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closed 3/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Star India Private Limited, acquired Screen

synopsis: Star India, a fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, announced the acquisition of Screen, an entertainment brand owned by The Indian Express Group. Star India said it was acquiring the entire Screen franchise that included the ‘Screen Awards’ besides the archives and the key employees of the Screen magazine.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Star India Private Limited
Headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, STAR India is an Indian media and entertainment company owned by 21st Century Fox. STAR India's portfolio includes 33 channels in eight languages including STAR Plus, STAR Gold, STAR World, Jalsha Movies, etc. "
target parent: Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd.
target: Screen
Screen is a leading weekly film magazine, published in India. The content focuses on India's Hindi film industry, a k a Bollywood, located mainly in Mumbai. It also has an emagazine version. Screen organizes and sponsors the Screen Awards for movies in Hindi cinema, established in 1995.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Henneo, acquired CINEMANIA

synopsis: Henneo, a media group based in Spain, has acquired Cinemanía, a Spanish language monthly film magazine based in Madrid. Cinemanía was first published in October 1995.
buyer: Henneo
Henneo is a group with more than 1,300 employees, which operates in four business areas: Media, Audiovisual, Technology and Industrial. Their media sector operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria. "
target: CINEMANIA
Cinemanía is a Spanish language monthly film magazine based in Madrid, Spain. Cinemanía was first published in October 1995.
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closed 3/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd., acquired Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Culture Convenience Club has acquired Tokuma Shoten, whose empire once encompassed music, film and video games. Established in 1954, Tokuma Shoten produces the ever-popular gossip magazine Weekly Asahi Geino.
buyer: Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd.
Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. engages in the sale and rental of DVDs, CDs, books and magazines, and games through its stores. It operates company owned stores and franchised stores under the TSUTAYA name. "
target: Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.
Established in 1954, Tokuma Shoten produces the ever-popular gossip magazine Weekly Asahi Geino. It later became a multimedia company by adding movie and music divisions. The company is known for creating Studio Ghibli, the animation house made famous by the works of Hayao Miyazaki.
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$72
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closed 1/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hubert Burda Media, acquired Immediate Media Co.

synopsis: Hubert Burda Media has bought Radio Times owner Immediate Media from its private equity owner Exponent and Media. Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. Radio Times is a British weekly television and radio programme listings magazine.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. With a strong focus on its digital portfolio and the international media market, it has been growing for several years. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. "
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. It publishes some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Radio Times, Gardeners’ World, and Good Food.
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closed 8/6/2012 via PR Newswire

American Media Inc., acquired Soap Opera Digest

synopsis: David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of American Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of Soap Opera Digest, the authority for news and information for fans who are devoted to watching soap opera programming. Soap Opera Digest is a weekly magazine that has a circulation of over 200,000 and reaches over 4 million readers per week.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and health and fitness media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include Star, OK!, National Enquirer, Globe, Soap Opera Digest, Shape, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and more. "
target parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
target: Soap Opera Digest
Soap Opera Digest is a weekly magazine covering American daytime soap operas. It features onscreen and offscreen news about the series, interviews with and articles about performers, storyline summaries and analysis, and related promotional information.
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pro Edu, Inc, acquired Resource Magazine

synopsis: PRO EDU, the photo/video education company, has acquired Resource Magazine and will be taking ownership of the publication starting June 1st. Resource Magazine is a photo/video/lifestyle magazine that was founded in 2007. Its readership includes professional photographyers, tech-junkies, videographers, and creative professionals.
buyer: Pro Edu, Inc
Pro Edu celebrates the priceless knowledge of working professionals by sharing the secrets of their experiences. Pro Edu makes documentary based Photography & Photoshop tutorials with the best photographers & educators in the world. "
target: Resource Magazine
In 2007, Resource Magazine was founded as a quarterly magazine. With early beginnings in the professional photo industry, its readership expanded to tech-junkies, videographers, and various types of creative professionals.
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announced 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

L’Avenir Hebdo, will acquire Moustique

synopsis: Sanoma has announced the sale of the Moustique and Télé Pocket to L'Avenir Hebdo. Moustique and Télé Pocket are two TV weeklies that have a strong reputation in the French-speaking Belgian market. Moustique offers a mix of current affairs and everything in current TV and culture. Télé Pocket is a TV guide with the programmes of 50 channels.
buyer: L’Avenir Hebdo
L'Avenir Hebdo is a weekly reference newspaper for the North-Charente region in France. It focuses on local news, covering local sports events, surveys, reports, testimonies, interviews, photos, and practical information. It is read weekly by nearly 10,000 readers. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Moustique
Moustique is a weekly French language magazine that offers a mix of current affairs and everything in current TV and culture. Télé Pocket is a weekly French-language TV guide with the programmes of 50 channels and news and reviews of the best films. Both magazines are based in Belgium.
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closed 1/17/2006 via PR Newswire

GoldMind, acquired Seret Israel's Movies Portal Ltd.

synopsis: Internet Gold, today announced that its fully-owned subsidiary GoldMind has acquired 51% of the shares of Seret Israel's Movies Portal Ltd., the owner and operator of seret.co.il, a leading Israeli film portal. The remaining 49% of the company will continue to be held by the portal's founder.
buyer parent: Internet Gold
buyer: GoldMind
Smile.Media Ltd. (formerly GoldMind Ltd.) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Internet Gold through which the Group provides Value Added Services such as Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus programs and customized electronic newsletters. "
target: Seret Israel's Movies Portal Ltd.
Seret offers comprehensive information to movie fans in Israel, including current film showing times, professional and peer movie reviews, Hollywood gossip, chat, multi-player games etc. In addition, the site allows movie-goers to purchase their tickets online.
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announced 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, will purchase World Soccer and Amateur Photographer from TI Media Limited

synopsis: UK-based Kelsey Media will acquire two magazines from TI Media, World Soccer and Amateur Photographer. World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest-growing media businesses in the UK, transforming from a traditional print publisher into a pioneering media network that reaches millions of people. Kelsey Media’s portfolio consisted of more than 60 multi-media brands. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: TI Media Limited
World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
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closed 10/7/2015 via PR Newswire

NTVB Media, Inc., acquired TV Guide Magazine

synopsis: NTVB Media, Inc., owner of TV Weekly and leading cable and satellite publications, announced that it has acquired TVGM Holdings L.L.C., owner of TV Guide Magazine and TVInsider.com, from OpenGate Capital, creating the nation's largest group of consumer television publications.
buyer: NTVB Media, Inc.
NTVB Media is the leading publisher of TV entertainment and listings magazines, serving more than 3 million readers each day across the U.S. They are the only subscription based publisher that offers both custom and local TV program guides. "
target parent: OpenGate Capital
target: TV Guide Magazine
TV Guide Magazine is one of the most popular magazines in the country with over 12 million weekly readers. TV Guide Magazine is the premier source for entertainment news, guidance, and information about the country's most popular leisure time activity.
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closed 12/1/2008 via

OpenGate Capital, acquired TV Guide Magazine

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions Corporation announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its TV Guide Magazine property to OpenGate Capital. The transaction is expected to close approximately December 1, 2008.
buyer: OpenGate Capital
OpenGate Capital is an opportunistic private equity firm that acquires controlling interests in businesses with solid fundamentals which exhibit opportunities for operational improvements and growth. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Magazine
TV Guide Magazine is a powerful media brand that serves the television and entertainment community by providing a combination of breaking news, behind-the-scenes features and photos, and exclusive stories on television’s biggest shows and stars.
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closed 3/16/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Mic Network Inc., acquired Hyper Magazine

synopsis: Mic.com, which covers everything from politics to digital culture, has acquired Hyper, a mobile app that aggregates video content from across the Web and packages it into a digital magazine-type format. Hyper packages a collection of top video clips together each day, showcasing six to 12 videos from media companies like CNN and Vice.
buyer: Mic Network Inc.
Mic is the premier news and media company for young people. With insightful stories and compelling perspectives, Mic engages an educated and mobile audience with the issues that define a generation. Readers rely on Mic’s unique sensibility to stay informed and make sense of the world. "
target parent: AntiHero Inc.
target: Hyper Magazine
Hyper takes a radical quality‐first approach at online video: Highly selective curation paired with immersive and frictionless design. The result is a zenlike video magazine for iPad, featuring a daily shortlist of hand‐picked videos on tech, culture, style and storytelling.
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closed 3/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Star India Private Limited, acquired Screen

synopsis: Star India, a fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, announced the acquisition of Screen, an entertainment brand owned by The Indian Express Group. Star India said it was acquiring the entire Screen franchise that included the ‘Screen Awards’ besides the archives and the key employees of the Screen magazine.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Star India Private Limited
Headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, STAR India is an Indian media and entertainment company owned by 21st Century Fox. STAR India's portfolio includes 33 channels in eight languages including STAR Plus, STAR Gold, STAR World, Jalsha Movies, etc. "
target parent: Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd.
target: Screen
Screen is a leading weekly film magazine, published in India. The content focuses on India's Hindi film industry, a k a Bollywood, located mainly in Mumbai. It also has an emagazine version. Screen organizes and sponsors the Screen Awards for movies in Hindi cinema, established in 1995.
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closed 3/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Star India Private Limited, acquired Screen

synopsis: Star India, a fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, announced the acquisition of Screen, an entertainment brand owned by The Indian Express Group. Star India said it was acquiring the entire Screen franchise that included the ‘Screen Awards’ besides the archives and the key employees of the Screen magazine.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Star India Private Limited
Headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, STAR India is an Indian media and entertainment company owned by 21st Century Fox. STAR India's portfolio includes 33 channels in eight languages including STAR Plus, STAR Gold, STAR World, Jalsha Movies, etc. "
target parent: Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd.
target: Screen
Screen is a leading weekly film magazine, published in India. The content focuses on India's Hindi film industry, a k a Bollywood, located mainly in Mumbai. It also has an emagazine version. Screen organizes and sponsors the Screen Awards for movies in Hindi cinema, established in 1995.
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closed 2/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Star India Private Limited, acquired Maa Television Network Limited

synopsis: Star India Pvt. Ltd has acquired the Telugu television channel network Maa Television Network Ltd, a Telugu-language television channel based in Hyderabad, India. MAA TV has Four channels in the Network. They are Maa TV, Maa Music, Maa Movies and Maa Gold.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Star India Private Limited
Headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, STAR India is an Indian media and entertainment company owned by 21st Century Fox. STAR India's portfolio includes 33 channels in eight languages including STAR Plus, STAR Gold, STAR World, Jalsha Movies, etc. "
target: Maa Television Network Limited
Maa TV is a Telugu-language television channel based in Hyderabad, India. MAA TV has Four channels in the Network. They are Maa TV, Maa Music, Maa Movies and Maa Gold.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Henry R. Muñoz III, acquired Funny Or Die

synopsis: Designer, philanthropist and former Democratic National Committee finance chair Henry R. Muñoz III has acquired Funny Or Die, a digital comedy studio and branded content maker. The deal includes their library, social media assets and longform slate.
buyer: Henry R. Muñoz III
Henry R. Muñoz III is an American designer, businessman, activist, and philanthropist. He serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Kell Muñoz Architects, Inc and Muñoz & Company, one of the oldest and largest minority-owned design practices in Texas. "
target parent: Sequoia Capital
target: Funny Or Die
Funny Or Die is an Emmy-winning leader in comedy entertainment, combining Hollywood artistry with Silicon Valley innovation to deliver cutting-edge content across a rapidly expanding distribution network.
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announced 4/21/2021 via BusinessWire

Grupo Televisa, S.A. will be merged with Univision Communications Inc.,

synopsis: Grupo Televisa, a leading media company in the Spanish-speaking world, and Univision, an American Spanish-language television network, announced a definitive transaction agreement in which Televisa’s content and media assets will be combined with Univision to create the largest Spanish-language media company in the world: Televisa-Univision.
buyer parent: ForgeLight, LLC
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications, Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio, and digital platforms. "
target: Grupo Televisa, S.A. (TV:$4,927.53)
Televisa is a leading media company in the Spanish-speaking world, an important cable operator in Mexico and an operator of a leading direct-to-home satellite pay television system in Mexico.
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$4,800
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closed 4/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Caybon, acquired Splay One

synopsis: Caybon, a digital media powerhouse in Sweden, has acquired Splay One from Nordic Entertainment Group, an entertainment provider in the Nordics. Splay One is an entertainment agency in the Nordics. Splay One operates the biggest multi-channel network in the Nordics. They offer services for branded channels, influencer marketing, TV series, and more.
buyer parent: Priveq Investment
buyer: Caybon
Caybon is a digital media powerhouse in Sweden. Caybon helps companies drive their brands’ awareness and conversion by creating engaging content that connects them with their target audience. Their distribution networks have 25 million Facebook followers and 42 million YouTube subscribers. "
target parent: Nordic Entertainment Group
target: Splay One
Splay One is the No.1 entertainment agency in the Nordics. Splay One operates the biggest multi-channel network in the Nordics, with over 250 million video views a month. They offer services for branded channels, influencer marketing, performance marketing, TV series, and more.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

DraftKings, acquired VSiN

synopsis: DraftKings, the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions, has bought Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN), an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
buyer: DraftKings (DKNG:$614.53)
DraftKings, Inc. is the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions across fantasy football, baseball, golf, basketball, hockey, and college football and basketball. "
target: VSiN
Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN) is an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
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closed 3/31/2021 via PR Newswire

Eleven Sports, acquired Team Whistle

synopsis: Eleven Sports has acquired New York-based Team Whistle, a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most.
buyer parent: Aser Ventures
buyer: Eleven Sports
Eleven Sports is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
target: Team Whistle
Team Whistle is a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most.
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announced 3/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Madison Square Garden Networks will be merged with The Madison Square Garden Company,

synopsis: Madison Square Garden Entertainment, a world leader in live sports and entertainment, is to acquire Madison Square Garden Networks, a regional sports network that encompasses MSG’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
buyer: The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG:$228.42)
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment, setting a global standard for excellence and innovation. MSG builds iconic brands that forge deep connections with diverse and passionate audiences. "
target: Madison Square Garden Networks (MSGN:$640.69)
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
price ($mm)[EV]
$922 [$1,722]
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$641
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$303
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2.7x
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5.7x
closed 3/10/2021 via BusinessWire

Alchimie S.A.S., purchased U.S. Publishing Assets from TV4Entertainment

synopsis: France-based Alchimie has acquired the U.S. publishing assets of TV4Entertainment. The assets include a portfolio of nearly ten thematic subscription video on demand (SVoD) channels, such as Motorland (Motors), DocCom TV (documentary), Nautical Mile (boating), Gone TV (hunt/Fish), Inside Outside (home and garden).
buyer: Alchimie S.A.S. (ENXTPA:ALCHI:$40.89)
Headquartered in France, Alchimie is a channel factory: a unique video platform in partnership with talents and media to co-publish their own thematic channel. Alchimie has a catalog of more than 60,000 hours of content from more than 300 renowned partners. "
seller: TV4Entertainment
TV4Entertainment's U.S. publishing assets including a portfolio of nearly ten thematic SVOD channels, such as Motorland (Motors), DocCom TV (documentary), Nautical Mile (boating), Gone TV (hunt/Fish), Inside Outside (home and garden). The assets include a base of nearly 15,000 subscribers.
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$1
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired Outside TV

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences, announced the acquisition of OutsideTV, the leading video provider for the adventure sports and outdoor lifestyle category. Pocket Outdoor Media changed its name to Outside.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: Outside TV
OutsideTV is the leading video provider for the adventure sports and outdoor lifestyle category. OutsideTV delivers high-quality, compelling storylines focused on a wide variety of sports including: skiing & snowboarding, surfing, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and more.
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announced 1/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Element Partners, LLC, will acquire World Poker Tour® Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc., a global esports entertainment company, and Element Partners, LLC, a privately-held investment vehicle, announced a definitive agreement under which Element will acquire the Company’s poker-related business and assets, including the entities comprising the World Poker Tour®, the premier name in televised gaming.
buyer: Element Partners, LLC
Element Partners is a specialized growth equity investor with extensive experience in the energy, industrial and resource markets. They are comfortable in both minority and control equity positions and provide capital for growth, acquisitions, shareholder liquidity, recapitalizations, and buyouts. "
target parent: Allied Esports Entertainment
target: World Poker Tour® Enterprises, Inc.
WPT Enterprises, Inc., is the creator of the World Poker Tour – the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile.
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closed 12/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Invincible Entertainment Partners, acquired Business Rockstars

synopsis: Invincible Entertainment Partners, an independent production and distribution company with diverse operations in OTT, streaming, and technology, announced its acquisition of Business Rockstars, the largest producer of audio and video content for entrepreneurs.
buyer: Invincible Entertainment Partners
Invincible Entertainment Partners is an established entertainment production and distribution company based in Philadelphia, PA with diverse operations in OTT, streaming and technology. "
target: Business Rockstars
Business Rockstars is the largest producer of audio and video content for entrepreneurs featuring the world’s biggest and most accomplished CEOs, billionaires, influencers, celebrities, startup founders, innovators, and disruptors.
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announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Vermont PBS will be merged with Vermont Public Radio,

synopsis: Vermont PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service member network for the U.S. state of Vermont, and Vermont Public Radio, a network of public radio stations covering the state of Vermont, will merge into one public media organization.
buyer: Vermont Public Radio
Vermont Public Radio is a network of public radio stations covering the state of Vermont. The network is a mix of programming from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media with some locally produced programs. "
target: Vermont PBS
Vermont PBS is the Public Broadcasting Service member network for the U.S. state of Vermont. It is operated by Vermont ETV, Inc. a community-based non-profit organization which owns the licenses for all of the state's PBS member stations.
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announced 9/25/2020 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will acquire ION Media Networks

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company, America's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, will buy ION Media, an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
target: ION Media Networks
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations.
price ($mm)
$2,650
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8.2x
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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closed 8/31/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Omnia Media, Inc.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. has acquired Omnia Media Inc. from Blue Ant Media Solutions Inc., to create the largest gaming media, esports and entertainment platform in North America by users, with 300 million video game and esports fans monthly. Omnia is the largest gaming video network globally with over 50M unique visitors per month.   
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$79.55)
Enthusiast Gaming is building the world's largest platform of communities for gamers and esports fans. Already the largest gaming platform in North America and the United Kingdom, the Company's business is comprised of three main pillars: Media, Entertainment and Esports. "
target parent: Blue Ant Media
target: Omnia Media, Inc.
Omnia is the largest gaming video network globally with over 50M unique visitors per month across its portfolio of owned assets and represented talent. Omnia produces some of the most popular series on YouTube including the 'Sidemen Show' and 'The Squad'.
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$34
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closed 6/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Sunrise Communications AG, acquired Wilmaa AG

synopsis: Sunrise Communication, the largest non state-controlled telecommunications company in Switzerland, has acquired Wilmaa, a Swiss provider of digital (over-the-top, OTT) programming for smartphones, tablets, PCs, and TVs. The acquisition of Wilmaa allows Sunrise to use its leading technology and expertise to develop its OTT TV offers further.
buyer: Sunrise Communications AG (SWX:SRCG:$2,003.53)
Sunrise Communications is the largest non state-controlled telecommunications company in Switzerland. Sunrise serves over 3 million customers and provides mobile, Internet, TV, and landline services to private and business customers. "
target: Wilmaa AG
Wilmaa is a pioneer in web TV and provides digital (over-the-top) programming for smartphones, tablets, PCs, and TVs in Switzerland. Wilmaa offers free and tier subscription services with the ability to stream live or record over 260 channels on virtually any device.
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FloSports, acquired Speed Shift TV

synopsis: FloSports, a leading sports streaming and original content network, has acquired the grassroots motorsports streaming leader, Speed Shift TV, including all of the company’s assets and broadcast rights. The acquisition boosts the motorsports offering on FloSports and brings over 400 additional racing events to its FloRacing platform.
buyer: FloSports
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed OTT subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to tens of thousands of competitions across 20-plus sports in the US and abroad. "
target: Speed Shift TV
Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production, and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.
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Socialwire Co., Ltd., acquired YUYU BEAUTY

synopsis: Social Wire, a company in Japan that is engaged in the news wire and incubation businesses, has acquired YUYU BEAUTY, a company that provides online beauty and makeup tutorial videos. It also provides influencer and digital public relations services. The company is based in Yangon, Myanmar.
buyer: Socialwire Co., Ltd. (TSE:3929:$34.31)
Socialwire is a company in Japan that is engaged in the news wire and incubation businesses. The company provides press release delivery services to companies, government agencies, and organizations. Their incubation business provides consulting services to companies in the start-up stages. "
target: YUYU BEAUTY
YUYU BEAUTY Company Limited provides online beauty and makeup tutorial videos. It also provides influencer and digital public relations services. The company is based in Yangon, Myanmar.
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closed 5/5/2020 via BusinessWire

WarnerMedia, purchased Spanish-Speaking HBO-Branded Services from Ole Communications

synopsis: WarnerMedia has finalized its acquisition of Ole Communications’ minority stakes in both HBO Ole Partners and HBO Brasil Partners, the joint ventures between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications, and now owns 100% of all HBO, Cinemax and HBO Go services in Spanish-speaking Latin America and Caribbean, as well as in Brazil.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media, advertising, and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and others."
seller: Ole Communications
Ole Communications is an international multi-media company and a pioneer in the Latin American Pay TV industry. The company is a founding partner of the joint ventures HBO Latin America Group, A+E Networks Latin America and NBCUniversal International Networks Spanish Latin America.
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closed 4/6/2020 via Company Press Release

ViacomCBS Inc., acquired Ananey Communications

synopsis: ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), one of the world's leading producers of premium entertainment content, has acquired Ananey Communications Group, an Israeli content producer and pay-TV channel provider. Ananey operates 11 TV channels. Their channels include The Food Channel, The Good Life Channel, Ego & Ego Total, and more.
buyer: ViacomCBS Inc. (CBS:$25,931.00)
ViacomCBS is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. ViacomCBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Ananey Communications
Ananey Communications is an Israeli content producer and pay-TV channel provider. Ananey operates 11 TV channels that are distributed on various media platforms. Their channels include The Food Channel, The Good Life Channel, Ego & Ego Total, and more.
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closed 3/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

B&Partners.CO, acquired Rede Snack

synopsis: B&Partners.CO, a Brazilian marketing services network, has acquired Snack, a 2.0 multi-channel video network that creates, produces, develops and markets its own channels for online distribution. Snack is a multi platform network (MPN) producing premium original content. Snack has 12 original channels with more than 140 million views.
buyer: B&Partners.CO
B&Partners.CO, a marketing services network, brings together experts in a collective of communication, consulting & adtech companies with Brand Experience products, services, interactive, retail, consulting, data analytics, first party data, programmatic, UX / UI, influencers and branded content. "
target: Rede Snack
Snack is known as a 2.0 multi-channel video network, as it creates, produces, develops and markets its own channels for online distribution. Snack is a multi platform network (MPN) producing premium original content. Snack has 12 original channels with more than 140 million views.
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Bouygues SA
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2020
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$41,613.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,421.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.78
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
133197
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Qurate Retail, Inc.
Qurate Retail, Inc.
Qurate Retail, Inc. operates and owns interests in a broad range of digital commerce businesses. Qurate Retail, Inc.’s businesses and assets consist of QVC (and its subsidiaries, including HSN), Zulily and the Cornerstone Brands as well as various green energy and other investments.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$13,604.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,859.00
EBIT ($mm)
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25314
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Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
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2021
rev ($mm)
$10,780.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,799.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,405.00
Net Income ($mm)
$982.00
Employees
9800
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Grupo Televisa, S.A.
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rev ($mm)
$4,927.53
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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ITV plc
ITV plc
ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster, operating the largest commercial family of channels in the UK. In addition to traditional broadcasting on their channels, they deliver their content on demand through numerous platforms, both directly and via ITV Player.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,759.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$902.87
EBIT ($mm)
$759.48
Net Income ($mm)
$540.75
Employees
6281
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Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
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Ticker: AMCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AMC Networks Inc.
AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,826.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$901.61
EBIT ($mm)
$819.12
Net Income ($mm)
$491.97
Employees
2039
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Ticker: ENXTPA:TFI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TF1 Group
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year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,585.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$461.81
EBIT ($mm)
$221.13
Net Income ($mm)
$144.52
Employees
3078
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Ticker: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,558.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$271.42
EBIT ($mm)
$195.45
Net Income ($mm)
$99.45
Employees
3350
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: BME:TL5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediaset España
Mediaset España
Mediaset España is a Spanish television network and media production company. Mediaset España is the main content producer in Spain and has the most watched channels. Their channels include Telecino, Cuatro, Divinity, and more. The company also produces feature films.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$974.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$254.59
EBIT ($mm)
$234.29
Net Income ($mm)
$181.18
Employees
1541
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TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.
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year
2017
rev ($mm)
$817.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$140.88
EBIT ($mm)
$86.49
Net Income ($mm)
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4489
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Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$640.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.84
EBIT ($mm)
$289.45
Net Income ($mm)
$178.72
Employees
508
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Ticker: IMBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iMedia Brands, Inc.
iMedia Brands, Inc.
iMedia Brands, Inc. is a global interactive media company that manages a growing portfolio of niche, lifestyle television networks and web service businesses, primarily in North America, for both English speaking and, soon, Spanish speaking audiences and customers.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$535.80
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($35.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1062
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Ticker: ION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ION Media Networks
ION Media Networks
ION Media Networks, Inc. owns and operates the nation's largest broadcast television station group and ION Television, reaching over 94 million U.S. television households via its nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$228.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.51
EBIT ($mm)
$35.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
453
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