Like Darlow Smithson Productions

announced 4/6/2006 via BusinessWire

TWI Interactive, Inc., will acquire Darlow Smithson Productions

synopsis: TWI, the world's largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming, and Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP), the multi award-winning London based factual independent production company, today announced that they have reached agreement for TWI to acquire DSP.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: TWI Interactive, Inc.
TWI, the media arm of IMG, is the largest independent production company in the UK and the largest independent sports producer and distributor of sports programming in the world. "
target: Darlow Smithson Productions
Darlow Smithson Productions is widely regarded as an industry leader in high quality factual programming and has achieved worldwide recognition for its ground-breaking documentaries, series and docu-dramas. It currently produces more than 100 hours each year.
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announced 12/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

Blue Ant Media, will acquire High Fidelity HDTV, Inc.

synopsis: C.A. Bancorp Inc., together with all of the other shareholders of High Fidelity HDTV Inc., have entered into a share purchase agreement with Blue Ant Media Inc. to sell all of the shares of High Fidelity to Blue Ant. High Fidelity HDTV is Canada's leading all-HD broadcast and production company.
buyer: Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant is a privately held Canadian media company. It is a majority shareholder of GlassBOX Television and has a minority interest in Quarto Communications, publishers of Cottage Life, Outdoor Canada, Explore and Canadian Home Workshop. "
target parent: C.A. Bancorp Inc.
target: High Fidelity HDTV, Inc.
High Fidelity HDTV is Canada's leading all-HD broadcast and production company. It broadcasts four channels, Oasis HD™, eqhd™, HIFI™ and radX™. The company has formed HD programming and production alliances with several leading HD broadcasters worldwide.
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$16
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announced 7/22/2020 via New York Times

The New York Times Company, will acquire Serial Productions

synopsis: The New York Times Company has agreed to buy Serial Productions, the company behind the hit podcast “Serial,” an investigative journalism podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig, narrating a nonfiction story over multiple episodes. The series was co-created and is co-produced by Koenig and Julie Snyder and developed by This American Life.
buyer: The New York Times Company (NYT:$1,963.00)
The New York Times Company a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The New York Times brand a trusted source of news and information for readers and viewers across various platforms. "
target: Serial Productions
Serial is an investigative journalism podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig, narrating a nonfiction story over multiple episodes. The series was co-created and is co-produced by Koenig and Julie Snyder and developed by This American Life.
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$25
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closed 4/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Talpa, acquired SBS Broadcasting B.V.

synopsis: Talpa Holding, a full service content company, that creates, produces, distributes and broadcasts on various platforms, has acquired Dutch broadcaster SBS Broadcasting from Finnish media company Sanoma. SBS Broadcasting is a media company with four Dutch commercial television channels and an online Video On Demand platform.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: Talpa
Talpa Media comprises Talpa Netherlands and Talpa Global. Talpa Netherlands consists of Talpa Content, the in-house creative development unit, and Talpa Productions, the group's TV production unit. Talpa Global is dedicated to the worldwide licensing of Talpa Content's formats and finished series. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: SBS Broadcasting B.V.
SBS Broadcasting B.V. is a media company with four Dutch commercial television channels (SBS6, Net 5, Veronica and SBS9) and an online Video On Demand platform (Kijk). The company also publishes television listings magazines (Veronica Magazine and Total TV).
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closed 1/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

IBN18 Broadcast Ltd, acquired Eenadu TV

synopsis: TV18 Broadcast will acquire the television business of regional broadcaster Eenadu TV (ETV) for Rs 21 billion. ETV is one of the largest TV networks in India offering 12 regional language news and entertainment channels.
buyer parent: Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd.
buyer: IBN18 Broadcast Ltd
IBN18 Broadcast Limited engages in the production and telecast of news and current affairs, and entertainment programs primarily in India. It owns and operates CNN IBN, an English news channel; and IBN7, a Hindi news channel; and 50% interest in IBN Lokmat, a Marathi news channel. "
target: Eenadu TV
Eenadu TV (ETV) is one of the largest TV networks in India offering 12 regional language news and entertainment channels. The network is owned by Ramoji Rao and based at Hyderabad.
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$399
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closed 11/25/2010 via Reuters

Fuji Media Holdings, Inc., acquired Fuji Satellite Broadcasting Inc.

synopsis: Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. entered into a share exchange agreement to acquire the remaining 55.5% stake in Fuji Satellite Broadcasting, Inc. for ¥4.8 billion. Fuji Satellite Broadcasting Inc., provides television broadcasting services.
buyer: Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. (TSE:4676:$5,960.07)
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. is a certified broadcast holding company and has a television broadcasting business. "
target: Fuji Satellite Broadcasting Inc.
Fuji Satellite Broadcasting Inc., also known as BS Fuji, Inc., provides television broadcasting services. The company is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$63*
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$83
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closed 2/22/2010 via Market Wire

Artfest International, Inc., acquired Performance Lifestyle Channel

synopsis: Artfest International, Inc., a leading edge arts and sports memorabilia distribution company, announced it has completed the acquisition of Performance Lifestyle Channel. Performance Lifestyle Channel is a cutting edge global entertainment company, and PLC, the world's first broadcast-quality Internet television service.
buyer: Artfest International, Inc. (US:ARTS:$3.00)
Artfest International, Inc. brings together artists, investors, decorators, designers, private collectors and art galleries. Artfest's subsidiaries are Art Channel, Inc. and Art Channel Galleries, Inc., offering the most exciting product and rewards program in the history of direct sales marketing. "
target: Performance Lifestyle Channel
Performance Lifestyle Channel aims to be the most valued new media television channel, with the broadest range of quality programs available of any mainstream network. They are committed to widening the appeal of all genres by offering the greatest breadth and depth within them.
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closed 4/8/2009 via Market Wire

KIT digital, Inc., acquired Narrowstep Inc.

synopsis: KIT digital, Inc., a leading global provider of Internet Protocol-based video enablement technologies, has acquired the assets and assumed certain current liabilities of London-based Narrowstep, Inc., an Internet TV platform company supporting content providers, broadcasters, telcos and other corporations.
buyer: KIT digital, Inc. (:$214.93)
KIT digital, Inc. is a global provider of proprietary IP-based video distribution technologies and video-centric interactive marketing solutions. KIT digital works closely with consumer brands, content providers and telcos to maximize the value of video content via the Internet and mobile networks. "
target: Narrowstep Inc.
Narrowstep™ Inc., the TV on the Internet Company, is the leading provider of Internet TV services supporting content providers, broadcasters, telecommunications companies and corporations worldwide.
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closed 5/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide, a global leader in video and entertainment guidance technology and services. Combining Gemstar-TV and Macrovision technologies positions the company as a key enabler of the digital home entertainment experience.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (GMST:$627.74)
Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and home entertainment needs of consumers worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,758 [$2,224]
rev ($mm)
$617
EBITDA ($mm)
$141
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16.1x
closed 8/15/2007 via Company Press Release

CanWest Global Communications Corp., Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, acquired Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.

synopsis: CanWest Global Communications Corp. and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners) announced that AA Acquisition Corp., a subsidiary of CanWest, has completed its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. for $53.00 cash per share.
buyer: Goldman Sachs Capital Partners
buyer: CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global, an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in television, out-of-home advertising, web sites and radio stations and networks. "
target: Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.
Alliance Atlantis owns 13 well-branded specialty channels boasting targeted, high-quality programming. The company also co-produces and distributes the hit CSI franchise and indirectly holds a 51% limited partnership interest in Motion Picture Distribution LP.
price ($mm)
$2,317
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$1,057
EBITDA ($mm)
$193
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2.1x
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11.3x
closed 10/4/2007 via PR Newswire

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., purchased seven pay television networks from Claxson Interactive Group, Inc.

synopsis: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, has received formal approval for the acquisition of seven pay television networks currently operating in the Latin American market.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming to the basic cable industry. "
seller: Claxson Interactive Group, Inc.
Claxson Interactive Group, Inc. is a multimedia company that provides and distributes branded entertainment content to Spanish and Portuguese audiences around the world. The company has a portfolio of well-known branded entertainment options distributed on multiple platforms.
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closed 7/12/2006 via BNC Analysis

Lions Gate Entertainment, acquired Debmar-Mercury LLC

synopsis: Lionsgate, the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, has acquired top television distributor Debmar-Mercury LLC. Helmed by principals Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, the company will continue to operate under the Debmar-Mercury banner as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
buyer: Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF.A:$3,339.30)
Lionsgate is the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. "
target: Debmar-Mercury LLC
Debmar-Mercury is a worldwide production and distribution media company specializing in network, cable, syndication, VOD/Pay-Per-View and Pay TV. The company was formed by the recent merger of Debmar Studios and Mercury Entertainment.
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closed 6/1/2006 via

TOM Online Inc., acquired InfoMax

synopsis: TOM Online Inc. China's leading wireless Internet company, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a wireless entertainment company Infomax. Through the acquisition TOM Online will gain access to Infomax's extensive TV distribution network which reaches out to hundreds of millions of Chinese households.
buyer parent: TOM Group Limited
buyer: TOM Online Inc.
TOM Online Inc. is a leading wireless Internet company in China providing value-added multimedia products and services. "
target: InfoMax
Infomax is a wireless entertainment company that focuses on the development of interactive entertainment products and services for China's television audiences.
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closed 6/26/2006 via PR Newswire

Media General, Inc., purchased four NBC owned and operated television stations from NBC Universal

synopsis: Media General, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of four NBC stations in a cash transaction valued at approximately $600 million. The stations and their Designated Market Areas (DMAs) are: WNCN in Raleigh, N.C., #29; WCMH in Columbus, Ohio, #32; WVTM in Birmingham, Ala., #40; and WJAR in Providence, R.I., #51.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a multimedia company operating leading newspapers, television stations and online enterprises primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company's interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with its newspapers and television stations. "
seller parent: General Electric Company
seller: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
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$600
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closed 12/7/2005 via BusinessWire

Salem Communications Corporation, purchased KHLP (1420 AM) from Journal Broadcast Group, Inc.

synopsis: Salem Communications Corporation, the leading radio broadcaster focused on Christian and family themed programming, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of KHLP (1420 AM) in Omaha, Neb., and has launched the station as News Talk 1420 KOTK.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$261.50)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
seller parent: Journal Communications Inc.
seller: Journal Broadcast Group, Inc.
The mission of the Journal Broadcast Group is to be America’s best local broadcast company through relevant locally targeted programming creating effective marketing solutions for our advertisers, resulting in dynamic and sustained growth for our employee owners.
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$0.90
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announced 4/6/2006 via BusinessWire

TWI Interactive, Inc., will acquire Darlow Smithson Productions

synopsis: TWI, the world's largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming, and Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP), the multi award-winning London based factual independent production company, today announced that they have reached agreement for TWI to acquire DSP.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: TWI Interactive, Inc.
TWI, the media arm of IMG, is the largest independent production company in the UK and the largest independent sports producer and distributor of sports programming in the world. "
target: Darlow Smithson Productions
Darlow Smithson Productions is widely regarded as an industry leader in high quality factual programming and has achieved worldwide recognition for its ground-breaking documentaries, series and docu-dramas. It currently produces more than 100 hours each year.
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announced 4/6/2006 via BusinessWire

TWI Interactive, Inc., will acquire Darlow Smithson Productions

synopsis: TWI, the world's largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming, and Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP), the multi award-winning London based factual independent production company, today announced that they have reached agreement for TWI to acquire DSP.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: TWI Interactive, Inc.
TWI, the media arm of IMG, is the largest independent production company in the UK and the largest independent sports producer and distributor of sports programming in the world. "
target: Darlow Smithson Productions
Darlow Smithson Productions is widely regarded as an industry leader in high quality factual programming and has achieved worldwide recognition for its ground-breaking documentaries, series and docu-dramas. It currently produces more than 100 hours each year.
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closed 11/8/2012 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired ESPN Star Sports

synopsis: News Corporation and ESPN announced that News Corporation, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, completed its acquisition of ESPN's partnership interest in ESPN Star Sports. ESPN Star Sports showcases an unparalleled variety of premier live sports from around the globe 24 hours a day to a cumulative reach of more than 310 million viewers in Asia.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$10,046.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: ESPN Star Sports
As Asia's definitive and complete sports broadcaster and content provider, ESPN Star Sports showcases an unparalleled variety of premier live sports from around the globe 24 hours a day to a cumulative reach of more than 310 million viewers in Asia.
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announced 10/8/2012 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, will acquire TV 2 Sport

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB has signed an agreement to acquire all of the remaining shares in the Danish 50/50 joint venture company TV 2 Sport A/S from TV 2 Danmark A/S. TV 2 Sport broadcasts the premium sports channel TV 2 Sport, TV 2 Sport HD, and the TV 2 Sport Premier League dedicated Barclays Premier League channel.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$5,896.00)
Modern Times Group is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. "
target parent: TV 2 Danmark A/S
target: TV 2 Sport
TV 2 Sport was launched in April 2007 by MTG and TV 2 in Denmark, as a 50/50 joint venture company, and broadcasts the premium sports channel TV 2 Sport, TV 2 Sport HD, and the TV 2 Sport Premier League dedicated Barclays Premier League channel.
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$60
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closed 12/1/2010 via BusinessWire

B2 Networks merged with America One Television Network, Inc.,

synopsis: America One and B2 Broadcasting announced that the companies merged under the One Media Corp holding company. The new entity, One Media Corp, Inc., is a multi-media sports and entertainment company.
buyer parent: USFR Media Group
buyer: America One Television Network, Inc.
America One is focused on broadcasting U.S. college, minor league and international sporting events such as soccer, rugby and hockey to U.S. audiences, as well as other entertainment program offerings. America One produces more than 12,000 live broadband sports events per year. "
target: B2 Networks
Established in 2003, B2 Networks broadcast its first event via broadband internet on February 2004, an ECHL hockey game from Las Vegas, Nevada. Since that first broadcast B2 has proven to be a worldwide leader in the emerging media of broadband broadcasting.
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announced 12/4/2009 via PR Newswire

XSEL, will acquire China Sports Media

synopsis: Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited, a leading sports and entertainment media company in China, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire China Sports Media, China's leading sports media rights distributor. CSM has popular domestic, Asia, and other content including the China Basketball Association (CBA).
buyer parent: Xinhua Finance Limited
buyer: XSEL (XSEL:$0.00)
Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited ("XSEL"), formerly XFMedia, is a leading sports and entertainment media company in China. Catering to a vast audience of young and upwardly mobile consumers, XSEL is well-positioned in China with its unique content and access. "
target: China Sports Media
China Sports Media is China's leading sports media rights distributor. CSM has over 80% of the Chinese sports television rights and distribution market, and is the long term partner of the All-China Sports Federation for its television rights business.
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$9.77
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closed 4/28/2009 via BusinessWire

USFR Media Group, acquired America One Television Network, Inc.

synopsis: America One Television, a national U.S. television network reaching an audience of more than 33 million households in more than 125 markets with top international sports and lifestyle content on a no fee/barter basis, announced a shareholder buyout from America One’s previous owner, USFR Media Group.
buyer: USFR Media Group
USFR Media Group is a media group based in Houston, Texas. USFR owns the America One television network and publishes western lifestyle magazines, Western & English Today and Cowboys & Indians magazines. "
target: America One Television Network, Inc.
America One is a national U.S. television network reaching an audience of more than 33 million households in more than 125 markets with a wide range of fresh, high-quality sports and lifestyle content.
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closed 4/1/2008 via BusinessWire

Raycom Media, Inc., purchased three television stations from Lincoln Financial Group

synopsis: Privately held Raycom Media Inc. and Lincoln Financial Group announced that Raycom has completed the acquisition of Lincoln Financial Group’s three network-affiliated television stations, including NBC affiliate WWBT in Richmond, Virginia, and CBS affiliates WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina, and WCSC in Charleston, South Carolina.
buyer: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media stretches from Syracuse, New York to Honolulu, Hawaii with businesses in 22 states and over 4,000 employees. The television stations cover 12.7% of the U.S. television households. "
seller: Lincoln Financial Group (LNC:$8,499.00)
Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates. With headquarters in Philadelphia, the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $251 billion as of September 30, 2007.
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announced 12/5/2006 via BusinessWire

ESPN, Inc., will acquire NASN

synopsis: ESPN has agreed to acquire NASN, the only European channel dedicated to North American sports, from Setanta Sport Holdings Ltd and Benchmark Capital Europe. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the deal is expected to close early next year subject to regulatory approvals.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: ESPN, Inc.
ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of six U.S. television networks. "
target: NASN
NASN is the only pan-European sports network broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week showing extensive live and 'as live' coverage of the highest profile sports in North America including: the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and National Football League.
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closed 11/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Fuego Entertainment Inc., acquired Vision Sports Entertainment Network

synopsis: Fuego Entertainment, Inc. has acquired Vision Sports Entertainment Network (VSEN-TV), broadcasting on 24 affiliate stations and reaching over 14 million US households. Based in Burbank, VSEN-TV will relocate to Las Vegas, NV, and its founder, Rod Myers, will remain President of this wholly owned subsidiary of Fuego Entertainment.
buyer: Fuego Entertainment Inc.
Fuego Entertainment, Inc. broadcasts Spanish-speaking television programming in the Puerto Rico and Las Vegas markets through its network called FuegoTV. The central operation is based in Miami and content is originated in Puerto Rico and licensed from abroad. "
target: Vision Sports Entertainment Network
Vision Sports Entertainment Network is a television broadcasting company with 24 affiliate stations reaching 14 million US households. Primarily distributing sports programming, VSEN-TV’s headquarters is located in Burbank, California.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

NEP Group, Inc., acquired Outside Broadcasting Ltd

synopsis: Sky TV has sold its subsidiary Outside Broadcasting to US-based firm NEP. Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target parent: Sky Network Television Limited
target: Outside Broadcasting Ltd
Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
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closed 11/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired Motors TV

synopsis: Motorsport Network announced the acquisition of Motors TV, consolidating the world’s largest automotive & motorsport digital technology business with a global broadcast operation. Motors TV International is the first and only channel in Europe dedicated to all things motorsport.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a vertically integrated automotive & motorsport business headquartered in Miami, FL. The technology business manages a global broadcast network, live events, and multiple websites, social networks and e-commerce, gaming, analytics & editorial syndication platforms. "
target: Motors TV
Established in 2000, Motors TV International is the first and only channel in Europe dedicated to all things motorsport. They offer a platform for top notch championships so that fans and casual observers alike can enjoy the drama and excitement of mainstream as well as grassroots racing.
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on offer 9/6/2012 via

Mayfair Capital Investments, Ltd., offer to acquire Timeweave plc

synopsis: Mayfair Capital Investments, Ltd. makes an offer to acquire Timeweave plc, a company that, through its joint venture company, provides broadcast services to the bookmaking industry. It holds licenses with 31 racecourses to broadcast pictures, audio, and data from these courses to licensed betting offices in the UK and Ireland.
buyer: Mayfair Capital Investments, Ltd.
Mayfair Capital Investments, Ltd. has no publicly available financial information. It is ultimately beneficially owned as to 100 percent by the family interests of Mr Joe Lewism, who is a British citizen who has investments in businesses across a range of sectors. "
target: Timeweave plc
Timeweave Plc, through its joint venture company, Amalgamated Racing Limited, provides broadcast services to the bookmaking industry. It holds licenses with 31 racecourses to broadcast pictures, audio, and data from these courses to licensed betting offices in the UK and Ireland.
price ($mm)[EV]
$55 [($1)]*
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$45
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$13
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announced 8/8/2012 via Reuters

Fox International Channels, will acquire Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV

synopsis: FOX International Channels (FIC) is to buy a majority stake in a Dutch cable television soccer broadcaster. FIC will acquire a 51 percent stake in Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV, which holds the rights to broadcast Dutch league soccer.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Fox International Channels
FOX International Channels is News Corporation’s international multi-media business. They develop, produce and distribute 350+ wholly- and majority-owned pay-TV channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, in 37 languages. "
target parent: Endemol B.V.
target: Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV
Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV (EMM) is a joint venture of the Dutch Premier Football League and Endemol. EMM launched the premium TV channel Eredivisie Live in august 2008. Eredivisie Live is distributed through all available networks (cable, DTH, Satellite and IPTV) in the Netherlands.
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closed 10/11/2010 via Market Wire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired ISP Sports, LLC

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, Inc. (IMG), the global sports and media company, said that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of ISP Sports, a leading U.S. college media rights management company.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: ISP Sports, LLC
Sports fans from upstate New York to south Florida, from southern California to the Pacific Northwest can tune in to the ISP Sports Network that includes more than 1,000 radio affiliates and over 100 TV outlets.
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closed 1/12/2009 via PR Newswire

Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc., acquired Winnercomm, Inc.

synopsis: Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. announced the acquisition of Winnercomm Inc., a leading independent sports production, program development, marketing services and sales representation company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (OUTD:$77.32)
Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. owns and operates Outdoor Channel, America's leader in outdoor TV. The national network offers programming that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, off-road motorsports, adventure and the Western lifestyle. "
target: Winnercomm, Inc.
Winnercomm's core capabilities include TV and remote/live production, broadcast and corporate design services, interactive design and related services, cable and other marketing services, and sports sales.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.75 [$64.35]
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$47
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closed 10/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

BMSC Media, acquired WNAV

synopsis: BMSC Media, owned by Chris Roth and Frank Brady, have acquired WNAV, an AM radio station located in Annapolis and owned by “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak. The station primarily airs the hourly CBS News Radio and is the flagship station for the US Naval Academy's Lacrosse and Basketball teams.
buyer: BMSC Media
Chris Roth is an employee of DC radio station WTOP. Roth, a radio veteran of 31 years, worked as a WTOP Traffic reporter from 2010 to 2012. He and friend and fellow radio veteran Frank Brady will be the new owners of WNAV. Their company is BMSC Media. "
target: WNAV
WNAV is an AM radio station located in Annapolis, Maryland. While primarily a locally originated station, syndicated programming heard on WNAV includes First Light. The station also airs the hourly CBS News Radio and is the flagship station for the US Naval Academy's Lacrosse and Basketball teams.
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will acquire WCDD-FM 107.9

synopsis: Education Media Foundation, an American nonprofit Christian media ministry, is acquiring WCDD Country 107.9, a radio station broadcasting a country music format. It is licensed to Canton, Illinois and serves the Peoria radio market. Their sister station, WBYS, broadcasts St. Louis Cardinal baseball.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. Their mission is to communicate the Gospel message through contemporary Christian music and short educational elements. "
target: WCDD-FM 107.9
WCDD (107.9 MHz FM, CD Country 107.9) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. It is licensed to Canton, Illinois and serves the Peoria radio market. Their sister station, WBYS, broadcasts St. Louis Cardinal baseball.
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$0.17
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC, purchased Seven Radio Stations from First Media Radio

synopsis: Byrne Acquisition Group, a owner and operator of a low-power television broadcast station, has acquired seven radio stations from First Media Radio. The seven radio stations located in North Carolina and Virginia broadcast in sport and music formats. The stations include Magic 97.9 WTRG, Earl 98.3 WDLZ, and more.
buyer: Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC
Byrne Acquisition Group owns and operates WHHI-TV, a Hilton Head, SC low-power television broadcast station. WHHI-TV is the number one hyper-local television broadcasting station in the lowcountry. WHHI-TV provides local viewers with the best local television and content. "
seller: First Media Radio
Frist Media Radio's 7 radio stations include Magic 97.9 WTRG, Earl 98.3 WDLZ, 99.5 Jamz WYTT, Maverick 102.3 WPTM, 107.7 Lake-FM WWDW, Sports Radio 1400 1080 WWDR and 1400 WSMY. The North Carolina and Virginia stations broadcast in sport and music formats.
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$3.40
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announced 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Forever Media Inc., will acquire Delmarva Broadcasting Company

synopsis: Forever Media, an owner and operator of radio stations, will acquire Delmarva Broadcasting Company (DBC) from Steinman Communications, an innovative, multi-channel communications company. DBC owns and operates nine radio stations. DBC operates pop music, country music, gospel music, news radio, talk radio, and sports stations.
buyer: Forever Media Inc.
Forever Media owns and operates radio stations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio. Forever Media broadcasts in a variety of formats, including music, news & talk radio, and sports. They operate stations in Altoona, Cumberland, Johnstown, Midshore, Pittsburgh, State College, Wheeling, and York. "
target parent: Steinman Communications
target: Delmarva Broadcasting Company
Delmarva Broadcasting Company (DBC) is a company that owns and operates nine radio stations in DE, MD, and NJ. DBC operates pop music, country music, gospel music, news radio, talk radio, and sports stations. Their stations include 101.7FM / 1150AM WDEL, 103.7 WXCY, 93.7 WSTW, and more.
price ($mm)
$19
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announced 5/23/2018 via Company Press Release

Urban One, Inc., will acquire The Team 980

synopsis: Urban One, Red Zebra Broadcasting and the Washington Redskins announced that Urban One has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the radio station The Team 980 (WTEM 980 AM) from Red Zebra Broadcasting. WTEM (980 AM), branded The Team 980, is a sports radio station licensed to Washington, D.C. and serving the Washington metro area.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (ROIAK:$387.79)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target parent: Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC
target: The Team 980
WTEM (980 AM), branded The Team 980, is a sports radio station licensed to Washington, D.C. and serving the Washington metro area. WTEM is the official radio station for the Washington Redskins football team.
price ($mm)
$4.20
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announced 11/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pacific Star Network Ltd will be merged with Crocmedia,

synopsis: Pacific Star Network, an ASX listed media company with interests in broadcasting and publishing, is to merge with Crocmedia, a content and entertainment business. Crocmedia connects relevant brands to relevant audiences, through telling stories in radio, television, online and through brilliant events.
buyer: Crocmedia
Crocmedia is a content and entertainment business. They connect relevant brands to relevant audiences, through telling stories in radio, television, online and through brilliant events. They are Australia’s only independent syndicator of sports content. "
target: Pacific Star Network Ltd (ASX:PNW:$49.71)
Pacific Star Network Limited (PNW) is an ASX listed media company with interests in broadcasting and publishing. PNW owns two Melbourne AM commercial broadcasting licenses and broadcasts 24/7 on 1116 SEN and Classic Rock Radio.
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