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closed 1/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sky plc, acquired True North

synopsis: Sky PLC, a British satellite broadcasting, on-demand internet streaming media, broadband and telephone services company, has acquired a majority stake in UK independent production company True North Productions Ltd. They make a wide range of factual programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Five.
buyer: 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. "
target: True North
True North has is now one of the UK's brightest and busiest independent production companies. It makes a wide range of factual programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Five. Its programmes range from observational documentary and current affairs to history, religion, wildife and nostalgia.
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closed 3/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Singularity University, acquired Futurism, LLC

synopsis: Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges, has acquired Futurism, a media company focused on the breakthrough science and technology that will shape the future of humanity. Futurism's website provides the latest in world news, products, and narratives.
buyer: Singularity University
Singularity University is a benefit corporation that provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies. "
target: Futurism, LLC
Futurism is a media company focused on the breakthrough science and technology that will shape the future of humanity. Futurism's website provides the latest in world news, products, and narratives. Their production arm focuses on scripted series and feature-length documentaries.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Groupe Elephant

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired ELEPHANT, the first and largest independent producer in France with production labels covering drama, documentaries, magazine shows, entertainment, factual entertainment, live events and branded content.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Groupe Elephant
ELEPHANT, created in 1999 by Emmanuel Chain and Thierry Bizot, is the first and largest independent producer in France with production labels covering drama, documentaries, magazine shows, entertainment, factual entertainment, live events and branded content.
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closed 1/9/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Purespectrum Inc., acquired Providence Films

synopsis: Purespectrum Inc., a publicly-traded corporation focused on entertainment, social media and TV communications, has acquired Providence Films, an entertainment studio whose industry offering’s service the multi-billion dollar motion picture, television and music industries. Providence Films produces television content, films, and documentaries.
buyer: Purespectrum Inc. (OTCPK:PSRU:$0.02)
Purespectrum Inc. (PSRU) is a publicly-traded corporation focused on the energizing of celebrity entertainment, social media and TV communications. PSRU aims to achieve an unparalleled advancement towards media through music, sports and, with respect to the millennial generation, through technology."
target: Providence Films
Providence Films is a Los Angeles based entertainment studio whose industry offering’s service the multi-billion dollar motion picture, television and music industries. Providence Films produces television content, films, and documentaries.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Constantin Film AG, acquired Hager Moss Film GmbH

synopsis: Constantin Film AG, a company that distributes and produces film in both Germany and abroad, has acquired Hager Moss Film GmbH, an independent feature film company that has created numerous cinema and television films, including documentary, "Am Limit."
buyer parent: Highlight Communications AG
buyer: Constantin Film AG (CFA:$0.00)
Based in Germany, Constantin Film AG is a film company that distributes and produces film in Germany and abroad. They are an important independent German manufacturer and evaluator of products in the fictional and non-fictional audiovisual sector. "
target: Hager Moss Film GmbH
Based in Germany, Hager Moss Film GmbH is an independent feature film company that has created numerous cinema and television films, including the powerful cinema documentary "Am Limit." With various topics, they have distinguished themselves by their good reviews, completed quotas, and awards.
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closed 3/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Lagardère Studios, acquired Skyhigh TV

synopsis: Lagardère Studios, a leader in independent audiovisual production in France, has acquired a majority stake in Skyhigh TV, an independent production company in the Netherlands. Skyhigh TV produces TV programs for both public and commercial broadcasters. Their original TV programs include The Bully Project, The Family Dinner, and Model in a day.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Studios
Created in 2008, Lagardère Studios (a Lagardère Active company) is a leader in independent audiovisual production in France, incorporating all the audiovisual production activities of the Lagardère Group. "
target: Skyhigh TV
Skyhigh TV is an independent production company in the Netherlands, which produces TV programs for both public and commercial broadcasters. Their original TV programs include The Bully Project, The Family Dinner, Teen Mom: Celebrity Support, Over My Dead Body, Coming Out and Model in a day.
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closed 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Prolifik Films merged with Lampstand Media L.L.C.,

synopsis: Two Oklahoma City video production companies – Prolifik Films and Lampstand Media – have merged. Prolifik Films is a documentary film studio located in Oklahoma City.
buyer: Lampstand Media L.L.C.
Lampstand Media is passionate about sharing stories with the world through video. From corporations to nonprofits, everyone has a story to tell. "
target: Prolifik Films
Prolifik Films is a documentary film studio located in Oklahoma City.
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closed 2/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

ITV plc, acquired Tetra Media Studio SAS

synopsis: ITV, an integrated producer broadcaster, operating the largest commercial family of channels in the UK, has acquired Tetra Media Studio, a company that operates as an audio-visual production company. The company produces motion pictures in the genres of fiction and documentaries.
buyer: ITV plc (LSE:ITV:$3,759.74)
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. "
target: Tetra Media Studio SAS
Tetra Media Studio SAS operates as an audio-visual production company. The company produces motion pictures in the genres of fiction and documentaries. Tetra Media Studio SAS was founded in 1990 and is based in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.
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closed 7/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired 44 Blue Productions

synopsis: German based production copmany, Red Arrow Entertainment Group, has acquired a majority stake in 44 Blue Productions, an award-winning producer of non-fiction and unscripted television content whose series have aired on more than 20 domestic television networks and in more than 120 countries worldwide.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH (XTRA:PSM:$3,365.78)
Launched in January 2010, Red Arrow Entertainment Group is comprised of 19 production companies across 7 countries, alongside global distributor Red Arrow International. "
target: 44 Blue Productions
44 Blue Productions is an award-winning producer of non-fiction and unscripted television content whose series have aired on more than 20 domestic television networks and in more than 120 countries worldwide.
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closed 1/8/2015 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, acquired Stephen David Entertainment

synopsis: Banijay Group has acquired a controlling share in Stephen David Entertainment. They produce unique, premium non-scripted content and scripted documentary series including Emmy® nominated docudrama mini-series The World Wars (History); Emmy® winning event mini-series The Men Who Built America (History); The West (Discovery Channel); and more.
buyer: Banijay Group
The Banijay Group is a content creation company for television and multimedia platforms. With leading production entities in more than a dozen territories, the Group is engaged in strategic partnerships with innovative creative talent around the world. "
target: Stephen David Entertainment
Stephen David Entertainment is an end-to-end television production and development company based out of New York City, with its own in-house post-production facility. The company specializes in docudrama, documentary and non-fiction television, as well as select scripted series.
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closed 12/17/2014 via

Thunderbird Films, acquired Great Pacific Media Inc.

synopsis: Thunderbird Films announced the acquisition of Canadian production company Great Pacific Media Inc., a global leader in factual television. Started in 2010, their programs are seen in more than 170 countries. Their number one hit, Highway Thru Hell shattered audience records when it premiered on Discovery Canada.
buyer: Thunderbird Films
Thunderbird Films is a rapidly growing Vancouver-based TV and film production company with offices in Los Angeles and Toronto. They produce award winning programming for Canadian and International broadcasters. "
target: Great Pacific Media Inc.
Great Pacific Media Inc. is a full service content and production services company. They specialize in development, production, co-production, and financing of factual, documentary, game show and reality television.
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announced 7/25/2014 via Reuters

Wild Bunch SA will be merged with Senator Entertainment AG,

synopsis: Senator Entertainment and Wild Bunch SA announced plan to merge to create leading film distributor in Europe. Senator Entertainment produces and co-produces television and theatrical products. Wild Bunch S.A. provides film production and distribution services.
buyer parent: StudioCanal S.A.
buyer: Senator Entertainment AG
Senator Entertainment produces and co-produces television and theatrical products. It also acquires and exploits rights to completed film, marketing and distribution of film licenses on DVD and next-generation format, and production, acquisition, marketing, and distribution of films. "
target: Wild Bunch SA
Wild Bunch S.A. provides film production and distribution services. The company manages a library of various films, including director-driven, art-house, genre, or commercial documentaries.
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closed 12/6/2012 via Company Press Release

Tinopolis Plc, acquired Firecracker Films

synopsis: Tinopolis has acquired Firecracker Films Limited, one of the most innovative producers of factual and factual entertainment programming in the UK and US. Firecracker Films is a leading television and digital production company, creating high profile documentaries and irresistible content to critical acclaim and outstanding viewing figures.
buyer parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
buyer: Tinopolis Plc
The Tinopolis Group is home to some of the most successful and creative media companies in the UK. They cover a full range of genres in the TV market, producing around 1,600 hours of programming for more than 200 broadcasters worldwide. "
target: Firecracker Films
Firecracker Films is a leading television and digital production company, creating high profile documentaries and irresistible content to critical acclaim and outstanding viewing figures. The company is based in the United Kingdom.
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closed 7/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, acquired Parthenon Media Group

synopsis: BSkyB has acquired Parthenon Media Group, an internationally established distributor, producer and IP owner with over 1,400 hours of high quality factual documentaries and children’s programmes.
buyer: British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (LSE:SKY:$18,056.76)
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and its subsidiaries provide pay television broadcast services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It primarily broadcasts sports events, movies, entertainment, and news programs. "
target: Parthenon Media Group
Parthenon Media Group is an internationally established distributor, producer and IP owner with over 1,400 hours of high quality factual documentaries and children’s programmes.
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closed 7/23/2012 via PR Newswire

The Rogers Photo Archive, purchased Film Archive from David Hoffman

synopsis: The Rogers Photo Archive in North Little Rock, Arkansas announced that it has purchased the film archives of award-winning documentary filmmaker, David Hoffman. The archive's video content totals over 1900 hours and comprises NASA, Cold War and Americana material.
buyer: The Rogers Photo Archive
John Rogers, owner of the Rogers Photo Archive, has the largest collection of historic images in the world and has previously acquired entire photographic archives of publications, such as the Seattle Times, Boston Herald, Chicago Sun Times, Denver Post, Detroit News, and others. "
seller: David Hoffman
David Hoffman is an American documentary filmmaker. The Hoffman Space Archive is a comprehensive collection of rare 20th century, video and audio resources documenting early space exploration. The archive's video content totals over 1900 hours and comprises NASA, Cold War and Americana material.
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closed 12/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cohen Media Group, acquired Curzon Cinemas Limited

synopsis: Cohen Media Group, an Academy Award-winning independent theatrical distribution and production company, releasing the world's best in contemporary and classic cinema, has acquired Curzon, a company that owns a chain of cinemas, specializing in art house films, releases films by the world's greatest directors, and owns an on-demand film service.
buyer: Cohen Media Group
Cohen Media Group (CMG) is an Academy Award-winning independent theatrical distribution and production company, releasing the world's best in contemporary and classic cinema. Cohen Media Group also restores classic films under the label, CohenFilm Collection. "
target: Curzon Cinemas Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Curzon owns a chain of cinemas, specializing in art house films. Curzon Artificial Eye releases films by the world's greatest directors. Curzon Home Cinema is an on-demand film service enabling audiences to watch films that are released on the same day as in cinemas.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

WhiteBalance merged with MediaMonks B.V.,

synopsis: S4Capital's brand MediaMonks, a global creative production partner, is merging with Delhi-based content creation and production company WhiteBalance. WhiteBalance is a high-end HD production facility with offices in Mumbai and Delhi.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, MediaMonks is a global creative production partner. They work with the world’s leading agencies, biggest brands and innovative media and technology companies. They turn ideas, strategy and IP into award-winning campaigns, film, content, products and platforms. "
target: WhiteBalance
WhiteBalance is a high-end HD production facility with offices in Mumbai and Delhi. They are a group of visual storytellers working across multiple film-making genres. Their dream is to put a ding in the universe by creating international-quality work in India.
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closed 11/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wheelhouse Group LLC, acquired Campfire Film & Television LLC

synopsis: Wheelhouse Group, a multi-vertical entertainment and media platform, has acquired a majority stake in Campfire, a film and television production company. Campfire produces scripted and nonfiction content across all genres and mediums. Their projects include multiple Netflix Original Films, including 1922, 6 Balloons, The Package, Special, and more.
buyer: Wheelhouse Group LLC
WHEELHOUSE produces premium content that opens new marketing opportunities to businesses and brands. WHEELHOUSE was assembled brick by brick for storytellers, influential talent, top tier strategists and powerful cultural catalysts to inspire and harness the collective power of collaboration. "
target: Campfire Film & Television LLC
Campfire is a film and television production company. Campfire produces scripted and nonfiction content across all genres and mediums. Their projects include multiple Netflix Original Films, including 1922, 6 Balloons, The Package, The Innocent Man, Special, and more.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

myCANAL, acquired Kino Swiat

synopsis: myCANAL, the leading provider of premium channels and thematic in France, acquired Kino Świat, a Polish independent film distributor in Poland, active in the most important distribution fields, such as cinema, video, video on demand and television.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: myCANAL
myCANAL (Canal+) is the leading provider of premium channels and thematic in France. They are the leader in premium-content and themed networks. They are also the leading pay-TV company, and platform in multi-channel bundling and distribution of pay-TV offerings in France. "
target: Kino Swiat
Kino Świat is a Polish independent film distributor in Poland, active in the most important distribution fields, such as cinema, video, video on demand and television. In addition to distribution, Kino Świat is also involved in the production and co-production of Polish and foreign films.
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mediawan S.A., acquired Radar Films

synopsis: Mediawan, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company, has acquired a majority stake in Radar Films, a French film production company. Radar Films produces French and English-language films. Radar Films is the production company behind “Belle and Sebastian,” one of France’s most successful family movie franchises.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$537.66)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: Radar Films
Radar Films is a French film production company. Radar Films produces French and English-language films. Radar Films is the production company behind “Belle and Sebastian,” one of France’s most successful family movie franchises. Their other films include Divorce Club, Spread Your Wings, and more.
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closed 1/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sky plc, acquired True North

synopsis: Sky PLC, a British satellite broadcasting, on-demand internet streaming media, broadband and telephone services company, has acquired a majority stake in UK independent production company True North Productions Ltd. They make a wide range of factual programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Five.
buyer: 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. "
target: True North
True North has is now one of the UK's brightest and busiest independent production companies. It makes a wide range of factual programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Five. Its programmes range from observational documentary and current affairs to history, religion, wildife and nostalgia.
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Sky Vision, acquired Avanti Media Limited

synopsis: Sky Vision has announced a new deal with AVANTI Media that will see the production and international distribution arm of Sky Plc increase its stake in the company to fifty-one percent. AVANTI Media is the Cardiff and London based production company founded by Emyr Afan and Mair Davies in 1997 and has since gone from strength to strength.
buyer parent: Sky plc
buyer: Sky Vision
Sky Vision is the production and distribution arm of Sky. It represents around 5,000 hours of quality primetime programming from Sky Original Productions and independent 3rd party production, across all key primetime genres. It also has equity investments in 9 production businesses in the UK and US."
target: Avanti Media Limited
AVANTI Media is the Cardiff and London based production company founded by Emyr Afan and Mair Davies in 1997 and has since gone from strength to strength. The company is a factual and entertainment specialist, producing both UK network and Welsh language programming.
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closed 1/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sky plc, acquired True North

synopsis: Sky PLC, a British satellite broadcasting, on-demand internet streaming media, broadband and telephone services company, has acquired a majority stake in UK independent production company True North Productions Ltd. They make a wide range of factual programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Five.
buyer: 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. "
target: True North
True North has is now one of the UK's brightest and busiest independent production companies. It makes a wide range of factual programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Five. Its programmes range from observational documentary and current affairs to history, religion, wildife and nostalgia.
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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:$11,389.00)
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.
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closed 9/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sky Tickets, acquired Una Tickets

synopsis: Sky Tickets, the new entertainment and sports ticketing venture by telecommunications giant Sky UK, has completed its acquisition of British start-up Una Tickets. Utilising powerful modern technologies in new ways and leveraging the power of the cloud, Una provides a complete end-to-end ticketing solution, that will not buckle under heavy traffic.
buyer parent: Sky plc
buyer: Sky Tickets
Sky Tickets is the ticketing agency of Sky plc. Sky Tickets has exclusive offers and tickets to events, and they only sell tickets at face value or below. Sky Tickets brings people together for amazing entertainment experiences outside of the home. "
target: Una Tickets
Una is a revolutionary new ticketing platform, designed to put fans first. Utilising powerful modern technologies in new ways and leveraging the power of the cloud, Una provides a complete end-to-end ticketing solution, that will not buckle under heavy traffic.
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closed 7/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Sky plc, acquired Blast! Films

synopsis: Sky, Britain and Ireland’s leading home entertainment and communications provider, has taken a majority stake in Blast! Films, the independent production company responsible for hit series The Supervet, The Route Masters and 999: What's Your Emergency?
buyer: Sky plc (LSE:SKY:$18,056.76)
Sky is Britain and Ireland’s leading home entertainment and communications provider. The business was launched in the belief that people wanted a better choice of TV. "
target: Blast! Films
Founded in 1994, Blast! Films is one of the UK’s longest established independent production companies and has produced award-winning films, including Hunger, Steve McQueen's debut feature, The Channel 4 film of the opera The Death of Klinghoffer and the Bafta-winning drama Soundproof.
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closed 4/1/2015 via Company Press Release

Sky plc, acquired Jupiter Entertainment

synopsis: Sky has acquired a 60 per cent stake in Jupiter Entertainment, a US-based independent production company with a track record of creating successful, returning popular factual series and formats. The investment forms part of Sky’s strategy to grow a broad, international content business spanning broadcasting, production and distribution.
buyer: Sky plc (LSE:SKY:$18,056.76)
Sky is Britain and Ireland’s leading home entertainment and communications provider. The business was launched in the belief that people wanted a better choice of TV. "
target: Jupiter Entertainment
Jupiter Entertainment, founded by renowned television creator/producer Stephen Land, has an enviable track record of creating successful, highly-formatted series with outstanding ratings and strong renewals.
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closed 7/21/2014 via Company Press Release

British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, acquired Love Productions Ltd.

synopsis: Sky has acquired a 70 per cent stake in Love Productions, one of the UK’s leading independent production companies. They specialize in thought-provoking, entertaining television for the UK and internationally. Love has production bases in London, Bristol, New York and Los Angeles.
buyer: British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (LSE:SKY:$18,056.76)
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and its subsidiaries provide pay television broadcast services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It primarily broadcasts sports events, movies, entertainment, and news programs. "
target: Love Productions Ltd.
LOVE PRODUCTIONS is a UK-based independent production company set up in October 2004. They specialize in thought-provoking, entertaining television for the UK and internationally. Love has production bases in London, Bristol, New York and Los Angeles.
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closed 7/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, acquired Parthenon Media Group

synopsis: BSkyB has acquired Parthenon Media Group, an internationally established distributor, producer and IP owner with over 1,400 hours of high quality factual documentaries and children’s programmes.
buyer: British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (LSE:SKY:$18,056.76)
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and its subsidiaries provide pay television broadcast services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It primarily broadcasts sports events, movies, entertainment, and news programs. "
target: Parthenon Media Group
Parthenon Media Group is an internationally established distributor, producer and IP owner with over 1,400 hours of high quality factual documentaries and children’s programmes.
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closed 5/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, acquired Acetrax

synopsis: British Sky Broadcasting has acquired internet TV provider Acetrax, which provides a transactional video on demand service to a wide range of internet-connected devices. British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and its subsidiaries provide pay television broadcast services in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
buyer: British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (LSE:SKY:$18,056.76)
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and its subsidiaries provide pay television broadcast services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It primarily broadcasts sports events, movies, entertainment, and news programs. "
target: Acetrax
Acetrax AG operates as a video on-demand and digital media company. It provides access to video on-demand movies, TV shows, and music concerts. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
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announced 7/21/2010 via Company Press Release

Lloyds TSB Development Capital, will acquire EasyNet Global Services

synopsis: Global provider of managed solutions, Easynet, has reached an agreement with BSkyB (Sky) over the proposed sale of Easynet Global Services and its subsidiaries to Lloyds Development Capital (LDC), a leading UK private equity company.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: Lloyds TSB Development Capital
Lloyds TSB Development Capital (LDC) is the private equity arm of the Lloyds Banking Group. LDC has, since 1981, completed over 400 investments and has ongoing interests in over 60 businesses across the UK. "
target parent: British Sky Broadcasting Group plc
target: EasyNet Global Services (:$277.60)
Easynet Global Services is a global managed network, hosting, and telepresence company, with customers and offices across the world.
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closed 9/14/2010 via Capital IQ

British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, acquired Virgin Media Television

synopsis: British Sky Broadcasting has acquired Virgin Media Television (VMtv). VMtv is the content subsidiary of Virgin Media. It is a British television company providing content via seven channels: LIVING, LIVINGit, Virgin1, Bravo, Bravo2, Challenge, and Challenge Jackpot.
buyer: British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (LSE:SKY:$18,056.76)
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and its subsidiaries provide pay television broadcast services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It primarily broadcasts sports events, movies, entertainment, and news programs. "
target parent: Virgin Media
target: Virgin Media Television
Virgin Media Television is the content subsidiary of Virgin Media. It is a British television company providing content via seven channels: LIVING, LIVINGit, Virgin1, Bravo, Bravo2, Challenge, and Challenge Jackpot.
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British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, will purchase UK Database Marketing Activities from Experian Information Solutions

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, announces that it has reached agreement to divest part of its UK database marketing activities to a newly formed business venture with British Sky Broadcasting (Sky).
buyer: British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (LSE:SKY:$18,056.76)
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and its subsidiaries provide pay television broadcast services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It primarily broadcasts sports events, movies, entertainment, and news programs. "
seller: Experian Information Solutions
Experian's UK Database Marketing Activities provide flexible, end-to-end, multi-channel marketing campaign management.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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announced 12/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Regional News Network, will purchase 7 Full Power and One Class A Station from NRJ TV LLC

synopsis: RNN National Media (RNN) is to purchase 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in the Philadelphia DMA, KFWD-TV in the Dallas-Ft. Worth DMA, KUBE-TV in the Houston DMA, KCNS-TV in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
buyer: Regional News Network
RNN is a privately-owned portfolio of independent broadcast assets and production/distribution capabilities located in Rye Brook, NY. Their independent network currently reaches more than 14 million households and 43 million people throughout New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Boston. "
seller: NRJ TV LLC
The acquisition includes 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in Philadelphia, KFWD-TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth, KUBE-TV in Houston, KCNS-TV in San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
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announced 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase Nine Television Stations from Waypoint Media, LLC

synopsis: Standard Media Group, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, has announced its agreement to acquire nine television stations across six markets from Waypoint Media and Vision Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Waypoint Media, LLC
The transaction includes the following stations from Waypoint Media: FOX & NBC affiliate WGBC-TV; FOX affiliate WHPM-LD; NBC affiliate WNBJ-LD; FOX and CBS affiliate KJNB-LD and KJNE-LD; FOX and NBC WPBI-LD, along with ABC affiliate WPBY-LD; as well as FOX affiliate WYDC-TV and MyNet affiliate WJKP.
price ($mm)
$59
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

synopsis: Lilly Broadcasting, a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa., has acquired WCVI in the U.S. Virgin Islands. WCVI is an ABC affiliate, and recently added CBS programming. Family Broadcasting Corporation is the seller and the price was not disclosed.
buyer: Lilly Broadcasting LLC
Lilly Broadcasting, LLC is a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa. and its stations include WICU Erie and WENY Elmira. It also owns and operates One Caribbean Television. "
target parent: Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
target: WCVI
WCVI-TV is a dual CBS/ABC-affiliated television station serving the United States Virgin Islands that is licensed to Christiansted, Saint Croix.
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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:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

PPF Group N.V., will acquire Central European Media Enterprises

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of the Netherlands-based investment fund PPF Group N.V. CME is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses and broadcasting 30 television channels in five Central and Eastern European markets,
buyer: PPF Group N.V.
Netherlands-based PPF Group was founded as an investment fund. PPF Group invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPF Group spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. "
target: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in five Central and Eastern European markets. CME currently broadcasts 30 television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,175 [$1,738]
rev ($mm)
$697
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, will purchase 11 Television Stations from Heartland Media LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
price ($mm)
$290
rev ($mm)
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announced 8/5/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
closed 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Lebashe Investment Group, purchased Media Assets from Tiso Blackstar Group

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
price ($mm)
$73
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Dispatch Broadcast Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has completed its acquisition of Dispatch Broadcast Group’s #1 rated stations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. TEGNA acquired NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, and WBNS radio (1460 AM and 97.1 FM), the leader in sports radio in Central Ohio.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target: Dispatch Broadcast Group
The Dispatch Broadcast Group is a highly-respected group of television and radio stations in the Midwest. It is composed of the WBNS television (CBS-affiliate WBNS-TV) and WBNS Radio (WBNS-AM and WBNS-FM) stations in Columbus, and NBC-affiliate WTHR television in Indianapolis formerly (WLW-I).
price ($mm)
$535
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announced 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase WLNE-TV and KLKN-TV from Citadel Communications Ltd.

synopsis: Standard Media, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, will acquire WLNE-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV), the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105), from Citadel Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Citadel Communications Ltd.
WLNE-TV is the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV) is the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105). Citadel Communications Ltd. is an American private broadcasting company based in New York.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired Bayou City Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, has acquired Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB), a company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. BCB's stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: Bayou City Broadcasting LLC
Founded in 2007, Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB) is a Texas based company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. Their stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
price ($mm)
$165
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

BBC Studios, acquired UKTV

synopsis: BBC Studios has acquired control of UKTV, taking ownership of seven of its ten free-to-air and pay-TV channels. UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company. It is a commercial arm of the BBC, bringing together the majority of the former BBC Television division's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events, and Factual. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: UKTV
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
price ($mm)
$237
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc, will purchase WISH and WNDY from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, announced that it was selling WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate, to Circle City Broadcasting, a newly formed minority-led broadcaster owned by DuJuan McCoy.
buyer: Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc
Circle City Broadcasting I is a newly-formed minority-led broadcaster. Owned by DuJuan McCoy, the broadcaster is set to focus on the Indianapolis area. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. They own two stations in Indianapolis, WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/4/2019 via Company Press Release

News-Press & Gazette Company, will acquire KQTV

synopsis: News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG), a family owned and operated media company, will acquire KQTV (KQ2) from Heartland Media, LLC, a broadcast media company. KQ2 is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area.
buyer: News-Press & Gazette Company
News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) is a family owned and operated media company based in St. Joseph, MO. NPG owns and operates 13 daily and weekly newspapers in Missouri and Kansas. NPG also operates 15 radio and television stations in 6 states. "
target parent: Heartland Media LLC
target: KQTV
KQTV (KQ2) is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area. KQ2 has a broadcast radius of 100 miles and reaches more than 100,000 households in 32 counties.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., purchased 11 Local Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of 11 local television stations, including eight Big Four affiliates, from Nexstar Media Group. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
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. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes 11 local television stations from Nexstar Media. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
price ($mm)
$740
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will purchase Eight Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, Inc., one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. The acquisition includes WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,208.43)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They are acquiring WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
price ($mm)
$580
rev ($mm)
$263
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x
announced 3/6/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Lockwood Broadcast Group, will purchase WCAV and WVAW from Gray Television, Inc.

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc. announced that they have entered into agreements to sell their Charlottesville, Virginia, television stations WCAV (CBS/FOX) and WVAW (ABC) to an affiliate of Lockwood Broadcasting, Inc., a television broadcasting company that primarily owns CW affiliates in several markets.
buyer: Lockwood Broadcast Group
Lockwood Broadcast Group is a television broadcasting company that primarily owns CW affiliates in several markets. Lockwood Broadcast main offices are located in Hampton, VA with Operation Headquarters in Richmond, VA. "
seller: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
The acquisition includes the Charlottesville, Virginia, television stations WCAV (CBS/FOX) and WVAW (ABC) from Gray Television, an American publicly traded television broadcasting company based in Atlanta, Georgia.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire WVIR-TV

synopsis: Florida-based Waterman Broadcasting, is selling WVIR-TV NBC29 to Gray Television. WVIR-TV NBC29 is a local news NBC affiliate in Charlottesville VA. They offer local news, weather, sports and more.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: Waterman Broadcasting
target: WVIR-TV
WVIR-TV NBC29 is a local news NBC affiliate in Charlottesville VA. They offer local news, weather, sports and more.
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The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
The DIRECTV Group is a world-leading provider of digital television entertainment services. Through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in the United States, and Latin America, the DIRECTV Group provides digital television service to more than 30 million customers.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$32,029.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$7,946.00
EBIT ($mm)
$5,413.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,730.00
Employees
29950
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Ticker: DISH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DISH Network
DISH Network
DISH Network is the leader in family entertainment, TV technologies and high definition TV programming and currently serves approximately 14 million customers nationwide. The corporate office is based in Englewood, Colorado.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$15,149.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,145.50
EBIT ($mm)
$2,182.02
Net Income ($mm)
$981.89
Employees
18000
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Ticker: SATS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EchoStar Corp.
EchoStar Corp.
EchoStar Communications has been a leader for more than 26 years in satellite TV equipment sales and support worldwide. The Company’s DISH Network® is the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in the country since 2000 and currently serves more than 13.585 million satellite TV customers.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$11,664.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,687.99
EBIT ($mm)
$1,747.95
Net Income ($mm)
$635.55
Employees
24500
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Ticker: TSE:4676
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. is a certified broadcast holding company in Japan. Their broadcasting business produces terrestrial and satellite (BS and CS) television broadcasts, and radio broadcasts.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5,960.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.28
EBIT ($mm)
$196.01
Net Income ($mm)
$127.64
Employees
7820
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Ticker: XTRA:PSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. With the stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX, they are number 1 in Germany both in the TV-advertising market and in the audience market.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,565.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,113.90
EBIT ($mm)
$891.35
Net Income ($mm)
$505.59
Employees
6512
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,291.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($415.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($561.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$6,901.00
Employees
20196
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Ticker: TSE:9404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,139.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$671.10
EBIT ($mm)
$428.70
Net Income ($mm)
$35.40
Employees
5615
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Ticker: SBGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,055.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$920.99
EBIT ($mm)
$640.90
Net Income ($mm)
$341.24
Employees
9000
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,786.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$292.97
EBIT ($mm)
$150.52
Net Income ($mm)
$13.93
Employees
16980
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Ticker: NXST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,737.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$974.51
EBIT ($mm)
$704.10
Net Income ($mm)
$270.16
Employees
8604
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Ticker: TGNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,221.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$782.85
EBIT ($mm)
$692.71
Net Income ($mm)
$424.46
Employees
5336
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Ticker: MTG B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modern Times Group MTG AB
Modern Times Group MTG AB
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,134.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.25
EBIT ($mm)
$170.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1,618.99
Employees
3305
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Ticker: SSP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,208.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.10
EBIT ($mm)
$145.12
Net Income ($mm)
$20.38
Employees
3950
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