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closed 3/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., acquired Thumbplay, Inc.

synopsis: Clear Channel Radio, the country’s leading digital and terrestrial radio company, has announced an agreement with digital music company Thumbplay, Inc. to acquire its leading-edge cloud-based music service, platform and team of mobile technology, product and marketing experts.
buyer parent: CC Media Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in mobile and on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. "
target: Thumbplay, Inc.
Thumbplay, Inc. is the leading mobile entertainment provider in the U.S. The company's Thumbplay Music is a cloud-based, streaming music service for smartphones and PCs/Macs. Thumbplay.com features licensed music, video and games from some of the world's largest entertainment companies.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Voisey

synopsis: Snapchat, an American camera and social media company, has acquired Voisey, an app that connects singers, songwriters, artists, and producers through collaborative songwriting. The app allows users to record, publish, and share.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$2,813.73)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: Voisey
Voisey is an app that connects singers, songwriters, artists, and producers through collaborative songwriting. The app allows users to record, publish, and share.
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announced 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

iRiver Limited, will acquire Everysing

synopsis: iRiver, SK Telecom’s music streaming device maker, will merge with SM’s mobile content producing subsidiary, SM Mobile Communications. SM Mobile Communications produces Everysing, an app that lets users record the karaoke songs they sing and share them with friends. Both companies are based in South Korea.
buyer parent: SK Telecom
buyer: iRiver Limited (KOSDAQ:A060570:$45.84)
iRiver, based in South Korea, is SK Telecom’s music streaming device maker. "
target parent: S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
target: Everysing
Everysing (SM Mobile Communications Co., Ltd), based in South Korea, is an app that lets users record the karaoke songs they sing, share them with friends and be a star.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
39.0x
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closed 6/5/2012 via PR Newswire

Star Entertainment Group, acquired Tranzistor Systems

synopsis: Star Entertainment Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of Tranzistor Systems Inc., a company engaged in mobile music entertainment products and services including internet radio, fan applications, and eCommerce products.
buyer: Star Entertainment Group
Star Entertainment Group, Inc. is an independent investment, management, and holding company focusing on new media and digital content, delivery and monetization of multi-dimensional Online Customer Communities. "
target: Tranzistor Systems
Tranzistor Systems is a consumer technologies company developed to address the independent music, social media and entertainment markets and is a home for artists, bands, fans and indie labels to cross-pollinate and create multiple revenue streams.
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closed 12/1/2011 via Market Wire

Smule, Inc., acquired Khush, Inc.

synopsis: Smule, creator of top-ranking social music making apps including Magic Piano™, Ocarina, I Am™ T-Pain, Glee Karaoke, and MadPad™, announced that it has acquired Khush, an intelligent music app developer and creator of popular apps, Songify and LaDiDa™. Smule and Khush are leading innovators in the rapidly growing market for mobile entertainment.
buyer: Smule, Inc.
Smule's mission is to connect the world through music. Co-founded in 2008, Smule is the creator of top-ranking social music making apps including Magic Piano™, Ocarina, I Am™ T-Pain, Glee Karaoke, and MadPad™. "
target: Khush, Inc.
Khush develops intelligent music applications. Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence, Khush has created the popular apps Songify and LaDiDa™, which have helped millions of bad singers worldwide express themselves through music.
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closed 9/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

NexTech AR Solutions Corp., purchased AirShow app from TRICK 3D

synopsis: NexTech AR Solutions, a rapidly growing leader in the augmented reality (AR) industry, has acquired the AirShow app, valuable AI code plus a team of four AR experienced developers from TRICK 3D, an immersive content studio specializing in the creation of virtual worlds through 3D animation and virtual reality (VR).
buyer: NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (CNSX:NTAR:$18.93)
Toronto-based NexTech AR Solutions is a rapidly growing leader in the augmented reality (AR) industry. The company's ARitize platform is the first cross-solution, browser-based, web-enabled AR eCommerce option, enabling small and large eCommerce sites to integrate AR into the shopping experience. "
seller: TRICK 3D
The acquisition includes the AirShow app, valuable AI code plus a team of four AR experienced developers from TRICK 3D, an immersive content studio specializing in the creation of virtual worlds through 3D animation and virtual reality (VR).
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Propellerhead, acquired Figure

synopsis: Propellerhead Software, headquartered in Sweden and renowned for its musician-centric approach to creating innovative music software applications, announced the acquisition of Figure and Take, Swedish music apps that enable users to create addictive beats and record original song ideas.
buyer: Propellerhead
Headquartered in Sweden and renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead creates innovative music software applications, interfaces and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised their applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of impeccable quality."
target: Figure
Figure and Take are Swedish music apps. Figure enables users to create a beat in no time by providing drums, bass and lead synths–all on a mobile app. Take is a vocal recorder that lets users capture musical ideas–anytime, anywhere. With a single tap, users can record, write and try out song ideas.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Yokee Music Ltd

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multi-platform music provider, announced that it has acquired Israel-based Yokee Music LTD, creator of the Yokee app. Yokee enables users to search for songs on YouTube; sing, record, and share their version of their favorite songs; and listen to their friends’ performances.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: Yokee Music Ltd
Yokee Music is the creator of Yokee, an app that turns iPhones into karaoke microphones. Their platform enables mobile users to search for songs from the unlimited catalog of videos on YouTube; sing, record, and share their version of their favorite songs; and listen to their friends’ performances.
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closed 1/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

DMM.com LTD, acquired nana music, Inc.

synopsis: DMM.com announced that it acquired the stock of nana music, which develops and operates a music application "nana", and made it a subsidiary. Under the philosophy of "Connecting the world with music”, nana music allows you to enjoy music sessions/collaborations from anywhere in the world with just one smartphone.
buyer: DMM.com LTD
DMM.com is one of the biggest e-commerce site in Japan since 1998. DMM.com Group provides a wide variety of web services to customers, including online service such as VOD, live streaming, eBooks, PC game, on-line games, DVD rental, DVD selling, apps and more! "
target: nana music, Inc.
Under the philosophy of "Connecting the world with music", nana music develops and operates a music application "nana" that allows you to enjoy music sessions / collaborations from anywhere in the world with just one smartphone.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, acquired Soundwave

synopsis: Spotify, a digital music service, has acquired Soundwave, a mobile music-discovery startup founded in 2012. Soundwave tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones and where in real time.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,956.48)
Spotify brings the right music for every moment – on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. Create and listen to playlists for free or subscribe to Premium for on-demand access at the highest audio quality – with zero ads. "
target: Soundwave
Soundwave is a mobile music-discovery startup founded in 2012. Soundwave tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones and where in real time.
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closed 6/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Tranzistor Systems, acquired NINJ GmBH

synopsis: Star Entertainment Group, Inc. announced the closing of the acquisition with NINJ GmBH by Tranzistor Systems Inc. NINJ is a pioneer in developing ground breaking mobile technology. Their VirtualRadio product has established a market leading position in the fast growing segment of Internet based Radio Software and Services for mobile phones.
buyer parent: Star Entertainment Group
buyer: Tranzistor Systems
Tranzistor Systems is a consumer technologies company developed to address the independent music, social media and entertainment markets and is a home for artists, bands, fans and indie labels to cross-pollinate and create multiple revenue streams. "
target: NINJ GmBH
NINJ is engaged in creating internet radio players and the management of VRadio.org. NINJ also develops custom made games and applications for mobile phones. From Operators to Aggregators and Advertising Agencies, NINJ works for Publishers of all kinds.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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closed 9/12/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Innovative Software Technologies, Inc., acquired Live Riot, Inc.

synopsis: Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. announces the acquisition of Live Riot, Inc., a Los Angeles-based technology company. LiveRiotTM application for iPhones, enables music lovers to video record artists at venues and festivals and then automatically synchronize those recordings with top quality sound from the event.
buyer: Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. (INIV:$0.36)
Innovative Software Technologies, Inc., a development stage company, provides business continuity products and services to the small and medium enterprise market. The company’s business continuity products and services provide disaster recovery solutions for electronic data backup. "
target: Live Riot, Inc.
Live Riot is a Los Angeles based technology company. Live Riot has developed patent pending technology embedded in its LiveRiotTM application for iPhones. It enables users to video record artists at venues and then automatically synchronize those recordings with top quality sound from the event.
price ($mm)
$0.45
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announced 3/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Spotify Ltd, will acquire The Echo Nest

synopsis: Spotify, a digital music service, announced that it will acquire the industry’s leading music intelligence company, The Echo Nest, the industry’s leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music fans.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,956.48)
Spotify Limited provides a digital music service that gives on-demand access to songs on phones, computers, tablets, and more. It allows users to discover, manage, and share music with friends; and browse through various music collections as well as create a radio station. "
target: The Echo Nest
The Echo Nest is the industry’s leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music fans. Their customer base reaches over 100 million music fans every month through more than 400 apps and sites powered by The Echo Nest.
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closed 10/17/2017 via BusinessWire

VNUE, Inc., acquired Set.fm

synopsis: VNUE Inc., the leader in recording live events and releasing experiential content to fans, has announced the acquisition of Set.fm from PledgeMusic. Set.fm is a DIY platform that makes it easy for artists to record and sell their live shows directly to fans’ mobile devices, uploading simultaneously to their performance.
buyer: VNUE, Inc. (OTCPK:VNUE:$0.01)
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. "
target parent: PledgeMusic
target: Set.fm
Set.fm is a DIY platform that makes it easy for artists to record and sell their live shows directly to fans’ mobile devices, uploading simultaneously to their performance. The platform, which also features an innovative and easy-to-use studio app, boasts thousands of artists and fans using it.
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announced 3/8/2016 via PR Newswire

PledgeMusic, will acquire Set.fm

synopsis: PledgeMusic, the leading global next generation direct-to-fan e-commerce platform, announced that it will acquire Set.fm. Set.fm is an online platform and application suite that makes it easy to capture, share and sell high quality audio recordings of live performances in real-time.
buyer: PledgeMusic
PledgeMusic is a global next generation music company and direct-to-fan e-commerce platform dedicated to enabling artists to build community, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. "
target: Set.fm
Set.fm is an online platform and application suite that makes it easy to capture, share and sell high quality audio recordings of live performances in real-time; enabling performers to amplify their social reach and activate incremental touring revenue streams.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Shutterstock, Inc., acquired Amper Music

synopsis: Shutterstock, Inc. has announced the acquisition of certain assets from Amper Music, a leading AI-driven music platform which enables users to create and customize original music by leveraging over one million individual audio samples recorded by musicians on thousands of unique instruments.
buyer: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK:$789.27)
Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content - including images, videos and music - as well as innovative tools that power the creative process. "
target: Amper Music
Amper Music is a leading AI-driven music platform which enables users to create and customize original music by leveraging over one million individual audio samples recorded by musicians on thousands of unique instruments.
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closed 9/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Roku, Inc., acquired Dynastrom ApS

synopsis: Roku, a manufacturer of digital media players that allow users to access streamed video or audio services through their TVs, has acquired Dynastrom, a provider of a software solution for Multi-Room Audio Experiences that works flawlessly over standard WIFI. Dynastrom's solution gives users the freedom of choice of speakers and music experiences.
buyer: Roku, Inc. (:$1,778.39)
Roku, Inc. is the number one TV streaming platform in the United States. Roku manufactures a variety of digital media players that allow users to access Internet streamed video or audio services through their televisions, including subscription-based services. "
target: Dynastrom ApS
Dynastrom supplies a software solution for Multi-Room Audio Experiences that works flawlessly over WIFI. The solution features an open API for music services to connect to the home audio network directly through their own app. It gives users the freedom of choice of speakers and music experiences.
price ($mm)
$5.54
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closed 2/25/2014 via PR Web

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired Noteflight

synopsis: Hal Leonard Corporation has acquired 100% ownership of Boston-based Noteflight, LLC, a fast-growing online community of nearly a million music makers. Founded in 2008, Noteflight operates a website where musicians, composers, songwriters, arrangers, teachers and students can create, edit and share music scores in the cloud, instantly and easily.
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is the world leader in the music print industry. The company produces sheet music, songbooks, and method book/CD packs for all instruments, band and choral arrangements, reference books, instructional DVDs and videos, CD-ROMs, music software, and children's music products. "
target: Noteflight
Noteflight allows users to edit, display, play back and share music notation in a web browser, on any device. Noteflight has an active online community of over 950,000 music enthusiasts. Its website hosts millions of user-created musical scores, both public and private.
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closed 3/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

iSpot.tv, Inc., acquired Tunity

synopsis: iSpot.tv announced its acquisition of Tunity, an app that helps users watch TVs in public spaces by streaming the audio through a user’s mobile device. Tunity identifies a live video stream and its exact timing, syncing the audio with the user’s mobile device.
buyer: iSpot.tv, Inc.
iSpot.tv's real-time TV advertising data and insights helps marketing leaders identify effective strategies and creatives, stay ahead of the competition, and advertise smarter for today's fragmented, yet dynamic TV ecosystem. "
target: Tunity
Based in New York City, Tunity developed the first application of its kind which allows users to hear live audio from muted televisions directly on their mobile devices. Tunity identifies a live video stream and its exact timing, syncing the audio with the user’s mobile device.
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closed 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired 60dB

synopsis: Google announced it has acquired short-form podcast app, 60dB. Building a more personal radio, 60dB curates and streams today's best short-form audio stories – news, sports, entertainment, business and technology to consumers all around the world.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: 60dB
Building a more personal radio, 60dB curates and streams today's best short-form audio stories – news, sports, entertainment, business and technology to consumers all around the world.
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closed 3/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., acquired Thumbplay, Inc.

synopsis: Clear Channel Radio, the country’s leading digital and terrestrial radio company, has announced an agreement with digital music company Thumbplay, Inc. to acquire its leading-edge cloud-based music service, platform and team of mobile technology, product and marketing experts.
buyer parent: CC Media Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in mobile and on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. "
target: Thumbplay, Inc.
Thumbplay, Inc. is the leading mobile entertainment provider in the U.S. The company's Thumbplay Music is a cloud-based, streaming music service for smartphones and PCs/Macs. Thumbplay.com features licensed music, video and games from some of the world's largest entertainment companies.
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announced 2/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

APN News & Media Limited, will purchase Two Radio Networks from Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

synopsis: APN News & Media Ltd. will acquire Clear Channel Communications Inc.'s 50% stake in Australian Radio Network Pty Ltd. and The Radio Network Ltd. in New Zealand for 246.5 million Australian dollars. Australian Radio Network owns KIIS 1065, MixFM, Classic Hits and The Edge, while The Radio Network operates 7 core radio brands across New Zealand.
buyer: APN News & Media Limited (ASX:APN:$649.74)
APN News & Media Limited operates as a media company. The company publishes metropolitan newspaper, and operates radio broadcasting and outdoor advertising in Australia. The company has publishing, radio, outdoor advertising and online operations. "
seller parent: CC Media Holdings, Inc.
seller: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Australian Radio Network Pty Ltd. owns KIIS 1065, MixFM, Classic Hits and The Edge. The Radio Network operates 7 core radio brands across New Zealand. They are joint ventures of global media and entertainment company Clear Channel Communications and Australia media company APN News & Media Limited.
price ($mm)
$223*
rev ($mm)
$225
EBITDA ($mm)
$70
EV / rev
2.0x
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6.4x
announced 8/13/2012 via BusinessWire

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., will acquire WOR 710

synopsis: Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Buckley Radio announced that Clear Channel is purchasing AM radio station WOR 710 from Buckley Broadcasting Corporation, pending FCC approval. Founded in 1922, WOR 710 AM is New York’s oldest radio station and one of the country’s most iconic radio brands.
buyer parent: CC Media Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in providing mobile and on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities and premier opportunities for advertisers - through outdoor, radio and digital platforms. "
target parent: Buckley Radio
target: WOR 710
Founded in 1922, WOR 710 HD is New York's oldest, privately-owned and continuously-operated radio station. WOR provides a well-rounded schedule of informational and lifestyle programming, featuring personalities such as John Gambling, Joe Bartlett, Joan Hamburg, Mike Gallagher, and Dave Ramsey.
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closed 4/29/2011 via PR Newswire

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., acquired Metro Traffic

synopsis: Westwood One, Inc. announced that it is focusing on expanding its core Network Radio business and has sold its Metro Traffic division to Clear Channel Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. Metro Traffic delivers best-in-class traffic programming and services to 130 metropolitan areas.
buyer parent: CC Media Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in mobile and on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. "
target parent: The Gores Group, LLC
target: Metro Traffic
Metro Traffic delivers best-in-class traffic programming and services -- plus news, sports and weather -- with nationwide operations, cutting-edge technology, and the best talent in the business. The company serves 130 metropolitan areas across the country.
price ($mm)
$19
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closed 3/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., acquired Thumbplay, Inc.

synopsis: Clear Channel Radio, the country’s leading digital and terrestrial radio company, has announced an agreement with digital music company Thumbplay, Inc. to acquire its leading-edge cloud-based music service, platform and team of mobile technology, product and marketing experts.
buyer parent: CC Media Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in mobile and on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. "
target: Thumbplay, Inc.
Thumbplay, Inc. is the leading mobile entertainment provider in the U.S. The company's Thumbplay Music is a cloud-based, streaming music service for smartphones and PCs/Macs. Thumbplay.com features licensed music, video and games from some of the world's largest entertainment companies.
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closed 10/15/2010 via BusinessWire

The Ellman Companies, acquired Branded Cities

synopsis: The Ellman Companies announced that Ellman has acquired all of Clear Channel’s majority interest in Clear Channel Branded Cities, a landmark signage and activation venture, making Ellman the 100% owner of Branded Cities. The company will retain the ‘Branded Cities’ name.
buyer: The Ellman Companies
Ellman is a privately owned international real estate, investment and media company founded in 1972 by Steven Ellman. Currently, Ellman is one of the largest owners of land in Metropolitan Phoenix and owns more than one million square feet of Class A office space. "
target parent: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
target: Branded Cities
Branded Cities specializes in the use of “Brandscaping". Brandscaping combines spectacular, bright lights style outdoor signage and advertising with presence based components such as branded entitlements (plazas and public spaces), product purchase integration and naming rights opportunities.
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closed 4/1/2009 via PR Newswire

CBS Radio, Inc., purchased two radio stations in Houston from Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

synopsis: CBS RADIO announced it has completed its deal with Clear Channel Communications, Inc. to swap five mid-size market radio stations for two large market stations, moving forward in its strategy of divesting mid-size market stations to focus on large markets.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS Radio is one of the largest major-market operators in the United States with stations covering news, alternative rock, country, FM talk, classic rock, oldies, JACK and urban formats, among others. "
seller: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in "gone from home" entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. The company's businesses include radio, television and outdoor displays.
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closed 4/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., purchased five radio stations from CBS Radio, Inc.

synopsis: CBS RADIO announced it has completed its deal with Clear Channel Communications, Inc. to swap five mid-size market radio stations for two large market stations, moving forward in its strategy of divesting mid-size market stations to focus on large markets.
buyer: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in "gone from home" entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. The company's businesses include radio, television and outdoor displays. "
seller parent: CBS Corporation
seller: CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS Radio is one of the largest major-market operators in the United States with stations covering news, alternative rock, country, FM talk, classic rock, oldies, JACK and urban formats, among others.
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announced 6/4/2008 via BNC Analysis

Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC, will purchase WTNT, WWRC and WTEM from Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC entered into an agreement to acquire WTNT, WWRC and WTEM from Clear Channel Communications Inc. for a consideration of $24.5 million on June 4, 2008. The deal is subject to approval by Federal Communications Commission.
buyer: Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC
Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC owns and operates radio stations in Washington and Virginia. It was founded in 2006 "
seller: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in "gone from home" entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. The company's businesses include radio, television and outdoor displays.
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 6/2/2008 via BNC Analysis

Hometown Broadcasting Inc., purchased Austin Radio Station from Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

synopsis: As of June 2, 2008, Austin Radio Station of Clear Channel Communications Inc. was acquired by Hometown Broadcasting Inc. Austin Radio Station provides radio broadcasting services. Clear Channel Communications Inc. is based in San Antonio, Texas.
buyer: Hometown Broadcasting Inc.
Hometown Broadcasting Inc. owns and operates a radio broadcasting station, serving Albert Lea region. "
seller: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in "gone from home" entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. The company's businesses include radio, television and outdoor displays.
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announced 3/25/2008 via Radio Online

Great Plains Media, will purchase 4-station radio group in Cookeville, TN from Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Clear Channel Radio continues to divest its small market clusters and has agreed to sell its 4-station group in Cookeville, TN, to Great Plains Media Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Included in the deal are Classic Country WHUB-AM (1400), CHR WGIC-FM (98.5), Country WGSQ-FM (94.7) and News/Talk WPTN-AM (780).
buyer: Great Plains Media
Great Plains Media is a Cape Girardeau, MO-based company headed by Jerome R. Zimmer. The company also owns owns three stations in Bloomington, IL; two outlets in Topeka, KS; and KLWN-AM/Lawrence, KS. "
seller: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in "gone from home" entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. The company's businesses include radio, television and outdoor displays.
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$7.50
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closed 1/14/2008 via

Vox Communications, purchased seven radio frequencies from Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Seven Clear Channel radio frequencies will be sold to Vox Communications LLC. The deal between Vox Communications was reached earlier this week, said Ken Barlow, Vox ’s chief operating officer. The purchase price was not disclosed.
buyer: Vox Communications
Vox Communications, LLC specializes in small & medium market clusters in a wide geographical area. The company has current holdings in The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Harrisonburg, VA and The Florida Keys. "
seller: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in "gone from home" entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. The company's businesses include radio, television and outdoor displays.
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$9.90
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announced 4/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will purchase 56 television stations from Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Clear Channel Communications, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Television Group to Providence Equity Partners Inc. for approximately $1.2 billion. The sale includes 56 television stations (including 18 digital multicast stations) located in 24 markets across the United States.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
seller: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in "gone from home" entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. The company's businesses include radio, television and outdoor displays.
price ($mm)
$1,200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/24/2008 via Company Press Release

Bain Capital, Thomas H. Lee Co., acquired Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Clear Channel Communications, Inc., a global leader in the radio broadcasting and out-of-home advertising industries, announced that, based on a preliminary vote count, Clear Channel shareholders approved the adoption of the merger agreement with a group led by Bain Capital Partners, LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Bain Capital
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in "gone from home" entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. The company's businesses include radio, television and outdoor displays.
price ($mm)[EV]
$17,924 [$23,724]
rev ($mm)
$6,876
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,296
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
10.3x
announced 10/19/2006 via PR Newswire

3 Daughters Media, Inc, will purchase radio stations WVGM Lynchburg and WGMN Roanoke from Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

synopsis: 3 Daughters Media, Inc., based in Forest, Virginia has announced the acquisition of radio stations WVGM Lynchburg and WGMN Roanoke, known locally as "ESPN The Game" from Clear Channel Communications of San Antonio, TX.
buyer: 3 Daughters Media, Inc
3 Daughters Media, Inc., based in Forest, Virginia owns and operates WMNA AM (730) Gretna, Virginia, WBLT in Bedford and WMNA FM of Gretna/Danville. "
seller: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in "gone from home" entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. The company's businesses include radio, television and outdoor displays.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets of approximately $280 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Digital Colony, will acquire Digita Oy

synopsis: Digital Colony, a global investment firm, has agreed to acquire Digita Oy from First State Investments. Digita transmits radio and television programs to nearly everyone living in every corner of Finland. Digita also applies the latest digital technology in order to develop versatile online television and radio services.
buyer parent: Colony NorthStar, Inc.
buyer: Digital Colony
Digital Colony is a global investment firm focused on enabling the next generation of mobile and internet infrastructure. Digital Colony is a joint venture between Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC, a leading owner and operator of digital infrastructure businesses and Colony NorthStar, Inc. "
target parent: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
target: Digita Oy
Digita transmits radio and television programs to nearly everyone living in every corner of Finland every day of the year. Digita also applies the latest digital technology in order to develop and offer versatile online television and radio services.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

ITV Studios Limited, acquired Cattleya SpA

synopsis: In its latest acquisition, UK-based ITV Studios has taken a majority stake in Italian indie Cattleya. Cattleya has established itself as Italy’s leading independent production company. The company has produced over fifty feature films, television series and miniseries and has been nominated for and won numerous awards.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: ITV Studios Limited
ITV Studios is the UK's biggest production company with sales & distribution, consumer products and production on a global scale. ITV Studios has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. They work closely with content partners, licensees and brand owners to produce superb content. "
target: Cattleya SpA
Cattleya has established itself as Italy’s leading independent production company. The company has produced over fifty feature films, television series and miniseries and has been nominated for and won numerous awards.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/2/2017 via Company Press Release

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Medialaan NV

synopsis: De Persgroep announced that it will increase its ownership in Medialaan to 100% by acquiring the 50% stake held by Roularta Media Group. Medialaan is a Belgian media company that operates radio and television broadcasting stations, which includes the brands VTM, Q2, Vitaya, CAZ, VTMKZOOM, KADET, Stievie FREE, Qmusic, and Joe.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep is a media and publishing company. De Persgroep is an active publisher of newspapers, magazines and new media, and the group also operates television and radio stations. "
target parent: Roularta Media Group NV
target: Medialaan NV
Medialaan is a Belgian media company that operates radio and television broadcasting stations. Medialaan is the parent company to the television and radio brands VTM, Q2, Vitaya, CAZ, VTMKZOOM, KADET, Stievie FREE, Qmusic, and Joe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$339
EBITDA ($mm)
$64
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Norsan Media, purchased 4 Radio and 2 TV Stations from Jabar Communications

synopsis: Norsan Media has closed on the purchase of four radio stations and two TV stations from Thomas B. Daniels and Limited, Inc. (Jabar Communications). The stations include WJNI(AM), WJNI-LD, WAZS-LD, WZJY, W239AL, And W280EX and are based in North Charleston, SC.
buyer parent: Norsan Group
buyer: Norsan Media
Founded in 2004 by Norberto Sanchez, Norsan Media operates radio and TV stations, including Estrella TV Charlotte, the only local Spanish-language TV station in the Charlotte, NC market. "
seller: Jabar Communications
The four radio stations and two TV stations include WJNI(AM), WJNI-LD, WAZS-LD, WZJY, W239AL, and W280EX. They are based in North Charleston, SC and owned by Thomas B. Daniels.
price ($mm)
$0.85
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/17/2015 via Market Wire

Stingray Digital Media Group, will acquire iConcerts

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Swiss-based iConcerts, a TV channel dedicated solely to live music currently distributed to more than 100 Pay-TV and OTT operators in 85 countries.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries. "
target: iConcerts
iConcerts is the first digital entertainment channel dedicated 100% to live music. The multi-media platform is available in 85 countries and in over 250 million households worldwide.
price ($mm)
$7.17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Go 96.3 Radio, acquired BringMeTheNews

synopsis: Go 96.3 Radio, a locally owned Minnesota modern music radio station and subsidiary of the Pohlad Companies, announced that it has acquired BringMeTheNews, a web-based news delivery service focusing on local news. BringMeTheNews was developed in 2009 to be a premier curator and distributor of local and national news.
buyer parent: Pohlad Companies
buyer: Go 96.3 Radio
Go 96.3 Radio is a Minnesota-based FM radio station that airs modern music and is the home of Minnesota Twins baseball. It is a subsidiary of the Pohlad Companies. "
target: BringMeTheNews
BringMeTheNews is a leading provider of important Minnesota news and information in a growing network of media outlets including radio stations, magazines and websites.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 3/13/2015 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire Aereo, Inc.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, announced that it had received approval from a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge to acquire certain assets of Aereo. Aereo is a technology company that provides consumers access to LIVE HD broadcast television on the Internet through use of its remote integrated antenna/DVR technology.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home. "
target: Aereo, Inc.
Aereo is a technology company that provides consumers access to LIVE HD broadcast television on the Internet through use of its remote integrated antenna/DVR technology. Aereo allows users to watch live broadcast television and pause, rewind and fast-forward any program that they are watching.
price ($mm)
$1.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Journal Broadcast Group, Inc. merged with The E.W. Scripps Company,

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company and Journal Communications have merged their broadcast operations. The merged company will retain The E.W. Scripps Company name, and the Scripps family shareholders will continue to have voting control. The company will have approximately 4,000 employees across its television, radio and digital media operations.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. Scripps owns 21 local television stations as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. "
target parent: Journal Communications Inc.
target: Journal Broadcast Group, Inc.
Journal Broadcast Group owns and operates or provides services to 14 television stations and 35 radio stations in 11 states. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it is the broadcast business of Journal Communications Inc.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Mecom Group PLC

synopsis: De Persgroep, will acquire all of the issued and to be issued share capital of Mecom, a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep aims to operate newspapers, magazines, television and radio broadcasters and electronic media that gradually grow into the strongest media brands in their market segments. "
target: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$322 [$376]
rev ($mm)
$1,113
EBITDA ($mm)
$109
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
3.5x
announced 6/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Eros International Plc, will acquire Techzone

synopsis: Eros International Plc, a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry announced that it has signed a Term Sheet to acquire a controlling stake in Techzone, a leading Mobile Value Added Services provider for telecom operator based in India for an undisclosed sum.
buyer: Eros International Plc (EROS:$196.38)
Eros International Plc is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry that acquires, co-produces and distributes Indian films across all available formats such as cinema, television and digital new media. "
target: Techzone
Techzone is operational in over 14 countries and has over 225 employees. The company is an end-to-end mobile partner with presence across Indian telecom operators and platforms. Techzone has been a pioneer in introducing digital innovative products like reality shows, movies and magic voice.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Baltimore Sun, purchased 2 Newspapers from Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC

synopsis: The Baltimore Sun Media Group has acquired Capital-Gazette Communications and Landmark Community Newspapers of Maryland from Landmark Media Enterprises LLC, a move that will bring two major community newspapers and their affiliates under the Sun’s purview.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore Sun Media Group (BSMG) publishes The Baltimore Sun and baltimoresun.com. In print and online, BSMG reaches 1.1 million readers each week in the Baltimore area, making it the region's most widely read source of news and information. BSMG is owned by Tribune Corporation. "
seller: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
Landmark Media Enterprises owns and operates Capital-Gazette Communications, which publishes The Capital, the Maryland Gazette, Crofton-West County Gazette, among others; and Landmark Community Newspapers of Maryland, which includes the Carroll County Times, Community Times, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/26/2013 via Reuters

Gazprom-Media, acquired Prof-Media Management LLC

synopsis: Media arm of state-controlled Gazprom bought mining tycoon Vladimir Potanin's Profmedia. Through the deal, the former Soviet gas ministry that is now Russia's largest company by revenue, will add TV and radio stations, cinemas and film production and distribution assets to a sprawling portfolio that it has built up around commercial TV channel NTV.
buyer parent: Gazprom
buyer: Gazprom-Media
Gazprom-Media Holding comprises television, radio, printing press, cinema production, advertising, movie theaters and internet assets. The company was founded on January 21, 1998. Gazprom-Media Holding is one of the largest media holdings in Russia and Europe. "
target: Prof-Media Management LLC
Prof-Media is one of the largest and most diversified media holdings in Russia, one of the leaders in the newspaper, magazine, radio and cinema markets. The holding is a major private investor in the Russian cinema industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
$129
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 10/4/2013 via Company Press Release

OTA Broadcasting LLC, purchased KMIR-TV and MY 13 KPSE-LP from Journal Broadcast Group, Inc.

synopsis: Journal Broadcast Group announced that it has agreed to sell KMIR-TV and My 13 KPSE-LP to Virginia-based OTA Broadcasting LLC. KMIR-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley. MY 13 KPSE-LP is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Southern California's Coachella Valley.
buyer parent: MSD Capital, L.P.
buyer: OTA Broadcasting LLC
OTA Broadcasting was formed in early 2011 to own and operate independent television stations in large markets throughout the United States. Presently OTA owns KTLN-TV in San Francisco, CA; KFFV in Seattle, WA; KVOS-TV in Bellingham, WA and WEBR-CD in New York, NY. "
seller parent: Journal Communications Inc.
seller: Journal Broadcast Group, Inc.
KMIR-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley. MY 13 KPSE-LP is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Southern California's Coachella Valley.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2013 via PR Newswire

Bell Media, acquired Astral Media Inc.

synopsis: Astral Media Inc. officially joins with Bell Media following the completion of the $3.2-billion acquisition of Astral by BCE Inc. Bell Media acquires eight specialty and pay TV services, two over-the-air TV stations, 77 radio stations, and the Astral Out-of-Home advertising division. Astral Media Inc. is one of Canada's largest media companies.
buyer parent: BCE, Inc.
buyer: Bell Media
Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media entertains, informs and inspires Canadians. "
target: Astral Media Inc.
Founded in 1961, Astral Media Inc. is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several media properties - pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital - that are among the most popular in the country.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,855 [$3,332]
rev ($mm)
$1,033
EBITDA ($mm)
$334
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
10.2x
closed 5/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired NerdTV

synopsis: Red Arrow Entertainment Group has acquired majority stakes in an unscripted production company, taking over UK-based indie NerdTV. NerdTV is a technology TV show. It is not aired; instead each episode is released as a MPEG-4 video file, freely downloadable and licensed under a Creative Commons license.
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH (XTRA:PSM:$3,365.78)
Red Arrow combines a dynamic group of 12 TV production companies spanning 8 countries, with powerful creative partnerships, including Dick de Rijk (“You Deserve It”; “Deal or No Deal”) and Genetic Entertainment (“Home Sweet Hotel”; “Don’t Panic”), and a leading program distribution house. "
target: NerdTV
NerdTV is a technology TV show from PBS. NerdTV is not aired; instead each episode is released as a MPEG-4 video file, freely downloadable and licensed under a Creative Commons license. Transcripts and audio-only versions of the released episodes are available as well. The show features Robert X.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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cancelled 10/19/2012 via Reuters

BCE, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Astral Media Inc.

synopsis: Canada's broadcast regulator blocked BCE Inc's controversial C$3 billion takeover of Astral Media on Thursday, declaring the deal would have given too much power to BCE, already the country's biggest telecoms company and owner of numerous TV and radio assets.
buyer: BCE, Inc. (TSX:BCE:$17,967.10)
BCE Inc. is Canada's largest communications company, with the Bell and Bell Aliant brands providing a comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband wireless and wireline communication services to residential and business customers across Canada. "
target: Astral Media Inc.
Astral Media Inc. is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several media properties - pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital - that are among the most popular in the country.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,855 [$3,334]
rev ($mm)
$1,033
EBITDA ($mm)
$334
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
10.2x
announced 3/13/2012 via Company Press Release

Ericsson AB, will purchase Broadcast Services Division from Technicolor SA

synopsis: Ericsson announced that it has submitted a binding offer to acquire the Broadcast Services Division of Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, headquartered in France. The closing of the acquisition is subject to relevant customary regulatory administrative approvals and consultations.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$25,481.40)
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators globally. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries utilize its network equipment and 40 percent of all mobile calls are made through its systems. "
seller: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. The company also remains a large physical media service provider.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/30/2011 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, acquired McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Group

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies has completed the sale of its nine-station Broadcasting Group to The E. W. Scripps Company. The Broadcasting Group includes ABC affiliates in Denver, CO, San Diego, CA, Bakersfield, CA, Indianapolis, IN and Azteca America affiliates in Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, San Diego and Bakersfield.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E. W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, and licensing and syndication. Scripps operates daily and community newspapers in 14 markets, and 10 broadcast TV stations. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Group
McGraw-Hill Broadcasting operates KGTV San Diego (ABC), KERO-TV Bakersfield, CA (ABC), KMGH-TV Denver (ABC), WRTV Indianapolis (ABC) and Azteca America affiliates in Denver, Colorado Springs, San Diego and Bakersfield.
price ($mm)
$212
rev ($mm)
$95
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
41.5x
closed 1/6/2011 via PR Newswire

EchoStar Communications, acquired Move Networks

synopsis: EchoStar Advanced Technologies L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, has announced that it has acquired assets of Utah-based Move Networks, the technology innovator delivering advanced solutions for large scale streaming of quality video on the Internet.
buyer: EchoStar Communications (SATS:$0.00)
EchoStar Communications has been a leader for more than 26 years in satellite TV equipment sales and support worldwide. The Company’s DISH Network® is the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in the country since 2000 and currently serves more than 13.585 million satellite TV customers. "
target: Move Networks
Move Networks is a global provider of comprehensive solutions that delivers the next generation of live, multi-channel television over the Internet. Its customers are premium publishers, broadcasters and service providers globally.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: JP:4842
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Usen Corporation
Usen Corp. ("Usen") is a Tokyo-based cable broadcaster and media content provider. The company’s Broadcasting segment primarily engages in the operation and management of cable radio broadcasting services
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$558.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$137.30
EBIT ($mm)
$78.82
Net Income ($mm)
$53.80
Employees
3034
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Ticker: JRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Journal Communications Inc.
Journal Communications Inc.
Journal Communications, Inc. headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a diversified media company with operations in television and radio broadcasting, publishing and digital media. Journal owns and operates or provides services to 14 television stations and 35 radio stations in 11 states.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$405.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.08
EBIT ($mm)
$62.50
Net Income ($mm)
$38.42
Employees
2250
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Ticker: ASX:SXL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Southern Cross Austereo
Southern Cross Austereo
Southern Cross Austereo is one of Australia's most progressive and exciting entertainment based media companies. They have the potential to reach over 95% of Australia across national radio, regional free to air television and digital platforms.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$383.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$52.73
EBIT ($mm)
$37.38
Net Income ($mm)
$34.91
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTBR:ROU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group (RMG) is a multimedia group with more than 2,000 employees and a consolidated turnover of 500 million euros. RMG is continuing to build its multimedia future. Home and abroad. The company was incorporated in 1954.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$286.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$71.92
Employees
1246
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Ticker: LSE:UTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Media plc
UTV Media plc
UTV Media plc operates as a media company that provides television, radio, and other media services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company’s television services include news, current affairs, and non-news programming.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$180.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.32
EBIT ($mm)
$16.49
Net Income ($mm)
$8.09
Employees
1008
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Ticker: SBSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns 17 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$139.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$38.88
EBIT ($mm)
$35.74
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
376
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Ticker: KOSE:A0035
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHQ Inc
IHQ, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated entertainment content company in Korea. It is engaged in the production of films and music albums, as well as dramas under an in-house system.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$57.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.40
EBIT ($mm)
($3.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
95
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Ticker: WSE:MNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MNI S.A.
MNI S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides various value added services to mobile telephony, telecommunications, and tourism in Poland. The company offers SMS, MMS, WAP, multimedia, and audio and video streaming in GSM and 3G for mobiles.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$43.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.90
EBIT ($mm)
($1.15)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.36
Employees
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Tribune Broadcasting
Tribune Broadcasting
Tribune is one of America’s largest and most respected broadcasters. Tribune Broadcasting owns and operates 26 major-market television stations and reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. television households.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1,146.80
Net Income ($mm)
$534.70
Employees
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