Like Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

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.
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.
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$2,758 [$2,224]
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$617
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$141
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closed 5/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ringier AG, purchased Romanian Publishing Business from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a German multimedia conglomerate, has sold its Romanian publishing business to Ringier, a media group based in Switzerland. The portfolio sold by Bauer includes Romanian TV program guides such as TV Mania and TV Satelit.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
The acquisition includes the Romanian publishing business of Bauer Media Group to Ringier. This includes Romanian TV program guides such as TV Mania and TV Satelit. Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents.
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closed 4/26/2019 via Company Press Release

RakeTech Ltd., acquired TVmatsit

synopsis: Raketech, a leading online affiliate and content marketing company that focuses on the Nordic and UK regions, has acquired TVmatsit, Finland's leading sports listing website. TVmatsit offers a sports TV guide that helps connect sports fans with relevant TV broadcasts and streams.
buyer: RakeTech Ltd. (OM:RAKE:$36.84)
Raketech is a leading online affiliate and content marketing company that focuses on the Nordic and UK regions. Through some 20 flagship brands, Raketech guides sports and gaming enthusiasts to the best possible services, while also delivering high quality traffic and leads to its partners. "
target: TVmatsit
TVmatsit is Finland's leading sports listing website. TVmatsit offers a sports TV guide that helps connect sports fans with relevant TV broadcasts and streams. TVmatsit gathers all live sports broadcasts into one user friendly listing, allowing users to search for a specific match or sport.
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closed 3/1/2019 via BusinessWire

media press Group, acquired Plurimedia

synopsis: Media Press Group has acquired Plurimedia from Hachette Filipacchi Presse, a subsidiary of Lagardère Active. A leader in France, Plurimedia is a provider of TV metadata and editorial services, specialized in TV, cinema, lifestyle and entertainment.
buyer: media press Group
Media Press is the biggest European TV metadata and technological solutions supplier for TV operators, VOD services, broadcasters and magazine publishers. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Plurimedia
A leader in France, Plurimedia is a provider of TV metadata and editorial services, specialized in TV, cinema, lifestyle and entertainment.
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closed 4/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

RakeTech Ltd., acquired TVmatchen.nu

synopsis: RakeTech Group, one of Europe's leading iGaming affiliates, announced the acquisitions of assets in Agonas AB. Agonas AB operates a renowned network of sports media websites that provide real-time TV listings and supporting media content for sports fans in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
buyer: RakeTech Ltd. (OM:RAKE:$36.84)
RakeTech Group works with iGaming Affiliation as one of the leading operators in Scandinavia. With over five years of experience in iGaming business RakeTech works hard to help players find their ultimate adventure within online gaming. "
target: TVmatchen.nu
Agonas AB is comprised of TVmatchen.nu, TVsporten.dk and TVkampen.com, which are guides to live sports on TV in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired stanwood GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe, Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher, has acquired the remaining stake of stanwood GmbH, a mobile app development company based in Berlin, Germany. Funke Mediengruppe previously held 33% stake in the company.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe is Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher with a total of over 500 publications in eight countries. They publish newspapers, women’s magazines, TV guides, advertising papers, books and more. "
target: stanwood GmbH
stanwood GmbH is a mobile app development company based in Berlin, Germany. They developed the ON AIR app, which offers a mobile television guide and the Glamour app, which offers shopping deals and articles from Glamour magazine.
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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 3/3/2017 via PR Newswire

media press Group, acquired Port Network

synopsis: Europe's leading provider of TV and radio programme information, media press Group, and Central European Media & Publishing (CEMP) have reached a deal under which media press Group acquired Port Network from CEMP. Port Network is the number one provider of TV, radio and movie metadata in Central-Eastern Europe with business based in Hungary.
buyer: media press Group
media press Group is one of Europe’s leading publishing service providers of TV and radio metadata, processing international TV data from 20 countries, and covering over 2000 TV and 250 radio-stations. "
target parent: Central European Media & Publishing
target: Port Network
Port Network is the number one provider of TV, radio and movie metadata in Central-Eastern Europe with business based in Hungary, together with its satellite outlets in Croatia, Slovakia, Romania and Serbia.
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announced 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

L’Avenir Hebdo, will acquire Moustique

synopsis: Sanoma has announced the sale of the Moustique and Télé Pocket to L'Avenir Hebdo. Moustique and Télé Pocket are two TV weeklies that have a strong reputation in the French-speaking Belgian market. Moustique offers a mix of current affairs and everything in current TV and culture. Télé Pocket is a TV guide with the programmes of 50 channels.
buyer: L’Avenir Hebdo
L'Avenir Hebdo is a weekly reference newspaper for the North-Charente region in France. It focuses on local news, covering local sports events, surveys, reports, testimonies, interviews, photos, and practical information. It is read weekly by nearly 10,000 readers. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Moustique
Moustique is a weekly French language magazine that offers a mix of current affairs and everything in current TV and culture. Télé Pocket is a weekly French-language TV guide with the programmes of 50 channels and news and reviews of the best films. Both magazines are based in Belgium.
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closed 7/9/2014 via PR Newswire

Tribune Digital Ventures, acquired What's-ON

synopsis: Tribune Digital Ventures, the technology and innovation arm of Tribune Company, announced it has acquired What's-ON, a leading television search and Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data provider for India and the Middle East.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Tribune Digital Ventures
Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV) was launched in 2013 as a stand-alone unit of Tribune Company. It is responsible for the creation, design, and development of digital products and services that leverage the company's content and data, and extend the reach of its distribution platform. "
target: What's-ON
What's-ON is a leading television search and Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data provider for India and the Middle East. Today, What's-ON delivers data for more than 1,600 TV channels and helps power more than 50 million set-top boxes through the region's top cable and IPTV services.
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$27
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closed 6/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

ConnecTV, Inc., acquired tweetTV, Inc.

synopsis: ConnecTV is buying TweetTV to add more analytics features to a network that already lets people watch, create and share six-second video clips of TV shows with others via an iOS app. tweetTV is a cloud-based, API /white label ready social TV platform. It includes a dynamic, real time, localized TV guide.
buyer: ConnecTV, Inc.
ConnecTV is a social video app for TV fans that lets users CLIP and SHARE TV. Users can select their favorite six second TV "moment" with a single touch, and share it on the app for others to see. "
target: tweetTV, Inc.
tweetTV is a cloud-based, API /white label ready social TV platform. It includes a dynamic, real time, localized TV guide that helps people find "what to watch" by listing programs in terms of real-time popularity.
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closed 1/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Viggle, acquired Dijit Media

synopsis: Viggle, which offers rewards for checking into TV shows and listening to music, is announcing that it has acquired Dijit Media, maker of NextGuide, a personalized programming guide for TV and the web, designed specifically for the iPad.
buyer: Viggle (VGGL:$24.10)
Viggle provides a loyalty program for television that gives people real rewards for checking into the television shows they’re watching. It offers its program for mobile devices that automatically identifies what television shows its users are watching and awards them points when they check-in. "
target: Dijit Media
Dijit Media is a startup transforming the way people discover and experience TV shows and movies. Dijit’s newest product is NextGuide, a hyper-personalized TV listings guide designed specifically for the iPad™.
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closed 8/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., acquired Matcha

synopsis: Apple has made a key move into second-screen TV: the company acquired video recommendation site, Matcha.tv, a video discovery experience for connected devices. It lets users aggregate programming guides for different video services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: Matcha
Matcha is a video discovery experience for connected devices. Matcha.tv provides smart aggregation and personalized recommendations around 250,000 titles from the most popular video services such as Netflix, iTunes, HBO GO, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Crackle and more.
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closed 3/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

TV Guide Network, acquired Fav.tv

synopsis: TVGuide.com has acquired social TV startup Fav.Tv, a social TV guide. Fav.tv connects users to their favorite TV shows and to other people who love them too. Fav.tv transforms the TV viewing experience from just watching to a social and interactive experience.
buyer parent: Lionsgate
buyer: TV Guide Network
TV Guide Network is the 19th most distributed network and available in 83 million homes. TV Guide.com is one of the fastest-growing online entertainment destinations with over 15 million monthly unique visitors. "
target: Fav.tv
Fav.tv connects users to their favorite TV shows and to other people who love them too. Fav.tv transforms the TV viewing experience from just watching to a social and interactive experience.
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closed 3/4/2011 via Reuters

CBS Interactive Inc., acquired Clicker Media Inc.

synopsis: CBS Corp has acquired Clicker Media Inc, a service that creates a guide for TV shows broadcast over the Web, and named the start-up's top executive as the new head of CBS Interactive, the digital division that includes CNET.com, TV.com, CBS.com, CBSSports.com, CBSNews.com and Gamespot.com.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Interactive Inc.
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. The company delivers highly engaging editorial programming that combines original, independent and user-generated content. "
target: Clicker Media Inc.
Clicker Media Inc. is a service that creates a guide for TV shows broadcast over the Web. Clicker catalogs all broadcast programming online, along with TV-quality Web originals, and delivers them in one seamless, organized experience.
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announced 10/19/2009 via BusinessWire

Tubefilter, Inc., will acquire Tilzy.tv

synopsis: Tubefilter, Inc., the leading online digital entertainment media company covering the Web Television industry, announced that it has agreed to acquire Tilzy.TV, a top Web TV entertainment reviews, news and events business.
buyer: Tubefilter, Inc.
Tubefilter is the definitive source for industry news, program reviews, events and online entertainment market intelligence services for the Web Television industry. "
target: Tilzy.tv
Founded in 2007, Tilzy.TV is an editorial guide to web-tv. They provide editorial reviews, preview clips, news, keywords and social recommendations to consumers in order to help them discover the expanding world of entertainment on the web.
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closed 1/5/2009 via

Lionsgate, acquired TV Guide Network

synopsis: Lionsgate, the leading next generation studio, and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader, announced an agreement for Lionsgate to acquire the TV Guide Network and TV Guide Online properties from Macrovision for $255 million in consideration.
buyer: Lionsgate (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 parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Network
TV Guide Network is the 19th most distributed network and available in 83 million homes. TV Guide.com is one of the fastest-growing online entertainment destinations with over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
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closed 10/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Reelgood, acquired Guidebox Inc.

synopsis: Reelgood, a startup aimed at helping cord cutters find shows and movies to watch on the services they subscribe to, has bought Guidebox, a streaming availability data provider which powers Roku, TVGuide, Metacritic and others.
buyer: Reelgood
Reelgood is the world's most extensive streaming guide, with every TV show and movie available to stream online. Browse through every TV series and movie and sort by title, release year, genre, IMDB rating, and, most important - see where to watch it. "
target: Guidebox Inc.
Guidebox is a streaming availability data provider which powers Roku, TVGuide, Metacritic and others. Guidebox began its life in 2012 as a consumer-facing website that brought together full show and episode data in one place, then pointed users where they could watch.
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cancelled 4/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

ColorTV, cancelled an acquisition of Guidebox Inc.

synopsis: ColorTV, an end-to-end platform for broadcasters to promote, personalize and attribute content on connected TVs and streaming devices, cancelled an acquisition of Guidebox Inc., the OTT video search and discovery metadata provider to nearly 50 television brands.
buyer: ColorTV
ColorTV is the end-to-end platform for broadcasters to promote, personalize and attribute content on connected TVs. ColorTV's platform provides a diverse suite of data, discovery and analytics solutions for Connected TV, built to empower networks to compete in the new connected TV ecosystem. "
target: Guidebox Inc.
Guidebox Inc is the OTT video search and discovery metadata provider to nearly 50 television brands. Guidebox is a technology that enables TV viewers to search for and discover TV programming on connected TV platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Google Home, Android, iOS, and web.
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closed 5/19/2016 via Market Wire

CinemaNow, Inc., acquired OVGuide

synopsis: FOTV Media Networks Inc. (FOTV) announced the acquisition of OVGuide Inc., the comprehensive service to facilitating the discovery and consumption of online video across all platforms. OVGuide joins FilmOn TV Networks and CinemaNow to form a powerful ecosystem that delivers a one-stop solution for online entertainment.
buyer parent: FilmOn TV Networks
buyer: CinemaNow, Inc.
CinemaNow is a leading over-the-top (OTT) provider of on-demand streaming media available to viewers in North America and Europe. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. "
target parent: Baroda Ventures
target: OVGuide
OVGuide.com is the comprehensive source for the discovery, via search or browse, and consumption of free high quality online videos, including TV shows, full-length movies, and clips from hundreds of sources. OVGuide also manages a strong network of ad supported Roku Channels.
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closed 1/5/2009 via

Lionsgate, acquired TV Guide Network

synopsis: Lionsgate, the leading next generation studio, and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader, announced an agreement for Lionsgate to acquire the TV Guide Network and TV Guide Online properties from Macrovision for $255 million in consideration.
buyer: Lionsgate (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 parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Network
TV Guide Network is the 19th most distributed network and available in 83 million homes. TV Guide.com is one of the fastest-growing online entertainment destinations with over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
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closed 12/1/2008 via

OpenGate Capital, acquired TV Guide Magazine

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions Corporation announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its TV Guide Magazine property to OpenGate Capital. The transaction is expected to close approximately December 1, 2008.
buyer: OpenGate Capital
OpenGate Capital is an opportunistic private equity firm that acquires controlling interests in businesses with solid fundamentals which exhibit opportunities for operational improvements and growth. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Magazine
TV Guide Magazine is a powerful media brand that serves the television and entertainment community by providing a combination of breaking news, behind-the-scenes features and photos, and exclusive stories on television’s biggest shows and stars.
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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:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and home entertainment needs of consumers worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,758 [$2,224]
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$617
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$141
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closed 3/29/2007 via BusinessWire

Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc., acquired Aptiv Digital Inc.

synopsis: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc., a leading media, entertainment and technology company, has acquired privately-held Aptiv Digital, a Burbank, California-based company that provides software solutions for television set-top boxes.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (GMST:$0.00)
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. "
target: Aptiv Digital Inc.
Aptiv Digital meets the cable industry's need for intuitive and reliable software solutions for advanced digital cable set-top hardware.
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closed 2/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc., acquired FansofRealityTV.com

synopsis: Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. a leading media, entertainment and technology company, announced today that it has recently acquired FansofRealityTV.com.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (GMST:$0.00)
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. "
target: FansofRealityTV.com
FansofRealityTV.com features discussion forums, show recaps, news and other information related to the growing genre of reality television.
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closed 2/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc., acquired TVShowsOnDVD.com

synopsis: Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., a leading media, entertainment and technology company, announced today that it has recently acquired TVShowsOnDVD.com.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (GMST:$0.00)
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. "
target: TVShowsOnDVD.com
TVShowsOnDVD.com specializes in providing news, information and community surrounding TV shows released on DVD. It has a growing and active base of users and a valuable database of over 6,000 DVD sets featuring 1,000 shows.
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closed 2/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc., acquired TV-Now.com

synopsis: Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., a leading media, entertainment and technology company, announced today that it has recently acquired TV-now.com.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (GMST:$0.00)
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. "
target: TV-Now.com
TV-now.com is a TV resource site that allows users to find scheduling information by show or celebrity. The site also features celebrity news, gossip, photos and recommendations.
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Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc., acquired eVoke TV, Inc

synopsis: Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., a leading media, entertainment and technology company, announced today that it has recently acquired certain assets of eVoke TV, Inc.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (GMST:$0.00)
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. "
target: eVoke TV, Inc
eVoke TV helps connect you to your preferred TV programming by providing Web-based “TV listings” with a better user experience.We are using Web 2.0 techniques to transform the static nature of TV Listings into a dynamic forum connecting TV watchers to the wealth of content available on the internet.
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closed 6/21/2006 via BusinessWire

Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc., acquired Jump the Shark, Inc

synopsis: Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. a leading media, entertainment and technology company, announced that it has acquired the web site www.jumptheshark.com and related assets from Jump the Shark, Inc. The acquisition of Jump the Shark enhances Gemstar-TV Guide's position as the leading source of television information and entertainment guidance.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (GMST:$0.00)
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. "
target: Jump the Shark, Inc
Jumptheshark.com is a popular Internet destination, where passionate TV viewers debate if and when popular TV programs reached their peak.
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Greenspun Media Group, Spire Capital Partners, L.P., ZelnickMedia, acquired SkyMall, Inc.

synopsis: Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., publisher of TV Guide magazine, said Monday that it sold its SkyMall in-flight retail business for $52 million to a private equity group led by Spire Capital Partners.
buyer: Greenspun Media Group
buyer: ZelnickMedia
buyer: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
The Greenspun Media Group includes the newspaper and magazine publications In Business Las Vegas, Las Vegas Home & Design, Las Vegas Magazine (LVM) and LVM2Go, Las Vegas Life magazine, Las Vegas Weekly, and others. "
target parent: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
target: SkyMall, Inc.
SkyMall is a specialty retailer that provides a large selection of premium-quality products and services to customers from a wide variety of merchants and partners. SkyMall is best known for its in-flight catalog, which is seen by approximately 88 percent of all U.S. airline passengers.
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closed 4/6/2004 via BusinessWire

EchoStar Communications, acquired Superstar/Netlink Group LLC

synopsis: EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) and Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (Nasdaq: GMST) announced today that EchoStar has completed its purchase of the Superstar/Netlink Group LLC (SNG), UVTV distribution and related assets from Gemstar-TV Guide.
buyer: EchoStar Communications (SATS:$0.00)
EchoStar Communications Corporation has been a leader for more than 26 years in satellite TV equipment sales and support worldwide. The Company’s DISH Network® is the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in the country since 2000 and currently serves more than 13.585 million satellite TV customers. "
target parent: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
target: Superstar/Netlink Group LLC
Superstar/Netlink Group LLC, a C-Band provider of satellite TV programming, is one of six principal operating companies in Gemstar-TV Guide, Inc. The company, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, offers big dish customers the best service and products in the satellite TV industry. In 1999, Superstar, Netlin
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Rovi Corporation, acquired TiVo Inc.

synopsis: Rovi Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of TiVo Inc. The company is adopting the iconic TiVo brand, marking the emergence of a new global leader in innovative products and licensable inventions that power consumer entertainment experiences and transform the value of audience relationships.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way in the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment. It creates personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. "
target: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home.
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired Fan TV

synopsis: Rovi Corporation, a leading provider of advanced entertainment discovery, data analytics, and monetization solutions, announced that it has acquired Fan TV, the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. "
target: Fan TV
Fan TV is the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love. Fan TV combines live TV, video-on-demand and streaming services in a seamless discovery experience through one device with a touch remote.
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announced 3/31/2014 via Market Wire

Parallax Capital Partners LLC, StepStone Group, will acquire DivX LLC

synopsis: Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group announced they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire DivX LLC and its subsidiaries, including the MainConcept entities, from Rovi Corporation. DivX is a leading provider of advanced end to end solutions that enable a superior high quality video experience on virtually any device or platform.
buyer: Parallax Capital Partners LLC
buyer: StepStone Group
Parallax Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and operating application software and related services companies. StepStone Group is a global private markets firm overseeing more than $60 billion of private capital allocations. "
target parent: Rovi Corporation
target: DivX LLC (DIVX:$75.18)
DivX is a leading provider of next-generation digital video technologies for Over-The-Top services from content preparation, to protected delivery and multi-screen playback of high-quality video across consumer electronics devices and mobile platforms.
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announced 2/24/2014 via Company Press Release

Rovi Corporation, will acquire Veveo

synopsis: Rovi Corporation, a global leader in entertainment discovery, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Veveo, Inc., a provider of intuitive and personalized entertainment discovery solutions based in Andover, Massachusetts.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: Veveo
Veveo is a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions. Veveo is redefining how users experience connected devices and applications in natural and intuitive ways.
price ($mm)
$82
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closed 2/7/2012 via Market Wire

Corel Corporation, acquired Roxio

synopsis: Corelm, one of the world’s top software companies, has completed the acquisition of the Roxio® business from Rovi Corporation. With this deal, Corel has expanded its product portfolio to include Roxio's broad range of digital media and security solutions, including Roxio Creator® and Roxio® Toast®.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: Corel Corporation (CREL:$268.23)
Corel is one of the world’s top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. Their award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world's most widely recognized and popular software brands such as WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office and WinZip®. "
target parent: Rovi Corporation
target: Roxio
Roxio provides consumer digital media creation applications in the United States. The company's top offerings include Roxio Creator 2011, which is used to preserve, capture, and share digital media and Cineplayer DVD Decoder that plays DVD on personal computers.
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closed 7/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Irdeto, purchased BD+ Technology from Rovi Corporation

synopsis: Irdeto announced the acquisition of BD+ technology for Blu-ray from Rovi Corporation. The newly acquired BD+ technology will fold into the company’s Irdeto ActiveCloak™ for Media offering, giving Hollywood studios a more robust solution for protecting high-value Blu-ray movie titles from the threat of digital piracy and lost revenues.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: Irdeto
Irdeto is a software security and media technology company. Through its dynamic security and monetization technologies, the company allows new forms of distribution for broadcast/broadband/mobile entertainment, and for the world’s most popular app, eStores and consumer devices. "
seller: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 2/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

Rovi Corporation, acquired Sonic Solution

synopsis: Rovi Corporation and Sonic Solutions have announced that Rovi has acquired Sonic in a stock and cash transaction. Sonic Solutions enables the creation, distribution and enjoyment of digital media from Hollywood to home.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: Sonic Solution
Sonic Solutions enables the creation, distribution and enjoyment of digital media from Hollywood to home. Sonic technologies deliver a universal platform for Hollywood Studios, retailers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and PC OEMs to provide consumers instant access to premium entertainment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$698 [$644]
rev ($mm)
$104
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.2x
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announced 4/15/2009 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Solutions Corporation, will acquire Muze, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader and Muze, Inc., a leader in entertainment information products and discovery services, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Muze, Inc.
buyer: Macrovision Solutions Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: Enterprise Partners Venture Capital
target: Muze, Inc.
Muze has created the world's most comprehensive collection of electronic meta-data and related databases for music, books, videos and games, as well as customized e-commerce platforms for online and traditional retailers.
price ($mm)
$17
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closed 1/27/2009 via BusinessWire

Betfair Group, Ltd., acquired TVG Network

synopsis: BETFAIR Group Ltd, the premier e-gaming business, and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader, announced that Betfair has completed its acquisition of the TV Games Network (TVG) from Macrovision for $50 million in cash consideration.
buyer: Betfair Group, Ltd.
Home to the world's biggest online betting community, Betfair is striving to become the pre-eminent betting platform for the internet. Betfair has grown into a multi-billion dollar business with an established portfolio of online gaming products comprising of poker, casino and games. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TVG Network
TVG, the official TV and Interactive Wagering partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), is among the most widely-distributed horseracing networks in the world and is also a leading provider of advance deposit wagering services in the US.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
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closed 1/5/2009 via

Lionsgate, acquired TV Guide Network

synopsis: Lionsgate, the leading next generation studio, and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader, announced an agreement for Lionsgate to acquire the TV Guide Network and TV Guide Online properties from Macrovision for $255 million in consideration.
buyer: Lionsgate (LGF.A:$3,339.30)
Lionsgate is the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Network
TV Guide Network is the 19th most distributed network and available in 83 million homes. TV Guide.com is one of the fastest-growing online entertainment destinations with over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
price ($mm)
$255
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closed 11/17/2008 via BNC Analysis

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of e-publishing solutions, announced the acquisition of the eMeta operation, a provider of access control, subscription management and commerce software, from Macrovision Solutions Corporation.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon Systems, Inc. provides software, hosting, and systems development to the information industry, allowing publishers to grow their business by providing superior technology and service that supports the electronic exchange of scholarly information. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: eMeta Corporation
eMeta Corporation provides comprehensive, flexible solutions that allow companies to sell and license digital goods and services while managing a full range of related customer interactions.
price ($mm)
$0.80
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
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closed 12/1/2008 via

OpenGate Capital, acquired TV Guide Magazine

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions Corporation announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its TV Guide Magazine property to OpenGate Capital. The transaction is expected to close approximately December 1, 2008.
buyer: OpenGate Capital
OpenGate Capital is an opportunistic private equity firm that acquires controlling interests in businesses with solid fundamentals which exhibit opportunities for operational improvements and growth. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Magazine
TV Guide Magazine is a powerful media brand that serves the television and entertainment community by providing a combination of breaking news, behind-the-scenes features and photos, and exclusive stories on television’s biggest shows and stars.
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closed 6/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired ThoughtWorthy Media

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions announced the acquisition of certain website and technology assets from ThoughtWorthy Media, a transaction that was previously entered into and executed by Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. in January 2008.
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: ThoughtWorthy Media
ThoughtWorthy’s technology platform allows TV viewers to identify, research, and purchase online the music, products and advertising they view on television.
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closed 2/22/2008 via PR Newswire

RealNetworks, Inc., acquired Trymedia Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks has acquired substantially all of the assets of Trymedia, a pioneer in Casual Games syndication, from Santa Clara -based Macrovision. This acquisition is part of Real's strategy to build reach through syndicated distribution partnerships, and follows its acquisition of Game Trust last year.
buyer: RealNetworks, Inc. (RNWK:$171.96)
RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: Trymedia Systems, Inc.
Trymedia Systems is a provider of secure digital distribution services and the operator of the world's largest distribution network for downloadable games. Trymedia's ActiveMARK technology provides top casual and core game publishers.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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closed 4/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Acresso Software Inc

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Macrovision Corporation’s Software Business Unit. The acquisition results in the formation of a standalone company named Acresso Software.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: Acresso Software Inc
Flexera Software, formerly Acresso Software, maximizes the value of the software the world develops and uses. The leading provider of software licensing, entitlement management, installation, and application readiness, Flexera Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$113
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
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:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and home entertainment needs of consumers worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,758 [$2,224]
rev ($mm)
$617
EBITDA ($mm)
$141
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
16.1x
closed 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, purchased certain CRI’s patents, security software code from Cryptography Research, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision® Corporation has completed its acquisition of SPDC™ (Self-Protecting Digital Content) technology from Cryptography Research, Inc., a San Francisco-based R&D organization focused on solving complex security problems. SPDC forms the basis of BD+, a key element of Blu-ray’s content security platform.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
seller: Cryptography Research, Inc.
Cryptography Research, Inc. provides technology to solve complex security problems. In addition to security evaluation and applied engineering work, the company is actively involved in long-term research and technology licensing in areas including content protection and financial services.
price ($mm)
$39
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closed 12/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation has completed its acquisition of All Media Guide Holdings, Inc. AMG is one of the world’s largest providers of information databases and metadata for entertainment products (music, movies, and games) as well as solutions that support the recognition, discovery and management of digital media.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.
All Media Guide, is a leading authority on music, movies and games. The company provides comprehensive content and technologies to support the physical and digital distribution of entertainment media. AMG has created one of the industry's cleanest, most in-depth database of information.
price ($mm)
$72
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closed 1/3/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired Mediabolic, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation acquired Mediabolic, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for connected consumer electronics devices, such as televisions, set-top boxes and digital video recorders. Founded in 1999, Mediabolic was a privately-held company based in San Mateo, California.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: Mediabolic, Inc.
Mediabolic, Inc. is a leading developer of entertainment networking software that enables manufacturers to create cutting-edge digital home products. The company’s technologies can be embedded in products so consumer electronics and PC manufacturers can extend and differentiate their product lines.
price ($mm)
$44
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closed 2/28/2006 via

Macrovision Corporation, acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Macrovision(R) Corporation today announced that it has agreed to acquire eMeta Corporation, a leading provider of software solutions that enable companies to control and sell digital goods and services online. eMeta is a privately-held company based in New York City.
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: eMeta Corporation
eMeta Corporation provides comprehensive, flexible solutions that allow companies to sell and license digital goods and services while managing a full range of related customer interactions.
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announced 1/18/2016 via Company Press Release

Ericsson AB, will acquire FYI Television, Inc.

synopsis: Ericsson, the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, announced its intention to acquire FYI Television, the premier entertainment metadata and rich media content supplier based in Grand Prairie, Texas.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
Ericsson AB is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, with more than 110,000 professionals, and customers in 180 countries. They offer services in the areas of software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud. "
target: FYI Television, Inc.
FYI Television, Inc., a global TV metadata and entertainment image content expert, accumulates and distributes TV entertainment content and linear scheduling data, aggregating the information into customized formats for various television, mobile, internet and print clients.
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closed 10/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Hollywood.com, acquired Media by Numbers

synopsis: Hollywood.com announced the acquisition of Media by Numbers, the complete destination for box office data information and expert analysis. Current Media by Numbers President, Paul Dergarabedian, will be joining the Hollywood.com team as part of the deal. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
buyer parent: R&S Investments, LLC
buyer: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com is the only 100% pure entertainment Web site dedicated to super-serving fans. Our mission is simple – we help users discover what movies to see, what TV shows to watch and what their favorite celebrities are up to. "
target: Media by Numbers
Media by Numbers is the definitive resource for reliable box-office data along with unique, expert analysis and commentary. The company specializes in the monitoring and analysis of the theatrical distribution and exhibition marketplace.
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announced 1/31/2008 via BusinessWire

IMDb, will acquire Without A Box, Inc.

synopsis: The Internet Movie Database the Web’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on movies, TV, and celebrities and a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. has agreed to acquire Without A Box, Inc. the worldwide media company dedicated to advancing independent film and connecting artists with audiences.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: IMDb
The Internet Movie Database is one of the most popular online entertainment destinations, with over 50 million unique visitors each month. IMDb offers a searchable database of over 1 million movies, TV, and entertainment programs and over 2.5 million cast and crew members. "
target: Without A Box, Inc.
Withoutabox has developed proprietary online tools that connect more than 150,000 filmmakers to nearly 3,000 film festivals in 200 countries, making it The Media Company for Independents.
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closed 3/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Pando Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has bought Pando, a file-sharing technology that works peer-to-peer (P2P), similar to bit-torrent. It’s also a content delivery network that can host assets for websites, similar to Amazon Web Services.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Pando Networks, Inc.
Pando Networks improves the delivery performance of online media assets. Pando accelerates content delivery, increases download completion and provides detailed performance data.
price ($mm)
$11
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announced 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ricoh Co Ltd, will purchase EyeFi Cloud from Eye-Fi, Inc.

synopsis: EyeFi, a company that produces SD memory cards and SDHC cards with Wi-Fi capabilities, has announced that Ricoh, a global technology company, is purchasing their relatively new cloud storage service. The cloud service lets people combine photos and videos from their DSLRs, WiFi cameras, phones and desktop collections into a unified camera roll.
buyer: Ricoh Co Ltd (TSE:7752:$17,842.90)
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. "
seller: Eye-Fi, Inc.
Eyefi's cloud service lets people combine photos and videos from their DSLRs, WiFi cameras, phones and desktop collections into a unified camera roll.
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announced 4/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Tribune Digital Ventures, will acquire TV by the Numbers

synopsis: Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV), the technology and innovation arm of Tribune Company, announced it has agreed to acquire TV by the Numbers, a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. TDV is also re-launching its entertainment website Zap2it.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Tribune Digital Ventures
Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV) was launched in 2013 as a stand-alone unit of Tribune Company. It is responsible for the creation, design, and development of digital products and services that leverage the company's content and data, and extend the reach of its distribution platform. "
target: TV by the Numbers
TV by the Numbers is a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. TV by the Numbers features deep analysis of TV ratings and share data, and unique editorial coverage of show renewals and cancellations.
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announced 11/9/2018 via BusinessWire

deltatre, will acquire Massive Interactive

synopsis: Massive Interactive, Inc., the award-winning OTT software company, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Deltatre, the international leader in sports media technology services.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: deltatre
Founded in 1986, deltatre is one of the world’s leading sports media service companies. deltatre provides operational, technology and consulting services for Broadcast, Web, Results, Graphics and Sports Business Processes. "
target: Massive Interactive (OTCPK:HUGE:$11.91)
Massive builds a suite of tools that enable all media companies to deliver targeted content and personalized user experiences to specific user groups across devices, in real-time, helping accelerate growth and increase retention across the customer lifecycle.
price ($mm)
$77
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announced 10/23/2018 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, will acquire Digital Monarch Media

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Monarch Media, a Canadian company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
buyer: Unity Technologies (:$840.22)
Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, giving developers around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. "
target: Digital Monarch Media
Founded in 2014, Digital Monarch Media Ltd™ is a Canadian corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are a company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
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closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

SouthPort Lane, acquired Massive Interactive, Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Southport Lane Management, LLC has acquired a majority stake in Massive Interactive, a specialist provider of technology/design services and software in the area of IP video. The Southport acquisition will allow Massive to build on its position in the telecommunications, broadcast, hospitality and airline sectors worldwide.
buyer: SouthPort Lane
Southport Lane is a private equity firm focused on value creation. Southport Lane creates investment opportunities that yield attractive risk-adjusted returns. Founded in 2010, Southport Lane operates two distinct – but complementary – lines of business: private equity and asset management. "
target parent: Xtreme Consulting Group, Inc.
target: Massive Interactive, Pty Ltd. (OTCPK:HUGE:$11.91)
Massive is a specialist provider of technology/design services and software in the area of IP video. They provide an industry-leading suite of services to manage, productise and sell video on next-generation connected devices.
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closed 7/10/2013 via Company Press Release

FingerPaint Marketing, acquired Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Fingerpaint has acquired Cotton Hill, an Albany company that provides full-service audio and video production. Cotton Hill has helped create sound and video for national and regional clientele across multiple industries including education, banking, legal, entertainment, healthcare and tourism.
buyer: Fingerpaint Marketing
Fingerpaint Marketing is a strategic and creative advertising agency. Their services include strategic planning, brand development, and more for industries including automotive, banking, B2B, fashion, education, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceutical. "
target: Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.
Cotton Hill is a 25-year-old full-service audio and video production company based in Albany, NY. Cotton Hill is an expert in producing radio and television commercials providing both video and audio services. They also have extensive experience in audio post-production for film, web and television.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Bosz Digital

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced its acquisition of 100% of Bosz Digital SA in Costa Rica. Bosz Digital provides rich media and digital production services in a near shore smart sourcing platform, for project engagements and team augmentation.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$12,693.26)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. It offers the full range of services and skills: digital, creative services, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media strategy, planning and buying and healthcare communications. "
target: Bosz Digital
Bosz Digital provides rich media and digital production services in a near shore smart sourcing platform, for project engagements and team augmentation.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis, acquired Big Table Media

synopsis: Big Table Media, the production company behind the Crashers franchise on DIY, has been acquired by longtime executives Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis. Big Table Media produces multi-platform content for broadcast, digital, and mobile distribution for television networks, Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies, healthcare networks, and nonprofits.
buyer: Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis
Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis are executive producers at Big Table Media. "
target: Big Table Media
For 20 years, Big Table Media has been producing multi-platform content for broadcast, digital and mobile distribution. Its clients span television networks, Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies, healthcare networks, and nonprofits.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bublar Group AB, will acquire Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group

synopsis: XR (Extended Reality) firm Bublar Group has agreed to buy Goodbye Kansas Holding. Goodbye Kansas Holding includes Goodbye Kansas Studios and Infinite Entertainment, with more than 200 creators in Stockholm, Uppsala, London, Hamburg and Los Angeles. The company offers award winning and unique services for visual effects in movies, TV and more.
buyer: Bublar Group AB (NGM:BUBL:$13.93)
Founded in 2015, Bublar Group is the Nordic leading XR (extended reality) technology company specialized in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Bublar Group provides XR solutions in E-commerce, Training Excellence, Entertainment & Manufacturing. "
target: Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group
Goodbye Kansas Holding includes Goodbye Kansas Studios and Infinite Entertainment. The company offers award winning and unique services for visual effects in movies, TV series, TV commercials, games and game trailers.
price ($mm)
$5.56
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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Mediatec Group, acquired Twentyfourseven

synopsis: Mediatec, a Live Events Company of NEP Group and one of the largest audio-visual technology companies in Europe, has acquired Twentyfourseven, a corporate media services provider based in Scandinavia with offices in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Mediatec Group
Mediatec is one of Europe's largest providers of integrated technical solutions for event and television productions. Headquartered in Sweden, the company has offices in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Twentyfourseven
Twentyfourseven is a corporate media services provider based in Scandinavia. Twentyfourseven serves moving media clients in the corporate, sports, TV, film and entertainment markets with expertise in the areas of TV production and corporate media.
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closed 9/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Technicolor SA, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Technicolor announces the acquisition of London-based The Mill, the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
buyer: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Their licensing business possesses an intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: The Mill
The Mill is the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
price ($mm)
$292
rev ($mm)
$171
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/19/2011 via Reuters

Barclays Private Equity, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Barclays Private Equity bought a majority stake in visual effects company The Mill, attracted by its exposure to the advertising market and rapidly growing emerging markets. The Mill, which opened its first office in London's Soho district in 1990, produces digital visual effects for brands such as Nike and Adidas.
buyer parent: Barclays PLC
buyer: Barclays Private Equity
Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: The Mill
The Mill is a recognised global brand for creating seamless visual effects. It is also a leader in design, animation, live action content direction, VFX brand accounts, versioning and global adaptations, digital content creation and distribution.
price ($mm)
$195
rev ($mm)
$122
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Point.360, acquired Moving Images NY, LLC.

synopsis: Point.360, a leading provider of integrated media management services, announced that it had acquired the assets of Moving Images NY LLC, doing business as MI Post. MI Post is engaged in editing, graphics and other post production activities serving entertainment and advertising customers in New York City.
buyer parent: DG FastChannel, Inc.
buyer: Point.360 (PTSX:$22.35)
Point.360 is one of the largest providers of video and film asset management services to owners, producers and distributors of entertainment and advertising content. The Company provides worldwide electronic distribution, using fiber optics, satellites, and the Internet. "
target: Moving Images NY, LLC.
Moving Images NY, LLC. d/b/a MI Post is engaged in editing, graphics and other post production activities serving entertainment and advertising customers in New York City.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.30 [$0.80]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2006 via

Rainmaker Income Fund, acquired Mainframe Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Rainmaker Income Fund announced that its subsidiary RNK Capital Limited Partnership has entered into an agreement to purchase from IDT Entertainment Inc. and its affiliates 62% of the outstanding shares of Mainframe Entertainment Inc. a leading CG animation company.
buyer: Rainmaker Income Fund
Rainmaker is an unincorporated open-ended limited purpose trust located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Rainmaker indirectly owns three operating limited partnerships. "
target parent: IDT Corporation
target: Mainframe Entertainment, Inc. (TSXV:RNK.A:$13.12)
Mainframe Entertainment Inc. is the industry leader in computer generated (CG) animation for television and direct-to-video DVD family entertainment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8.76 [$19.76]*
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
9.5x
closed 11/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired FinisherPix

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content, has acquired FinisherPix, an industry-leading endurance sport photography business working with passionate individuals around the globe to capture ever-lasting memories of participants in endurance events.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target: FinisherPix
FinisherPix is an industry-leading endurance sport photography business working with passionate individuals around the globe to capture ever-lasting memories of participants in endurance events. They also offer services in photo marketing, social media, HD-Video, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Storyblocks

synopsis: Storyblocks, the subscription-based stock media service, announced that it has been acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners. Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm targeting investments of $25 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the consumer, digital infrastructure, financial technology, healthcare, and software sectors. "
target: Storyblocks
Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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