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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Play Sports Network

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced the purchase of a 71% controlling stake in Play Sports Group – the digital sports media company behind market-leading cycling brands Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: Play Sports Network
Based in the UK, Play Sports Group is the world's leading digital sports media company focused solely on cycling and tri-sports. Their channels include Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network, along with a growing number of non-English language channels.
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closed 3/31/2021 via PR Newswire

Eleven Sports, acquired Team Whistle

synopsis: Eleven Sports has acquired New York-based Team Whistle, a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most.
buyer parent: Aser Ventures
buyer: Eleven Sports
Eleven Sports is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
target: Team Whistle
Team Whistle is a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Spring Media, acquired Fanseat

synopsis: Spring Media continues its growth in digital sports consumer services with the acquisition of Fanseat, a global digital sports channel created by Finnish telco Elisa. Fanseat serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
buyer: Spring Media
Spring Media is an international sports media agency that provides media rights distribution as well as digital, production-, distribution- and consulting services for sporting events. Spring Media produces and distributes over 5,000 hours of live sports annually to over 200 broadcasters worldwide. "
target parent: Elisa Oyj
target: Fanseat
Fanseat is a global SVOD (subscription video on demand) digital sports channel launched by Finland’s largest private telecommunications company, Elisa, in 2015. It serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Eleven Sports, acquired Sportube Srl

synopsis: Eleven Sports, a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment, has acquired Sportube, the first Italian web TV service dedicated to sports. Sportube has exclusive rights to a number of Italian sport leagues including Italy’s third tier football league, Lega Pro.
buyer parent: Aser Group
buyer: Eleven Sports
Eleven Sports is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
target: Sportube Srl
Sportube is the first Italian web TV service dedicated to sports. The platform has exclusive rights to a number of Italian sport leagues including Italy’s third tier football league, Lega Pro, which offers LIVE access to 60 regional clubs in more than 1,200 games per season across all competitions.
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announced 4/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will acquire Silver Chalice

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Silver Chalice and 120 Sports announced plans to combine forces as equity partners on a new multi-platform sports network, featuring a linear broadcast and comprehensive digital offerings. Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry.
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: Silver Chalice
Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry. Its networks deliver unique digital video experiences, with content available across a variety of platforms including web, mobile, connected TVs and streaming media devices.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

DraftKings, acquired VSiN

synopsis: DraftKings, the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions, has bought Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN), an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
buyer: DraftKings (DKNG:$1,064.94)
DraftKings, Inc. is the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions across fantasy football, baseball, golf, basketball, hockey, and college football and basketball. "
target: VSiN
Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN) is an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BusinessWire

USA TODAY Sports Media Group, acquired The Golfweek Group

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc., the parent company for the USA TODAY NETWORK, announced the acquisition of an industry leader in golf publications, Golfweek. Golfweek will join the USA TODAY Sports Media Group, an “Official Media Partner” of the PGA TOUR, and part of the USA TODAY NETWORK which has more than 110 million unique monthly online visitors.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: USA TODAY Sports Media Group
The USA TODAY Sports Media Group, created in January 2011, encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY, as well as Gannett Co. Inc.'s 81 community newspaper properties, 23 broadcast television stations, HighSchoolSports.net and BNQT.com. "
target parent: Turnstile Media Group
target: The Golfweek Group
Founded in 1975, Golfweek is the most authentic and authoritative voice in golf. Serving enthusiasts who are truly passionate about the game of golf, the Golfweek brand includes Golfweek magazine, the Golfweek Digital Network, Golfweek Events and Golfweek Custom Media.
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announced 3/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Times Internet Limited, will acquire Willow TV

synopsis: Times Internet, India's largest digital network, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Willow TV International, the leading cricket broadcaster in the US. Willow is one of the fastest growing sports networks in the US, and the only channel that is dedicated solely to cricket in this country.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Times Internet Limited
Times Internet is the digital arm of The Times of India Group, India's largest diversified media company. Times Internet operates over 30 standalone digital business units. Times Internet reaches over 150 million monthly visitors, making it India's widest reaching digital business. "
target parent: Global Cricket Ventures
target: Willow TV
Willow TV International, Inc. is the premier broadcaster of cricket in the US Willow distributes a high definition linear television channel dedicated exclusively to cricket in the US, and provides television and digital production services to its global partners.
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closed 9/8/2008 via BusinessWeek

Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., acquired Willow TV

synopsis: Reliance Big Entertainment announced that it has acquired a majority stake in US based Willow TV, the World's largest portal for live internet streaming of all major cricket events from across the world. Willow TV, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is a pioneer in live streaming of major international cricket.
buyer: Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (RBEL) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, one of India’s leading business houses with market leading businesses across Telecom, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Energy and Healthcare. "
target: Willow TV
Willow TV is the world’s leading portal for live Internet streaming of all Cricket events worldwide, and has been providing live streaming video of every major cricket series since 2003.
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closed 8/2/2017 via Company Press Release

San Francisco 49ers, acquired Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area

synopsis: The San Francisco 49ers announced the acquisition of the nation’s most-watched high school sports television program, Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area. The show, which has been on air for 15 years, has been re-branded to “49ers Cal-Hi Sports Report” and will continue to feature a variety of sports from the high schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
buyer: San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers owns and operates a professional sports club that plays football leagues in the United States. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in Santa Clara, California. The San Francisco 49ers also have a large amount of programming centered on engaging youth through sports. "
target: Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area
Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area is the nation’s most-watched high school sports television program. The show, which has been on air for the past 15 years and currently registers 1 million online views per year, features a wide variety of sports from the 175 high schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
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closed 6/17/2020 via Company Press Release

FloSports, acquired Speed Shift TV

synopsis: FloSports, a leading sports streaming and original content network, has acquired the grassroots motorsports streaming leader, Speed Shift TV, including all of the company’s assets and broadcast rights. The acquisition boosts the motorsports offering on FloSports and brings over 400 additional racing events to its FloRacing platform.
buyer: FloSports
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed OTT subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to tens of thousands of competitions across 20-plus sports in the US and abroad. "
target: Speed Shift TV
Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production, and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.
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closed 8/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sky Network Television Limited, acquired RugbyPass Limited

synopsis: Sky Television, the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand, has acquired RugbyPass, a company headquartered in Singapore that is the premier online destination for global rugby fans, offering a live streaming rugby service.
buyer: Sky Network Television Limited (NZSE:SKT:$508.40)
SKY is the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand. SKY’s principal business activity is the distribution of both local and foreign program content to its subscriber base, predominantly through a digital satellite network. "
target: RugbyPass Limited
Headquartered in Singapore, RugbyPass is the premier online destination for global rugby fans, offering a live streaming rugby service. They also offer a wide array of original video content, news, analysis, stats and a world-first rugby player and team rankings system, the RugbyPass Index.
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announced 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Millennial Esports Corp., will acquire LetsGoRacing

synopsis: Millennial Esports Corp. will expand its global esports and motorsport content creation and distribution platform by taking a controlling stake in LetsGoRacing, a YouTube channel that focuses on motorsport and esports racing content.
buyer: Millennial Esports Corp. (TSXV:GAME:$25.53)
Millennial Esports Corp. focuses exclusively on two areas – esports racing and esports data provision. With publishing, IP, content, and data expertise in its portfolio, combined with a new board and management team, MEC is ready to lead the rush to profitability in the esports industry. "
target: LetsGoRacing
LetsGoRacing is a YouTube channel that focuses on motorsport and esports racing content. The channel has achieved more than 40 million views from fans across the globe who have watched an incredible 270 million minutes of content since 2013.
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announced 5/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

Carrie Arran Resources Inc, will be merged with Anthem Media Group Inc

synopsis: Anthem Media Group has engineered a reverse takeover of mining company Carrie Arran Resources. Anthem Media Group Inc. is a media company operating niche television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms globally.
buyer: Carrie Arran Resources Inc (TSXV:SCO:$0.00)
Carrie Arran's principal business is the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Since incorporation, Carrie Arran's business has focused entirely on the acquisition of the Black Creek Project, located approximately 30 km north of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada. "
target: Anthem Media Group Inc
Anthem Media Group Inc. is a media company operating niche television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms globally. In addition to Fantasy Sports Network, Anthem’s portfolio includes RotoExperts.com, a leader in fantasy sports content, Fight Network, and more.
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closed 6/6/2011 via Market Wire

Majesco Entertainment Company, acquired Quick Hit, Inc.

synopsis: Majesco Entertainment Company, a leading publisher of video games for the mass market, is making several key acquisitions from Quick Hit, Inc., underscoring the commitment to its social games business. Specifically, Majesco acquired certain key operating assets as well as the Quick Hit development team to execute on its social games strategy.
buyer: Majesco Entertainment Company (US:COOL:$125.29)
Majesco Entertainment Company is a leading publisher of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games. "
target: Quick Hit, Inc.
Quick Hit, Inc. is a developer and operator of the online free-to-play NFL-licensed football game QUICKHIT NFL Football which utilizes the virtual goods revenue model. Quick Hit's compelling products fill a massive void in the casual online sports game industry.
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GigaMedia Limited, acquired T2CN

synopsis: GigaMedia Limited has entered into agreements to acquire majority ownership of T2CN Holding Limited, a leading online sports and casual game operator in China. This highly strategic acquisition establishes GigaMedia as a leader in one of the world's largest and fastest growing online game markets.
buyer: GigaMedia Limited (GIGM:$10.77)
GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of broadband and entertainment services, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Through its subsidiary Cambridge Entertainment Software, the Company develops software for online entertainment services, including the global online gaming market. "
target: T2CN
T2CN is China's leading online sports and casual game company and operates FreeStyle, the most popular online sports game ever in China.T2CN has also developed diversified revenue streams and close marketing partnerships with premiere international brands including Coca-Cola, Nike and Nokia.
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closed 12/1/2020 via GlobeNewswire

V2 Games Inc., acquired GameOn App Inc.

synopsis: Vancouver-based V2 Games Inc., a portfolio company of Victory Square Technologies Inc., has acquired the assets and IP of GameOn App Inc., a leading-edge gaming company providing consumers, broadcasters, sportsbooks, venues, and brand partners with interactive, social experiences around sports, television, and live events.
buyer parent: Victory Square Technologies
buyer: V2 Games Inc.
Vancouver-based V2 Games is a video and mobile game ventures firm focusing on royalty investments in high-value gaming projects featuring globally-recognized intellectual properties. Its portfolio of games includes Pacific Rim: Breach Wars, Rune: Ragnarok, Men In Black, and Hello Kitty. "
target: GameOn App Inc.
GameOn is a leading-edge gaming company providing consumers, broadcasters, sportsbooks, venues, and brand partners with interactive, social experiences around sports, television, and live events. GameOn drives engagement and revenue through its suite of proprietary mobile and TV technologies.
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closed 9/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., acquired FLIP Sports

synopsis: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, completed the acquisition of the assets of FLIP Sports, a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports.
buyer: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCPK:GMBL:$0.00)
Esports Entertainment Group is a licensed Malta-based online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. The company offers fantasy, pools, fixed odds, and exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated, and secure platform to the global esports audience. "
target: FLIP Sports
FLIP Sports is a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports. Through its proprietary in-play, P2P technology, FLIP provides a unique multi-platform second-screen experience within an entertaining, social, and competitive gaming environment.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prey Studios will be merged with FunRock,

synopsis: Funrock, a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games, has announced getting into an agreement for merging operations with Prey Studios, a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: FunRock
FunRock is a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games. FunRock has one clear objective: to provide great entertainment, localized to the users preferred languages, on multiple platforms. "
target: Prey Studios
Prey Studios is a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. The company's computer games are developed as casual cross-platform games where users can host tournaments, coach fighters, sign sponsorship deals, and design their own gyms.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prey Studios will be merged with FunRock,

synopsis: Funrock, a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games, has announced getting into an agreement for merging operations with Prey Studios, a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: FunRock
FunRock is a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games. FunRock has one clear objective: to provide great entertainment, localized to the users preferred languages, on multiple platforms. "
target: Prey Studios
Prey Studios is a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. The company's computer games are developed as casual cross-platform games where users can host tournaments, coach fighters, sign sponsorship deals, and design their own gyms.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Play Sports Network

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced the purchase of a 71% controlling stake in Play Sports Group – the digital sports media company behind market-leading cycling brands Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: Play Sports Network
Based in the UK, Play Sports Group is the world's leading digital sports media company focused solely on cycling and tri-sports. Their channels include Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network, along with a growing number of non-English language channels.
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announced 5/18/2021 via New York Times

WarnerMedia will be merged with Discovery Communications, Inc.,

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired AdSparx

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

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

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Golf Channel Latin America

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired The Golf Digest Companies

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

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

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Play Sports Network

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discovery Communications, will acquire Scripps Networks Interactive

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

All3media, acquired Raw TV and Betty TV

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

All3media, acquired Two Brothers Pictures

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., will acquire Food Food

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

All3media, acquired New Pictures Limited

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

Bauer Media Group, will acquire SBS Discovery Radio

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

All3media, acquired Neal Street Productions Ltd

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., will acquire Deejay TV

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

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

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

TEGNA Inc., acquired Justice Network and Quest

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

21st Century Fox, will acquire National Geographic Channel

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Switchover Media

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

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired NatureVision TV

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, has acquired NatureVision TV, a 24/7 channel available online and on television. NatureVision TV's cataloge of hundred of hours of exceptionally soothing nature programs brings home the world's most beautiful places through the brilliance of HD and 4K video.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$199.89)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: NatureVision TV
NatureVision TV is a 24/7 channel available online and on television. that has a cataloge of hundred of hours of exceptionally soothing nature programs brings home the world's most beautiful places through the brilliance of HD and 4K video.
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announced 3/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Vermont PBS will be merged with Vermont Public Radio,

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

Seven West Media Limited, will acquire Prime Media Group Limited

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

Yeah1 Group, acquired Thoughtful Thailand

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

Fox Cable Networks, acquired Turner South

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

Dailyhunt, acquired LocalPlay

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

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

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

Entertainment Studios, acquired The Weather Channel Television Network

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, announced its acquisition of The Weather Channel television network. The Weather Channel is one of the largest cable television networks not owned by a major conglomerate, and ranks number one in weather news.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: The Weather Channel Television Network
For more than 35 years, The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation's only 24-hour source of national storm coverage.
price ($mm)
$300
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 10/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Zee Media Corporation Limited, will acquire Maurya TV Private Limited

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

United Media Network AG, will acquire Serbian Science Television

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

All3media, acquired Silverback Films

synopsis: Production and distribution powerhouse All3Media has acquired leading natural history producer Silverback Films. Founded in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films is the U.K.’s top natural history producer outside of the BBC Natural History Unit, and creates wildlife content for film and TV.
buyer: All3media
All3Media group comprises of leading production companies, independent creators of TV and multi-platform programming from around the world. The production labels operate as their own businesses, each with a distinctive creative signature. "
target: Silverback Films
Silverback Films specializes in the production of high quality wildlife films for both television and cinema. Formed in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films brings together a world class team of wildlife film makers to create the highest quality natural history films.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired BLACKFIN

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

ZDF Enterprises, will acquire Off the Fence

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

T Group merged with Critical Content,

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

Ten Alps plc, will acquire Reef Television Limited

synopsis: Ten Alps plc, multimedia producer of high quality TV and radio together with integrated publishing and communications content, agreed to acquire Reef Television Limited, an award-winning producer of innovative content for multiple broadcasters. Reef Television has an international reputation for making high-quality programmes.
buyer: Ten Alps plc (AIM:ZIN:$26.22)
Ten Alps is a cross-platform media agency, targeting content across multiple channels and sectors to capture a marketplace and its customers. Their expert divisions offer a fully integrated service when it comes to content creation for television production, publishing and digital communications. "
target: Reef Television Limited
Reef Television is an award-winning independent television production company with an international reputation for making high-quality programmes. Reef has made many hundreds of hours of factual programmes for clients including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, ITV, Channel 5 and UKTV.
price ($mm)
$7.85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Gold Town Games AB
Gold Town Games AB is a game development company based in Skelleftea, Sweden. The company consists of a group of people with solid experience in the free-to-play format for mobile games. The company focuses on sports management games for the two largest mobile platforms iOS and Android.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.63
EBIT ($mm)
($0.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
18
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Ticker: CNSX:EPY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ePlay Digital Inc.
ePlay Digital Inc.
ePlay Digital Inc. is a mobile game creator and publisher specializing in sports, eSports and entertainment augmented reality titles, including their new augmented reality running app, Klocked.me, flagship title Big Shot Basketball and Howie Mandel mobile game collaboration - HowiesGames.com.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: WSE:TEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games is a Polish mobile game developer. Ten Square Games focuses on delivering F2P games for all major global platforms with a special focus on simulation hobby games. Their games simulate fishing and hunting. They also develop match3, puzzle, farming, and battle games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$172.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.20
EBIT ($mm)
$50.11
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
147
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Ticker: TSXV:CNS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contagious Gaming Inc.
Contagious Gaming Inc.
Contagious Gaming Inc. is a developer of unique and engaging software solutions for regulated gaming and lottery markets around the world. Their sports betting platform is the first sports betting system to allow players to chase a dynamic jackpot live during Premier League soccer matches.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.27
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MSGN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$640.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.84
EBIT ($mm)
$289.45
Net Income ($mm)
$178.72
Employees
508
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Ticker: MSG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully integrated sports, media and entertainment business. It is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company's overall business.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$228.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($314.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($415.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4550
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Ticker: CNSX:FANS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FansUnite Media, Inc
FansUnite is a sports and entertainment company, focusing on technology related to regulated and lawful online gaming and other related products. The principal business is operating the FansUnite Sportsbook and the website of McBookie Limited, offering online gaming services to the UK market.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALCHI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alchimie S.A.S.
Alchimie S.A.S.
Headquartered in France, Alchimie is a channel factory: a unique video platform in partnership with talents and media to co-publish their own thematic channel. Alchimie has a catalog of more than 60,000 hours of content from more than 300 renowned partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.64)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
97
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Ticker: OM:BETCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology – this is what has made them the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Their portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$109.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.56
EBIT ($mm)
$36.49
Net Income ($mm)
$26.34
Employees
450
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Ticker: DISC.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$10,780.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,799.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,405.00
Net Income ($mm)
$982.00
Employees
9800
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Ticker: MSGN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$640.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.84
EBIT ($mm)
$289.45
Net Income ($mm)
$178.72
Employees
508
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Americana Publishing
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Americana Publishing, Inc. is a vertically integrated media publisher and e-tailer. Americana Publishing, Inc. currently owns americanabooks.com. Americana Publishing owns and operates americanabooks.com, an Internet marketer of print, electronic and audio books.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$2.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX:RAY.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$199.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$76.52
EBIT ($mm)
$54.72
Net Income ($mm)
$36.14
Employees
1200
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Ticker: ENXTPA:EN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bouygues SA
Bouygues SA
Bouygues is a diversified group, structured by a strong corporate culture and whose businesses are organized around three activities: Construction with Bouygues Construction (BTP and Energies & Services), Bouygues Immobilier and Colas (Routes), Telecoms with Bouygues Telecom and Media with TF1.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$41,613.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,421.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.78
Net Income ($mm)
$843.36
Employees
133197
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Ticker: LSE:QRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarto Group
Quarto Group
Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group. It operates through four distinct but complementary businesses - Quarto International Co-Editions Group; Quarto Publishing Group USA; Quarto Publishing Group UK and Books & Gifts Direct, Australia & New Zealand.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$182.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.40
EBIT ($mm)
$16.48
Net Income ($mm)
$8.87
Employees
438
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALCHI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alchimie S.A.S.
Alchimie S.A.S.
Headquartered in France, Alchimie is a channel factory: a unique video platform in partnership with talents and media to co-publish their own thematic channel. Alchimie has a catalog of more than 60,000 hours of content from more than 300 renowned partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.64)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
97
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Ticker: SEHK:1137
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Hong Kong Television Network Limited, formerly City Telecom (H.K.) Limited, is engaged in the multimedia business. The Company's multimedia business includes its offer of free television programming through its over-the-top (OTT) platform, and its online shopping business, HKTV Mall.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$24.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($36.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
394
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: TSE:6048
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.88
Employees
120
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