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closed 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

FITE, acquired Avid AI

synopsis: Flipps Media Inc. (DBA FITE), the premium digital network for streaming live combat sports globally, announced it has acquired the sports startup Avid AI Inc. in a cash and stock transaction. Avid AI is a mobile-first community for the next generation of sports fans.
buyer: FITE
FITE is a premium digital live streaming network. With live programming from over 200 content holders across 5 continents, FITE delivers premium MMA, boxing and pro wrestling events live to close to a million registered combat sports fans. "
target: Avid AI
Avid AI is a mobile-first community for the next generation of sports fans. They apply machine learning techniques to provide its sports community with an intelligent, personalized and social experience. It has features like a chatbot that provided real-time sports news and a public chat group.
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closed 11/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired The Players' Tribune

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and digital publishing platform, is acquiring The Players' Tribune, a new media platform that provides content written by professional athletes. The Players' Tribune provides daily sports conversation and publishes first-person stories directly from athletes.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology brand focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering its content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target: The Players' Tribune
The Players' Tribune is a new media platform that provides content written by professional athletes. Founded by former professional Major League Baseball player Derek Jeter, The Players' Tribune provides daily sports conversation and publishes first-person stories directly from athletes.
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closed 12/19/2018 via PR Newswire

The Players' Tribune, acquired Unscriptd

synopsis: The Players' Tribune, the first-of-its-kind athlete-led content platform, announced its acquisition of Unscriptd, the media and technology company for global athletes. Founded in 2014, Unscriptd exists to enable athletes to be better publishers through a suite of proprietary technology, content, distribution and data services.
buyer: The Players' Tribune
The Players' Tribune (TPT) is a content platform that was developed by athletes to help them connect with their fans through the power of storytelling. More than 2,000 athletes have contributed to the platform through impactful and powerful long- and short-form stories, video series and audio. "
target: Unscriptd
Unscriptd is a leading global athlete media & technology company that connects athletes to content and brands directly to fans. Unscriptd helps professional athletes to create and publish their unfiltered personal stories in short-form video format, through a proprietary publishing platform.
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closed 4/24/2009 via PR Newswire

NTN Buzztime, Inc., acquired iSports, Inc.

synopsis: NTN Buzztime, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has approved the asset purchase of iSports. iSports delivers cutting-edge mobile sports and entertainment content including near real-time sports scores and news, and unique interactive gameplay within its acclaimed and graphically rich user experience.
buyer: NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NTN:$25.31)
NTN Buzztime, Inc., a leader in interactive entertainment for 25 years, is based in Carlsbad, CA. Buzztime is distributed in-home and out-of-home across broadband platforms including online, cable TV, satellite TV and in approximately 3,750 restaurants, sports bars and pubs throughout North America."
target: iSports, Inc.
iSports is a pioneer and market leader in the category of Mobile Social Gaming, offering sports scores, gamecasting, and news alongside addictive interactive challenge games.
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$0.14 [$0.24]
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

fuboTV merged with FaceBank Group, Inc.,

synopsis: FaceBank Group, Inc., a leading celebrity and sports focused virtual entertainment company, and fuboTV Inc., the world’s only sports-focused live TV streaming service, announced the closing of their previously announced merger agreement.
buyer: FaceBank Group, Inc. (OTCPK:FBNK:$5.83)
Facebank Group, Inc. is a character-based virtual entertainment company, and a leading developer of digital human likeness for celebrities and consumers, focused on applications in traditional entertainment, sports entertainment, live events, mixed reality (AR/VR) and artificial intelligence. "
target: fuboTV
fuboTV is the world’s only sports-focused live TV streaming service with top leagues and teams, plus popular shows, movies and news for the entire household. They stream the most popular entertainment, news and sports programming in the world.
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closed 10/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Genius Sports Group Limited, acquired Oppia Performance

synopsis: Genius Sports, a UK-based global leader in sports data technology, distribution and integrity services, acquired Oppia Performance, a Belgian streaming and performance analysis company whose innovative software-based solution is designed to help athletes and sport enthusiasts stay on top of their game and up performance levels.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Genius Sports Group Limited
Genius Sports is a UK-based global leader in sports data technology, distribution and integrity services. They work in partnership with sports leagues, federations and rights holders, providing innovative and data-driven solutions to drive revenue and bring fans and customers closer to the action. "
target: Oppia Performance
Headquartered in Belgium, Oppia Performance is a streaming and performance analysis company. Their innovative software-based solution is designed to help athletes and sport enthusiasts stay on top of their game, up performance levels, and increase support and fan-bases.
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

STATS, Inc., acquired Perform Group

synopsis: STATS has announced its acquisition of Perform, the complete sports content company in the UK. STATS collects the richest sports data in the world and transforms it through AI. Together, the companies will combine STATS’ world-class expertise in AI with both companies’ historical archives, to create a treasure trove of sports data.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: STATS, Inc.
STATS collects the richest sports data in the world and transforms it through AI to unlock the past, present and future of sports. STATS continues to speed innovation with AutoSTATS, the first-ever AI-powered technology to collect comprehensive sports data from any television broadcast. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Perform Group
Perform is the complete sports content company in the UK. They work with media owners, rights-holders, bookmakers and professional teams to produce and distribute content that transforms how the world experiences sport through 5 brands: Opta, OptaPro, Omnisport, RunningBall and Watch&Bet.
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closed 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

MultiTV Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd, acquired Veqta

synopsis: MultiTV, a global provider of OTT platform solutions, has acquired VEQTA, India's only OTT subscription service dedicated exclusively to sports. VEQTA offers more than 6,000 hours of exclusive live and on-demand sports video content from across the world.
buyer: MultiTV Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd
MultiTV is a global provider of OTT platform solutions. MultiTV offers solutions for OTT, video advertising, monetization, and live streaming. MultiTV's Automator is an OTT video distribution solution that allows businesses to optimize the cost to quality and render the best video possible. "
target: Veqta
VEQTA is India's only OTT subscription service dedicated exclusively to sports. VEQTA offers more than 6,000 hours of exclusive live and on-demand sports video content from across the world. VEQTA features premium sports content from various sports like tennis, motorsport, football, and more.
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announced 8/8/2017 via BusinessWire

The Walt Disney Company, will acquire BAMTech, LLC

synopsis: The Walt Disney Company announced that it has agreed to acquire majority ownership of BAMTech, LLC. Disney will acquire an additional 42% stake in BAMTech—a leader in direct-to-consumer streaming technology and marketing services, data analytics, and commerce management—from MLBAM, the interactive media & Internet company of Major League Baseball.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$75,125.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, and consumer products and interactive media. "
target parent: Major League Baseball
target: BAMTech, LLC
BAMTech’s technology services give consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time, or location. BAMTech aspires to become the leading distributor of direct-to-consumer live entertainment and the premier provider of video streaming solutions globally.
price ($mm)
$1,580*
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closed 3/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

CricHQ, acquired My Action Replay

synopsis: CricHQ, the world's largest digital platform for cricket, has acquired My Action Replay, a UK-based sports video highlight provider. Clients can get instant, action replays from their Sports and Leisure venues to delight their customers and help them improve.
buyer: CricHQ
CricHQ is the world's largest digital platform for cricket. The company has grown to be the online home for all levels of cricket around the world, making cricket even better for everyone by providing mobile enabled cricket administration, CRM and reporting, scoring, performance analytics and more. "
target: My Action Replay
My Action Replay is a UK-based sports video highlight provider. Clients can get instant, action replays from their Sports and Leisure venues to delight their customers and help them improve. Showcase a venue and engage with customers as replays are shared online and shown on big screens.
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closed 12/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Le Sports, acquired Zhangyu.tv

synopsis: Le Sports, China’s leading Internet-based eco-sports company and the subsidiary of online video company LeTV, is reported to have acquired Zhangyu.tv, one of the largest live sports platforms in China.
buyer parent: LeTV
buyer: Le Sports
Le Sports is China’s leading Internet-based eco-sports company known for its unique business model spanning event operation, content platform, smart devices, and value-added service. "
target: Zhangyu.tv
Zhangyu.tv provides live sports streaming services online. The company is based in Beijing, China.
price ($mm)
$46
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closed 9/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

OneUp Sports, acquired CineSport, LLC

synopsis: OneUp Sports, a leading mobile sports platform, announced the acquisition of CineSport, a leading sports digital video network. The merger integrates the CineSport video platform and programming services into OneUp’s innovative team and league fan engagement platforms.
buyer: OneUp Sports
OneUp Sports offers live-action, split-second decision making mobile sports platforms that offer a deeper and more engaging live-sports experience. OneUp's platforms brings profressional sports teams, fans and friends together like never before. "
target: CineSport, LLC
CineSport is an innovative web video syndication company that offers sports highlights on line and on-demand. CineSport provides easy-to-watch video packages. News and information sites receive localized reports from their home cities that are perfectly targeted to their users.
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announced 3/13/2014 via Reuters

Thales SA, will acquire LiveTV

synopsis: France's Thales, Europe's largest defence electronics company, said it agreed to buy U.S. carrier JetBlue Airways' LiveTV unit to strengthen its position in the high-growth in-flight entertainment business.
buyer parent: GFI Informatique SA
buyer: Thales SA (ENXTPA:HO:$18,303.68)
Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, addressing Defence, Aerospace and Security markets worldwide. Thales's leading-edge technology offer a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy field-proven mission-critical information systems. "
target parent: JetBlue Airways Corporation
target: LiveTV
LiveTV is a free website for live sport streams, sport videos and live score. Users can watch medium to high quality streams and discuss what they watch with fans from all over the world.
price ($mm)
$400
rev ($mm)
$150
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
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closed 9/9/2010 via Market Wire

Metacafe, acquired Go211

synopsis: Metacafe, the first online destination solely dedicated to showcasing the best entertainment-related videos, acquired Action Sports, Inc. the parent company of the popular Go211.com, which features live webcasts of and video highlights from top action sports events around the world.
buyer: Metacafe
Metacafe is a trusted source that keeps millions of viewers plugged into their entertainment passions every day, and connect marquee brand advertisers with their target consumers via close association with the most popular entertainment content on the web. "
target: Go211
GO211 is an Action Sports community that represents athletes within Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Surfing and Bike. GO211 presents live webcasts of major alternative sports events happening around the world.
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closed 11/2/2009 via Market Wire

NeuLion Incorporated, acquired Interactive Netcasting Systems, Inc.

synopsis: NeuLion, Inc., an end-to-end IPTV service provider of live and on-demand sports, international and variety programming over the Internet, announced the closing of its acquisition of Interactive Netcasting Systems Inc. The acquisition brings together unique synergies that exist between the two companies' respective sports clients.
buyer: NeuLion Incorporated (TSX:NLN:$95.32)
NeuLion is an end to end IPTV service provider that builds private broadcasting networks operating over the Internet. By using the public Internet, content can reach viewers anywhere in the world. "
target: Interactive Netcasting Systems, Inc.
Interactive Netcasting Systems Inc. is a leading webcasting company, enabling enterprises and content owners to distribute and monetize online video which can help improve communications, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.
price ($mm)
$7.70
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
20.4x
closed 12/10/2008 via PR Newswire

2080 Media, Inc, acquired PlayON Sports

synopsis: Atlanta-based 2080 Media, Inc. announced that the Company is acquiring the assets of PlayON Sports from Turner Sports International Enterprises, Inc., effective immediately. 2080 Media is a digital media company focused on production and distribution of broadband content.
buyer: 2080 Media, Inc
2080 Media is a digital media company focused on production and distribution of broadband content. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: PlayON Sports
PlayON Sports is a digital media company that offers a comprehensive solution for high quality, low cost production and distribution of untelevised live events via the Internet. PlayON Sports is a private company based in Atlanta, Georgia, and is owned and operated by 2080 Media.
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closed 8/31/2007 via BusinessWire

JumpTV, purchased XOS Broadband Network business unit from XOS Technologies

synopsis: XOS Technologies, Inc., today announced that it has closed the sale of the assets of its Broadband Network business unit to JumpTV Inc. The asset purchase agreement between XOS Technologies and JumpTV originally was announced on July 17, 2007.
buyer: JumpTV (:$0.00)
JumpTV is the world's leading distributor of live Internet television. JumpTV delivers full-screen news, sports and entertainment content on a real-time basis from all corners of the globe to computers, Internet-enabled TV sets, IP set-top-boxes and cell phones with browser access. "
seller: XOS Technologies
XOS Technologies, Inc. provides sports technology and media solutions to professional and collegiate teams, conferences, leagues, and athletic administrators. It offers digital video editing coaching tools, network online fan management platforms, and ticketing and donor management solutions.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.1x
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announced 2/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, will acquire The Ringer

synopsis: Spotify is to acquire The Ringer, a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$7,317.18)
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches. "
target: The Ringer
The Ringer is a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
price ($mm)
$200
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closed 5/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Battery Ventures, acquired Stretch Internet

synopsis: CE Holdco, LLC, a portfolio company of Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Stretch Internet LLC, the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA).
buyer: Battery Ventures
Battery Ventures is a global technology-focused investment firm pursuing the most promising companies and ideas. Founded in 1983, the firm makes venture-capital and private-equity investments from its offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, London and Israel. "
target: Stretch Internet
Stretch Internet LLC, located in Gilbert, Arizona, is the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA) and partnering with 32% of all collegiate conferences.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Madman Entertainment Pty. Ltd., acquired Garage Entertainment

synopsis: Madman, Australia's leading independent theatrical, home entertainment distribution and rights management company, has acquired Garage Entertainment from SurfStitch. Garage Entertainment is a company that produces and digitally distributes premium action and extreme sports long form films and TV content.
buyer: Madman Entertainment Pty. Ltd.
Madman is Australia's leading independent theatrical, home entertainment distribution and rights management company, specializing in the wholesale distribution of DVD and BLU RAY product into sales channels throughout Australia and New Zealand. "
target parent: SurfStitch Group
target: Garage Entertainment
Garage Entertainment produces and digitally distributes premium action and extreme sports long form films and TV content. It has the largest library of actions sports online with over 3,000 titles which it distributes through its own platform and dedicated TV channels.
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closed 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

FITE, acquired Avid AI

synopsis: Flipps Media Inc. (DBA FITE), the premium digital network for streaming live combat sports globally, announced it has acquired the sports startup Avid AI Inc. in a cash and stock transaction. Avid AI is a mobile-first community for the next generation of sports fans.
buyer: FITE
FITE is a premium digital live streaming network. With live programming from over 200 content holders across 5 continents, FITE delivers premium MMA, boxing and pro wrestling events live to close to a million registered combat sports fans. "
target: Avid AI
Avid AI is a mobile-first community for the next generation of sports fans. They apply machine learning techniques to provide its sports community with an intelligent, personalized and social experience. It has features like a chatbot that provided real-time sports news and a public chat group.
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closed 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

FITE, acquired Avid AI

synopsis: Flipps Media Inc. (DBA FITE), the premium digital network for streaming live combat sports globally, announced it has acquired the sports startup Avid AI Inc. in a cash and stock transaction. Avid AI is a mobile-first community for the next generation of sports fans.
buyer: FITE
FITE is a premium digital live streaming network. With live programming from over 200 content holders across 5 continents, FITE delivers premium MMA, boxing and pro wrestling events live to close to a million registered combat sports fans. "
target: Avid AI
Avid AI is a mobile-first community for the next generation of sports fans. They apply machine learning techniques to provide its sports community with an intelligent, personalized and social experience. It has features like a chatbot that provided real-time sports news and a public chat group.
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closed 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

FITE, acquired Avid AI

synopsis: Flipps Media Inc. (DBA FITE), the premium digital network for streaming live combat sports globally, announced it has acquired the sports startup Avid AI Inc. in a cash and stock transaction. Avid AI is a mobile-first community for the next generation of sports fans.
buyer: FITE
FITE is a premium digital live streaming network. With live programming from over 200 content holders across 5 continents, FITE delivers premium MMA, boxing and pro wrestling events live to close to a million registered combat sports fans. "
target: Avid AI
Avid AI is a mobile-first community for the next generation of sports fans. They apply machine learning techniques to provide its sports community with an intelligent, personalized and social experience. It has features like a chatbot that provided real-time sports news and a public chat group.
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closed 8/18/2009 via PR Newswire

MatchFights, LLC. merged with ActionView International, Inc.,

synopsis: ActionView International, Inc. announced the close of its acquisition transaction with MatchFights, LLC, which is launching live, pay-per-view entertainment events delivered in high definition over the Internet. With the close of the transaction, MatchFights will now become the focus of the public company's operations.
buyer: ActionView International, Inc.
ActionView International's operating subsidiary custom-designs, develops, and manufactures vividly illuminated motion billboards. ActionView places its signs into high traffic locations and markets advertising space on the signs. "
target: MatchFights, LLC.
MatchFights, LLC and its Bare Knuckle Brawlers brand feature live, high definition, pay-per-view events, including no-holds-barred bare knuckle fights in an interactive venue where viewers will not only determine the matches that are presented but will also decide who ultimately wins each contest.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

fuboTV merged with FaceBank Group, Inc.,

synopsis: FaceBank Group, Inc., a leading celebrity and sports focused virtual entertainment company, and fuboTV Inc., the world’s only sports-focused live TV streaming service, announced the closing of their previously announced merger agreement.
buyer: FaceBank Group, Inc. (OTCPK:FBNK:$5.83)
Facebank Group, Inc. is a character-based virtual entertainment company, and a leading developer of digital human likeness for celebrities and consumers, focused on applications in traditional entertainment, sports entertainment, live events, mixed reality (AR/VR) and artificial intelligence. "
target: fuboTV
fuboTV is the world’s only sports-focused live TV streaming service with top leagues and teams, plus popular shows, movies and news for the entire household. They stream the most popular entertainment, news and sports programming in the world.
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closed 10/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Genius Sports Group Limited, acquired Oppia Performance

synopsis: Genius Sports, a UK-based global leader in sports data technology, distribution and integrity services, acquired Oppia Performance, a Belgian streaming and performance analysis company whose innovative software-based solution is designed to help athletes and sport enthusiasts stay on top of their game and up performance levels.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Genius Sports Group Limited
Genius Sports is a UK-based global leader in sports data technology, distribution and integrity services. They work in partnership with sports leagues, federations and rights holders, providing innovative and data-driven solutions to drive revenue and bring fans and customers closer to the action. "
target: Oppia Performance
Headquartered in Belgium, Oppia Performance is a streaming and performance analysis company. Their innovative software-based solution is designed to help athletes and sport enthusiasts stay on top of their game, up performance levels, and increase support and fan-bases.
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

STATS, Inc., acquired Perform Group

synopsis: STATS has announced its acquisition of Perform, the complete sports content company in the UK. STATS collects the richest sports data in the world and transforms it through AI. Together, the companies will combine STATS’ world-class expertise in AI with both companies’ historical archives, to create a treasure trove of sports data.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: STATS, Inc.
STATS collects the richest sports data in the world and transforms it through AI to unlock the past, present and future of sports. STATS continues to speed innovation with AutoSTATS, the first-ever AI-powered technology to collect comprehensive sports data from any television broadcast. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Perform Group
Perform is the complete sports content company in the UK. They work with media owners, rights-holders, bookmakers and professional teams to produce and distribute content that transforms how the world experiences sport through 5 brands: Opta, OptaPro, Omnisport, RunningBall and Watch&Bet.
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closed 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

MultiTV Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd, acquired Veqta

synopsis: MultiTV, a global provider of OTT platform solutions, has acquired VEQTA, India's only OTT subscription service dedicated exclusively to sports. VEQTA offers more than 6,000 hours of exclusive live and on-demand sports video content from across the world.
buyer: MultiTV Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd
MultiTV is a global provider of OTT platform solutions. MultiTV offers solutions for OTT, video advertising, monetization, and live streaming. MultiTV's Automator is an OTT video distribution solution that allows businesses to optimize the cost to quality and render the best video possible. "
target: Veqta
VEQTA is India's only OTT subscription service dedicated exclusively to sports. VEQTA offers more than 6,000 hours of exclusive live and on-demand sports video content from across the world. VEQTA features premium sports content from various sports like tennis, motorsport, football, and more.
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announced 8/8/2017 via BusinessWire

The Walt Disney Company, will acquire BAMTech, LLC

synopsis: The Walt Disney Company announced that it has agreed to acquire majority ownership of BAMTech, LLC. Disney will acquire an additional 42% stake in BAMTech—a leader in direct-to-consumer streaming technology and marketing services, data analytics, and commerce management—from MLBAM, the interactive media & Internet company of Major League Baseball.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$75,125.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, and consumer products and interactive media. "
target parent: Major League Baseball
target: BAMTech, LLC
BAMTech’s technology services give consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time, or location. BAMTech aspires to become the leading distributor of direct-to-consumer live entertainment and the premier provider of video streaming solutions globally.
price ($mm)
$1,580*
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closed 3/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

CricHQ, acquired My Action Replay

synopsis: CricHQ, the world's largest digital platform for cricket, has acquired My Action Replay, a UK-based sports video highlight provider. Clients can get instant, action replays from their Sports and Leisure venues to delight their customers and help them improve.
buyer: CricHQ
CricHQ is the world's largest digital platform for cricket. The company has grown to be the online home for all levels of cricket around the world, making cricket even better for everyone by providing mobile enabled cricket administration, CRM and reporting, scoring, performance analytics and more. "
target: My Action Replay
My Action Replay is a UK-based sports video highlight provider. Clients can get instant, action replays from their Sports and Leisure venues to delight their customers and help them improve. Showcase a venue and engage with customers as replays are shared online and shown on big screens.
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closed 12/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Le Sports, acquired Zhangyu.tv

synopsis: Le Sports, China’s leading Internet-based eco-sports company and the subsidiary of online video company LeTV, is reported to have acquired Zhangyu.tv, one of the largest live sports platforms in China.
buyer parent: LeTV
buyer: Le Sports
Le Sports is China’s leading Internet-based eco-sports company known for its unique business model spanning event operation, content platform, smart devices, and value-added service. "
target: Zhangyu.tv
Zhangyu.tv provides live sports streaming services online. The company is based in Beijing, China.
price ($mm)
$46
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closed 9/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

OneUp Sports, acquired CineSport, LLC

synopsis: OneUp Sports, a leading mobile sports platform, announced the acquisition of CineSport, a leading sports digital video network. The merger integrates the CineSport video platform and programming services into OneUp’s innovative team and league fan engagement platforms.
buyer: OneUp Sports
OneUp Sports offers live-action, split-second decision making mobile sports platforms that offer a deeper and more engaging live-sports experience. OneUp's platforms brings profressional sports teams, fans and friends together like never before. "
target: CineSport, LLC
CineSport is an innovative web video syndication company that offers sports highlights on line and on-demand. CineSport provides easy-to-watch video packages. News and information sites receive localized reports from their home cities that are perfectly targeted to their users.
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announced 3/13/2014 via Reuters

Thales SA, will acquire LiveTV

synopsis: France's Thales, Europe's largest defence electronics company, said it agreed to buy U.S. carrier JetBlue Airways' LiveTV unit to strengthen its position in the high-growth in-flight entertainment business.
buyer parent: GFI Informatique SA
buyer: Thales SA (ENXTPA:HO:$18,303.68)
Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, addressing Defence, Aerospace and Security markets worldwide. Thales's leading-edge technology offer a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy field-proven mission-critical information systems. "
target parent: JetBlue Airways Corporation
target: LiveTV
LiveTV is a free website for live sport streams, sport videos and live score. Users can watch medium to high quality streams and discuss what they watch with fans from all over the world.
price ($mm)
$400
rev ($mm)
$150
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/9/2010 via Market Wire

Metacafe, acquired Go211

synopsis: Metacafe, the first online destination solely dedicated to showcasing the best entertainment-related videos, acquired Action Sports, Inc. the parent company of the popular Go211.com, which features live webcasts of and video highlights from top action sports events around the world.
buyer: Metacafe
Metacafe is a trusted source that keeps millions of viewers plugged into their entertainment passions every day, and connect marquee brand advertisers with their target consumers via close association with the most popular entertainment content on the web. "
target: Go211
GO211 is an Action Sports community that represents athletes within Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Surfing and Bike. GO211 presents live webcasts of major alternative sports events happening around the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/2/2009 via Market Wire

NeuLion Incorporated, acquired Interactive Netcasting Systems, Inc.

synopsis: NeuLion, Inc., an end-to-end IPTV service provider of live and on-demand sports, international and variety programming over the Internet, announced the closing of its acquisition of Interactive Netcasting Systems Inc. The acquisition brings together unique synergies that exist between the two companies' respective sports clients.
buyer: NeuLion Incorporated (TSX:NLN:$95.32)
NeuLion is an end to end IPTV service provider that builds private broadcasting networks operating over the Internet. By using the public Internet, content can reach viewers anywhere in the world. "
target: Interactive Netcasting Systems, Inc.
Interactive Netcasting Systems Inc. is a leading webcasting company, enabling enterprises and content owners to distribute and monetize online video which can help improve communications, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.
price ($mm)
$7.70
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
20.4x
closed 4/24/2009 via PR Newswire

NTN Buzztime, Inc., acquired iSports, Inc.

synopsis: NTN Buzztime, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has approved the asset purchase of iSports. iSports delivers cutting-edge mobile sports and entertainment content including near real-time sports scores and news, and unique interactive gameplay within its acclaimed and graphically rich user experience.
buyer: NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NTN:$25.31)
NTN Buzztime, Inc., a leader in interactive entertainment for 25 years, is based in Carlsbad, CA. Buzztime is distributed in-home and out-of-home across broadband platforms including online, cable TV, satellite TV and in approximately 3,750 restaurants, sports bars and pubs throughout North America."
target: iSports, Inc.
iSports is a pioneer and market leader in the category of Mobile Social Gaming, offering sports scores, gamecasting, and news alongside addictive interactive challenge games.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.14 [$0.24]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2008 via PR Newswire

2080 Media, Inc, acquired PlayON Sports

synopsis: Atlanta-based 2080 Media, Inc. announced that the Company is acquiring the assets of PlayON Sports from Turner Sports International Enterprises, Inc., effective immediately. 2080 Media is a digital media company focused on production and distribution of broadband content.
buyer: 2080 Media, Inc
2080 Media is a digital media company focused on production and distribution of broadband content. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: PlayON Sports
PlayON Sports is a digital media company that offers a comprehensive solution for high quality, low cost production and distribution of untelevised live events via the Internet. PlayON Sports is a private company based in Atlanta, Georgia, and is owned and operated by 2080 Media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/31/2007 via BusinessWire

JumpTV, purchased XOS Broadband Network business unit from XOS Technologies

synopsis: XOS Technologies, Inc., today announced that it has closed the sale of the assets of its Broadband Network business unit to JumpTV Inc. The asset purchase agreement between XOS Technologies and JumpTV originally was announced on July 17, 2007.
buyer: JumpTV (:$0.00)
JumpTV is the world's leading distributor of live Internet television. JumpTV delivers full-screen news, sports and entertainment content on a real-time basis from all corners of the globe to computers, Internet-enabled TV sets, IP set-top-boxes and cell phones with browser access. "
seller: XOS Technologies
XOS Technologies, Inc. provides sports technology and media solutions to professional and collegiate teams, conferences, leagues, and athletic administrators. It offers digital video editing coaching tools, network online fan management platforms, and ticketing and donor management solutions.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired The Players' Tribune

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and digital publishing platform, is acquiring The Players' Tribune, a new media platform that provides content written by professional athletes. The Players' Tribune provides daily sports conversation and publishes first-person stories directly from athletes.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology brand focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering its content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target: The Players' Tribune
The Players' Tribune is a new media platform that provides content written by professional athletes. Founded by former professional Major League Baseball player Derek Jeter, The Players' Tribune provides daily sports conversation and publishes first-person stories directly from athletes.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2018 via PR Newswire

The Players' Tribune, acquired Unscriptd

synopsis: The Players' Tribune, the first-of-its-kind athlete-led content platform, announced its acquisition of Unscriptd, the media and technology company for global athletes. Founded in 2014, Unscriptd exists to enable athletes to be better publishers through a suite of proprietary technology, content, distribution and data services.
buyer: The Players' Tribune
The Players' Tribune (TPT) is a content platform that was developed by athletes to help them connect with their fans through the power of storytelling. More than 2,000 athletes have contributed to the platform through impactful and powerful long- and short-form stories, video series and audio. "
target: Unscriptd
Unscriptd is a leading global athlete media & technology company that connects athletes to content and brands directly to fans. Unscriptd helps professional athletes to create and publish their unfiltered personal stories in short-form video format, through a proprietary publishing platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, will acquire The Ringer

synopsis: Spotify is to acquire The Ringer, a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$7,317.18)
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches. "
target: The Ringer
The Ringer is a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

CoachTube, acquired PlaySportsTV

synopsis: CoachTube, a company that provides access to training from some of the world’s best coaches in the form of on-demand video courses, has acquired PlaySportsTV, the leading youth sports website in the US who deliver professional youth sports training videos in all major sports.
buyer: CoachTube
CoachTube provides an online opportunity for coaches to give every athlete in the world access to the instruction, knowledge, and motivation they need to grow and progress as athletes. CoachTube. "
target: PlaySportsTV
Founded in 2006, PlaySportsTV is the leading youth sports website in the US. They deliver professional youth sports training videos in all major sports.
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