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closed 4/5/2018 via BusinessWire

MoviePass, acquired MovieFone

synopsis: MoviePass Inc. has acquired Moviefone, an entertainment service that provides over 6 million monthly unique visitors full access to the entertainment ecosystem. Moviefone delivers the best in entertainment, including movie show times and tickets, trailers, TV schedules, streaming information, cast and crew interviews, photo galleries and more.
buyer parent: Helios and Matheson
buyer: MoviePass
MoviePass Inc. is a technology company dedicated to enhancing the exploration of cinema. As the nation's premier movie-theater subscription service, MoviePass provides film enthusiasts the ability to attend up to one movie per day for a low subscription price. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: MovieFone
Moviefone delivers the best in entertainment, including movie show times and tickets, trailers, TV schedules, streaming information, cast and crew interviews, photo galleries and more. Moviefone’s editorial coverage includes up-to-date entertainment news, trailers and clips.
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closed 3/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Born In Cleveland, acquired MovieFone

synopsis: Cleveland O’Neal III, creator and producer of the syndicated daytime entertainment show “Made in Hollywood, has acquired Moviefone through his holding company, Born in Cleveland LLC. Born in Cleveland LLC was the winning bidder in the bankruptcy auction of Moviefone’s parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics.
buyer: Born In Cleveland
Born in Cleveland LLC is a holding company owned by Cleveland O’Neal III. Cleveland O'Neal III is founder, president, and CEO of Connection III Entertainment in LA, the award-winning, Emmy-nominated producer/distributor of family friendly, multicultural media content. "
target parent: Helios and Matheson
target: MovieFone
Moviefone delivers the best in entertainment, including movie show times and tickets, trailers, TV schedules, streaming information, cast and crew interviews, photo galleries and more. Moviefone’s editorial coverage includes up-to-date entertainment news, trailers and clips.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

JustWatch, acquired GoWatchIt

synopsis: JustWatch, a Berlin-based streaming guide that enables viewers to discover all the ways content can be purchased, rented and otherwise viewed, has acquired GoWatchIt, a discovery engine for filmed content that enables viewers to discover all the ways content can be purchased, rented and otherwise viewed.
buyer: JustWatch
Headquartered in Germany, JustWatch is an international guide for streaming media across multiple services. The company has localized its service in 38 countries, and have more than 10 million monthly active users. "
target parent: Plexus Entertainment, LLC
target: GoWatchIt
GoWatchIt is a discovery engine for filmed content that enables viewers to discover all the ways content can be purchased, rented and otherwise viewed. Their information encompasses geo-located showtimes, online and on-demand listings, DVD/Blu-ray availabilities and provider-specificTV information.
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closed 4/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vista Group International Limited, acquired Flicks.co.nz Ltd.

synopsis: Vista Group International, the cinema software and analytics firm, bought movie website Flicks. Flicks is a movie website that features every film playing in New Zealand, providing information, trailers, user and press comments, movie times, cinema profiles, film reviews and news.
buyer: Vista Group International Limited (NZSE:VGL:$85.82)
Vista Group provides cinema management, film distribution and customer analytics software to companies across the global film industry. Cinema management software is provided by Vista Entertainment Solutions, the core business of the Group. "
target: Flicks.co.nz Ltd.
Flicks is a movie website that features every film playing in New Zealand, providing information, trailers, user and press comments, movie times, cinema profiles, film reviews and news.
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announced 2/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Fandango, will acquire Flixster, Inc.

synopsis: Fandango, the nation’s leading digital platform serving consumers across the entire movie lifecycle, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes, which includes the world famous professional movie critic rating tool, the Tomatometer™, from Warner Bros. Entertainment.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and a unit of NBCUniversal, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide. Fandango provides consumers with reviews, celebrity interviews and trailers, and lets customers buy movie tickets in advance. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: Flixster, Inc.
Flixster is a leading website and mobile app for discovering movies, with more than 50 million app installs. Known as a highly trusted measurement of quality, Rotten Tomatoes is the most popular online aggregator of theatrical and in-home movie and TV reviews from professional critics and fans.
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closed 12/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired West World Media, LLC

synopsis: France’s Webedia, a website publisher based in France, has acquired the U.S. digital data and marketing firm West World Media. West World Media has become the largest provider of movie showtime information globally via Yahoo, Google and other digital platforms since it was founded in 1995.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS is a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: West World Media, LLC
West World Media has become the largest provider of movie showtime information globally via Yahoo, Google and other digital platforms since it was founded in 1995.
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announced 4/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Fandango, will acquire Movieclips

synopsis: Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced it has signed an agreement with ZEFR, Inc., the leading SaaS platform for brands, rights and content management on YouTube, to acquire MOVIECLIPS, the leading movie presence on YouTube.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and a unit of NBCUniversal, sells tickets to more than 23,000 screens nationwide. Fandango provides consumers with reviews, celebrity interviews and trailers, and lets customers buy movie tickets in advance. "
target parent: ZEFR, Inc.
target: Movieclips
MOVIECLIPS is the leading movie presence on YouTube. The MOVIECLIPS network consists of MOVIECLIPS.com and 25 YouTube channels, including the #1 movie trailers channel. The entire network encompasses a catalog of 45,000 curated film clips, trailers, and original video productions.
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closed 7/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Fimalac SA, acquired AlloCiné SA

synopsis: Fimalac has acquired Allociné. AlloCiné SA is an interactive web site that gives information about films. The web site lists all new releases and the box office numbers for both France and the USA. AlloCine also provides an online ticket ordering service.
buyer: Fimalac SA (ENXTPA:FIM:$392.72)
Fimalac, through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of financial services. The company conducts analysis of the credit markets covering corporate finance, structured finance, public finance, and global infrastructure and project finance. "
target: AlloCiné SA
AlloCiné SA is an interactive web site that gives information about films. The web site lists all new releases and the box office numbers for both France and the USA. AlloCine also provides an online ticket ordering service.
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announced 5/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, will acquire Flixster, Inc.

synopsis: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group announced an agreement to acquire Flixster, a highly popular movie discovery application company with over 25 million worldwide users per month. The acquisition also includes Rotten Tomatoes, a top website devoted to film reviews, information and news.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. "
target: Flixster, Inc.
Flixster operates the world’s most popular movie communities, used by more than 25 million people every month. Flixster services include destination websites at Flixster.com and RottenTomatoes.com, as well as leading apps on Facebook, MySpace, iGoogle, iPhone, BlackBerry and Android-powered devices.
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closed 1/4/2010 via BusinessWire

Flixster, Inc., acquired Rotten Tomatoes

synopsis: Flixster Inc., producer of the world’s largest online movie community at www.Flixster.com, announced that it has acquired Rotten Tomatoes from IGN Entertainment. IGN, a division of News Corporation, will receive a minority equity stake in Flixster as part of the acquisition. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Flixster, Inc.
At home or on the go, Flixster provides audiences with access to local theaters and showtimes, trailers and quizzers, plus the ability to post reviews and exchange opinions with their friends – and the entire worldwide Flixster community. Flixster users have posted more than 2. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Rotten Tomatoes
Started by a movie enthusiast, Rotten Tomatoes has become one of the leading destinations for both casual movie-goers and film buffs. Rotten Tomatoes' editors collect and index the reactions of the nation's top print and online film critics as well as offering a variety of related services.
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closed 11/28/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Parent Previews Inc., acquired Parent Previews Inc.

synopsis: One Voice Communications Ltd has sold Calgary-based Parent Previews to Kirsten Hawkes, a transaction which keeps the family-oriented movie review website in Canadian hands. The website will continue to offer its longstanding services: movie grades and reviews, discussion questions, and alternate viewing recommendations.
buyer: Parent Previews Inc.
Calgary-based Parent Previews Inc. is a family-oriented movie review website. The website offers movie grades and reviews, discussion questions, and alternate viewing recommendations. "
target: Parent Previews Inc.
Calgary-based Parent Previews Inc. is a family-oriented movie review website. The website offers movie grades and reviews, discussion questions, and alternate viewing recommendations.
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closed 5/19/2016 via Market Wire

CinemaNow, Inc., acquired OVGuide

synopsis: FOTV Media Networks Inc. (FOTV) announced the acquisition of OVGuide Inc., the comprehensive service to facilitating the discovery and consumption of online video across all platforms. OVGuide joins FilmOn TV Networks and CinemaNow to form a powerful ecosystem that delivers a one-stop solution for online entertainment.
buyer parent: FilmOn TV Networks
buyer: CinemaNow, Inc.
CinemaNow is a leading over-the-top (OTT) provider of on-demand streaming media available to viewers in North America and Europe. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. "
target parent: Baroda Ventures
target: OVGuide
OVGuide.com is the comprehensive source for the discovery, via search or browse, and consumption of free high quality online videos, including TV shows, full-length movies, and clips from hundreds of sources. OVGuide also manages a strong network of ad supported Roku Channels.
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closed 2/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Valnet Inc., acquired ScreenRant.com

synopsis: Leading independent movie and TV news website ScreenRant.com has been acquired by Valnet Inc., a Canadian company specialized in developing internet-based businesses and brands. ScreenRant.com has become one of the most visited movie and TV news sites in the United States.
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet Inc. is a Canadian company specialized in developing internet-based businesses and brands. Valnet is based in Montreal and owns a variety of web properties such as TheRichest.com, TheSportster.com and BabyGaga.com. "
target: ScreenRant.com
ScreenRant.com is a leading independent movie and TV news website. They are one of the most visited movie and TV news sites in the United States with many talented writers and editors.
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closed 6/24/2009 via Company Press Release

Mail.com Media Corporation, acquired Deadline Hollywood Daily

synopsis: Mail.com Media Corporation, the digital media company that owns and operates the Mail.com portal and email service as well as a growing portfolio of lifestyle brands, announced its acquisition of the Internet’s highly respected website for original content about the infotainment industry DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com.
buyer: Mail.com Media Corporation
Mail.com Media Corp. (MMC) owns and operates the Mail.com portal, a global multi-media platform. MMC also owns a unique portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, news, finance, health, shopping, fashion, and automotive. "
target: Deadline Hollywood Daily
Deadline Hollywood Daily is the 24/7 Internet version of well-known showbiz journalist Nikki Finke's uniquely candid and informed LA Weekly column from the winner of the 2007 Southern California Journalism Awards' Entertainment Journalist Of The Year.
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announced 6/8/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Liquid Media Group Ltd., will acquire Filmocracy

synopsis: Liquid Media Group Ltd., a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms, is to acquire Filmdab, Inc., which operates as Filmocracy, a B2B2C film and festival streaming platform that rewards users for discovering amazing independent films.
buyer: Liquid Media Group Ltd. (YVR:$0.04)
Liquid Media Group is a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms. The group creates and delivers creative content for film, television, gaming and AR/VR through its network of shared services. "
target: Filmocracy
Filmocracy is a film and festival streaming platform that rewards users for discovering amazing independent films. Users earn virtual popcorn for watching and rating movies, which can be spent in the shop to earn movie tickets, redeem gift cards, or attend virtual film festivals around the world.
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closed 3/11/2020 via PR Web

RBmedia, acquired Graphic Audio, LLC

synopsis: RBmedia, a leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology, has acquired GraphicAudio, a producer of dramatized audio content featuring a full cast of actors, sound effects, and cinematic music. GraphicAudio is home to the largest catalog of full cast dramatizations in the industry, with over 1,300 titles across 150 series.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: RBmedia
RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers digital content through its platforms, including audiobooks, streaming video, educational courses, entertainment titles, and much more. "
target: Graphic Audio, LLC
GraphicAudio is a leader in immersive dramatized audio and the developer of the “A Movie in Your Mind” audiobook entertainment format. The company has produced titles with comic brands such as Marvel, DC Comics, Dynamite, and Vault Comics, as well as award-winning authors.
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closed 4/26/2019 via Company Press Release

RakeTech Ltd., acquired TVmatsit

synopsis: Raketech, a leading online affiliate and content marketing company that focuses on the Nordic and UK regions, has acquired TVmatsit, Finland's leading sports listing website. TVmatsit offers a sports TV guide that helps connect sports fans with relevant TV broadcasts and streams.
buyer: RakeTech Ltd. (OM:RAKE:$31.78)
Raketech is a leading online affiliate and content marketing company that focuses on the Nordic and UK regions. Through some 20 flagship brands, Raketech guides sports and gaming enthusiasts to the best possible services, while also delivering high quality traffic and leads to its partners. "
target: TVmatsit
TVmatsit is Finland's leading sports listing website. TVmatsit offers a sports TV guide that helps connect sports fans with relevant TV broadcasts and streams. TVmatsit gathers all live sports broadcasts into one user friendly listing, allowing users to search for a specific match or sport.
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closed 4/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

RakeTech Ltd., acquired TVmatchen.nu

synopsis: RakeTech Group, one of Europe's leading iGaming affiliates, announced the acquisitions of assets in Agonas AB. Agonas AB operates a renowned network of sports media websites that provide real-time TV listings and supporting media content for sports fans in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
buyer: RakeTech Ltd. (OM:RAKE:$31.78)
RakeTech Group works with iGaming Affiliation as one of the leading operators in Scandinavia. With over five years of experience in iGaming business RakeTech works hard to help players find their ultimate adventure within online gaming. "
target: TVmatchen.nu
Agonas AB is comprised of TVmatchen.nu, TVsporten.dk and TVkampen.com, which are guides to live sports on TV in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
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closed 7/9/2014 via PR Newswire

Tribune Digital Ventures, acquired What's-ON

synopsis: Tribune Digital Ventures, the technology and innovation arm of Tribune Company, announced it has acquired What's-ON, a leading television search and Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data provider for India and the Middle East.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Tribune Digital Ventures
Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV) was launched in 2013 as a stand-alone unit of Tribune Company. It is responsible for the creation, design, and development of digital products and services that leverage the company's content and data, and extend the reach of its distribution platform. "
target: What's-ON
What's-ON is a leading television search and Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data provider for India and the Middle East. Today, What's-ON delivers data for more than 1,600 TV channels and helps power more than 50 million set-top boxes through the region's top cable and IPTV services.
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$27
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closed 8/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., acquired Matcha

synopsis: Apple has made a key move into second-screen TV: the company acquired video recommendation site, Matcha.tv, a video discovery experience for connected devices. It lets users aggregate programming guides for different video services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: Matcha
Matcha is a video discovery experience for connected devices. Matcha.tv provides smart aggregation and personalized recommendations around 250,000 titles from the most popular video services such as Netflix, iTunes, HBO GO, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Crackle and more.
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closed 3/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Born In Cleveland, acquired MovieFone

synopsis: Cleveland O’Neal III, creator and producer of the syndicated daytime entertainment show “Made in Hollywood, has acquired Moviefone through his holding company, Born in Cleveland LLC. Born in Cleveland LLC was the winning bidder in the bankruptcy auction of Moviefone’s parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics.
buyer: Born In Cleveland
Born in Cleveland LLC is a holding company owned by Cleveland O’Neal III. Cleveland O'Neal III is founder, president, and CEO of Connection III Entertainment in LA, the award-winning, Emmy-nominated producer/distributor of family friendly, multicultural media content. "
target parent: Helios and Matheson
target: MovieFone
Moviefone delivers the best in entertainment, including movie show times and tickets, trailers, TV schedules, streaming information, cast and crew interviews, photo galleries and more. Moviefone’s editorial coverage includes up-to-date entertainment news, trailers and clips.
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closed 4/5/2018 via BusinessWire

MoviePass, acquired MovieFone

synopsis: MoviePass Inc. has acquired Moviefone, an entertainment service that provides over 6 million monthly unique visitors full access to the entertainment ecosystem. Moviefone delivers the best in entertainment, including movie show times and tickets, trailers, TV schedules, streaming information, cast and crew interviews, photo galleries and more.
buyer parent: Helios and Matheson
buyer: MoviePass
MoviePass Inc. is a technology company dedicated to enhancing the exploration of cinema. As the nation's premier movie-theater subscription service, MoviePass provides film enthusiasts the ability to attend up to one movie per day for a low subscription price. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: MovieFone
Moviefone delivers the best in entertainment, including movie show times and tickets, trailers, TV schedules, streaming information, cast and crew interviews, photo galleries and more. Moviefone’s editorial coverage includes up-to-date entertainment news, trailers and clips.
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closed 3/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Born In Cleveland, acquired MovieFone

synopsis: Cleveland O’Neal III, creator and producer of the syndicated daytime entertainment show “Made in Hollywood, has acquired Moviefone through his holding company, Born in Cleveland LLC. Born in Cleveland LLC was the winning bidder in the bankruptcy auction of Moviefone’s parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics.
buyer: Born In Cleveland
Born in Cleveland LLC is a holding company owned by Cleveland O’Neal III. Cleveland O'Neal III is founder, president, and CEO of Connection III Entertainment in LA, the award-winning, Emmy-nominated producer/distributor of family friendly, multicultural media content. "
target parent: Helios and Matheson
target: MovieFone
Moviefone delivers the best in entertainment, including movie show times and tickets, trailers, TV schedules, streaming information, cast and crew interviews, photo galleries and more. Moviefone’s editorial coverage includes up-to-date entertainment news, trailers and clips.
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closed 4/5/2018 via BusinessWire

MoviePass, acquired MovieFone

synopsis: MoviePass Inc. has acquired Moviefone, an entertainment service that provides over 6 million monthly unique visitors full access to the entertainment ecosystem. Moviefone delivers the best in entertainment, including movie show times and tickets, trailers, TV schedules, streaming information, cast and crew interviews, photo galleries and more.
buyer parent: Helios and Matheson
buyer: MoviePass
MoviePass Inc. is a technology company dedicated to enhancing the exploration of cinema. As the nation's premier movie-theater subscription service, MoviePass provides film enthusiasts the ability to attend up to one movie per day for a low subscription price. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: MovieFone
Moviefone delivers the best in entertainment, including movie show times and tickets, trailers, TV schedules, streaming information, cast and crew interviews, photo galleries and more. Moviefone’s editorial coverage includes up-to-date entertainment news, trailers and clips.
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announced 8/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Helios and Matheson, will acquire MoviePass

synopsis: Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc., a provider of information technology services and solutions, will acquire a majority stake in MoviePass, a subscription service that allows customers the freedom to see movies in theaters at a fixed monthly price. MoviePass members have access to a new movie every day in 91% of theaters across the United States.
buyer: Helios and Matheson (HMNY:$4.82)
Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. provides information technology consulting, training services, software products and an enhanced suite of services of predictive analytics. Servicing Fortune 500 corporations and other large organizations, HMNY focuses mainly on BFSI technology verticals. "
target: MoviePass
MoviePass is a subscription service that allows customers the freedom to see movies in theaters at a fixed monthly price. With the provided card and mobile app, members have access to a new movie every day in any of the 3600+ supported theaters nationwide.
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announced 8/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Helios and Matheson, will acquire MoviePass

synopsis: Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc., a provider of information technology services and solutions, will acquire a majority stake in MoviePass, a subscription service that allows customers the freedom to see movies in theaters at a fixed monthly price. MoviePass members have access to a new movie every day in 91% of theaters across the United States.
buyer: Helios and Matheson (HMNY:$4.82)
Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. provides information technology consulting, training services, software products and an enhanced suite of services of predictive analytics. Servicing Fortune 500 corporations and other large organizations, HMNY focuses mainly on BFSI technology verticals. "
target: MoviePass
MoviePass is a subscription service that allows customers the freedom to see movies in theaters at a fixed monthly price. With the provided card and mobile app, members have access to a new movie every day in any of the 3600+ supported theaters nationwide.
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closed 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Fearless Ent, acquired FilmOla

synopsis: Fearless Films, Inc. (Fearless Ent), an independent full-service production company in Canada, has acquired FilmOla, an online marketplace where content is showcased and updated instantly to a trusted global community of viewers. FilmOla offers over 5,000 movies and 1,000 TV series that rotate every month.
buyer: Fearless Ent (OTCPK:FERL:$0.00)
Fearless Films, Inc. (Fearless Ent) is a full-service production company in Canada. Fearless specializes in short film and feature film production in addition to script writing, copywriting, fulfillment and distribution. Their productions include The Great Chameleon, Bag the Wolf, and more. "
target: FilmOla
FilmOla is an online marketplace where content is showcased and updated instantly to a trusted global community of viewers. FilmOla offers over 5,000 movies and 1,000 TV series that rotate every month. Their library of content covers a variety of genres, including action, comedy, drama, and more.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Generos Media Group, Inc., acquired FishFlix.com

synopsis: Generos Media Group, Inc. has completed their acquisition of all assets pertaining to Fishflix.com. FishFlix.com is one of the most comprehensive websites for Christian Movies. Featuring thousands of high-quality Christian DVDs at everyday low prices.
buyer: Generos Media Group, Inc.
Generos Media Group INC. a group of e-commerce-based businesses that bring family friendly entertainment options to families seeking options void of any violent and graphic content. "
target: FishFlix.com
FishFlix.com is one of the most comprehensive websites for Christian Movies. Featuring thousands of high-quality Christian DVDs at everyday low prices. FishFlix is an online store with a mission to bring The Greatest Christian and Family-Friendly Films in the World at Great Prices.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Paytm, acquired TicketNew

synopsis: Paytm, India's largest digital goods and mobile commerce platform, has acquired TicketNew from Alibaba Pictures, a Chinese film company under the Alibaba Group. TicketNew is a 10+ years old Movie Ticketing Marketplace that has presence in over 300+ cities in India.
buyer parent: One97 Communications Ltd.
buyer: Paytm
Paytm is India's largest digital goods and mobile commerce platform - inspired and driven by a commitment to great consumer experience. Paytm is also a leading payment solutions provider to e-commerce merchants using its RBI approved semi-closed wallet. "
target parent: Alibaba Group
target: TicketNew
TicketNew is a 10+ years old Movie Ticketing Marketplace that has presence in over 300+ cities in India. The company holds a strong position in the movie ticketing space in the country due to its unmatched network of neighbourhood theatres to large cinema chains across urban and rural areas.
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closed 6/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Alibaba Pictures, acquired TicketNew

synopsis: Alibaba Group’s entertainment arm, Alibaba Pictures Group, has acquired a majority stake in India’s online ticketing platform TicketNew. Founded in 2007, TicketNew is a Chennai-based ticketing website which has presence in over 300 cities in India.
buyer parent: Alibaba Group
buyer: Alibaba Pictures (SEHK:1060:$423.52)
Alibaba Pictures is the flagship unit of Alibaba Group’s entertainment arm and its core businesses includes: film and television production centered on IP; internet-based promotion and distribution combining internet technologies and traditional off-line distribution; and more. "
target: TicketNew
TicketNew is a 10+ years old Movie Ticketing Marketplace that has presence in over 300+ cities in India. The company holds a strong position in the movie ticketing space in the country due to its unmatched network of neighbourhood theatres to large cinema chains across urban and rural areas.
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closed 1/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

BookMyShow, acquired Masti Tickets, LLC

synopsis: BookMyShow announced that it had acquired Hyderabad-based online ticketing platform MastiTickets. MastiTickets was founded in late 2014 by Ravi Narla. As an online entertainment ticketing platform, it allows users to book tickets for movies through its website, mobile app and mobile site.
buyer parent: Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd
buyer: BookMyShow
BookMyShow is India'’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform that allows users to book tickets for movies, plays, sports and live events through its website, mobile app and mobile site. BookMyShow is now present in over 350 towns and cities across India. "
target: Masti Tickets, LLC
MastiTickets was founded in late 2014 by Ravi Narla. As an online entertainment ticketing platform, it allows users to book tickets for movies through its website, mobile app and mobile site.
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closed 10/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Volojoy merged with Chattyco,

synopsis: Volojoy has merged with Chattyco, a platform for personalized video messages in Germany. Volojoy is a German marketplace where fans can order video shout-outs from talents. Volojoy allows users to book personalized shout-out videos from a variety of talents, including actors, models, musicians, and more.
buyer: Chattyco
Chattyco is a platform for personalized video messages in Germany. Chattyco enables fans to request celebrities and influencers to record greetings or other video clips for their loved ones. The celebrities and influencers set the prices themselves and can also support a charity of their choice. "
target: Volojoy
Volojoy is a German marketplace where fans can order video shout-outs from talents. Volojoy allows users to book personalized shout-out videos for themselves or their friends and family. The platform offers a variety of talents users can choose from, including actors, models, musicians, and more.
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closed 1/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Riplay SAS merged with Vodkaster SAS,

synopsis: French movie-interest social network provider Vodkaster is to merge with DVD digitisation specialist Riplay with a view to launching a new Netflix-like video-on-demand service in the country. Riplay SAS operates an online platform and allows users to digitize their DVDs and buy and sell digital versions of DVDs for viewing on multiple devices.
buyer: Vodkaster SAS
Vodkaster is the social network that keeps users in touch with movies, stars, and filmmakers. The company is based in Paris, France. "
target: Riplay SAS
Riplay SAS operates an online platform and allows users to digitize their DVDs and buy and sell digital versions of DVDs for viewing on multiple devices. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired BorrowLenses

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired BorrowLenses, the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals. BorrowLenses’s Founders, Max Shevyakov and Mark Gurevich, will join Shutterfly Inc.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: BorrowLenses
BorrowLenses is the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals. Rent camera bodies, lenses, lighting kits, and more via their easy to use website navigation or search for a specific item in the search bar. Equipment is also available for sale on the site.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

ROK Entertainment Group, acquired Jalipo Limited

synopsis: ROK Entertainment Group Inc., the global mobile entertainment group, announces that it has acquired 100% of the issued and to be issued share capital of Jalipo Ltd for total consideration of 600,000 ordinary shares.
buyer: ROK Entertainment Group (ROKE:$14.59)
ROK Entertainment Group is a world-leading mobile entertainment company specialising in the development and deployment of innovative mobile technologies, services and applications. "
target: Jalipo Limited
Jalipo enables broadcasters to offer their TV channels, live events and video-on-demand direct to you in high quality via your PC. There's no monthly subscription and all pay content is accessed through a simple pre-pay system.
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$17
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announced 2/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

JukeBox Swap will be merged with Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc.,

synopsis: Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc. has negotiated a merger deal with a new company named Jukebox Swap. Jukebox makes it convenient for consumers and collectors of music to sell or trade classic and/or hard to find music and even new music on the Jukebox Swap app.
buyer: Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:SLCH:$0.00)
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc. operates through three divisions: films, music and concerts. The Spotlight Films division is engaged in the production of genre pictures. The Spotlight Music Division is engaged in providing music and videos. "
target: JukeBox Swap
Jukebox has created a platform to sell music from the past between people who have collections of music from all genres. Jukebox makes it convenient for consumers and collectors of music to sell or trade classic and/or hard to find music and even new music on the Jukebox Swap app.
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announced 8/23/2016 via Reuters

PIXTA Inc., will acquire Snapmart Inc.

synopsis: PIXTA Inc., a company that operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan, is acquiring Snapmart Inc., a company that develops a mobile application that sells photos taken by smartphone users. Snapmart is based in Japan.
buyer: PIXTA Inc. (TSE:3416:$15.70)
PIXTA Inc. operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan. It serves designers, Web directors, publishers, or other creative professionals. PIXTA Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: OPT Incubate Inc.
target: Snapmart Inc.
Snapmart Inc. develops a mobile application that sells photos taken by smartphone users. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$0.30
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Nike, acquired Virgin Mega

synopsis: Nike Inc. said it acquired Virgin Mega. Virgin Mega operates a mobile marketplace for music fans. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in New York, New York.
buyer: Nike (NKE:$38,254.00)
NIKE, Inc. is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. "
target parent: Virgin Group, Ltd.
target: Virgin Mega
Virgin Mega operates a mobile marketplace for music fans. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in New York, New York.
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closed 11/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired GrooveBook

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired GrooveBook, a mobile photo book app subscription service that sends customers a keepsake book of their mobile phone photos each month.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: GrooveBook
GrooveBook is a mobile photo book app subscription service that sends customers a keepsake book of their mobile phone photos each month. GrooveBook is an iPhone and Android app and subscription service that prints up to 100 mobile phone photos in a 4.5" x 6.5" Groovebook and mails it to customers.
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$15
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closed 5/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Collage merged with ShootProof,

synopsis: Collage.com, a provider of a variety of photo and home products, has merged with ShootProof, a leader in software, purchasing, education, and productivity solutions for professional photographers. With the merger, ShootProof has created Foreground, a family of brands that help photographers and photo consumers create memories that last a lifetime.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: ShootProof
ShootProof is a leading provider of online gallery software, sales, and business management tools for professional and semi-professional photographers around the world. Their platform enables photographers to share and sell their photos commission-free in customizable galleries and apps. "
target: Collage
Collage is a leading provider of a variety of photo and home products, including photo blankets, canvases, phone cases, pillows, and more. Whether it's designing a collage or printing a single image, creating the perfect custom product is fast, easy, and fun.
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closed 4/8/2021 via PR Web

WorthPoint Corporation, acquired History In Photographs

synopsis: WorthPoint Corporation has purchased the assets of HistoryInPhotographs.com (HIP), a digital repository and e-commerce site for more than 50,000 historic photographic images of American life dating from the 1860s. HIP digitally restores the negatives, cleaning away the dirt, blemishes, and discoloration often buried in the original emulsion.
buyer: WorthPoint Corporation
WorthPoint manages the largest online resource for researching, valuing, and preserving antiques, art, and collectibles. The company’s suite of offerings includes a Price Guide, a resource gallery for identifying maker’s marks, autographs, patterns, and symbols (M.A.P.S.), and a digital Library. "
target: History In Photographs
History in Photographs (HIP) is a digital repository and e-commerce site for more than 50,000 historic photographic images of American life dating from the 1860s. HIP's team digitally restores the negatives, cleaning away the dirt, blemishes, and discoloration often buried in the original emulsion.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

ClickStream Corporation, acquired Nifter

synopsis: ClickStream Corp has acquired Rebel Blockchain Inc., developer of Nifter™, a music NFT marketplace that allows artists to create and sell unique music and sound NFTs. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a type of digital token made possible through blockchain technology.
buyer: ClickStream Corporation (OTCPK:CLIS:$0.00)
ClickStream is a technology company focused on developing apps and digital platforms that disrupt conventional industries. ClickStream's WinQuik is a free-to-play synchronized mobile app and digital gaming platform that allows users to compete in quiz type games to win real money and prizes. "
target: Nifter
Rebel Blockchain Inc. is the developer of Nifter™, a music NFT marketplace that allows artists to create and sell unique music and sound NFTs. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a type of digital token made possible through blockchain technology.
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closed 10/20/2015 via New York Times

TriPlay, acquired eMusic

synopsis: Triplay, the next-generation personal cloud company and the developer of MyMusicCloud and MyDigipack, announced its acquisition of eMusic, a leading music discovery and download-to-own destination. This deal makes the combined entity one of the largest, most comprehensive digital music services in the world.
buyer: TriPlay
TriPlay is a mobile life company - the only media delivery platform and services suite for sharing personal digital content across multiple devices. TriPlay's patent protected media delivery platform was built as the first cross-platform integrated messaging system. "
target parent: Media Arc, Inc.
target: eMusic
eMusic is a unique discovery-and-download destination for music enthusiasts. Their catalog includes many familiar and off-the-beaten path releases from both major and independent labels. Members can explore music through an affordable monthly subscription that facilitates new music discovery.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired MyPublisher, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired MyPublisher, one of the pioneers in the photo book industry and creator of easy-to-use photo book-making software.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: MyPublisher, Inc.
MyPublisher has established itself as one of the leaders in custom photo-book software, bookstore quality printing and superior customer service. MyPublisher has sold and shipped more than 5 million photo books since 2002.
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closed 3/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

eMusic merged with knfb Reading Technology Inc.,

synopsis: Online music service eMusic merged with an e-book distributor K-NFB Reading to form the new company Media Arc Inc. Media Arc will offer a comprehensive source of more than 17 million songs, 40,000 audio books and 600,000 eBooks. eMusic and K-NFB will remain as operating units of the new company.
buyer: knfb Reading Technology Inc.
Media Arc, Inc. designs, develops, and distributes print-to-speech reading machines for the blind. Their products include knfbReader Mobile, a software solution that places the functionality of a reading machine into a cell phone; and kReader Mobile for sighted individuals with reading difficulties."
target parent: JDS Capital Management, Inc.
target: eMusic
eMusic is a unique discovery-and-download destination for music enthusiasts. Their catalog includes many familiar and off-the-beaten path releases from both major and independent labels. Members can explore music through an affordable monthly subscription that facilitates new music discovery.
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