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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired independent media company Silvergate Media from the management team of Silvergate and from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles based investment firm. Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York. Currently in production: three new seasons of Octonauts (Above and Beyond), two 70-minute movies and a 44-minute musical; Season 2 and a 70-minute movie special of Hilda.
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closed 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Studio 100, acquired M4e AG

synopsis: The Belgian corporation Studio 100 N.V. with its head office in Schelle, Belgium, acquired a 68 per cent majority in the German brand management and media company m4e AG. m4e AG is a leader in the creation, production, distribution and marketing of animated and live action programming for children and families.
buyer: Studio 100
Studio 100 was founded in 1996 as a small TV production company. Since then they have continued to pursue the same goal: to produce content which is engaging, entertaining and educational for children and their parents. "
target: M4e AG (DB:MU4:$11.97)
The m4e Group, founded in 2003, is an international brand management and media company focusing on children’s and family entertainment content. m4e AG is a leader in the creation, production, distribution and marketing of animated and live action programming.
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closed 10/26/2012 via PE Hub

DHX Media Ltd., acquired The Cookie Jar Group

synopsis: DHX Media, a Halifax-based company involved in the production, distribution, and licensing of family friendly television and other media, announced that it has closed its acquisition of Cookie Jar Entertainment. Cookie Jar, formerly known as Cinar, is a Toronto-based producer and marketer of animated and live-action programming.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media is an international leader in television production and distribution, interactive content and entertainment licensing. DHX Kids and Wildbrain Entertainment focus on children, family and youth markets while DHX Entertainment focuses on primetime programming. "
target parent: Birch Hill Equity Partners
target: The Cookie Jar Group
The Cookie Jar Group of Companies is one of the world's leading independent entertainment and consumer products companies with offices around the globe. Cookie Jar Entertainment is a leader in the creation, production and marketing of animated and live-action programming.
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announced 1/19/2012 via PR Newswire

Next 1 Interactive, Inc., will acquire The Wumblers

synopsis: Next 1 Interactive, Inc., a multi-faceted media company specializing in Travel and Real Estate, announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase The Giddy Gander Company and The Wumblers preschool television series and brand. The television series consists of meaningful messages and uplifting story lines for children.
buyer: Next 1 Interactive, Inc. (NXOI:$1.29)
Next One Interactive, Inc. is a multi faceted media company specializing in Travel and Real Estate. Next 1 plans the delivery of targeted content via multiple digital platforms including Cable and Video on Demand TV Broadcast, Broadband and mobile. "
target: The Wumblers
The Giddy Gander Company, LLC owns and operates The Wumblers, a preschool television series. The television series consists of meaningful messages, uplifting story lines, and exciting characters to stimulate chindren's minds.
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closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Koch Media, acquired Sola Media

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired Sola Media through THQ Nordic subsidiary, Koch Film. One of the leading companies in its field, Sola Media has been operating in the international arena since 2004, selling some of the most beloved children & family films across the globe, and specializing in high-quality animated features for the big screen.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Sola Media
One of the leading companies in its field, Sola Media has been operating in the international arena since 2004, selling some of the most beloved children & family films across the globe, and specializing in high-quality animated features for the big screen. They are based in Germany.
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closed 2/6/2020 via PR Newswire

Relish Interactive, acquired Rocket Cartoons

synopsis: Relish Interactive, an award-winning Canadian digital studio, has acquired Rocket Cartoons, an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
buyer: Relish Interactive
Relish Interactive is an award-winning Canadian digital studio. Relish Interactive mixes storytelling and animation with technical magic to create immersive experiences for any platform. From apps and games to film and TV, their work connects brands with audiences in unforgettable ways. "
target: Rocket Cartoons
Rocket Cartoons is an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
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closed 11/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital Television Russia, acquired Parovoz LLC

synopsis: Digital Television Russia (DTR), a Russian media company focused on thematic TV, has acquired a 51% stake in Parovoz, one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern and more.
buyer parent: All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company
buyer: Digital Television Russia
Digital Television Russia (DTR) is a Russian media company focused on thematic TV. DTR delivers audiovisual content to TVs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, and movie theaters. DTR operates 19 channels that offer various genres, including entertainment, educational, drama, documentary and more. "
target: Parovoz LLC
Parovoz is one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern, Leo and Tig, Fantasy Patrol, Heroes of Envell and more.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aardman Animations Limited, acquired Aardman Animations Limited

synopsis: Aardman Animation, the stop-motion studio behind the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit shorts and Chicken Run, has brokered a new deal that puts ownership of the studio in the hands of its employees. Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who started the company, have ordered 75% of shares placed into a trust, where they will be held for Aardman’s workers.
buyer: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. "
target: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.
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closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Grom Social, purchased Bonnie Boat & Friends from Raise TV

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, an innovative leader in providing original social media content to children, has acquired the Bonnie Boat & Friends brand from Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network. Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social is a safe social media platform for kids between the ages of five and 16. Grom allows kids to have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom offers videos, games, photos and Fan Pages that range from good digital citizenship to DIY projects and more."
seller: Raise TV
Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another. Bonnie Boat & Friends belongs to Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network that offers original faith-based series programming.
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closed 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Mediawan S.A., acquired ON Kids & Family

synopsis: Mediawan, an independent European audiovisual content platform, is continuing its development by acquiring ON Kids & Family, a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
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: ON Kids & Family
ON Kids & Family is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family, including CGI animated feature films (The Little Prince) and television series (Miraculous Ladybug) meant for audiences around the world.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Media, acquired Cosmos-Maya

synopsis: Emerald Media, a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia, has acquired a majority stake in Cosmos-Maya, Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Emerald Media
Emerald Media is a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia. Emerald Media primarily focuses on providing growth capital to media, entertainment and digital media companies. "
target: Cosmos-Maya
Cosmos-Maya is Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content. Cosmos-Maya produces around 600 minutes (30 half hours) of animation on a monthly basis and has produced over 20000 minutes of original animated content.
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closed 12/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Studio 100, acquired Little Airplane Productions Inc.

synopsis: Studio 100, a Belgian family entertainment company, has acquired Little Airplane Productions, an animation studio that produces preschool television programs. Little Airplane Productions is known for series such as Wonder Pets, Small Potatoes, Super Wings and P. King Duckling, all original productions created for broadcasters around the world.
buyer: Studio 100
Studio 100 was founded in 1996 as a small TV production company. Since then they have continued to pursue the same goal: to produce content which is engaging, entertaining and educational for children and their parents. "
target: Little Airplane Productions Inc.
Little Airplane Productions is an Emmy-winning animation studio that produces preschool television programs. The company is known for series such as Wonder Pets, Small Potatoes, Super Wings and P. King Duckling, all original productions created for broadcasters around the world.
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announced 10/1/2017 via Reuters

Bain Capital, will acquire Asatsu-DK, Inc.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital aims to buy advertising agency, Asatsu-DK Inc. Headquartered in Tokyo, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $75 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target: Asatsu-DK, Inc. (TSE:9747:$3,108.59)
Asatsu-DK Inc. is a Japanese advertising agency. Headquartered in the Toranomon Hills building complex in Minato, Tokyo since June 2014, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
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$1,356 [$1,193]
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$3,120
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$68
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Factory, acquired Rollo Rights Limited

synopsis: Manchester-based, BAFTA-winning animation studio Factory has acquired Rollo Rights, and will be developing their own IP under its new licensing division Factory Rights. Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, and more.
buyer: Factory
Factory is an independent, innovative, multi-genre animation studio working in broadcast and advertising. Factory has developed a reputation as a world leader in the design and collaborative development of immersive entertainment. "
target: Rollo Rights Limited
Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, as well as King Rollo, Victor & Maria, Towser, Watt the Devil, Art, Ric, and Dr Xargle.
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closed 3/8/2017 via Company Press Release

Kaiken Entertainment Ltd, purchased Animation Studio and Publishing business from Rovio Entertainment ltd.

synopsis: Kaiken Entertainment, a entertainment company specializing in storytelling through film, apps, streaming video and publishing, has purchased Rovio's TV animation studio in Vancouver and Rovio's book publishing business. The two assets have made a variety of animations and books about Rovio's most well know franchise, Angry Birds.
buyer: Kaiken Entertainment Ltd
Kaiken Entertainment is an entertainment company based out of Los Angeles, Helsinki and Vancouver specializing in storytelling through TV, film, digital products and publishing with a team that has achieved the impossible many times over. "
seller: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Rovio is a entertainment media company. Their most well know product is the Angry Birds mobile app game. They own an animation studio and publishing buisness which have expanded the Angry Birds universe by creating a variety of cartoons and fictional books for the franchise.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

Boat Rocker Media, acquired Jam Filled Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Boat Rocker Media, a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium content and brands, continues to make strategic investments to grow its family and kids content with the acquisition of Jam Filled Entertainment, a leading full service animation company in Canada. With a focus on premium 2D content.
buyer: Boat Rocker Media
Boat Rocker Media is a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium media content for all platforms and develops brands and IP for worldwide monetization. "
target: Jam Filled Entertainment Inc.
Founded in 2008, Jam Filled Entertainment is a full-service digital animation studio headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, providing quality work from concept to animation.
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closed 4/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired a majority stake in Silvergate Media to expand Silvergate’s intellectual property, library rights and digital capabilities. Silvergate develops and produces world-class content built to inspire, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through innovative storytelling, great products and strong partnerships.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with a rich history of investing in the media, entertainment and communications sectors. They use their proprietary network of relationships and deep industry vertical knowledge to identify companies with potential for investment. "
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate Media is a highly creative TV production and licensing company, driven by big ideas and big collaborations. Our mission is to develop world-class children’s brands which inspire, entertain, educate and engage through innovative content, great products and strong partnerships.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aardman Animations Limited, acquired Nathan Love

synopsis: Aardman Animation, the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, is to make its first international expansion by taking a majority stake in New York-based animation studio Nathan Love. Through the deal, Aardman will set up its first permanent production facility outside the UK.
buyer: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. "
target: Nathan Love
Driven by a passion to tell great stories and connect with audiences around the globe, Nathan Love develops memorable characters, imaginative worlds, and engaging narratives for television, film, interactive and more.
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announced 10/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Toonz Media Group, will acquire Imira Entertainment

synopsis: India's Toonz Entertainment has agreed to acquire Spain's Imira Entertainment, a producer-distributor of kids content. Imira is behind such series as Sandra the Fairytale Detective and Lucky Fred. Toonz Entertainment will take full ownership of Imira, subject to due diligence.
buyer: Toonz Media Group
Toonz Media Group is a group of companies that offer production services in animation. The companies include Toonz Animation, one of the biggest animation production houses in South Asia, Toonz Digital, a web and game developer, and Toonz Academy, a top animation school in Kerala. "
target: Imira Entertainment
Imira Entertainment is a leading Spanish company in the production and international distribution of animation and fiction series and films for children and adolescents, specializing in digital contents.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Cake Entertainment Limited, acquired Cake Entertainment Limited

synopsis: The management of U.K.-based kids company CAKE Entertainment has bought back the 51 percent stake previously owned by Spain’s Zinkia. CAKE is one of the world's leading kids' and family entertainment distributors.
buyer: Cake Entertainment Limited
CAKE is one of the world's leading kids' and family entertainment distributors. Since 2002, the London-based company has worked with animation and live-action producers from around the world to develop, co-produce, commercially position and manage their IP propositions for international market. "
target parent: Zinkia Entertainment
target: Cake Entertainment Limited
CAKE is one of the world's leading kids' and family entertainment distributors. Since 2002, the London-based company has worked with animation and live-action producers from around the world to develop, co-produce, commercially position and manage their IP propositions for international market.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired independent media company Silvergate Media from the management team of Silvergate and from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles based investment firm. Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York. Currently in production: three new seasons of Octonauts (Above and Beyond), two 70-minute movies and a 44-minute musical; Season 2 and a 70-minute movie special of Hilda.
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closed 4/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired a majority stake in Silvergate Media to expand Silvergate’s intellectual property, library rights and digital capabilities. Silvergate develops and produces world-class content built to inspire, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through innovative storytelling, great products and strong partnerships.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with a rich history of investing in the media, entertainment and communications sectors. They use their proprietary network of relationships and deep industry vertical knowledge to identify companies with potential for investment. "
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate Media is a highly creative TV production and licensing company, driven by big ideas and big collaborations. Our mission is to develop world-class children’s brands which inspire, entertain, educate and engage through innovative content, great products and strong partnerships.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Eleven Film

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired Eleven Film, a studio that produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Their work includes SEX EDUCATION for Netflix, TRUE HORROR for Channel 4, GAP YEAR for E4, THE ENFIELD HAUNTING for Sky, GLUE for E4, and CAST OFFS for Channel 4.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target: Eleven Film
Founded in 2006, Eleven produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Their work includes SEX EDUCATION for Netflix, TRUE HORROR for Channel 4, GAP YEAR for E4, THE ENFIELD HAUNTING for Sky, GLUE for E4, and CAST OFFS for Channel 4.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired independent media company Silvergate Media from the management team of Silvergate and from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles based investment firm. Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York. Currently in production: three new seasons of Octonauts (Above and Beyond), two 70-minute movies and a 44-minute musical; Season 2 and a 70-minute movie special of Hilda.
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announced 11/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

IMS Internet Media Services, will acquire IMS Internet Media Services

synopsis: Internet Media Services (IMS) has reached an agreement with Sony Pictures Television to acquire the majority ownership stake in the Miami-based digital advertising company. IMS' management Gaston Taratuta and Ignacio Vidaguren will become majority owners and will maintain operational control of the business.
buyer: IMS Internet Media Services
IMS Internet Media Services (IMS) is a leading digital marketing and communications company that partners with fast-moving businesses seeking to expand into and within Latin America. IMS helps brands reach new levels of engagement through its exclusive ecosystem of commercial partnerships. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: IMS Internet Media Services
IMS Internet Media Services (IMS) is a leading digital marketing and communications company that partners with fast-moving businesses seeking to expand into and within Latin America. IMS helps brands reach new levels of engagement through its exclusive ecosystem of commercial partnerships.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

SPI International, acquired Film1 Group

synopsis: SPI International, a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents, has acquired the Film1 premium movie channel brand in the Netherlands from Sony Pictures Television. Film1 is a Dutch premium television and video on demand service where people can watch anytime, anywhere for a fixed monthly subscription fee.
buyer: SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents. SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Film1 Group
Film1 is a Dutch premium television and video on demand service. Watch anytime, anywhere for a fixed monthly subscription fee.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trace, purchased UK Music Channels from Sony Pictures Television, Inc.

synopsis: Trace, a global broadcast and digital media company specialized in afro urban music and entertainment, has acquired the UK-based music channels Chart Show TV, Chart Show Hits, Starz and The Vault from Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Sony Pictures Television, Inc. is an American television production and distribution studio.
buyer: Trace
TRACE is a global broadcast and digital media company specialized in afro urban music and entertainment. Through its 22 pay TV channels, radios, online and mobile services, TRACE connects with a 200 million multicultural audience in more than 160 countries. They are headquartered in France. "
seller parent: Sony Corporation
seller: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
The acquisition includes the UK-based music channels Chart Show TV, Chart Show Hits, Starz and The Vault from Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Sony Pictures Television, Inc. is an American television production and distribution studio.
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announced 7/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will acquire FUNimation

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television Networks, a division of television production and distribution studio Sony Pictures Television Inc., will acquire a 95% stake in Funimation. Funimation licenses, adapts and distributes anime content from Japanese rights holders internationally. Its catalog includes more than 10,000 hours of content with over 450 brands.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, Inc. produces and distributes programming, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases, and family entertainment on various platforms, such as broadcast and cable, first-run and off-network syndication, and digital distribution. "
target: FUNimation
Funimation, based in Flower Mound, Texas, licenses, adapts and distributes anime content from Japanese rights holders internationally. Its catalog includes more than 10,000 hours of content with rights to over 450 brands and provides dubbed and subbed anime across multiple channels.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired truTV UK

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television, an American television production and distribution studio, has acquired British channel truTV, a larger-than-life entertainment channel that enthrals, engages and amuses with a mix of original, revealing and entertaining programs including Hardcore Pawn: Chicago, Container Wars, South Beach Tow and Ink Master.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, Inc. produces and distributes programming, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases, and family entertainment on various platforms, such as broadcast and cable, first-run and off-network syndication, and digital distribution. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: truTV UK
truTV is a larger-than-life British television entertainment channel that enthrals, engages and amuses with a mix of original, revealing and entertaining programs including Hardcore Pawn: Chicago, Container Wars, South Beach Tow and Ink Master.
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announced 7/8/2015 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will acquire IMS Internet Media Services

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in IMS Internet Media Services (IMS), one of Latin America's largest ad sales and media buying firms in the digital space.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, Inc. produces and distributes programming, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases, and family entertainment on various platforms, such as broadcast and cable, first-run and off-network syndication, and digital distribution. "
target: IMS Internet Media Services
IMS Internet Media Services (IMS) is a leading digital marketing and communications company that partners with fast-moving businesses seeking to expand into and within Latin America.
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announced 3/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will acquire Film1 Group

synopsis: Expanding its Western Europe footprint, Sony Pictures Television Networks has inked a deal with Liberty Global to acquire Dutch paybox group Film1. On top of being the leading purveyor of Dutch indie movies, Film1 also features premium titles from DreamWorks, Fox, Paramount, MGM and Warner Bros. The group also has an on-demand service, Film1 Go.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, Inc. produces and distributes programming, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases, and family entertainment on various platforms, such as broadcast and cable, first-run and off-network syndication, and digital distribution. "
target parent: Liberty Global plc
target: Film1 Group
Film1 is the leading purveyor of Dutch indie movies. It offers five premium Pay TV channels: Film1 Premiere, Film1 Action, Film1 Comedy & Kids, Film1 Spotlight and Film1 Sundance. Film1 also features premium titles from DreamWorks, Fox, Paramount, MGM and Warner Bros.
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closed 12/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Playmaker Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television, Inc. confirmed the expansion of its international production business into Australia with the acquisition of Playmaker Media, a leading independent scripted television production company.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, Inc. produces and distributes programming, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases, and family entertainment on various platforms, such as broadcast and cable, first-run and off-network syndication, and digital distribution. "
target: Playmaker Media
Playmaker Media is an Australian television production company specializing in authored and contemporary primetime drama.
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announced 6/26/2014 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will acquire CSC Media Group

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire CSC Media Group in the UK. Under the agreement, SPT will own and operate the 16 ad-supported channels in the company's portfolio, pending regulatory approval. CSC is one of the UK's largest independent cable/satellite TV channel groups.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: CSC Media Group
CSC is one of the UK's largest independent cable/satellite TV channel groups with a portfolio of channels across kids, music, and movies and entertainment genres. CSC also owns and operates a number of complementary websites, on-demand services and mobile apps.
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closed 5/28/2014 via Yahoo, Inc.

Vubiquity, Inc., acquired FilmFlex Movies Ltd

synopsis: Vubiquity announced that it had acquired FilmFlex Movies Ltd., one of the largest VOD and multiplatform providers outside the United States. FilmFlex provides digital storefront and video on demand services to connected consumers throughout the UK. The company has licensing agreements with major US studios and many independent distributors.
buyer: Vubiquity, Inc.
Vubiquity is the leading global provider of multiplatform video services, helping to bring the most innovative, advanced services into consumers’ homes and onto their connected devices. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: FilmFlex Movies Ltd
FilmFlex is one of the most successful movies-on-demand service providers in Europe. The FilmFlex online platform is a managed white label solution that includes website and platform operation, all content management, billing and customer service.
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closed 12/16/2013 via Company Press Release

Tuvalu Media B.V., acquired Tuvalu Media B.V.

synopsis: Tuvala Media's management has completed their buyout from Sony Pictures Television. The company develops and produces television programs, drama series, feature films and documentaries for national and international broadcasters, transmitters and other clients. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in the Netherlands.
buyer: Tuvalu Media B.V.
Tuvalu Media develops and produces television programs, drama series, feature films and documentaries for national and international broadcasters, transmitters and other clients. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in the Netherlands. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Tuvalu Media B.V.
Tuvalu Media develops and produces television programs, drama series, feature films and documentaries for national and international broadcasters, transmitters and other clients. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in the Netherlands.
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closed 8/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Left Bank Pictures

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired UK's Left Bank Pictures. Left Bank Pictures is an award-winning independent television and film production company. Left Bank Pictures works with the UK’s leading writing, directing and on-screen talent to produce bold, innovative feature films, television dramas and cutting edge comedy.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, Inc. operates as a content provider in the television industry. It produces and distributes programming, such as series, telefilms, theatrical releases, and family entertainment in various genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, music, and reality. "
target: Left Bank Pictures
Left Bank Pictures is an award-winning independent television and film production company. Left Bank Pictures works with the UK’s leading writing, directing and on-screen talent to produce bold, innovative feature films, television dramas and cutting edge comedy.
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closed 1/14/2009 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Embassy Row

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has purchased Michael Davies' television and digital company, Embassy Row, further expanding their production and distribution of non-fiction programming, it was announced by Steve Mosko, president, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Michael Davies.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television is one of the TV industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, theatrical releases and family entertainment for network and cable television, as well as first-run and off-network series for syndication. "
target: Embassy Row
Embassy Row is a New York City-based global format and digital production company dedicated to developing original concepts and adapting international formats for television networks, online and wireless distribution in the U.S. and around the world.
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closed 8/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Rocketboom

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to Rocketboom.com in all media. Under the agreement, SPT will manage Rocketboom's current distribution agreements and increase distribution across all platforms.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television is one of the TV industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, theatrical releases and family entertainment for network and cable television, as well as first-run and off-network series for syndication. "
target: Rocketboom
Rocketboom is a three minute daily videoblog based in New York City. We cover and create a wide range of information and commentary from top news stories to quirky internet culture.
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announced 2/13/2007 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will purchase all rights to "Afterworld," a futuristic 2.5D animated episodic property from Electric Farm Entertainment

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television International has signed a landmark agreement to exclusively acquire all international television, Internet, digital sell-through, gaming and mobile rights to "Afterworld," a futuristic 2.5D animated episodic property from Emmy Award(R) nominated producer Stan Rogow and renowned multi-platform writer Brent Friedman.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television is one of the TV industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, theatrical releases and family entertainment for network and cable television, as well as first-run and off-network series for syndication. "
seller: Electric Farm Entertainment
Electric Farm Entertainment is a digital studio for the development of intellectual properties across multiple platforms. The company principals are Stan Rogow, Brent Friedman and Jeff Sagansky.
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closed 9/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., Veronis Suhler Stevenson, ZelnickMedia, acquired ITN Networks

synopsis: ITN Networks, Inc., a leading television advertising platform serving the needs of national broadcast advertisers announced that three established investors in media -- Veronis Suhler Stevenson, ZelnickMedia Corporation, and Sony Pictures Television -- have made a major investment in the company
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: ZelnickMedia
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target: ITN Networks
ITN Networks is a preeminent national media sales company in developing and providing custom-designed national television & multimedia networks. ITN utilizes an expansive network of proprietary systems, new technologies, custom research and comprehensive analytics.
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$200
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired independent media company Silvergate Media from the management team of Silvergate and from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles based investment firm. Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York. Currently in production: three new seasons of Octonauts (Above and Beyond), two 70-minute movies and a 44-minute musical; Season 2 and a 70-minute movie special of Hilda.
price ($mm)
$195
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

ITV Studios Limited, acquired Apple Tree Productions

synopsis: ITV Studios, the UK's biggest production company, has acquired a 51% stake in Apple Tree Productions, a Danish production company. Apple Tree develops and makes high quality drama series for Danish, Nordic and international audiences. Their productions include Equinox and Blackwater.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: ITV Studios Limited
ITV Studios is the UK's biggest production company with sales & distribution, consumer products and production on a global scale. ITV Studios has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. They work closely with content partners, licensees and brand owners to produce superb content. "
target: Apple Tree Productions
Apple Tree Productions is a Danish production company. Apple Tree develops and makes high quality drama series for Danish, Nordic and international audiences. The company aims to work with the best talent to tell entertaining stories that stand out. Their productions include Equinox and Blackwater.
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closed 2/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

Asacha Media Group, acquired WAG Entertainment

synopsis: Asacha Media Group, the Paris-based production group founded last year, has acquired a majority stake in British production and distribution company WAG Entertainment. WAG produces and distributes high-quality, high-rating returnable series for many of the world’s major broadcasters.
buyer: Asacha Media Group
Asacha Media Group is a multinational IP creation and production business, with backing from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Headquartered in Paris, the Group comprises a pan-European alliance of content creators and producers with strong track-records in their respective markets. "
target: WAG Entertainment
WAG Entertainment is a leading international producer and distributor of TV shows. They produce and distribute high-quality, high-rating returnable series for many of the world’s major broadcasters.
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closed 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Trace, acquired Okuhle Media Group

synopsis: TRACE, a global broadcast and digital media company specialized in afro urban music and entertainment, has acquired a majority stake in Okuhle Media Group, an award-winning television production company in South Africa. Okuhle Media produces television content in a variety of genres, including reality TV, game shows, drama and more.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Trace
TRACE is a global broadcast and digital media company specialized in afro urban music and entertainment. Through its 22 pay TV channels, radios, online and mobile services, TRACE connects with a 200 million multicultural audience in more than 160 countries. They are headquartered in France. "
target: Okuhle Media Group
Okuhle Media Group is an award-winning television production company in South Africa. Okuhle Media has produced over 7,000 hours of content for local and international broadcasters. The group produces television content in a variety of genres, including reality TV, game shows, drama and more.
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announced 7/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

RTL Studios, will acquire 99pro media

synopsis: RTL Studios, a German TV production company, will acquire 99pro media, an independent TV production company in Germany. 99pro media specializes in producing docusoaps and documentaries that focus on authentic characters, achievable goals, and long-term observations. Their shows include Between Tulle & Tears, Goodbye Germany, and more.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: RTL Studios
RTL Studios is a German TV production company. As a wholly owned subsidiary of RTL Deutschland, RTL Studios develops and produces high-quality programs for the group's broadcasters. The company produces shows in a vairty of formats, including scripted, factual, comedy, reality, and more. "
target: 99pro media
99pro media is an independent TV production company in Germany. 99pro media specializes in producing docusoaps and documentaries that focus on authentic characters, achievable goals, and long-term observations. Their shows include Between Tulle & Tears, Goodbye Germany, 2 Families 2 Worlds and more.
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closed 7/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Beyond International Ltd, acquired Seven Studios UK

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

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Eleven Film

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

Groupe Sud Ouest SA, acquired Digivision SA

synopsis: Groupe Sud Ouest, one of the largest regional media groups in France, has increased their stake in Digivision SA from 37% to 85% of the capital. Established in France through its network of agencies, Digivision produces television programs and reports for national and local TV stations. Digivision also produces magazines, institutional film, and co
buyer: Groupe Sud Ouest SA
Based in Bordeaux, Groupe Sud Ouest is one of the largest regional media groups in France. The company publishes five paid daily newspapers, four magazines, and several specialty publications. The group also operates two local TV stations and has an extensive online presence for its publications. "
target: Digivision SA
Based in France, Digivision produces television programs and reports for national and local television stations (TF1, LCI, France Television, M6, BFM TV). Digivision also produces magazines, documentary & institutional films, Web TV, as well as captures footage for events and covers sports.
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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediawan S.A., acquired The Good Mood

synopsis: French media group Mediawan has taken a majority stake in Spanish content producer Good Mood, creators of El Accidente and La Valla. Good Mood is a Spanish audiovisual production company created by Daniel Écija in 2017 and made up of screenwriters, directors and producers.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
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: The Good Mood
Good Mood is a Spanish audiovisual production company created by Daniel Écija in 2017 and made up of screenwriters, directors and producers. Good Mood is an incubator of new audiovisual talent that creates content for all national and international chains and platforms.
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closed 5/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: HQ Global Education, Inc. has acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc., a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
buyer: HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTCPK:HQGE:$56.84)
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning. "
target: Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.
Big M Entertainment is a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
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announced 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Alibaba Pictures, will acquire Yinhekuyu Media

synopsis: Alibaba Pictures, the stock market-listed film subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, will acquire an 80% stake in Yinhekuyu Media, a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu produces short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show that has attracted over a billion views.
buyer parent: Alibaba Group
buyer: Alibaba Pictures (SEHK:1060:$423.52)
Alibaba Pictures is the flagship unit of Alibaba Group’s entertainment arm and its core businesses includes: film and television production centered on IP; internet-based promotion and distribution combining internet technologies and traditional off-line distribution; and more. "
target: Yinhekuyu Media
Yinhekuyu Media is a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu focuses on producing short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show in China that has attracted over a billion views.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Essential Media Group, acquired Essential Media Group

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

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

synopsis: HQ Global Education, Inc. has acquired 1oneninety5, LLC, a full-service film and TV production company that provides complete services and assistance at every phase of script development, from concept, writing and editing through casting, filming and the delivery of finished concept.
buyer: HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTCPK:HQGE:$56.84)
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning. "
target: 1oneninety5, LLC
1oneninety5 is a full-service film and TV production company that provides complete services and assistance at every phase of script development, from concept, writing and editing through casting, filming and the delivery of finished concept.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

DATSIT Sphere, acquired Bristow Global Media Inc.

synopsis: DATSIT Sphere, a Canadian TV and film content producer and distributor, has acquired Bristow Global Media (BGM) from Kew Media Group, a Canadian content company. BGM is a specialized content production company in Canada. BGM produces multiplatform content across all unscripted genres, including specialist factual, doc series, lifestyle, and more.
buyer: DATSIT Sphere
DATSIT Sphere is a Canadian TV and film content producer and distributor. DATSIT Sphere generates a wide range of high-end content for the domestic and international markets, covering all genres, from documentaries to feature films, including scripted TV series, game shows, 2D animation and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Bristow Global Media Inc.
Bristow Global Media (BGM) is a specialized content production company in Canada. BGM produces multiplatform content across all unscripted genres, including specialist factual, doc series, docudrama, fact ent formats, lifestyle, and kids & family.
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announced 2/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Frantic Films Corporation, will acquire Frantic Films Corporation

synopsis: Jamie Brown, CEO of Frantic Films, will acquire Frantic Films from Kew Media Group, a Canadian content company that produces and distributes multi-genre content worldwide. Frantic Films is a TV and film production company in Canada. Frantic Films produces content in a variety of genres, such as lifestyle, factual, reality, drama, and more.
buyer: Frantic Films Corporation
Frantic Films is a TV and film production company in Canada. Frantic Films produces film and TV content in a variety of genres, such as lifestyle, factual, reality, sports, comedy and drama. Their productions include Backyard Builds, Tood & the Book of Pure Evil, Lucid, and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Frantic Films Corporation
Frantic Films is a TV and film production company in Canada. Frantic Films produces film and TV content in a variety of genres, such as lifestyle, factual, reality, sports, comedy and drama. Their productions include Backyard Builds, Tood & the Book of Pure Evil, Lucid, and more.
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announced 11/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leonine, will acquire W&B TV

synopsis: Leonine, a German media corporation, will acquire W&B TV from Endemol Shine Group, a Dutch production company. W&B TV is a German television production company. W&B TV is one of Germany’s top drama producers. Their projects include Netflix originals such as Dark, Pagan Peak, 4 Blocks, Tatort, and more.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Leonine
Leonine is a German media corporation. Leonine is comprised of Tele München Gruppe, Universum Film, i&u TV, and Wiedemann & Berg Film. The company produces, distributes, and licenses content in Germany and internationally. They produce and distribute feature films, series, and TV shows. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: W&B TV
W&B TV is a German television production company. W&B TV is one of Germany’s top drama producers. The company has produced several popular TV movies and shows. Their projects include Netflix originals such as Dark, Pagan Peak, 4 Blocks, Tatort, and more.
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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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announced 10/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, will acquire Endemol Shine Group

synopsis: Banijay Group will acquire Endemol Shine Group, which is co-owned by The Walt Disney Company and affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. The acquisition will encompass Endemol Shine’s 120 production labels with an estimated 66,000 hours of scripted and non-scripted programming together with over 4,300 registered formats.
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: Endemol Shine Group
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Endemol Shine Group creates world class content that entertains and enthralls billions of people around the world. They are the world’s largest independent producer, operating on a unique local and global axis with unrivalled production and commercial capabilities.
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closed 10/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor Content, acquired Glassman Media

synopsis: Endeavor Content, a division of Endeavor that specializes in scripted television and feature film financing, development, and sales, has acquired Glassman Media, an independent Los Angeles-based international television production company. Glassman Media specializes in producing non-scripted shows.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor Content
Endeavor Content specializes in scripted television and feature film financing, development, and sales. Endeavor Content has financed, packaged or sold more than 100 premium shows and films. In the non-scripted space, they create original content and help their clients bring their projects to life. "
target: Glassman Media
Glassman Media is an independent Los Angeles-based international television production company. Glassman Media specializes in producing non-scripted shows. They produce shows in the network primetime dating, competition, self-improvement, and game formats.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired BLACKFIN

synopsis: Entertainment One (eOne), a global independent studio that specialises in the production, distribution and sales of entertainment content, has acquired BLACKFIN, a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, and more.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: BLACKFIN
BLACKFIN is a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, Primal Instinct, and Bad Henry. Their productions reach audiences on Discovery, History, Netflix, and other networks.
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DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$318.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.18
EBIT ($mm)
$18.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
505
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Ticker: ENXTPA:XIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xilam Animation
Xilam Animation
Xilam is one of Europe’s leading animation companies, producing and distributing original children’s and family entertainment content across TV, film and digital media platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.01
EBIT ($mm)
$7.57
Net Income ($mm)
$4.63
Employees
285
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Ticker: GNUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genius Brands International, Inc
Genius Brands International, Inc
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1.92
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.85)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
19
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Ticker: SZSE:30013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the television play production, issuing and additive businesses. Huace Film primarily provides television series, advertisements, television books, movies and public relation activities, among others.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,239.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.08
EBIT ($mm)
$39.47
Net Income ($mm)
$34.51
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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: SHSE:600136
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd. is a Chinese sports and entertainment company. Its business activities include production and distribution of film and television products, sports marketing and consulting, and sports brokerage services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$89.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.47
EBIT ($mm)
$30.19
Net Income ($mm)
$18.08
Employees
254
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Ticker: PAE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.
Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.
Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc. is a fully integrated global entertainment company that acquires and produces high quality television programming and motion pictures for worldwide distribution.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$61.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.02
EBIT ($mm)
$3.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:HQGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HQ Global Education, Inc.
HQ Global Education, Inc.
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$56.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.84
EBIT ($mm)
$17.03
Net Income ($mm)
$16.83
Employees
2081
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Ticker: AU:BYI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beyond International Ltd
Beyond International Ltd
Beyond International Limited is a leading international producer and distributor of television and digital content, headquartered in Sydney and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$56.18
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
108
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Ticker: EFGU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Empire Film Group, Inc.
Empire Film Group, Inc. is a fully-integrated digital media, film and television production and distribution company with capabilities to reach theatrical, video, television, video-on-demand for the worldwide markets.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.33
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.10
Net Income ($mm)
$0.08
Employees
7
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Ticker: SHSE:60008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Television Media Ltd.
China Television Media Ltd.
China Television Media Co., Ltd. principally engages in movie and television (TV) programming, advertising, and tourism activities.
year
2013
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Ticker: TSX:DHX.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$318.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.18
EBIT ($mm)
$18.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
505
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Ticker: OTCPK:SRMX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media is an advanced media company operating three divisions: Saddle Ranch Pictures, which produces films; Saddle Ranch TV, which produces documentaries; and Saddle Ranch Digital, which produces award-winning educational content for place-based media networks.
year
2016
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Ticker: LGF.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lionsgate
Lionsgate
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,339.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$456.20
EBIT ($mm)
$184.50
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1443
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Ticker: SHSE:600977
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Film Co., Ltd.
China Film Co., Ltd. engages in the production and distribution of films in China. The company also produces television programs; operates and manages theaters; and provides film screening, marketing, and brokerage services.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,125.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.05
EBIT ($mm)
$181.35
Net Income ($mm)
$151.78
Employees
3776
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: BME:TL5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediaset España
Mediaset España
Mediaset España is a Spanish television network and media production company. Mediaset España is the main content producer in Spain and has the most watched channels. Their channels include Telecino, Cuatro, Divinity, and more. The company also produces feature films.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$974.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$254.59
EBIT ($mm)
$234.29
Net Income ($mm)
$181.18
Employees
1541
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Ticker: 300027
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation engages in the production, issuing, and derivative businesses of movies, television plays, and music in China and internationally.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$607.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$125.44
EBIT ($mm)
$114.91
Net Income ($mm)
$116.24
Employees
2329
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