Corp., purchased KASA-TV, the FOX affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico from Raycom Media, Inc.

synopsis: LIN TV Corp. has completed the acquisition of KASA-TV, the FOX affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Raycom Media. LIN TV has been operating the station pursuant to a local marketing agreement since September 15, 2006.
buyer: LIN TV Corp.(LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions.
seller: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media stretches from Syracuse, New York to Honolulu, Hawaii with businesses in 22 states and over 4,000 employees. The television stations cover 12.7% of the U.S. television households.
price ($mm)
$55
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closed 11/30/2005 via PR Newswire

LIN TV Corp., purchased WALA-TV, WBPG-TV, WTHI-TV, WLUK-TV, KRQE-TV from Emmis Communications Corporation

synopsis: LIN TV Corp TVL completed its purchase of WALA-TV (Ch. 10, Fox affiliate) in Mobile, Ala./Pensacola, Fla.; WTHI-TV (Ch. 10, CBS affiliate) in Terre Haute, Ind.; WLUK-TV (Ch. 11, Fox affiliate) in Green Bay, Wis.; and KRQE-TV (Ch. 13, CBS affiliate) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, plus regional satellite stations.
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: Emmis Communications Corporation(EMMS:$201.50)
Emmis Communications - a diversified media company with radio broadcasting, television broadcasting, and magazine publishing operations - is known as much for its corporate culture as for its leadership position within the media industry.
price ($mm)
$260
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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
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announced 3/21/2014 via BusinessWire

LIN Media will be merged with Media General, Inc.,

synopsis: Media General, Inc., a leading local television broadcasting and digital media company, and LIN Media LLC, a local multimedia company, announced a definitive merger agreement that will create the second largest pure-play television broadcasting company in the U.S.
buyer: Media General, Inc.(MEG:$269.91)
Media General, Inc. is a leading local television broadcasting and digital media company, providing top-rated news, information and entertainment in strong markets across the U.S.
target: LIN Media(LIN:$652.36)
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens.
price($mm)[EV]
$1,600 [$2,568]
rev ($mm)
$652
EBITDA ($mm)
$168
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
15.3x
announced 2/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Quincy Newspapers, Inc., will purchase 3 Television Stations from Granite Broadcasting Corporation

synopsis: Quincy has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WEEK-TV (NBC), KBJR (NBC/MyTV) and its satellite, KRII and WBNG (CBS/CW) from Granite Broadcasting. WEEK-TV is in Peoria/Bloomington, KBJR (NBC/MyTV) and its satellite, KRII are in Duluth, MN/Superior, and WBNG (CBS/CW) is in Binghamton, NY.
buyer: Quincy Newspapers, Inc.
Quincy is a private family owned company that offers broadcasting, print, and interactive services. They own television stations in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. They publish newspapers in New Jersey, and Illinois.
seller: Granite Broadcasting Corporation
The three television stations from Granite Broadcasting include WEEK-TV (NBC) in the Peoria/Bloomington, IL market; KBJR (NBC/MyTV) and its satellite, KRII, in the Duluth, MN/Superior, WI market; and WBNG (CBS/CW) in Binghamton, NY.
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announced 2/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Quincy Newspapers, Inc., will purchase WPTA-TV from Malara Broadcast Group

synopsis: Quincy has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WPTA-TV from Malara Broadcasting. WPTA-TV is an ABC affiliate in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
buyer: Quincy Newspapers, Inc.
Quincy owns and operates 23 stations in 14 television markets. Its existing stations include NBC affiliates in Quincy and Rockford, IL; Sioux City and Waterloo, IA; Rochester, MN and Bluefield, WV. It has ABC affiliates in Madison, La Crosse/Eau Claire and Wausau, WI, and more.
seller: Malara Broadcast Group
WPTA-TV, owned and operated by Malara Broadcasting Group, is an ABC affiliate in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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announced 2/10/2014 via Company Press Release

The E.W. Scripps Company, will purchase WMYD and WKBW from Granite Broadcasting Corporation

synopsis: E.W. Scripps has agreed to acquire two television stations owned by Granite Broadcasting Corp. – Detroit MyNetworkTV affiliate WMYD and Buffalo, N.Y., ABC affiliate WKBW. The acquisition of WMYD creates a duopoly with the largest Scripps station, Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ. The acquisition of WKBW in Buffalo adds the ABC station in market #52.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company(SSP:$855.79)
The E. W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, and licensing and syndication. Scripps operates daily and community newspapers in 14 markets, and 10 broadcast TV stations.
seller: Granite Broadcasting Corporation
WMYD is a MyNetworkTV affiliate in Southfield, Michigan. WKBW is an ABC affiliate based in Buffalo, New York. WMYD and WKBW were owned by Granite Broadcasting Corporation, a market-leading owner of local media properties.
price ($mm)
$110
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announced 12/23/2013 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will purchase KTVK, KASW, and KMOV from Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced an expansion of its television footprint by entering into definitive agreements to purchase the broadcast assets of television stations in Phoenix and in St. Louis from Gannett Co., Inc. and Sander Media LLC for $407.5 million in cash.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
seller: Gannett Co., Inc.(GCI:$5,311.63)
KTVK is an independent television station located in Phoenix, Arizona. KASW is the The CW-affiliated television station in Phoenix, Arizona. KMOV, virtual channel 4, is a CBS-affiliated television station located in St. Louis, Missouri.
price ($mm)
$408
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closed 12/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Cristian Burci, acquired Prima TV

synopsis: German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has agreed to sell its East European TV station Prima TV. Prima TV, one of the first commercial television stations in Romania, was acquired by local entrepreneur Cristian Burci, a Romanian investor and businessman.
buyer: Cristian Burci
Mr. Cristian Burci is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Member of Review Board at The Digital Catalyst fund. Mr. Burci is the Owner of International Railway Systems SA and serves as it's President. He is the Owner of Romanian Investment and Development SRL.
target parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
target: Prima TV
Prima TV was established in 1997 as one of the first commercial television stations in Romania. Prima TV reaches 89% of the Romanian urban population through terrestrial and satellite-to-cable distribution. Prima TV targets the 15-44, educated, urban audience.
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announced 12/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will purchase Five Television Stations from Gray Television, Inc.

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced they have entered into definitive agreement to acquire five television stations from Gray Television Group. The planned station acquisitions will again expand Nexstar’s local television broadcasting and digital media platforms with stations that are complementary to their operating base.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting(NXST:$502.33)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., is one of the nation’s top 20 television broadcasting companies. Nexstar owns or provide services to 64 broadcast television stations and 37 community portal websites located in 38 markets in 16 states.
seller: Gray Television, Inc.(GTN:$391.92)
Gray Television's stations being purchased are Panama City, FL based Fox affiliate WMBB, and four Colorado based stations CBS affiliates KREX, KREG, KREY, and MyNetworkTV affiliate KGJT. Gray Television, Inc. is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
price ($mm)
$34
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announced 12/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Mission Broadcasting, Inc., will purchase Fox Affiliate KFQX from Excalibur Broadcasting

synopsis: Mission Broadcasting, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Grand Junction, CO based television station KFQX from Excalibur Broadcasting. The planned station acquisition expand Mission’s local television broadcasting and digital media platforms with stations that are complementary to their operating bases.
buyer: Mission Broadcasting, Inc.
Mission Broadcasting owns broadcasting licenses for 16 television stations serving small and medium-sized markets mostly in Texas, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. It generates most of its revenue through local service agreements with TV stations owned by Nexstar Broadcasting.
seller: Excalibur Broadcasting
Excalibur Broadcasting's television station being purchased is Fox Affiliate KFQX in Grand Junction, CO.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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announced 12/13/2013 via PR Newswire

General Communication, Inc, will purchase KXLJ, KTNL, KUBD from Ketchikan TV LLC

synopsis: Denali Media Holdings, a subsidiary of General Communication, Inc. announced that it has agreed to the purchase of three CBS broadcast stations in Southeast Alaska: KXLJ in Juneau, KTNL in Sitka and KUBD in Ketchikan. Denali Media Holdings will purchase the three CBS affiliates from Ketchikan TV of Evergreen, Colorado.
buyer: General Communication, Inc(GNCMA:$779.98)
A pioneer in bundled services, GCI is a provider of voice, data, and video services to Alaska consumers with a 70 percent share of the consumer broadband market. GCI's services are connected through company-owned fiber optic, satellite and metropolitan area network facilities to the lower 48 states.
seller: Ketchikan TV LLC
Ketchikan TV's Three CBS-affiliated broadcast stations in Southeast Alaska are KXLJ in Juneau, KTNL in Sitka and KUBD in Ketchikan.
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announced 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

ION Media, will purchase 3 TV Stations from Roberts Broadcasting Co.

synopsis: Attorneys for St. Louis-based Roberts Broadcasting Company and its creditors have agreed to sell WRBU-Channel 46 in St. Louis; WZRB in Columbia, S.C.; and WAZE in Evansville, Ind., to West Palm Beach, Florida based ION Media Networks for $7.75 million.
buyer: ION Media(ION:$0.00)
ION Media Networks, Inc. owns and operates the nation's largest broadcast television station group and ION Television, reaching over 94 million U.S. television households via its nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems.
seller: Roberts Broadcasting Co.
Roberts Broadcasting Company is led by brothers, Michael and Steve Roberts, and owns television stations. The stations being sold are WRBU-Channel 46 in St. Louis; WZRB in Columbia, S.C.; and WAZE in Evansville, Ind.
price ($mm)
$7.75
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closed 11/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, purchased KRNV (NBC 7) from Intermountain West Communications Company

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it closed on the acquisition of the non-license assets of KRNV (NBC 7) in Reno, Nevada from Intermountain West for $26.0 million and entered into an agreement to operate or provide sales services to the station.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group(SBGI:$1,264.93)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets.
seller: Intermountain West Communications Company
KRNV (NBC 7) in Reno, Nevada is a channel of The Intermountain West Communications Company. They own and operate television stations in 11 media markets located in the western United States.
price ($mm)
$26
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announced 11/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase 16 TV Stations from Hoak Media Corporation

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company, has agreed to acquire 16 TV stations from Hoak Media, LLC. Hoak Media Corporation owns, operates, or programs 24 television stations in 10 markets.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc.(GTN:$391.92)
Gray Television, Inc. is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, whose primary mission is to provide quality news and entertainment services to the local markets in which the company operates.
seller: Hoak Media Corporation
The 16 TV stations of Hoak Media Corporation include KSFY, KABY, KPRY in South Dakota; KVLY, KFYR, KMOT, KUMV, KQCD in North Dakota; KNOE, KALB in Louisiana; WMBB in Panama City, FL; KREX, KREY, KREG in Colorado; and KNOP, KIIT-LP in North Platte, NE.
price ($mm)
$335
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announced 11/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Excalibur Broadcasting, will purchase 2 TV Stations from Prime Cities Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: Excalibur, a newly formed company operated by Don Ray, has reached a definitive agreement with Prime Cities to acquire two TV stations. Prime Cities Broadcasting, Inc. is a family owned business with local ownership interest of Fox broadcast affiliates KNDX, K38HA, K38HS, KXND in Bismarck, ND.
buyer: Excalibur Broadcasting
Excalibur is a newly formed company and will purchase its first television station as a result of its transaction with NPGCo. Excalibur is owned and operated by Don Ray, an industry leader.
seller: Prime Cities Broadcasting, Inc.
Prime Cities Broadcasting, Inc.'s KNDX and KXND are Fox-affiliated television stations that serve Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson, ND.
price ($mm)
$7.50
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announced 11/7/2013 via Company Press Release

LocusPoint Networks, will acquire NBC 40 WMGM

synopsis: Access.1 Communications, has entered a purchase agreement to sell NBC 40 WMGM to LocusPoint Networks. NBC 40 WMGM is a television station located in Linwood, New Jersey. They produce their own news and broadcast other television programs on their channel.
buyer: LocusPoint Networks
LocusPoint Networks LLC is a wireless communications company. It also owns and operates broadcasting stations. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Belmont, California.
target parent: Access.1 Communications Corp
target: NBC 40 WMGM
NBC 40 WMGM is a television station located in Linwood, New Jersey. They produce their own news and broadcast other television programs on their channel.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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announced 11/6/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire Yellowstone Television, Inc.

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Yellowstone Television, LLC. YellowStone Television, LLC., owns KGNS-TV which serves Laredo, Texas, KGWN-TV, which series Wyoming and Nebraska, and KCWY-TV which serves Wyoming.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc.(GTN:$391.92)
Gray Television, Inc. is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, whose primary mission is to provide quality news and entertainment services to the local markets in which the company operates.
target: Yellowstone Television, Inc.
YellowStone Television, LLC., owns KGNS-TV which serves Laredo, Texas, KGWN-TV, which series Wyoming and Nebraska, and KCWY-TV which serves Wyoming.
price ($mm)
$23*
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announced 11/6/2013 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will acquire Grant Broadcasting System

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the stock of Grant Company, Inc., the owner of seven television stations. The acquisitions will further expand Nexstar’s local television broadcasting and digital media platforms with stations that are complementary to Nexstar’s operating base.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting(NXST:$502.33)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., is one of the nation’s top 20 television broadcasting companies. Nexstar owns or provide services to 64 broadcast television stations and 37 community portal websites located in 38 markets in 16 states.
target: Grant Broadcasting System
Based in Roanoke, Virginia, Grant Broadcasting System (also referred to as Grant Communications and Grant Company) is an owner of various television stations in the United States (Alabama, Iowa, Virginia, Wisconsin).
price ($mm)
$88
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announced 10/31/2013 via Company Press Release

Schurz, will purchase KOTA-TV and 3 Satellite TV Stations from Duhamel Broadcasting

synopsis: Duhamel Broadcasting Enterprises has entered into a binding Asset Purchase Agreement to sell KOTA-TV and its three satellite television stations to Schurz Communications, Inc, a diversified privately-owned, nationwide communications company. Duhamel operates television and radio broadcasting stations in South Dakota.
buyer: Schurz
Schurz Communications, Inc., is a diversified privately-owned, nationwide communications company. The company publishes 12 daily newspapers with a combined circulation of nearly 230,000. It also publishes six weekly newspapers, shopping guide publications and a printing company.
seller: Duhamel Broadcasting
KOTA-TV was Rapid City’s first television station and the second in South Dakota. KDUH-TV, KHSD-TV, and KSGW-TV are satellite television broadcasting stations operated by Duhamel Broadcasting Enterprises in Rapid City, South Dakota.
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announced 9/26/2013 via BNC Analysis

Prosperity Agro India Limited, will acquire LiveIndia

synopsis: Prosperity Agro India has announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Broadcast Initiatives, an Indian media firm in the Sri Adhikari Brothers group. It owns the TV channels Live India (Hindi) and Mi Marathi (Marathi). The business model of the firm subcontracts its marketing to other media groups.
buyer: Prosperity Agro India Limited
Prosperity Agro India is a holding company based in India. They were founded in 2010.
target parent: HDIL
target: LiveIndia(BSE:532816:$2.08)
Broadcast Initiatives Ltd is an Indian media firm in the Sri Adhikari Brothers group. It owns the TV channels Live India (Hindi) and Mi Marathi (Marathi). The business model of the firm subcontracts its marketing to other media groups.
price($mm)[EV]
$0.81 [$15]*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/25/2013 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will purchase 8 Television Stations from New Age Media

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. , one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the broadcast assets of 8 television stations owned by New Age Media, or to which New Age provides services.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group(SBGI:$1,264.93)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets.
seller: New Age Media
The 8 stations are located in 3 markets (Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, PA; Tallahassee, FL; and Gainesville, FL) and reach 0.8% of the U.S. TV households. The broadcast assets of 8 television stations are owned by New Age Media, or to which New Age provides services.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/16/2013 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will purchase Three TV Stations from Citadel Communications Ltd.

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it and Mission Broadcasting, Inc. entered into definitive agreements to acquire stations in Des Moines, Iowa, Rock Island, Illinois and Sioux City, Iowa from entities related to Citadel Communications, L.P. for $88 million.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting(NXST:$502.33)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., is one of the nation’s top 20 television broadcasting companies. Nexstar owns or provide services to 64 broadcast television stations and 37 community portal websites located in 38 markets in 16 states.
seller: Citadel Communications Ltd.
Citadel Communications Ltd. owns and operates television broadcasting stations. The three stations are ABC-affiliate WOI in Des Moines, IA; CBS-affiliate WHBF in Rock Island, IL; ABC-affiliate CAU in Sioux City, IA.
price ($mm)
$88
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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2012
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$13,887.00
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$4,135.00
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$3,901.00
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Multimedia Distribution & Marketing Sdn Bhd
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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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Channel Zero, Inc.
Channel Zero, Inc.
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Interactivation
Interactivation
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Ovation TV
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Ckrush Inc
Ckrush Inc
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Claxson Interactive Group, Inc.
Claxson Interactive Group, Inc.
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The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
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$45,041.00
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$9,550.00
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Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
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2010
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$5,572.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$850.83
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$614.15
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8431
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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
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$2,712.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$435.16
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$334.69
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eMax Worldwide, Inc.
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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
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Village Roadshow Ltd.
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Liberty Interactive Corporation
Liberty Interactive Corporation
Liberty Interactive owns interests in a broad range video and online commerce businesses including QVC, Provide Commerce, Backcountry.com, Celebrate Interactive, Bodybuilding.com, Evite, and Expedia.
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$10,990.00
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$2,057.00
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$1,183.00
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Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties.
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2013
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$5,311.63
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$1,061.07
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$869.19
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Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers is a leading multinational media group. The group’s principal operations are in internet platforms, pay-television and the provision of related technologies and print media (including publishing, distribution and printing of magazines, newspapers and books).
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2013
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$641.30
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$443.55
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The Washington Post Company
The Washington Post Company
The Washington Post Company is a diversified education and media company whose principal operations include educational services, newspaper print and online publishing, television broadcasting and cable television systems.
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2013
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$3,487.86
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$613.68
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$348.82
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$236.87
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Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted is a leading media group in the Nordic region. Their activities comprise newspapers and publishing, TV and film production, film rights, TV channels, Internet and mobile services.
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2013
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$2,524.64
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$254.09
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$172.38
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$254.59
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Modern Times Group MTG AB
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Modern Times Group (MTG) is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses.
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2012
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$2,049.74
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$282.35
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$254.53
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$234.55
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Starz, LLC
Starz, LLC
Starz is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels, global content distribution and animated television and movie production, www.starz.com.
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2013
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$1,784.99
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$443.07
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$424.53
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$255.55
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Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets.
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2013
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$1,264.93
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$466.75
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$345.78
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$130.17
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Ticker: US:AZTEF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.
TV Azteca produces Spanish-language television programming. The Company operates two national television networks in Mexico through owned and operated stations throughout the country. TV Azteca also operates a broadcast television network targeted toward the Hispanic market in the US.
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2013
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$909.30
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$282.85
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$237.69
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$115.40
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Ticker: SSP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E. W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, and licensing and syndication. Scripps operates daily and community newspapers in 14 markets, and 10 broadcast TV stations.
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2013
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$855.79
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$96.47
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$48.86
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$18.85
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CTC Media, Inc.
CTC Media, Inc.
CTC Media is a leading independent media company in Russia, with operations throughout Russia and in a number of other CIS markets. It operates three free-to-air television networks in Russia – CTC, Domashny and Peretz – as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and a TV company in Moldova.
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2011
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$766.36
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$539.18
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$272.38
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$53.12
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LIN Media
LIN Media
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens.
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2013
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$652.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$168.12
EBIT ($mm)
$98.44
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$158.11
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2786
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Ticker: NXST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., is one of the nation’s top 20 television broadcasting companies. Nexstar owns or provide services to 64 broadcast television stations and 37 community portal websites located in 38 markets in 16 states.
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2013
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$502.33
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$169.75
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$106.02
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Ticker: GTN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc. is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, whose primary mission is to provide quality news and entertainment services to the local markets in which the company operates.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$391.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$159.63
EBIT ($mm)
$136.29
Net Income ($mm)
$19.78
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Ticker: MEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Media General, Inc.
Media General, Inc.
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across 18 network-affiliated broadcast television stations and their associated digital media and mobile platforms. The company's stations serve consumers and advertisers in strong local markets, primarily in the Southeast.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$269.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$73.08
EBIT ($mm)
$47.31
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$6.14
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