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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, acquired Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, a leading diversified media company, has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Tribune Media, a company that is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,152 [$6,188]
rev ($mm)
$1,920
EBITDA ($mm)
$720
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3.2x
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8.6x
closed 8/1/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Imagicomm Communications, purchased TV Stations in 12 Markets from Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Media Group (CMG) and INSP, LLC, announced that they have closed the transaction regarding CMG’s sale of TV stations in 12 markets to Imagicomm Communications, an affiliate of INSP.
buyer parent: INSP, LLC
buyer: Imagicomm Communications
Imagicomm Communications is an affiliate of INSP, LLC responsible for the ownership and management of broadcast-related functions for the organization, including content distribution in the broadcast environment, station ownership, oversight and development. "
seller parent: Apollo Global Management
seller: Cox Media Group, Inc.
The acquisition includes TV stations in 12 markets from Cox Media Group, an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
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announced 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Nuttaphong Sitaworarat and Boonuea Jitthanom, will acquire Nation Broadcasting Corporation

synopsis: Mr. Boonuea Jitthanom and Mr. Nuttaphong Sitaworarat, Thai investors with shares in various major companies, will acquire a 61% stake in Nation Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) from Nation Group, one of Thailand's largest media companies. NBC is a media company in Thailand that operates a 24-hour news channel dedicated to providing up-to-date news.
buyer: Nuttaphong Sitaworarat and Boonuea Jitthanom
Mr. Boonuea Jitthanom and Mr. Nuttaphong Sitaworarat are shareholders in various major companies, including One To One Contacts Plc., Trinity Public Company Limited and Wow Factor Plc. "
target parent: Nation Group
target: Nation Broadcasting Corporation (NBC.BK:$394.87)
Nation Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) is media company in Thailand focused on producing news programs. NBC's Nation TV 22 is a 24-hour news channel that is dedicated to providing up-to-date news with in-depth and unbiased coverage.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27 [$31]*
rev ($mm)
$14
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3.4x
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announced 2/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Standard General L.P., will acquire WFXT Boston

synopsis: Standard General, a company that manages capital for public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals, is to acquire Cox Media Group's WFXT/Boston, a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts.
buyer: Standard General L.P.
Standard General was founded in 2007 and manages capital for public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: WFXT Boston
WFXT, virtual channel 25 (UHF digital channel 34), is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
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announced 2/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Cox Media Group, Inc., will acquire Community News Media LLC

synopsis: Cox Media Group is to acquire the station group currently owned by Standard General's affiliate, Community News Media LLC. Community News Media LLC is comprised of the television stations KBSI (Fox) – Cape Girardeau, Missouri, KLKN (ABC) – Lincoln, Nebraska, WDKA (MyNet) – Paducah, Kentucky, and WLNE-TV(ABC) – New Bedford, Massachusetts.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group (CMG) is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications. "
target parent: Standard General L.P.
target: Community News Media LLC
Community News Media LLC is comprised of the television stations KBSI (Fox) – Cape Girardeau, Missouri, KLKN (ABC) – Lincoln, Nebraska, WDKA (MyNet) – Paducah, Kentucky, and WLNE-TV(ABC) – New Bedford, Massachusetts.
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announced 2/22/2022 via Company Press Release

Standard General L.P., will acquire TEGNA Inc.

synopsis: TEGNA Inc., a broadcast, digital media and marketing services company, is to be acquired by Standard General L.P., which manages capital for public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals.
buyer: Standard General L.P.
Standard General was founded in 2007 and manages capital for public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. "
target: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,991.09)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 64 television stations and two radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,214 [$8,490]*
rev ($mm)
$2,991
EBITDA ($mm)
$969
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.0x
closed 6/1/2022 via BNC Analysis

Central European Media Enterprises, acquired RTL Croatia

synopsis: RTL Group, a Luxembourg-based international media conglomerate leader across broadcast, content and digital, has announced the sale of RTL Croatia to Central European Media Enterprises (CME), a media and entertainment company active across Central and Eastern European markets.
buyer parent: PPF Group N.V.
buyer: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. is a media and entertainment company that operates television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: RTL Croatia
RTL Croatia’s three free-TV channels – RTL Televizija (family, general interest), RTL 2 (classic movies, series and sports) and RTL Kockica (children) – form the leading family of TV channels in Croatia.
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$53
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announced 1/5/2022 via PR Newswire

Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited, will acquire Emitel S.A.

synopsis: Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary has signed a binding agreement to acquire Emitel S.A. from its shareholder - Alinda Capital Partners. Emitel is a leading terrestrial TV and radio broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland.
buyer: Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited (LSE:CORD:$0.00)
Cordiant Digital is a specialist investment company focused on investing in digital infrastructure assets in Europe and North America. "
target parent: Alinda Capital Partners
target: Emitel S.A.
Emitel is a leading terrestrial TV and radio broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland. Thanks to them, all Polish homes have been able to receive TV signals for over 50 years now — only analog signals at the beginning and digital signals since 2013.
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$477
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closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Somethin’ Else

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Somethin’ Else. Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Somethin’ Else
Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
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closed 12/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., purchased TV Station Division from Meredith Corporation

synopsis: Magazine publisher and multimedia company Meredith Corp. has sold its Local Media Group which owns 17 television stations in 12 local markets, to Gray Television Inc., a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
seller: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
The acquisition includes the Local Media Group of Meredith Corporation consisting of 17 television stations in 12 local markets. Meredith Corporation is an American media conglomerate based in Des Moines, Iowa. The company owns magazines, television stations, websites, and radio stations.
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$2,825
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closed 9/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired Verizon Media

synopsis: Apollo Global Management, Inc. announced that funds managed by its affiliates have completed the acquisition of Yahoo - formerly Verizon Media - one of the world’s premier global technology and media companies.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,951.60)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets under management of approximately $455 billion in credit, private equity and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Verizon Media
Verizon Media, a division of Verizon Communications, Inc., houses a trusted media ecosystem of premium brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and Engadget to help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and media partners to connect.
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, acquired New18

synopsis: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company, has acquired New18, a broadcasting company that specializes in online broadcasting and news.
buyer: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited (SET:JKN:$53.67)
JKN Global Media Public Company Limited is Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company. JKN distributes content from Asia (specializing content from India and the Philippines) in Thailand through digital TV, cable satellite, OTT Platforms, publishing and merchandising. "
target: New18
New18 or DN Broadcast Company Limited, is a broadcasting company based in Thailand. They specialize in online broadcasting and news, through their website, and through their social media accounts, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
price ($mm)[EV]
$34 [$76]
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
12.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire Quincy Media

synopsis: Quincy Media, Inc. has approved the sale of the stock of the company to Gray Television, Inc. a public media company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Quincy Media, Inc. is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
target: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. Their broadcast footprint covers much of the upper Midwest.
price ($mm)
$925
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$134
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EV / EBITDA
6.9x
announced 9/25/2020 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will acquire ION Media Networks

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company, America's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, will buy ION Media, an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
target: ION Media Networks (ION:$228.90)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations.
price ($mm)
$2,650
rev ($mm)
$558
EBITDA ($mm)
$323
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
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:$12,191.00)
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 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

NEP Group, Inc., acquired Outside Broadcasting Ltd

synopsis: Sky TV has sold its subsidiary Outside Broadcasting to US-based firm NEP. Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target parent: Sky Network Television Limited
target: Outside Broadcasting Ltd
Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
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announced 7/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mission Broadcasting, Inc., will acquire Pix11

synopsis: E.W. Scripps has announced that its New York CW affiliate, PIX11 (WPIX), will be acquired by Mission Broadcasting. PIX11 is an award-winning television station that airs primetime programming, news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows.
buyer: Mission Broadcasting, Inc.
Mission Broadcasting, Inc. is a television broadcasting company that acquires, develops, and operates television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets in the United States. Its stations provide free over-the-air programming to its markets’ television viewing audiences. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Pix11
PIX11 is a New York TV station that airs primetime programming, award-winning news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows. PIX11 has earned over 265 Emmy Awards, including multiple awards for its news programs and coverage.
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$75
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gray Television, Inc., acquired KATH-TV and KSCT-TV

synopsis: GCI subsidiary Denali Media Holdings has announced the sale of its NBC affiliates in southeast Alaska to Gray Television. The sale includes KATH and KSCT stations in the Juneau and Sitka markets. Denali Media Holdings was established in 2012 and owns KTVA (CBS) in Anchorage along with three CBS stations in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: General Communication, Inc
target: KATH-TV and KSCT-TV
KATH and KSCT serve NBC "Must See TV" to viewers in Alaska's capital city of Juneau, as well as to Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Angoon and other communities throughout Southeast Alaska, via broadcast, GCI cable, DishNet and DirecTV.
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closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

ION Media Networks, purchased KMCC-TV from Entravision Communications Corporation

synopsis: ION Media, the nation’s leading independent broadcast TV operator, announced the purchase of KMCC-TV in Las Vegas from Entravision Communications Corporation. KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish.
buyer: ION Media Networks (ION:$228.90)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations. "
seller: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$697.98)
KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish. Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (ROIAK:$387.79)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, acquired Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, a leading diversified media company, has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Tribune Media, a company that is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,152 [$6,188]
rev ($mm)
$1,920
EBITDA ($mm)
$720
EV / rev
3.2x
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8.6x
cancelled 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, cancelled an acquisition of Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Tribune said in a statement that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair. Tribune owns or operates 42 television stations in 33 markets, cable network WGN America, and digital multicast network Antenna TV.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,860 [$6,554]
rev ($mm)
$1,919
EBITDA ($mm)
$563
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Gracenote, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Gracenote, the industry's leading media and entertainment metadata provider. Gracenote's global database and technology solutions include multichannel video programming distributors, smart televisions, streaming music services, connected devices, media players and in-car infotainment systems.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target parent: Tribune Media Company
target: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc., provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata.
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$560
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announced 5/11/2016 via PR Newswire

Technori will be merged with Tomorrow's Business Today,

synopsis: Technori, one of the world's most influential startup showcases with outposts in five U.S. cities, is merging with Chicago's "Tomorrow's Business Today," a rapidly growing web forum for Chicago's technology and startup communities, founded and hosted on WGN Plus by Scott Kitun. Kitun will be CEO and host of the merged properties.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tomorrow's Business Today
Chicago's "Tomorrow's Business Today" is a rapidly growing web forum for Chicago's technology and startup communities, founded and hosted on WGN Plus by Scott Kitun. "
target: Technori
Technori is one of the world's most influential startup showcases with outposts in five U.S. cities. Since its inception in 2012, Technori has hosted more than 50 events with more than 24,000 attendees. More than 275 companies have pitched on Technori's stage.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Tribune Publishing, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Co. announced that it was the successful bidder at a public bankruptcy auction to acquire substantially all of the assets of Freedom Communications, Inc. Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses. The company's portfolio includes information and entertainment websites, mobile applications, daily and weekly newspapers and other specialty publications.
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closed 5/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Gracenote, Inc., acquired Infostrada Sports

synopsis: Gracenote, Inc., the world's leading provider of entertainment data and a division of Tribune Media, announced the acquisition of Infostrada Sports. Infostrada Sports focuses on the Olympics and European football sports data with coverage of more than 250 sports and has developed a sports data platform to deliver direct data feeds to its customers.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc., provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Industries (CMI)
target: Infostrada Sports
Infostrada Sports offers unique data, media, analytic and event services to the sports industry. A central data platform has been developed for sports results on tens of thousands of athletes. This data can be exchanged, thus providing solutions to clients in all branches of professional sport.
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closed 5/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Gracenote, Inc., acquired SportsDirect, Inc.

synopsis: Gracenote, Inc., the world's leading provider of entertainment data and a division of Tribune Media Company, announced the acquisition of SportsDirect, a leading provider of sports data and statistics for more than 50 leagues and 2,000 teams. Media companies rely on SportsDirect for sports analysis, news and coverage, scores, statistics and photos.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc., provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata. "
target: SportsDirect, Inc.
SportsDirect Inc. is the leader in delivering high quality sports content and cross-platform solutions. SDI's cross-platform delivery solutions for Web, Mobile and Print range from the flexibility of raw feeds to off-the-shelf solutions, all powered by state-of-the-art technology.
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closed 5/21/2015 via

Tribune Publishing, acquired MLIM LLC

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of MLIM, LLC, owner of The San Diego Union-Tribune, as well as nine community weeklies and related digital properties in San Diego County.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a newspaper publishing and local news and information gathering company that operates daily newspapers and related websites. Tribune Publishing operates over 60 affiliated Websites and mobile applications, including a primary online product for each local newspaper. "
target: MLIM LLC
MLIM, LLC is the owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune, as well as nine community weeklies and related digital properties in San Diego County. MLIM LLC is owned by businessman Doug Manchester, who has investments and experience in several industries, including publishing.
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closed 10/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Tribune Publishing, purchased 38 publications from Wrapports, LLC

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Company, a diversified media and marketing-solutions company, announced the acquisition of six daily and 32 weekly suburban news and information brands from Wrapports, LLC. The acquired papers have collective circulations of 72,000 daily, 87,000 Sunday and 52,000 weekly.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune is a multimedia company operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. "
seller: Wrapports, LLC
The acquired publications from Wrapports, LLC include the Aurora Beacon-News, The Elgin Courier-News, the Lake County News-Sun, The Naperville Sun, the Post-Tribune in Northwest Indiana, The SouthtownStar and the 32 Pioneer Press weekly newspapers.
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closed 10/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Gracenote, Inc., acquired HWW

synopsis: Gracenote, a division of Tribune Media Company, announced that it has acquired HWW, Australia's leading provider of TV and movie data from Mi9, which is owned by Nine Entertainment Co. HWW has data describing millions of TV programs and movies across more than 700 national and local TV channels in Australia.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: HWW
HWW is the leading supplier of Australian TV and Movie metadata to a broad range of clients across new and traditional media including: major online publishers, Subscription TV providers, IPTV players and print publishers.
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announced 2/20/2014 via Company Press Release

The Baltimore Sun, will acquire Baltimore City Paper

synopsis: The Baltimore Sun Media Group announced that it is buying the alternative weekly City Paper. Baltimore City Paper is best known for providing information on clubs, concerts, theater, and restaurants, but each issue also has one major article on a subject not usually being carried by the mainstream media.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore Sun Media Group (BSMG) publishes The Baltimore Sun and baltimoresun.com. In print and online, BSMG reaches 1.1 million readers each week in the Baltimore area, making it the region's most widely read source of news and information. BSMG is owned by Tribune Corporation. "
target: Baltimore City Paper
Baltimore City Paper is a free alternative weekly newspaper published in Baltimore, Maryland. It is best known for providing information on clubs, concerts, theater, and restaurants, but each issue also has one major article on a subject not usually being carried by the mainstream media.
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closed 2/3/2014 via Company Press Release

Tribune Company, acquired Gracenote, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed its acquisition of Gracenote from Sony Corporation of America. Gracenote is the largest source of music data in the world, featuring metadata for more than 180 million tracks, which helps power more than a billion smart phones and tablets, as well as the world's most popular streaming music services.
buyer: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks.
price ($mm)
$170
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closed 12/27/2013 via PR Newswire

Tribune Company, acquired Local TV LLC

synopsis: Tribune Company announced that it has completed the final steps necessary to close its acquisition of Local TV Holdings, LLC. The transaction creates the largest combined independent broadcast group and content creator in the country. As a result of this acquisition, Tribune now owns 39 television stations across the country.
buyer: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets. "
target parent: Oak Hill Capital Partners
target: Local TV LLC
Local TV LLC owns and/or operates broadcast television stations in the United States. Headquartered just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio they own a mix of CBS, FOX, ABC, NBC, CW and myNetworkTV stations.
price ($mm)
$2,710
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closed 1/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Chicago Tribune Media Group, acquired Naperville Magazine

synopsis: Chicago Tribune Media Group has announced the acquisition of Naperville Magazine from Oster Communications LLC. Naperville Magazine is the premier community lifestyle magazine with a focus on health, fitness, style, restaurant reviews and home features dedicated specifically to Naperville area.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: Chicago Tribune Media Group
Chicago Tribune Media Group ("CTMG") is a media and business services company that publishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune. CTMG also produces related print and interactive media serving Chicagoland, including RedEye, Hoy, Chicago Magazine, TribLocal, TheMash, and more. "
target parent: Oster Communications, Inc.
target: Naperville Magazine
Naperville Magazine was launched in 2005 and is a controlled distribution, monthly publication with a circulation of 30,000. With a focus on health, fitness, style, restaurant reviews and home features, it is the premier community lifestyle magazine dedicated specifically to Naperville area.
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closed 12/16/2010 via PR Newswire

Tribune Media Services, acquired CastTV Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Media Services (TMS), a leading provider of entertainment information databases, announced that it has acquired CastTV, a leader in video search, indexing and data technologies for discovering TV shows, movies and other online video content.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: Tribune Media Services
Tribune Interactive, a subsidiary of Tribune Company, manages the interactive operations of major daily newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday and their associated websites, plus all aspects of Tribune's print and online classified advertising operations. "
target: CastTV Inc.
CastTV is a leading video search platform that reaches over 4 million consumers monthly. CastTV's innovative technology enables the search and navigation of video content across the "three screens" of computer, television, and mobile.
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closed 9/3/2008 via BusinessWire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired CareerBuilder, Inc.

synopsis: Gannett and Tribune Company announced today that Gannett has acquired an additional 10 percent stake in CareerBuilder from Tribune for $135 million. The acquisition gives Gannett a 50.8 percent controlling interest in CareerBuilder, the U.S.’s largest online job site.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$3,208.08)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites. "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: CareerBuilder, Inc.
CareerBuilder.com is the nation's largest online job site with more than 21 million unique visitors and over 1.5 million jobs. CareerBuilder.com powers the career centers for more than 1,000 partners that reach national, local, industry and niche audiences.
price ($mm)
$135*
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closed 11/1/2007 via PR Newswire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc

synopsis: Tribune Publishing, a division of Tribune Company has completed the sale of its Southern Connecticut Newspapers, The Advocate (Stamford) and Greenwich Time, to Hearst Corporation. The newspapers will be managed by MediaNews Group, Inc., under an existing joint venture agreement with Hearst.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Corporation owns 12 daily newspapers and 14 weekly newspapers, 18 US consumer magazines (such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire), TV and radio stations (through 40%-owned Hearst Argyle Television), and a cartoon and features service (King Features). "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc
Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc. is the publisher of The Advocate in Stamford and the Greenwich Time.
price ($mm)
$62
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closed 10/17/2007 via PR Newswire

Target Media Partners, acquired Recycler Classifieds

synopsis: The Los Angeles Times Media Group announced the sale of Recycler Classifieds, publisher of four editions of the pioneering Recycler free classified advertising paper and eleven weekly and bi-weekly photo ad and employment guides throughout Southern California, as well as operator of the popular Recycler.com website, to Target Media Partners.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
buyer: Target Media Partners
Target Media Partners is a leading print and online publisher of local classified and used vehicle photo advertising, information and employment advertising for truck drivers, and wholesale merchandise advertising. "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: Recycler Classifieds
Recycler currently publishes 4 weekly geographically-zoned editions of the Recycler Classifieds Free Ad paper in Southern California; Recycler North, Recycler South, Recycler East, and Recycler West.
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closed 12/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Sam Zell, acquired Tribune Company

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed its going-private transaction by merging with an acquisition subsidiary of the Tribune Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Effective immediately, Sam Zell, who financed the transaction, assumes the roles of chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
buyer: Sam Zell
Sam Zell is an American billionaire real-estate entrepreneur from Chicago. With an estimated net worth of US$4.5 billion, he is ranked as the 52nd richest American by Forbes Magazine. "
target: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets.
price ($mm)
$12,941
rev ($mm)
$5,463
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,376
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
cancelled 5/25/2007 via PR Newswire

Gannett Co., Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc

synopsis: Tribune Company and Gannett Co., Inc. announced the termination of the agreement under which Gannett was to purchase Southern Connecticut Newspapers, The Advocate (Stamford) and Greenwich Time.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$3,208.08)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites. "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc
Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc. is the publisher of The Advocate in Stamford and the Greenwich Time.
price ($mm)
$73
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closed 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Nexstar Media Group, acquired The Hill

synopsis: Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced that it has acquired The Hill, the nation’s leading, independent, political digital media platform. The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital, and mobile media platforms. "
target parent: News Communications, Inc.
target: The Hill
The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail. It is the largest independent political news site in the United States, and is second in online political news readership behind CNN.
price ($mm)
$130
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closed 1/11/2021 via BusinessWire

Verve Group, Inc., acquired Nexstar Digital

synopsis: Verve Group, a global brand performance ad platform, announced the acquisition of Nexstar Inc.’s digital video advertising technology platform, formerly known as LKQD. Nexstar's digital media products and services focus on providing innovative solutions to media companies and advertisers looking to gain an edge in the shifting digital landscape.
buyer parent: Media and Games Invest plc
buyer: Verve Group, Inc.
Verve is a location-based mobile marketing platform that connects advertisers with consumers to deliver successful business outcomes. They empower marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences. "
target parent: Nexstar Media Group
target: Nexstar Digital
Nexstar's digital media products and services focus on providing innovative solutions to media companies and advertisers looking to gain an edge in the shifting digital landscape.
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announced 12/16/2020 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will acquire BestReviews LLC

synopsis: Nexstar Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire leading consumer product recommendations company BestReviews from Tribune Publishing Company.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital, and mobile media platforms. "
target parent: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
target: BestReviews LLC
BestReviews simplifies the way consumers buy products and services across thousands of categories by independently researching, analyzing, and testing products and recommending the best picks.
price ($mm)
$160
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$45
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
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announced 4/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc, will purchase WISH and WNDY from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, announced that it was selling WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate, to Circle City Broadcasting, a newly formed minority-led broadcaster owned by DuJuan McCoy.
buyer: Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc
Circle City Broadcasting I is a newly-formed minority-led broadcaster. Owned by DuJuan McCoy, the broadcaster is set to focus on the Indianapolis area. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. They own two stations in Indianapolis, WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate.
price ($mm)
$43
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., purchased 11 Local Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of 11 local television stations, including eight Big Four affiliates, from Nexstar Media Group. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,991.09)
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. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
The acquisition includes 11 local television stations from Nexstar Media. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
price ($mm)
$740
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announced 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will purchase Eight Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, Inc., one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. The acquisition includes WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
The acquisition includes eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They are acquiring WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
price ($mm)
$580
rev ($mm)
$263
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x
closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, acquired Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, a leading diversified media company, has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Tribune Media, a company that is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,152 [$6,188]
rev ($mm)
$1,920
EBITDA ($mm)
$720
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 8/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will acquire KRBK-TV

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire KRBK-TV. FOX 5 KRBK is Springfield, Missouri and the Ozark's destination for local news, weather and all of the hottest FOX shows.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target parent: Koplar Communications
target: KRBK-TV
FOX 5 KRBK is Springfield, Missouri and the Ozark's destination for local news, weather and all of the hottest FOX shows.
price ($mm)
$19
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announced 8/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will acquire WHDF-TV

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WHDF-TV (The Valley's CW), a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Florence, Alabama, United States, serving Huntsville and North Alabama's Tennessee Valley.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target parent: Lockwood Broadcast Group
target: WHDF-TV
WHDF (The Valley's CW) is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Florence, Alabama, United States, serving Huntsville and North Alabama's Tennessee Valley.
price ($mm)
$19
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announced 12/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will acquire LKQD Technologies

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LKQD Technologies, a leading independent video advertising infrastructure company. LKQD Technologies’ video advertising platform has the largest reach in the US to viewers across digital devices.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: LKQD Technologies
LKQD Technologies is a leading independent video advertising infrastructure company. Founded in 2014 by industry veterans, LKQD Technologies’ video advertising platform has the largest reach in the US to viewers across digital devices.
price ($mm)
$90
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announced 8/8/2017 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase Non-spectrum operating assets of WLWC-TV from OTA Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the non-spectrum operating assets of WLWC-TV, the CW affiliate serving Providence, RI (DMA #52) from OTA Broadcasting (PVD), LLC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
seller: OTA Broadcasting LLC
WLWC-TV is the CW affiliate serving Providence, RI (DMA #52). WLWC-TV has a legacy of local programming and community orientation and delivers exceptional primetime, syndicated, sports and local news programming to Providence viewers.
price ($mm)
$4.10
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closed 1/17/2017 via BusinessWire

Graham Media Group, acquired WCWJ

synopsis: Graham Media Group, Inc. and Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. reported that they have completed the transaction announced May 27, 2016 in which Graham Media Group, Inc. (GMG) has acquired WCWJ, the CW affiliate television station. WCWJ maintains studio and transmitter facilities located on Hogan Road in the Kilarney Shores section of Jacksonville.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Graham Media Group
Graham Media Group, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Co., owns five local TV stations: KPRC–Houston and WDIV–Detroit (NBC); KSAT–San Antonio (ABC); WKMG–Orlando (CBS); and WJXT–Jacksonville (independent) — each in a top-50 market and all recognized as news leaders—reaching 6.2% of US TV households. "
target parent: Nexstar Broadcasting
target: WCWJ
WCWJ is a CW-affiliated television station located in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. WCWJ maintains studio and transmitter facilities located on Hogan Road in the Kilarney Shores section of Jacksonville.
price ($mm)
$120
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announced 6/13/2016 via BusinessWire

Heartland Media LLC, MSouth Equity Partners, will purchase 5 Television Stations from Nexstar Broadcasting

synopsis: Heartland Media, LLC and MSouth Equity Partners announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase five television stations from Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and Media General, Inc. following the acquisition of Media General by Nexstar. The stations being acquired include WFFT-TV, KIMT, WTHI-TV, WLFI-TV, and KQTV.
buyer: MSouth Equity Partners
buyer: Heartland Media LLC
Heartland Media, LLC is a television broadcasting company. It plans to build a television group by acquiring Number 1 rated stations, Big Four affiliates with strong local news operations targeting university towns and state capitals that are deeply ingrained in the fabric of their communities. "
seller: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,740.34)
WFFT-TV, KIMT, WTHI-TV, WLFI-TV, and KQTV are television stations owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group and Media General. Nexstar is a diversified media company that brings new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, eMedia, digital and mobile media platforms.
price ($mm)
$115
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announced 6/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase WBAY-TV & KWQC-TV from Nexstar Broadcasting

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell WBAY-TV, the ABC affiliate serving the Green Bay, Wisconsin market, and KWQC-TV, the NBC affiliate serving the Davenport -Moline-Rock Island, Iowa market, to Gray Television Group, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gray Television, Inc.).
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,740.34)
WBAY-TV is the ABC affiliate serving the Green Bay, Wisconsin market, and KWQC-TV is the NBC affiliate serving the Davenport -Moline-Rock Island, (Quad Cities) Iowa market. Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism.
price ($mm)
$270
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announced 5/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bayou City Broadcasting LLC, will purchase KADN-TV and KLAF-LD TV Stations from Nexstar Broadcasting

synopsis: Bayou City Broadcasting is expanding its corporate footprint. The company has entered into an agreement to purchase the FOX affiliate KADN, KADN.2 – NBC affiliate and NBC affiliate KLAF-LD in Lafayette, Louisiana. Bayou City is purchasing the Louisiana stations from Nexstar Broadcasting Group.
buyer: Bayou City Broadcasting LLC
Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC is a Texas based company founded by Mr. DuJuan McCoy in December 2007. The company’s sole purpose was to purchase and operate broadcast TV stations in America. "
seller: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,740.34)
KADN-TV channel 15, is a Fox Broadcasting Company/NBC-affiliated television station located in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. KLAF-LD, channel 46 is an NBC-affiliated low-powered television station located in Lafayette, Louisiana.
price ($mm)
$40
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announced 5/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Marquee Broadcasting, Inc., will purchase KREG-TV from Nexstar Broadcasting

synopsis: Nexstar is selling KREG Denver (DMA 17) to Marquee Broadcasting. KREG currently operates as a satellite station of Nexstar-owned CBS affiliate KREX and, upon consummation of the sale, will no longer operate as a satellite of KREX.
buyer: Marquee Broadcasting, Inc.
Marquee Broadcasting is owned by Patricia Lane. The company owns owns three TV stations in Maryland, Georgia and Delaware, including WMDT-TV, the ABC/CW/Me-TV affiliate in Salisbury, Maryland. "
seller: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,740.34)
KREG-TV, virtual channel 3 (digital channel 23), is a television station located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. KREG currently operates as a satellite station of Nexstar-owned CBS affiliate KREX and, upon consummation of the sale, will no longer operate as a satellite of KREX.
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closed 1/17/2017 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, acquired Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced that it completed the acquisition of Media General, one of the nation's largest local media companies. The combination creates a leading, diversified local marketing and content platform. Reflecting its broadened base of operations and capabilities, Nexstar has changed its name to Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media firm that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales & other services to 171 television stations. "
target: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is one of the nation's largest local media companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets, along with the industry's leading digital media business. Its portfolio of broadcast, digital and mobile products informs and engages 23% of U.S. TV households.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,267 [$4,500]
rev ($mm)
$1,305
EBITDA ($mm)
$332
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
13.5x
announced 11/17/2015 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will purchase 4 WVA TV Stations from West Virginia Media Holdings LLC

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., a leading diversified media company, announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of three CBS- and one NBC-affiliated television stations from West Virginia Media Holdings LLC., a company that operates television stations in West Virginia.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. "
seller: West Virginia Media Holdings LLC
West Virginia Media Holdings, LLC operates television stations, and a weekly statewide business and leadership publication in West Virginia.They own television stations serving Charleston/Huntington, WV, Wheeling, WV/Steubenville, OH, Bluefield/Beckley, WV, and Clarksburg/Weston, WV.
price ($mm)
$130
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, acquired Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, a leading diversified media company, has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Tribune Media, a company that is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,152 [$6,188]
rev ($mm)
$1,920
EBITDA ($mm)
$720
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 8/1/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Imagicomm Communications, purchased TV Stations in 12 Markets from Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Media Group (CMG) and INSP, LLC, announced that they have closed the transaction regarding CMG’s sale of TV stations in 12 markets to Imagicomm Communications, an affiliate of INSP.
buyer parent: INSP, LLC
buyer: Imagicomm Communications
Imagicomm Communications is an affiliate of INSP, LLC responsible for the ownership and management of broadcast-related functions for the organization, including content distribution in the broadcast environment, station ownership, oversight and development. "
seller parent: Apollo Global Management
seller: Cox Media Group, Inc.
The acquisition includes TV stations in 12 markets from Cox Media Group, an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
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announced 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Nuttaphong Sitaworarat and Boonuea Jitthanom, will acquire Nation Broadcasting Corporation

synopsis: Mr. Boonuea Jitthanom and Mr. Nuttaphong Sitaworarat, Thai investors with shares in various major companies, will acquire a 61% stake in Nation Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) from Nation Group, one of Thailand's largest media companies. NBC is a media company in Thailand that operates a 24-hour news channel dedicated to providing up-to-date news.
buyer: Nuttaphong Sitaworarat and Boonuea Jitthanom
Mr. Boonuea Jitthanom and Mr. Nuttaphong Sitaworarat are shareholders in various major companies, including One To One Contacts Plc., Trinity Public Company Limited and Wow Factor Plc. "
target parent: Nation Group
target: Nation Broadcasting Corporation (NBC.BK:$394.87)
Nation Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) is media company in Thailand focused on producing news programs. NBC's Nation TV 22 is a 24-hour news channel that is dedicated to providing up-to-date news with in-depth and unbiased coverage.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27 [$31]*
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Standard General L.P., will acquire WFXT Boston

synopsis: Standard General, a company that manages capital for public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals, is to acquire Cox Media Group's WFXT/Boston, a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts.
buyer: Standard General L.P.
Standard General was founded in 2007 and manages capital for public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: WFXT Boston
WFXT, virtual channel 25 (UHF digital channel 34), is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
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announced 2/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Cox Media Group, Inc., will acquire Community News Media LLC

synopsis: Cox Media Group is to acquire the station group currently owned by Standard General's affiliate, Community News Media LLC. Community News Media LLC is comprised of the television stations KBSI (Fox) – Cape Girardeau, Missouri, KLKN (ABC) – Lincoln, Nebraska, WDKA (MyNet) – Paducah, Kentucky, and WLNE-TV(ABC) – New Bedford, Massachusetts.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group (CMG) is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications. "
target parent: Standard General L.P.
target: Community News Media LLC
Community News Media LLC is comprised of the television stations KBSI (Fox) – Cape Girardeau, Missouri, KLKN (ABC) – Lincoln, Nebraska, WDKA (MyNet) – Paducah, Kentucky, and WLNE-TV(ABC) – New Bedford, Massachusetts.
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announced 2/22/2022 via Company Press Release

Standard General L.P., will acquire TEGNA Inc.

synopsis: TEGNA Inc., a broadcast, digital media and marketing services company, is to be acquired by Standard General L.P., which manages capital for public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals.
buyer: Standard General L.P.
Standard General was founded in 2007 and manages capital for public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. "
target: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,991.09)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 64 television stations and two radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,214 [$8,490]*
rev ($mm)
$2,991
EBITDA ($mm)
$969
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.0x
closed 6/1/2022 via BNC Analysis

Central European Media Enterprises, acquired RTL Croatia

synopsis: RTL Group, a Luxembourg-based international media conglomerate leader across broadcast, content and digital, has announced the sale of RTL Croatia to Central European Media Enterprises (CME), a media and entertainment company active across Central and Eastern European markets.
buyer parent: PPF Group N.V.
buyer: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. is a media and entertainment company that operates television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: RTL Croatia
RTL Croatia’s three free-TV channels – RTL Televizija (family, general interest), RTL 2 (classic movies, series and sports) and RTL Kockica (children) – form the leading family of TV channels in Croatia.
price ($mm)
$53
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announced 1/5/2022 via PR Newswire

Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited, will acquire Emitel S.A.

synopsis: Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary has signed a binding agreement to acquire Emitel S.A. from its shareholder - Alinda Capital Partners. Emitel is a leading terrestrial TV and radio broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland.
buyer: Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited (LSE:CORD:$0.00)
Cordiant Digital is a specialist investment company focused on investing in digital infrastructure assets in Europe and North America. "
target parent: Alinda Capital Partners
target: Emitel S.A.
Emitel is a leading terrestrial TV and radio broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland. Thanks to them, all Polish homes have been able to receive TV signals for over 50 years now — only analog signals at the beginning and digital signals since 2013.
price ($mm)
$477
rev ($mm)
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closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Somethin’ Else

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Somethin’ Else. Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Somethin’ Else
Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
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closed 12/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., purchased TV Station Division from Meredith Corporation

synopsis: Magazine publisher and multimedia company Meredith Corp. has sold its Local Media Group which owns 17 television stations in 12 local markets, to Gray Television Inc., a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
seller: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
The acquisition includes the Local Media Group of Meredith Corporation consisting of 17 television stations in 12 local markets. Meredith Corporation is an American media conglomerate based in Des Moines, Iowa. The company owns magazines, television stations, websites, and radio stations.
price ($mm)
$2,825
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, acquired New18

synopsis: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company, has acquired New18, a broadcasting company that specializes in online broadcasting and news.
buyer: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited (SET:JKN:$53.67)
JKN Global Media Public Company Limited is Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company. JKN distributes content from Asia (specializing content from India and the Philippines) in Thailand through digital TV, cable satellite, OTT Platforms, publishing and merchandising. "
target: New18
New18 or DN Broadcast Company Limited, is a broadcasting company based in Thailand. They specialize in online broadcasting and news, through their website, and through their social media accounts, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
price ($mm)[EV]
$34 [$76]
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
12.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire Quincy Media

synopsis: Quincy Media, Inc. has approved the sale of the stock of the company to Gray Television, Inc. a public media company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Quincy Media, Inc. is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
target: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. Their broadcast footprint covers much of the upper Midwest.
price ($mm)
$925
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$134
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
announced 9/25/2020 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will acquire ION Media Networks

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company, America's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, will buy ION Media, an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
target: ION Media Networks (ION:$228.90)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations.
price ($mm)
$2,650
rev ($mm)
$558
EBITDA ($mm)
$323
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
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:$12,191.00)
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 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

NEP Group, Inc., acquired Outside Broadcasting Ltd

synopsis: Sky TV has sold its subsidiary Outside Broadcasting to US-based firm NEP. Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target parent: Sky Network Television Limited
target: Outside Broadcasting Ltd
Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
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announced 7/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mission Broadcasting, Inc., will acquire Pix11

synopsis: E.W. Scripps has announced that its New York CW affiliate, PIX11 (WPIX), will be acquired by Mission Broadcasting. PIX11 is an award-winning television station that airs primetime programming, news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows.
buyer: Mission Broadcasting, Inc.
Mission Broadcasting, Inc. is a television broadcasting company that acquires, develops, and operates television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets in the United States. Its stations provide free over-the-air programming to its markets’ television viewing audiences. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Pix11
PIX11 is a New York TV station that airs primetime programming, award-winning news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows. PIX11 has earned over 265 Emmy Awards, including multiple awards for its news programs and coverage.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gray Television, Inc., acquired KATH-TV and KSCT-TV

synopsis: GCI subsidiary Denali Media Holdings has announced the sale of its NBC affiliates in southeast Alaska to Gray Television. The sale includes KATH and KSCT stations in the Juneau and Sitka markets. Denali Media Holdings was established in 2012 and owns KTVA (CBS) in Anchorage along with three CBS stations in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: General Communication, Inc
target: KATH-TV and KSCT-TV
KATH and KSCT serve NBC "Must See TV" to viewers in Alaska's capital city of Juneau, as well as to Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Angoon and other communities throughout Southeast Alaska, via broadcast, GCI cable, DishNet and DirecTV.
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closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

ION Media Networks, purchased KMCC-TV from Entravision Communications Corporation

synopsis: ION Media, the nation’s leading independent broadcast TV operator, announced the purchase of KMCC-TV in Las Vegas from Entravision Communications Corporation. KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish.
buyer: ION Media Networks (ION:$228.90)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations. "
seller: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$697.98)
KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish. Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (ROIAK:$387.79)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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announced 12/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Regional News Network, will purchase 7 Full Power and One Class A Station from NRJ TV LLC

synopsis: RNN National Media (RNN) is to purchase 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in the Philadelphia DMA, KFWD-TV in the Dallas-Ft. Worth DMA, KUBE-TV in the Houston DMA, KCNS-TV in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
buyer: Regional News Network
RNN is a privately-owned portfolio of independent broadcast assets and production/distribution capabilities located in Rye Brook, NY. Their independent network currently reaches more than 14 million households and 43 million people throughout New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Boston. "
seller: NRJ TV LLC
The acquisition includes 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in Philadelphia, KFWD-TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth, KUBE-TV in Houston, KCNS-TV in San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
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Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
Employees
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Ticker: TGNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,991.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$929.99
EBIT ($mm)
$802.22
Net Income ($mm)
$476.95
Employees
6430
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Ticker: TSE:4676
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. is a certified broadcast holding company in Japan. Their broadcasting business produces terrestrial and satellite (BS and CS) television broadcasts, and radio broadcasts.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5,960.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.28
EBIT ($mm)
$196.01
Net Income ($mm)
$127.64
Employees
7820
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Ticker: SBGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,943.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,075.67
EBIT ($mm)
$1,377.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11800
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,934.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($938.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,098.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,304.00
Employees
28445
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Ticker: MTG B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modern Times Group MTG AB
Modern Times Group MTG AB
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$5,896.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($73.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NXST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,740.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,950.67
EBIT ($mm)
$1,507.67
Net Income ($mm)
$955.94
Employees
11749
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Ticker: XTRA:PSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. With the stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX, they are number 1 in Germany both in the TV-advertising market and in the audience market.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,569.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$953.74
EBIT ($mm)
$717.84
Net Income ($mm)
$456.53
Employees
7923
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,208.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$478.88
EBIT ($mm)
$290.22
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16300
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Ticker: TSE:9404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
Employees
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Ticker: TGNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,991.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$929.99
EBIT ($mm)
$802.22
Net Income ($mm)
$476.95
Employees
6430
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: GTN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting a total of 150 programming streams.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,391.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$909.00
EBIT ($mm)
$704.00
Net Income ($mm)
$396.00
Employees
7140
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Ticker: SSP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,599.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$179.98
EBIT ($mm)
$75.54
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,001.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$129.51
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$72.32
Employees
2467
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Ticker: BMV:AZTECA CPO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.
TV Azteca produces Spanish-language television programming. The Company operates two national television networks in Mexico through owned and operated stations throughout the country. TV Azteca also operates a broadcast television network targeted toward the Hispanic market in the US.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$817.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$140.88
EBIT ($mm)
$86.49
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4489
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Ticker: CTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CTC Media, Inc.
CTC Media, Inc.
CTC Media is the leading Russian independent media company. The group manages four television channels in Russia (CTC, Domashny, Peretz and CTC Love) as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and a TV company in Moldova with combined audience over 150 million viewers.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$788.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$261.98
EBIT ($mm)
$232.82
Net Income ($mm)
$134.97
Employees
1129
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