Like RugbyPass Limited

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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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 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 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 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 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 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 6/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., acquired Nordeus Limited

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has acquired privately-held Nordeus, a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. "
target: Nordeus Limited
Founded in 2010, Nordeus is a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia, best known for Top Eleven, the world’s most successful mobile soccer management game with over 240 million registered users.
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$215*
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closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Miniclip, acquired Gamebasics Studio

synopsis: Miniclip, a world leader of market-defining mobile titles, announced the acquisition of Gamebasics, developer of the successful franchise OSM (Online Soccer Manager). OSM was first launched in 2004 and since then has grown to become a leading soccer management game.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Miniclip
Miniclip, based in Switzerland, is a global leader in digital games with a mission of unleashing the gamer in everyone. The Company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 200 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms. "
target: Gamebasics Studio
Gamebasics has become one of the leading mobile game studios in the Netherlands. Serving over 3 million monthly users with the worldwide game Online Soccer Manager (OSM), they are dedicated to the growth of the company and their people, whilst creating those fun moments in a gamer’s day.
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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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closed 7/18/2017 via Market Wire

App Swarm Inc., purchased Soccers Gaming App from TGTStudios

synopsis: AppSwarm, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of "Soccers" from notable mobile games developer TGTStudios. "Soccers" is a powerful, pocket-sized soccer game that is as addictive as any console game. There are multiple game modes, players can pass, block, steal and shoot just as they would expect in any soccer game.
buyer parent: MediaTechnics Corporation
buyer: App Swarm Inc. (OTCPK:SWRM:$2.83)
AppSwarm, Inc. is a technology development and incubation company focused in accelerating the development of mobile applications and technology, fast-tracking product to market. AppSwarm partners with application developers through joint ventures, royalty agreements, & outright purchase agreements. "
seller: TGTStudios
"Soccers" is a powerful, pocket-sized soccer game. There are multiple game modes, players can pass, block, steal and shoot just as they would expect in any soccer game. Players also get to choose from many national soccer teams. The game also has complex breakdowns of the various teams' skill-sets.
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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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closed 2/15/2007 via

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 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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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

NEP Group, Inc., acquired Outside Broadcasting Ltd

synopsis: Sky TV has sold its subsidiary Outside Broadcasting to US-based firm NEP. Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target parent: Sky Network Television Limited
target: Outside Broadcasting Ltd
Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
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announced 12/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Sky Network Television Limited, will acquire Lightbox New Zealand Limited

synopsis: Sky Network Television Limited, the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand, will acquire Lightbox from Spark New Zealand, a New Zealand telecommunications company. Lightbox is a streaming service in New Zealand. Lightbox offers the latest TV shows, movie rentals and kids shows, available to watch on almost any device.
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 parent: Spark New Zealand
target: Lightbox New Zealand Limited
Lightbox is a streaming service in New Zealand. Lightbox allows people to easily rent movies or subscribe to monthly TV plans. They offer the latest award-winning TV shows, blockbuster movie rentals and favourite kids shows, available to watch on almost any device.
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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 12/8/2009 via BusinessWire

Time Warner, Inc., will acquire NDTV Imagine Ltd

synopsis: Time Warner Inc. announced that its board of directors has approved the acquisition of NDTV Imagine Limited from NDTV Networks Plc, an indirect subsidiary of NDTV Limited. Imagine owns a leading Hindi general entertainment channel and other entertainment assets in India.
buyer: Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, filmed entertainment, publishing and interactive services, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide. "
target parent: New Delhi Television, Ltd.
target: NDTV Imagine Ltd
NDTV Imagine is the entertainment initiative from television news major, the NDTV Group. The vision of NDTV Imagine is to become a content powerhouse.
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closed 5/27/2009 via PR Newswire

ComStar Media Fund, LP, acquired AmericanLife TV Network

synopsis: ComStar Media Fund, LP, through its subsidiary ComStar Networks, LLC has acquired popular "baby boomer" network AmericanLife TV Network. ALN thrives as the only independent network devoted to America's baby boomer generation and their families.
buyer: ComStar Media Fund, LP
ComStar Media Fund, LP was founded by Dr. Robert A. Schuller and Chris Wyatt. The fund is actively acquiring media properties that globally distribute family-value programming through television, mobile and Internet platforms. ComStar Networks, LLC is owned by ComStar Media Fund, LP. "
target: AmericanLife TV Network
AmericanLife Network thrives as the only independent network devoted to America's baby boomer generation and their families, delivering classic TV, lifestyle, original and socially responsible programming that addresses compelling issues important to today's baby boomer audience.
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announced 4/20/2009 via Market Wire

Bark Group, Inc., will acquire Anaconda.tv, GMBH

synopsis: Bark Group Inc., a multi-national European company delivering cutting-edge advertising and marketing campaigns to leading European businesses, announced that it has agreed to acquire 51% of Anaconda.tv, GMBH, a leading German TV production company based in Munich.
buyer: Bark Group, Inc. (BKPG:$3.87)
Bark Group Inc. is a multi-national European company delivering cutting-edge advertising and marketing campaigns to leading European businesses. Bark merges creativity, research and media with digital and internet counseling to customize a full advertising marketing campaign from start to finish. "
target: Anaconda.tv, GMBH
Anaconda.tv, GMBH, is a leading German TV production company based in Munich. They are currently developing a number of large productions for the German TV Stations ZDF, Kinderkanal and Kabel Eins, and have recently produced more than 100 candid camera clips for distribution in Europe and the U.S.
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closed 4/20/2009 via Reuters

Wipro, Ltd., purchased Mobile Broadcast Solutions from Nokia Corporation

synopsis: The world's top cellphone maker Nokia has announced that it has sold its enterprise mobile TV unit to India's Wipro, a spokesman for Nokia said. The Mobile Broadcast Solutions unit had about 40 employees and created software and hardware which enabled the mobile TV technology on the phone to find and access the broadcasting network.
buyer: Wipro, Ltd. (BSE:507685:$8,354.10)
Wipro provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. "
seller: Nokia Corporation (NOK:$26,163.38)
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging.
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closed 2/20/2009 via BusinessWire

FremantleMedia, acquired Original Productions

synopsis: FremantleMedia, one of the largest creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world, announces the acquisition of a 75% stake in Original Productions LLC, the U.S.-based creator of hit television shows such as Ice Road Truckers, Deadliest Catch, Monster Garage, and Ax Men.
buyer: FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia’s worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. "
target: Original Productions
Original Productions is an independent television production company which supplies pop culture programming. Original Productions’ unique brand of unscripted reality television is carried by nine US television networks.
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Lionsgate, acquired TV Guide Network

synopsis: Lionsgate, the leading next generation studio, and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader, announced an agreement for Lionsgate to acquire the TV Guide Network and TV Guide Online properties from Macrovision for $255 million in consideration.
buyer: Lionsgate (LGF.A:$3,339.30)
Lionsgate is the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Network
TV Guide Network is the 19th most distributed network and available in 83 million homes. TV Guide.com is one of the fastest-growing online entertainment destinations with over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
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closed 11/5/2007 via

Gruppo DeAgostini/Atlas International BV, acquired Marathon Group

synopsis: Italy's De Agostini SpA said its media and communications unit De Agostini Communications has reached an agreement to buy the whole of TV content company Marathon Group from private equity Bridgepoint and the Marathon management.
buyer: Gruppo DeAgostini/Atlas International BV
Through a diversification and internationalization strategy initiated in 1997, De Agostini has gradually expanded its activities from the traditional publishing sector to other sectors, each belonging to an independent sub-holding. "
target parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
target: Marathon Group
Marathon Group is a French company focused on TV production and distribution. Marathon produces some 350 hours of programming a year. Its annual revenue is around $162 million.
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$115
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$33
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closed 3/29/2007 via BusinessWire

A Consortium of 5 buyers acquired Univision Communications Inc.

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc. the leading Spanish-language media company in the U.S., announced the completion of its acquisition by Broadcasting Media Partners Inc., an investor group including Madison Dearborn Partners, Providence Equity Partners, TPG, Thomas H. Lee Partners, and Saban Capital Group, for $36.25 per share in cash.
buyer: Texas Pacific Group
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Saban Capital Group
buyer: Madison Dearborn Partners
Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. is one of the largest and oldest private equity investment firms in the United States and has raised and managed almost $20 billion of capital, making investments in over 100 businesses since its founding in 1974. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States.
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$13,640
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$1,969
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$679
EV / rev
6.9x
EV / EBITDA
20.1x
announced 3/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Navstar Media Holdings, Inc., will acquire Beijing Broadcasting and Television Media Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Navstar Media Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of television content in China, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire operational control and 70 percent ownership interest of Beijing Broadcasting and Television Media Co., Ltd., a leading content and production company in China.
buyer: Navstar Media Holdings, Inc.
Navstar Media Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of television content in China. The Company intends to grow through internal expansion and strategic acquisitions in the largest emerging media market in the world. "
target: Beijing Broadcasting and Television Media Co., Ltd.
Beijing Broadcasting and Television Media Co., Ltd. ("Beijing Media") is a leading content and production company in China. During the past five years, Beijing Media has produced approximately 10,000 hours of television programming, including TV series, movies and specials.
price ($mm)
$1.35*
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closed 4/27/2005 via PR Newswire

itv plc, purchased shareholding in SDN Limited from United Business Media PLC

synopsis: The Board of United Business Media plc ("UBM") announces that it has sold its shareholding in SDN Limited ("SDN") to itv plc ("itv") for a net consideration of approximately GBP35 million in cash.
buyer: itv plc (LSE:ITV:$3,759.74)
ITV plc is a leading UK media company, owning all of the regional Channel 3 licences in England and Wales, which together account for over 90% of ITV1 advertising revenues. ITV plc wholly owns ITV2 the fast growing free-to-air digital channel. "
seller: United Business Media PLC (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets.
price ($mm)
$67
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announced 10/24/2011 via PR Newswire

Loton, Corp, will be merged with FilmOn.com Plc

synopsis: Loton, Corp announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the FilmOn.TV Networks Inc., which holds a License and Franchise Agreement for The Americas from FilmOn.com Plc, the internet-based, high-definition television (IPTV) service provider with properties in the U.S. and Europe.
buyer: Loton, Corp (OTCPK:LIVX:$0.23)
Loton, Corp, a development stage company, intends to provide 3D rendering, animation, and architectural visualization services to architects, builders, advertising agencies, interior designers, home renovators, home owners, and various other sectors that have need of 3D visualization in Canada. "
target: FilmOn.com Plc
FilmOn delivers high-quality subscription-based television services to IP-enabled devices including TVs, set-top boxes, PCs, mobile phones, and tablets across a proprietary delivery platform connected to datacenters in London, Amsterdam, Geneva, New York and Los Angeles.
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closed 11/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

LocusPoint Networks, acquired WRCF-LP

synopsis: Locuspoint acquires WRCF-LP, a Central Florida Station featuring full length classic movies uninterrupted by commercial announcements. Its extensive movie collection contains many family, western, mystery and horror classics of the Golden Age of cinema.
buyer: LocusPoint Networks
LocusPoint Networks in an early stage wireless communications company. "
target: WRCF-LP
WRCF29 is a Central Florida Station featuring full length classic movies uninterrupted by commercial announcements. Its extensive movie collection contains many family, western, mystery and horror classics of the Golden Age of cinema.
price ($mm)
$1.25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/13/2007 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will purchase all rights to "Afterworld," a futuristic 2.5D animated episodic property from Electric Farm Entertainment

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television International has signed a landmark agreement to exclusively acquire all international television, Internet, digital sell-through, gaming and mobile rights to "Afterworld," a futuristic 2.5D animated episodic property from Emmy Award(R) nominated producer Stan Rogow and renowned multi-platform writer Brent Friedman.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television is one of the TV industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, theatrical releases and family entertainment for network and cable television, as well as first-run and off-network series for syndication. "
seller: Electric Farm Entertainment
Electric Farm Entertainment is a digital studio for the development of intellectual properties across multiple platforms. The company principals are Stan Rogow, Brent Friedman and Jeff Sagansky.
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closed 7/12/2006 via BNC Analysis

Lions Gate Entertainment, acquired Debmar-Mercury LLC

synopsis: Lionsgate, the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, has acquired top television distributor Debmar-Mercury LLC. Helmed by principals Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, the company will continue to operate under the Debmar-Mercury banner as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
buyer: Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF.A:$3,339.30)
Lionsgate is the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. "
target: Debmar-Mercury LLC
Debmar-Mercury is a worldwide production and distribution media company specializing in network, cable, syndication, VOD/Pay-Per-View and Pay TV. The company was formed by the recent merger of Debmar Studios and Mercury Entertainment.
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closed 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

ITV Studios Limited, acquired Cattleya SpA

synopsis: In its latest acquisition, UK-based ITV Studios has taken a majority stake in Italian indie Cattleya. Cattleya has established itself as Italy’s leading independent production company. The company has produced over fifty feature films, television series and miniseries and has been nominated for and won numerous awards.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: ITV Studios Limited
ITV Studios is the UK's biggest production company with sales & distribution, consumer products and production on a global scale. ITV Studios has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. They work closely with content partners, licensees and brand owners to produce superb content. "
target: Cattleya SpA
Cattleya has established itself as Italy’s leading independent production company. The company has produced over fifty feature films, television series and miniseries and has been nominated for and won numerous awards.
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announced 3/13/2015 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire Aereo, Inc.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, announced that it had received approval from a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge to acquire certain assets of Aereo. Aereo is a technology company that provides consumers access to LIVE HD broadcast television on the Internet through use of its remote integrated antenna/DVR technology.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home. "
target: Aereo, Inc.
Aereo is a technology company that provides consumers access to LIVE HD broadcast television on the Internet through use of its remote integrated antenna/DVR technology. Aereo allows users to watch live broadcast television and pause, rewind and fast-forward any program that they are watching.
price ($mm)
$1.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/6/2011 via PR Newswire

EchoStar Communications, acquired Move Networks

synopsis: EchoStar Advanced Technologies L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, has announced that it has acquired assets of Utah-based Move Networks, the technology innovator delivering advanced solutions for large scale streaming of quality video on the Internet.
buyer: EchoStar Communications (SATS:$0.00)
EchoStar Communications has been a leader for more than 26 years in satellite TV equipment sales and support worldwide. The Company’s DISH Network® is the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in the country since 2000 and currently serves more than 13.585 million satellite TV customers. "
target: Move Networks
Move Networks is a global provider of comprehensive solutions that delivers the next generation of live, multi-channel television over the Internet. Its customers are premium publishers, broadcasters and service providers globally.
price ($mm)
$43
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closed 2/20/2009 via Reuters

Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, NBC Universal, The De Agostini Group, acquired Cattleya SpA

synopsis: U.S. entertainment company NBC Universal, controlled by General Electric; Luxembourg film distributor De Agostini Communications, controlled by De Agostini SpA of Italy; and Italian equity investments company IMI Investimenti SpA, controlled by Intesa Sanpaolo SpA of Italy, acquire joint control of Italian film and TV production firm Cattleya SpA.
buyer: NBC Universal
buyer: The De Agostini Group
buyer: Intesa Sanpaolo SpA (BIT:ISP:$17,734.40)
Through a diversification and internationalization strategy initiated in 1997, De Agostini has gradually expanded its activities from the traditional publishing sector to other sectors, each belonging to an independent sub-holding. "
target: Cattleya SpA
Cattleya's goal is to achieve and maintain an annual level of production of six to eight new film and television projects featuring the company's unique blend of attention to quality and broad public appeal.
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announced 8/25/2010 via Company Press Release

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., will acquire Chilevisión

synopsis: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Chilevisión, the most profitable free-to-air broadcaster in Chile and one of the industry leaders in audience and ratings, it was announced by Louise Sams, president of Turner Broadcasting System International.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. "
target: Chilevisión
Chilevisión is the third oldest television station in Chile and ranks 3rd in TV viewership in the country. Chilevisión mainly airs celebrity gossip shows, news, Venezuelan / Colombian telenovelas, and anime.
price ($mm)[EV]
$155 [$134]
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closed 9/18/2009 via Capital IQ

Edipresse Switzerland merged with Tamedia AG,

synopsis: Edipresse and Tamedia have combined their media activities in Switzerland. During an initial stage, the media company based in Zurich will acquire a 49.9% shareholding in Edipresse’s Swiss business. At the beginning of 2013, Edipresse’s Swiss business will be totally merged with Tamedia.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is a Swiss media company based in Zurich. Tamedia's daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms, regional radio and TV stations together with its newspaper printing facility make it one of Switzerland's leading media enterprises. "
target parent: Edipresse S.A.
target: Edipresse Switzerland
Edipresse Switzerland is one of the three main publishers of the country. Its 1300 employees publish dailies, magazines and websites. Edipresse Switzerland, along with other public and private partners, is also involved with television Vaud-Fribourg.
price ($mm)
$175*
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