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closed 4/4/2016 via BusinessWire

BET Networks, acquired Soul Train

synopsis: BET Networks, a division of Viacom announced it has acquired Soul Train from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies. The assets acquired include one of the largest libraries of African American, music-oriented content in the world, including over 1,100 television episodes and 40 television specials.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: BET Networks
BET, a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc., is the nation's leading television network providing entertainment, music, news and public affairs programming for the African-American audience. The BET Network reaches more than 79 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean."
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Soul Train
Soul Train is a long-running, music-related, syndicated television program. Soul Train has primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, although jazz musicians and gospel singers have also appeared. The program was created by Don Cornelius.
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announced 1/19/2018 via BusinessWire

TPG Growth, will acquire TRACE Company

synopsis: TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in TRACE, the market leader in afro-urban music and entertainment.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: TPG Growth
TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, the global private investment firm. With over $8.3 billion of assets under management, TPG Growth targets investments in a broad range of industries and geographies. "
target parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
target: TRACE Company
TRACE is a global multi-platform media and entertainment company that connects with multicultural audiences through premium afro urban music and content across 21 pay TV channels, radios, motion picture, online and mobile services in over 160 countries to 200M viewers and listeners.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ivan Tavrin, acquired UTH Russia Limited

synopsis: Ivan Tavrin, one of the first people to begin developing the media industry in Russia, has acquired UTH Russia from USM Holdings, a company that consolidates the various investments and holdings of Alisher Usmanov. UTH Russia is a TV broadcasting company in Russia that operates the U Channel, the Disney Channel, and the MUZ-TV Channel.
buyer: Ivan Tavrin
Ivan Tavrin was one of the first to begin developing the media industry in Russia and has more than 15 years of success behind him. Ivan has pioneered a whole range of successful Russian media companies including the Regional Media Group, Media One, Vybery Radio and TV-3. "
target parent: USM Holdings
target: UTH Russia Limited
UTH Russia is a TV broadcasting company in Russia. The company operates the U Channel, the Disney Channel, and the MUZ-TV Channel. U Channel is a TV channel aimed at women, Disney Channel is a family TV channel that offers classic Walt Disney animations, and MUZ-TV Channel is a music TV channel.
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announced 10/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, will acquire 9X Media Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Media tycoon Subhash Chandra-led Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd has agreed to acquire 9X Media Pvt. Ltd and its unit INX Music Pvt. Ltd. 9X Media is India's largest Music Broadcaster operating 5 music television channels.
buyer parent: Essel Group
buyer: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (NSEI:ZEEL:$934.27)
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) is a worldwide media brand offering entertainment content to diverse audiences. With a presence in over 172 countries, ZEEL is among the largest global content companies across genres, languages, and platforms. "
target parent: New Silk Route Partners
target: 9X Media Pvt. Ltd.
9X Media is India's largest Music Broadcaster operating 5 music television channels and a Bollywood news portal - www.spotboye.com. The Music Channels operated by 9X Media include 9XM, 9X Jhakaas, 9X Jalwa, 9X Tashan and 9XO.
price ($mm)
$24
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$24
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EV / rev
1.0x
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announced 6/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Stingray Digital Media Group, will purchase JuiceBox, MuchLoud, MuchRetro & MuchVibe from Bell Media

synopsis: Bell Media announced that it has entered into an agreement with Montréal-based Stingray Digital Group Inc. for the sale of four of its specialty services: Juicebox, MuchLoud, MuchRetro, and MuchVibe. Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
seller parent: BCE, Inc.
seller: Bell Media
Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company. JuiceBox is a music video channel devoted to kids. MuchLoud delivers the best in Alternative, Metal and Punk music videos. MuchRetro is dedicated to music videos of the '80s and '90s. MuchVibe is Canada's only all urban music TV station.
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announced 1/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will acquire Deejay TV

synopsis: Italian media group L'Espresso has signed an agreement for the transfer of the broadcaster Deejay TV to Discovery Italia, the Italian branch of Discovery Channel. Deejay broadcasts music videos and music programs on its channel.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$12,191.00)
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. "
target parent: Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A.
target: Deejay TV
Based in Milan, Italy. Deejay TV is a television channel that broadcasts music videos and music programs. Deejay TV was formerly known as All Music S.p.A.
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$19
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closed 7/1/2014 via GlobeNewswire

NUVOtv, acquired Fuse

synopsis: NUVOtv parent company, SíTV Media, Inc., has completed its acquisition of the Fuse network from The Madison Square Garden Company. As a national network dedicated to music, Fuse reaches 73 million Nielsen subscribers nationwide and features original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks.
buyer: NUVOtv
NUVOtv is the premier English-language destination for Latino entertainment, embodying the vibrancy and richness of modern Latino culture. Providing original entertainment and lifestyle programming, NUVOtv is available in more than 32 million homes nationwide with major distribution partners "
target parent: The Madison Square Garden Company
target: Fuse
Fuse is a national television network that provides a unique, multi-platform destination for music lovers, connecting fans with their favorite artists and delivering the most comprehensive coverage of the music industry today.
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$226
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closed 6/30/2014 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Trace Partners SAS

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB, the international entertainment group, announced that it has completed the acquisition of 75% of Trace Partners SAS, the France based youth media brand and global pay-TV channel operator.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$5,896.00)
Modern Times Group (MTG) is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. "
target: Trace Partners SAS
TRACE is an international media group specializing in music and sport, which publishes TV channels distributed in 160 countries and provides digital services, activities of mobile telephony, radio and events.
price ($mm)
$41*
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$27
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EV / rev
2.1x
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announced 2/6/2014 via Market Wire

Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation, will acquire ZUUS Media

synopsis: Irvine-based Ubiquity Broadcasting Corp., announced that it has entered into a non-binding term sheet to acquire ZUUS Media. ZUUS offers four genre-specific music television channels (ZUUS Country, ZUUS Latino, ZUUS Hip Hop + R&B and ZUUS Hits), currently available in over 60 million US households and growing.
buyer: Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation (OTCBB:UBIQ:$0.45)
Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is an emerging broadcasting & media technologies company, that owns a portfolio of intellectual property relating to Internet, Social Media and Cloud-Based applications, where it also owns and operates an in-house, state-of-the-art production facility. "
target: ZUUS Media
ZUUS Media is a next-generation media company that operates ZUUS. ZUUS offers four genre-specific music television channels (ZUUS Country, ZUUS Latino, ZUUS Hip Hop + R&B and ZUUS Hits), currently available in over 60 million US households and growing.
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$30
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announced 12/3/2013 via PR Newswire

V Media, will purchase MusiMax & MusiquePlus from Bell Media

synopsis: V Media Group and Bell Media announced they have entered into an agreement for the acquisition of MusiquePlus and MusiMax by V Media Group. MusiMax is a Canadian French language channel focusing on music. MusiquePlus Inc. owns and operates television broadcasting stations, music stations and provides cable television services.
buyer: V Media
V Media Group is a Québec-based media company. V Media Group owns and operates V, one of Canada`s leading French-language conventional broadcasters; a young, dynamic and innovative network focused on pure entertainment. "
seller parent: BCE, Inc.
seller: Bell Media
MusiMax is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel, focusing primarily on adult contemporary music. MusiquePlus Inc. owns and operates television broadcasting stations, music stations and provides cable television services.
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closed 1/27/2009 via Market Wire

Mag Rack Entertainment, Inc., acquired CONCERT.TV

synopsis: Mag Rack Entertainment, an interactive television, web and mobile entertainment company, announced that it has acquired CONCERT.TV, the video-on-demand (VOD) television network dedicated to live music performances and documentaries.
buyer: Mag Rack Entertainment, Inc.
Mag Rack Entertainment, Inc., formed in 2008, is a New York-based media company focused on delivering interactive and personalized media to consumers via TV, mobile devices and the Internet. "
target: CONCERT.TV
First launched in 2003, CONCERT.TV was the first digital network dedicated to live music and the lifestyle that surrounds it. The network reaches nearly 30 million television homes via Comcast, Charter, Cox, DirecTV, and other cable TV operators. Moving forward, CONCERT.
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closed 6/19/2008 via paidContent.org

MadVision Entertainment, acquired Soul Train

synopsis: Don Cornelius, founder of the once-famed music and dance program Soul Train has sold the show to MadVision Entertainment, an LA-based company backed by PE firm InterMedia Partners. The iconic franchise includes the brand and the production rights for the weekly Soul Train series, along with a catalog of about 1,100 hours of archival footage.
buyer: MadVision Entertainment
MadVision Media is a multimedia company whose mission is to acquire and create content that can be branded and exploited across multiple media platforms. Deeply rooted in the urban cultural experience, this content will inspire, entertain and empower. "
target: Soul Train
Soul Train is a long-running, music-related, syndicated television program. Soul Train has primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, although jazz musicians and gospel singers have also appeared. The program was created by Don Cornelius.
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closed 7/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Les Echos SA, myCANAL, acquired Mezzo SA

synopsis: Les Echos and myCANAL (Canal+) have announced the joint acquisition of Mezzo from Lagardère Group and France Télévisions. Paris-based Mezzo is a 21-year old broadcaster that runs two pay-TV channels, Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD, centred around classical music, jazz and dance.
buyer: Les Echos SA
buyer: myCANAL
Les Echos is the leading source of French economic and financial information. myCANAL (Canal+) is the leading provider of premium channels and thematic in France. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Mezzo SA
Paris-based Mezzo is a 21-year old broadcaster that runs two pay-TV channels, Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD, centred around classical music, jazz and dance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 5/29/2018 via Company Press Release

TRACE Company, will purchase Gospel Music Tv from THEMA SAS

synopsis: TRACE, a global multi-platform media and entertainment company, will acquire Gospel Music Tv from THEMA, a distributor of pay TV channels. Gospel Music Tv is a gospel music TV channel designed for the Sub-Saharan African audience. The channel offers African, American, contemporary, urban, and traditional gospel music.
buyer: TRACE Company
TRACE is a global multi-platform media and entertainment company that connects with multicultural audiences through premium afro urban music and content across 21 pay TV channels, radios, motion picture, online and mobile services in over 160 countries to 200M viewers and listeners. "
seller parent: Vivendi SA
seller: THEMA SAS
Gospel Music Tv is a gospel music TV channel designed for the Sub-Saharan African audience. The channel offers African, American, contemporary, urban, and traditional gospel music. Gospel Music Tv belongs to THEMA, a distributor of pay TV channels to cable, IPTV, and DTH operators.
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closed 5/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired C Music Entertainment Ltd.

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it has acquired C Music Entertainment Ltd. ("C Music TV"), a London-based, multi-award-winning satellite and cable television channel dedicated to classical, crossover, and cinematic music videos.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: C Music Entertainment Ltd.
C Music Entertainment Ltd. ("C Music TV") is a London-based, multi-award-winning satellite and cable television channel dedicated to classical, crossover, and cinematic music videos. C Music TV is distributed through pay TV, satellite, IPTV and mobile providers in 105 countries.
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closed 3/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

WhereverTV, acquired Digital RodeoTV

synopsis: WhereverTV Broadcasting Corp., which delivers Over the Top subscription television services to a variety of devices including smartphones, TabletPCs, and computers, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Digital RodeoTV. Digital RodeoTV delivers a content rich mixture of music and videos from independent country artists.
buyer: WhereverTV (OTCPK:TVTV:$0.00)
Founded in 2006, WhereverTV is the next generation subscription television service providing consumers with live-streaming, genre-specific, and in-language viewing choices from around the world, delivered to anywhere in the world, and through any internet enabled device. "
target: Digital RodeoTV
Digital RodeoTV delivers a content rich mixture of music and videos from independent country artists, current artists and legacy artists. Digital RodeoTV broadcasts interviews, videos and live streaming and recorded concert events.
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closed 1/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Classica GmbH

synopsis: Canadian digital entertainment group Stingray Digital has acquired the pay TV channel Classica from Beta Film CEO Jan Mojto’s classical music subsidary Unitel. Launched in 1996, Classica presents operas, ballets and concerts from some of the world’s most renowned opera houses, concert halls and music festivals.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target parent: Unitel GmbH & Co.KG
target: Classica GmbH
Classica is the worldwide leading pay TV channel for classical music, dedicated to audiovisual productions of the highest artistic and technical level. Launched in 1996, Classica presents the best operas, concerts, dance performances and documentaries from the world's most renowned concert halls.
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closed 6/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Festival 4K B.V.

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it has acquired the Festival 4K television channel. Festival 4K is the leading 4K Ultra HD channel with an international customer base. Its diverse programming includes hundreds of hours of extraordinary shows and events recorded live.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: Festival 4K B.V.
Available to more than 7 million subscribers currently under contract, Festival 4K is the leading 4K Ultra HD channel with an international customer base. Its diverse programming includes hundreds of hours of extraordinary shows and events recorded live.
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closed 2/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

Moonbug, purchased Little Angel from Valnet Inc.

synopsis: Moonbug has acquired Little Angel, a network of kids-focused YouTube channels that generate about 1.5 billion views a month. The main Little Angel channel produces animated videos set to nursery rhymes and songs for kids, and has about 27 million subscribers on YouTube.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Moonbug
Moonbug is a global entertainment company providing fun and safe content for children. Moonbug develops and distributes age-appropriate content that encourages healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills. "
seller parent: Valsoft Corp
seller: Valnet Inc.
Little Angel is a network of kids-focused YouTube channels that generate about 1.5 billion views a month. The main Little Angel channel produces animated videos set to nursery rhymes and songs for kids, and has about 27 million subscribers on YouTube.
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closed 7/30/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Moonbug, acquired Cocomelon

synopsis: Cocomelon, the YouTube children’s animated nursery rhymes and songs channel that is one of the platform’s most-viewed channel with over 3.3 billion average monthly views, has been acquired by Moonbug Entertainment.
buyer: Moonbug
Moonbug is a global entertainment company providing fun and safe content for children. Moonbug develops and distributes age-appropriate content that encourages healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills. "
target: Cocomelon
Cocomelon is a YouTube children’s animated nursery rhymes and songs channel that is one of the platform’s most-viewed channel with over 3.3 billion average monthly views
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closed 4/4/2016 via BusinessWire

BET Networks, acquired Soul Train

synopsis: BET Networks, a division of Viacom announced it has acquired Soul Train from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies. The assets acquired include one of the largest libraries of African American, music-oriented content in the world, including over 1,100 television episodes and 40 television specials.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: BET Networks
BET, a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc., is the nation's leading television network providing entertainment, music, news and public affairs programming for the African-American audience. The BET Network reaches more than 79 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean."
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Soul Train
Soul Train is a long-running, music-related, syndicated television program. Soul Train has primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, although jazz musicians and gospel singers have also appeared. The program was created by Don Cornelius.
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closed 6/19/2008 via paidContent.org

MadVision Entertainment, acquired Soul Train

synopsis: Don Cornelius, founder of the once-famed music and dance program Soul Train has sold the show to MadVision Entertainment, an LA-based company backed by PE firm InterMedia Partners. The iconic franchise includes the brand and the production rights for the weekly Soul Train series, along with a catalog of about 1,100 hours of archival footage.
buyer: MadVision Entertainment
MadVision Media is a multimedia company whose mission is to acquire and create content that can be branded and exploited across multiple media platforms. Deeply rooted in the urban cultural experience, this content will inspire, entertain and empower. "
target: Soul Train
Soul Train is a long-running, music-related, syndicated television program. Soul Train has primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, although jazz musicians and gospel singers have also appeared. The program was created by Don Cornelius.
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closed 4/4/2016 via BusinessWire

BET Networks, acquired Soul Train

synopsis: BET Networks, a division of Viacom announced it has acquired Soul Train from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies. The assets acquired include one of the largest libraries of African American, music-oriented content in the world, including over 1,100 television episodes and 40 television specials.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: BET Networks
BET, a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc., is the nation's leading television network providing entertainment, music, news and public affairs programming for the African-American audience. The BET Network reaches more than 79 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean."
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Soul Train
Soul Train is a long-running, music-related, syndicated television program. Soul Train has primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, although jazz musicians and gospel singers have also appeared. The program was created by Don Cornelius.
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announced 10/6/2005 via PR Newswire

Harlequin Enterprises Limited, will purchase BET BOOKS from Black Entertainment Television (BET Holdings Inc.)

synopsis: Harlequin Enterprises Limited today announced the purchase of the assets of BET BOOKS, the publishing arm of Black Entertainment Television. The new ownership deal is expected to close November 30, 2005.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, with titles issued worldwide in 25 languages and sold in 94 international markets. "
seller parent: Viacom Inc.
seller: Black Entertainment Television (BET Holdings Inc.)
BET, a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc., is the nation's leading television network providing entertainment, music, news and public affairs programming for the African-American audience. The BET Network reaches more than 79 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
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announced 8/30/2018 via BusinessWire

AfroLife.TV, will acquire BlackTree TV

synopsis: AfroLife.TV, a digital media and entertainment company, announced that it is acquiring BlackTree TV, a leading creator of online urban entertainment content and lifestyle information. BlackTree's content has received more than a half billion views on YouTube and enjoys distribution across 16 additional platforms.
buyer: AfroLife.TV
AfroLife.TV is a digital media and entertainment company providing premium streaming and on-demand cultural content with a focus on African Americans and consumers of color. AfroLife provides video on-demand streaming access to a world of curated movies and shows. "
target: BlackTree TV
BlackTree TV (BTV) it is a leading Creator of online urban entertainment content and lifestyle information. Their content has received more than a half billion views on YouTube and enjoys distribution across 16 additional platforms, including iTunes, TiVo, Sony DivX and Boxee.
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closed 1/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cedar Park Entertainment, acquired Evergreen Valley Productions LLC

synopsis: Cedar Park Entertainment, an independent production studio, has acquired Evergreen Valley Productions, a production firm that promotes diversity, original film, and fresh perspectives in content creation. Evergreen Valley Productions creates compelling content for and by people of color.
buyer: Cedar Park Entertainment
Cedar Park Entertainment is an independent production studio. Cedar Park Entertainment is committed to developing original film and television stories in all genres with an emphasis on realistic, slice-of-life narratives. Their projects include Deputy and Ready for War. "
target: Evergreen Valley Productions LLC
Evergreen Valley Productions is a production firm that promotes diversity, original film, and fresh perspectives in content creation. Evergreen Valley Productions creates compelling content for and by people of color. They tell stories in all genres with a focus on the slice-of-life.
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closed 12/21/2016 via PR Newswire

Bounce Media, acquired The Trumpet Awards Foundation

synopsis: African American broadcast network, Bounce TV has acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, in an agreement with The Trumpet Awards Foundation announced.
buyer: Bounce Media
Bounce TV is the first African American broadcast network, featuring a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-network series, original programming and more. "
target: The Trumpet Awards Foundation
The Trumpet Awards is the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.
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closed 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fuse Media Inc., acquired Fuse Media Inc.

synopsis: Fuse Media, an English-language media company that serves mostly Latino and multicultural audiences, has sold a majority stake to a Latino-led management group, led by Fuse Media CEO Miguel “Mike” Roggero, alongside several other Fuse executives.
buyer: Fuse Media Inc.
The management buyout team was by Fuse Media CEO Miguel “Mike” Roggero, alongside several other Fuse executives. "
target: Fuse Media Inc.
Fuse is an American pay television channel that first launched in 1994 and was originally dedicated to music. After merging with the Latino-oriented NuvoTV in 2015, Fuse shifted its focus to general entertainment and lifestyle programming targeting a multicultural millennial and GenZ audience.
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closed 4/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Parikh Worldwide Media, acquired ITV Gold

synopsis: Parikh Worldwide Media, the largest news publishing house in the United States, has acquired the New York City-based 24×7 national cable TV channel, ITV Gold (International Television Broadcasting), the longest running channel in the US catering to the Indian and South Asian diaspora.
buyer: Parikh Worldwide Media
Parikh Worldwide Media LLC is the largest Indian-American publishing group in the United States. Parikh Worldwide Media publishes “News India Times,” a national weekly newspaper. "
target: ITV Gold
New York City-based 24×7 national cable TV channel, ITV Gold (International Television Broadcasting) is the longest running channel in the US catering to the Indian and South Asian diaspora.
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Net Income ($mm)
$304.00
Employees
5900
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Ticker: TSE:7860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Avex Group Holdings Inc.
Avex Group Holdings Inc. is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. Their subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. operates as a music recording company which also provides theme music soundtracks to many anime and a few video games.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,411.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.83
EBIT ($mm)
$142.73
Net Income ($mm)
$74.49
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Ticker: TSE:7844
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous Inc, provides Online game planning, production and sales of home video game software in the planning, development, production and sales planning, development and operation of amusement housing planning, production, and sale of music and video content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$213.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.71
EBIT ($mm)
$35.66
Net Income ($mm)
$17.60
Employees
451
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Ticker: UCSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
year
2008
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A122870
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YG Family
YG Family
YG Family has been at the forefront of the popularization of hip-hop music in Korea. From its inception, YG Entertainment has been the birthplace of some of Korea’s most popular artists, from YG’s earlier artists such as JINUSEAN and 1TYM, to the immensely successful current acts, BIGBANG and 2NE1.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$311.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$39.60
EBIT ($mm)
$32.61
Net Income ($mm)
$16.54
Employees
158
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Ticker: NSEI:SILLYMONKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd.
Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd.
Silly Monks is a digital media entertainment firm in India. Silly Monks creates interesting and innovative content, including videos, music, and movie based entertainment. Silly Monks is also one of the largest YouTube multi channel networks in India.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.24
EBIT ($mm)
$0.22
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
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Ticker: LYV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,268.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$87.45
EBIT ($mm)
($328.83)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XTRA:ERMK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$226.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.94
EBIT ($mm)
$3.91
Net Income ($mm)
$2.91
Employees
219
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: TSX:RAY.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$211.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.20
EBIT ($mm)
$37.43
Net Income ($mm)
$33.35
Employees
1000
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Ticker: GB:MFP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc is focused on the ownership, development, and production of music festivals. The Group wholly owns three summer music festivals, the Festival Internacional de Benicassim in Spain, the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, England, and the Feis Festival in Finsbury Park, London.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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