Like National Geographic Channel

announced 9/9/2015 via Company Press Release

21st Century Fox, will acquire National Geographic Channel

synopsis: 21st Century Fox has acquired a majority stake in the National Geographic Channel from The National Geographic Society. The channel airs non-fiction television programs with topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$11,710.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, it has a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel is a digital cable and satellite television channel. The channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by National Geographic and other production companies. Topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

All3media, acquired Silverback Films

synopsis: Production and distribution powerhouse All3Media has acquired leading natural history producer Silverback Films. Founded in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films is the U.K.’s top natural history producer outside of the BBC Natural History Unit, and creates wildlife content for film and TV.
buyer: All3media
All3Media group comprises of leading production companies, independent creators of TV and multi-platform programming from around the world. The production labels operate as their own businesses, each with a distinctive creative signature. "
target: Silverback Films
Silverback Films specializes in the production of high quality wildlife films for both television and cinema. Formed in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films brings together a world class team of wildlife film makers to create the highest quality natural history films.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired BLACKFIN

synopsis: Entertainment One (eOne), a global independent studio that specialises in the production, distribution and sales of entertainment content, has acquired BLACKFIN, a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, and more.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: BLACKFIN
BLACKFIN is a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, Primal Instinct, and Bad Henry. Their productions reach audiences on Discovery, History, Netflix, and other networks.
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closed 6/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Justice Network and Quest

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has acquired the leading 24/7 multicast networks Justice Network and Quest from Cooper Media. Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target parent: Cooper Holdings, Inc.
target: Justice Network and Quest
Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming while making communities safer. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming about nature's greatest dangers, history's greatest mysteries, and man's greatest achievements.
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announced 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

ZDF Enterprises, will acquire Off the Fence

synopsis: ZDF Enterprises announced it has signed an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Dutch leading non-fiction content company Off the Fence B.V.. CEO and Founder Ellen Windemuth will stay in office as CEO of the Off the Fence group. Founded in 1994, the Off the Fence group produces and distributes exceptional factual programming on a global scale.
buyer parent: ZDF
buyer: ZDF Enterprises
Based in Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international co-productions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. "
target: Off the Fence
Based in the Netherlands, Off the Fence is an independent television distribution and production company, specializing in non-fiction programming for the international marketplace. The production business is known internationally for its dedication to high quality, integrity and innovation.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

T Group merged with Critical Content,

synopsis: Critical Content has acquired T Group Productions, with the latter merging into Critical Content and creating a larger independent nonfiction studio. T Group is a premier television production company that develops, sells, produces and licenses shows and formats domestically and internationally.
buyer: Critical Content
Critical Content is one of the leading global independent content studios. Launched in October of 2015, the company focuses on scripted and unscripted original programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Critical Content has more than 50 projects in productions for over 30 networks. "
target: T Group
T Group is a premier television production company that develops, sells, produces and licenses shows and formats domestically and internationally.
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announced 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ten Alps plc, will acquire Reef Television Limited

synopsis: Ten Alps plc, multimedia producer of high quality TV and radio together with integrated publishing and communications content, agreed to acquire Reef Television Limited, an award-winning producer of innovative content for multiple broadcasters. Reef Television has an international reputation for making high-quality programmes.
buyer: Ten Alps plc (AIM:ZIN:$26.22)
Ten Alps is a cross-platform media agency, targeting content across multiple channels and sectors to capture a marketplace and its customers. Their expert divisions offer a fully integrated service when it comes to content creation for television production, publishing and digital communications. "
target: Reef Television Limited
Reef Television is an award-winning independent television production company with an international reputation for making high-quality programmes. Reef has made many hundreds of hours of factual programmes for clients including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, ITV, Channel 5 and UKTV.
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$7.85
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closed 1/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Switchover Media

synopsis: Discovery Communications has acquired Italy's Switchover Media, a rapidly growing local player that has four free-to-air channels and one pay TV channel, making Discovery the third-largest Italo TV player in terms of audience share.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,776.00)
Discovery Communications is the world's number 1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks. "
target: Switchover Media
Switchover Media, which was launched in 2009 by Francesco Nespega, operates successful kiddie channels K2 and Frisbee on DT, provides male skewed GXT to Sky Italia, and in 2012 launched scripted crime channel Giallo, and factual channel Focus.
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announced 12/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Séries+

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved the Company's acquisition of Séries+, a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel devoted to scripted comedy and dramatic programming.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,254.86)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
target: Séries+
Séries+ is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel devoted to scripted comedy and dramatic programming.
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announced 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Focus Media Network Limited, will acquire Ricco Media Investments

synopsis: Focus Media announced it has conditionally agreed to purchase the entire issued share capital of Ricco Media Investments, an investment holding company which indirectly holds a 75% equity interest in Stan Lee Global Entertainment, LLC ("SLGE"). SLGE is engaged in the business of film development, production and distribution.
buyer: Focus Media Network Limited (SEHK:8112:$10.20)
Focus Media Network Limited is a well-established digital ‘‘Out-of-Home’’ media company in Hong Kong and Singapore, with an operating history since April 2004. "
target: Ricco Media Investments
Ricco Media Investments is an investment holding company which indirectly holds a 75% equity interest in Stan Lee Global Entertainment, LLC, which is engaged in the business of film development, production and distribution.
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closed 7/28/2010 via BNC Analysis

The New Blood Films Company, acquired Dark Myth Production Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Building on its strategy of delivering quality branded content to people around the world, The New Blood Films Company has agreed to acquire Dark Myth Production Studios, Inc. in a stock and cash transaction.
buyer: The New Blood Films Company
New Blood Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion-picture Company. The Company develops, produces, and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries, working with renowned and emerging writers and filmmakers. "
target: Dark Myth Production Studios, Inc.
Dark Myth Production Studios, Inc. through its subsidiaries offers commercial publishing and motion picture production and distribution services. The company offers book, comics, and online magazine publishing services. Additionally, it produces and distributes motion pictures and short films.
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closed 10/30/2013 via Publishers Weekly

KiwiTech, acquired Ruckus Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: KiwiTech, a Washington, D.C.-based mobile technology company, has acquired a 75% interest in Ruckus Media, an interactive children’s multimedia app, education and retail platform. Its latest release, the Ruckus app delights children with interactive storybooks featuring favorite brands (Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld).
buyer: KiwiTech
At KiwiTech, they use their expertise to help clients create outstanding apps. Using their consultative approach, they provide guidance on features and business models that make sense for businesses and their brand, well before a project is underway. "
target: Ruckus Media Group, Inc.
Ruckus Media Group creates interactive applications for mobile devices designed to entertain and educate children. Its latest release, the Ruckus app delights children with interactive storybooks featuring favorite brands (Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld).
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Welbeck Publishing Group, acquired Eddison Books Ltd

synopsis: Welbeck Publishing Group has bought the assets of wellness publisher Eddison Books. Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
buyer: Welbeck Publishing Group
Welbeck Publishing Group is a UK-based publishing group. Welbeck Publishing Group is focused on illustrated non-fiction and children’s books for the co-edition market as well as commercial fiction and non-fiction. "
target: Eddison Books Ltd
Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Intellect Ltd, acquired HammerOn Press

synopsis: Intellect, a UK-based academic publisher for scholars and practitioners teaching and researching in the arts, media and creative industries, has acquired HammerOn Press, an independent publisher in the UK. HammerOn Press publishes nonfiction focusing on feminist, anti-racist, trans, queer and anti-fascist subjects.
buyer: Intellect Ltd
Intellect is a UK-based academic publisher for scholars and practitioners teaching and researching in the arts, media and creative industries. Intellect publishes over 100 journals and over 50 academic books a year. Intellect seeks to offer an unbiased platform for quality critical debate. "
target: HammerOn Press
HammerOn Press is an independent publisher in the UK. HammerOn Press publishes nonfiction focusing on feminist, anti-racist, trans, queer and anti-fascist subjects. Their titles explore topics such as popular culture, community heritage, youth work, para-academia and the history of social movements.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Ltd., acquired Icon Books

synopsis: Jonathan Ball Publishers, a leading publisher and distributor of English general books in South Africa, has acquired Icon Books, an independent publisher in the UK. Icon Books is a non-fiction publisher is a member of the Independent Alliance, and features titles across popular science, history, psychology, and current affairs.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Ltd.
Jonathan Ball Publishers is a leading publisher and distributor of English general books in South Africa. The company specializes in South African history, politics, and current affairs and acts as agents for British and American publishers marketing and distributing on their behalf. "
target: Icon Books
Icon Books is an independent publisher in the UK that specialises in intelligent, quality non-fiction for a general audience. Their Introducing Graphic Guide series thrives alongside a list of books in science, history, politics, sport, language, humour, and more.
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closed 3/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Zed Books Limited

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Zed Books Limited, the London-based academic and non-fiction publisher. Zed will operate within Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional division, strengthening its offerings in African Studies and Development Studies.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$182.14)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Zed Books Limited
UK-based Zed is the world's largest publishing collective that operates in two divisions, Zed Books and Zed Scholar. Zed Books publishes socially and politically meaningful books for general readers. Zed Scholar is an award-winning, academic publisher of critical social science research.
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$2.28
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$1
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2.2x
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, acquired Funwood Media

synopsis: Banijay Rights announces the acquisition of Funwood Media. Incorporating both of the businesses sub-brands, Funwood Media Italia and Funwood Media Ibérica. Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target: Funwood Media
Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products. Operating primarily across Italy and Spain, Funwood Media works with many of the leading players across both regions.
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closed 9/10/2019 via BusinessWire

Anthem Sports & Entertainment, acquired AXS TV

synopsis: Anthem Sports & Entertainment has acquired a majority interest in HDNet LLC, parent of the widely distributed U.S. television networks AXS TV and HDNet Movies. AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle channel, including live concerts and sports events, originally founded as HDNET by Mark Cuban in 2001.
buyer: Anthem Sports & Entertainment
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. is a global media platform whose mission is to target the hard-to-reach male demographic by aggressively pursuing a consolidation of independent male-targeted TV channels and related digital media assets across platforms and geographies. "
target parent: The Anschutz Company
target: AXS TV
HDNet LLC is the parent of the widely distributed U.S. television networks AXS TV and HDNet Movies. AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle channel, including live concerts and sports events, originally founded as HDNET by Mark Cuban in 2001.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iron Stream Media, acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

synopsis: Iron Stream Media, a Christian publisher, has acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books), a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
buyer: Iron Stream Media
Iron Stream Media is a Christian publisher. The company provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and more. Their brands include New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kidz."
target: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books) is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc. merged with CBS Corporation,

synopsis: ViacomCBS Inc. has announced the completion of the merger between CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. The combined company, ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, their brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$11,696 [$19,932]
rev ($mm)
$12,890
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$3,029
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1.6x
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6.7x
announced 9/9/2015 via Company Press Release

21st Century Fox, will acquire National Geographic Channel

synopsis: 21st Century Fox has acquired a majority stake in the National Geographic Channel from The National Geographic Society. The channel airs non-fiction television programs with topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$11,710.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, it has a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel is a digital cable and satellite television channel. The channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by National Geographic and other production companies. Topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
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$725*
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announced 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, will acquire Tubi TV

synopsis: FOX Corp. has agreed to acquire Tubi, an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$11,710.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Tubi TV
Tubi is an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
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closed 1/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Scopely, acquired FoxNext

synopsis: Scopely, a leading company in the fast-growing mobile games space, and The Walt Disney Company announced that Scopely has acquired FoxNext Games, the game studio behind the blockbuster hit MARVEL Strike Force, and Cold Iron Studios in San Jose from Disney.
buyer: Scopely
Scopely is a global interactive entertainment company and a leading mobile games publisher. With a diverse portfolio of original and beloved franchises, Scopely games are created with world-class partners and provide immersive experiences for millions of casual and core gamers around the world. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: FoxNext
FoxNext Games are a platform-agnostic maker of free-to-play games that are based on beloved entertainment franchises and deliver experiences that put players and fans first. They are currently working on games for MARVEL, Aliens, X-Files and James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic.
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,224.75)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fox Corporation, acquired Bento Box Entertainment

synopsis: Fox has snapped up Bento Box Entertainment, an animation company that produces Bob's Burgers (on Fox) as well as series like Glove & Boots (on YouTube) and Paradise PD (for Netflix). Bento Box Entertainment is an Emmy award-winning studio that develops and produces quality-animated content for all distribution platforms worldwide.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$11,710.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Bento Box Entertainment
Bento Box Entertainment is an Emmy award-winning studio that develops and produces quality-animated content for all distribution platforms worldwide. Recognized as the leading producer of primetime animated comedy series for broadcast, cable and digital networks.
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announced 8/7/2019 via Wall Street Journal

Fox Corporation, will acquire Credible

synopsis: Fox Corp. has struck a deal to buy a majority stake in Credible Labs Inc., a marketplace for consumer-lending information. The San Francisco-based Credible, which is listed on the Australian market, helps consumers shop for loans for mortgages and schools from financial institutions.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$11,710.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Credible
Credible is a marketplace for consumer-lending information. The San Francisco-based Credible, which is listed on the Australian market, helps consumers shop for loans for mortgages and schools from financial institutions.
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announced 5/3/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will purchase 21 Regional Sports Channels from Fox Sports Networks

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, is to acquire 21 former Fox sports channels from Disney. Fox Sports Networks, formerly known as Fox Sports Net, is the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Sports Networks
The acquisition includes 21 Fox sports channels. Fox Sports Networks, formerly known as Fox Sports Net, is the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States.
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$9,600 [$10,600]
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announced 5/9/2018 via PR Newswire

21st Century Fox, will purchase seven television stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group

synopsis: 21st Century Fox announced a definitive agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group to acquire seven television stations. The transaction will grow Fox Television Stations' coverage to nearly half of all U.S. households. The seven televisions included are KCPQ, WSFL, KDVR, WJW, KTXL, KSWB and KSTU.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$11,710.00)
21st Century Fox is a global portfolio of film and television studios, cable and broadcasting networks, content providers, and media properties. They reach and engage nearly 1.8 billion people every day, in more than 50 local languages. "
seller: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
The seven television stations included are KCPQ, WSFL, KDVR, WJW, KTXL, KSWB, and KSTU located across the United States. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

FoxNext, acquired ColdIron Studios

synopsis: FoxNext Games, the video game entertainment division of 21st Century Fox, has acquired game developer ColdIron Studios from Perfect World Entertainment. ColdIron is a leading game developer which specializes in massively multiplayer online games. ColdIron is developing a shooter title set in the “Alien” cinematic universe for consoles and PCs.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: FoxNext
FoxNext is driving immersive, next generation entertainment experiences in the areas of virtual and augmented reality, mobile, console/pc games and location-based entertainment across Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group. "
target parent: Perfect World Entertainment
target: ColdIron Studios
ColdIron Studios is a leading game developer which specializes in massively multiplayer online games. ColdIron is developing a shooter title set in the “Alien” cinematic universe for consoles and PCs. Game titles members of the ColdIron team have worked on in the past include Doom and Borderlands.
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Walt Disney Company, acquired 21st Century Fox

synopsis: The Walt Disney Company announced they have completed the acquisition of 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses. 21st Century Fox is one of the world's leading portfolios of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$69,762.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, and consumer products and interactive media. "
target: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$11,710.00)
21st Century Fox is a global portfolio of film and television studios, cable and broadcasting networks, content providers, and media properties. They reach and engage nearly 1.8 billion people every day, in more than 50 local languages.
price ($mm)[EV]
$52,400 [$66,100]
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$28,996
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closed 9/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Asianet News Network Private Ltd., acquired NewsFast

synopsis: South Indian media conglomerate Asianet News Network announced that it has acquired Tamil digital news platform NewsFast. NewsFast was founded in July 2016 by TV journalist Mathivanan M. The company, which claims to have over 1 million unique visitors, gained prominence for its reportage of the recent volatility in Tamil Nadu, India's politics.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Asianet News Network Private Ltd.
Asianet News, the numero uno Malayalam news channel, stands tall amidst the many news television channels in Kerala as the most trusted source of news. It is one of the oldest television news channels in India with a strong team of experienced journalists and an extensive network of news bureaux. "
target: NewsFast
Newsfast is a Tamil digital news platform. NewsFast was founded in July 2016 by TV journalist Mathivanan M. The company, which claims to have over 1 million unique visitors, gained prominence for its reportage of the recent volatility in Tamil Nadu’s politics. NewsFast is based in Chennai, India.
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FoxNext, acquired Aftershock

synopsis: FoxNext announced that FoxNext has acquired Aftershock, a leading creator of mobile games with studios in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Aftershock is made up of a highly vetted and experienced group of AAA game makers with the ability to deliver massive multiplayer games at a global scale that inspires multi-year retention.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: FoxNext
FoxNext is driving immersive, next generation entertainment experiences in the areas of virtual and augmented reality, mobile, console/pc games and location-based entertainment across Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group. "
target: Aftershock
Aftershock is made up of a highly vetted and experienced group of AAA game makers with the ability to deliver massive multiplayer games at a global scale that inspires multi-year retention.
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announced 5/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Home Team Sports, will acquire Impression Sports & Entertainment LLC

synopsis: Home Team Sports, a sales unit of Fox Sports that offers advertisers one-stop shopping for TV and digital media sponsorship of every MLB, NBA and NHL home team in the U.S., has reached a deal to acquire Impression Sports & Entertainment, an international sports marketing agency that specializes in full-service sponsorship sales representation.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Home Team Sports
Home Team Sports (HTS) is a sales unit of Fox Sports that offers advertisers one-stop shopping for TV and digital media sponsorship of every MLB, NBA, and NHL home team in the U.S., reaching 90+ million homes with its platforms. "
target: Impression Sports & Entertainment LLC
Impression Sports & Entertainment is an international sports marketing agency that specializes in full service sponsorship sales representation, and sponsorship consulting. Impression Sports & Entertainment provides services that include venue naming rights and title sponsorships.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, acquired Technoprops

synopsis: Twentieth Century Fox Film (TCFF) announced the acquisition of Technoprops. Technoprops is the virtual production company that has had a hand in films from Avatar to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Technoprops is the entertainment industry’s leading provider of virtual production tools and real-time visualization techniques.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is an American film studio currently owned by 21st Century Fox. It is one of the Big Six major American film studios and is located in the Century City area of Los Angeles, just west of Beverly Hills. The studio was formerly owned by News Corporation. "
target: Technoprops
Technoprops is the virtual production company that has had a hand in films from Avatar to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Technoprops is the entertainment industry’s leading provider of virtual production tools and real-time visualization techniques.
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announced 12/9/2016 via New York Times

21st Century Fox, will acquire Sky plc

synopsis: 21st Century Fox, the international film and television giant behind hit shows like The Simpsons and Modern Family, has reached a preliminary deal to acquire Sky, the owner of Sky News. Sky plc is a British satellite broadcasting, on-demand internet streaming media, broadband and telephone services company with headquarters in London.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$11,710.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, it has a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target: Sky plc (LSE:SKY:$18,056.76)
Sky plc is a British satellite broadcasting, on-demand internet streaming media, broadband and telephone services company with headquarters in London. It has operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.
price ($mm)[EV]
$14,130 [$22,736]*
rev ($mm)
$15,178
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,488
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
12.8x
closed 10/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Every Day Networks, acquired Fuel TV

synopsis: Every Day Networks, a vertically integrated media company focused on over-the-top digital brands, has acquired FUEL TV. Dedicated to creating, curating and sharing relevant content to a global audience, FUEL TV has been the preeminent cable channel covering action sports and the action sports lifestyle.
buyer: Every Day Networks
Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Europe, Every Day Networks is a global media and information company consisting of a collection of vertically integrated, all-screen channel brands designed for every day viewing. It was founded in 2016. "
target parent: 21st Century Fox
target: Fuel TV
FUEL TV has been the preeminent cable channel covering action sports and the action sports lifestyle. Dedicated to creating, curating and sharing relevant content to a global audience, FUEL TV features compelling stories and action from the athletes, events and destinations vital to action sports.
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announced 9/9/2015 via Company Press Release

21st Century Fox, will acquire National Geographic Channel

synopsis: 21st Century Fox has acquired a majority stake in the National Geographic Channel from The National Geographic Society. The channel airs non-fiction television programs with topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$11,710.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, it has a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel is a digital cable and satellite television channel. The channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by National Geographic and other production companies. Topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
price ($mm)
$725*
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closed 8/19/2015 via Company Press Release

Fox Sports Digital Media, acquired StraightCast Media

synopsis: FOX Sports Digital announced that it has acquired assets from StraightCast Media, including its ‘Gridiron Grunts’ mobile app and other technology. StraightCast Media brings out the authentic athlete and leverage mobile technology to deliver it to the fans on every screen in an All-Access format that has never been done.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Fox Sports Digital Media
Fox Sports Digital Media is a leading sports site that delivers breaking news, real-time stats, and fantasy games to more than 35 million unique visitors every month. It is the best destination for sports content on the web and is the online extension of FOX Sports television coverage. "
target: StraightCast Media
StraightCast Media develops a successful way for athletes and fans to connect. They bring out the authentic athlete and leverage mobile technology to deliver it to the fans on every screen in an All-Access format that has never been done.
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closed 3/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Photobucket inc, acquired Lasso Media, Inc

synopsis: Photobucket Corporation, a leading online photo sharing and print community, announced the acquisition of Lasso Chat and Photo Messaging application. Lasso was started in 2013 as a request-based photo sharing app. Lasso now includes features like chat and keeping track of the photos that have already been shared.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Photobucket inc
Photobucket Corporation is the world's leading dedicated photo and video sharing service. In 2014, Photobucket expanded to include a new web and mobile service for printed products. The Photobucket user community uploads millions of images & videos per day from the web and connected digital devices."
target: Lasso Media, Inc
Lasso was started in 2013 as a request-based photo sharing app. Lasso now includes features like chat and keeping track of the photos that have already been shared, making it simple and private to request and share photos with family and friends.
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closed 3/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Star India Private Limited, acquired Screen

synopsis: Star India, a fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, announced the acquisition of Screen, an entertainment brand owned by The Indian Express Group. Star India said it was acquiring the entire Screen franchise that included the ‘Screen Awards’ besides the archives and the key employees of the Screen magazine.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Star India Private Limited
Headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, STAR India is an Indian media and entertainment company owned by 21st Century Fox. STAR India's portfolio includes 33 channels in eight languages including STAR Plus, STAR Gold, STAR World, Jalsha Movies, etc. "
target parent: Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd.
target: Screen
Screen is a leading weekly film magazine, published in India. The content focuses on India's Hindi film industry, a k a Bollywood, located mainly in Mumbai. It also has an emagazine version. Screen organizes and sponsors the Screen Awards for movies in Hindi cinema, established in 1995.
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closed 2/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Star India Private Limited, acquired Maa Television Network Limited

synopsis: Star India Pvt. Ltd has acquired the Telugu television channel network Maa Television Network Ltd, a Telugu-language television channel based in Hyderabad, India. MAA TV has Four channels in the Network. They are Maa TV, Maa Music, Maa Movies and Maa Gold.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Star India Private Limited
Headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, STAR India is an Indian media and entertainment company owned by 21st Century Fox. STAR India's portfolio includes 33 channels in eight languages including STAR Plus, STAR Gold, STAR World, Jalsha Movies, etc. "
target: Maa Television Network Limited
Maa TV is a Telugu-language television channel based in Hyderabad, India. MAA TV has Four channels in the Network. They are Maa TV, Maa Music, Maa Movies and Maa Gold.
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announced 9/9/2015 via Company Press Release

21st Century Fox, will acquire National Geographic Channel

synopsis: 21st Century Fox has acquired a majority stake in the National Geographic Channel from The National Geographic Society. The channel airs non-fiction television programs with topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$11,710.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, it has a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel is a digital cable and satellite television channel. The channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by National Geographic and other production companies. Topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
price ($mm)
$725*
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announced 1/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Element Partners, LLC, will acquire World Poker Tour® Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc., a global esports entertainment company, and Element Partners, LLC, a privately-held investment vehicle, announced a definitive agreement under which Element will acquire the Company’s poker-related business and assets, including the entities comprising the World Poker Tour®, the premier name in televised gaming.
buyer: Element Partners, LLC
Element Partners is a specialized growth equity investor with extensive experience in the energy, industrial and resource markets. They are comfortable in both minority and control equity positions and provide capital for growth, acquisitions, shareholder liquidity, recapitalizations, and buyouts. "
target parent: Allied Esports Entertainment
target: World Poker Tour® Enterprises, Inc.
WPT Enterprises, Inc., is the creator of the World Poker Tour – the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile.
price ($mm)
$78
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closed 12/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Invincible Entertainment Partners, acquired Business Rockstars

synopsis: Invincible Entertainment Partners, an independent production and distribution company with diverse operations in OTT, streaming, and technology, announced its acquisition of Business Rockstars, the largest producer of audio and video content for entrepreneurs.
buyer: Invincible Entertainment Partners
Invincible Entertainment Partners is an established entertainment production and distribution company based in Philadelphia, PA with diverse operations in OTT, streaming and technology. "
target: Business Rockstars
Business Rockstars is the largest producer of audio and video content for entrepreneurs featuring the world’s biggest and most accomplished CEOs, billionaires, influencers, celebrities, startup founders, innovators, and disruptors.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

All3media, acquired Silverback Films

synopsis: Production and distribution powerhouse All3Media has acquired leading natural history producer Silverback Films. Founded in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films is the U.K.’s top natural history producer outside of the BBC Natural History Unit, and creates wildlife content for film and TV.
buyer: All3media
All3Media group comprises of leading production companies, independent creators of TV and multi-platform programming from around the world. The production labels operate as their own businesses, each with a distinctive creative signature. "
target: Silverback Films
Silverback Films specializes in the production of high quality wildlife films for both television and cinema. Formed in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films brings together a world class team of wildlife film makers to create the highest quality natural history films.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 11/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Testimonial Hero, acquired Applause Lab

synopsis: Testimonial Hero, a leading video testimonial service for B2B marketing leaders, announced the acquisition of Applause Lab, a technology-enabled video testimonial platform. Applause Lab takes customers’ experiences and turns them into video testimonials and other social proof.
buyer: Testimonial Hero
Using Testimonial Hero’s platform, B2B marketing leaders can easily create stunning video testimonials anywhere in the world—both on-site and fully remote. Testimonial Hero customers can start a project and expect a finalized video testimonial 30 days later. "
target: Applause Lab
Applause Lab is a technology-enabled video testimonial platform. Applause Lab takes customers’ experiences and turns them into video testimonials and other social proof. These allow companies to communicate their expertise and trust to potential new customers.
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announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Vermont PBS will be merged with Vermont Public Radio,

synopsis: Vermont PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service member network for the U.S. state of Vermont, and Vermont Public Radio, a network of public radio stations covering the state of Vermont, will merge into one public media organization.
buyer: Vermont Public Radio
Vermont Public Radio is a network of public radio stations covering the state of Vermont. The network is a mix of programming from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media with some locally produced programs. "
target: Vermont PBS
Vermont PBS is the Public Broadcasting Service member network for the U.S. state of Vermont. It is operated by Vermont ETV, Inc. a community-based non-profit organization which owns the licenses for all of the state's PBS member stations.
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announced 9/25/2020 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will acquire ION Media Networks

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company, America's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, will buy ION Media, an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
target: ION Media Networks
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations.
price ($mm)
$2,650
rev ($mm)
$558
EBITDA ($mm)
$323
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Hera Pheri Films

synopsis: ShareChat, an Indian social media group, has acquired Hera Pheri Films (HPF Films), a video production company in India. HPF Films produces short films, web series, advertisements and feature films. Their films include Transition Cost, The Dating Scientist, Zindagi Express and more. The studio has produced advertisements for ShareChat and OkCredit.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: Hera Pheri Films
Hera Pheri Films (HPF Films) is a video production company in India. HPF Films produces short films, web series, advertisements, and feature films. Their films include Transition Cost, The Dating Scientist, Zindagi Express and more. The studio has produced advertisements for ShareChat and OkCredit.
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closed 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Trace, acquired Okuhle Media Group

synopsis: TRACE, a global broadcast and digital media company specialized in afro urban music and entertainment, has acquired a majority stake in Okuhle Media Group, an award-winning television production company in South Africa. Okuhle Media produces television content in a variety of genres, including reality TV, game shows, drama and more.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Trace
TRACE is a global broadcast and digital media company specialized in afro urban music and entertainment. Through its 22 pay TV channels, radios, online and mobile services, TRACE connects with a 200 million multicultural audience in more than 160 countries. They are headquartered in France. "
target: Okuhle Media Group
Okuhle Media Group is an award-winning television production company in South Africa. Okuhle Media has produced over 7,000 hours of content for local and international broadcasters. The group produces television content in a variety of genres, including reality TV, game shows, drama and more.
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closed 9/3/2020 via Publishers Weekly

ABRAMS Books, acquired Cameron + Company

synopsis: Illustrated book publisher Abrams has acquired Cameron + Company, a family-owned independent house that specializes in books on photography art, lifestyle, children’s titles, and regional topics. Cameron + Company will operate as a standalone division at Abrams while giving Abrams a new West Coast perspective.
buyer parent: La Martiniere Groupe
buyer: ABRAMS Books
ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. The company publishes works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture, as well as children’s books. "
target: Cameron + Company
Cameron+Company is a boutique publishing house, creating and distributing quality books and calendars with a focus on photography, art, food+wine, children’s literature, and publications of regional interest.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Little Dot Studios Limited, acquired History Hit

synopsis: Little Dot Studios has acquired History Hit, a UK-based digital history brand co-founded by broadcaster and historian Dan Snow. History Hit includes the subscription video-on-demand channel, HistoryHit.TV, which features a collection of history films licensed from top documentary makers.
buyer parent: All3media
buyer: Little Dot Studios Limited
Little Dot Studios is a digital content firm owned by Fleabag producer All3Media. Little Dot Studios is a digital content studio and broadcaster specializing in production of original and brand funded content, distribution and monetization of video content across all social platforms "
target: History Hit
History Hit is a UK-based digital history brand co-founded by broadcaster and historian Dan Snow. History Hit includes the subscription video-on-demand channel, HistoryHit.TV, which features a collection of history films. In addition, the brand features podcasts and online communities.
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closed 8/31/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Omnia Media, Inc.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. has acquired Omnia Media Inc. from Blue Ant Media Solutions Inc., to create the largest gaming media, esports and entertainment platform in North America by users, with 300 million video game and esports fans monthly. Omnia is the largest gaming video network globally with over 50M unique visitors per month.   
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$14.54)
Enthusiast Gaming is building the world's largest platform of communities for gamers and esports fans. Already the largest gaming platform in North America and the United Kingdom, the Company's business is comprised of three main pillars: Media, Entertainment and Esports. "
target parent: Blue Ant Media
target: Omnia Media, Inc.
Omnia is the largest gaming video network globally with over 50M unique visitors per month across its portfolio of owned assets and represented talent. Omnia produces some of the most popular series on YouTube including the 'Sidemen Show' and 'The Squad'.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired Osmosis Films

synopsis: Brooklyn-based Osmosis is a full-service creative strategy and production studio that specializes in film, animation and interactive media. In announcing the acquisition, Ruder Finn said adding the studio’s capabilities elevates the agency’s standing as a global video communications firm.
buyer: Ruder Finn, Inc.
Ruder Finn is one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies with headquarters in the US and China. It is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its key areas of leadership: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style. "
target: Osmosis Films
Osmosis excels at discovering, developing, and communicating narratives to the audiences businesses need to reach. Osmosis helps establish brands, grow business, communicate values, and share ideas that will change the world.
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announced 7/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

RTL Studios, will acquire 99pro media

synopsis: RTL Studios, a German TV production company, will acquire 99pro media, an independent TV production company in Germany. 99pro media specializes in producing docusoaps and documentaries that focus on authentic characters, achievable goals, and long-term observations. Their shows include Between Tulle & Tears, Goodbye Germany, and more.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: RTL Studios
RTL Studios is a German TV production company. As a wholly owned subsidiary of RTL Deutschland, RTL Studios develops and produces high-quality programs for the group's broadcasters. The company produces shows in a vairty of formats, including scripted, factual, comedy, reality, and more. "
target: 99pro media
99pro media is an independent TV production company in Germany. 99pro media specializes in producing docusoaps and documentaries that focus on authentic characters, achievable goals, and long-term observations. Their shows include Between Tulle & Tears, Goodbye Germany, 2 Families 2 Worlds and more.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Syco Entertainment, acquired Syco Entertainment

synopsis: Simon Cowell has bought out Sony Music Entertainment’s 75% share in their joint venture Syco Holdings, which owns TV formats such as “Got Talent” and “The X Factor.” Syco Holdings, to be renamed Syco Entertainment, retains ownership of all the company’s television formats.
buyer: Syco Entertainment
Simon Cowell executive produces and serves as a judge on NBC’s highly popular alternative series “America’s Got Talent” and “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” Cowell is a record company executive, television and film producer and global entertainment icon. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Syco Entertainment
Syco Entertainment, Simon Cowell’s joint venture with Sony Music, is one of the world’s leading global music, television and film production companies, responsible for some of the most successful global entertainment franchises. Syco’s television assets include Got Talent and The X Factor.
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closed 7/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Beyond International Ltd, acquired Seven Studios UK

synopsis: Australia- and UK-based distributor and producer Beyond International (BYI) will acquire Seven Studios UK (SSUK) from Seven West Media (SWM). Seven Studios UK (SSUK) is headed by former BBC Studios exec Damon Pattison, and is producing an 8 x 60-minute primetime series of Pooch Perfect for BBC One.
buyer: Beyond International Ltd (AU:BYI:$56.18)
Beyond International Limited is a leading international producer and distributor of television and digital content, headquartered in Sydney and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Seven Studios UK
Seven Studios UK (SSUK) is headed by former BBC Studios exec Damon Pattison, and is producing an 8 x 60-minute primetime series of Pooch Perfect for BBC One. The SSUK team was also commissioned to film a two-part pilot series of My Lottery Dream Home International.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Eleven Film

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired Eleven Film, a studio that produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Their work includes SEX EDUCATION for Netflix, TRUE HORROR for Channel 4, GAP YEAR for E4, THE ENFIELD HAUNTING for Sky, GLUE for E4, and CAST OFFS for Channel 4.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target: Eleven Film
Founded in 2006, Eleven produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Their work includes SEX EDUCATION for Netflix, TRUE HORROR for Channel 4, GAP YEAR for E4, THE ENFIELD HAUNTING for Sky, GLUE for E4, and CAST OFFS for Channel 4.
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closed 7/1/2020 via PR Newswire

TN Marketing, acquired Bluprint

synopsis: TN Marketing, a Minneapolis-based global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions, has acquired assets of Bluprint from NBCUniversal.  Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses of video content surrounding crafts and hobbies.
buyer: TN Marketing
TN Marketing is a global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions. Its how-to instructional content is centered around lifelong hobbies and reaches members in more than 150 countries. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Bluprint
Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses and other forms of video content surrounding crafts, hobbies and lifestyle topics that was launched as Craftsy in 2011.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Groupe M6, acquired Epithète Films

synopsis: M6 Group has acquired Epithète Films, a France-based independent feature film production company created in 1985 that holds a catalogue of 25 feature films, such as the Belle et Sébastien trilogy, Malabar Princess, Ridicule, La jeune fille et les loups, Tu seras mon fils.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Groupe M6 (ENXTPA:MMT:$1,644.94)
Groupe M6 is a French television and multimedia group built around M6, a free-to-air commercial TV channel that is renowned for being innovative, daring and positive. The group offers a wide range of programmes, products and services on a variety of media devices: television, internet and mobile. "
target: Epithète Films
Epithète Films is an independent feature film production company created in 1985 and managed by Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand. They are based in Paris, France.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Sud Ouest SA, acquired Digivision SA

synopsis: Groupe Sud Ouest, one of the largest regional media groups in France, has increased their stake in Digivision SA from 37% to 85% of the capital. Established in France through its network of agencies, Digivision produces television programs and reports for national and local TV stations. Digivision also produces magazines, institutional film, and co
buyer: Groupe Sud Ouest SA
Based in Bordeaux, Groupe Sud Ouest is one of the largest regional media groups in France. The company publishes five paid daily newspapers, four magazines, and several specialty publications. The group also operates two local TV stations and has an extensive online presence for its publications. "
target: Digivision SA
Based in France, Digivision produces television programs and reports for national and local television stations (TF1, LCI, France Television, M6, BFM TV). Digivision also produces magazines, documentary & institutional films, Web TV, as well as captures footage for events and covers sports.
price ($mm)
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$6
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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Ticker: DISC.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10,776.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,479.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,164.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,386.00
Employees
9200
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Americana Publishing
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Americana Publishing, Inc. is a vertically integrated media publisher and e-tailer. Americana Publishing, Inc. currently owns americanabooks.com. Americana Publishing owns and operates americanabooks.com, an Internet marketer of print, electronic and audio books.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$2.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:EN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bouygues SA
Bouygues SA
Bouygues is a diversified group, structured by a strong corporate culture and whose businesses are organized around three activities: Construction with Bouygues Construction (BTP and Energies & Services), Bouygues Immobilier and Colas (Routes), Telecoms with Bouygues Telecom and Media with TF1.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$41,613.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,421.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.78
Net Income ($mm)
$843.36
Employees
133197
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
Net Income ($mm)
$4.48
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:QRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarto Group
Quarto Group
Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group. It operates through four distinct but complementary businesses - Quarto International Co-Editions Group; Quarto Publishing Group USA; Quarto Publishing Group UK and Books & Gifts Direct, Australia & New Zealand.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$182.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.40
EBIT ($mm)
$16.48
Net Income ($mm)
$8.87
Employees
438
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Ticker: SEHK:1137
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Hong Kong Television Network Limited, formerly City Telecom (H.K.) Limited, is engaged in the multimedia business. The Company's multimedia business includes its offer of free television programming through its over-the-top (OTT) platform, and its online shopping business, HKTV Mall.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$24.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($36.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
394
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Ticker: OTCPK:CRCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carolco Pictures
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:CRIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. (OTC: CRIM) is a Feature Film Production Company. Formed in 2010, and financed with investment capital and presales from China, Crimson Forest Entertainment has successfully financed and acquired several films for international and North America distribution.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.63
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: ENXTPA:EN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bouygues SA
Bouygues SA
Bouygues is a diversified group, structured by a strong corporate culture and whose businesses are organized around three activities: Construction with Bouygues Construction (BTP and Energies & Services), Bouygues Immobilier and Colas (Routes), Telecoms with Bouygues Telecom and Media with TF1.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$41,613.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,421.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.78
Net Income ($mm)
$843.36
Employees
133197
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Qurate Retail, Inc.
Qurate Retail, Inc.
Qurate Retail, Inc. operates and owns interests in a broad range of digital commerce businesses. Qurate Retail, Inc.’s businesses and assets consist of QVC (and its subsidiaries, including HSN), Zulily and the Cornerstone Brands as well as various green energy and other investments.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,604.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,859.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,363.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
25314
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Ticker: DISC.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10,776.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,479.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,164.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,386.00
Employees
9200
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Ticker: LGF.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lionsgate
Lionsgate
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,807.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$464.80
EBIT ($mm)
$302.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1686
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Ticker: LSE:ITV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITV plc
ITV plc
ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster, operating the largest commercial family of channels in the UK. In addition to traditional broadcasting on their channels, they deliver their content on demand through numerous platforms, both directly and via ITV Player.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,759.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$902.87
EBIT ($mm)
$759.48
Net Income ($mm)
$540.75
Employees
6281
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Ticker: TSE:9404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
Employees
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Ticker: AMCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AMC Networks Inc.
AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,826.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$901.61
EBIT ($mm)
$819.12
Net Income ($mm)
$491.97
Employees
2039
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Ticker: ENXTPA:TFI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TF1 Group
TF1 is a media group whose mission is to inform and entertain. The group operates and develops four freeview channels and several special-interest pay-TV channels as well as their digital offshoots. The TF1 group’s businesses today cover the entire audiovisual value chain.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,585.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$461.81
EBIT ($mm)
$221.13
Net Income ($mm)
$144.52
Employees
3078
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Ticker: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,558.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$271.42
EBIT ($mm)
$195.45
Net Income ($mm)
$99.45
Employees
3350
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Ticker: TSX:CJR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. Their portfolio of multimedia offerings covers specialty television and radio with other assets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,254.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.61
EBIT ($mm)
$382.87
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3200
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Ticker: SZSE:30013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the television play production, issuing and additive businesses. Huace Film primarily provides television series, advertisements, television books, movies and public relation activities, among others.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,239.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.08
EBIT ($mm)
$39.47
Net Income ($mm)
$34.51
Employees
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Ticker: MSG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully integrated sports, media and entertainment business. It is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company's overall business.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,152.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$92.42
EBIT ($mm)
($8.16)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4836
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Ticker: SHSE:600977
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Film Co., Ltd.
China Film Co., Ltd. engages in the production and distribution of films in China. The company also produces television programs; operates and manages theaters; and provides film screening, marketing, and brokerage services.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,125.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.05
EBIT ($mm)
$181.35
Net Income ($mm)
$151.78
Employees
3776
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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