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announced 3/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire Future Today Inc.

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp, a leading independent content distributor, will acquire Future Today, Inc, a market-leading OTT platform and one of the largest AVOD channel networks in the world. Future Today’s cloud-based platform manages OTT services for more than 350 content owners, producers, distributors and major media companies.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: Future Today Inc.
Future Today Inc. is a video technology and distribution company. Future Today’s cloud-based platform manages OTT services for more than 350 content owners, producers, distributors and major media companies. The company also owns and operates two popular channels, Fawesome.tv and HappyKids.tv.
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closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, acquired Spotfilm Networx Gmbh

synopsis: Spotfilm Networx GmbH, Germany's largest ad-supported multichannel network, is now part of Koch Films GmbH. The company from Munich has acquired all shares of the Berlin-based AVOD (ad-supported video-on-demand) provider. Spotfilm Networx streams feature films in German-speaking countries.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, videogames and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Spotfilm Networx Gmbh
Spotfilm Networx GmbH is the largest ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) provider for feature films in German-speaking countries. With 20 million film views per month, the platform represents a modern and innovative free TV.
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closed 10/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

PlaySide Studios Limited, purchased Dumb Ways To Die from Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd

synopsis: PlaySide Studios (PLY) is acquiring the Dumb Ways to Die (DWTD) franchise from Metro Trains Melbourne. PlaySide will acquire all DWTD assets including copyright, trademarks, software, merchandise, social media accounts and domain names. The Dumb Ways to Die campaign launched on YouTube in 2012 to promote rail safety.
buyer: PlaySide Studios Limited ((ASX:PLY:$8.16)
PlaySide Studios is a pioneer in mobile gaming with a driver and focus for high quality development, monetisation and user acquisition. Founded in 2012 by a group of experienced video game professionals, the company specializes in developing console-quality games, tailored for mobile devices. "
seller: Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd
The Dumb Ways to Die (DWTD) campaign was launched on YouTube in 2012 to promote rail safety and consists of offbeat humour, a catchy tune and a collection of animated characters. DWTD assets including copyright, trademarks, software, merchandise, social media accounts and domain names.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Henry R. Muñoz III, acquired Funny Or Die

synopsis: Designer, philanthropist and former Democratic National Committee finance chair Henry R. Muñoz III has acquired Funny Or Die, a digital comedy studio and branded content maker. The deal includes their library, social media assets and longform slate.
buyer: Henry R. Muñoz III
Henry R. Muñoz III is an American designer, businessman, activist, and philanthropist. He serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Kell Muñoz Architects, Inc and Muñoz & Company, one of the oldest and largest minority-owned design practices in Texas. "
target parent: Sequoia Capital
target: Funny Or Die
Funny Or Die is an Emmy-winning leader in comedy entertainment, combining Hollywood artistry with Silicon Valley innovation to deliver cutting-edge content across a rapidly expanding distribution network.
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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 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 3/10/2021 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.
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closed 12/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Invincible Entertainment Partners, acquired Business Rockstars

synopsis: Invincible Entertainment Partners, an independent production and distribution company with diverse operations in OTT, streaming, and technology, announced its acquisition of Business Rockstars, the largest producer of audio and video content for entrepreneurs.
buyer: Invincible Entertainment Partners
Invincible Entertainment Partners is an established entertainment production and distribution company based in Philadelphia, PA with diverse operations in OTT, streaming and technology. "
target: Business Rockstars
Business Rockstars is the largest producer of audio and video content for entrepreneurs featuring the world’s biggest and most accomplished CEOs, billionaires, influencers, celebrities, startup founders, innovators, and disruptors.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Little Dot Studios Limited, acquired History Hit

synopsis: Little Dot Studios has acquired History Hit, a UK-based digital history brand co-founded by broadcaster and historian Dan Snow. History Hit includes the subscription video-on-demand channel, HistoryHit.TV, which features a collection of history films licensed from top documentary makers.
buyer parent: All3media
buyer: Little Dot Studios Limited
Little Dot Studios is a digital content firm owned by Fleabag producer All3Media. Little Dot Studios is a digital content studio and broadcaster specializing in production of original and brand funded content, distribution and monetization of video content across all social platforms "
target: History Hit
History Hit is a UK-based digital history brand co-founded by broadcaster and historian Dan Snow. History Hit includes the subscription video-on-demand channel, HistoryHit.TV, which features a collection of history films. In addition, the brand features podcasts and online communities.
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closed 6/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Sunrise Communications AG, acquired Wilmaa AG

synopsis: Sunrise Communication, the largest non state-controlled telecommunications company in Switzerland, has acquired Wilmaa, a Swiss provider of digital (over-the-top, OTT) programming for smartphones, tablets, PCs, and TVs. The acquisition of Wilmaa allows Sunrise to use its leading technology and expertise to develop its OTT TV offers further.
buyer: Sunrise Communications AG (SWX:SRCG:$2,003.53)
Sunrise Communications is the largest non state-controlled telecommunications company in Switzerland. Sunrise serves over 3 million customers and provides mobile, Internet, TV, and landline services to private and business customers. "
target: Wilmaa AG
Wilmaa is a pioneer in web TV and provides digital (over-the-top) programming for smartphones, tablets, PCs, and TVs in Switzerland. Wilmaa offers free and tier subscription services with the ability to stream live or record over 260 channels on virtually any device.
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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 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Horse & Country TV Ltd., acquired EQ Sports Net

synopsis: Horse & Country TV (H&C), the international equestrian sports network, has announced the acquisition of  US equestrian streaming provider EQ Sports Net (EQSN). Fans of equestrian sports in the US and Canada will now have access to top competition livestreams from home and abroad, as well as exclusive training and educational shows.
buyer: Horse & Country TV Ltd.
Horse & Country TV (H&C) is the premier international multi-screen network for equestrian enthusiasts and fans. The award-winning network offers subscribers access to thrilling equestrian sport, masterclasses, documentaries and more. "
target: EQ Sports Net
EQ Sports Net (EQSN) is a US equestrian streaming provider. EQSN provides more than 100 days of live and on-demand coverage of some of the top competitions in North America, including the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.
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announced 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Areu Bros, Inc., will acquire THEA

synopsis: Areu Bros. Studios, the first major Latino owned and operated media studio in the United States, will acquire THEA, the first ever city-based over-the-top video streaming platform that showcases the story of Atlanta through the eyes of its creators, brands, and entrepreneurs.
buyer: Areu Bros, Inc.
Areu Bros. Studios is the first major Latino owned and operated media studio in the United States. ABS is a trailblazer, intersecting art and technology, ultimately merging a community of collaborators and tech forward developers all under one roof, for more focused and contained incubation. "
target parent: Metro Atlanta Chamber
target: THEA
THEA is the first ever city-based over-the-top video streaming platform. THEA showcases the story of Atlanta through the eyes of its creators, brands, and entrepreneurs. Via this platform, viewers can access exclusive short-form content that spans lifestyle and culture, business, and technology.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

CenturyLink, Inc., acquired Streamroot, Inc.

synopsis: CenturyLink, a global technology leader, has acquired Streamroot Inc., a leading provider of innovative OTT delivery technologies for media groups, content publishers and enterprise customers. Streamroot’s Streamroot DNA solution is a WebRTC-based peer-to-peer video CDN that allows live and VOD broadcasters to improve quality and cut costs.
buyer: CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL:$22,821.00)
CenturyLink is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting. "
target: Streamroot, Inc.
Streamroot is a leading provider of innovative OTT delivery technologies for media groups, content publishers and enterprise customers. Streamroot’s Streamroot DNA solution is a WebRTC-based peer-to-peer video CDN that allows live and VOD broadcasters to improve quality and cut costs.
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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 7/24/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Bell Media, will acquire Noovo.ca

synopsis: Bell Media announced it has entered into an agreement with the shareholders of Groupe V Média to acquire conventional network V along with related digital assets including the ad-supported VOD service Noovo.ca. V is a Quebec general-interest television channel that is available on several platforms.
buyer parent: BCE, Inc.
buyer: Bell Media
Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. "
target parent: Groupe V Media Inc
target: Noovo.ca
Canada-based Noovo.ca is an ad-supported VOD (video on demand) service. Noovo.ca offers V, a Quebec general-interest television channel that is available on several platforms.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

SPI International, acquired Film1 Group

synopsis: SPI International, a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents, has acquired the Film1 premium movie channel brand in the Netherlands from Sony Pictures Television. Film1 is a Dutch premium television and video on demand service where people can watch anytime, anywhere for a fixed monthly subscription fee.
buyer: SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents. SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Film1 Group
Film1 is a Dutch premium television and video on demand service. Watch anytime, anywhere for a fixed monthly subscription fee.
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closed 6/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Altice USA, acquired Cheddar

synopsis: Altice USA, one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the US, has completed the acquisition of Cheddar, the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more.
buyer parent: Altice N.V.
buyer: Altice USA (CVC:$9,566.61)
Altice USA is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the US, delivering broadband, pay television, telephony services, Wi-Fi hotspot access, proprietary content and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers. "
target: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more.
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closed 3/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnyMind Group, acquired Moindy Digital

synopsis: AnyMind Group, an AI solutions provider, has acquired a majority stake in Moindy Digital from TV Thunder Pcl, a television content producer and provider in Thailand. Moindy Digital is Thailand's #1 Multi Channel Network (MCN). Moindy manages celebrities, musicians, Youtubers, and influencers accounts that have over 300 million viewers.
buyer: AnyMind Group
AnyMind Group is an AI solutions provider across the advertising, marketing and human resource industries. AnyMind Group aims to power businesses and professionals with a suite of AI-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, enabling them to easily achieve greater scale and efficiency. "
target parent: TV Thunder Pcl
target: Moindy Digital
Moindy Digital is Thailand's #1 Multi Channel Network (MCN). Moindy manages celebrities, musicians, Youtubers, and influencers accounts that have over 300 million viewers. Moindy has over 500 YouTube and LINE TV channels within its network, with a reach of more than 30,000,000 subscribers.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

TalentMedia, acquired LifeTube

synopsis: TalentMedia, a Polish company that advises brands on how to create effective Online Video Campaigns, acquired LifeTube, a Polish specialized influencer marketing and YouTube content network.
buyer: TalentMedia
TalentMedia is a Polish company that advises brands on how to create effective Online Video Campaigns. They help content creators all over the world make their first steps on Youtube. Talentmedia combines creativity, the art of storytelling and optimization for platforms which are always changing. "
target: LifeTube
LifeTube is a Polish specialized influencer marketing and YouTube content network. It currently has 500 video creators with a total of over 85 million subscribers. LifeTube manages top influencers - YouTube stars - and creates channels for brands, enabling them to build their own audience.
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announced 3/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire Future Today Inc.

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp, a leading independent content distributor, will acquire Future Today, Inc, a market-leading OTT platform and one of the largest AVOD channel networks in the world. Future Today’s cloud-based platform manages OTT services for more than 350 content owners, producers, distributors and major media companies.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: Future Today Inc.
Future Today Inc. is a video technology and distribution company. Future Today’s cloud-based platform manages OTT services for more than 350 content owners, producers, distributors and major media companies. The company also owns and operates two popular channels, Fawesome.tv and HappyKids.tv.
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$60
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$24
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announced 1/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire Digital Media Rights LLC

synopsis: Cinedigm, which has been steadily expanding its streaming portfolio, is adding 10 new channels, 7,500 titles and entering the ad network business by acquiring Digital Media Rights. Digital Media Rights is a leading global distributor of feature films, television programs and documentaries with direct deals with the leading digital platforms.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies. "
target: Digital Media Rights LLC
Digital Media Rights is a leading global distributor of feature films, television programs and documentaries with direct deals with the leading digital platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Comcast, Google Play, Vudu, and many others.
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closed 9/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Bloody Disgusting, LLC

synopsis: Cinedigm, the leading streaming company focused on enthusiast fan bases, announced that the Company has acquired Bloody Disgusting, one of the internet's premiere horror destinations. They reach more than 30 million unique horror fans annually across their website, the Bloody Disgusting podcast network, the BD app and via their social footprint.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies. "
target: Bloody Disgusting, LLC
Bloody Disgusting has become synonymous with the horror genre itself, covering film, television, video games and more. They reach more than 30 million unique horror fans annually across their website, the Bloody Disgusting podcast network, the BD app and via their social footprint.
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closed 2/12/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Screambox

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp. announced that it acquired Screambox, a popular enthusiast streaming service targeting the highly lucrative horror genre. Screambox features a broad mix of content for casual and die-hard horror fans alike with films and episodes delivering every type of terror imaginable.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies. "
target: Screambox
Screambox is a popular enthusiast streaming service targeting the highly lucrative horror genre. Screambox features a broad mix of content for casual and die-hard horror fans alike with films and episodes delivering every type of terror imaginable.
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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Fandor

synopsis: Cinedigm has acquired Fandor, a streaming home for independent films, and plans to update and expand its offerings with a goal of acquiring millions of subscribers. Fandor presents exceptional, hand-picked films to a community of film lovers and makers connected by meaningful and entertaining cinematic experiences.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies. "
target: Fandor
Fandor is a streaming service for independent films founded in 2009. Fandor presents exceptional, hand-picked films to a community of film lovers and makers connected by meaningful and entertaining cinematic experiences.
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announced 10/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire The Film Detective

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor in the United States, has agreed to acquire The Film Detective, a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: The Film Detective
The Film Detective is a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming. Many of the titles shown are public domain and have been restored by The Film Detective.
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announced 3/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire Future Today Inc.

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp, a leading independent content distributor, will acquire Future Today, Inc, a market-leading OTT platform and one of the largest AVOD channel networks in the world. Future Today’s cloud-based platform manages OTT services for more than 350 content owners, producers, distributors and major media companies.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: Future Today Inc.
Future Today Inc. is a video technology and distribution company. Future Today’s cloud-based platform manages OTT services for more than 350 content owners, producers, distributors and major media companies. The company also owns and operates two popular channels, Fawesome.tv and HappyKids.tv.
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closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Viewster

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor, has acquired Viewster and its subsidiary platform Viewster Anime. Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: Viewster
Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies, with more than five thousand titles across anime, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, and documentary.
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announced 11/28/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire ComicBlitz

synopsis: Cinedigm announced an agreement to acquire ComicBlitz, a subscription based service, that offers users unlimited access to the greatest digital comic book content for one monthly price. Soon to be available on all iOS, Android, and web devices.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: ComicBlitz
ComicBlitz is a subscription based service, that offers users unlimited access to the greatest digital comic book content for one monthly price. Soon to be available on all iOS, Android, and web devices.
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announced 5/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will purchase Content Library from StoryBox.tv

synopsis: Cinedigm announced that the Company has closed an agreement to acquire substantially all of the content assets and library of StoryBox.tv, a multi-platform family-friendly streaming service. StoryBox's library consists of over 1,700 titles of faith & family friendly movies, television series, children’s programming, and educational content.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
seller: StoryBox.tv
StoryBox TV has a content libary that consists of over 1,700 titles of faith & family friendly movies, television series, children’s programming and educational content. StoryBox TV is an entertainment streaming site for Movies with Merit; films that entertain, inspire, uplift and strengthen values.
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announced 11/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire CONtv

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp., a leading independent content distributor, announced they entered an agreement to take ownership of 85% of CONtv, a new digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with thousands of physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: CONtv
CONtv is a new digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace that provides audiences access to thousands of hours of content showcasing an original slate of programming, as well as an eclectic catalog of over 1,200 must-watch titles.
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closed 9/24/2014 via BusinessWire

Hollywood Software Acquisition Group, acquired Hollywood Software Inc.

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp. announced the sale of Hollywood Software to an outside team of capital investors led by David Gajda, one of the company’s original founders. Hollywood Software, which develops tools for managing all key elements of digital theatrical distribution and exhibition.
buyer: Hollywood Software Acquisition Group
The Acquisition Group consists of David Gajda, one of the original founders of Hollywood Software, and other capital investors. "
target parent: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
target: Hollywood Software Inc.
Hollywood Software partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors to bring movies in digital cinema format to audiences across the country.
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closed 8/8/2014 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., purchased FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD from Alpine Labs

synopsis: Cinedigm has acquired Alpine Labs' hybrid competition reality series FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the first original series acquisition for ‘CON TV, Cinedigm’s direct-to-consumer, streaming network targeting Comic Con and pop culture fans. FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is an unprecedented mash-up of the reality and scripted genres.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is the leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical stores and digital retailers, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video On Demand platform on cable television. "
seller: Alpine Labs
Alpine Labs was formed with the desire to rethink the traditional ways content is produced and distributed. FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is a mash-up of the reality and scripted genres. The show follows nine top YouTube stars as they attempt to survive a simulated zombie apocalypse.
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closed 10/21/2013 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., purchased Entertainment Unit GVE from Gaiam

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp. announced it closed the previously announced acquisition of Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content, for $51.5 million.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors. "
seller: Gaiam (GAIA:$156.95)
Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” is a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content.
price ($mm)
$49
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announced 9/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Screenvision Worldwide Strategy Group, will acquire UniqueScreen Media Inc.

synopsis: Screenvision has signed a definitive agreement to acquire UniqueScreen Media, Inc., the cinema advertising division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. UniqueScreen Media has been a longtime frontrunner in the onscreen advertising industry with over 2400 screens in more than 325 theatres.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Screenvision Worldwide Strategy Group
Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services for its theatrical exhibitor partners. "
target parent: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
target: UniqueScreen Media Inc.
UniqueScreen Media has been a longtime frontrunner in the onscreen advertising industry with over 2400 screens in more than 325 theatres. It provides cutting-edge, fully digital, sight and sound technology, and delivers a preshow program, Preflix, in high definition.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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closed 1/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Access Integrated Technologies, Inc., acquired The Bigger Picture

synopsis: Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. has completed its previously announced planned acquisition of The Bigger Picture, a subsidiary of privately held Sabella Dern Entertainment. AccessIT previously had an agreement with The Bigger Picture to make its programming available to all exhibitors across the country equipped with 2K digital projectors.
buyer: Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (CIDM:$40.42)
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. is the industry leader in providing fully integrated software and services to enable the motion picture entertainment industry and all of its constituents to transition from film to digital cinema. "
target parent: Sabella Dern Entertainment
target: The Bigger Picture
The Bigger Picture is a leader in the digital distribution of movies targeted to specific audiences.The programs include Kidtoon Films, G-rated movies for kids, anime films for teen and college audiences, and inspirational films from Fox Faith, a unit of Twentieth Century Fox Studios.
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closed 7/31/2006 via PR Newswire

Access Integrated Technologies, Inc., acquired UniqueScreen Media Inc.

synopsis: Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. has completed the acquisition of privately held UniqueScreen Media Inc.. Under terms of the deal, AccessIT acquired 100 percent of the outstanding stock of UniqueScreen. USM will become a unit of AccessIT's Media Services Group.
buyer: Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (CIDM:$40.42)
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. is the industry leader in providing fully integrated software and services to enable the motion picture entertainment industry and all of its constituents to transition from film to digital cinema. "
target: UniqueScreen Media Inc.
UniqueScreen is one of the leading movie-theatre advertising companies in North America, currently providing pre-show ads and entertainment to over 3,000 movie screens in over 300 theatres in 42 states.
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closed 6/8/2006 via PR Newswire

Access Intigrated Technologies Inc., acquired PLX Systems Inc.

synopsis: Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. today announced it has acquired privately held PLX Systems Incorporated. Based in Los Angeles, California, PLX Systems, Inc. develops and supports enterprise software to manage valuable intellectual property assets.
buyer: Access Intigrated Technologies Inc. (CIDM:$40.42)
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. is the industry leader in providing fully integrated software and services to enable the motion picture entertainment industry and all of its constituents to transition from film to digital cinema. "
target: PLX Systems Inc.
PPLX, provides intellectual-property valuation and lifecycle management software and Web-based services to legal and licensing professionals, intellectual property auditors, brokers and lawyers, chief financial officers, controllers, and research and development executives.
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announced 10/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire The Film Detective

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor in the United States, has agreed to acquire The Film Detective, a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: The Film Detective
The Film Detective is a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming. Many of the titles shown are public domain and have been restored by The Film Detective.
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closed 2/22/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Amdocs Ltd., acquired Vubiquity, Inc.

synopsis: Amdocs, a leading provider of solutions to communications and media companies, has acquired Vubiquity, a leading provider of premium content services and technology solutions. Vubiquity offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider.
buyer: Amdocs Ltd. (DOX:$4,214.23)
Amdocs is a leading software and services provider to the world’s most successful communications and media companies. Their Amdocs Optima is a digital customer management and commerce platform designed to rapidly and securely monetize any product or service. "
target: Vubiquity, Inc.
VUBIQUITY is the leading global provider of Premium Content Services. From licensing to delivery, VUBIQUITY offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider.
price ($mm)
$224
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired Gravitas Ventures

synopsis: Indie distributor Gravitas Ventures has been snapped up by Red Arrow International, an arm of Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1. Gravitas Ventures is a global entertainment distribution operation with the ability to connect filmmakers and producers with consumers through hundreds of media platforms throughout the world.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH (XTRA:PSM:$3,365.78)
Launched in 2010, Red Arrow Entertainment Group is comprised of 21 production companies across 8 countries, alongside global distributors Red Arrow International. "
target: Gravitas Ventures
Gravitas Ventures is a global entertainment distribution operation with the ability to connect filmmakers and producers with consumers through hundreds of media platforms throughout the world.
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closed 1/27/2016 via GlobeNewswire

FilmOn TV Networks, acquired CinemaNow, Inc.

synopsis: FilmOn TV Networks CEO Alki David announced the acquisition of CinemaNow, LLC, one of the pioneers in providing transactional digital storefronts of premium film and TV content, from Regent Equity Partners.
buyer parent: Anakando Media Group
buyer: FilmOn TV Networks
FilmOn TV Networks has over 70 million monthly unique users from around the globe who access nearly 1000 free channels containing licensed, wholly owned, and original content across the genres of news, sports, movies, music, food, travel and more. "
target parent: Regent Equity Partners
target: CinemaNow, Inc.
CinemaNow is a leading over-the-top (OTT) provider of on-demand streaming media available to viewers in North America and Europe. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Vubiquity, Inc., acquired Juice Worldwide

synopsis: VUBIQUITY, the leading global provider of premium content services, announced the acquisition of Juice Worldwide, one of the world's top OTT certified and preferred encoding houses and digital delivery agents. The deal is a significant next step in VUBIQUITY’s mission to expand its premium content services and global distribution capabilities.
buyer: Vubiquity, Inc.
VUBIQUITY is the leading global provider of Premium Content Services. From licensing to delivery, VUBIQUITY offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider. "
target: Juice Worldwide
Juice Worldwide offers digital supply chain solutions across all media. They are a one-stop-shop for film, television and music content owners requiring media management and multiplatform distribution. Service offerings also include: Post Production, Blu-ray and DVD Authoring and DCP file creation.
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announced 3/3/2015 via PR Newswire

Cameron Thomson Entertainment Ltd., will acquire Inception Media Group LLC

synopsis: Inception Media Group, LLC, a Los Angeles-based media company specializing in the acquisition, licensing and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment, has executed a Letter of Intent to sell a controlling interest in the company to Toronto-based Cameron Thomson Entertainment.
buyer: Cameron Thomson Entertainment Ltd.
Cameron Thomson Group Ltd., is a business development company specializing in providing corporate development and investment banking services to the media, IT and entertainment industries. Cameron Thomson's expertise is in transforming business ideas into prosperous commercial opportunities. "
target: Inception Media Group LLC
Inception Media Group, LLC is based in Los Angeles and is a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment across all media platforms and channels of distribution.
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closed 5/28/2014 via Yahoo, Inc.

Vubiquity, Inc., acquired FilmFlex Movies Ltd

synopsis: Vubiquity announced that it had acquired FilmFlex Movies Ltd., one of the largest VOD and multiplatform providers outside the United States. FilmFlex provides digital storefront and video on demand services to connected consumers throughout the UK. The company has licensing agreements with major US studios and many independent distributors.
buyer: Vubiquity, Inc.
Vubiquity is the leading global provider of multiplatform video services, helping to bring the most innovative, advanced services into consumers’ homes and onto their connected devices. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: FilmFlex Movies Ltd
FilmFlex is one of the most successful movies-on-demand service providers in Europe. The FilmFlex online platform is a managed white label solution that includes website and platform operation, all content management, billing and customer service.
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closed 2/11/2013 via BusinessWire

Rightster, acquired Preview Networks

synopsis: Rightster, the video distribution and monetisation specialist, announced the acquisition of Preview Networks, the leading international provider of digital distribution services for the movie industry. The deal extends Rightster’s YouTube services across Europe and makes Rightster the leading distributor of movie trailers in this region.
buyer: Rightster
Rightster operates and manages the world’s fastest growing digital distribution, marketing and monetisation network, connecting global media rights owners, online video publishers and media agencies, providing the visibility and control required to optimise the commercial value of online video. "
target: Preview Networks
The Preview Networks content marketing platform is an exchange of services for content owners and media owners looking to externally publish or receive digital assets in the form of video, graphics, or text.
price ($mm)
$0.38
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closed 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bonded Services Group LLC, purchased Inception Digital Service from Inception Media Group LLC

synopsis: Bonded Services Group has announced that it has acquired a leading provider of digital services, Inception Digital Services LLC from Inception Media Group LLC. The deal will allow Bonded to offer its clients a wide range of digital services that will help them capitalize on the burgeoning digital media and distribution business.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Bonded Services Group LLC
Bonded Services is a leading global provider of custom value-added warehousing, logistics, supplychain,and related support services to movie studios, television production companies, advertising agencies, corporations, government entities, and other producers of high-value media assets. "
seller: Inception Media Group LLC
Inception Media Group is based in Santa Monica, California and is a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment across all media platforms and channels of distribution.
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announced 11/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Sonic Solution, will acquire CinemaNow, Inc.

synopsis: Sonic Solutions, the leader in digital media software, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CinemaNow, a privately held online entertainment provider based in Marina Del Rey, California.
buyer: Sonic Solution (SNIC:$0.00)
Sonic is the world's leading supplier of authoring systems for digital media – DVD and CD – production. Beginning in 1986, Sonic set the standard for quality, productivity and creativity for digital audio workstations and CD premastering. "
target: CinemaNow, Inc.
CinemaNow, Inc. is an innovator in digital entertainment technology, delivering high-quality Hollywood movies, TV shows and music videos to users across multiple platforms.
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closed 12/4/2007 via BusinessWire

Zipidee, acquired TotalVid.com

synopsis: Zipidee announced that it has acquired the TotalVid.com business from Landmark Communications, making it the Internet’s largest digital marketplace for mid- to long-tail instructional, educational, and special interest ‘pay for’ content.
buyer: Zipidee
Zipidee is the Internet’s largest digital Prosumer Generated Content (PGC) marketplace for instructional, educational, health and fitness, sports, and special interest content. Zipidee has a rapidly expanding seller network of more than 600 content producers and distributors. "
target parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
target: TotalVid.com
TotalVid allows you to select from thousands of videos in over 50 categories, for as little as $1.99. View these high-quality full-screen digital videos as often as you want, over a seven day period. There are no late fees, and since you’re downloading, you have nothing to return.
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announced 8/5/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Blinkx Plc, will acquire Grab Media

synopsis: Blinkx, the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the world’s most advanced video engine, that connects consumers with advertisers through professionally generated content online, entered into an all cash transaction with Grab Media, a leading online video content syndication and advertising platform.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
Blinkx plc is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, Blinkx has indexed more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Grab Media
Grab Media is a leading premium video distribution company. It connects premium video content from a wide collection of professional sources and brand-name advertisers to ideal viewers. Marketers rely on Grab Media to position their message in front of large-scale, engaged audiences.
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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Create Music Group, acquired Nirvana Digital

synopsis: US-based music and media company Create Music Group has acquired Mumbai-based Nirvana Digital, described as one of the largest YouTube Enterprise partners in India. Nirvana Digital provides monetization, distribution, rights management services to artists, labels, film and television and other content owners.
buyer: Create Music Group
Create Music Group is a digitally-driven distribution, rights management, and music publishing company founded in 2015. In January 2019, Create Music Group began providing its rights management and distribution clients with daily estimated royalty data from streaming services such as YouTube. "
target: Nirvana Digital
Mumbai-based Nirvana Digital is one of the largest YouTube Enterprise partners in India. Nirvana Digital provides monetization, distribution, rights management services to artists, labels, film and television and other content owners.
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closed 9/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Zealot Networks, acquired Nirvana Digital

synopsis: Multi-platform digital media company Zealot Networks has announced its latest acquisition, Mumbai based multi-channel network Nirvana Digital. Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks, Inc. is a digital-first media and entertainment company poised to lead the next chapter in the ongoing evolution of digital media with its holistic approach to connecting entrepreneurs with brands and like-minded communities. "
target: Nirvana Digital
Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
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closed 7/29/2010 via Company Press Release

The Orchard Enterprises Inc merged with Dimensional Associates, LLC,

synopsis: The Orchard, a global leader in music and video distribution and comprehensive digital strategy, announced the completion of its acquisition byDimensional Associates, LLC, the New York-based private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc. and the majority owner of The Orchard.
buyer parent: JDS Capital Management, Inc.
buyer: Dimensional Associates, LLC
Dimensional Associates LLC is a private equity firm. It seeks to invest in digital media with a focus on online music distribution. It operates as a subsidiary of JDS Capital Management, Inc. The firm is based in Rye, New York. "
target: The Orchard Enterprises Inc (:$62.27)
The Orchard is an independent music and video distributor specializing in comprehensive digital strategies for content owners. Through innovative global marketing and promotions, The Orchard drives sales across more than 660 digital and mobile storefronts in 75 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.55 [$3.07]*
rev ($mm)
$62
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, acquired Funwood Media

synopsis: Banijay Rights announces the acquisition of Funwood Media. Incorporating both of the businesses sub-brands, Funwood Media Italia and Funwood Media Ibérica. Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target: Funwood Media
Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products. Operating primarily across Italy and Spain, Funwood Media works with many of the leading players across both regions.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Universum

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, has acquired Universum, one of Germany's leading independent film distributors. Universum has a rights library of some 3,700 titles, including German rights to such recent features as The Hateful 8 and Vice. They are based in Munich.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$26,682.49)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Universum
One of Germany's leading independent film distributors, Universum has a rights library of some 3,700 titles, including German rights to such recent features as The Hateful 8 and Vice. They are based in Munich.
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closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Sierra/Affinity LLC

synopsis: Entertainment One, an independent studio that produces and distributes media content, has acquired full ownership of Sierra Pictures LLC, a leading feature film production and global sales company based in California.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: Sierra/Affinity LLC
Sierra/Affinity (Sierra Pictures) is a feature film production and global sales company. They capitalize on the global film marketplace representing sales of third party films and commercial films designed to appeal to both the North American marketplace as well as top markets around the globe.
price ($mm)
$5.95
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closed 4/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Film Finances Inc., acquired Signature Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Signature Entertainment, one of the U.K.'s largest independent distributors, has been bought by FFI Holdings, the parent company of Hollywood completion guarantees specialist Film Finances. Signature has released more than 600 titles across the fiction and non-fiction spaces into the British market.
buyer: Film Finances Inc. (AIM:FFI:$80.57)
Film Finances Inc. (FFI) is the world leader in completion contracts. They help movies get to the big screen. FFI provides financiers with a service that gives them an assurance that the film will be delivered on time and that the over-budget costs would not be the financier’s responsibility. "
target: Signature Entertainment Limited
UK film distributor Signature Entertainment was founded in 2011, and has released more than 600 titles across the fiction and non-fiction spaces into the British market, including documentaries Spinning Plates and Last Call at the Oasis,
price ($mm)
$5.00
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

levelFilm, acquired Search Engine Films Inc.

synopsis: Indie film sales distributor levelFilm has acquired rival distributor Search Engine Films. Search Engine Films is an independent film distributor and production company based in Toronto, Canada, that specializes in films that are provocative, compelling, hilarious, and insightful.
buyer: levelFilm
levelFILM is an entertainment distribution company that specializes in acquiring, developing, marketing and selling quality independent films to audiences across North America. levelFILM has a focus on balancing traditional distribution tactics with non-traditional digital platforms. "
target: Search Engine Films Inc.
Search Engine Films is an independent film distributor and production company based in Toronto, Canada. Co-Founded by industry veteran John Bain in 2013, Search Engine specializes in films that are provocative, compelling, hilarious, and insightful.
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$6,533.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,265.83
EBIT ($mm)
$653.34
Net Income ($mm)
$748.93
Employees
15148
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Ticker: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,721.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$753.70
EBIT ($mm)
$528.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2245
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,392.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$608.01
EBIT ($mm)
$561.36
Net Income ($mm)
$413.27
Employees
1305
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Ticker: TSX:AYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
Amaya is a leading provider of technology-based solutions, products and services in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries. Amaya owns gaming and related consumer businesses and brands including PokerStars, Full Tilt, European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$772.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$273.89
EBIT ($mm)
$199.44
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2475
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Ticker: CIDM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with thousands of physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$40.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: DB:SD1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SendR
SendR – through its affiliate companies – is a digital distributor and license exploitation enabler. Thus SendR currently enables the non-physical exploitation of approximately more than a million media assets (audio- and video-tracks) at about 140 licensees.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.22
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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