Like Online Audio Business

closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
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$18
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired Punknews.org

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of Punknews.org. Punknews.org publishes music news and album reviews relating to punk rock, hardcore punk, ska, alternative, indie rock, heavy metal and hip hop. It features user-submitted and editor-evaluated articles, through a publishing format.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: Punknews.org
Punknews.org publishes music news and album reviews relating to punk rock, hardcore punk, ska, alternative, indie rock, heavy metal and hip hop. It features user-submitted and editor-evaluated articles, through a publishing format.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired Under The Gun Review

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of Under The Gun Review. Under The Gun Review is one of the fastest growing music news/review sites on the on the internet. Started in March of 2008, Under The Gun is focused on covering the ever-evolving, non genre-specific tastes of today's youth and showcasing the future of music.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: Under The Gun Review
Under The Gun Review is one of the fastest growing music news/review sites on the on the internet. Started in March of 2008, Under The Gun is focused on covering the ever-evolving, non genre-specific tastes of today's youth and showcasing the future of music.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired AlterThePress.com

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of AlterThePress.com. AlterThePress.com is an alternative music website, covering the latest in news, interviews, reviews, producing original video content in rock, punk, hardcore, pop-punk, emo, indie and more. The site also regularly produces exclusive acoustic video sessions.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: AlterThePress.com
AlterThePress.com is an alternative music website, covering the latest in news, interviews, reviews, producing original video content in rock, punk, hardcore, pop-punk, emo, indie and more. The site also regularly produces exclusive acoustic video sessions.
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closed 7/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Beats Electronics LLC, acquired MOG, Inc.

synopsis: Beats Electronics LLC, the company co-founded by legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre with Interscope, Geffen, A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, announced it has agreed to acquire the award winning on-demand digital music service MOG.
buyer: Beats Electronics LLC
Beats Electronics LLC manufactures and distributes headphones. It offers in-ear speakers and artist branded headphones. The company markets its products under the Beats by Dr. Dre brand name. "
target: MOG, Inc.
MOG, Inc. operates as an online community for music lovers. The company enables users to find new music, watch music videos, and read news and reviews that match personal taste in music.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 6/23/2011 via Market Wire

Pegasus Tel, Inc., acquired MusicMatrix.com

synopsis: Pegasus Tel, Inc. finalized the asset purchase agreement to acquire the premier interactive web site, MusicMatrix.com, the ultimate on-line destination for artists, directors, producers, video editors and music fans worldwide to upload, direct, edit and showcase unique video content with groundbreaking, user-friendly, video editing technology.
buyer: Pegasus Tel, Inc. (PTEL:$0.00)
Pegasus Tel, Inc. owns, operates, and manages privately owned public payphones in the County of Delaware, New York. The company provides outdoor payphones and involves in the provision of dial-around and operator services, coin collections, and telephone equipment repairing and selling. "
target parent: Encounter Technologies Inc.
target: MusicMatrix.com
MusicMatrix.com is the ultimate on-line destination for artists, directors, producers, video editors and music fans worldwide to upload, direct, edit and showcase unique video content with groundbreaking, user-friendly, video editing technology.
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closed 2/25/2011 via Capital IQ

Masterbeat Corporation, merged with AudioStreet, Inc.

synopsis: Masterbeat Corporation, which owns and operates www.masterbeat.com, announced that it has consummated its acquisition of AudioStreet, Inc., a privately-held operator of website communities focused on music-based content, including www.AudioStreet.net, www.MixStreet.net and www.LiveMansion.com.
buyer: Masterbeat Corporation (MSTO:$1.10)
Masterbeat Corporation, a privately-held digital music company, was formed in 2007 to launch the www.masterbeat.com website, making dance music, remixes and electronica more readily available to consumers on the internet. "
target: AudioStreet, Inc.
AudioStreet, Inc. operates as an online music community for independent artists in the United States and internationally. It offers a package that allows a band to create their presence on the Web and gain fans.
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closed 12/29/2009 via PR Newswire

Green Mountain Recovery, Inc., merged with Masterbeat, LLC.

synopsis: Masterbeat LLC, which operates www.masterbeat.com, a leading digital music download website and dance music brand, has completed a reverse merger with Green Mountain Recovery, Inc. (OTCBB: GRNN).
buyer: Green Mountain Recovery, Inc. (US:GRNN:$0.00)
Green Mountain Recovery, Inc. trades on the OTCBB under the symbol GRNN.OB. "
target: Masterbeat, LLC. (MSTO:$1.10)
Masterbeat LLC, a privately-held digital music company, was formed in 2007 to launch the www.masterbeat.com website, making dance music, remixes and electronica more readily available to consumers on the internet. The LLC also owns automated ticketing site www.circuitticket.
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closed 12/9/2009 via BNC Analysis

MySpace, Inc., acquired imeem

synopsis: MySpace Music has completed a deal to acquire certain assets of imeem - a leading social media music service. MySpace Music and imeem share a common vision and commitment to further enabling the socialization of content across the Web.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: MySpace, Inc.
MySpace is a technology company connecting people through personal expression, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photos, videos, mobile, messaging, and the world's largest music community. "
target: imeem
imeem is the leading social media network where users create, recommend and discover music, film/video, art, and pop culture media and connect directly with people with similar tastes. imeem is the first social network to partner with all four major labels as well as thousands of indie labels.
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announced 8/19/2009 via BusinessWire

MySpace, Inc., will acquire iLike

synopsis: MySpace announced an agreement to acquire iLike, a leading social music discovery service. The acquisition brings together two companies who share a common vision revolving around social discovery and distribution of quality content.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: MySpace, Inc.
MySpace is a technology company connecting people through personal expression, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photos, videos, mobile, messaging, and the world's largest music community. "
target: iLike
iLike is the Web's leading social music discovery service and the dominant music application on iGoogle, Facebook® and other leading platforms. With more than 50 million registered users, iLike helps people share music recommendations, playlists, and personalized concert alerts.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired CMCentral.com

synopsis: Salem Publishing, a division of Salem Communications Corporation, announced today its acquisition of CMCentral.com. Just six months after its acquisition of ChristianMusicPlanet.com, Salem’s investment in CMCentral.com underscores the company’s growing commitment to offer the premier web and print destinations for Christian music news.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: CMCentral.com
CMCentral.com is a vibrant Christian music website and online community based in Nashville, TN.
price ($mm)
$0.40
rev ($mm)
$234
EBITDA ($mm)
$59
EV / rev
0.0x
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0.0x
closed 3/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Ticketmaster, acquired echomusic, llc

synopsis: Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company and an operating business of IAC, is acquiring a significant stake in echomusic, -- the online fan club and brand management company, whose unique blend of philosophy, methodology, and technology builds trusted one to one relationships with consumers for their recording artist clients.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Ticketmaster (TKTM:$1,240.48)
As the world's leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution. "
target: echomusic, llc
echomusic builds trusted one-to-one relationships directly with consumers for its clients. Acting as a Web 3.0 agency, echo creates and executes individual pieces of overall campaigns or entire brand lifecycles.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Tunezy

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC), has signed an agreement to purchase a startup company Tunezy, a commerce platform for entertainment that connects content creators to their fans.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Tunezy
Tunezy, Inc., a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based startup company featuring an innovative social platform for the recorded music industry. Tunezy is a direct musician-to-fan “social record label” where individuals can closely follow and help promote their favorite independent musicians.
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closed 2/1/2012 via PR Newswire

BaronsMedia, acquired Hypster

synopsis: BaronsMedia.com announced its acquisition of Hypster.com, a site that enables users to listen to music and offers a generous amount of free tracks and albums for its users. This acquisition will increase traffic-flow to Hypster.com while enabling BaronsMedia.com to monetize the website and increase its library of publishers.
buyer: BaronsMedia
BaronsMedia is an online advertising company providing guidance for all your online marketing needs. Since 2005, BaronsMedia.com has effectively distributed display advertisements on a multitude of websites. "
target: Hypster
Hypster.com allows users to search and share music across its social networking platform through playlists. Hypster.com places the creativity solely on the user, allowing members to generate a social profile within the site to exchange music.
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closed 7/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Atrinsic, acquired Ringtone.com

synopsis: New Motion, Inc., doing business as Atrinsic, a premier Internet media and mobile entertainment company, announced that it has acquired the assets of Ringtone.com, a popular mobile entertainment destination for downloadable mobile content and a highly valuable Internet domain which receives more than 1,000 signups per day.
buyer parent: MPLC, Inc.
buyer: Atrinsic (ATRN:$0.00)
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles. "
target: Ringtone.com
Ringtone.com, a popular mobile entertainment destination for downloadable mobile content and a highly valuable Internet domain which receives more than 1,000 signups per day.
price ($mm)[EV]
$6.50 [$6.95]
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
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announced 5/5/2021 via PR Newswire

LivexLive Media, will acquire Modern Drummer Magazine inc.

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast/vodcast content, is to acquire Modern Drummer Publications, Inc., the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$54.07)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target: Modern Drummer Magazine inc.
Modern Drummer Publications, Inc. is the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
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closed 1/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased 5 brands from TeamRock Ltd.

synopsis: British media company Future Publishing has acquired Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, the online channel Blues and the events arm Golden Gods from Team Rock, the destination for news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
seller: TeamRock Ltd.
TeamRock is the ultimate rock website. Breaking news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
price ($mm)
$0.99
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announced 10/16/2013 via PR Newswire

The EDM Network, will acquire Your EDM, LLC

synopsis: The EDM Network, LLC and Your EDM, LLC announced that they have reached a definitive agreement for YourEDM.com to be acquired by The EDM Network. YourEDM is a website that focuses on covering news, releases, events and more that relates to electronic dance music.
buyer: The EDM Network
The EDM Network is the premiere professional electronic dance music(EDM) media outlet. The EDM Network recently celebrated 200 million song plays across its extensive range of sites. "
target: Your EDM, LLC
YourEDM is a website that focuses on covering news, releases, events and more that relates to electronic dance music. Barely a year old, YourEDM has developed a strong following of millions of monthly unique visitors and growing.
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closed 4/4/2011 via Market Wire

Clicker, Inc., acquired www.dahoodbuzz.com

synopsis: Clicker, Inc., an Internet brand-building firm focused on developing stand-alone consumer and social networking brands, has announced it has acquired www.dahoodbuzz.com, a publisher of Hip Hop and Urban music news.
buyer: Clicker, Inc. (CLKZ:$0.00)
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user. "
target: www.dahoodbuzz.com
www.dahoodbuzz.com is a publisher of Hip Hop and Urban music news with an automated content updating engine integrated into the website to ensure users have the most up to date content.
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announced 2/18/2021 via Company Press Release

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire Triton Digital Media

synopsis: iHeartMedia will acquire Triton Digital, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. With this acquisition, iHeartMedia will be able to provide audio content to producers and advertisers with a full ad service package for streaming and podcasting no matter their size, reach, or distribution method.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. The company’s services include more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide and is available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Triton Digital Media
Triton Digital is a global technology and services leader to the audio streaming and podcast industry. They provide innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services build their audience, maximize their revenue, and streamline their operations.
price ($mm)
$230
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announced 4/9/2012 via Forbes

Zhejiang Daily Media Holding Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Zhejiang Daily Media Group Co., Ltd. agreed to acquire Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. for approximately $56 million. Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd. operates a network personal computer game platform in China.
buyer: Zhejiang Daily Media Holding Group Co., Ltd. (SHSE:600633:$511.85)
Zhejiang Daily Media Group is a state-controlled media company based in Hangzhou, China. They publish a daily newspaper, "Zhejiang Daily." "
target parent: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
target: Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Haofang Online Information Technology Co., Ltd. operates a network personal computer game platform in China. It allows users to find and connect with other players of the same personal computer game through the Internet. The company is based in Shanghai, China.
price ($mm)
$56
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cancelled 4/9/2012 via

Zhejiang Daily Media Holding Group Co., Ltd., cancelled an acquisition of Hangzhou Bianfeng Network Technology

synopsis: Zhejiang Daily Media Group, a Hangzhou-based state-controlled media company acquires Hangzhou Bianfeng Network Technology, a casual game company for approximately $500 million. Bianfeng operates www.gameabc.com, a portal that provides users with a variety of casual games, including card games, board games, mahjong, and simple arcade games.
buyer: Zhejiang Daily Media Holding Group Co., Ltd. (SHSE:600633:$511.85)
Zhejiang Daily Media Group is a state-controlled media company based in Hangzhou, China. They publish a daily newspaper, "Zhejiang Daily." "
target parent: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
target: Hangzhou Bianfeng Network Technology
Hangzhou Bianfeng Network Technology is a leading developer and operator of chess and board games in China. Bianfeng's www.gameabc.com portal provides users with a variety of casual games, including card games, board games, mahjong, and simple arcade games.
price ($mm)
$500
rev ($mm)
$63
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EV / rev
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closed 2/14/2012 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, has completed its merger with Premium Lead Company Limited and New Era Investment Holding Ltd.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$697*
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$1,041
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$199
EV / rev
2.2x
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11.6x
announced 9/9/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Shanda Games Limited, will acquire Eyedentity Games

synopsis: Shanda Games Limited, a leading online game developer, operator and publisher in China, has reached an agreement to acquire Eyedentity Games, a leading online game development studio in Korea, as part of the Company's overall growth strategy in the global market.
buyer parent: Shanda Interactive Entertainment
buyer: Shanda Games Limited (GAME:$698.00)
Shanda Games Limited is a leading online game developer, operator and publisher in China, with a mission of becoming a leading global online game media platform. "
target: Eyedentity Games
Eyedentity Games' proprietary game technology, the "Eternity Engine," features low system requirements while allowing for fast action, appealing visuals and thousands of massive gamers to enter the game world simultaneously.
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closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
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$18
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announced 8/17/2010 via BNC Analysis

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, will purchase Recorded Music & Wireless Services from Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (Shanda) and Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (Hurray!), a leader in wireless music distribution, and other wireless value-added services in China, announced that Shanda has acquired Hurray!'s recorded music and wireless value-added services businesses.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
seller: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
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closed 1/12/2010 via Reuters

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Mochi Media

synopsis: China's second-largest online game company Shanda Games made its first U.S. acquisition, buying online game firm Mochi Media for $80 million, to advance its global ambition and consolidate its position in an increasingly competitive Chinese market.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Mochi Media
Mochi Media is the world's largest browser-based games network, with more than 140 million monthly active users and 15,000 games on nearly 40,000 publisher websites.
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$72
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closed 1/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., acquired Ku6 Holding Limited

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., a leading company in artist development, music production and wireless music distribution in China, announced the successful completion of the merger with Ku6 Holding Limited. Ku6.com is a web2.0-based online video website and has quickly become one of the leading online video portals in China.
buyer parent: Shanda Interactive Entertainment
buyer: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
target: Ku6 Holding Limited
Ku6.com is a web2.0-based online video website and has quickly become one of the leading online video portals in China. Ku6 was the first video portal to receive a License for Internet Broadcasting Audio-Visual Programs issued by the State Administration for Radio, Film and Television ("SARFT").
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$3.48
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closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited has announced that after giving effect to the acquisition of shares in the tender offer, Shanda will hold, through Shanda Music, Ltd., approximately 51% of Hurray! Holding Co.'s total outstanding Shares calculated on a fully-diluted basis.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
price ($mm)[EV]
$40 [($21)]*
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$52
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closed 7/5/2007 via

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Aurora Technology

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, or Shanda, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, has signed an agreement to acquire Chengdu Aurora Technology Development Co. Ltd, or Aurora Technology, a leading developer and operator of massively multiplayer online role playing games, or MMORPG, in China.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Aurora Technology
Established in July 2004, Aurora Technology is recognized as one of the top brands in the domestic MMORPG market, with experienced team members and strong operational capabilities. The company's flagship game, Feng Yun Online, is a 3D MMORPG inspired by Chinese folk stories.
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closed 12/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Gametea

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, a leading interactive entertainment media company, today announced that it has completed the cash purchase of 100% equity interest in Gametea, a leading online casual games platform that develops and operates chess and board games in China.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Gametea
Gametea currently offers its 10 million registered users over 80 online board and poker games. It has an active user base of over 1 million and its game portal reaches a concurrent user base of close to 90,000 during recent peak periods.
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announced 6/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

Enlight Media, will acquire BlueArc Animation Studios

synopsis: Beijing Enlight Media, the biggest non-governmental TV program production company in China, has become a controlling shareholder of BlueArc with a 50.8% stake. Founded in 2007, BlueArc is a Chinese well-known producer of high-quality three-dimensional cartoons and cartoon images.
buyer parent: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd.
buyer: Enlight Media
Enlight Media is the biggest non-governmental TV program production company in China. It has turned out several influential entertainment and sports TV programs, which are broadcasted daily on some 230 TV stations across China, with more than 1 billion viewers. "
target: BlueArc Animation Studios
BlueArc Animation Studios is a Chinese well-known producer of high-quality three-dimensional cartoons and cartoon images.
price ($mm)
$34*
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announced 4/21/2011 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., will acquire Pipi.cn

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., a leading Internet television company in China, announced that Ku6 and the shareholders of Hangzhou Soushi Networking Co., Ltd. ("Pipi"), a leading P2P based internet video platform in China, have agreed to the sale of Pipi to Ku6, in an all stock transaction under which all of the equity interests in Pipi will be sold to Ku6.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: KUTV) is a leading Internet television company in China. Through its two premier online brands and online video websites, www.ku6.com and www.juchang.com, Ku6 provides video information services and entertainment in China. "
target: Pipi.cn
Pipi.cn is one of the leading P2P based internet video platforms in China. Through its website pipi.cn and its client-side software PIPI Player, it provides both live broadcasting and on-demand viewing of a variety of content such as movies, TV serial dramas, sports broadcasts, games, and more.
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closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
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announced 8/17/2010 via BNC Analysis

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, will purchase Recorded Music & Wireless Services from Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (Shanda) and Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (Hurray!), a leader in wireless music distribution, and other wireless value-added services in China, announced that Shanda has acquired Hurray!'s recorded music and wireless value-added services businesses.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
seller: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
price ($mm)
$37
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closed 1/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., acquired Ku6 Holding Limited

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., a leading company in artist development, music production and wireless music distribution in China, announced the successful completion of the merger with Ku6 Holding Limited. Ku6.com is a web2.0-based online video website and has quickly become one of the leading online video portals in China.
buyer parent: Shanda Interactive Entertainment
buyer: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
target: Ku6 Holding Limited
Ku6.com is a web2.0-based online video website and has quickly become one of the leading online video portals in China. Ku6 was the first video portal to receive a License for Internet Broadcasting Audio-Visual Programs issued by the State Administration for Radio, Film and Television ("SARFT").
price ($mm)
$3.48
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited has announced that after giving effect to the acquisition of shares in the tender offer, Shanda will hold, through Shanda Music, Ltd., approximately 51% of Hurray! Holding Co.'s total outstanding Shares calculated on a fully-diluted basis.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
price ($mm)[EV]
$40 [($21)]*
rev ($mm)
$52
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
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announced 11/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Enlight Media

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. a leader in artist development, music production, wireless music distribution, and other wireless value-added services in China, signed a definitive agreement to merge with Enlight Media Ltd. a leading private entertainment content production and distribution company in China, in an all stock transaction.
buyer: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
target: Enlight Media
Enlight Media is now the biggest non-governmental TV program production company in China. It has turned out several influential entertainment and sports TV programs, which are broadcasted daily on some 230 TV stations across China, with more than 1 billion viewers.
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announced 10/8/2007 via PR Newswire

TMW Systems, Inc., will acquire Hurray! Times Communication Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., a leader wireless value-added services in China, announced the signing of definitive agreements to transfer its software and system integration business unit, Hurray! Times Communication Co., Ltd. for US$ 4.8 million in cash to TWM Holding Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Taiwan Mobile.
buyer parent: Taiwan Mobile Co., Ltd
buyer: TMW Systems, Inc.
TWM Holding Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Taiwan Mobile which is a leading telecom service provider in Taiwan. "
target parent: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd.
target: Hurray! Times Communication Co., Ltd.
Hurray! Times Communication (Beijing) Co., Ltd. is the software and system integration business unit of Hurrah! Holdings Co., Ltd.
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announced 3/12/2007 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., a leader in wireless music distribution and other wireless value-added services in China, announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire a major interest in Beijing Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center a music production and offline music distribution record label in China.
buyer: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
target: Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center
Beijing Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center is an all-around cultural diffusion company in China in artist development, interpretation organization, music production and offline music distribution in China.
price ($mm)
$1.48
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announced 12/30/2005 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., a leader in advanced wireless value-added services, digital music production and distribution, and mobile telecommunication network software in the People's Republic of China, today announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire 100% of the equity interest in Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
buyer: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
target: Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd., a leading developer and publisher of wireless Java games in China. Magma has built up an experienced wireless game development team, which has successfully published approximately 200 original in-house games.
price ($mm)
$4.10
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closed 7/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired RayV

synopsis: RayV has announced that they are joining Yahoo's Cloud Platforms and Services Team. RayV offers a revolutionary video distribution platform that would provide a better video experience for viewers over the internet, while easing the distribution process for content creators.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: RayV
RayV is a P2P live broadcasting service. The company offers a revolutionary video distribution platform that would provide a better video experience for viewers over the internet, while easing the distribution process for content creators.
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announced 4/21/2011 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., will acquire Pipi.cn

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., a leading Internet television company in China, announced that Ku6 and the shareholders of Hangzhou Soushi Networking Co., Ltd. ("Pipi"), a leading P2P based internet video platform in China, have agreed to the sale of Pipi to Ku6, in an all stock transaction under which all of the equity interests in Pipi will be sold to Ku6.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: KUTV) is a leading Internet television company in China. Through its two premier online brands and online video websites, www.ku6.com and www.juchang.com, Ku6 provides video information services and entertainment in China. "
target: Pipi.cn
Pipi.cn is one of the leading P2P based internet video platforms in China. Through its website pipi.cn and its client-side software PIPI Player, it provides both live broadcasting and on-demand viewing of a variety of content such as movies, TV serial dramas, sports broadcasts, games, and more.
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closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited has announced that after giving effect to the acquisition of shares in the tender offer, Shanda will hold, through Shanda Music, Ltd., approximately 51% of Hurray! Holding Co.'s total outstanding Shares calculated on a fully-diluted basis.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
price ($mm)[EV]
$40 [($21)]*
rev ($mm)
$52
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

ESEN eSports AB, will acquire Battleriff Gaming AB

synopsis: Broadcasting and production company ESEN eSports AB announces that it has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) regarding the acquisition of Battleriff Gaming. Battleriff provides a flexible gaming platform where players worldwide can participate in various esports games and leagues with virtually unlimited scalability.
buyer: ESEN eSports AB (NGM:ESEN:$0.16)
ESEN eSports is one of Sweden's largest esports companies with a complete infrastructure for esports which includes its own sports arena, event venue, tournament platform, studio and television production with over 250 broadcasts in the back. "
target: Battleriff Gaming AB
Battleriff Gaming AB was established in 2014 and is a Swedish startup focused on building a peer-to-peer platform where online gamers can challenge each other and play for real money.
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closed 6/30/2015 via BusinessWire

Vivendi SA, acquired Dailymotion

synopsis: Vivendi acquired from Orange an 80% stake in Dailymotion. The company owns and operates a Web video portal for members to see, create, and share online videos in the United Kingdom, Australia, Morocco, France, Poland, Canada, and internationally.
buyer: Vivendi SA (ENXTPA:VIV:$19,602.38)
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. "
target parent: Orange S.A.
target: Dailymotion
Dailymotion owns and operates a Web video portal for members to see, create, and share online videos in the United Kingdom, Australia, Morocco, France, Poland, Canada, and internationally.
price ($mm)
$242*
rev ($mm)
$77
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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announced 10/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Magnify.net, will acquire Waywire

synopsis: Waywire, the video startup best known for its association with politician Cory Booker, is being sold to Magnify, a Web video distributor. Magnify.net is the leading provider of cloud-based video curation solutions to the online publishing, non/profit, community and ad network markets.
buyer: Magnify.net
Magnify.net is the leading provider of cloud-based video curation solutions to the online publishing, non/profit, community and ad network markets. Magnify's solutions enable websites to curate, upload, and aggregate content. "
target: Waywire
#Waywire is a social artery for video news. The company is focused on providing a network that will serve to fundamentally alter the tone and content of public dialogue around some of society’s most pressing issues. The network will provide original, syndicated and community created video content.
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announced 5/7/2013 via PR Newswire

PPS.tv will be merged with iQIYI,

synopsis: Baidu Inc., the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, announced the acquisition of the online video business of leading Internet video provider PPS for US $370 million. PPS's online video business will be merged with Baidu's own video platform iQiyi.
buyer parent: Baidu.com, Inc.
buyer: iQIYI (IQ:$2,829.73)
iQIYI, is China's leading advertising supported online television and movie portal that focuses on fully licensed, high-definition, professionally produced contents. "
target: PPS.tv
PPS.tv (PPStream) is a Chinese peer-to-peer streaming video network. The target users are on the Chinese mainland with no official English version, and the vast majority of channels are from East Asia, mostly Mainland China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
price ($mm)
$370
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closed 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Legendary Pictures, Inc., acquired Nerdist Industries

synopsis: Legendary Entertainment is going deeper into the fanboy world by buying Nerdist Industries, the genre and pop culture multimedia company. Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture.
buyer: Legendary Pictures, Inc.
Legendary Pictures, Inc. operates as a production company. It creates, develops, co-produces, co-finances, and distributes motion pictures. "
target: Nerdist Industries
Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture: a website, a YouTube channel, a podcast network, targeted e-newsletters and a live events business whose programs include a weekly comedy show at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.
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closed 6/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Collective, acquired Metacafe

synopsis: Hollywood management agency The Collective has acquired Metacafe, a trusted source that keeps millions of viewers plugged into their entertainment passions every day, and connect marquee brand advertisers with their target consumers via close association with the most popular entertainment content on the web.
buyer: The Collective
The Collective is a full-service entertainment management, media and content production company. Formed in 2005, The Collective’s mission is to identify, develop, build and maximize opportunities for creative talent across a multitude of media platforms. "
target: Metacafe
Metacafe is a trusted source that keeps millions of viewers plugged into their entertainment passions every day, and connect marquee brand advertisers with their target consumers via close association with the most popular entertainment content on the web.
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closed 3/30/2012 via PR Newswire

Hallmark Cards, Inc., acquired SpiritClips

synopsis: Hallmark Cards, Inc., announced the acquisition of SpiritClips, a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. Its founder is an Academy Award winning producer of such great films as "Rudy" and "Hoosiers."
buyer: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in 38,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. It reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable's Hallmark Channels. "
target: SpiritClips
SpiritClips is a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. The company features high quality short films online and on DVD for retail sale and license.
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closed 8/9/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Premiere Publishing Group, Inc., acquired BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of Bold TV Corporation in its Bold Acquisition Corp. subsidiary. Bold TV is an internet based television network which just recently launched its flagship show "Who the Hell is Dan Bruder?"
buyer: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPBL:$0.00)
Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG) was a magazine publishing company. During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company discontinued all of its publishing activities. As of September 30, 2008, the Company’s operations consisted of completing a business combination with an operating company. "
target: BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.
Bold TV Corporation is an Internet Based Television Network and Production Company involved in the proprietary development, scripting and production of original cutting edge programming for distribution over the Internet.
price ($mm)
$0.06
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/12/2010 via PR Newswire

NEP Broadcasting, acquired Premiere Entertainment Network

synopsis: NEP Broadcasting, the nation's leading broadcast services provider, is pleased to announce their purchase of Premiere Entertainment. This world-class production company, specializing in the development of live and taped broadcasts for the web, will become part of the NEP family.
buyer parent: American Securities Capital Partners
buyer: NEP Broadcasting (NEPG:$450.72)
NEP provides management, technology and support for major broadcast networks, production companies and entertainment organizers for events such as the Super Bowl, The Academy Awards, English Premier League Football, Emmy Awards, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Olympic Games and NASCAR. "
target: Premiere Entertainment Network
Premiere Entertainment Network is a world-wide broadcast production company specializing in live and taped red carpet and special event broadcasts, behind the scenes movie set broadcasts, special event coverage and product line launches for Internet exhibition.
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announced 6/12/2008 via BusinessWire

Zcom Networks, will acquire Pam TV

synopsis: Pam TV, a Washington, D.C., online provider of, TV, Radio, talk, music, and live streaming programming heard around the world, and Los Angeles-based Zcom Networks, Inc., a growing provider of telecommunication products and services and content media finalized an acquisition agreement for Zcom to acquire the majority interest in Pam TV.
buyer: Zcom Networks (GGMC:$0.00)
Zcom Networks, Inc. is a telecommunication and broadcast media company with wholly owned subsidiaries in Telecommunications and Media Broadcasting. "
target: Pam TV
Pam TV offers a wide range of television, radio, talk, and music programming through a multimedia, interactive broadcast platform that brings together the internet, traditional radio and satellite television and radio.
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closed 1/28/2008 via Crain's BtoB

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired LX.TV

synopsis: NBC Universal’s Local Media Division has acquired LX.tv, a Manhattan-based broadband television network Web site that produces original video content about entertainment venues around the New York and Los Angeles areas.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: LX.TV
LX.TV is a broadband television network website featuring original lifestyle and cultural programming free and on-demand. In entertaining, short video episodes, LX.TV shows you the new and exclusive destinations in food, nightlife, art, shopping, fashion, wellness,weekend escapes and family living.
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closed 1/9/2008 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired CollegeHangover.com

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc. the most widely recognized brand in comedy, it has acquired the website CollegeHangover.com for an undisclosed sum. CollegeHangover.com, which launched in 2005, allows users to browse and contribute to galleries of user-submitted photos and videos. The site is moderated by its college student editors.
buyer: National Lampoon (US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing. "
target: CollegeHangover.com
CollegeHangover.com, which launched in 2005, allows users to browse and contribute to galleries of user-submitted photos and videos. The site is moderated by its college student editors, who also post their own original photos and videos.
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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 6/4/2007 via PR Newswire

KickRadio, acquired Media Broadcast Network

synopsis: All conditions for KickRadio.com to acquire the key assets and corporate identity of Broadcast Media Network have been fulfilled; this transaction was completed on May 31, 2007.
buyer: KickRadio
Kickradio (http://kickradio.com) offers an internationally syndicated radio show that is heard in over 120 countries worldwide over the internet, on traditional broadcast radio stations and has podcast subscribers in over 65 countries. "
target: Media Broadcast Network
Media Broadcast Network is strongly positioned in the rapidly accelerating digital age and distributing entertainment content over the internet on a global scale.
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closed 3/27/2007 via BusinessWire

HandHeld Entertainment, acquired UnOriginal.co.uk

synopsis: HandHeld Entertainment, Inc. a global digital-media-to-go company, has acquired UnOriginal.co.uk™ for $500,000. UnOriginal.co.uk is the third company HandHeld Entertainment has acquired in Europe, following the acquisition of Putfile.com™ in February 2007 and YourDailyMedia.com™ in December 2006.
buyer: HandHeld Entertainment (ZVUE:$0.00)
HandHeld Entertainment is a digital-media-to-go company with a family of mass-market portable media players priced at mass-market prices as well as its own online video content store. "
target: UnOriginal.co.uk
UnOriginal.co.uk is an editor-directed Web site focused on user-generated media that is highly optimized for searches and consistently garners top 10 organic search results on Google for the term “funny videos.” UnOriginal.co.uk provides user-submitted and user-generated videos, pictures and games.
price ($mm)
$0.25
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announced 3/21/2007 via BusinessWire

DigiCurve, Inc., will acquire Global Satellite Broadcasting Corporation

synopsis: DigiCurve, Inc., a multimedia producer and provider of online content, announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase the assets of Global Satellite Broadcasting Corporation of Thailand in an all-stock transaction.
buyer: DigiCurve, Inc.
DigiCurve, Inc. is a multimedia producer and provider of online content. "
target: Global Satellite Broadcasting Corporation
GSBC is a developer and provider of digital media content technologies and delivery systems. The Company’s proven flagship product M-cast allows for the targeted scheduling and delivery of digital media across a multitude of media formats and hardware.
price ($mm)
$3.04
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$5.17
EBIT ($mm)
$3.23
Net Income ($mm)
$2.81
Employees
146
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Ticker: AIM:BOOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audioboom
Audioboom
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
38
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Ticker: SPOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spotify Ltd
Spotify Ltd
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$9,248.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($264.08)
EBIT ($mm)
($322.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5584
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Ticker: NYSE:TSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$507.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.45
EBIT ($mm)
$70.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2900
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Ticker: TSX:RAY.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$222.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$72.62
EBIT ($mm)
$48.55
Net Income ($mm)
$18.86
Employees
1200
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Ticker: OTCPK:LPTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loop Media, Inc.
Loop Media, Inc.
Loop is the first media company focused on fully integrated 360-degree engagement of music videos and other premium short-form content by consumers and businesses. Loop improves the entire viewing experience for premium short-form content by focusing on venues and consumers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: IWDM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Radioio, Inc.
Radioio, Inc.
Radioio, Inc. provides an internet radio platform that delivers streamed music anytime and anywhere on connected devices. RadioIO's full-service background music and messaging ecosystem supports large franchise businesses and other vertical markets.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$1.64
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: US:UBCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ubroadcast, Inc.
ubroadcast, Inc.
UBCI's ubroadcast.com allows users to produce and broadcast LIVE and On Demand television and radio in high quality. By blending this user-generated content and UBCI's programming in a single application, UBCI bridges the gap between Internet video and traditional network radio and television.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: OTCPK:VNUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VNUE, Inc.
VNUE, Inc., is a music technology company dedicated to further monetizing the live music experience for artists, labels, writers, publishers, and stakeholders by leveraging automation technology in the instant live space. VNUE has a trifecta of solutions that will revolutionize the music business.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: OTCPK:LIVX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LivexLive Media
LivexLive Media
LiveXLive Media, Inc. is a consolidated group of media and tech assets, including the LiveXLive platform, which is one of the world's only premium internet streaming networks devoted to live music and music-related video content.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$54.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($19.70)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.93)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
76
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Ticker: OTCPK:SDIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
StationDigital
StationDigital is a multimedia digital broadcast company that offers free music, music videos, movies and TV with over 30 million songs and titles. They provide both genre-based and artist-based discovery stations to suit an endless variety of tastes.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$0.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.81)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: VODOF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VODone LIMITED
VODone LIMITED
VODONE owns a complete set of licenses to operate video broadcasting on the Internet. VODONE owns the powerful broadcasting platform, and it has broadcast thousands of domestic and international political, economical, cultural and commercial activities over the Internet.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$7.53
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MDVX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modavox, Inc.
Modavox, Inc. a pioneer in Internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offers innovative, effective and comprehensive online tools for reaching targeted niche communities worldwide. Modavox delivers content straight to desktops and Internet-enabled devices.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
45
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Ticker: RTGV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures offers Music & Entertainment Technology Solutions and Digital Marketing Services. Harnessing the strength of its digital marketing agency, the company has applied its knowledge process in developing cutting edge technology platforms for web, mobile and tablet devices.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: RGRP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group Inc. through its 100% subsidiary ROO Media Corporation, is the online video solutions company focused on meeting the specific needs of large enterprise companies globally.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$9.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.07
EBIT ($mm)
($6.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
100
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Ticker: YY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YY Inc.
YY Inc. is a revolutionary real-time interactive social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, text and video. YY Client empowers users to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a wide range of online activities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,610.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$427.09
EBIT ($mm)
$165.32
Net Income ($mm)
$1,485.84
Employees
9273
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