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closed 9/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired AdSparx

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced it has acquired the assets of AdSparx, the ad-tech start-up offering a cloud-based technology platform that provides server side in-stream dynamic ad insertion (DAI) across live and on-demand streaming.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: AdSparx
AdSparx is an ad-tech start-up offering a cloud-based technology platform that provides server side in-stream dynamic ad insertion (DAI) across live and on-demand streaming.
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closed 8/11/2021 via PR Newswire

Integral Ad Science, Inc., acquired Publica LLC

synopsis: Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, announced that it has acquired Publica, the connected TV (CTV) advertising platform. With this acquisition, IAS is accelerating its CTV strategy to help publishers better monetize their video programming across CTV devices.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Integral Ad Science, Inc.
Integral Ad Science (IAS) is the global leader in digital ad verification, offering technologies that drive high-quality advertising media. IAS equips advertisers and publishers with both the insight and technology to protect their advertising investments from fraud and unsafe environments. "
target: Publica LLC
Publica is a leading Connected TV (CTV) ad platform and works with many of the world's biggest broadcasters, TV manufacturers, and OTT apps. Publica provides solutions for publishers to maximize their revenue across their CTV inventory through key solutions including a Unified Auction.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

ZMG | Ruckus Factory, acquired Accelerated Media

synopsis: ZMG | Ruckus Factory acquired Accelerated Media. Accelerated Media is a full service media company, specializing in interactive advertising. Accelerated Media's Connected Ad Network ™ is an advanced TV ad platform, capable of inserting local and national advertising into companion applications found on Smart TVs and other connected/OTT devices.
buyer: ZMG | Ruckus Factory
ZMG | Ruckus Factory is a leader in news and lifestyle video creation. ZMG delivers in excess of 1,000 original, topical video stories each month to the most respected media sites around the world. "
target: Accelerated Media
Accelerated Media is a full service media company, specializing in interactive advertising. Accelerated Media's Connected Ad Network ™ is an advanced TV ad platform, capable of inserting local and national advertising into companion applications found on Smart TVs and other connected/OTT devices.
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closed 2/10/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Extreme Reach, Inc, purchased TV Business from Digital Generation, Inc.

synopsis: Extreme Reach, Inc., a leading video platform for integrated TV, online and mobile advertising, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the TV business of Digital Generation, Inc. DGIT’s TV-centric business units, (collectively called Video Fusion) including DG’s broadcast distribution and production services businesses.
buyer: Extreme Reach, Inc
Extreme Reach offers a video platform supporting both TV ad delivery and Web in-stream ad serving solutions. Its video ad platform unifies video campaigns by simplifying the management, distribution, serving and tracking of video advertising across TV, web, out-of-home and mobile. "
seller: Digital Generation, Inc. (DGIT:$385.72)
Digital Generation'’s TV-centric business units, (collectively called Video Fusion) including DG’s broadcast distribution and production services businesses. Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform.
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$386
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closed 6/9/2014 via PR Web

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Abacast, Inc.

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Abacast, a leading provider of streaming, live and on demand ad insertion and monetization solutions for digital radio.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for Media companies. WideOrbit provides innovative, proven solutions for managing the business of broadcast and cable operations – from proposal to order, scheduling to automation, billing and aging. "
target parent: Ignite Technologies, Inc.
target: Abacast, Inc.
Abacast is an online radio and online video service provider offering the most complete, integrated suite of streaming, advertising, and analytics services available from a single vendor. Abacast was founded in 2000 and has successfully served hundreds of customers and tens of millions of consumers.
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closed 2/9/2011 via BusinessWire

Ignite Technologies, Inc., acquired Abacast, Inc.

synopsis: Ignite Technologies, Inc., the leader in providing secure and scalable Enterprise Content Delivery Solutions, has announced that it has completed a technology asset acquisition with Abacast Inc., to include its live stream peer-to-peer technology and two related patents. Abacast is an online radio and online video service provider.
buyer: Ignite Technologies, Inc.
Ignite Technologies provides the industry’s most secure and scalable Content Delivery Solution enabling customers to efficiently publish, deliver and manage digital assets—from rich media content for communications and training to software patches and virus updates—to anyone, anywhere, at any time. "
target: Abacast, Inc.
Abacast is an online radio and online video service provider offering the most complete, integrated suite of streaming, advertising, and analytics services available from a single vendor. Abacast was founded in 2000 and has successfully served hundreds of customers and tens of millions of consumers.
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closed 4/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Acast, acquired Pippa Inc.

synopsis: Acast, the world’s largest podcast company, has acquired Pippa, a podcast technology company delivering podcast hosting, analytics, and ads. Pippa makes podcasts simpler and more profitable. Their platform provides unlimited file hosting, analytics, and monetization.
buyer: Acast
Acast is the world’s largest podcast company. Acast is a global podcast marketplace that provides premium hosting, distribution and monetization. Acast connects audio makers with the financial support they need to create amazing content while also delivering the audience they want. "
target: Pippa Inc.
Pippa is a podcast technology company delivering podcast hosting, analytics, and ads. Pippa makes podcasts simpler and more profitable. Their platform provides unlimited file hosting, analytics, and monetization. Pippa enables users to buy and sell dynamic ads, and share their podcast everywhere.
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closed 1/2/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Velocix Group, purchased IP Video Business from Nokia Corporation

synopsis: Volaris Group, a Toronto-based software company, announced the successful completion of the purchase of the majority of Nokia's IP Video business. Nokia's video product portfolio, including its caching and streaming products, origin and storage technology, and stream personalization software.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Velocix Group
Velocix is the streaming technology company that makes video personal, on every connected screen. They enable each stream to be personalized, dynamically adapting it to ensure every viewing experience is not just unique but enriched. "
seller: Nokia Corporation (NOK:$26,163.38)
Nokia's IP Video business includes video caching and streaming products, origin and storage technology, and stream personalization software.
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closed 7/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Anvato

synopsis: Google announced that it has acquired Anvato, a platform for encoding, editing, publishing and distributing video across platforms. Anvato’s technology allows its customers to power live streams, edit videos in the cloud, insert ads and handle pay-per-view, TV Everywhere and subscription payments.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Anvato
Anvato Inc. owns and operates a video software platform that is used for video publishing and monetization. It provides its video software platform to media companies that pursue multi-screen live streaming, video publishing, live and video-on-demand distribution, and monetization strategies.
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closed 10/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired 1 Mainstream Inc.

synopsis: Cisco Systems, a company that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment, announced it will acquire 1 Mainstream Inc., a startup that specializes in on-demand and live multi-screen services delivered through the cloud.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$49,818.00)
Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. "
target: 1 Mainstream Inc.
At 1 Mainstream, they have built the most automated digital TV platform for creating and distributing TV apps to 80% of the world's highest engagement internet TV devices, and they are working hard to deliver the remaining 20%.
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announced 8/12/2009 via PR Newswire

Spacial Audio Solutions, LLC will be merged with Ando Media,

synopsis: Spacial Audio and Ando Media announced a merger that will help accelerate the development of the streaming audio marketplace. Spacial Audio has been the leader in providing automation, ad-insertion and an array of other digital services to primarily pure-play webcasters.
buyer: Ando Media
Ando Media is the leading provider of real-time audience measurement and ads management solutions for the internet audio market. Founded in 2004, Ando Media is committed to enabling its clients to monetize their digital assets: audio, online, video and mobile. "
target: Spacial Audio Solutions, LLC
An award-winning developer of audio, encoder, ad insertion software and technology, Spacial Audio has provided the backbone for a large number of easily-recognized commercial broadcast and corporate clients.
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announced 6/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aquarius AI Inc., will acquire Podkast Entertainment Corp.

synopsis: Aquarius AI Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 75% stake in Podkast Entertainment Corp. (Podkast). Podkast offers a platform that allows content creators to easily set up a paid subscription service, allowing fans to support their work by subscribing to their content.
buyer: Aquarius AI Inc. (TSXV:GOOD:$0.00)
Aquarius AI (formerly Good Life Networks inc) is a Canadian technology company based in Vancouver BC. They build cool tech that helps businesses find customers, because nothing happens in business until someone spends a dollar. "
target: Podkast Entertainment Corp.
Podkast offers a platform that allows content creators to easily set up a paid subscription service, allowing fans to support their work by subscribing to their content. Podkast lets content creators charge a monthly fee to gain access to their exclusive, premium content.
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closed 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Acast, acquired RadioPublic

synopsis: Acast, a podcast host and ad network, is looking to improve its tech and broaden its reach. The company announced that it’s acquiring RadioPublic with the goal of using RadioPublic’s tech to bring more creators to the Acast platform. RadioPublic provides a podcast app for phones and other tools for podcasters.
buyer: Acast
Acast is the world’s largest podcast company. Acast is a global podcast marketplace that provides premium hosting, distribution and monetization. Acast connects audio makers with the financial support they need to create amazing content while also delivering the audience they want. "
target: RadioPublic
RadioPublic’s free, easy to use podcast player for Android and iPhone makes listening to podcasts simple, enjoyable, & fun. RadioPublic also provides Podsite, which helps podcasters set up a complimentary website for their show as well as a feature called Affinity Promotions.
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announced 10/23/2020 via BusinessWire

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire Voxnest

synopsis: iHeartMedia, the No. 1 audio company in America and the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally, will acquire Voxnest, the leading consolidated marketplace for podcasts and the best-in-class provider of podcast analytics, enterprise publishing tools, programmatic integration, and targeted ad serving.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. The company’s services include more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide and is available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices. "
target: Voxnest
Voxnest provides professional solutions for podcasters and brands looking to engage with listeners. The company's comprehensive tools for podcast creation, distribution, management, measurement, monetization, and advertising include Spreaker, Spreaker Enterprise, and Dynamo.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Thebe Investment Corporation, acquired Discover Digital International Limited

synopsis: Thebe Investment Corporation, one of South Africa’s leading investment companies, managing assets of over R6 billion, acquired Discover Digital, South Africa's dynamic, young tech business that provides access to a multitude of innovative end-to-end digital media and fintech technology products.
buyer: Thebe Investment Corporation
Thebe Investment Corporation is one of South Africa’s leading investment companies, managing assets of over R6 billion. Thebe is a unique entrepreneurial company that is driven by a commitment to serve the broader interests of communities at large. "
target: Discover Digital International Limited
Headquartered in South Africa, Discover Digital is a dynamic, young tech business that provides access to a multitude of innovative end-to-end digital media and fintech technology products to enable clients’ organizations achieve greater heights in today’s competitive and digitally-focused landscape
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closed 8/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Discover Digital International Limited, acquired IKON Interactive

synopsis: On-demand solutions provider, Discover Digital International (DDI), completed its acquisition of Turkish firm IKON Interactive content management solution (CMS) and source code. IKON Interactive's highly experienced team has designed and delivered many successful Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms, managed large scale WEB, iTV and IPTV systems.
buyer: Discover Digital International Limited
Discover Digital International (DDI) provides broadcasters, telco operators and sports organisations with completed over the top (OTT) video on demand (VOD) and Linear TV managed solutions. "
target: IKON Interactive
Over the years, IKON Interactive's highly experienced team has designed and delivered many successful Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms, managed large scale WEB, iTV and IPTV systems on time and more importantly within budget.
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announced 3/16/2016 via PR Newswire

Verizon Digital Media Services, will acquire Volicon

synopsis: Verizon Digital Media Services announced it has entered an agreement to acquire Volicon. Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Verizon Digital Media Services
Verizon Digital Media Services brings together world-class technology to prepare, deliver and display content – so users can watch and enjoy on their terms. The purpose of their platform is delivering next-generation digital experiences for today’s demanding users. "
target: Volicon
Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide. The Observer Media Intelligence Platform™ provides powerful tools for content creation and repurposing, compliance monitoring, and more.
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closed 11/18/2013 via PR Newswire

Seevibes, acquired TvTweet

synopsis: Seevibes, the Canadian leader in social TV audience measurement, expands beyond its borders with the acquisition of TvTweet, a leader of social television measurement in France. Founded in Bordeaux in 2011, TvTweet is already present in seven European countries.
buyer: Seevibes
Seevibes is a leading digital media company. With an index containing more than 3,000 television programs and nearly 500 brands, Seevibes provide agencies and broadcasters with the relevant data they need to better understand and transform their public engagement. "
target: TvTweet
TvTweet is a French social TV measurement firm. Founded in Bordeaux in 2011, TvTweet is already present in seven European countries, covering more than 100 prominent media and working with the biggest names in the industry including Orange, TF1 and NRJ12.
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closed 2/4/2015 via GlobeNewswire

SeaChange International, acquired Timeline Labs

synopsis: SeaChange International, Inc., a leading global multiscreen video software innovator, announced that it has completed its acquisition of social media analytics software developer Timeline Labs (TLL, LLC). Timeline Labs is a SaaS company that enables media companies and brands to analyze social media messages in real-time.
buyer: SeaChange International (SEAC:$68.39)
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International, Inc. enables transformative multiscreen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, telco and mobile operators globally. "
target: Timeline Labs
Timeline Labs is a SaaS company that enables local broadcasters, cable news channels and other media companies and brands to analyze social media messages in real-time, find and broadcast newsworthy social trends and insights, and measure viewing audience engagement across television, mobile and PC.
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$15
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired BlueFin Labs

synopsis: Twitter has closed a deal to buy BlueFin Labs, a company that specializes in helping media companies understand how people use social media in conjunction with their TV watching. BlueFin offers analysis of how brands, agencies, and TV networks can tap into viewer commentary about shows and commercials to power insights, ad sales, and media buys.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$4,799.30)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. "
target: BlueFin Labs
Bluefin Labs is a social TV analytics company providing solutions to brand advertisers, advertising agencies and TV networks. Its technology and professional services enable clients to tap into data at scale that links people’s social media commentary to the shows and commercials they watch on TV.
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closed 9/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired AdSparx

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced it has acquired the assets of AdSparx, the ad-tech start-up offering a cloud-based technology platform that provides server side in-stream dynamic ad insertion (DAI) across live and on-demand streaming.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: AdSparx
AdSparx is an ad-tech start-up offering a cloud-based technology platform that provides server side in-stream dynamic ad insertion (DAI) across live and on-demand streaming.
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announced 5/18/2021 via New York Times

WarnerMedia will be merged with Discovery Communications, Inc.,

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired AdSparx

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

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

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Golf Channel Latin America

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired The Golf Digest Companies

synopsis: Condé Nast has sold Golf Digest to Discovery Inc., an American mass media company based in New York City. Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Advance, Inc.
target: The Golf Digest Companies
Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

BBC Studios, acquired UKTV

synopsis: BBC Studios has acquired control of UKTV, taking ownership of seven of its ten free-to-air and pay-TV channels. UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company. It is a commercial arm of the BBC, bringing together the majority of the former BBC Television division's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events, and Factual. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: UKTV
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

American Media Inc., acquired Adventure Sports Network

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Play Sports Network

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced the purchase of a 71% controlling stake in Play Sports Group – the digital sports media company behind market-leading cycling brands Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: Play Sports Network
Based in the UK, Play Sports Group is the world's leading digital sports media company focused solely on cycling and tri-sports. Their channels include Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network, along with a growing number of non-English language channels.
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announced 2/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire Discovery Education

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading global technology-focused private equity firm, announced that it has agreed to acquire majority ownership of Discovery Education from Discovery Communications. Discovery Education is the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms around the world.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology businesses. Since its launch over 17 years ago, Francisco Partners has raised over $14 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 200 technology companies. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind.
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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:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Harpo, Inc.
target: The Oprah Winfrey Network, LLC
The Oprah Winfrey Network, named after the former daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, is an American television channel that was a joint venture by Harpo Studios and Discovery Communications. The network boasts a variety of new shows, such as The Gayle King Show and Our America with Lisa Ling.
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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:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Agora SA
target: Metro TV
Metro TV is a free community television channel in Poland. Metro TV is a lifestyle channel for a wide audience interested in healthy lifestyle and sports, looking for interesting entertainment, accurate information and cultural journalism.
price ($mm)
$5.30*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

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

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

Discovery Communications, will acquire Scripps Networks Interactive

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

All3media, acquired Raw TV and Betty TV

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

All3media, acquired Two Brothers Pictures

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., will acquire Food Food

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

All3media, acquired New Pictures Limited

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

Bauer Media Group, will acquire SBS Discovery Radio

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

All3media, acquired Neal Street Productions Ltd

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., will acquire Deejay TV

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

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

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

TEGNA Inc., acquired Justice Network and Quest

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

21st Century Fox, will acquire National Geographic Channel

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

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Switchover Media

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

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired NatureVision TV

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

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

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

Vermont PBS will be merged with Vermont Public Radio,

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

Seven West Media Limited, will acquire Prime Media Group Limited

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

Yeah1 Group, acquired Thoughtful Thailand

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

Fox Cable Networks, acquired Turner South

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

Dailyhunt, acquired LocalPlay

synopsis: Dailyhunt, an online platform which offers news and other content in Indian languages, has acquired hyperlocal-focussed peer LocalPlay. Dailyhunt, which is operated by Versé Innovation Pvt. Ltd, said in a statement that the acquisition would help boost its hyperlocal presence and improve its offerings to its core users in Tier-2 cities and beyond.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: Dailyhunt
Dailyhunt is India’s #1, News and local language content application with over 155 Million app installs offering 100,000 news articles in 14 languages. The Dailyhunt group has 80+ Million users spending over 7 Billion minutes on the service every month. "
target: LocalPlay
Bengaluru-based LocalPlay is a hyperlocal video content and news content application. LocalPlay brings the city to its users' phone, in their language. Watch Local Videos, Local News In Hindi, Get Information on Local Jobs, Local Market News, Events & Announcements and a lot more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 3/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired The Weather Channel Television Network

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, announced its acquisition of The Weather Channel television network. The Weather Channel is one of the largest cable television networks not owned by a major conglomerate, and ranks number one in weather news.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: The Weather Channel Television Network
For more than 35 years, The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation's only 24-hour source of national storm coverage.
price ($mm)
$300
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

All3media, acquired Silverback Films

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

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired BLACKFIN

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

ZDF Enterprises, will acquire Off the Fence

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

T Group merged with Critical Content,

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

Ten Alps plc, will acquire Reef Television Limited

synopsis: Ten Alps plc, multimedia producer of high quality TV and radio together with integrated publishing and communications content, agreed to acquire Reef Television Limited, an award-winning producer of innovative content for multiple broadcasters. Reef Television has an international reputation for making high-quality programmes.
buyer: Ten Alps plc (AIM:ZIN:$26.22)
Ten Alps is a cross-platform media agency, targeting content across multiple channels and sectors to capture a marketplace and its customers. Their expert divisions offer a fully integrated service when it comes to content creation for television production, publishing and digital communications. "
target: Reef Television Limited
Reef Television is an award-winning independent television production company with an international reputation for making high-quality programmes. Reef has made many hundreds of hours of factual programmes for clients including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, ITV, Channel 5 and UKTV.
price ($mm)
$7.85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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2020
rev ($mm)
$188.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.62)
EBIT ($mm)
($44.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
444
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Ticker: TSXV:TLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frankly Media
Frankly Media
Frankly Media provides a complete suite of digital solutions for media companies to create, manage, distribute and monetize their content on all platforms maximizing audience engagement and revenue potential. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in Toronto and Atlanta.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$19.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: MWIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
m-Wise, Inc.
m-Wise, Inc.
Founded in 2000, m-Wise has established itself as a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries. m-Wise is the developer of the MOMA ("Mobile Originated Message Access") content management and service delivery platform.
year
2011
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Ticker: OM:EDGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edgeware AB
Edgeware is a global high-tech company that develops products that enable high-quality TV and video streaming. Edgeware’s solutions allows telecom and cable operators as well as broadcasters and content owners to securely and cost-efficiently make TV and video content available to their viewers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$24.73
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
96
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Evvnt
Evvnt
Evvnt is a dynamic event marketing automation platform which syndicates events’ content to multiple event listing sites and calendars as a service. Evvnt provides ticketing, syndication, print, social, and email marketing services, while helping consumers find high quality, local events.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$294.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($179.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($196.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1126
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Ticker: SEAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SeaChange International
SeaChange International
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International, Inc. enables transformative multiscreen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, telco and mobile operators globally.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$68.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.35)
Net Income ($mm)
$2.24
Employees
286
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Ticker: OM:QBNK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
QBNK Holding AB
QBank DAM was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2003. They have developed a cutting edge Digital Asset Management software that enables the full potential of rich media. QBank is the hub of information and metadata, integrated with a variety of channels including social media.
year
2015
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Ticker: NasdaqCM:NXTP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NextPlay Technologies, Inc.
NextPlay Technologies, Inc.
NextPlay Technologies, Inc. is a technology solutions company offering gaming, in-game advertising, crypto-banking, connected TV and travel booking services to consumers and corporations within a growing worldwide digital ecosystem.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.67)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
21
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Ticker: PERI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perion Network Ltd.
Perion Network Ltd.
Perion is a global performance-based media and Internet company, providing online publishers and app developers advanced technology and a variety of intelligent, data-driven solutions to monetize their application or content and expand their reach to larger audiences.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$401.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.36
EBIT ($mm)
$26.48
Net Income ($mm)
$21.52
Employees
417
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Ticker: UPLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upland Software
Upland Software
Upland Software is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software. Their applications enables users to manage their projects, professional workforce and IT investments, automate document-intensive business processes and engage with their customers, prospects and community.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$297.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.38
EBIT ($mm)
($4.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
810
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Ticker: OTCPK:SING
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SinglePoint
SinglePoint
SinglePoint is a full-service mobile technology and marketing provider. Their solutions that allow their clients to conduct business transactions, accept donations, and engage in communication through mobile devices. Their products connect companies to their markets by providing mobile technology.
year
2015
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Ticker: NYSE:NOW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ServiceNow
ServiceNow
ServiceNow is changing the way people work. With a service-orientation toward the activities, tasks and processes that make up day-to-day work life, ServiceNow helps the modern enterprise operate faster and be more scalable than ever before.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,171.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$633.24
EBIT ($mm)
$234.86
Net Income ($mm)
$170.50
Employees
13096
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Ticker: SPIR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spire Global, Inc.
Spire Global, Inc.
Spire is a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics, and space services, offering access to unique datasets and powerful insights about Earth from the ultimate vantage point so that organizations can make decisions with confidence, accuracy, and speed.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$33.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($31.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($37.94)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
303
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Ticker: BCOV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brightcove, Inc.
Brightcove, Inc.
Brightcove Inc. is the leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for managing, delivering, and monetizing video experiences on every screen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$164.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
495
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Ticker: DISC.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$10,780.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,799.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,405.00
Net Income ($mm)
$982.00
Employees
9800
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Ticker: MSGN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$640.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.84
EBIT ($mm)
$289.45
Net Income ($mm)
$178.72
Employees
508
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Americana Publishing
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Americana Publishing, Inc. is a vertically integrated media publisher and e-tailer. Americana Publishing, Inc. currently owns americanabooks.com. Americana Publishing owns and operates americanabooks.com, an Internet marketer of print, electronic and audio books.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$2.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX:RAY.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$199.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$76.52
EBIT ($mm)
$54.72
Net Income ($mm)
$36.14
Employees
1200
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Ticker: ENXTPA:EN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bouygues SA
Bouygues SA
Bouygues is a diversified group, structured by a strong corporate culture and whose businesses are organized around three activities: Construction with Bouygues Construction (BTP and Energies & Services), Bouygues Immobilier and Colas (Routes), Telecoms with Bouygues Telecom and Media with TF1.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$41,613.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,421.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.78
Net Income ($mm)
$843.36
Employees
133197
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Ticker: LSE:QRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarto Group
Quarto Group
Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group. It operates through four distinct but complementary businesses - Quarto International Co-Editions Group; Quarto Publishing Group USA; Quarto Publishing Group UK and Books & Gifts Direct, Australia & New Zealand.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$182.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.40
EBIT ($mm)
$16.48
Net Income ($mm)
$8.87
Employees
438
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALCHI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alchimie S.A.S.
Alchimie S.A.S.
Headquartered in France, Alchimie is a channel factory: a unique video platform in partnership with talents and media to co-publish their own thematic channel. Alchimie has a catalog of more than 60,000 hours of content from more than 300 renowned partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.64)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
97
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Ticker: SEHK:1137
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Hong Kong Television Network Limited, formerly City Telecom (H.K.) Limited, is engaged in the multimedia business. The Company's multimedia business includes its offer of free television programming through its over-the-top (OTT) platform, and its online shopping business, HKTV Mall.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$24.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($36.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
394
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: TSE:6048
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.88
Employees
120
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