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 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:$11,079.00)
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 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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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:$15,295.00)
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]
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$12,890
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$3,029
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1.6x
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6.7x
closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, acquired MMC Studios

synopsis: Germany’s MMC Studios, which has hosted such recent international productions as Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller “7500” and Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes competition film “The Traitor,” is changing hands. Frankfurt-based investment company Novum Capital has acquired the facility in Cologne, one of Germany’s biggest film and TV studios.
buyer: Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Novum Capital is an independent and owner-operated investment firm with offices in London and Frankfurt. Their partners have wide-ranging experience in the Private Equity and Mezzanine industry and have founded Novum Capital to invest in European mid-sized companies and support them with capital. "
target parent: DUBAG
target: MMC Studios
MMC Studios is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced TV and film studio operators. MMC offers state-of-the art production and post-production facilities, an excellent art department, TV studios and stages of any size, and production offices for temporary and permanent use
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closed 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Rowman & Littlefield, acquired Prometheus Books

synopsis: Rowman & Littlefield, a leading independent publisher, has acquired Prometheus Books, a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, philosophy, history, and more.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher. They focus on academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, government and official data, and educational publishing. In addition to print publishing they also specialize in creating e-book editions. "
target: Prometheus Books
Prometheus Books is a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, critical thinking, philosophy, history, and more.
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announced 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House, will purchase Book Publishing Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House is acquiring the book publishing assets of F+W Media, which include the Writer’s Digest catalog. The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group. Penguin Random House is the world's largest English language trade publisher, bringing people the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors. F+W Media is a media and e-commerce company headquartered in New York City.
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$3.00
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$22
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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.
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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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announced 1/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Scopely, will acquire FoxNext

synopsis: Scopely, a leading company in the fast-growing mobile games space, and The Walt Disney Company announced that Scopely has agreed to acquire 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:$2,737.26)
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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$3,800
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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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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:$75,125.00)
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.
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$52,400 [$66,100]
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$28,996
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$7,089
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2.3x
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9.3x
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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closed 6/6/2017 via BusinessWire

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)
$725*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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)
$725*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Socialwire Co., Ltd., acquired YUYU BEAUTY

synopsis: Social Wire, a company in Japan that is engaged in the news wire and incubation businesses, has acquired YUYU BEAUTY, a company that provides online beauty and makeup tutorial videos. It also provides influencer and digital public relations services. The company is based in Yangon, Myanmar.
buyer: Socialwire Co., Ltd. (TSE:3929:$34.31)
Socialwire is a company in Japan that is engaged in the news wire and incubation businesses. The company provides press release delivery services to companies, government agencies, and organizations. Their incubation business provides consulting services to companies in the start-up stages. "
target: YUYU BEAUTY
YUYU BEAUTY Company Limited provides online beauty and makeup tutorial videos. It also provides influencer and digital public relations services. The company is based in Yangon, Myanmar.
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announced 5/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

dpa GmbH, will acquire TeleNewsNetwork GmbH & Co. KG.

synopsis: The German Press Agency (dpa), one of the world's leading independent news agencies, will acquire TeleNewsNetwork GmbH & Co. KG, a private television news and TV production agency in Germany. With the acquisition, TeleNewsNetwork will be integrated into the dpa group, massively expanding its video offering.
buyer: dpa GmbH
The German Press Agency (dpa) is one of the world's leading independent news agencies. dpa supplies media, companies, and organizations with editorial offers, including texts, photos, videos, graphics, radio programs, and other formats. "
target: TeleNewsNetwork GmbH & Co. KG.
TeleNewsNetwork (TNN) is an established private television news and TV production agency in Germany. From colorful panorama and weather topics to police and court reporting, TNN recordings can be found daily in news programs and magazines across various channels and formats.
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closed 5/5/2020 via BusinessWire

WarnerMedia, purchased Spanish-Speaking HBO-Branded Services from Ole Communications

synopsis: WarnerMedia has finalized its acquisition of Ole Communications’ minority stakes in both HBO Ole Partners and HBO Brasil Partners, the joint ventures between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications, and now owns 100% of all HBO, Cinemax and HBO Go services in Spanish-speaking Latin America and Caribbean, as well as in Brazil.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media, advertising, and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and others."
seller: Ole Communications
Ole Communications is an international multi-media company and a pioneer in the Latin American Pay TV industry. The company is a founding partner of the joint ventures HBO Latin America Group, A+E Networks Latin America and NBCUniversal International Networks Spanish Latin America.
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closed 5/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HQ Global Education, Inc., acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.

synopsis: HQ Global Education, Inc. has acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc., a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
buyer: HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTCPK:HQGE:$56.84)
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning. "
target: Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.
Big M Entertainment is a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
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announced 4/17/2020 via BusinessWire

STX Entertainment will be merged with Eros International Plc,

synopsis: Eros International, a global Indian entertainment company and STX Filmworks, Inc., a global, next generation media company, announced they had entered into a definitive stock-for-stock merger agreement to create the first publicly traded, independent content and distribution company with global reach and unique positions in the US, India and China.
buyer: Eros International Plc (EROS:$196.38)
Eros International Plc is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, which co-produces, acquires and distributes Indian language films in multiple formats worldwide. "
target: STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment is a fully integrated, diversified, global media company designed from inception to unlock value from the 21st century’s changed media landscape.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$400
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/13/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Atif Holdings Limited, will acquire Leaping Group Co., Ltd.

synopsis: ATIF Holdings Limited, a Shenzen based provider of financial consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia, will acquire Leaping Group Co., Ltd. Headquartered in Shenyang, China, Leaping Group specializes in multi-channel advertising, event planning and execution, film and TV program production, and movie theater operation.
buyer: Atif Holdings Limited (ATIF:$3.08)
Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, ATIF is a company providing financial consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia. The Company’s core businesses include going public consulting services, international financial consulting services, and financial media services. "
target: Leaping Group Co., Ltd.
Leaping Group is a Chinese multimedia service provider that has close business relationships with national advertising clients in China. The Company engages in business areas of multi-channel advertising, event planning and execution, film and TV program production, and movie theater operation.
price ($mm)[EV]
$12 [$12]*
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
5.6x
closed 4/6/2020 via Company Press Release

ViacomCBS Inc., acquired Ananey Communications

synopsis: ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), one of the world's leading producers of premium entertainment content, has acquired Ananey Communications Group, an Israeli content producer and pay-TV channel provider. Ananey operates 11 TV channels. Their channels include The Food Channel, The Good Life Channel, Ego & Ego Total, and more.
buyer: ViacomCBS Inc. (CBS:$15,295.00)
ViacomCBS is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. ViacomCBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Ananey Communications
Ananey Communications is an Israeli content producer and pay-TV channel provider. Ananey operates 11 TV channels that are distributed on various media platforms. Their channels include The Food Channel, The Good Life Channel, Ego & Ego Total, and more.
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closed 4/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Skydance Media, acquired Ilion Studios

synopsis: Skydance Media, the diversified global media company, announced it has acquired the animation unit of Madrid-based Ilion Studios, a world leader in state-of-the-art animation production, to form Skydance Animation Madrid.
buyer: Skydance Media
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create elevated, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across platforms, including feature film, television, gaming and digital. "
target: Ilion Studios
Ilion Animation Studios, based in Madrid, is a state-of-the-art animation company which develops and produces computer-generated animation feature films of the highest level, based on original stories, combining cutting-edge technology with the highest artistic quality.
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announced 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Alibaba Pictures, will acquire Yinhekuyu Media

synopsis: Alibaba Pictures, the stock market-listed film subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, will acquire an 80% stake in Yinhekuyu Media, a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu produces short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show that has attracted over a billion views.
buyer parent: Alibaba Group
buyer: Alibaba Pictures (SEHK:1060:$423.52)
Alibaba Pictures is the flagship unit of Alibaba Group’s entertainment arm and its core businesses includes: film and television production centered on IP; internet-based promotion and distribution combining internet technologies and traditional off-line distribution; and more. "
target: Yinhekuyu Media
Yinhekuyu Media is a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu focuses on producing short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show in China that has attracted over a billion views.
price ($mm)
$58*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

DATSIT Sphere, acquired Sienna Films

synopsis: Sienna Films, producer of Hulu's Cardinal, has been sold to Datsit Sphere by Kew Media Group. Based in Canada, Sienna develops and produces feature films and television series for international audiences. Their feature films have been box office successes. Sienna’s TV series have garnered top ratings in Canada and abroad.
buyer: DATSIT Sphere
DATSIT Sphere is a Canadian TV and film content producer and distributor. DATSIT Sphere generates a wide range of high-end content for the domestic and international markets, covering all genres, from documentaries to feature films, including scripted TV series, game shows, 2D animation and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Sienna Films
Based in Canada, Sienna develops and produces feature films and television series for international audiences. Their feature films have been box office successes. Sienna’s TV series have garnered top ratings in Canada and abroad.
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closed 3/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

B&Partners.CO, acquired Rede Snack

synopsis: B&Partners.CO, a Brazilian marketing services network, has acquired Snack, a 2.0 multi-channel video network that creates, produces, develops and markets its own channels for online distribution. Snack is a multi platform network (MPN) producing premium original content. Snack has 12 original channels with more than 140 million views.
buyer: B&Partners.CO
B&Partners.CO, a marketing services network, brings together experts in a collective of communication, consulting & adtech companies with Brand Experience products, services, interactive, retail, consulting, data analytics, first party data, programmatic, UX / UI, influencers and branded content. "
target: Rede Snack
Snack is known as a 2.0 multi-channel video network, as it creates, produces, develops and markets its own channels for online distribution. Snack is a multi platform network (MPN) producing premium original content. Snack has 12 original channels with more than 140 million views.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Essential Media Group, acquired Essential Media Group

synopsis: Essential Media Group’s CEO and president, Greg Quail and Jesse Fawcett, has acquired the company back from Kew Media Group, a Canadian content company. Essential Media Group is an award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide.
buyer: Essential Media Group
Essential Media Group is a talent-friendly, award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide. Their shows include Restored, Ghost Loop, Road to Riches, Rake, and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Essential Media Group
Essential Media Group is a talent-friendly, award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide. Their shows include Restored, Ghost Loop, Road to Riches, Rake, and more.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

DATSIT Sphere, acquired Bristow Global Media Inc.

synopsis: DATSIT Sphere, a Canadian TV and film content producer and distributor, has acquired Bristow Global Media (BGM) from Kew Media Group, a Canadian content company. BGM is a specialized content production company in Canada. BGM produces multiplatform content across all unscripted genres, including specialist factual, doc series, lifestyle, and more.
buyer: DATSIT Sphere
DATSIT Sphere is a Canadian TV and film content producer and distributor. DATSIT Sphere generates a wide range of high-end content for the domestic and international markets, covering all genres, from documentaries to feature films, including scripted TV series, game shows, 2D animation and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Bristow Global Media Inc.
Bristow Global Media (BGM) is a specialized content production company in Canada. BGM produces multiplatform content across all unscripted genres, including specialist factual, doc series, docudrama, fact ent formats, lifestyle, and kids & family.
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closed 3/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HQ Global Education, Inc., acquired 1oneninety5, LLC

synopsis: HQ Global Education, Inc. has acquired 1oneninety5, LLC, a full-service film and TV production company that provides complete services and assistance at every phase of script development, from concept, writing and editing through casting, filming and the delivery of finished concept.
buyer: HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTCPK:HQGE:$56.84)
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning. "
target: 1oneninety5, LLC
1oneninety5 is a full-service film and TV production company that provides complete services and assistance at every phase of script development, from concept, writing and editing through casting, filming and the delivery of finished concept.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Little Dot Studios Limited, acquired WING London

synopsis: Little Dot Studios, the digital content firm owned by Fleabag producer All3Media, has made its first acquisition in London-based production studio Wing. Wing, launched in 2007 by husband and wife team Will and Tessa Ingham, helps studios and brands create digital content, particularly in sports.
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: WING London
WING, based in London, is a multi award-winning creative content agency delivering high-end film content, intelligent distribution solutions and digital strategy to the world’s largest brands. It shot the Olympic Torch Relay in Rio and has since developed Jaguar’s #ShowYourEdge campaign.
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announced 2/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Frantic Films Corporation, will acquire Frantic Films Corporation

synopsis: Jamie Brown, CEO of Frantic Films, will acquire Frantic Films from Kew Media Group, a Canadian content company that produces and distributes multi-genre content worldwide. Frantic Films is a TV and film production company in Canada. Frantic Films produces content in a variety of genres, such as lifestyle, factual, reality, drama, and more.
buyer: Frantic Films Corporation
Frantic Films is a TV and film production company in Canada. Frantic Films produces film and TV content in a variety of genres, such as lifestyle, factual, reality, sports, comedy and drama. Their productions include Backyard Builds, Tood & the Book of Pure Evil, Lucid, and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Frantic Films Corporation
Frantic Films is a TV and film production company in Canada. Frantic Films produces film and TV content in a variety of genres, such as lifestyle, factual, reality, sports, comedy and drama. Their productions include Backyard Builds, Tood & the Book of Pure Evil, Lucid, and more.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fremantle, acquired Naked Television Ltd

synopsis: Fremantle, one the largest producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world, has acquired Naked Television, a UK-based TV production company. Naked creates and produces high quality, innovative factual and entertainment programming for the UK, US and international television markets.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Fremantle
Fremantle is one the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. Fremantle produces over 12,000 hours of original programming, rolls out more than 60 formats and airs 450 programmes a year worldwide. "
target: Naked Television Ltd
Naked Television is a UK-based TV production company. Naked creates and produces high quality, innovative factual and entertainment programming for the UK, US and international television markets. Their shows include The Rap Game UK, 21 Again, The Day I Picked My Parents, Ghost, and more.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Poker Central LLC, acquired High Stakes Poker

synopsis: Poker Central announced the company’s acquisition of the High Stakes Poker brand and assets for the successful poker cash game television show that ran on Game Show Network for seven seasons between 2006 and 2011.  The show featured high stakes No Limit Texas Hold’em with the minimum buy-in set at $100,000 in the first season.
buyer: Poker Central LLC
Poker Central is the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables. Available direct-to-consumer via OTT streaming service PokerGO as well as through network television distribution, Poker Central delivers poker’s most premier live events. "
target: High Stakes Poker
High Stakes Poker is a successful poker cash game television show that ran on Game Show Network for seven seasons between 2006 and 2011. The show featured high stakes No Limit Texas Hold’em with the minimum buy-in set at $100,000 in the first season and as high as $500,000 by the fourth season.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Horse & Country TV Ltd., acquired EQ Sports Net

synopsis: Horse & Country TV (H&C), the international equestrian sports network, has announced the acquisition of  US equestrian streaming provider EQ Sports Net (EQSN). Fans of equestrian sports in the US and Canada will now have access to top competition livestreams from home and abroad, as well as exclusive training and educational shows.
buyer: Horse & Country TV Ltd.
Horse & Country TV (H&C) is the premier international multi-screen network for equestrian enthusiasts and fans. The award-winning network offers subscribers access to thrilling equestrian sport, masterclasses, documentaries and more. "
target: EQ Sports Net
EQ Sports Net (EQSN) is a US equestrian streaming provider. EQSN provides more than 100 days of live and on-demand coverage of some of the top competitions in North America, including the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,079.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,156.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,757.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,862.00
Employees
9000
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Americana Publishing
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Americana Publishing, Inc. is a vertically integrated media publisher and e-tailer. Americana Publishing, Inc. currently owns americanabooks.com. Americana Publishing owns and operates americanabooks.com, an Internet marketer of print, electronic and audio books.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$2.45
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EBIT ($mm)
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0
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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.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$0.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.10)
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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.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$0.63
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,079.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,156.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,757.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,862.00
Employees
9000
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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
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,066.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$142.10
EBIT ($mm)
$127.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: BMV:AZTECA CPO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$817.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$140.88
EBIT ($mm)
$86.49
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4489
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Ticker: 300027
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation engages in the production, issuing, and derivative businesses of movies, television plays, and music in China and internationally.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$607.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$125.44
EBIT ($mm)
$114.91
Net Income ($mm)
$116.24
Employees
2329
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