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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Hagerty, acquired Concours d’Elegance of America

synopsis: Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand dedicated to the love and protection of driving, has acquired Concours d’Elegance of America, a leading automotive event. Concours d’Elegance of America's events showcase more than 250 vehicles in various class ranges, including gas light era, modern collectables, and super cars.
buyer: Hagerty
Hagerty is a worldwide automotive brand dedicated to the love of driving. They are the world's largest specialty insurance provider for classic vehicles of all kinds. Hagerty, the magazine, is among the highest circulation car magazines in the country. "
target: Concours d’Elegance of America
Concours d’Elegance of America is a leading automotive event. Concours d’Elegance of America is focused on automotive education and supporting local charities. Their events showcase more than 250 vehicles in various class ranges, including gas light era, modern collectables, and super cars.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Source Creation International, acquired Winto Group (Holdings) Limited

synopsis: Source Creation International, an investment holding company in Hong Kong, has acquired a 74% stake in Winto Group (Holdings) Limited, a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group offers various outdoor advertising services and publishes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
buyer: Source Creation International
Source Creation International is an investment holding company in Hong Kong. Source Creation International is directly owned by Lui Man Wah, a Chinese businessman that has over 10 years of experience in financial institutions. "
target: Winto Group (Holdings) Limited (SEHK:8238:$2.12)
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
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closed 8/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd., acquired PowerDrift

synopsis: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd., a software development company and owner of multiple auto classified portals, has acquired PowerDrift, a company that hosts engaging video-based automotive content. PowerDrift claims over 240 million lifetime views on its YouTube channel.
buyer: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd.
Based in India, Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd. is an authentic mobile and web solutions development company, with a focus on software development. Their services include web designing, web development, e-commerce site building, mobile app development, internet marketing, and more. "
target: PowerDrift
Based in India, PowerDrift is an auto show that creates fun and engaging automotive content. They provide honest in-dept and relevant opinions about cars and motorcycles from reviews or action. Their motto is showcasing Indian motoring in a way it deserves to be seen.
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd., acquired CarMe

synopsis: Fabrica Communications has acquired the web magazine CarMe, a car news magazine operated by I And C-Cruise Co., Ltd (Iron DoCy Cruise Co Ltd.) based in Japan.
buyer parent: SE Blue Equity
buyer: Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd.
Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd. based in Japan, operates a used car web portal, 車選び.com (Kurumaerabi.com). "
target parent: I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd.
target: CarMe
CarMe, based in Japan, is a web magazine that I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd. started operating in August 2014, which operates on the theme "to everyone who enjoys car life".
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closed 2/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired /DRIVE

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of YouTube channel /DRIVE along with its associated websites and content libraries. /DRIVE is a digital pioneer renowned for its adventurous, personality-driven automotive coverage. To date, /DRIVE has amassed hundreds of millions of video views and over 1 million YouTube subscribers.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: /DRIVE
/DRIVE is a Youtube Channel which celebrates the culture of cars, taking their audience on the road, to the races, to the factories, to the studios -- and to other places car lovers have always wanted to go, but never had the chance.
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closed 2/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired FastLaneDaily

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of YouTube channel FastLaneDaily (FLD) along with its associated website and content library. FLD is a digital pioneer renowned for its adventurous, personality-driven automotive coverage. To date, FLD has amassed hundreds of millions of video views and over 300,000 YouTube subscribers.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: FastLaneDaily
Fast Lane Daily (FLD) is an Internet-based video newscast about the automotive industry bringing its viewers Fast and Fresh content. FLD is one of the first Internet Video Networks established. Their first episode aired in 2007 and they have produced over 1,500 episodes on Youtube.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Edimotive S.r.l

synopsis: Motorsport.com LLC, a Miami based global technology and multimedia company, announced its acquisition of the multimedia publishing company Edimotive S.r.l, Italy's most valuable online resource for motorsports and automotive news content.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: Edimotive S.r.l
Edimotive is a 10 years old digital publisher with a strong focus on automotive industry recognized as one of the most innovative and reliable players on the Italian Market.
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired WorldCarFans.com

synopsis: Motorsport LLC announced that it has acquired WorldCarFans.com - one of the world's largest online auto enthusiast publications. WorldCarFans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, photo galleries and various feature stories.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: WorldCarFans.com
Worldcarfans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, daily Formula 1 updates, high-resolution photo galleries and various feature stories.
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closed 4/6/2015 via PR Newswire

TEN: The Enthusiast Network, acquired TORQUE.TV

synopsis: TEN: The Enthusiast Network is pleased to announce the acquisition of TORQUE.TV, which will provide motorsports and automotive enthusiast programming for Motor Trend OnDemand, a new over-the-top video platform launching later this summer at MotorTrendOnDemand.com.
buyer: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world's premier network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD, and GRINDTV. "
target: TORQUE.TV
No registration required, free to viewers, and available 24/7 worldwide, Torque.TV’s Automotive Enthusiast multi-channel network is programmed to drive high volume lean back and on-demand viewing, with advertiser friendly content.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, purchased Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. They have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
The Portfolio of titles includes: Fast Car, Fast Ford, Classic Ford, Classics Monthly, Total Vauxhall, Mini Magazine, Triathlon Plus, Classic Ford Show, Ford Fair, Japfest, Japfest 2: The Evolution, Performance Vauxhall Show, TRAX: The Ultimate Performance Car Event and associated websites.
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announced 1/21/2014 via Reuters

Apax Partners, will acquire Trader Media Group

synopsis: Apax Partners will acquire a 50.1 percent equity stake in Trader Media from the Guardian Media Group. Trader Media Group publishes market leading niche titles such as Auto Trader, Top Marques, Bike Trader, Truck & Plant Trader, Ad Trader, Motorhome and Caravan Trader, Boats and Yachts for Sale, Boat Trader and Farmers Trader.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Asia and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the advice or management of Apax Partners globally total around $30 billion. "
target parent: Guardian Media Group plc
target: Trader Media Group (LSE:AUTO:$368.90)
Trader Media Group publishes market leading niche titles such as Auto Trader, Top Marques, Bike Trader, Truck & Plant Trader, Ad Trader, Motorhome and Caravan Trader, Boats and Yachts for Sale, Boat Trader and Farmers Trader, all leading their sectors with magazine readership and web visitors.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Racer Media & Marketing, Inc., acquired Racer Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Automotive media and marketing veterans Paul Pfanner and Bill Sparks have acquired RACER Magazine and Racer.com from Haymarket Media, Inc. The purchase returns America's leading general interest motorsport magazine to its founding management team.
buyer: Racer Media & Marketing, Inc.
Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. is a company created by Paul Pfanner and Bill Sparks. Pfanner and Sparks was the founding management team of America's leading general interest motorsport magazine, RACER. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: Racer Communications, Inc.
Racer Communications consists of Racer Magazine, a monthly motorsports magazine, and Racer.com. Its custom publishing arm also produces SportsCar magazine for the Sports Car Club of America. The Racer Special Projects Division creates collateral, advertising materials, publications, and more.
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closed 4/2/2007 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Ltd., acquired Octane Media

synopsis: Dennis Publishing has today announced the acquisition of Octane magazine and its accompanying website from Aspiration Holdings and the Octane Media group shareholders. The monthly classic car title will join Dennis' existing portfolio of printed motoring titles: Auto Express and evo.
buyer parent: Quadrangle Group LLC
buyer: Dennis Publishing Ltd.
Alpha Media Group Inc. is a multimedia company that includes Maxim and Blender magazines and their websites Maxim.com and Blender.com. Maxim magazine is the most successful modern men's lifestyle magazine in America reaching more than 12.4 million readers each month. "
target: Octane Media
Octane is a monthly classic car magazine that celebrates the world's greatest cars, the events and the personalities that surround them. The magazine places the readers' passion for classic cars at its heart and uses the highest quality design and photography throughout.
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closed 2/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Primedia, Inc., purchased Modified Automotive Group from VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc., America's leading targeted media company, announced that its Enthusiast Media Segment acquired Toronto-based VerticalScope Inc.’s Modified Automotive Group, publisher of Modified Magazine, Modified Luxury & Exotics Magazine, Modified Mustangs Magazine, and their related event partnerships and websites.
buyer: Primedia, Inc. (:$0.00)
PRIMEDIA is the leading targeted media company in the United States. With 2005 revenue of $990 million, its properties comprise over 100 brands that connect buyers and sellers through print publications, Internet, events, merchandise and video programs in three market segments. "
seller: VerticalScope Inc.
VerticalScope is a privately held corporation headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Specializing in the creation of authoritative websites, online communities, and print magazines for the Automotive, Sports and Technology vertical markets, our media products target two coveted demographic groups.
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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Media Operating LLC

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group LLC, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, announced the acquisition from Great Hill Partners of Action Media Operating LLC, the leading provider of events and online media properties serving the tuner and sports compact performance market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Action Media Operating LLC
Action Media is an integrated multimedia company that provides its clients with a unique and powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing over 30 annual events in the top 20 markets in North America.
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closed 9/8/2005 via BNC Analysis

Apprise Media LLC, acquired Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a strategic management and investment company focused on niche media, today announced that it has acquired Y-Visionary LP, which publishes nine monthly and bi-monthly magazines focused on the automotive aftermarket, outdoor sports and shelter segments.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Apprise Media LLC
Apprise Media concentrates on niche media, a fast growing segment in the media industry. Apprise Media identifies businesses in which our core management strengths and experience can combine to create value for our investors and enhanced competitive positioning for our portfolio companies. "
target: Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.
Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P. operates as a content producer of consumer magazines. The company operates through four groups: Automotive Group, Home Group, Aviation Group, and Outdoor Group.
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Stratus Media Group, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Hot Import Nights

synopsis: Stratus Media Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hot Import Nights Events and Productions, the owner and operator of live motor sports events including Cars&Models and Hot Import Nights (HIN), a leading series of indoor/outdoor car, music and pop-culture festivals.
buyer: Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:$0.04)
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights. "
target parent: Digital Age Motorsports, LLC
target: Hot Import Nights
Hot Import Nights Events and Productions is in its 12th year as a leading producer of national touring automotive lifestyle events. The company produces Hot Import Nights and Car&Model shows as the nation's largest and most unique indoor/outdoor car, music, and pop-culture festivals.
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announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Motorsport Network, LLC, will acquire DuPont Registry, Inc.

synopsis: Motorsport Network, the integrated digital platform with a global monthly reach of 56 million automotive and racing fans, has agreed to acquire the prestigious duPont Registry, a market leader in the luxury automotive marketplace for over 36 years, dedicated to connecting affluent buyers with high-end exotic cars and luxury brands.
buyer: Motorsport Network, LLC
Motorsport Network is a global market leader; an integrated digital platform that sits at the heart of the motorsport and automotive industries. Their business has three diversified and complementary divisions that integrate the user experience across Digital Media, Games & eSports, and Events. "
target: DuPont Registry, Inc.
duPont Registry, Inc., founded in 1984 and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, publishes five luxury lifestyle titles that reach individuals whose net worth significantly exceeds what is traditionally considered upscale.
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closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Drive Media

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group (APG), an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, today announced the acquisition of DRIVE! Media, LLC, a publisher of automotive enthusiast publications in California, the Pacific Northwest and select markets across the country. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target: Drive Media
DRIVE! Media, LLC, a publisher of automotive enthusiast publications, which focus on car and truck shows and events in regional markets.
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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closed 2/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Alliance Baseball, LLC, acquired Baseball America Inc.

synopsis: Baseball America, a publication that provides the baseball community coverage of all competitive levels of baseball, from a scouting and player development point of view, has been acquired by Alliance Baseball LLC, the owners of two minor league baseball franchises.
buyer: Alliance Baseball, LLC
Alliance Baseball LLC is a company founded by Gary Green and Larry Botel that invests in Minor League Baseball. "
target parent: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
target: Baseball America Inc.
Baseball America provides the baseball community coverage of all competitive levels of baseball, from a scouting and player development point of view. Their coverage includes the majors, minors, college, high school, foreign, independent and amateur baseball.
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closed 4/6/2015 via PR Newswire

TEN: The Enthusiast Network, acquired TORQUE.TV

synopsis: TEN: The Enthusiast Network is pleased to announce the acquisition of TORQUE.TV, which will provide motorsports and automotive enthusiast programming for Motor Trend OnDemand, a new over-the-top video platform launching later this summer at MotorTrendOnDemand.com.
buyer: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world's premier network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD, and GRINDTV. "
target: TORQUE.TV
No registration required, free to viewers, and available 24/7 worldwide, Torque.TV’s Automotive Enthusiast multi-channel network is programmed to drive high volume lean back and on-demand viewing, with advertiser friendly content.
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announced 5/18/2021 via New York Times

WarnerMedia will be merged with Discovery Communications, Inc.,

synopsis: AT&T is planning to spin off WarnerMedia and merge it with Discovery. WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: AT&T
target: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, and more.
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closed 9/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired AdSparx

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced it has acquired the assets of AdSparx, the ad-tech start-up offering a cloud-based technology platform that provides server side in-stream dynamic ad insertion (DAI) across live and on-demand streaming.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: AdSparx
AdSparx is an ad-tech start-up offering a cloud-based technology platform that provides server side in-stream dynamic ad insertion (DAI) across live and on-demand streaming.
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announced 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will purchase Free-to-Air TV Business from MediaWorks NZ Limited

synopsis: Broadcaster MediaWorks has reached a binding agreement with media giant Discovery Inc regarding the sale of MediaWorks' free-to-air TV business. The deal includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
seller parent: Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
seller: MediaWorks NZ Limited
The acquisition includes the free-to-air TV business of MediaWorks and includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels Three+1, Bravo+1, The Edge TV and The Breeze TV.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Golf Channel Latin America

synopsis: Discovery, Inc. announced it has acquired Latin American Golf, S.L., which operates Golf Channel Latin America, a 24-hour pay-tv channel and the region’s digital destination for golf, from Simple Networks LLC and Fornaluz Productions, S.A., an affiliate of Inversiones Bahia.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Simple Networks LLC
target: Golf Channel Latin America
Originally launched in 2006, Golf Channel Latin America offers fans a wide range of premium golf content and coverage of PGA TOUR tournaments, including more than 36 exclusive live events.
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closed 5/14/2019 via New York Times

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired The Golf Digest Companies

synopsis: Condé Nast has sold Golf Digest to Discovery Inc., an American mass media company based in New York City. Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Advance, Inc.
target: The Golf Digest Companies
Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

BBC Studios, acquired UKTV

synopsis: BBC Studios has acquired control of UKTV, taking ownership of seven of its ten free-to-air and pay-TV channels. UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company. It is a commercial arm of the BBC, bringing together the majority of the former BBC Television division's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events, and Factual. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: UKTV
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

American Media Inc., acquired Adventure Sports Network

synopsis: National Enquirer publisher American Media has acquired TEN: Publishing’s Adventure Sports Network, a group of 14 action sports brands, including Bike, Powder and Surfer magazines as well as the Dew Tour event series.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Us Weekly, Globe, National Examiner, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: Adventure Sports Network
Adventure Sports Network is a group of 14 action sports brands, including Bike, Powder and Surfer magazines as well as the Dew Tour event series. The Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform for extreme sports.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Play Sports Network

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced the purchase of a 71% controlling stake in Play Sports Group – the digital sports media company behind market-leading cycling brands Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: Play Sports Network
Based in the UK, Play Sports Group is the world's leading digital sports media company focused solely on cycling and tri-sports. Their channels include Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network, along with a growing number of non-English language channels.
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announced 2/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire Discovery Education

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading global technology-focused private equity firm, announced that it has agreed to acquire majority ownership of Discovery Education from Discovery Communications. Discovery Education is the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms around the world.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology businesses. Since its launch over 17 years ago, Francisco Partners has raised over $14 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 200 technology companies. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind.
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$120*
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closed 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired The Oprah Winfrey Network, LLC

synopsis: Discovery Communications has acquired a majority interest in OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The Oprah Winfrey Network, named after the former daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, is an American television channel that was a joint venture by Harpo Studios and Discovery Communications.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Harpo, Inc.
target: The Oprah Winfrey Network, LLC
The Oprah Winfrey Network, named after the former daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, is an American television channel that was a joint venture by Harpo Studios and Discovery Communications. The network boasts a variety of new shows, such as The Gayle King Show and Our America with Lisa Ling.
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$70*
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closed 9/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Metro TV

synopsis: Agora SA has sold the remaining 51.06% of shares in Green Content, the producer of Metro TV, to Discovery Polska, a subsidiary of Discovery Communications. Metro TV is a lifestyle television channel for a wide audience interested in healthy lifestyle and sports, looking for interesting entertainment, accurate information and cultural journalism.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Agora SA
target: Metro TV
Metro TV is a free community television channel in Poland. Metro TV is a lifestyle channel for a wide audience interested in healthy lifestyle and sports, looking for interesting entertainment, accurate information and cultural journalism.
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$5.30*
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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announced 7/31/2017 via New York Times

Discovery Communications, will acquire Scripps Networks Interactive

synopsis: Discovery Communications, an American global mass media and entertainment company, is planning to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive, the owner of Food Network and HGTV. Scripps Networks Interactive is a leading developer of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the internet and emerging platforms.
buyer: Discovery Communications (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI:$3,439.68)
Scripps Networks Interactive is a leading developer of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories. Their U.S. lifestyle portfolio comprises popular television and internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country.
price ($mm)
$11,900
rev ($mm)
$3,418
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,604
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
7.4x
closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

All3media, acquired Raw TV and Betty TV

synopsis: Leading independent television, film and digital production and distribution company All3Media has acquired the production companies Raw and Betty from Discovery Communications. Raw and Betty are the creative forces behind a slate of popular, critically acclaimed and award-winning documentaries, factual entertainment, reality formats, and dramas.
buyer: All3media
All3Media is a leading independent television, film and digital production and distribution company. The All3Media group comprises 26 production and distribution companies across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and USA. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: Raw TV and Betty TV
Raw TV and Betty TV are London-based television production companies. They are the creative forces behind a slate of popular, critically acclaimed and award-winning documentaries, factual entertainment, reality formats, and dramas in both the UK and US.
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closed 2/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

All3media, acquired Two Brothers Pictures

synopsis: U.K. production company Two Brothers Pictures has been acquired by All3Media, the independent film, television and digital production and distribution company. Two Brothers Pictures was established in early 2012 by writer/producers Jack and Harry Williams. Their aim is to produce quality comedy and drama television for the UK.
buyer parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
buyer: All3media
ALL3MEDIA is a leading creator of content with an impeccable track record and unparalleled reputation around the world – they are committed to creating outstanding TV, film and digital content and to innovate in the ever-evolving broadcast landscape. "
target: Two Brothers Pictures
Two Brothers Pictures is a production company based in London. Two Brothers Pictures was established in early 2012 by writer/producers Jack and Harry Williams. Their aim is to produce quality comedy and drama television for the UK.
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announced 5/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will acquire Food Food

synopsis: Discovery Communications India Pvt. Ltd—which is part of Discovery Communications, Inc that offers non-fiction TV programmes through more than 50 channels—has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Turmeric Vision Pvt. Ltd, which runs food channel Food Food.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, and more. "
target: Food Food
Food Food is a food channel run by Turmeric Vision Pvt. Ltd. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, the host of Food Food, is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine today. He is an author of best-selling cookbooks, a restaurant consultant, architect of unique range of food products and winner of numerous awards.
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closed 1/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

All3media, acquired New Pictures Limited

synopsis: All3Media has acquired UK TV production company, New Pictures Limited. New Pictures has secured commissions including Channel 4’s Indian Summers and BBC1 dramas The Missing, crime series Rellik and six-part psychological thriller Requiem, penned by Australian writer Kris Mrksa.
buyer parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
buyer: All3media
ALL3MEDIA is a leading creator of content with an impeccable track record and unparalleled reputation around the world – we are committed to creating outstanding TV, film and digital content and to innovate in the ever-evolving broadcast landscape. "
target: New Pictures Limited
New Pictures Limited offers television program production services in the UK and has secured commissions including Channel 4’s Indian Summers and BBC1 dramas The Missing, crime series Rellik and six-part psychological thriller Requiem, penned by Australian writer Kris Mrksa.
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announced 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire SBS Discovery Radio

synopsis: Bauer Media is set to acquire leading Nordic broadcaster SBS Discovery Radio from Discovery Communications. SBS Discovery Radio is the leading commercial radio operator in Sweden and Denmark, as well as being strongly positioned in Norway and Finland. It reaches more than 10 million people per week through 20 brands, including Denmark's Nova.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media is a Hamburg-based media conglomerate that publishes hundreds of magazines and 50 radio and TV stations. the company’s radio brands reached 17-million listeners in the U.K. in Q4, 2014. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: SBS Discovery Radio
SBS Discovery Radio is the leading commercial radio operator in Sweden and Denmark, as well as being strongly positioned in Norway and Finland. It reaches more than 10 million people a week through 20 brands, including Sweden’s Mix Megapol, Norway’s Radio Norge, Denmark’s Nova and Finland’s Iskelma.
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closed 3/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

All3media, acquired Neal Street Productions Ltd

synopsis: All3Media has acquired Neal Street Productions, one of the UK's most respected independent production companies, producing film, TV and theatre. Neal Street produces distinctive, popular, award winning projects in all fields and currently has a range of film, TV, and theatre in development and production.
buyer parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
buyer: All3media
ALL3MEDIA is the UK's number one independent television, film and digital production and distribution company. The ALL3MEDIA group is comprised of 19 production and distribution companies from across the UK, Europe, New Zealand and USA. "
target: Neal Street Productions Ltd
Neal Street Productions is one of the UK's most respected independent production companies, producing film, TV and theatre. Neal Street produces distinctive, popular, award winning projects in all fields and currently has a range of film, TV, and theatre in development and production.
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announced 1/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will acquire Deejay TV

synopsis: Italian media group L'Espresso has signed an agreement for the transfer of the broadcaster Deejay TV to Discovery Italia, the Italian branch of Discovery Channel. Deejay broadcasts music videos and music programs on its channel.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks. "
target parent: Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A.
target: Deejay TV
Based in Milan, Italy. Deejay TV is a television channel that broadcasts music videos and music programs. Deejay TV was formerly known as All Music S.p.A.
price ($mm)
$19
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closed 3/10/2021 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: France-based Alchimie has acquired the U.S. publishing assets of TV4Entertainment. The assets include a portfolio of nearly ten thematic subscription video on demand (SVoD) channels, such as Motorland (Motors), DocCom TV (documentary), Nautical Mile (boating), Gone TV (hunt/Fish), Inside Outside (home and garden).
buyer: Alchimie S.A.S. (ENXTPA:ALCHI:$40.89)
Headquartered in France, Alchimie is a channel factory: a unique video platform in partnership with talents and media to co-publish their own thematic channel. Alchimie has a catalog of more than 60,000 hours of content from more than 300 renowned partners. "
seller: TV4Entertainment
TV4Entertainment's U.S. publishing assets including a portfolio of nearly ten thematic SVOD channels, such as Motorland (Motors), DocCom TV (documentary), Nautical Mile (boating), Gone TV (hunt/Fish), Inside Outside (home and garden). The assets include a base of nearly 15,000 subscribers.
price ($mm)
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$1
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0.0x
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closed 6/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Justice Network and Quest

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has acquired the leading 24/7 multicast networks Justice Network and Quest from Cooper Media. Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,694.16)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target parent: Cooper Holdings, Inc.
target: Justice Network and Quest
Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming while making communities safer. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming about nature's greatest dangers, history's greatest mysteries, and man's greatest achievements.
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$77*
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announced 9/9/2015 via Company Press Release

21st Century Fox, will acquire National Geographic Channel

synopsis: 21st Century Fox has acquired a majority stake in the National Geographic Channel from The National Geographic Society. The channel airs non-fiction television programs with topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$12,437.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, it has a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel is a digital cable and satellite television channel. The channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by National Geographic and other production companies. Topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
price ($mm)
$725*
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closed 1/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Switchover Media

synopsis: Discovery Communications has acquired Italy's Switchover Media, a rapidly growing local player that has four free-to-air channels and one pay TV channel, making Discovery the third-largest Italo TV player in terms of audience share.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications is the world's number 1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks. "
target: Switchover Media
Switchover Media, which was launched in 2009 by Francesco Nespega, operates successful kiddie channels K2 and Frisbee on DT, provides male skewed GXT to Sky Italia, and in 2012 launched scripted crime channel Giallo, and factual channel Focus.
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closed 3/3/2017 via Market Wire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired NatureVision TV

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, has acquired NatureVision TV, a 24/7 channel available online and on television. NatureVision TV's cataloge of hundred of hours of exceptionally soothing nature programs brings home the world's most beautiful places through the brilliance of HD and 4K video.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: NatureVision TV
NatureVision TV is a 24/7 channel available online and on television. that has a cataloge of hundred of hours of exceptionally soothing nature programs brings home the world's most beautiful places through the brilliance of HD and 4K video.
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announced 3/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Madison Square Garden Entertainment, a world leader in live sports and entertainment, is to acquire Madison Square Garden Networks, a regional sports network that encompasses MSG’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
buyer: The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG:$228.42)
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment, setting a global standard for excellence and innovation. MSG builds iconic brands that forge deep connections with diverse and passionate audiences. "
target: Madison Square Garden Networks (MSGN:$640.69)
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
price ($mm)[EV]
$922 [$1,722]
rev ($mm)
$641
EBITDA ($mm)
$303
EV / rev
2.7x
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5.7x
announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Vermont PBS will be merged with Vermont Public Radio,

synopsis: Vermont PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service member network for the U.S. state of Vermont, and Vermont Public Radio, a network of public radio stations covering the state of Vermont, will merge into one public media organization.
buyer: Vermont Public Radio
Vermont Public Radio is a network of public radio stations covering the state of Vermont. The network is a mix of programming from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media with some locally produced programs. "
target: Vermont PBS
Vermont PBS is the Public Broadcasting Service member network for the U.S. state of Vermont. It is operated by Vermont ETV, Inc. a community-based non-profit organization which owns the licenses for all of the state's PBS member stations.
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announced 10/18/2019 via Reuters

Seven West Media Limited, will acquire Prime Media Group Limited

synopsis: Australian free-to-air television broadcaster Seven West Media is to buy smaller Prime Media Group, an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
buyer: Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM:$1,063.43)
Seven West Media is one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online. The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses and the biggest content brands. "
target: Prime Media Group Limited (PRT.ASX:$131.53)
Prime Media Group Limited is an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$43 [$50]
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$130
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
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0.4x
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2.3x
closed 1/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yeah1 Group, acquired Thoughtful Thailand

synopsis: Vietnamese media company Yeah1 Group has bought out Thoughtful Media Group’s Thai operations. Thoughtful Thailand is a YouTube Multi-Channel Network with a strong market position in the Thai digital media industry and a good reputation with advertising agencies and the creator community.
buyer: Yeah1 Group (HOSE:YEG:$59.15)
Yeah1 Group is Vietnam’s largest multi-channel media ecosystem, operating TV channels, movie studios, digital YouTube networks, as well as strong capabilities in digital publishing. Yeah1 operates a multitude of successful divisions, leveraging on its massive community to build on its business. "
target parent: Thoughtful Media Group
target: Thoughtful Thailand
Thoughtful Thailand is a YouTube Multi-Channel Network (MCN) with a strong market position in the Thai digital media industry and a good reputation with advertising agencies and the creator community. They are the biggest MCN in Thailand and they manage over 580 creator channels.
price ($mm)
$1.55
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$3
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0.6x
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closed 5/1/2006 via

Fox Cable Networks, acquired Turner South

synopsis: News Corp. on Thursday said its Fox Cable Networks has agreed to buy Turner South, TBS Inc.'s regional sports and entertainment network, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Fox Cable Networks
Fox Cable Networks, a unit of the Fox Networks Group, a wholly owned division of News Corporation, includes 30 domestic programming services in which News Corporation holds interests. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: Turner South
Turner South is a popular regional cable TV network that shows sports and variety programming. It is currently owned by Time Warner. Turner South began in 2000 as the Turner Broadcasting System attempted to return to its southern roots.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dailyhunt, acquired LocalPlay

synopsis: Dailyhunt, an online platform which offers news and other content in Indian languages, has acquired hyperlocal-focussed peer LocalPlay. Dailyhunt, which is operated by Versé Innovation Pvt. Ltd, said in a statement that the acquisition would help boost its hyperlocal presence and improve its offerings to its core users in Tier-2 cities and beyond.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: Dailyhunt
Dailyhunt is India’s #1, News and local language content application with over 155 Million app installs offering 100,000 news articles in 14 languages. The Dailyhunt group has 80+ Million users spending over 7 Billion minutes on the service every month. "
target: LocalPlay
Bengaluru-based LocalPlay is a hyperlocal video content and news content application. LocalPlay brings the city to its users' phone, in their language. Watch Local Videos, Local News In Hindi, Get Information on Local Jobs, Local Market News, Events & Announcements and a lot more.
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announced 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Channel 10 (Israel) will be merged with Reshet 13,

synopsis: Israeli media group R.G.E. Group Ltd.'s Channel 10 will merge with Reshet 13, a leading commercial television channel in Israel. Channel 10 is a commercial broadcasting television channel in Israel. The company broadcasts news, dramas, game shows, satire shows, and reality television programs.
buyer: Reshet 13
Established in 1993, Reshet 13 is a leading commercial television channel in Israel. The company broadcasts news, satirical entertainment, and reality television programs. The channel has millions of viewers and is the most successful television channel in Israel. "
target parent: R.G.E. Group Ltd.
target: Channel 10 (Israel)
Founded in 2002, Channel 10 is a commercial broadcasting television channel in Israel. Channel 10 broadcasts news, dramas, game shows, satire shows, and reality television programs. Channel 10 is the only Israeli broadcast Channel carried by local Cables in North America and Europe.
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closed 3/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired The Weather Channel Television Network

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, announced its acquisition of The Weather Channel television network. The Weather Channel is one of the largest cable television networks not owned by a major conglomerate, and ranks number one in weather news.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: The Weather Channel Television Network
For more than 35 years, The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation's only 24-hour source of national storm coverage.
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announced 10/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Zee Media Corporation Limited, will acquire Maurya TV Private Limited

synopsis: Zee Media Corporation Limited has received approval from the company’s board to acquire 100% stake in Maurya TV Private Limited which operates the television channel ‘Maurya TV’. Maurya TV is a regional news and current affairs television channel. Mauyra covers the Bihar and Jharkhand areas of India.
buyer: Zee Media Corporation Limited
Zee Media Corporation Ltd is one of India's foremost media companies with a strong presence in the national and regional news genre. "
target: Maurya TV Private Limited
Maurya TV Private Limited operates the television channel, "Maurya TV". Maurya TV is a regional news and current affairs television channel. Mauyra covers the Bihar and Jharkhand areas of India.
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announced 5/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Media Network AG, will acquire Serbian Science Television

synopsis: Serbia’s competition regulator has approved the acquisition of First Serbian Science Television (SNTV) by Switzerland-based United Media, a subsidiary of US investment firm KKR. SNTV is the first nonprofit, independent public broadcast television in Serbia about science and technology.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: United Media Network AG
Based in the Switzerland, United Media provides content for every audience that strives for entertainment, information and creative excellence, as well as advertising sales. Their channels offer endless options to viewers when it comes to choosing their entertainment and how or where to get it. "
target: Serbian Science Television
Serbian science television is the first nonprofit, independent and public broadcast television in Serbia. Their main mission is to popularize science and technology and contribute to free access to high quality education for children and students, and to support life long learning initiatives.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

All3media, acquired Silverback Films

synopsis: Production and distribution powerhouse All3Media has acquired leading natural history producer Silverback Films. Founded in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films is the U.K.’s top natural history producer outside of the BBC Natural History Unit, and creates wildlife content for film and TV.
buyer: All3media
All3Media group comprises of leading production companies, independent creators of TV and multi-platform programming from around the world. The production labels operate as their own businesses, each with a distinctive creative signature. "
target: Silverback Films
Silverback Films specializes in the production of high quality wildlife films for both television and cinema. Formed in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films brings together a world class team of wildlife film makers to create the highest quality natural history films.
price ($mm)
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$22
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired BLACKFIN

synopsis: Entertainment One (eOne), a global independent studio that specialises in the production, distribution and sales of entertainment content, has acquired BLACKFIN, a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, and more.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: BLACKFIN
BLACKFIN is a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, Primal Instinct, and Bad Henry. Their productions reach audiences on Discovery, History, Netflix, and other networks.
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announced 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

ZDF Enterprises, will acquire Off the Fence

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

T Group merged with Critical Content,

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

Ten Alps plc, will acquire Reef Television Limited

synopsis: Ten Alps plc, multimedia producer of high quality TV and radio together with integrated publishing and communications content, agreed to acquire Reef Television Limited, an award-winning producer of innovative content for multiple broadcasters. Reef Television has an international reputation for making high-quality programmes.
buyer: Ten Alps plc (AIM:ZIN:$26.22)
Ten Alps is a cross-platform media agency, targeting content across multiple channels and sectors to capture a marketplace and its customers. Their expert divisions offer a fully integrated service when it comes to content creation for television production, publishing and digital communications. "
target: Reef Television Limited
Reef Television is an award-winning independent television production company with an international reputation for making high-quality programmes. Reef has made many hundreds of hours of factual programmes for clients including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, ITV, Channel 5 and UKTV.
price ($mm)
$7.85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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