Like three television stations

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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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:$8,720.00)
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:$461.70)
Modern Times Group is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. "
target parent: TV 2 Danmark A/S
target: TV 2 Sport
TV 2 Sport was launched in April 2007 by MTG and TV 2 in Denmark, as a 50/50 joint venture company, and broadcasts the premium sports channel TV 2 Sport, TV 2 Sport HD, and the TV 2 Sport Premier League dedicated Barclays Premier League channel.
price ($mm)
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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:$0.00)
Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited ("XSEL"), formerly XFMedia, is a leading sports and entertainment media company in China. Catering to a vast audience of young and upwardly mobile consumers, XSEL is well-positioned in China with its unique content and access. "
target: China Sports Media
China Sports Media is China's leading sports media rights distributor. CSM has over 80% of the Chinese sports television rights and distribution market, and is the long term partner of the All-China Sports Federation for its television rights business.
price ($mm)
$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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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 [($1)]*
rev ($mm)
$45
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$13
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0.5x
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1.8x
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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1.4x
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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.
price ($mm)
$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.
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$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. (UONE.K:$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.
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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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announced 11/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., will acquire WBZ-FM 98.5

synopsis: Beasley Broadcast Group announced that it will buy WBZ-FM 98.5 The Sports Hub from Entercom Communications Corporation and CBS Radio. 98.5 The Sports Hub debuted in 2009 as the first Boston FM Sports Talk Radio Station.
buyer: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group owns and operates 63 stations (45 FM and 18 AM) in 15 large- and mid-size markets in the United States. Beasley radio stations reach approximately 19.0 million unique consumers weekly over-the-air, online and on smartphones and tablets. "
target parent: Entercom Communications Corporation
target: WBZ-FM 98.5
WBZ-FM, 98.5 The Sports Hub is a Boston, MA radio station. 98.5 The Sports Hub debuted in 2009 as the first Boston FM Sports Talk Radio Station.
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$12
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closed 7/17/2015 via BusinessWire

Entercom Communications Corporation, acquired Lincoln Financial Media

synopsis: Entercom Communications Corp. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lincoln Financial Media from Lincoln Financial Group. The agreement includes fifteen radio stations in the Atlanta, Denver, Miami and San Diego markets, and it will expand Entercom’s station portfolio to more than 130 stations in 26 markets.
buyer: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,060.90)
Entercom Communications Corp., led by President and CEO David Field, is one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of over 100 stations in 23 markets. Entercom is home to some of radio's most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. "
target parent: Lincoln Financial Group
target: Lincoln Financial Media
Lincoln Financial Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lincoln Financial Group an insurance and financial services company. Beginning with its first radio station in 1934, Lincoln Financial Media boasts 16 radio stations, all in top 20 markets.
price ($mm)
$105
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closed 1/31/2008 via PR Newswire

Greater Media, Inc, purchased 1110 WBT-AM & 99.3 WBT-FM and 107.9 WLNK-FM in Charlotte, NC from Lincoln Financial Group

synopsis: Greater Media, Inc. and Lincoln Financial Group announced that Greater Media has completed its acquisition of Lincoln Financial Group's Charlotte-based radio cluster. The cluster will now be called Greater Media Charlotte.
buyer: Greater Media, Inc
Greater Media is the ultimate parent company of 20 AM and FM radio stations in Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia and New Jersey. The company, through its subsidiaries, also owns a modern printing plant and a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey, and several telecommunications towers. "
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 $251 billion as of September 30, 2007.
price ($mm)
$100
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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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closed 5/8/2019 via PE Hub

Diversis Capital, Stage 1 Ventures, acquired PureCars

synopsis: Private equity and venture capital firms Diversis Capital, LLC, and Stage 1 Ventures, LLC has acquired PureCars from Raycom Media, one of America's largest privately owned media companies. PureCars is a leader in marketing automation and business intelligence for the automotive industry.
buyer: Diversis Capital
buyer: Stage 1 Ventures
Diversis Capital, LLC is a private equity firm that invests in lower and middle-market companies. Stage 1 Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that is seeking to build partnerships with great entrepreneurs that are flexible and who want to build meaningful companies. "
target parent: Gray Television, Inc.
target: PureCars
PureCars is a data-driven technology company founded on providing automotive dealers with industry-leading marketing automation and services. PureCars provides marketing automation and business intelligence solutions that help dealerships drive deeper, longer term success for their business.
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closed 1/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Retirement Systems Of Alabama, acquired Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. (CNHI) has been acquired by the Retirement Systems of Alabama, the administrator of the pension fund for employees of the state of Alabama. CNHI is made up of more than 100 local newspapers and websites in 22 states, including 68 dailies and more than 40 non-dailies.
buyer: Retirement Systems Of Alabama
Retirement Systems of Alabama is the administrator of the pension fund for employees of the state of Alabama. It is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama. "
target parent: Raycom Media, Inc.
target: Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. (CNHI) is one of the leading publishers of local news and information in the United States. Founded in 1997, CNHI's newspapers, Web sites and niche publications serve more than 130 communities throughout the United States.
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announced 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

The E.W. Scripps Company, will purchase KXXV/KRHD & WTXL from Raycom Media, Inc.

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company has agreed to acquire two ABC-affiliated television stations in Florida and Texas owned by Raycom Media. KXXV/KRHD in Waco, Texas, and WTXL in Tallahassee, Florida, are being divested by Raycom.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses. "
seller: Raycom Media, Inc.
KXXV/KRHD is an ABC-affiliated television station in Waco, Texas. WTXL is an ABC-affiliated television station in Tallahassee, Florida. Raycom Media is one of the nation’s largest privately-owned local media companies.
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$55
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announced 6/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire Raycom Media, Inc.

synopsis: Gray Television, a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, will acquire Raycom Media, one of America's largest privately owned media companies. Raycom Media owns and provides services for 65 television stations and two radio stations in 44 markets in 20 states.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 57 television markets broadcasting over 200 programming streams. "
target: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media is one of America's largest privately owned media companies. It owns and provides services for 65 television stations and two radio stations in 44 markets in 20 states. Those stations cover more than 16 percent of U.S. television households and employ more than 4,800 people.
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$3,547 [$3,447]
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closed 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

PureCars, acquired Showroom Logic

synopsis: Digital automotive ad technology company PureCars has purchased competitor Showroom Logic. Showroom Logic is one of the most innovative automotive technology companies in America. As the innovator in automotive digital marketing, Showroom Logic continues to redefine how dealerships and OEMs capture market share and new customers.
buyer parent: Raycom Media, Inc.
buyer: PureCars
Founded in 2007, PureCars has worked with dealers to provide consumers with Value Reports to showcase their inventories best attributes. Today, PureCars has grown into a leading digital marketing platform that brings consumers from search to showroom. "
target: Showroom Logic
Showroom Logic is one of the most innovative automotive technology companies in America. As the innovator in automotive digital marketing, Showroom Logic continues to redefine how dealerships and OEMs capture market share and new customers.
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announced 9/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. will be merged with Raycom Media, Inc.,

synopsis: Raycom Media Inc. and Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. (CNHI) announced they have agreed to merge, forming one of the nation’s largest privately owned media groups. Raycom Media owns or operates 65 television and two radio stations covering 44 markets in 20 states. CNHI owns more than 110 newspapers, websites and niche publications in 22 states.
buyer: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media is one of the nation's largest privately owned broadcasters. It owns or provides services for 65 television stations and two radio stations in 44 markets in 20 states. Those stations cover more than 16 percent of U.S. television households and employ more than 4,800 people. "
target: Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. (CNHI) is one of the leading publishers of local news and information in the United States. Founded in 1997, CNHI's newspapers, Web sites and niche publications serve more than 130 communities throughout the United States.
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announced 4/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Raycom Media, Inc., will acquire WVUE Fox 8

synopsis: WVUE Fox 8 Owner Louisiana Media Company announced that it has reached agreement in principle to sell its majority ownership to Raycom Media. WVUE is a Fox-affiliated television station located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Since May 2016, WVUE’s 10 p.m. news became the highest rated late night newscast in New Orleans.
buyer: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media is one of the nation's largest privately owned broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 63 television stations in 42 markets and 20 states. Raycom Media owns or provides services for stations covering over 14% of U.S. television households. "
target parent: Louisiana Media Company, LLC
target: WVUE Fox 8
WVUE Fox 8 is a Fox-affiliated television station located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The station broadcasts news to the New Orleans region, and WVUE's 10 p.m. news has become the highest rated late night newscast in New Orleans.
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$52
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closed 12/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Raycom Media, Inc., acquired Drewry Communications Group

synopsis: Raycom Media purchased Drewry Communications, increasing Raycom's presence in Texas and Oklahoma. Drewry Communications owns the television stations KXXV in Waco, KFDA in Amarillo, KSWO in Lawton, OK and KWES in Midland-Odessa. The deal also includes Telemundo affiliates in each market and the Spanish-language radio stations KTXC-FM and KEYU-FM.
buyer: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media is one of the nation's largest privately owned broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 63 television stations in 42 markets and 20 states. Raycom Media owns or provides services for stations covering over 14% of U.S. television households. "
target: Drewry Communications Group
Drewry Communications Group owns and operates television and radio broadcasting stations in Texas and Oklahoma. Their television stations include KXXV in Waco, KFDA in Amarillo, KSWO in Lawton, OK, and KWES in Midland-Odessa. They also own the Spanish-language radio stations KTXC-FM and KEYU-FM.
price ($mm)
$160
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Raycom Media, Inc., acquired PureCars

synopsis: Raycom Media, one of the nation's largest privately-held broadcasters and operates 51 television stations in 38 markets across 19 states, announced its acquisition of PureCars, the leading digital advertising platform for the automotive industry.
buyer: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media is one of the nation's largest privately owned broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 51 television stations in 38 markets and 19 states. Raycom Media stations cover over 13.2% of U.S. television households and employ over 4,200 individuals in full and part-time positions. "
target: PureCars
PureCars has become the leading digital advertising platform for the automotive industry. PureCars' platform suite offers various marketing solutions to drive high-probability buyers to a dealer's site, optimize traffic once on their site, and convert those customers in the showroom.
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closed 9/16/2015 via Company Press Release

Raycom Media, Inc., acquired WebStream Sports

synopsis: Raycom Media announced the acquisition of WebStream Sports, a leading provider of live sports production for television and the web. With offices in Indianapolis, Ind. and Charlotte, N.C., it produces more than 1000 live events annually for television, internet and in-venue audiences.
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. "
target: WebStream Sports
WebStream Sports is a leading provider of live sports production for television and the web. WebStream was established in 2006. With offices in Indianapolis, Ind. and Charlotte, N.C., it produces more than 1000 live events annually for television, internet and in-venue audiences.
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closed 10/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Raycom Media, Inc., acquired RTM Productions

synopsis: Raycom Media announced the acquisition of RTM Productions Inc., producer of the PowerNation and PowerBlock automotive television programs. RTM Productions will operate as a new division of Raycom Media. In addition, RTM co-founder Joe St. Lawrence will continue as RTM President and will continue to manage RTM operations.
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. "
target: RTM Productions
RTM Productions is a full-service television production company specializing in automotive, outdoor, and entertainment programming. The company employs executive staff, administration, sales, producers, writers, talent, videographers, editors, and graphic artists, website designers and programmers.
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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 $251 billion as of September 30, 2007.
price ($mm)
$546
rev ($mm)
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closed 2/27/2007 via BusinessWire

LIN TV Corp., purchased KASA-TV, the FOX affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico from Raycom Media, Inc.

synopsis: LIN TV Corp. has completed the acquisition of KASA-TV, the FOX affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Raycom Media. LIN TV has been operating the station pursuant to a local marketing agreement since September 15, 2006.
buyer: LIN TV Corp. (LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions. "
seller: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media stretches from Syracuse, New York to Honolulu, Hawaii with businesses in 22 states and over 4,000 employees. The television stations cover 12.7% of the U.S. television households.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
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closed 8/11/2006 via BusinessWire

Barrington Broadcasting Company, LLC, purchased Twelve Television Stations from Raycom Media, Inc.

synopsis: Barrington Broadcasting Group and Raycom Media, Inc announced that they have completed a transaction for Barrington to acquire twelve Raycom television stations in nine markets for a combined purchase price of $262 million.
buyer: Barrington Broadcasting Company, LLC
Barrington Broadcasting was founded by members of Benedek Broadcasting with the idea of starting a company that would focus on smaller market, free over-the-air television. The Barrington portfolio consists of 21 television stations in fifteen geographically diverse markets. "
seller: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media stretches from Syracuse, New York to Honolulu, Hawaii with businesses in 22 states and over 4,000 employees. The television stations cover 12.7% of the U.S. television households.
price ($mm)
$262
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announced 12/29/2005 via BusinessWire

Morris Multimedia, Inc., will purchase WWAY in Wilmington, NC from Raycom Media, Inc.

synopsis: Privately held Raycom Media, Inc. and Morris Network, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Morris Multimedia, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement for an affiliate of Morris Network to purchase WWAY in Wilmington, North Carolina, for a cash purchase price of $18,500,000.
buyer: Morris Multimedia, Inc.
Morris Multimedia, Inc. was founded in 1970 by Charles H. Morris. Today the company operates thirty-five daily and weekly newspapers and forty-nine specialty publications, as well as four network-affiliated television stations in eight states and the Caribbean. "
seller: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media stretches from Syracuse, New York to Honolulu, Hawaii with businesses in 22 states and over 4,000 employees. The television stations cover 12.7% of the U.S. television households.
price ($mm)
$19
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closed 1/31/2006 via BusinessWire

Liberty Corporation merged with Raycom Media, Inc.,

synopsis: The Liberty Corporation today announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Raycom Media, Inc. effective as of 11:59 PM eastern time tonight. Shares of Liberty will cease trading on the New York Stock Exchange effective with the end of trading today.
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. "
target: Liberty Corporation
A major group television broadcaster, Liberty Corporation owns fifteen network-affiliated television stations. In addition, Liberty owns CableVantage Inc., a cable advertising sales group serving eight cable companies representing nearly 500,000 subscribers.
price ($mm)
$964
rev ($mm)
$216
EBITDA ($mm)
$69
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
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 $251 billion as of September 30, 2007.
price ($mm)
$546
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase TV Station Division from Meredith Corporation

synopsis: Magazine publisher and multimedia company Meredith Corp. is selling its Local Media Group which owns 17 television stations in 12 local markets, to Gray Television Inc., a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
seller: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
The acquisition includes the Local Media Group of Meredith Corporation consisting of 17 television stations in 12 local markets. Meredith Corporation is an American media conglomerate based in Des Moines, Iowa. The company owns magazines, television stations, websites, and radio stations.
price ($mm)
$2,700
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, acquired New18

synopsis: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company, has acquired New18, a broadcasting company that specializes in online broadcasting and news.
buyer: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited (SET:JKN:$53.67)
JKN Global Media Public Company Limited is Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company. JKN distributes content from Asia (specializing content from India and the Philippines) in Thailand through digital TV, cable satellite, OTT Platforms, publishing and merchandising. "
target: New18
New18 or DN Broadcast Company Limited, is a broadcasting company based in Thailand. They specialize in online broadcasting and news, through their website, and through their social media accounts, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
price ($mm)[EV]
$34 [$76]
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
12.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire Quincy Media

synopsis: Quincy Media, Inc. has approved the sale of the stock of the company to Gray Television, Inc. a public media company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Quincy Media, Inc. is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
target: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. Their broadcast footprint covers much of the upper Midwest.
price ($mm)
$925
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$134
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
announced 9/25/2020 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will acquire ION Media Networks

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company, America's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, will buy ION Media, an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
target: ION Media Networks
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations.
price ($mm)
$2,650
rev ($mm)
$558
EBITDA ($mm)
$323
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
announced 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will purchase Free-to-Air TV Business from MediaWorks NZ Limited

synopsis: Broadcaster MediaWorks has reached a binding agreement with media giant Discovery Inc regarding the sale of MediaWorks' free-to-air TV business. The deal includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
seller parent: Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
seller: MediaWorks NZ Limited
The acquisition includes the free-to-air TV business of MediaWorks and includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels Three+1, Bravo+1, The Edge TV and The Breeze TV.
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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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announced 7/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mission Broadcasting, Inc., will acquire Pix11

synopsis: E.W. Scripps has announced that its New York CW affiliate, PIX11 (WPIX), will be acquired by Mission Broadcasting. PIX11 is an award-winning television station that airs primetime programming, news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows.
buyer: Mission Broadcasting, Inc.
Mission Broadcasting, Inc. is a television broadcasting company that acquires, develops, and operates television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets in the United States. Its stations provide free over-the-air programming to its markets’ television viewing audiences. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Pix11
PIX11 is a New York TV station that airs primetime programming, award-winning news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows. PIX11 has earned over 265 Emmy Awards, including multiple awards for its news programs and coverage.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gray Television, Inc., acquired KATH-TV and KSCT-TV

synopsis: GCI subsidiary Denali Media Holdings has announced the sale of its NBC affiliates in southeast Alaska to Gray Television. The sale includes KATH and KSCT stations in the Juneau and Sitka markets. Denali Media Holdings was established in 2012 and owns KTVA (CBS) in Anchorage along with three CBS stations in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: General Communication, Inc
target: KATH-TV and KSCT-TV
KATH and KSCT serve NBC "Must See TV" to viewers in Alaska's capital city of Juneau, as well as to Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Angoon and other communities throughout Southeast Alaska, via broadcast, GCI cable, DishNet and DirecTV.
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closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

ION Media Networks, purchased KMCC-TV from Entravision Communications Corporation

synopsis: ION Media, the nation’s leading independent broadcast TV operator, announced the purchase of KMCC-TV in Las Vegas from Entravision Communications Corporation. KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish.
buyer: ION Media Networks (ION:$0.00)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations. "
seller: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$428.66)
KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish. Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

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

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

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

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

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

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

synopsis: Lilly Broadcasting, a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa., has acquired WCVI in the U.S. Virgin Islands. WCVI is an ABC affiliate, and recently added CBS programming. Family Broadcasting Corporation is the seller and the price was not disclosed.
buyer: Lilly Broadcasting LLC
Lilly Broadcasting, LLC is a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa. and its stations include WICU Erie and WENY Elmira. It also owns and operates One Caribbean Television. "
target parent: Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
target: WCVI
WCVI-TV is a dual CBS/ABC-affiliated television station serving the United States Virgin Islands that is licensed to Christiansted, Saint Croix.
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,224.75)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,224.75)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

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

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

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

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
price ($mm)
$290
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, acquired Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, has acquired Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher. Gannett's mission is to make communities stronger by informing and engaging them with trusted content.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$3,405.67)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
closed 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
price ($mm)
$73
rev ($mm)
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Constantin Medien AG
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Constantin Medien AG is an internationally operating media company based in Ismaning near Munich. The business operations of Constantin include the activities of the companies in the Segment Sports with Sport1 GmbH, Sport1 Media GmbH, and PLAZAMEDIA GmbH with its subsidiary LEITMOTIF Creators GmbH.
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2018
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$145.47
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($13.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
545
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Ticker: ASX:PNW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pacific Star Network Ltd
Pacific Star Network Ltd
Pacific Star Network is an Australian sports media content and entertainment business. Pacific Star Network delivers brand stories to national, metropolitan and regional audiences via multiple platforms, including radio, print, television, online, in-stadium and events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$49.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.53
EBIT ($mm)
$3.80
Net Income ($mm)
$1.95
Employees
55
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Ticker: TSE:4676
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. is a certified broadcast holding company in Japan. Their broadcasting business produces terrestrial and satellite (BS and CS) television broadcasts, and radio broadcasts.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5,960.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.28
EBIT ($mm)
$196.01
Net Income ($mm)
$127.64
Employees
7820
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Ticker: SBGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,943.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,075.67
EBIT ($mm)
$1,377.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11800
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Ticker: XTRA:PSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. With the stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX, they are number 1 in Germany both in the TV-advertising market and in the audience market.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,577.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$913.35
EBIT ($mm)
$632.32
Net Income ($mm)
$211.94
Employees
6477
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Ticker: NXST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,224.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,591.41
EBIT ($mm)
$1,151.00
Net Income ($mm)
$560.41
Employees
14891
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,001.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($512.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($642.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,137.00
Employees
25527
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,405.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$443.76
EBIT ($mm)
$179.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
21255
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Ticker: TSE:9404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,879.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$644.50
EBIT ($mm)
$460.80
Net Income ($mm)
$276.10
Employees
5330
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: TGNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,694.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$827.70
EBIT ($mm)
$694.16
Net Income ($mm)
$322.43
Employees
6883
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Ticker: GTN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting a total of 150 programming streams.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,391.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$909.00
EBIT ($mm)
$704.00
Net Income ($mm)
$396.00
Employees
7140
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Ticker: SSP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,599.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$179.98
EBIT ($mm)
$75.54
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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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: BMV:AZTECA CPO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.
TV Azteca produces Spanish-language television programming. The Company operates two national television networks in Mexico through owned and operated stations throughout the country. TV Azteca also operates a broadcast television network targeted toward the Hispanic market in the US.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$817.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$140.88
EBIT ($mm)
$86.49
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4489
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Ticker: CTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CTC Media, Inc.
CTC Media, Inc.
CTC Media is the leading Russian independent media company. The group manages four television channels in Russia (CTC, Domashny, Peretz and CTC Love) as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and a TV company in Moldova with combined audience over 150 million viewers.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$788.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$261.98
EBIT ($mm)
$232.82
Net Income ($mm)
$134.97
Employees
1129
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