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closed 10/13/2015 via BusinessWire

ErosNow, acquired PingTune

synopsis: Eros International Plc, a global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, announced the acquisition of PingTune, a UK-based music messaging company that allows fans to discover, share and listen to music through their app on iOS & Android. This provides Eros’ digital platform ErosNow with a differentiated, one-of-a-kind music experience.
buyer parent: Eros International Plc
buyer: ErosNow
ErosNow is Eros International Plc’s leading on-demand Bollywood entertainment network accessible anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. ErosNow hosts the largest library of films, premium television shows, music videos and audio tracks, unmatched in quantity and quality. "
target: PingTune
PingTune is a UK-based music and artist messaging and discovery platform that allows a deeper social connection between music, fans, and artists. PingTune allows fans to discover, share and listen to music through their app.
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closed 10/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

LifeLock, Inc., acquired Bop.fm

synopsis: Bop.fm — a Y Combinator startup that had built a platform to share links for music tracks across a number of different walled-garden streaming services — has been acquired. The buyer is LifeLock, the identity theft protection company.
buyer: LifeLock, Inc. (LOCK:$650.16)
LifeLock is a leading provider of proactive identity-theft protection products and services for consumers—and consumer risk-management services for enterprises. "
target: Bop.fm
Bop.fm is a Ycombinator-backed music technology company that creates intelligent permalinks for songs. Bop.fm aggregates several popular music services (Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Beats Music, iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc) into one app.
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closed 10/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

LifeLock, Inc., acquired Bop.fm

synopsis: Bop.fm — a Y Combinator startup that had built a platform to share links for music tracks across a number of different walled-garden streaming services — has been acquired. The buyer is LifeLock, the identity theft protection company.
buyer: LifeLock, Inc. (LOCK:$650.16)
LifeLock is a leading provider of proactive identity-theft protection products and services for consumers—and consumer risk-management services for enterprises. "
target: Bop.fm
Bop.fm is a Ycombinator-backed music technology company that creates intelligent permalinks for songs. Bop.fm aggregates several popular music services (Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Beats Music, iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc) into one app.
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closed 2/25/2011 via BusinessWire

Exclaim Mobility, Inc., purchased Mobile Music Streaming Business from Didiom LLC

synopsis: Exclaim Mobility, the leading provider of mobile photo sharing and socialization applications, has announced that it has acquired certain assets and businesses of Didiom LLC, a mobile media service provider.
buyer: Exclaim Mobility, Inc.
Exclaim Mobility, Inc. is the leading publisher of applications that make it easy for consumers to access, socialize, manage and backup user-generated content (UGC) from consumer electronic devices, regardless of where the content is located. "
seller: Didiom LLC
Didiom LLC is a mobile media company specializing in the development of streaming media applications and wireless content delivery platforms. The company’s flagship product makes it simple for customers to stream their home computer’s audio collection to their phone wirelessly.
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closed 5/16/2007 via PR Newswire

RealNetworks, Inc., acquired Sony NetServices GmbH

synopsis: RealNetworks, Inc.and Sony announced that RealNetworks has acquired Sony NetServices, a joint venture between Sony DADC and Sony Europe. Sony NetServices provides mobile operators with end-to-end white label digital music services that are available today in eight countries throughout Europe.
buyer: RealNetworks, Inc. (RNWK:$171.96)
RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Sony NetServices GmbH
Sony NetServices creates, develops and operates innovative content services for various media platforms such as mobile phones, home entertainment equipment and PCs. Sony NetServices has invented StreamMan (Music Personalization, Streaming and Download to mobile phones and PCs).
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closed 3/26/2007 via BusinessWire

PacketVideo Corporation, acquired SDC AG

synopsis: PacketVideo Corporation strengthened its position in the global market for music client software on mobile handsets with its acquisition of Basel, Switzerland-based SDC AG.
buyer parent: NextWave Wireless Inc.
buyer: PacketVideo Corporation
PacketVideo creates custom multimedia software solutions for mobile operators, mobile device manufacturers and related development partners. PacketVideo counts the top 10 mobile phone manufacturers among its customers. "
target: SDC AG
SDC AG is known for its Java music client with SDC DRM, capable of supporting full track download and subscription music services on mass-market handsets.
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Newswire

Kik Interactive, Inc., acquired Relay

synopsis: Kik Interactive, Inc., maker of chat network Kik, announced it has acquired Relay, a leading GIF messenger. Relay is the leading GIF messaging app available on the App Store and Google Play. The service allows users to communicate with a content repository of over 6.5 million GIFs, a fun and engaging form of visual content popular on the Internet.
buyer: Kik Interactive, Inc.
Kik Interactive, Inc. develops an application for blackberry, iPhone, and android devices. Its application, Kik Messenger, helps users to connect with friends via real-time messaging. The company was formerly known as Unsynced. "
target: Relay
Relay allows users to discover the newest and best visual entertainment from around the web with a beautiful and simple mobile app. Relay makes it super easy to find great GIFs, videos and images and send them (“relay” them) to other users.
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closed 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Quik.io

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired three employees from QuickIO, and QuickIO will be shutting down. Two of the employees being acquired are QuickIO, CEO and cofounder, Michael Chen, and VP of engineering, Xumin Wu. QuickIO is a free iOS app that lets one instantly stream or send videos, music, pictures and documents.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Quik.io
Quikio is a Free iOS app that lets one instantly stream or send videos, music, pictures and documents from their PC/Mac to any iPad/iPhone without the hassle of syncing or converting their files.
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closed 5/31/2013 via BNC Analysis

Qualcomm Incorporated, acquired Orb Networks Inc.

synopsis: Oakland, Calif.-based media streaming startup Orb Networks has been acquired by Qualcomm. Orb had been making software to transcode and stream web videos to DLNA-capable devices, and also released its own media streamer.
buyer: Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated is an American global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, USA, the company has 157 worldwide locations. "
target: Orb Networks Inc.
Orb Networks, Inc. provides digital media streaming solutions for digital home and remote access applications to placeshift personal music, photos, videos, live television, and Internet music and video streams from home PC to TV, stereo, mobile phone, PDA, or laptop.
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closed 5/20/2010 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired SimplifyMedia

synopsis: Google announced that it has acquired Simplify Media, a startup that offers media sharing software. The software lets users share photos and music using programs like iTunes, iPhoto, and Windows Media Player.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: SimplifyMedia
Simplify Media, Inc. is a startup dedicated to making it easier for people to access and enjoy their digital music, photos and videos whenever and wherever they want. Simplify Media's software connects people directly with their content, without the hassles of synching or uploading all their files.
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closed 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Glance Digital Experience Private Limited, acquired Roposo

synopsis: Glance, India’s fastest growing and the third-largest content platform, announced the acquisition of Roposo, a Tiger Global and Bertelsmann backed short-video platform. Roposo is India's favorite video sharing app and allows users to share videos & images using over 25+ Channels on the platform.
buyer parent: InMobi
buyer: Glance Digital Experience Private Limited
With Glance, each time a user glances at their mobile phone, the Android lock-screen service shows high-quality, short-form content that’s sure to grab attention. India-based Glance is a service that comes pre-installed on mobile phones manufactured by Samsung, Xiaomi, Gionee, and Vivo. "
target: Roposo
Roposo is India's favorite video sharing app. Get the best from people from all over the country all the time. India’s best app, Roposo, is free to download, and allows users to share videos & images using over 25+ Channels on the platform.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Epic Games, acquired Houseparty

synopsis: The group video chat app Houseparty has been acquired by Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite. Houseparty lets up to eight people join a video chat together. The app, available for iOS, Android, MacOS, and as a Chrome extension, offers a social network for video chatting.
buyer: Epic Games
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web. "
target: Houseparty
Houseparty is a group video chat app launched in 2016. Houseparty is an app operated by San Francisco-based Life on Air Inc., which was founded by a team of Israeli entrepreneurs. The app, available for iOS, Android, MacOS, and as a Chrome extension, offers a social network for video chatting.
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announced 11/28/2016 via New York Times

CNN Worldwide, will acquire Beme

synopsis: CNN has agreed to acquire the technology and talent behind Beme, the social media app built and started by YouTuber Vlogger Casey Neistat and Matt Hackett, a former vice president of engineering at Tumblr. Beme’s 12 employees will join CNN as part of the deal, the terms of which were not publicly disclosed.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: CNN Worldwide
CNN Worldwide is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; mobile applications and websites around the world; and more. "
target: Beme
Beme was intended to be a social sharing application that Co-Founder and Youtube Vlogger, Casey Neistat, described as “more authentic,” a way of putting four-second bursts of video out into the social sphere without giving users the ability to edit or tweak the content.
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announced 1/6/2011 via Company Press Release

Skype Technologies SA, will acquire Qik, Inc.

synopsis: Skype has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Qik, Inc., a provider of mobile video software and services that enable individuals to capture, instantly share and preserve great moments on video from anywhere. Qik has 60 employees, and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Skype Technologies SA
Skype is a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. "
target: Qik, Inc.
Qik, Inc. is a leader in the mobile video space enabling smart phone users around the world to capture special and spontaneous life moments from anywhere and instantly share those moments with friends, family and followers.
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closed 3/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Seaospa, Inc., merged with Thwapr, Inc.

synopsis: Thwapr, Inc., a mobile video sharing platform, announced that it has successfully completed a voluntary share exchange with Seaospa, Inc., a development stage company incorporated in Las Vegas, NV. In connection with this share exchange, Seaospa, Inc. plans to change its name to Thwapr, Inc.
buyer: Seaospa, Inc. (SOPAD:$0.00)
Seaospa, Inc. is a development stage company. As of December 31, 2009, the Company had generated no, or minimal, revenue from its business operations. "
target: Thwapr, Inc.
Thwapr is a mobile-to-mobile video sharing communications platform. Thwapr's mission is to provide a social mobile video sharing experience regardless of carrier or device worldwide.
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closed 10/2/2013 via PR Web

Visicom Media, acquired Manycam LLC

synopsis: Visicom Media Inc., a world-wide leader in the development of innovative, quality tools for the Internet, announced that it has acquired the assets of ManyCam LLC, a developer and distributor of virtual webcam driver software.
buyer: Visicom Media
Visicom Media Inc. is a world-wide leader in the development of innovative, quality tools for the Internet. Visicom Media strives to find creative solutions to help its customers take advantage of newest technologies with maximum efficiency. Visicom Media was founded in 1996. "
target: Manycam LLC
Manycam’s software technology allows users to have the ability to utilize their webcams with multiple chat applications, such as Skype, MSN, or Youtube, all simultaneously.
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closed 10/13/2010 via BusinessWire

Atrinsic, acquired KaZaA BV

synopsis: Atrinsic, Inc., announced that it entered into an agreement with Brilliant Digital to acquire its Kazaa assets. Kazaa is a subscription-based digital music service that gives users unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of CD-quality tracks $2.99 million .
buyer: Atrinsic (ATRN:$0.00)
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles. "
target: KaZaA BV
Kazaa has a long history of music delivery on the web. In the early days we provided the only legal means for record labels to distribute and profit from music in a P2P environment. They gave users the ability to download legal music in Kazaa.
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closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

Kast, acquired Rabb.it

synopsis: Kast, the online hangout platform for friends that want to play together, watch together, and be together, has acquired Rabbit's soft intellectual property, including trademarks, copyright, and design rights. Rabb.it is a California-based video-streaming website where multiple people can remotely browse and watch the same content in real-time.
buyer: Kast
Kast is an online hangout for friends that want to play together, watch together, and be together in the digital space. Their platform empowers individuals to live-share experiences, engage, and build relationships with like-minded people. "
target: Rabb.it
Rabbit, also known as Rabb.it, launched to users in 2015, and is a California-based video-streaming website where multiple people can remotely browse and watch the same content in real-time.
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announced 8/11/2016 via Market Wire

Paltalk will be merged with Snap Interactive, Inc.,

synopsis: Snap Interactive, Inc. has proposed a merger with A.V.M. Software, Inc. (d/b/a "Paltalk"). Paltalk offers video and chat capabilities that facilitate virtual face-to-face interactions between individuals and between groups.
buyer: Snap Interactive, Inc. (OTCPK:STVI:$24.65)
Snap Interactive, Inc. (“SNAP”) develops, owns and operates dating applications for social networking websites and mobile platforms. SNAP’s flagship brand, FirstMet.com, is a multi-platform online dating site with a large user database of approximately 30 million users. "
target: Paltalk
A.V.M. Software, Inc., doing business as Paltalk, owns and operates a video chat community. It offers video and chat capabilities that facilitate virtual face-to-face interactions between individuals and between groups.
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closed 12/16/2014 via BusinessWire

Paltalk, acquired Tinychat

synopsis: Paltalk, the leading group video chat platform, announced that it has acquired Tinychat, a popular chat platform launched in 2009 that offers text, audio and video capabilities for chatting.
buyer: Paltalk
Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. "
target: Tinychat
Founded in 2009, Tinychat is a free and simple web-based chat platform that allows users to discover and meet people who share their interests as well as connect and chat with their friends.
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closed 10/13/2015 via BusinessWire

ErosNow, acquired PingTune

synopsis: Eros International Plc, a global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, announced the acquisition of PingTune, a UK-based music messaging company that allows fans to discover, share and listen to music through their app on iOS & Android. This provides Eros’ digital platform ErosNow with a differentiated, one-of-a-kind music experience.
buyer parent: Eros International Plc
buyer: ErosNow
ErosNow is Eros International Plc’s leading on-demand Bollywood entertainment network accessible anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. ErosNow hosts the largest library of films, premium television shows, music videos and audio tracks, unmatched in quantity and quality. "
target: PingTune
PingTune is a UK-based music and artist messaging and discovery platform that allows a deeper social connection between music, fans, and artists. PingTune allows fans to discover, share and listen to music through their app.
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closed 10/13/2015 via BusinessWire

ErosNow, acquired PingTune

synopsis: Eros International Plc, a global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, announced the acquisition of PingTune, a UK-based music messaging company that allows fans to discover, share and listen to music through their app on iOS & Android. This provides Eros’ digital platform ErosNow with a differentiated, one-of-a-kind music experience.
buyer parent: Eros International Plc
buyer: ErosNow
ErosNow is Eros International Plc’s leading on-demand Bollywood entertainment network accessible anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. ErosNow hosts the largest library of films, premium television shows, music videos and audio tracks, unmatched in quantity and quality. "
target: PingTune
PingTune is a UK-based music and artist messaging and discovery platform that allows a deeper social connection between music, fans, and artists. PingTune allows fans to discover, share and listen to music through their app.
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closed 5/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

NEP Group, Inc., acquired Stoneroos B.V.

synopsis: NEP The Netherlands (NEP) has reached agreement on the acquisition of Stoneroos. Stoneroos is a small technology firm in the Netherlands that offers interactive TV applications (such as the white-label platform OTTNOW!) and content discovery services that improve clients’ television experience through comprehensive metadata.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target: Stoneroos B.V.
Stoneroos, founded by Annelies Kaptein in 2001, is a small technology firm in the Netherlands that offers interactive TV applications (such as the white-label platform OTTNOW!) and content discovery services that improve clients’ television experience through comprehensive metadata.
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announced 10/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire The Film Detective

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor in the United States, has agreed to acquire The Film Detective, a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$32.45)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: The Film Detective
The Film Detective is a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming. Many of the titles shown are public domain and have been restored by The Film Detective.
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closed 6/25/2020 via Bloomberg

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired iFlix Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is buying certain assets of iFlix Ltd., a streaming platform with about 25 million users focused in South and Southeast Asia. Tencent will acquire iFlix’s content, technology and resources, expanding its geographic reach in a key area of growth.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$78,710.17)
Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Their communications and social platforms connect users to each other, as well as to digital content and services such as games, video, music and literature. Their infrastructure services create differentiated offerings. "
target: iFlix Sdn Bhd
iflix is the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets a compelling selection of TV shows, movies, hyper local originals, premium live sports and up-to-the-minute news from around the world, to stream or download. iflix operates in about a dozen South and Southeast Asian countries.
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announced 5/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

JBG Gruppen HB, will acquire Vuuzle Media Corp

synopsis: Vuuzle Media Corp announced that it will merge with JBG Gruppen. Vuuzle.TV owned by Vuuzle Media Corp, provides 24/7 access to thousands of entertaining premium television shows and films integrated with a social media wrap around.
buyer: JBG Gruppen HB
JBG Gruppen, based in Sweden, was founded in 1997 as an accounting firm. Now after more than 20 years in the industry, they have grown and become something completely different. "
target: Vuuzle Media Corp
Vuuzle.TV owned by Vuuzle Media Corp, provides 24/7 access to thousands of entertaining premium television shows and films integrated with a social media wrap around. Vuuzle.TV is the first ever customized 2-way OTT streaming platform and social feed developed with end users in mind.
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announced 12/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Sky Network Television Limited, will acquire Lightbox New Zealand Limited

synopsis: Sky Network Television Limited, the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand, will acquire Lightbox from Spark New Zealand, a New Zealand telecommunications company. Lightbox is a streaming service in New Zealand. Lightbox offers the latest TV shows, movie rentals and kids shows, available to watch on almost any device.
buyer: Sky Network Television Limited (NZSE:SKT:$508.40)
SKY is the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand. SKY’s principal business activity is the distribution of both local and foreign program content to its subscriber base, predominantly through a digital satellite network. "
target parent: Spark New Zealand
target: Lightbox New Zealand Limited
Lightbox is a streaming service in New Zealand. Lightbox allows people to easily rent movies or subscribe to monthly TV plans. They offer the latest award-winning TV shows, blockbuster movie rentals and favourite kids shows, available to watch on almost any device.
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closed 9/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alchimie S.A.S., acquired TVPlayer Limited

synopsis: International content aggregation and dynamic digital distribution company Alchimie has acquired UK-based OTT provider, TVPlayer. TVPlayer is a great value internet based TV subscription service in the UK, which streams live TV across a huge range of devices from some of the UK’s favourite free-to-air and premium broadcasters.
buyer: Alchimie S.A.S. (ENXTPA:ALCHI:$40.89)
Alchimie is a leader in content distribution and monetization of multimedia entertainment. Alchimie has a library of 20,000 hours of content, and partners with content creators and producers to drive fair remuneration through distribution via Alchimie’s portfolio of 150 subscription OTT channels. "
target: TVPlayer Limited
TVPlayer is a great value internet based TV subscription service in the UK, which streams live TV across a huge range of devices from some of the UK’s favourite free-to-air and premium broadcasters.
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announced 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Altice N.V., will acquire Molotov

synopsis: Telecom company Altice had entered into an agreement to acquire French startup Molotov. Molotov offers a new way to access programs and channels and reinvents how audiences watch television. Molotov allows users to post favorite programs in HD quality on TV from their phone, tablet, or computer.
buyer: Altice N.V. (ENXTAM:ATC:$16,678.41)
Altice is a convergent global leader in telecom, content, media, entertainment and advertising. Altice delivers innovative, customer-centric products and solutions that connect and unlock the limitless potential of its over 50 million customers over fiber networks and mobile broadband. "
target: Molotov
Based in Paris, Molotov offers a new way to access programs and channels and reinvents how audiences watch television. Molotov allows users to post favorite programs in HD quality on TV from their phone, tablet, or computer.
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closed 3/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Viacom Inc., acquired Pluto TV

synopsis: Viacom Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in the U.S. Viacom continues to create entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, our brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries. "
target: Pluto TV
Pluto TV is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 100+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies.
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announced 2/1/2017 via Market Wire

MK Automotive, will acquire Clikia

synopsis: MK Automotive, Inc. announced the acquisition of Video Content Service Provider Clikia, entering the $37 billion video streaming revolution known as "Cutting the Cord." "Cutting the Cord" is the result of a Tech-Savvy, Content-Hungry Audience and their desire to control the content they watch.
buyer: MK Automotive (OTCPK:MKAU:$4.15)
MK Automotive, Inc. provides automotive diagnostic, maintenance and repair services. Its services include oil change, brake overhauls, engine diagnosis and repair, transmission service and repair, and wheel alignment and chassis repairs. "
target: Clikia
Clikia is a Video Content Service Provider. Clikia is poised to become a leader in the mass consumer movement known as Cutting the Cord, the result of a Tech-Savvy, Content-Hungry Audience and their desire to control the content they watch.
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announced 11/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Falcon Acquisitions, will acquire Teevee Networks Limited

synopsis: Falcon Acquisitions Ltd has agreed to acquire direct-to-consumer media technology company Teevee Networks Ltd.
buyer: Falcon Acquisitions
Falcon Acquisitions Limited does not have significant operations. It intends to undertake one or more acquisitions of targeted companies, businesses, or assets in the mobile, online television, and video broadcasting sectors with primary focus on the over the top content market. "
target: Teevee Networks Limited
Teevee Networks Limited is a direct to consumer media technology company.
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announced 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Pluto TV, will acquire Quazer

synopsis: Pluto TV, an advertising-supported online television service in America, will acquire ProSiebenSat.1’s video streaming service Quazer and take over its team. Quazer represents the German counterpart of Pluto TV and offers its users more than 60 special-interest digital channels.
buyer: Pluto TV
Pluto TV is a free online television service broadcasting over 100 live channels full of the TV shows, movies and Internet videos people love, all on one dial. The lineup is hand-picked by people who know and love entertainment for viewers’ moods and tastes. "
target parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
target: Quazer
Quazer is the digital answer to classical television. Founded in 2016, the Berlin based company offers a unique digital TV like service with already more than 60 smartly curated and never seen before thematic channels.
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closed 10/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

FOXTEL Cable Television Pty Ltd., acquired Presto TV Pty Limited

synopsis: Pay-TV service Foxtel has bought partner Seven West Media out of their joint-venture streaming service, Presto. Presto offers a subscription video on demand service to Australians that provides ad-free TV shows and endless movie entertainment. Foxtel plans to shut down Presto and transition Presto subscribers to their Foxtel Play offering.
buyer: FOXTEL Cable Television Pty Ltd.
Foxtel is one of Australia's most progressive and dynamic media companies, directly employing more than 2,800 people, and delivering a diverse subscription television service to both regional and metropolitan areas over cable, satellite and broadband distribution. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Presto TV Pty Limited
Presto is an online streaming service that allows Australians to experience thousands of hours of ad-free TV shows and endless movie entertainment, legally, whenever they want for a low monthly subscription fee.
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closed 2/23/2016 via BusinessWire

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., acquired DramaFever

synopsis: Warner Bros., a Time Warner Company, has signed an agreement to acquire DramaFever, a U.S.-based company that operates subscription and on-demand video services, including its flagship DramaFever channel, which offers hundreds of Korean television and film dramas.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses. "
target parent: Softbank Corporation
target: DramaFever
DramaFever is a U.S.-based company that operates subscription and on-demand video services, including its flagship DramaFever channel, which offers hundreds of Korean television and film dramas, as well as programming from other countries, to subscribers in the U.S. and around the world.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Hollywall Entertainment, Inc., acquired OpenVision Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Hollywall Entertainment, Inc., a global media and entertainment company, announced that it has acquired OpenVision Networks, Inc., an international web-based digital communications company that provides a real, high-definition television experience, complete with more than 70 channels plus basic cable over the internet and pay-per-view offerings.
buyer: Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. (OTCPK:HWAL:$0.00)
Hollywall Entertainment, Inc., is a multifaceted media and entertainment company engaged in maximizing rights to its music, film, television, home videos and software game libraries. The company is developing a digital distribution and verification system to improve customer delivery. "
target: OpenVision Networks, Inc.
OpenVision Networks, Inc. operates as a Web-based digital communication company. The company provides a real, high definition television experience, complete with channels and pay-per-view offerings. The company distributes content via a Web-connected device and transmits the broadcast.
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closed 7/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Zoomin.TV

synopsis: Modern Times Group, an international entertainment group, has acquired 51% of Zoomin.TV, the online video entertainment network, content production and advertising sales house. Zoomin is the 5th largest multi-channel network (MCN) in the world, attracting more than 2 billion monthly video views and 100 million subscribers worldwide on YouTube.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations. "
target: Zoomin.TV
Zoomin.TV is Europe's No. 1 online news video producer and online and mobile video advertising network operator, currently active in 26 markets worldwide and expanding.
price ($mm)
$98*
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Synacor, Inc., acquired NimbleTV

synopsis: Synacor Inc., the trusted technology, services and revenue partner for video, Internet and communications providers, and device manufacturers, announced it has acquired NimbleTV, the New York City-based provider of multiscreen, live linear television programming for pay-TV subscribers.
buyer: Synacor, Inc. (SYNC:$84.09)
Synacor's customer-branded platform enables cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies to deliver TV Everywhere, digital entertainment, services and apps to their end-consumers, strengthening those relationships while monetizing the engagement. "
target: NimbleTV
NimbleTV allows existing cable subscribers to link their cable subscriptions to the cloud so they can watch it anywhere in the world. If clients have cable in one of NimbleTV’s supported locations then they can start watching a select amount of channels right now for free.
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announced 10/14/2014 via AP - Associated Press

Softbank Corporation, will acquire DramaFever

synopsis: SoftBank Group announced a definitive agreement to acquire DramaFever. Founded in 2009, DramaFever has grown to become the largest online video destination for premium international television shows and movies, with content from over 70 major broadcasters and studios throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.
buyer: Softbank Corporation (TSE:9984:$58,275.24)
The SoftBank Group comprises SoftBank Corp. and its subsidiaries and associates that offer a range of mobile communications, fixed-line communications and Internet services around the world. Maximizing synergies across its Group companies, SoftBank aspires to realize lifestyle innovation through IT."
target: DramaFever
DramaFever is a online destination for international television shows and movies. Their mission is to be a destination for new cultural experiences through entertainment by curating premium series and films from 70 major broadcasters and studios throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.
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announced 8/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

SyQic Plc, will acquire Maaduu

synopsis: SyQic Plc has entered into a conditional asset purchase agreement to acquire Maaduu, an online video-on-demand service providing Korean content across multiple devices. They deliver a high-quality viewing experience that requires no downloads, is free and legal, accessible when, where and how users want.
buyer: SyQic Plc (AIM:SYQ:$7.82)
Yoonic was developed by SyQic, one of the fastest growing Over-The-Top (OTT) IPTV managed services companies in Asia. Yoonic TV provides users with their favorite channels, movies, TV series and other video content direct to their mobile device or tablet of their choice. "
target: Maaduu
Maaduu is a FREE & LEGAL Premium Korean TV channel for the best of K-dramas and the latest K-POP videos on-demand. They deliver a high-quality viewing experience that requires no downloads, is free and legal, accessible when, where and how users want.
price ($mm)
$0.97
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closed 12/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Telly, acquired Sha-Sha Entertainment

synopsis: Telly announced that it has acquired Sha-Sha Entertainment in a bid to bring Hollywood and Arabic movies and TV shows to 22 countries in the Arab world. The social-media-savvy Arab world is poised to take advantage of Telly's unique recommendation technology.
buyer: Telly
Telly is a leading social video network where you can discover and watch all of the video content your friends are enjoying across the web, as well as today's most popular titles. "
target: Sha-Sha Entertainment
Sha-Sha Entertainment is a subscription video on demand service enabling viewers in the Middle East to stream their favorite movies and TV shows from Hollywood and the Arab world.
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closed 11/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Telegraaf Media Groep N.V., acquired Zoomin.TV

synopsis: TMG has acquired a 70% stake in online video producer and sales office Zoom.in Nederland BV. The combination provides Zoomin.TV access to the broad reach of the TMG network and also opportunities for cooperation with the editorial organization of TMG. Moreover both parties join hands in the advertising exploitation of the videos.
buyer: Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (ENXTAM:TMG:$490.06)
Telegraaf Media Groep is a leading Dutch media company that publishes the daily newspaper De Telegraaf along with popular free daily Sp!ts and a portfolio of regional free door-to-door papers. The company also publishes several general interest magazines. "
target: Zoomin.TV
Zoomin.TV is an independent producer of internet television and operator of video advertising on all new media. Zoomin.TV publishes daily over 400 video clips with the latest domestic, foreign, sports, entertainment, economic and lifestyle news.
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