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closed 11/18/2013 via PR Newswire

Seevibes, acquired TvTweet

synopsis: Seevibes, the Canadian leader in social TV audience measurement, expands beyond its borders with the acquisition of TvTweet, a leader of social television measurement in France. Founded in Bordeaux in 2011, TvTweet is already present in seven European countries.
buyer: Seevibes
Seevibes is a leading digital media company. With an index containing more than 3,000 television programs and nearly 500 brands, Seevibes provide agencies and broadcasters with the relevant data they need to better understand and transform their public engagement. "
target: TvTweet
TvTweet is a French social TV measurement firm. Founded in Bordeaux in 2011, TvTweet is already present in seven European countries, covering more than 100 prominent media and working with the biggest names in the industry including Orange, TF1 and NRJ12.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired BlueFin Labs

synopsis: Twitter has closed a deal to buy BlueFin Labs, a company that specializes in helping media companies understand how people use social media in conjunction with their TV watching. BlueFin offers analysis of how brands, agencies, and TV networks can tap into viewer commentary about shows and commercials to power insights, ad sales, and media buys.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. "
target: BlueFin Labs
Bluefin Labs is a social TV analytics company providing solutions to brand advertisers, advertising agencies and TV networks. Its technology and professional services enable clients to tap into data at scale that links people’s social media commentary to the shows and commercials they watch on TV.
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$80
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closed 4/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Twitter, Inc., acquired SecondSync

synopsis: Twitter, Inc. acquired SecondSync Ltd., the leading provider of Social TV analytics solutions to the UK TV and Advertising industries. The SecondSync platform analyses the millions of social media conversations that take place every day around TV broadcasts.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: SecondSync
SecondSync is the leading provider of Social TV analytics solutions to the UK TV and Advertising industries. The SecondSync platform analyses the millions of social media conversations that take place every day around TV broadcasts.
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closed 1/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Wayin, acquired Comenta TV

synopsis: Wayin, the platform for leveraging social media across all consumer channels, announced the acquisition of Comenta TV, the leading analytics and engagement platform for TV shows and live events in South America. Comenta TV actively provides on-air Twitter integrations for some of the hottest TV shows in Latin America and Brazil.
buyer: Wayin
Wayin is a technology company created to enhance consumer experiences, empower data-driven marketers, and ultimately make Wayin, based in Denver, is a social hub platform that connects brands with their audience, helping them to better leverage their social media presence. "
target: Comenta TV
Comenta TV, the leading analytics and engagement platform for TV shows and live events in South America. Comenta TV actively provides on-air Twitter integrations for some of the hottest TV shows in Latin America and Brazil.
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closed 2/4/2015 via GlobeNewswire

SeaChange International, acquired Timeline Labs

synopsis: SeaChange International, Inc., a leading global multiscreen video software innovator, announced that it has completed its acquisition of social media analytics software developer Timeline Labs (TLL, LLC). Timeline Labs is a SaaS company that enables media companies and brands to analyze social media messages in real-time.
buyer: SeaChange International (SEAC:$68.39)
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International, Inc. enables transformative multiscreen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, telco and mobile operators globally. "
target: Timeline Labs
Timeline Labs is a SaaS company that enables local broadcasters, cable news channels and other media companies and brands to analyze social media messages in real-time, find and broadcast newsworthy social trends and insights, and measure viewing audience engagement across television, mobile and PC.
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$15
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closed 3/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Mesagraph

synopsis: Twitter, a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting, acquired France’s Mesagraph. Mesagraph is a new service that builds bundles of information from Social Media which are relevant and useful for its users.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: Mesagraph
Mesagraph is a new service that builds bundles of information from Social Media which are relevant and useful for its users. Users can rate, comment and complete each fragment of the bundle to make it even more compelling and interesting for others who share the same interests.
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closed 1/2/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Velocix Group, purchased IP Video Business from Nokia Corporation

synopsis: Volaris Group, a Toronto-based software company, announced the successful completion of the purchase of the majority of Nokia's IP Video business. Nokia's video product portfolio, including its caching and streaming products, origin and storage technology, and stream personalization software.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Velocix Group
Velocix is the streaming technology company that makes video personal, on every connected screen. They enable each stream to be personalized, dynamically adapting it to ensure every viewing experience is not just unique but enriched. "
seller: Nokia Corporation (NOK:$26,163.38)
Nokia's IP Video business includes video caching and streaming products, origin and storage technology, and stream personalization software.
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closed 7/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Anvato

synopsis: Google announced that it has acquired Anvato, a platform for encoding, editing, publishing and distributing video across platforms. Anvato’s technology allows its customers to power live streams, edit videos in the cloud, insert ads and handle pay-per-view, TV Everywhere and subscription payments.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
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: Anvato
Anvato Inc. owns and operates a video software platform that is used for video publishing and monetization. It provides its video software platform to media companies that pursue multi-screen live streaming, video publishing, live and video-on-demand distribution, and monetization strategies.
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closed 10/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired 1 Mainstream Inc.

synopsis: Cisco Systems, a company that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment, announced it will acquire 1 Mainstream Inc., a startup that specializes in on-demand and live multi-screen services delivered through the cloud.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,846.00)
Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. "
target: 1 Mainstream Inc.
At 1 Mainstream, they have built the most automated digital TV platform for creating and distributing TV apps to 80% of the world's highest engagement internet TV devices, and they are working hard to deliver the remaining 20%.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Thebe Investment Corporation, acquired Discover Digital International Limited

synopsis: Thebe Investment Corporation, one of South Africa’s leading investment companies, managing assets of over R6 billion, acquired Discover Digital, South Africa's dynamic, young tech business that provides access to a multitude of innovative end-to-end digital media and fintech technology products.
buyer: Thebe Investment Corporation
Thebe Investment Corporation is one of South Africa’s leading investment companies, managing assets of over R6 billion. Thebe is a unique entrepreneurial company that is driven by a commitment to serve the broader interests of communities at large. "
target: Discover Digital International Limited
Headquartered in South Africa, Discover Digital is a dynamic, young tech business that provides access to a multitude of innovative end-to-end digital media and fintech technology products to enable clients’ organizations achieve greater heights in today’s competitive and digitally-focused landscape
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closed 8/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Discover Digital International Limited, acquired IKON Interactive

synopsis: On-demand solutions provider, Discover Digital International (DDI), completed its acquisition of Turkish firm IKON Interactive content management solution (CMS) and source code. IKON Interactive's highly experienced team has designed and delivered many successful Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms, managed large scale WEB, iTV and IPTV systems.
buyer: Discover Digital International Limited
Discover Digital International (DDI) provides broadcasters, telco operators and sports organisations with completed over the top (OTT) video on demand (VOD) and Linear TV managed solutions. "
target: IKON Interactive
Over the years, IKON Interactive's highly experienced team has designed and delivered many successful Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms, managed large scale WEB, iTV and IPTV systems on time and more importantly within budget.
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announced 3/16/2016 via PR Newswire

Verizon Digital Media Services, will acquire Volicon

synopsis: Verizon Digital Media Services announced it has entered an agreement to acquire Volicon. Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Verizon Digital Media Services
Verizon Digital Media Services brings together world-class technology to prepare, deliver and display content – so users can watch and enjoy on their terms. The purpose of their platform is delivering next-generation digital experiences for today’s demanding users. "
target: Volicon
Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide. The Observer Media Intelligence Platform™ provides powerful tools for content creation and repurposing, compliance monitoring, and more.
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closed 9/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired AdSparx

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced it has acquired the assets of AdSparx, the ad-tech start-up offering a cloud-based technology platform that provides server side in-stream dynamic ad insertion (DAI) across live and on-demand streaming.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: AdSparx
AdSparx is an ad-tech start-up offering a cloud-based technology platform that provides server side in-stream dynamic ad insertion (DAI) across live and on-demand streaming.
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announced 6/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aquarius AI Inc., will acquire Podkast Entertainment Corp.

synopsis: Aquarius AI Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 75% stake in Podkast Entertainment Corp. (Podkast). Podkast offers a platform that allows content creators to easily set up a paid subscription service, allowing fans to support their work by subscribing to their content.
buyer: Aquarius AI Inc. (TSXV:GOOD:$0.00)
Aquarius AI (formerly Good Life Networks inc) is a Canadian technology company based in Vancouver BC. They build cool tech that helps businesses find customers, because nothing happens in business until someone spends a dollar. "
target: Podkast Entertainment Corp.
Podkast offers a platform that allows content creators to easily set up a paid subscription service, allowing fans to support their work by subscribing to their content. Podkast lets content creators charge a monthly fee to gain access to their exclusive, premium content.
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$2.28*
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closed 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Acast, acquired RadioPublic

synopsis: Acast, a podcast host and ad network, is looking to improve its tech and broaden its reach. The company announced that it’s acquiring RadioPublic with the goal of using RadioPublic’s tech to bring more creators to the Acast platform. RadioPublic provides a podcast app for phones and other tools for podcasters.
buyer: Acast
Acast is the world’s largest podcast company. Acast is a global podcast marketplace that provides premium hosting, distribution and monetization. Acast connects audio makers with the financial support they need to create amazing content while also delivering the audience they want. "
target: RadioPublic
RadioPublic’s free, easy to use podcast player for Android and iPhone makes listening to podcasts simple, enjoyable, & fun. RadioPublic also provides Podsite, which helps podcasters set up a complimentary website for their show as well as a feature called Affinity Promotions.
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announced 10/23/2020 via BusinessWire

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire Voxnest

synopsis: iHeartMedia, the No. 1 audio company in America and the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally, will acquire Voxnest, the leading consolidated marketplace for podcasts and the best-in-class provider of podcast analytics, enterprise publishing tools, programmatic integration, and targeted ad serving.
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: Voxnest
Voxnest provides professional solutions for podcasters and brands looking to engage with listeners. The company's comprehensive tools for podcast creation, distribution, management, measurement, monetization, and advertising include Spreaker, Spreaker Enterprise, and Dynamo.
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closed 11/21/2013 via PR Web

Livefyre, acquired Realtidbits

synopsis: Livefyre, provider of the leading real-time conversation and social curation platform, announced that it has acquired the assets and team of Realtidbits, one of the top enterprise social application providers.
buyer: Livefyre
Livefyre helps companies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. As the fifth largest network online, Livefyre is powering real-time social experiences for over 400 leading brands. "
target: Realtidbits
Realtidbits is an enterprise, B2B product suite that provides white-label solutions for publishers and media companies in the socialTV and socialNews spaces. Realtidbits provides a suite of real-time applications including Analytics, Comments, Forums, Social Bridge, Pinboard and Image Galleries.
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closed 7/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Wildfire Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: Google has bought social marketing software developer Wildfire Interactive, which lets brands serve marketing and ad campaigns on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and LinkedIn. The acquisition will allow Google to provide advanced software and services to brands who want to run contests, sweepstakes, branded games and more on Google+.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Wildfire Interactive, Inc.
Wildfire Interactive, Inc. is a social media marketing software company. The company provides an all-in-one social marketing solution for large brands, small businesses and agencies looking to grow, engage and monetize their audiences across social channels.
price ($mm)
$250
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closed 9/9/2013 via Market Wire

Livefyre, acquired Storify

synopsis: Livefyre, provider of the leading real-time conversation and social curation platform, announced the acquisition of Storify, the drag-and-drop storytelling tool that has changed the way journalists and brands tell stories on the web.
buyer: Livefyre
Livefyre helps companies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. As the fifth largest network online, Livefyre is powering real-time social experiences for over 400 leading brands. "
target: Storify
Storify is the leading social storytelling platform, enabling users to easily collect tweets, photos, videos and media from across the web to create stories that can be embedded on any website.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vemba Corporation, acquired Epoxy

synopsis: The video sharing platform Epoxy has been acquired by the online video distribution network Vemba, the two companies announced on October 17, 2016. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vemba, a platform for media companies to distribute their video content, will incorporate Epoxy’s social publishing tools.
buyer: Vemba Corporation
Vemba is a next generation video distribution and content discovery platform for premium publishers. They are a uniquely publisher-focused platform that enables content publishers to directly control all components of video distribution, ingestion and monetization. "
target: Epoxy
Epoxy builds exceptional software for YouTubers and their fans. Their software allows creators to syndicate their content over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. They provide analytical insights to help YouTubers and networks optimize their business and deepen the relationship with their audience.
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closed 11/18/2013 via PR Newswire

Seevibes, acquired TvTweet

synopsis: Seevibes, the Canadian leader in social TV audience measurement, expands beyond its borders with the acquisition of TvTweet, a leader of social television measurement in France. Founded in Bordeaux in 2011, TvTweet is already present in seven European countries.
buyer: Seevibes
Seevibes is a leading digital media company. With an index containing more than 3,000 television programs and nearly 500 brands, Seevibes provide agencies and broadcasters with the relevant data they need to better understand and transform their public engagement. "
target: TvTweet
TvTweet is a French social TV measurement firm. Founded in Bordeaux in 2011, TvTweet is already present in seven European countries, covering more than 100 prominent media and working with the biggest names in the industry including Orange, TF1 and NRJ12.
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closed 11/18/2013 via PR Newswire

Seevibes, acquired TvTweet

synopsis: Seevibes, the Canadian leader in social TV audience measurement, expands beyond its borders with the acquisition of TvTweet, a leader of social television measurement in France. Founded in Bordeaux in 2011, TvTweet is already present in seven European countries.
buyer: Seevibes
Seevibes is a leading digital media company. With an index containing more than 3,000 television programs and nearly 500 brands, Seevibes provide agencies and broadcasters with the relevant data they need to better understand and transform their public engagement. "
target: TvTweet
TvTweet is a French social TV measurement firm. Founded in Bordeaux in 2011, TvTweet is already present in seven European countries, covering more than 100 prominent media and working with the biggest names in the industry including Orange, TF1 and NRJ12.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

YouGov plc, acquired Galaxy Research Pty Ltd

synopsis: YouGov Plc, an international market research and data analytics group, has acquired Galaxy Research Pty Ltd, an independent Australian marketing research and strategy planning consultancy. Galaxy Research works with various industries, including consumer goods, PR, service industries, healthcare, not for profit, and government agencies.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$215.10)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media. "
target: Galaxy Research Pty Ltd
Galaxy Research is an Australian marketing research and strategy planning consultancy with the skills and infrastructure to conduct a wide variety of projects in Australia and overseas. Galaxy Research works with various industries, including consumer goods, PR, healthcare, not for profit, and more.
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closed 8/14/2017 via BusinessWire

MarketCast, acquired Fizziology

synopsis: MarketCast, LLC, the preeminent provider of strategic insights and data analytics to marketers and researchers in the global entertainment industry, announced that it has acquired Fizziology LLC, a leading social insights and analytics company in the media and entertainment space.
buyer parent: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services and data analytics for the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the entertainment spectrum in the development and execution of their marketing strategies. "
target: Fizziology
Fizziology is an insights and analytics company that uses social media to better understand audiences. It has developed products and services tailored to the needs of the global media and entertainment industry, including casting analysis, marketing performance measurement, and fan identification.
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closed 1/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Market Track, purchased Canada’s Ad Intel Service from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: Market Track, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection & promotional intelligence solutions, has acquired assets of Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service. The acquisition positions Market Track to offer the comprehensive view of the media landscape to Canadian clients, allowing clients to optimize their advertising strategy.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Market Track is the leading provider of subscription-based advertising, promotions, eCommerce and pricing intelligence solutions in North America. Market Track provides the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels through its monitoring of multi-channel trade and promotional advertising. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service (AIS) provides clients with actionable data to compare activity across media categories, allowing clients to tap into historical data. Nielsen is a global performance management firm that provides a detailed understanding of what consumers watch and buy.
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closed 8/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

MarketCast, acquired Insight Strategy Group

synopsis: MarketCast, a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry, has acquired Insight Strategy Group, a research and strategy agency based in New York City. Insight works mostly in TV and offers segmentation and targeting strategy, product innovation and testing and customer experience strategy.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the spectrum of entertainment companies in the development and execution of their marketing strategies. "
target: Insight Strategy Group
Insight Strategy Group is a research and strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for their consumers.
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closed 12/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Kantar Media, acquired IBOPE Media

synopsis: Kantar, the data investment management arm of WPP and one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy groups, has acquired the majority interest and control of Latin America's leading media measurement business, IBOPE Media.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Kantar Media
Kantar Media, provides critical information to help clients make better decisions about communications. Services include analysis of paid media opportunities; counsel on brand reputation, corporate management and consumer engagement through owned media. "
target: IBOPE Media
The largest media research company in Latin America, IBOPE Media offers solutions in audience, advertising investment and campaign planning. IBOPE Media renovates itself continuously to follow the evolution of media consumption on the different platforms.
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closed 12/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Rentrak Corporation, purchased U.S. Television Measurement Business from Kantar Media

synopsis: Rentrak announced it has completed the acquisition of the U.S. television measurement business of WPP's Kantar business unit. The transaction includes Kantar Media's customer contracts and customer relationships involved in U.S. television measurement.
buyer: Rentrak Corporation (RENT:$115.67)
Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. "
seller parent: WPP Group, plc
seller: Kantar Media
Kantar Media's U.S. television measurement business includes customer contracts and customer relationships involved in U.S. television measurement, services that focus on digital media, and advertising expenditure and purchase data.
price ($mm)
$128
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$16
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closed 3/19/2014 via PR Newswire

Salience Insight, purchased US Operations from CARMA International

synopsis: Salience Insight, the global media evaluation specialist, is acquiring the US operations of CARMA International, the first company to commercialize media content analysis in the US. The acquisition excludes CARMA's overseas franchise operations in the key markets of Asia Pac, Europe, Canada, Japan and its affiliates in Brazil and India.
buyer parent: News Group International
buyer: Salience Insight
Salience Insight is the media measurement division of News Group International – a global provider of business intelligence and media resource services. Salience offers a fresh approach and the experience that comes from operating for many years in mature and emerging markets. "
seller: CARMA International
CARMA was the first company to commercialize media content analysis in the United States. Founded in 1984 by Albert J. Barr, CARMA International pioneered media content analysis in the United States and is recognized worldwide as a leader in the field.
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closed 8/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Rentrak Corporation, acquired iTVX Inc.

synopsis: Rentrak, the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, serving the advertising, television and movie industries, announced it has acquired iTVX, the global leader in measuring branded entertainment analytics, insights and research across TV, Movies, Internet and Social Media.
buyer: Rentrak Corporation (RENT:$115.67)
Rentrak Corporation is an industry-advancing media measurement and research company, serving the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. Reaching across numerous platforms, Rentrak provides unique and actionable insight for their clients and partners. "
target: iTVX Inc.
iTVX is the global leader in measuring branded entertainment analytics, insights and research across TV, Movies, Internet and Social Media.They serve some of the largest advertisers with advanced analytics for branded entertainment in TV and digital media.
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$0.71
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closed 7/25/2013 via PE Hub

MarketTools Inc., acquired RawData

synopsis: MarketTools acquired RawData. RawData uses proprietary new technology, smart-phones and computers to offer a market research solution to track consumers’ media exposure and to also interact with them. Their services provide a comprehensive—and incredibly detailed—understanding of consumers’ media usage and attitudes.
buyer parent: MetrixLab
buyer: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leader in software and services for online market research. Their solutions include custom market research services focused on innovation and shopper research, and a suite of market research software for survey, panel, and community management. "
target: RawData
RawData uses proprietary new technology, smart-phones and computers to offer a market research solution to track consumers’ media exposure and to also interact with them. Their services provide a comprehensive—and incredibly detailed—understanding of consumers’ media usage and attitudes.
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closed 9/30/2013 via BusinessWire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Arbitron Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings N.V., a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Arbitron Inc., an international media and marketing research firm.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: Arbitron Inc. (ARB:$449.86)
Arbitron Inc. is an international media and marketing research firm serving the media–radio, television, cable and out-of-home; the mobile industry as well as advertising agencies and advertisers around the world.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,305 [$1,268]
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$445
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$130
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closed 11/12/2012 via BusinessWire

NM Incite, acquired SocialGuide

synopsis: Nielsen, a leading provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, and NM Incite, a joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey & Company, announced the acquisition of SocialGuide, a leading provider of social TV measurement, analytics and audience engagement solutions.
buyer parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
buyer: NM Incite
NM Incite, a joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey, provides social media software, research and advisory solutions to global Fortune 1000 marketers looking to build strong, differentiated and emotionally-engaging brands. "
target: SocialGuide
SocialGuide is a leading provider of Social TV measurement, analytics and audience engagement solutions. SocialGuide identifies, captures and organizes social buzz from Twitter in real time for every program aired across 232 of the most popular U.S. television channels.
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closed 5/30/2002 via Company Press Release

ACNielsen Corporation, created a joint venture with Kantar Media Research

synopsis: ACNielsen, a VNU company, and Kantar Media Research (KMR) and Indian Market Research Bureau (IMRB), both part of Kantar, WPP's worldwide information and consultancy business, said today that they have agreed to form a new joint venture that will offer the most comprehensive measurement of TV audiences and advertising expenditures in India
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
target: Kantar Media Research
Kantar Media Research (KMR) is an international group of television, print, radio, and interactive media research companies. KMR manages, through equity positions, media research units in over 30 countries.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg & Company, LLC, acquired MarketCast

synopsis: MarketCast, LLC, the leading provider of strategic insights and data analytics to marketers and researchers in the global entertainment industry, announced that Kohlberg & Company LLC, has acquired the ownership interest in MarketCast held by RLJ Equity Partners, LLC and State Street Global Advisors.
buyer: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
Kohlberg & Company is a leading private equity firm with over 25 years of successful experience executing transformational strategies enabling middle market companies to enhance business efficiency, breadth, growth and scale. "
target parent: The RLJ Companies
target: MarketCast
Based in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, Boston, and London, MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services and data analytics for the global entertainment industry.
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closed 2/5/2015 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., purchased PPT Business from Rentrak Corporation

synopsis: Vobile announced it has acquired the Pay-Per-Transaction (PPT) business from Rentrak, a leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere. The PPT revenue sharing system enables retailers everywhere to increase both the depth and breadth of their video inventory, better satisfy customer demand, and more effectively compete in the marketplace.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the worldwide leader in video and audio content protection, measurement and monetization services. Its patented core VDNA technologies enable fully automated identification, tracking and management of any video and audio content with high accuracy and scalability. "
seller: Rentrak Corporation (RENT:$115.67)
Rentrak is a leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere. Their Pay-Per-Transaction (PPT) revenue sharing system enables retailers everywhere to increase both the depth and breadth of their video inventory, better satisfy customer demand, and more effectively compete in the marketplace.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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closed 11/20/2014 via PR Newswire

RLJ Equity Partners, acquired MarketCast

synopsis: RLJ Equity Partners, LLC, an affiliate of The RLJ Companies, announced its acquisition of MarketCast, LLC, a premier provider of strategic insights and analysis to marketers and researchers in the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with clients across the entertainment spectrum to test and optimize their content.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: RLJ Equity Partners
RLJ Equity Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on generating long-term capital appreciation by investing in profitable and growing businesses led by strong management teams. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the spectrum of entertainment companies in the development and execution of their marketing strategies.
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closed 6/8/2012 via PR Web

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired MarketCast

synopsis: MarketCast, a leading global entertainment research firm, announced that it was acquired by Shamrock Capital Growth Fund III. Based in Los Angeles, with a presence in New York, Boston, and London, MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the spectrum of entertainment companies in the development and execution of their marketing strategies.
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closed 7/18/2018 via PR Web

VideoAmp, acquired IronGrid Data Services, Inc.

synopsis: VideoAmp, a software and data solutions company, acquired IronGrid Data Services. IronGrid is a big data technology firm that provides technology platforms, marketers and media companies with access to secure and privacy-compliant TV Viewership data from the nation’s leading multichannel video programming distributors and connected TV providers.
buyer: VideoAmp
VideoAmp is the software and data solutions company powering the convergence of linear TV and digital advertising. Their software solutions enable marketers and content owners to plan, transact, and measure deduplicated audiences across digital video, OTT, connected and linear TV advertising. "
target: IronGrid Data Services, Inc.
IronGrid Data Services is a big data technology firm that provides technology platforms, marketers and media companies with access to secure, anonymized, and privacy-compliant TV Viewership data from the nation’s leading multichannel video programming distributors and connected TV providers.
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closed 9/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Screen Engine/ASI

synopsis: Screen Engine / ASI announced that The Wicks Group, a private investment firm, has completed a majority recapitalization of the company. Based in Los Angeles, Screen Engine is a research and analytics firm focused on maximizing market potential while assessing risk for clients in the entertainment and media industries.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies is a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in the information, education and media industries. The firm uses a consistent investment strategy, partnering with experienced management teams to build businesses through acquisitions. "
target: Screen Engine/ASI
Based in Los Angeles, Screen Engine is a research and analytics firm focused on maximizing market potential while assessing risk for clients in the entertainment and media industries.
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closed 7/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased TV Pilot Testing Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its acquisition of certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The acquisition includes certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
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closed 11/4/2016 via PR Newswire

ReverbNation, acquired Audiokite

synopsis: ReverbNation announced that they have acquired Audiokite, a company whose research platform enables musicians to have their music reviewed by some of the world's most ardent music fans. The acquisition of Audiokite will allow ReverbNation to strengthen the relationship between its Curation-at-scale capabilities and its artist-to-fan initiatives.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the global leader in empowering independent Artists to advance their careers. With the company's Artist Development group along with its industry-leading talent identification capability, ReverbNation is positioned to play a pivotal role in the next generation of successful Artists. "
target: Audiokite
Built in 2014 by Alex Jae Mitchell and Dave Marcello, Audiokite research has verified more than 10,000 high-quality reviewers – music superfans in the U.S. - who have answered over 500,000 surveys on behalf of thousands of musicians and labels from all over the world.
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