Like Historia

announced 12/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Historia

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved the Company's acquisition of Historia, a Canadian French language channel which presents informative and entertainment programming related to history.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
target: Historia
Historia is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel which presents informative and entertainment programming related to history in the form of dramas, films, documentaries, and human interests programs.
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announced 10/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Bell Media, will purchase Historia and Séries+ from Corus Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc., a leading Canadian media and content company, announced it has reached an agreement to sell French-language specialty channels Historia and Séries+ to Bell Media. Historia is Corus' French-language History Channel offering and Séries+ offers the most popular series in the world and creates original Quebecois content.
buyer parent: BCE, Inc.
buyer: Bell Media
Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. "
seller: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Based in Canada, Corus Entertainment Inc. is a media company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content globally. Their content includes French-language specialty channels such as Historia, their History Channel offering and Séries+ which creates original Quebecois content.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Little Dot Studios Limited, acquired History Hit

synopsis: Little Dot Studios has acquired History Hit, a UK-based digital history brand co-founded by broadcaster and historian Dan Snow. History Hit includes the subscription video-on-demand channel, HistoryHit.TV, which features a collection of history films licensed from top documentary makers.
buyer parent: All3media
buyer: Little Dot Studios Limited
Little Dot Studios is a digital content firm owned by Fleabag producer All3Media. Little Dot Studios is a digital content studio and broadcaster specializing in production of original and brand funded content, distribution and monetization of video content across all social platforms "
target: History Hit
History Hit is a UK-based digital history brand co-founded by broadcaster and historian Dan Snow. History Hit includes the subscription video-on-demand channel, HistoryHit.TV, which features a collection of history films. In addition, the brand features podcasts and online communities.
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announced 12/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Historia

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved the Company's acquisition of Historia, a Canadian French language channel which presents informative and entertainment programming related to history.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
target: Historia
Historia is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel which presents informative and entertainment programming related to history in the form of dramas, films, documentaries, and human interests programs.
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closed 2/2/2022 via Bloomberg

Corus Entertainment, Inc., acquired Aircraft Pictures Limited

synopsis: Corus Entertainment, a leading media and content company, has acquired a majority stake in Aircraft Pictures. Aircraft Pictures, based in Toronto with an office in Los Angeles, is an independent film, TV and digital media production company creating scripted content for kids, families and young adults.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Based in Canada, Corus Entertainment Inc. is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company's portfolio of multimedia offerings include conventional television stations and media services. "
target: Aircraft Pictures Limited
Aircraft Pictures, based in Toronto with an office in Los Angeles, is an independent film, TV and digital media production company creating scripted content for kids, families and young adults.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Corus Entertainment, Inc., acquired Kin Canada

synopsis: Corus Entertainment, a leading media and content company, announced the acquisition of the Canadian operations of Kin. Kin’s experience spans development, creation and distribution of lifestyle entertainment in all forms and across all platforms with a focus on home, style, food, beauty, fashion, DIY and family.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Based in Canada, Corus Entertainment Inc. is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company's portfolio of multimedia offerings include conventional television stations and media services. "
target parent: Kin
target: Kin Canada
Kin Canada is made up of a network of shows designed for working women that are “building” their lives in Canada. They offer video content and a community featuring friendly, well-known personalities and top-tier production values.
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announced 10/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Bell Media, will purchase Historia and Séries+ from Corus Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc., a leading Canadian media and content company, announced it has reached an agreement to sell French-language specialty channels Historia and Séries+ to Bell Media. Historia is Corus' French-language History Channel offering and Séries+ offers the most popular series in the world and creates original Quebecois content.
buyer parent: BCE, Inc.
buyer: Bell Media
Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. "
seller: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Based in Canada, Corus Entertainment Inc. is a media company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content globally. Their content includes French-language specialty channels such as Historia, their History Channel offering and Séries+ which creates original Quebecois content.
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$160
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closed 4/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, Inc., acquired Shaw Media Inc.

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc., an integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers content across a variety of platforms, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Shaw Media Inc., the operator of Global Television and 19 of the country's most popular specialty channels.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. Their portfolio of multimedia offerings covers specialty television and radio with other assets. "
target parent: Shaw Communications, Inc.
target: Shaw Media Inc.
Shaw Media’s conventional television station Global Television reaches English-speaking Canadians. Global Television offers a programming mix of entertainment programs, news and sports aimed primarily at viewers aged 18 to 49. Shaw Media operates 19 of Canada’s most popular specialty channels.
price ($mm)
$1,865
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$242
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7.7x
announced 1/28/2014 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, Inc., will purchase CKQB-FM and CJOT-FM from Bell Media

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved the Company's acquisition of the Ottawa radio stations CKQB-FM (106.9 The BEAR) and CJOT-FM (boom 99.7).
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
seller parent: BCE, Inc.
seller: Bell Media
Bell Media's CKQB-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts an active rock format at 106.9 FM in Ottawa and 99.9 FM in Pembroke. CJOT-FM is a radio station based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada that broadcasts a classic hits programming format at 99.7 FM.
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$12
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closed 1/6/2014 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, Inc., acquired TELETOON Network

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced that the Company closed its acquisition of the specialty television services Historia, Séries+ and the remaining 50% of TELETOON Canada Inc.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
target parent: BCE, Inc.
target: TELETOON Network
TELETOON television network is Canada's first and only 24-hour animation network with programming for audiences of all ages. With English- and French- language services, the network offers viewers classic cartoons and new animation from Canada and around the world.
price ($mm)
$454
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$48
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9.4x
announced 12/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Historia

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved the Company's acquisition of Historia, a Canadian French language channel which presents informative and entertainment programming related to history.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
target: Historia
Historia is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel which presents informative and entertainment programming related to history in the form of dramas, films, documentaries, and human interests programs.
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announced 12/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Séries+

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved the Company's acquisition of Séries+, a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel devoted to scripted comedy and dramatic programming.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
target: Séries+
Séries+ is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel devoted to scripted comedy and dramatic programming.
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announced 4/30/2010 via PR Newswire

Cogeco, Inc., will purchase Corus Quebec Radio Stations from Corus Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced they have reached an agreement with COGECO Inc. for Cogeco to purchase the Corus Quebec radio stations, which include stations located in Montreal (French and English), Quebec City, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières and St-Jérôme.
buyer: Cogeco, Inc. (TSX:CGO:$1,968.16)
Cogeco, Inc. is a diversified communications company. Cogeco, Inc. strives to meet the communication needs of consumers and advertisers through cable distribution and radio broadcasting. "
seller: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation.
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$79
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closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, purchased Two TV Stations from CTVglobemedia Inc.

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced that the Company has reached an agreement to purchase the specialty television services Drive-In Classics and SexTV from CTVglobemedia.
buyer: Corus Entertainment (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
seller: CTVglobemedia Inc.
CTVglobemedia is one of Canada's premier multi-media companies with ownership interests in CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV Inc. operates 21 conventional television stations across Canada and has interests in 15 specialty channels.
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$35
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closed 9/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, acquired Canadian Learning Television

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced that the Company's acquisition of CLT (Canadian Learning Television) from CTVglobemedia is complete. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved the acquisition on August 22, 2008 and Corus took over ownership and operation of CLT on September 1, 2008.
buyer: Corus Entertainment (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
target parent: CTVglobemedia Inc.
target: Canadian Learning Television
Canada's only national educational television specialty service, offers a unique blend of enlightening and entertaining programming designed to challenge and inform, enrich and educate. Many CLT programs are connected to credit courses at universities across Canada.
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$94
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announced 10/2/2006 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, will purchase CJZZ 99.1 Cool FM and CKBT 91.5 The Beat from CanWest MediaWorks

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. has reached an agreement with CanWest MediaWorks to purchase Winnipeg radio station CJZZ 99.1 Cool FM and Kitchener radio station CKBT 91.5 The Beat. The acquisition price for the two stations is approximately $15 million Cdn.
buyer: Corus Entertainment (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
seller parent: CanWest Global Communications Corp.
seller: CanWest MediaWorks (TSX:PNC.B:$348.21)
CanWest MediaWorks is Canada’s largest and most diversified media company, representing over 65 leading television, radio, newspaper and online brands across Canada.
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$13
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closed 10/23/2006 via

Astral Media Inc., Corus Entertainment, purchased a minority stake in TELETOON Network

synopsis: Astral Media Inc. and Corus Entertainment Inc. today announce that they have reached an agreement to acquire the remaining 20% of the TELETOON network from the shareholders of The Cookie Jar Group.
buyer: Astral Media Inc.
buyer: Corus Entertainment (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Astral Media is a leading Canadian media company whose core areas of growth are in specialty, pay and pay-per-view television, radio, outdoor advertising and new media. The Company is also active in technical services for the film and television industry through a subsidiary, Covitec Group. "
target parent: The Cookie Jar Group
target: TELETOON Network
The very successful TELETOON television network is Canada's first and only 24-hour animation network with programming for audiences of all ages. With English- and French- language services, the network offers viewers classic cartoons and new animation from Canada and around the world.
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announced 12/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Historia

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved the Company's acquisition of Historia, a Canadian French language channel which presents informative and entertainment programming related to history.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,243.12)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
target: Historia
Historia is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel which presents informative and entertainment programming related to history in the form of dramas, films, documentaries, and human interests programs.
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closed 8/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Eagle Pictures, acquired 302 Original Content

synopsis: Eagle Pictures, a leading film production and distribution company in Italy, has acquired 302 Original Content from Euro Media Group (EMG), a global provider of broadcast services and media solutions. 302 Original Content is an independent film and TV production company in Italy that brings stories to life for national and international audiences.
buyer: Eagle Pictures
Eagle Pictures is a leading film production and distribution company in Italy. Eagle Pictures is focused on film production and acquiring rights to distribute films through various channels, including cinema, home video, television, and digital media. "
target parent: PAI Partners
target: 302 Original Content
302 Original Content is an independent film and TV production company in Italy. 302 Original Content produces beautiful content that brings stories to life for national and international audiences. Their productions include My Brother and I, Marta & Eva, and My Centerfold Girls.
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closed 8/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Zinc Media, acquired The Edge Picture Company

synopsis: Zinc Media, a cross-platform media agency, has acquired The Edge Picture Co Ltd, a film production and marketing agency that produces corporate and brand films, as well as e-Learning and training films.
buyer: Zinc Media (AIM:TAL:$21.19)
Zinc Media is a cross-platform media agency, targeting content across multiple channels and sectors to capture a marketplace and its customers. Their expert divisions offer a fully integrated service when it comes to content creation for television production, publishing and digital communications. "
target: The Edge Picture Company
The Edge Picture Co Ltd is a film production and marketing agency that produces corporate and brand films, as well as e-Learning and training films.
price ($mm)
$2.56
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$10
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$1
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0.8x
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8.4x
closed 8/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Cinesite, acquired Squeeze Studio Animation inc.

synopsis: British VFX and animation house Cinesite has acquired a majority stake in Squeeze, a Quebec animation studio. Squeeze does animation for Disney, Marvel, Universal, Illumination, Supercell, Warner Bros. and Ubisoft, and has a mocap studio in Montreal.
buyer: Cinesite
Cinesite is an independently owned visual effects and feature animation studio with a passion for cinema and visual story telling. With facilities in London, Montreal and Vancouver, they are well positioned to deliver world-class visual effects and animation services to its global customer base. "
target: Squeeze Studio Animation inc.
Squeeze is an animation studio located in Quebec and Montreal with an international reputation. Squeeze works with the world's elite in the entertainment industry including companies such as Disney, Marvel, Universal, Illumination, Supercell, Warner and Ubisoft.
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announced 7/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

Banijay Group, will acquire Sony Pictures Television Germany

synopsis: Banijay Group, a global production and distribution company, is to acquire Sony Pictures Film und Fernseh Produktions (Sony Pictures Television Germany), a home for a number of standout entertainment formats and scripted productions.
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Sony Pictures Television Germany
Based in Cologne, led by Astrid Quentell and Mirek Nitsch, Sony Pictures Television Germany has become a home for a number of standout entertainment formats and scripted productions.
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closed 7/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

NEWEN, acquired Rise Films Limited

synopsis: Newen Studios, the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, has acquired majority stake in Rise Films, an award-winning production company in the UK. Rise Films produces films and television programs for broadcasters and partners around the world. Their productions include The Invisible War, Icarus, Knuckle, Dreamcatcher, and more.
buyer parent: TF1 Group
buyer: NEWEN
Newen is the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, with a strong international presence. Newen creates programs for all players in the sector, from public and private channels to digital platforms. Newen is also a major player in audiovisual distribution in France and abroad. "
target: Rise Films Limited
Rise Films is an award-winning production company in the UK. Rise Films has produced films and television programs for broadcasters and partners such as BBC, Channel 4, PBS, Showtime and HBO. Their productions include The Invisible War, The Interrupters, Icarus, Knuckle, Dreamcatcher, and more.
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closed 7/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

Territory Studio Limited, acquired Cantina Creative LLC

synopsis: Territory Studio (Blade Runner 2049, Ex-Machina, No Time to Die), founders David Sheldon-Hicks and Nick Glover announce the formation of Territory Group, a global collective of creative businesses. Joining Territory Studio into the newly formed Territory Group is design and visual effects studio Cantina Creative (Avengers: Endgame, Iron Man 2).
buyer: Territory Studio Limited
Territory Studio is a creative specialist that draws on expertise in narrative-led creative design to imagine, realise and build new worlds. What ties their work together is a love of craft and creativity, a passion for story, and a designer’s eye for problem-solving. "
target: Cantina Creative LLC
Cantina Creative is a design and VFX studio whose credits for design and visual effects studio include Avengers: Endgame and Iron Man 2. Cantina Creative is based in Los Angeles and Vancouver.
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closed 7/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Cinesite, acquired L'Atelier Animation Inc.

synopsis: VFX House Cinesite has added Montreal’s L’Atelier Animation to its expanding studio network in Canada and Germany. L'Atelier Animation is an animation studio that was founded to produce a film with global reach, created with the standards of a major animation studio.
buyer: Cinesite
Cinesite is an independently owned visual effects and feature animation studio with a passion for cinema and visual story telling. With facilities in London, Montreal and Vancouver, they are well positioned to deliver world-class visual effects and animation services to its global customer base. "
target: L'Atelier Animation Inc.
Based in Montreal, Canada, L'Atelier Animation is an animation studio that was founded to produce a film with global reach, created with the standards of a major animation studio. Ballerina (titled Leap! in the USA), was L’Atelier Animation’s inaugural project, is a 3D animated feature.
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closed 7/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

The North Road Company, acquired Red Arrow Studios

synopsis: The North Road Company, a global, multi-genre production studio, has acquired Red Arrow Studios from ProSiebenSat.1, a leading German media group. Red Arrow Studios is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. The studio creates scripted and non-scripted TV and film content for global networks and platforms.
buyer: The North Road Company
The North Road Company is a global, multi-genre studio that produces scripted, documentary, and non-scripted film and TV content across the United States and international markets. North Road is comprised of market-leading production entities, including Chernin Entertainment and Words + Pictures. "
target parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
target: Red Arrow Studios (:$3,365.78)
Red Arrow Studios is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. Red Arrow Studios creates scripted and non-scripted TV and film content for global networks and platforms. Their shows include Married at First Sight, A League of Their Own, Vienna Blood, and more.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$231
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
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27.0x
closed 7/6/2022 via Publishers Weekly

Cardinal Rule Press, Inc., acquired Bucket Fillers, Inc.

synopsis: Children’s book publisher Cardinal Rule Press has doubled in size after its acquisition of the assets of Bucket Fillers, a children’s publisher headquartered in Venice, Fla., that also publishes puzzles and educational materials, including multimedia teaching tools. Bucket Fillers will become an imprint of Cardinal Rule.
buyer: Cardinal Rule Press, Inc.
Founded in 2015, Cardinal Rule’s mission is to publish high-quality children’s literature that empowers children through timeless messages of hope, courage, and the Golden Rule. Cardinal Rule, which publishes four titles each year, has 25 titles in print. "
target: Bucket Fillers, Inc.
Bucket Fillers is a children’s publisher that also makes puzzles and educational materials, including multimedia teaching tools. Launched in 2006, Bucket Fillers’s mission is to help all ages grow in kindness, self-control, resilience, and forgiveness.
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announced 6/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

ITV plc, will acquire Plimsoll Productions

synopsis: ITV, the UK's biggest production company, will acquire a 79.5% stake in Plimsoll Productions, a UK based production company. Plimsoll creates and produces premium non scripted shows that entertain and thrill audiences around the world. Their shows include Tiny World, Hostile Planet, Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker, Night on Earth, and more.
buyer: ITV plc (LSE:ITV:$3,453.00)
ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster, operating the largest commercial family of channels in the UK. In addition to traditional broadcasting on their channels, they deliver their content on demand through numerous platforms, both directly and via ITV Player. "
target: Plimsoll Productions
Plimsoll Productions is a UK based production company. Plimsoll creates and produces premium non scripted shows that entertain and thrill audiences around the world. Their shows include Tiny World, Hostile Planet, Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker, Night on Earth, and more.
price ($mm)
$128
rev ($mm)
$62
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
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2.1x
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10.4x
announced 6/10/2022 via BNC Analysis

Fenix Entertainment, will acquire Verve Media Company

synopsis: Fenix Entertainment, a film and music production company in Italy, will acquire a 60% stake in Verve Media Company, an Italian production company that produces original TV and multimedia content. Verve produces content for national and international markets. Their genres include light entertainment, infotainment, game show, and documentaries.
buyer: Fenix Entertainment
Fenix Entertainment is a film and music production company in Italy. Fenix Entertainment produces films, TV shows, documentaries, docu-films, soundtracks, and more. Their productions include Diva!, Bride in Red, Behind the Night, That's Love, Super Cafoni, and more. "
target: Verve Media Company
Verve Media Company is an Italian production company that produces original TV and multimedia content. Verve has produced more than 5000 hours of content for national and international markets. Their genres include light entertainment, infotainment, game show, docu-reality and documentaries.
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$1.26*
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$1
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3.0x
announced 5/25/2022 via Company Press Release

108 Media, will acquire Revolution Media

synopsis: 108 Media, a global media company, will acquire Revolution Media, a film and TV production company in Malaysia. Revolution Media aims to to develop, produce and distribute high quality television series and feature films for global audiences. Their titles include The Ghost Bride, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Tombirou, and more.
buyer: 108 Media
108 Media is a global media company focused on emerging markets and cross-cultural content solutions. 108 Media is a studio, financier and global sales agent that turns ideas and concepts into beautiful TV shows and films. Their projects include Caraoke Showdown, Blow Back, Mrs Raffles, and more. "
target: Revolution Media
Revolution Media is a film and TV production company in Malaysia. Revolution Media aims to to develop, produce and distribute high quality television series and feature films for global audiences. Their titles include The Ghost Bride, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Tombirou, and more.
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closed 5/24/2022 via BusinessWire

Candle Media, acquired Exile Content Studio

synopsis: Candle Media, the next-generation media company run by Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, announced the acquisition of Exile Content Studio, a global entertainment company creating premium content for the more than 550 million Spanish-speakers worldwide.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Candle Media
Candle Media is a next-generation media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs and backed by investment capital from Blackstone. Candle is an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. "
target: Exile Content Studio
Exile Content Studio creates content in Spanish and English for a global audience across multiple platforms — TV, Film, Audio and Digital.
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closed 5/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Winvest Group Ltd., acquired The Catalyst Group Entertainment, LLC and IQI Media Inc.

synopsis: Winvest Group Ltd, an investment holding company, has acquired media production companies The Catalyst Group Entertainment, LLC and IQI Media Inc. The Catalyst Group finances and produces films. Their titles include To The Bone, Inheritance, and more. iQi Media produces videos for advertising agencies. The company also produces feature films.
buyer: Winvest Group Ltd. (OTCPK:WNLV:$0.00)
Winvest Group Ltd is an investment holding company that offers diverse portfolios via its operating subsidiaries. The Group is engaged in crypto investment, production and filming investment, travel services, payment solutions, renewable energy sources, emerging technologies, and more. "
target: The Catalyst Group Entertainment, LLC and IQI Media Inc.
The Catalyst Group and iQi Media are media production companies. The Catalyst Group finances and produces films. Their titles include To The Bone, Hour of Lead, Inheritance, and more. iQi Media produces small and large scale videos for advertising agencies. The company also produces feature films.
price ($mm)
$1.98
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closed 5/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Fremantle, acquired Element Pictures

synopsis: Fremantle, one the largest producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world, has acquired a majority stake in Element Pictures, an Irish film production company. Element Pictures collaborates with with talented creatives to produce films and television shows. Their productions include Normal People, Room, Herself and more.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Fremantle
Fremantle is one the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. Fremantle produces over 12,000 hours of original programming, rolls out more than 60 formats and airs 450 programmes a year worldwide. "
target: Element Pictures
Element Pictures is an Irish film production company. Element Pictures collaborates with with bold, talented creatives to produce films and television shows. Their productions include Normal People, Room, Herself, The Little Stranger, A Date for Mad Mary, and more.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Banijay Group, acquired Groenlandia Group

synopsis: Banijay, a global production and distribution company, has acquired Groenlandia Group, a leading production group in Italy. Groenlandia Group creates high quality films, TV series, documentaries, non-fction shows, and shorts. Their productions include Romulus, Rose Island, The Hanging Sun, Portrait of My Father, Return Ticket and more.
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target: Groenlandia Group
Groenlandia Group is a leading production group in Italy. Groenlandia Group creates high quality films, TV series, documentaries, non-fction shows, and shorts. Their productions include Romulus, Rose Island, The Hanging Sun, Portrait of My Father, Return Ticket and more.
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Sourcebooks, acquired DuoPress LLC

synopsis: Sourcebooks, a top ten entrepreneurial U.S. publisher and largest woman-owned book publisher in North America, has acquired duopress, a minority-owned independent publisher of innovative, high-quality, and affordable books and gifts. As part of the deal, Sourcebooks acquires more than one hundred duopress titles and products.
buyer: Sourcebooks
Sourcebooks is a thriving entrepreneurial company that brings extraordinary authors to readers in the most dynamic, data-driven ways. They create books that transcend categories and defy odds, and have been honored with hundreds of national bestsellers and awards. "
target parent: Workman Publishing Co.
target: DuoPress LLC
DuoPress is a minority-owned, independent publishing company. They publish children’s books and gift books for all ages, as well as puzzles, flashcards, and games for kids. DuoPress collaborates with publishing professionals in more than five countries and across the United States.
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closed 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Union Square & Co., LLC, acquired Boxer Books Limited

synopsis: Union Square & Co. has acquierd Boxer Books, PLC, an independent London-based children’s publisher dedicated to picture books for children up to age 7. This acquisition includes more than 200 backlist titles and dozens of frontlist projects that will broaden the Union Square & Co. list in the infant and toddler space.
buyer parent: Elliott Management Corp.
buyer: Union Square & Co., LLC
Union Square & Co. is a talent-driven publisher whose mission is to promote excellence in contemporary publishing and to honor the vision of its creators by providing best-in-class production, editorial and design choices. "
target: Boxer Books Limited
Boxer Books is a small, wholly independent London-based children’s publishing business. They specialize in publishing creative picture books and board books for children aged up to 7, from emerging and established worldwide authors and illustrators.
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announced 3/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will acquire Industrial Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television, one of the television industry’s leading content providers, will acquire Industrial Media, an independent nonfiction production company. Industrial Media creates and produces content for audiences worldwide. Their work includes shows such as American Idol, 90 Day Fiancé, Indian Matchmaking, Selena+Chef and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers. SPT produces and distributes programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. Their portfolio of shows include Crossing Swords, The Blacklist, Cobra Kai, and more. "
target: Industrial Media
Industrial Media is an independent nonfiction production company. Industrial Media works with industry-leading production companies to create and produce content for audiences worldwide. Their work includes shows such as American Idol, 90 Day Fiancé, Indian Matchmaking, Selena+Chef and more.
price ($mm)
$300
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