Like National Geographic Channel

announced 9/9/2015 via Company Press Release

21st Century Fox, will acquire National Geographic Channel

synopsis: 21st Century Fox has acquired a majority stake in the National Geographic Channel from The National Geographic Society. The channel airs non-fiction television programs with topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$12,437.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, it has a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel is a digital cable and satellite television channel. The channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by National Geographic and other production companies. Topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
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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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closed 12/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

All3media, acquired Silverback Films

synopsis: Production and distribution powerhouse All3Media has acquired leading natural history producer Silverback Films. Founded in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films is the U.K.’s top natural history producer outside of the BBC Natural History Unit, and creates wildlife content for film and TV.
buyer: All3media
All3Media group comprises of leading production companies, independent creators of TV and multi-platform programming from around the world. The production labels operate as their own businesses, each with a distinctive creative signature. "
target: Silverback Films
Silverback Films specializes in the production of high quality wildlife films for both television and cinema. Formed in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films brings together a world class team of wildlife film makers to create the highest quality natural history films.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired BLACKFIN

synopsis: Entertainment One (eOne), a global independent studio that specialises in the production, distribution and sales of entertainment content, has acquired BLACKFIN, a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, and more.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: BLACKFIN
BLACKFIN is a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, Primal Instinct, and Bad Henry. Their productions reach audiences on Discovery, History, Netflix, and other networks.
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closed 6/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Justice Network and Quest

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has acquired the leading 24/7 multicast networks Justice Network and Quest from Cooper Media. Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,694.16)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target parent: Cooper Holdings, Inc.
target: Justice Network and Quest
Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming while making communities safer. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming about nature's greatest dangers, history's greatest mysteries, and man's greatest achievements.
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announced 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

ZDF Enterprises, will acquire Off the Fence

synopsis: ZDF Enterprises announced it has signed an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Dutch leading non-fiction content company Off the Fence B.V.. CEO and Founder Ellen Windemuth will stay in office as CEO of the Off the Fence group. Founded in 1994, the Off the Fence group produces and distributes exceptional factual programming on a global scale.
buyer parent: ZDF
buyer: ZDF Enterprises
Based in Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international co-productions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. "
target: Off the Fence
Based in the Netherlands, Off the Fence is an independent television distribution and production company, specializing in non-fiction programming for the international marketplace. The production business is known internationally for its dedication to high quality, integrity and innovation.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

T Group merged with Critical Content,

synopsis: Critical Content has acquired T Group Productions, with the latter merging into Critical Content and creating a larger independent nonfiction studio. T Group is a premier television production company that develops, sells, produces and licenses shows and formats domestically and internationally.
buyer: Critical Content
Critical Content is one of the leading global independent content studios. Launched in October of 2015, the company focuses on scripted and unscripted original programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Critical Content has more than 50 projects in productions for over 30 networks. "
target: T Group
T Group is a premier television production company that develops, sells, produces and licenses shows and formats domestically and internationally.
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announced 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ten Alps plc, will acquire Reef Television Limited

synopsis: Ten Alps plc, multimedia producer of high quality TV and radio together with integrated publishing and communications content, agreed to acquire Reef Television Limited, an award-winning producer of innovative content for multiple broadcasters. Reef Television has an international reputation for making high-quality programmes.
buyer: Ten Alps plc (AIM:ZIN:$26.22)
Ten Alps 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: Reef Television Limited
Reef Television is an award-winning independent television production company with an international reputation for making high-quality programmes. Reef has made many hundreds of hours of factual programmes for clients including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, ITV, Channel 5 and UKTV.
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closed 1/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Switchover Media

synopsis: Discovery Communications has acquired Italy's Switchover Media, a rapidly growing local player that has four free-to-air channels and one pay TV channel, making Discovery the third-largest Italo TV player in terms of audience share.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications is the world's number 1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks. "
target: Switchover Media
Switchover Media, which was launched in 2009 by Francesco Nespega, operates successful kiddie channels K2 and Frisbee on DT, provides male skewed GXT to Sky Italia, and in 2012 launched scripted crime channel Giallo, and factual channel Focus.
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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:$1,254.86)
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 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Focus Media Network Limited, will acquire Ricco Media Investments

synopsis: Focus Media announced it has conditionally agreed to purchase the entire issued share capital of Ricco Media Investments, an investment holding company which indirectly holds a 75% equity interest in Stan Lee Global Entertainment, LLC ("SLGE"). SLGE is engaged in the business of film development, production and distribution.
buyer: Focus Media Network Limited (SEHK:8112:$10.20)
Focus Media Network Limited is a well-established digital ‘‘Out-of-Home’’ media company in Hong Kong and Singapore, with an operating history since April 2004. "
target: Ricco Media Investments
Ricco Media Investments is an investment holding company which indirectly holds a 75% equity interest in Stan Lee Global Entertainment, LLC, which is engaged in the business of film development, production and distribution.
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closed 7/28/2010 via BNC Analysis

The New Blood Films Company, acquired Dark Myth Production Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Building on its strategy of delivering quality branded content to people around the world, The New Blood Films Company has agreed to acquire Dark Myth Production Studios, Inc. in a stock and cash transaction.
buyer: The New Blood Films Company
New Blood Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion-picture Company. The Company develops, produces, and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries, working with renowned and emerging writers and filmmakers. "
target: Dark Myth Production Studios, Inc.
Dark Myth Production Studios, Inc. through its subsidiaries offers commercial publishing and motion picture production and distribution services. The company offers book, comics, and online magazine publishing services. Additionally, it produces and distributes motion pictures and short films.
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closed 10/30/2013 via Publishers Weekly

KiwiTech, acquired Ruckus Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: KiwiTech, a Washington, D.C.-based mobile technology company, has acquired a 75% interest in Ruckus Media, an interactive children’s multimedia app, education and retail platform. Its latest release, the Ruckus app delights children with interactive storybooks featuring favorite brands (Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld).
buyer: KiwiTech
At KiwiTech, they use their expertise to help clients create outstanding apps. Using their consultative approach, they provide guidance on features and business models that make sense for businesses and their brand, well before a project is underway. "
target: Ruckus Media Group, Inc.
Ruckus Media Group creates interactive applications for mobile devices designed to entertain and educate children. Its latest release, the Ruckus app delights children with interactive storybooks featuring favorite brands (Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld).
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Welbeck Publishing Group, acquired Eddison Books Ltd

synopsis: Welbeck Publishing Group has bought the assets of wellness publisher Eddison Books. Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
buyer: Welbeck Publishing Group
Welbeck Publishing Group is a UK-based publishing group. Welbeck Publishing Group is focused on illustrated non-fiction and children’s books for the co-edition market as well as commercial fiction and non-fiction. "
target: Eddison Books Ltd
Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Intellect Ltd, acquired HammerOn Press

synopsis: Intellect, a UK-based academic publisher for scholars and practitioners teaching and researching in the arts, media and creative industries, has acquired HammerOn Press, an independent publisher in the UK. HammerOn Press publishes nonfiction focusing on feminist, anti-racist, trans, queer and anti-fascist subjects.
buyer: Intellect Ltd
Intellect is a UK-based academic publisher for scholars and practitioners teaching and researching in the arts, media and creative industries. Intellect publishes over 100 journals and over 50 academic books a year. Intellect seeks to offer an unbiased platform for quality critical debate. "
target: HammerOn Press
HammerOn Press is an independent publisher in the UK. HammerOn Press publishes nonfiction focusing on feminist, anti-racist, trans, queer and anti-fascist subjects. Their titles explore topics such as popular culture, community heritage, youth work, para-academia and the history of social movements.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Ltd., acquired Icon Books

synopsis: Jonathan Ball Publishers, a leading publisher and distributor of English general books in South Africa, has acquired Icon Books, an independent publisher in the UK. Icon Books is a non-fiction publisher is a member of the Independent Alliance, and features titles across popular science, history, psychology, and current affairs.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Ltd.
Jonathan Ball Publishers is a leading publisher and distributor of English general books in South Africa. The company specializes in South African history, politics, and current affairs and acts as agents for British and American publishers marketing and distributing on their behalf. "
target: Icon Books
Icon Books is an independent publisher in the UK that specialises in intelligent, quality non-fiction for a general audience. Their Introducing Graphic Guide series thrives alongside a list of books in science, history, politics, sport, language, humour, and more.
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closed 3/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Zed Books Limited

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Zed Books Limited, the London-based academic and non-fiction publisher. Zed will operate within Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional division, strengthening its offerings in African Studies and Development Studies.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Zed Books Limited
UK-based Zed is the world's largest publishing collective that operates in two divisions, Zed Books and Zed Scholar. Zed Books publishes socially and politically meaningful books for general readers. Zed Scholar is an award-winning, academic publisher of critical social science research.
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$2.28
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$1
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, acquired Funwood Media

synopsis: Banijay Rights announces the acquisition of Funwood Media. Incorporating both of the businesses sub-brands, Funwood Media Italia and Funwood Media Ibérica. Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products
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: Funwood Media
Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products. Operating primarily across Italy and Spain, Funwood Media works with many of the leading players across both regions.
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closed 9/10/2019 via BusinessWire

Anthem Sports & Entertainment, acquired AXS TV

synopsis: Anthem Sports & Entertainment has acquired a majority interest in HDNet LLC, parent of the widely distributed U.S. television networks AXS TV and HDNet Movies. AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle channel, including live concerts and sports events, originally founded as HDNET by Mark Cuban in 2001.
buyer: Anthem Sports & Entertainment
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. is a global media platform whose mission is to target the hard-to-reach male demographic by aggressively pursuing a consolidation of independent male-targeted TV channels and related digital media assets across platforms and geographies. "
target parent: The Anschutz Company
target: AXS TV
HDNet LLC is the parent of the widely distributed U.S. television networks AXS TV and HDNet Movies. AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle channel, including live concerts and sports events, originally founded as HDNET by Mark Cuban in 2001.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iron Stream Media, acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

synopsis: Iron Stream Media, a Christian publisher, has acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books), a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
buyer: Iron Stream Media
Iron Stream Media is a Christian publisher. The company provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and more. Their brands include New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kidz."
target: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books) is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
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announced 9/9/2015 via Company Press Release

21st Century Fox, will acquire National Geographic Channel

synopsis: 21st Century Fox has acquired a majority stake in the National Geographic Channel from The National Geographic Society. The channel airs non-fiction television programs with topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$12,437.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, it has a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel is a digital cable and satellite television channel. The channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by National Geographic and other production companies. Topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
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closed 9/14/2021 via New York Times

Fox Corporation, acquired TMZ

synopsis: Fox Corporation has acquired celebrity gossip brand TMZ from AT&T’s WarnerMedia. TMZ is a tabloid journalism online newspaper based in Los Angeles, California. The TMZ brand is the most trusted, the most talked about, and the highest quality entertainment news outlet in the world.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target parent: AT&T
target: TMZ
TMZ is a tabloid journalism online newspaper based in Los Angeles, California. The TMZ brand is the most trusted, the most talked about, and the highest quality entertainment news outlet in the world.
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closed 5/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, acquired Outkick Media LLC

synopsis: Fox Corporation is acquiring Outkick, a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling that was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Outkick Media LLC
Outkick is a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling. It was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
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announced 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, will acquire Tubi TV

synopsis: FOX Corp. has agreed to acquire Tubi, an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Tubi TV
Tubi is an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
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closed 1/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Scopely, acquired FoxNext

synopsis: Scopely, a leading company in the fast-growing mobile games space, and The Walt Disney Company announced that Scopely has acquired FoxNext Games, the game studio behind the blockbuster hit MARVEL Strike Force, and Cold Iron Studios in San Jose from Disney.
buyer: Scopely
Scopely is a global interactive entertainment company and a leading mobile games publisher. With a diverse portfolio of original and beloved franchises, Scopely games are created with world-class partners and provide immersive experiences for millions of casual and core gamers around the world. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: FoxNext
FoxNext Games are a platform-agnostic maker of free-to-play games that are based on beloved entertainment franchises and deliver experiences that put players and fans first. They are currently working on games for MARVEL, Aliens, X-Files and James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic.
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fox Corporation, acquired Bento Box Entertainment

synopsis: Fox has snapped up Bento Box Entertainment, an animation company that produces Bob's Burgers (on Fox) as well as series like Glove & Boots (on YouTube) and Paradise PD (for Netflix). Bento Box Entertainment is an Emmy award-winning studio that develops and produces quality-animated content for all distribution platforms worldwide.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Bento Box Entertainment
Bento Box Entertainment is an Emmy award-winning studio that develops and produces quality-animated content for all distribution platforms worldwide. Recognized as the leading producer of primetime animated comedy series for broadcast, cable and digital networks.
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announced 8/7/2019 via Wall Street Journal

Fox Corporation, will acquire Credible

synopsis: Fox Corp. has struck a deal to buy a majority stake in Credible Labs Inc., a marketplace for consumer-lending information. The San Francisco-based Credible, which is listed on the Australian market, helps consumers shop for loans for mortgages and schools from financial institutions.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Credible
Credible is a marketplace for consumer-lending information. The San Francisco-based Credible, which is listed on the Australian market, helps consumers shop for loans for mortgages and schools from financial institutions.
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announced 5/3/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will purchase 21 Regional Sports Channels from Fox Sports Networks

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, is to acquire 21 former Fox sports channels from Disney. Fox Sports Networks, formerly known as Fox Sports Net, is the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Sports Networks
The acquisition includes 21 Fox sports channels. Fox Sports Networks, formerly known as Fox Sports Net, is the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States.
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announced 5/9/2018 via PR Newswire

21st Century Fox, will purchase seven television stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group

synopsis: 21st Century Fox announced a definitive agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group to acquire seven television stations. The transaction will grow Fox Television Stations' coverage to nearly half of all U.S. households. The seven televisions included are KCPQ, WSFL, KDVR, WJW, KTXL, KSWB and KSTU.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$12,437.00)
21st Century Fox is a global portfolio of film and television studios, cable and broadcasting networks, content providers, and media properties. They reach and engage nearly 1.8 billion people every day, in more than 50 local languages. "
seller: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
The seven television stations included are KCPQ, WSFL, KDVR, WJW, KTXL, KSWB, and KSTU located across the United States. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

FoxNext, acquired ColdIron Studios

synopsis: FoxNext Games, the video game entertainment division of 21st Century Fox, has acquired game developer ColdIron Studios from Perfect World Entertainment. ColdIron is a leading game developer which specializes in massively multiplayer online games. ColdIron is developing a shooter title set in the “Alien” cinematic universe for consoles and PCs.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: FoxNext
FoxNext is driving immersive, next generation entertainment experiences in the areas of virtual and augmented reality, mobile, console/pc games and location-based entertainment across Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group. "
target parent: Perfect World Entertainment
target: ColdIron Studios
ColdIron Studios is a leading game developer which specializes in massively multiplayer online games. ColdIron is developing a shooter title set in the “Alien” cinematic universe for consoles and PCs. Game titles members of the ColdIron team have worked on in the past include Doom and Borderlands.
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Walt Disney Company, acquired 21st Century Fox

synopsis: The Walt Disney Company announced they have completed the acquisition of 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses. 21st Century Fox is one of the world's leading portfolios of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$63,591.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, and consumer products and interactive media. "
target: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$12,437.00)
21st Century Fox is a global portfolio of film and television studios, cable and broadcasting networks, content providers, and media properties. They reach and engage nearly 1.8 billion people every day, in more than 50 local languages.
price ($mm)[EV]
$52,400 [$66,100]
rev ($mm)
$28,996
EBITDA ($mm)
$7,089
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
closed 9/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Asianet News Network Private Ltd., acquired NewsFast

synopsis: South Indian media conglomerate Asianet News Network announced that it has acquired Tamil digital news platform NewsFast. NewsFast was founded in July 2016 by TV journalist Mathivanan M. The company, which claims to have over 1 million unique visitors, gained prominence for its reportage of the recent volatility in Tamil Nadu, India's politics.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Asianet News Network Private Ltd.
Asianet News, the numero uno Malayalam news channel, stands tall amidst the many news television channels in Kerala as the most trusted source of news. It is one of the oldest television news channels in India with a strong team of experienced journalists and an extensive network of news bureaux. "
target: NewsFast
Newsfast is a Tamil digital news platform. NewsFast was founded in July 2016 by TV journalist Mathivanan M. The company, which claims to have over 1 million unique visitors, gained prominence for its reportage of the recent volatility in Tamil Nadu’s politics. NewsFast is based in Chennai, India.
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closed 6/6/2017 via BusinessWire

FoxNext, acquired Aftershock

synopsis: FoxNext announced that FoxNext has acquired Aftershock, a leading creator of mobile games with studios in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Aftershock is made up of a highly vetted and experienced group of AAA game makers with the ability to deliver massive multiplayer games at a global scale that inspires multi-year retention.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: FoxNext
FoxNext is driving immersive, next generation entertainment experiences in the areas of virtual and augmented reality, mobile, console/pc games and location-based entertainment across Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group. "
target: Aftershock
Aftershock is made up of a highly vetted and experienced group of AAA game makers with the ability to deliver massive multiplayer games at a global scale that inspires multi-year retention.
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announced 5/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Home Team Sports, will acquire Impression Sports & Entertainment LLC

synopsis: Home Team Sports, a sales unit of Fox Sports that offers advertisers one-stop shopping for TV and digital media sponsorship of every MLB, NBA and NHL home team in the U.S., has reached a deal to acquire Impression Sports & Entertainment, an international sports marketing agency that specializes in full-service sponsorship sales representation.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Home Team Sports
Home Team Sports (HTS) is a sales unit of Fox Sports that offers advertisers one-stop shopping for TV and digital media sponsorship of every MLB, NBA, and NHL home team in the U.S., reaching 90+ million homes with its platforms. "
target: Impression Sports & Entertainment LLC
Impression Sports & Entertainment is an international sports marketing agency that specializes in full service sponsorship sales representation, and sponsorship consulting. Impression Sports & Entertainment provides services that include venue naming rights and title sponsorships.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, acquired Technoprops

synopsis: Twentieth Century Fox Film (TCFF) announced the acquisition of Technoprops. Technoprops is the virtual production company that has had a hand in films from Avatar to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Technoprops is the entertainment industry’s leading provider of virtual production tools and real-time visualization techniques.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is an American film studio currently owned by 21st Century Fox. It is one of the Big Six major American film studios and is located in the Century City area of Los Angeles, just west of Beverly Hills. The studio was formerly owned by News Corporation. "
target: Technoprops
Technoprops is the virtual production company that has had a hand in films from Avatar to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Technoprops is the entertainment industry’s leading provider of virtual production tools and real-time visualization techniques.
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announced 12/9/2016 via New York Times

21st Century Fox, will acquire Sky plc

synopsis: 21st Century Fox, the international film and television giant behind hit shows like The Simpsons and Modern Family, has reached a preliminary deal to acquire Sky, the owner of Sky News. Sky plc is a British satellite broadcasting, on-demand internet streaming media, broadband and telephone services company with headquarters in London.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$12,437.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, it has a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target: Sky plc (LSE:SKY:$18,056.76)
Sky plc is a British satellite broadcasting, on-demand internet streaming media, broadband and telephone services company with headquarters in London. It has operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.
price ($mm)[EV]
$14,130 [$22,736]*
rev ($mm)
$15,178
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,488
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
12.8x
closed 10/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Every Day Networks, acquired Fuel TV

synopsis: Every Day Networks, a vertically integrated media company focused on over-the-top digital brands, has acquired FUEL TV. Dedicated to creating, curating and sharing relevant content to a global audience, FUEL TV has been the preeminent cable channel covering action sports and the action sports lifestyle.
buyer: Every Day Networks
Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Europe, Every Day Networks is a global media and information company consisting of a collection of vertically integrated, all-screen channel brands designed for every day viewing. It was founded in 2016. "
target parent: 21st Century Fox
target: Fuel TV
FUEL TV has been the preeminent cable channel covering action sports and the action sports lifestyle. Dedicated to creating, curating and sharing relevant content to a global audience, FUEL TV features compelling stories and action from the athletes, events and destinations vital to action sports.
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announced 9/9/2015 via Company Press Release

21st Century Fox, will acquire National Geographic Channel

synopsis: 21st Century Fox has acquired a majority stake in the National Geographic Channel from The National Geographic Society. The channel airs non-fiction television programs with topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$12,437.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, it has a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel is a digital cable and satellite television channel. The channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by National Geographic and other production companies. Topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
price ($mm)
$725*
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closed 8/19/2015 via Company Press Release

Fox Sports Digital Media, acquired StraightCast Media

synopsis: FOX Sports Digital announced that it has acquired assets from StraightCast Media, including its ‘Gridiron Grunts’ mobile app and other technology. StraightCast Media brings out the authentic athlete and leverage mobile technology to deliver it to the fans on every screen in an All-Access format that has never been done.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Fox Sports Digital Media
Fox Sports Digital Media is a leading sports site that delivers breaking news, real-time stats, and fantasy games to more than 35 million unique visitors every month. It is the best destination for sports content on the web and is the online extension of FOX Sports television coverage. "
target: StraightCast Media
StraightCast Media develops a successful way for athletes and fans to connect. They bring out the authentic athlete and leverage mobile technology to deliver it to the fans on every screen in an All-Access format that has never been done.
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closed 3/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Photobucket inc, acquired Lasso Media, Inc

synopsis: Photobucket Corporation, a leading online photo sharing and print community, announced the acquisition of Lasso Chat and Photo Messaging application. Lasso was started in 2013 as a request-based photo sharing app. Lasso now includes features like chat and keeping track of the photos that have already been shared.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Photobucket inc
Photobucket Corporation is the world's leading dedicated photo and video sharing service. In 2014, Photobucket expanded to include a new web and mobile service for printed products. The Photobucket user community uploads millions of images & videos per day from the web and connected digital devices."
target: Lasso Media, Inc
Lasso was started in 2013 as a request-based photo sharing app. Lasso now includes features like chat and keeping track of the photos that have already been shared, making it simple and private to request and share photos with family and friends.
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announced 9/9/2015 via Company Press Release

21st Century Fox, will acquire National Geographic Channel

synopsis: 21st Century Fox has acquired a majority stake in the National Geographic Channel from The National Geographic Society. The channel airs non-fiction television programs with topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$12,437.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, it has a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel is a digital cable and satellite television channel. The channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by National Geographic and other production companies. Topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
price ($mm)
$725*
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announced 9/22/2021 via GlobeNewswire

iMedia Brands, Inc., will acquire 1-2-3.tv GmbH

synopsis: iMedia Brands, Inc. is to acquire 123tv, a leading interactive media company disrupting Germany’s television retailing marketplace with its expertise in proprietary, Dutch auction style live and automated auctions that engages consumers with 123tv’s balanced merchandising mix of compelling products shipped directly to their homes.
buyer: iMedia Brands, Inc. (IMBI:$460.47)
iMedia Brands, Inc. is a leading interactive media company that owns a growing portfolio of TV Networks, Consumer Brands and Digital Services that together position the Company as a leading single-source partner to television advertisers and consumer brands. "
target parent: ARCUS Capital AG
target: 1-2-3.tv GmbH
123tv is a leading interactive media company disrupting Germany’s television retailing marketplace with its expertise in proprietary, Dutch auction style live and automated auctions that engages consumers with 123tv’s balanced merchandising mix of compelling products shipped directly to their homes.
price ($mm)
$95
rev ($mm)
$190
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

NEWEN, acquired Flare Film

synopsis: Newen, a French production group, has acquired a majority stake in Flare Film, a film production company in Germany. Flare Film produces both documentaries and feature films for the national and international market. Their titles include Berlin Bouncer, Bliss, Kids Run, 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: Flare Film
Flare Film is a film production company in Germany. Flare Film produces both documentaries and feature films for the national and international market. They create films that challenge the mind, move the heart and entertain the soul. Their titles include Berlin Bouncer, Bliss, Kids Run, and more.
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announced 8/25/2021 via PR Newswire

Coinllectibles, will acquire Phoenix Waters Productions

synopsis: Coinllectibles, an Arts and Collectibles Technology company in Singapore, will acquire Phoenix Waters Productions, a film and TV production company based in the UK. Phoenix Waters Productions aims to tell stories that enrich the mind and create meaningful social change in the process. Their titles include The Escort, Identity, Night Ride, and more.
buyer: Coinllectibles
Coinllectibles is an ACT (Arts and Collectibles Technology) company in Singapore. Coinllectibles' minted curated Fusion NFTs capture all the rights and independent valuation and ownership of physical arts and collectibles, securely underpinned by smart contracts stored on the blockchain. "
target: Phoenix Waters Productions
Phoenix Waters Productions is a film and TV production company based in the UK. Phoenix Waters Productions aims to tell stories that enrich the mind and create meaningful social change in the process. Their titles include The Escort, Home Invasion, Identity, Night Ride, and more.
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closed 7/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Recurrent Ventures, acquired Futurism, LLC

synopsis: Recurrent Ventures has acquired Futurism, the popular emergent technology and science news site. Futurism has grown its readership through original feature reporting and accessible news coverage of concepts like AI, rocket launches, sustainability and genetics.
buyer: Recurrent Ventures
Recurrent Ventures is an innovative digital media company that empowers brands to grow. Recurrent connects consumers with media in a way that is enjoyable, sustainable, and profitable--while maintaining editorial integrity. Their brands include Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, and more. "
target parent: Singularity University
target: Futurism, LLC
Since 2014, Futurism has been a growing source of cutting-edge science and technology news coverage. From cybersecurity, to cryptocurrency, AI, quantum computing, off-world exploration, genetic engineering, green technologies, and then some, Futurism's beat is the world beyond the horizon.
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closed 7/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aurora Studios, acquired Helsinki-filmi

synopsis: Aurora Studios, a dynamic, solution-focused, and service-oriented Nordic distribution and production company, has acquired Helsinki-filmi, an independent film production company in Finland. Helsinki-filmi produces passionate films that win over both the audience and the critics. Their productions include Tove, Tom of Finland, Lost Boys, and more.
buyer: Aurora Studios
Aurora Studios is a dynamic, solution-focused, and service-oriented Nordic distribution and production company. Aurora Studios is specialised in developing, producing, distributing and financing high-quality feature films and TV-series that resonate and spark passionate discussion. "
target: Helsinki-filmi
Helsinki-filmi is an independent film production company in Finland. Helsinki-filmi produces passionate films that win over both the audience and the critics. Their productions include Tove, Tom of Finland, Lost Boys, Dogs Don't Wear Pants, Lucky One, and more.
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closed 6/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Asacha Media Group, acquired Red Planet Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: Red Planet Pictures, the UK drama producer behind BBC/PBS series Death In Paradise, has sold a majority stake to Asacha Media Group, the emerging Paris-based production group founded by three former Endemol Shine and Zodiak executives. Red Planet was founded in 2006 by Tony Jordan, who now serves as executive chairman.
buyer: Asacha Media Group
Asacha Media Group is a multinational IP creation and production business, with backing from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Headquartered in Paris, the Group comprises a pan-European alliance of content creators and producers with strong track-records in their respective markets. "
target: Red Planet Pictures Ltd.
Red Planet Pictures is the UK drama producer behind BBC/PBS series Death In Paradise. Red Planet Pictures is one of the UK’s leading production companies, making high-quality drama that audiences love to watch. Red Planet was founded in 2006 by Tony Jordan, who now serves as executive chairman.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

JTBC Studios, acquired Wiip

synopsis: JTBC Studios, a South Korean TV drama production firm, has acquired Wiip from Creative Artists Agency, a leading entertainment and sports agency. Wiip is an independent television studio that creates and produces premium content and shows for television. Their productions include Dickinson, Dummy, Mare of Easttown, Queen America, and more.
buyer parent: Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company
buyer: JTBC Studios
JTBC Studios is a South Korean TV drama production firm. JTBC Studios produces scripted and non-scripted content with top creatives and the latest VFX and CG technologies. Their works include Under Cover, Law School, Beyond Evil, SKY Castle, Hush, and more. "
target parent: Creative Artists Agency
target: Wiip
Wiip is an independent television studio. Wiip creates and produces premium content and shows for television. Their productions include Dickinson, Dummy, Mare of Easttown, Queen America, The White House Plumbers, and more.
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announced 5/27/2021 via Company Press Release

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios

synopsis: Amazon is to acquire MGM, a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon is a global ecommerce and technology company. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. "
target: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (:$1,442.27)
MGM is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8,450 [$10,265]
rev ($mm)
$1,442
EBITDA ($mm)
$307
EV / rev
7.1x
EV / EBITDA
33.5x
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:$4,927.53)
Televisa is a leading media company in the Spanish-speaking world, an important cable operator in Mexico and an operator of a leading direct-to-home satellite pay television system in Mexico.
price ($mm)
$4,800
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closed 5/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, acquired Sonar Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc., one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, has acquired the film and television assets of Sonar Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent entertainment studio that develops, produces, finances and distributes premium content for global audiences.
buyer: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE:$66.36)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a media company building online video-on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide positive and entertaining video content for all screens. They also curate, produce and distribute long- and short-form video content that brings out the best of the human spirit. "
target: Sonar Entertainment, Inc.
Sonar Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment studio that develops, produces, finances and distributes premium content for global audiences. Sonar Entertainment is the company behind such series as FX’s Taboo and AMC’s The Son.
price ($mm)
$20
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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 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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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:$1,064.94)
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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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 [$1,722]
rev ($mm)
$641
EBITDA ($mm)
$303
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
5.7x
closed 3/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Roku, Inc., acquired This Old House Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Roku, Inc. announced that it has acquired the “This Old House” business, inclusive of its global distribution rights and all of its subsidiary brands, including the “This Old House” and “Ask This Old House” TV programs, the show libraries, all digital assets, and the television production studio.
buyer: Roku, Inc. (:$1,778.39)
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Roku connects users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. "
target parent: TZP Group LLC
target: This Old House Ventures, LLC
A leading multi-platform home improvement brand, This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series, one of the category's leading online destinations, a highly-regarded magazine and comprehensive line of books.
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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:$40.89)
Headquartered in France, Alchimie is a channel factory: a unique video platform in partnership with talents and media to co-publish their own thematic channel. Alchimie has a catalog of more than 60,000 hours of content from more than 300 renowned partners. "
seller: TV4Entertainment
TV4Entertainment's U.S. publishing assets including a portfolio of nearly ten thematic SVOD channels, such as Motorland (Motors), DocCom TV (documentary), Nautical Mile (boating), Gone TV (hunt/Fish), Inside Outside (home and garden). The assets include a base of nearly 15,000 subscribers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

ITV Studios Limited, acquired Apple Tree Productions

synopsis: ITV Studios, the UK's biggest production company, has acquired a 51% stake in Apple Tree Productions, a Danish production company. Apple Tree develops and makes high quality drama series for Danish, Nordic and international audiences. Their productions include Equinox and Blackwater.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: ITV Studios Limited
ITV Studios is the UK's biggest production company with sales & distribution, consumer products and production on a global scale. ITV Studios has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. They work closely with content partners, licensees and brand owners to produce superb content. "
target: Apple Tree Productions
Apple Tree Productions is a Danish production company. Apple Tree develops and makes high quality drama series for Danish, Nordic and international audiences. The company aims to work with the best talent to tell entertaining stories that stand out. Their productions include Equinox and Blackwater.
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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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Ticker: DISC.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks.
year
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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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Americana Publishing
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Americana Publishing, Inc. is a vertically integrated media publisher and e-tailer. Americana Publishing, Inc. currently owns americanabooks.com. Americana Publishing owns and operates americanabooks.com, an Internet marketer of print, electronic and audio books.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$2.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:EN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bouygues SA
Bouygues SA
Bouygues is a diversified group, structured by a strong corporate culture and whose businesses are organized around three activities: Construction with Bouygues Construction (BTP and Energies & Services), Bouygues Immobilier and Colas (Routes), Telecoms with Bouygues Telecom and Media with TF1.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$41,613.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,421.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.78
Net Income ($mm)
$843.36
Employees
133197
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
Net Income ($mm)
$4.48
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:QRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarto Group
Quarto Group
Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group. It operates through four distinct but complementary businesses - Quarto International Co-Editions Group; Quarto Publishing Group USA; Quarto Publishing Group UK and Books & Gifts Direct, Australia & New Zealand.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$182.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.40
EBIT ($mm)
$16.48
Net Income ($mm)
$8.87
Employees
438
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALCHI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alchimie S.A.S.
Alchimie S.A.S.
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.64)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
97
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Ticker: SEHK:1137
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Hong Kong Television Network Limited, formerly City Telecom (H.K.) Limited, is engaged in the multimedia business. The Company's multimedia business includes its offer of free television programming through its over-the-top (OTT) platform, and its online shopping business, HKTV Mall.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$24.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($36.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
394
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Ticker: OTCPK:CRCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carolco Pictures
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:CRIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. (OTC: CRIM) is a Feature Film Production Company. Formed in 2010, and financed with investment capital and presales from China, Crimson Forest Entertainment has successfully financed and acquired several films for international and North America distribution.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.63
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: ENXTPA:EN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bouygues SA
Bouygues SA
Bouygues is a diversified group, structured by a strong corporate culture and whose businesses are organized around three activities: Construction with Bouygues Construction (BTP and Energies & Services), Bouygues Immobilier and Colas (Routes), Telecoms with Bouygues Telecom and Media with TF1.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$41,613.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,421.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.78
Net Income ($mm)
$843.36
Employees
133197
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,604.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,859.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,363.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
25314
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Ticker: DISC.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks.
year
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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Ticker: TV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grupo Televisa, S.A.
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,927.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,912.71
EBIT ($mm)
$871.70
Net Income ($mm)
$393.21
Employees
43287
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Ticker: LSE:ITV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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Ticker: LGF.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lionsgate
Lionsgate
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,339.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$456.20
EBIT ($mm)
$184.50
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1443
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Ticker: TSE:9404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
Employees
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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
TF1 is a media group whose mission is to inform and entertain. The group operates and develops four freeview channels and several special-interest pay-TV channels as well as their digital offshoots. The TF1 group’s businesses today cover the entire audiovisual value chain.
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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
MGM is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,442.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$286.02
EBIT ($mm)
$236.58
Net Income ($mm)
$27.41
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX:CJR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,254.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.61
EBIT ($mm)
$382.87
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3200
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Ticker: SZSE:30013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the television play production, issuing and additive businesses. Huace Film primarily provides television series, advertisements, television books, movies and public relation activities, among others.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,239.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.08
EBIT ($mm)
$39.47
Net Income ($mm)
$34.51
Employees
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Ticker: SHSE:600977
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Film Co., Ltd.
China Film Co., Ltd. engages in the production and distribution of films in China. The company also produces television programs; operates and manages theaters; and provides film screening, marketing, and brokerage services.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,125.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.05
EBIT ($mm)
$181.35
Net Income ($mm)
$151.78
Employees
3776
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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