Like Turner South

closed 5/1/2006 via

Fox Cable Networks, acquired Turner South

synopsis: News Corp. on Thursday said its Fox Cable Networks has agreed to buy Turner South, TBS Inc.'s regional sports and entertainment network, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Fox Cable Networks
Fox Cable Networks, a unit of the Fox Networks Group, a wholly owned division of News Corporation, includes 30 domestic programming services in which News Corporation holds interests. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: Turner South
Turner South is a popular regional cable TV network that shows sports and variety programming. It is currently owned by Time Warner. Turner South began in 2000 as the Turner Broadcasting System attempted to return to its southern roots.
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announced 3/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Vermont PBS will be merged with Vermont Public Radio,

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

Seven West Media Limited, will acquire Prime Media Group Limited

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

Yeah1 Group, acquired Thoughtful Thailand

synopsis: Vietnamese media company Yeah1 Group has bought out Thoughtful Media Group’s Thai operations. Thoughtful Thailand is a YouTube Multi-Channel Network with a strong market position in the Thai digital media industry and a good reputation with advertising agencies and the creator community.
buyer: Yeah1 Group (HOSE:YEG:$59.15)
Yeah1 Group is Vietnam’s largest multi-channel media ecosystem, operating TV channels, movie studios, digital YouTube networks, as well as strong capabilities in digital publishing. Yeah1 operates a multitude of successful divisions, leveraging on its massive community to build on its business. "
target parent: Thoughtful Media Group
target: Thoughtful Thailand
Thoughtful Thailand is a YouTube Multi-Channel Network (MCN) with a strong market position in the Thai digital media industry and a good reputation with advertising agencies and the creator community. They are the biggest MCN in Thailand and they manage over 580 creator channels.
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$1.55
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dailyhunt, acquired LocalPlay

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

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

synopsis: Israeli media group R.G.E. Group Ltd.'s Channel 10 will merge with Reshet 13, a leading commercial television channel in Israel. Channel 10 is a commercial broadcasting television channel in Israel. The company broadcasts news, dramas, game shows, satire shows, and reality television programs.
buyer: Reshet 13
Established in 1993, Reshet 13 is a leading commercial television channel in Israel. The company broadcasts news, satirical entertainment, and reality television programs. The channel has millions of viewers and is the most successful television channel in Israel. "
target parent: R.G.E. Group Ltd.
target: Channel 10 (Israel)
Founded in 2002, Channel 10 is a commercial broadcasting television channel in Israel. Channel 10 broadcasts news, dramas, game shows, satire shows, and reality television programs. Channel 10 is the only Israeli broadcast Channel carried by local Cables in North America and Europe.
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announced 10/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Zee Media Corporation Limited, will acquire Maurya TV Private Limited

synopsis: Zee Media Corporation Limited has received approval from the company’s board to acquire 100% stake in Maurya TV Private Limited which operates the television channel ‘Maurya TV’. Maurya TV is a regional news and current affairs television channel. Mauyra covers the Bihar and Jharkhand areas of India.
buyer: Zee Media Corporation Limited
Zee Media Corporation Ltd is one of India's foremost media companies with a strong presence in the national and regional news genre. "
target: Maurya TV Private Limited
Maurya TV Private Limited operates the television channel, "Maurya TV". Maurya TV is a regional news and current affairs television channel. Mauyra covers the Bihar and Jharkhand areas of India.
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closed 3/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired The Weather Channel Television Network

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, announced its acquisition of The Weather Channel television network. The Weather Channel is one of the largest cable television networks not owned by a major conglomerate, and ranks number one in weather news.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: The Weather Channel Television Network
For more than 35 years, The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation's only 24-hour source of national storm coverage.
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closed 3/3/2017 via Market Wire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired NatureVision TV

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, has acquired NatureVision TV, a 24/7 channel available online and on television. NatureVision TV's cataloge of hundred of hours of exceptionally soothing nature programs brings home the world's most beautiful places through the brilliance of HD and 4K video.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: NatureVision TV
NatureVision TV is a 24/7 channel available online and on television. that has a cataloge of hundred of hours of exceptionally soothing nature programs brings home the world's most beautiful places through the brilliance of HD and 4K video.
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closed 2/10/2022 via BNC Analysis

Astralis A/S, acquired Pixel.Tv ApS

synopsis: Denmark-based esports organization Astralis has acquired a majority stake in Danish production and broadcasting firm Pixel.tv. Pixel.tv is a community for people interested in games, movies and gear. Pixel.tv works as a standalone TV station on the web and as cable TV, where people can watch TV about games, movies and gear for free.
buyer: Astralis A/S (CPSE:ASTRLS:$7.82)
Astralis is a leading esports organization, currently operating five teams under the Astralis brand, in Counter-Strike (CS:GO), League of Legends (LoL), Rainbow Six: Seige (R6), Fortnite, and FIFA. "
target: Pixel.Tv ApS
Pixel.tv is a community for people interested in games, movies and gear. Pixel.tv works as a standalone TV station on the web and as cable TV, where people can watch TV about games, movies and gear for free. Pixel.tv is also Denmark's first web TV station.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

SF Studios, acquired Paradox

synopsis: SF Studios, established in 1919 and one of the oldest film companies in the world, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Paradox, one of Norway’s leading film production companies. The acquisition of Paradox will complete SF Studios’ already established distribution operation in Norway and establish a full-scale studio in that market.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: SF Studios
SF Studios, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies and the leading film studio in the Nordic region. Its business includes production and distribution of feature films and TV series and the digital services SF Anytime and SF Kids Play. "
target: Paradox
Paradox is one of the leading film production companies in Norway. They have produced “The King’s Choice,” which was Norway’s highest-grossing film in 2016, as well as Berlin competition title “U-July 22,” a drama about the July 2011 terrorist attacks in Utöya, Norway in 2011.
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closed 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Discovery Communications has acquired a majority interest in OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The Oprah Winfrey Network, named after the former daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, is an American television channel that was a joint venture by Harpo Studios and Discovery Communications.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$12,191.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Harpo, Inc.
target: The Oprah Winfrey Network, LLC
The Oprah Winfrey Network, named after the former daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, is an American television channel that was a joint venture by Harpo Studios and Discovery Communications. The network boasts a variety of new shows, such as The Gayle King Show and Our America with Lisa Ling.
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$70*
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closed 9/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Metro TV

synopsis: Agora SA has sold the remaining 51.06% of shares in Green Content, the producer of Metro TV, to Discovery Polska, a subsidiary of Discovery Communications. Metro TV is a lifestyle television channel for a wide audience interested in healthy lifestyle and sports, looking for interesting entertainment, accurate information and cultural journalism.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$12,191.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Agora SA
target: Metro TV
Metro TV is a free community television channel in Poland. Metro TV is a lifestyle channel for a wide audience interested in healthy lifestyle and sports, looking for interesting entertainment, accurate information and cultural journalism.
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closed 11/5/2014 via Company Press Release

Blue Ant Media, acquired Choice TV

synopsis: Blue Ant Media announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Choice TV, a privately owned national independent television network in New Zealand. Choice TV is a free-to-air TV channel offering viewers an exciting range of programs centered on themes including travel, outdoors, food, home décor, real estate, comedy and drama.
buyer: Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is a privately held media company that creates and distributes content internationally in categories that span lifestyle, travel, music, nature, and documentary. The company owns and operates 11 media brands including Cottage Life, AUX, Smithsonian Channel Canada, and Oasis. "
target: Choice TV
ChoiceTV is a Free to Air lifestyle and entertainment channel, on air now on Freeview terrestrial and satellite Channel 12, and on SKY Channel 026. ChoiceTV’s programming centers on entertainment, information, and lifestyle content from around the world.
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closed 7/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired The Living Channel New Zealand Limited

synopsis: Discovery Communications announced it has acquired The Living Channel New Zealand Limited, which operates New Zealand pay TV channels The Living Channel, a lifestyle channel with programmes from home renovation, real estate, gardening and celebrity travel genres, and Food TV, which satisfies the cravings of foodies with programmes.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$12,191.00)
Discovery Communications is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks. "
target: The Living Channel New Zealand Limited
The Living Channel New Zealand Limited operates pay TV channels Living Channel and Food TV. The Living Channel, a lifestyle channel with programmes from home renovation, real estate, gardening and celebrity travel genres, and Food TV, which satisfies the cravings of foodies with programmes.
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closed 7/7/2014 via Market Wire

Beta Music Group, Inc., acquired Viewpon.TV

synopsis: Beta Music Group, Inc., a digital media holding company, announced that it has acquired Viewpon.TV, a lifestyle entertainment show and online listing services website that features small businesses and stories.
buyer: Beta Music Group, Inc. (OTCPK:BEMG:$0.06)
Beta Music Group, Inc. is a digital media holding company that provides interactive and digital marketing, social and mobile marketing, strategic media planning, direct marketing and other specialty communications services. "
target: Viewpon.TV
Viewpon.TV is a lifestyle entertainment show and online listing services website that features small businesses and stories across San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle, Tahoe and from the High Sierras to the Pacific Northwest.
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announced 3/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Morgan Hertzan and Joseph Varet, will acquire Plum TV, Inc.

synopsis: LXTV co-founders Joseph Varet and Morgan Hertzan announced an agreement to purchase Plum TV, a lifestyle network reaching over 5 million of the most affluent viewers in the country across eight markets. The new ownership group will continue the network's programming focus on home, travel, food, and wellness.
buyer: Morgan Hertzan and Joseph Varet
Morgan Hertzan and Joseph Varet, former MTV executives, co-founded LXTV, which produces and distributes lifestyle entertainment television, online video and out-of-home programming, in 2006. LXTV was acquired in January 2008 by the NBC-owned TV stations division of NBCUniversal. "
target: Plum TV, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Plum TV, a lifestyle network reaching over 5 million of the most affluent viewers in the country across eight markets. Plum TV is distributed on cable television systems in Miami, Aspen, Vail, Telluride, the Hamptons, Sun Valley, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.17 [$15.17]
rev ($mm)
$6
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2.4x
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announced 5/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Media Network AG, will acquire Serbian Science Television

synopsis: Serbia’s competition regulator has approved the acquisition of First Serbian Science Television (SNTV) by Switzerland-based United Media, a subsidiary of US investment firm KKR. SNTV is the first nonprofit, independent public broadcast television in Serbia about science and technology.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: United Media Network AG
Based in the Switzerland, United Media provides content for every audience that strives for entertainment, information and creative excellence, as well as advertising sales. Their channels offer endless options to viewers when it comes to choosing their entertainment and how or where to get it. "
target: Serbian Science Television
Serbian science television is the first nonprofit, independent and public broadcast television in Serbia. Their main mission is to popularize science and technology and contribute to free access to high quality education for children and students, and to support life long learning initiatives.
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closed 5/1/2020 via Company Press Release

Brave Bison, purchased The Hook channel and related IP from The Hook Group

synopsis: Brave Bison, the social video group, is acquiring certain assets of The Hook Group, an award-winning social marketing and media business. The acquisition includes The Hook channel and related intellectual property, including a number of websites and media channels on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.
buyer: Brave Bison (AIM:BBSN:$16.26)
Brave Bison is a social video company, specializing in cross-platform video content, connecting global audiences through social media. Its online communities reach over 135 million followers. "
seller: The Hook Group
The acquisition includes The Hook channel and related intellectual property, including a number of websites and media channels on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. The Hook Group is an award-winning youth-focused social marketing and media business.
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$0.19
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closed 5/1/2006 via

Fox Cable Networks, acquired Turner South

synopsis: News Corp. on Thursday said its Fox Cable Networks has agreed to buy Turner South, TBS Inc.'s regional sports and entertainment network, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Fox Cable Networks
Fox Cable Networks, a unit of the Fox Networks Group, a wholly owned division of News Corporation, includes 30 domestic programming services in which News Corporation holds interests. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: Turner South
Turner South is a popular regional cable TV network that shows sports and variety programming. It is currently owned by Time Warner. Turner South began in 2000 as the Turner Broadcasting System attempted to return to its southern roots.
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closed 5/1/2006 via

Fox Cable Networks, acquired Turner South

synopsis: News Corp. on Thursday said its Fox Cable Networks has agreed to buy Turner South, TBS Inc.'s regional sports and entertainment network, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Fox Cable Networks
Fox Cable Networks, a unit of the Fox Networks Group, a wholly owned division of News Corporation, includes 30 domestic programming services in which News Corporation holds interests. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: Turner South
Turner South is a popular regional cable TV network that shows sports and variety programming. It is currently owned by Time Warner. Turner South began in 2000 as the Turner Broadcasting System attempted to return to its southern roots.
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closed 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.
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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.
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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 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. (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:$744,788.00)
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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closed 1/5/2009 via

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 $162 million.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$115
EBITDA ($mm)
$33
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
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 $20 billion of capital, making investments in over 100 businesses since its founding in 1974. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States.
price ($mm)
$13,640
rev ($mm)
$1,969
EBITDA ($mm)
$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)
$1.35*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$67
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 5/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired NerdTV

synopsis: Red Arrow Entertainment Group has acquired majority stakes in an unscripted production company, taking over UK-based indie NerdTV. NerdTV is a technology TV show. It is not aired; instead each episode is released as a MPEG-4 video file, freely downloadable and licensed under a Creative Commons license.
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH (XTRA:PSM:$3,365.78)
Red Arrow combines a dynamic group of 12 TV production companies spanning 8 countries, with powerful creative partnerships, including Dick de Rijk (“You Deserve It”; “Deal or No Deal”) and Genetic Entertainment (“Home Sweet Hotel”; “Don’t Panic”), and a leading program distribution house. "
target: NerdTV
NerdTV is a technology TV show from PBS. NerdTV is not aired; instead each episode is released as a MPEG-4 video file, freely downloadable and licensed under a Creative Commons license. Transcripts and audio-only versions of the released episodes are available as well. The show features Robert X.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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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:$3,339.30)
Lionsgate is the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. "
target: Debmar-Mercury LLC
Debmar-Mercury is a worldwide production and distribution media company specializing in network, cable, syndication, VOD/Pay-Per-View and Pay TV. The company was formed by the recent merger of Debmar Studios and Mercury Entertainment.
price ($mm)
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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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