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Artlist Ltd., acquired Motion Array

synopsis: Israel-based Artlist, the industry-leading digital content licensing provider, has acquired Motion Array, a digital assets marketplace platform. Motion Array's video capabilities and technology tools, along with its versatile video template options, will allow Artlist to expand its digital stock media portfolio for video creators and filmmakers.
buyer: Artlist Ltd.
Israel-based Artlist is a digital content licensing company that offers streamlined, high-quality creative assets for filmmakers and video creators. The company's active subscribers have full and unlimited access to the entire music, SFX, and footage catalogs. "
target: Motion Array
Motion Array is a digital assets marketplace platform. The company has developed an all-in-one subscription-based creative marketplace and technology solution for video creators, focused on delivering a variety of high-quality digital media at an affordable price.
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closed 5/11/2022 via PR Newswire

Shutterstock, Inc., acquired Pond5

synopsis: Shutterstock, Inc., the leading global creative platform, has acquired Pond5, the world's largest video-first content marketplace. Pond5 provides filmmakers, media organizations, and marketers with the content they need to improve their projects. They offer royalty-free stock video footage, stock photos, music tracks, sound effects, and more.
buyer: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK:$789.27)
Shutterstock is a global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses, and media companies. Shutterstock's comprehensive collection includes high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos, and music. "
target: Pond5
Pond5 is the world's largest video-first content marketplace. Pond5 provides filmmakers, media organizations, and marketers with the content they need to improve their projects. They offer royalty-free stock video footage, stock photos, illustrations, music tracks, sound effects, and more.
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closed 8/7/2012 via Company Press Release

WebMediaBrands, Inc., acquired Lost Remote

synopsis: WebMediaBrands Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Lost Remote (www.lostremote.com), the leading blog covering the rapidly growing field of social TV, from its founder Cory Bergman. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer: WebMediaBrands, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online businesses includes mediabistro.com, learnnetwork.com, freelanceconnect.com and semanticweb.com. "
target: Lost Remote
Lost Remote is the first and largest industry site dedicated to social TV coverage and analysis. Lost Remote has thousands of TV execs, producers, marketers, social media experts and social TV entrepreneurs read Lost Remote.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Busch Group, acquired MEEDIA GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: The Busch Group, a media company in Germany, has acquired MEEDIA from the Handelsblatt Media Group, the leading media group for business and financial information in Germany. MEEDIA is a German website focused on media. MEEDIA provides the latest news, articles, videos and podcasts about the publishing, television, radio, and media tech industries.
buyer: Busch Group
The Busch Group is a leading media company in Germany. The group's portfolio consists of established media brands and popular events, including Blickpunkt: Film, Gamesmarkt, MusikWoche, mediabiz, Entertainment Night, DIVA and more. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: MEEDIA GmbH & Co. KG
MEEDIA is a German website focused on media. MEEDIA provides the latest news, articles, videos and podcasts about the publishing, television, radio, and media tech industries. MEEDIA also offers the latest industry trends and TV ratings.
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closed 8/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Thought Equity Motion, acquired Filmworld

synopsis: Thought Equity Motion, a motion content agency, has acquired FilmWorld, Australia’s premier provider of film and video content. Creative and production professionals across the globe can now access an international cast of characters to tell their stories from FilmWorld’s exclusive collection of unique imagery from Asia and the Pacific.
buyer: Thought Equity Motion
By combining the largest collection of moving images in the world with dedicated research teams that work hand-in-hand with advertising, entertainment and production professionals, Thought Equity Motion has become the premier resource for digital storytellers. "
target: Filmworld
Eileen Naseby founded FilmWorld as a research service to the advertising industry. She negotiated the rights to manage the Cinesound- Movietone newsreel collection and developed a fully-fledged content management service, which quickly became Australia’s first commercial stock footage company.
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closed 12/13/2012 via Market Wire

ddp images GmbH, acquired ddp images GmbH

synopsis: The Munich based HQTA AG (formerly dapd media holding AG) has disposed of its stake in the Hamburg based photo-agency ddp images GmbH in a management buyout. The founders Ulf Schmidt-Funke and Katharina Doerk acquired the successful company. ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany for media companies.
buyer: ddp images GmbH
ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany, with access to millions pictures of celebrities, politics, economics, Royals, Lifestyle and stock. Newspapers, online-media, tv-stations and advertising agencies rely on their ability to deliver the best image to their needs. "
target parent: Airmotion
target: ddp images GmbH
ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany, with access to millions pictures of celebrities, politics, economics, Royals, Lifestyle and stock. Newspapers, online-media, tv-stations and advertising agencies rely on their ability to deliver the best image to their needs.
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closed 11/14/2012 via

Corbis Images, acquired Demotix

synopsis: Corbis, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, announced that it acquired Demotix, an award winning open news platform. Launched in 2009, London-based Demotix is recognized as a source for breaking news photography from locations that many mainstream media struggle to reach.
buyer parent: Corbis Corporation
buyer: Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images. "
target: Demotix
Demotix is a multi-award winning global photojournalism newswire. With over 6,500 active photojournalists around the world, Demotix images have appeared on the front pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian and elsewhere, and in print, broadcast and online media all over the globe.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

BMG Production Music, acquired Dynamic Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music has acquired Los Angeles and London-based production music library, Dynamic Music, which has had a sub-publishing agreement with BMG since 2018. Since 2018, Dynamic Music has seen its revenues double, and has secured more than 100 hours of music use across global television and radio stations, from more than 30,000 usages.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Dynamic Music
Dynamic Music is a London-based production music library. Dynamic Music has secured more than 100 hours of music use across global television and radio stations, from more than 30,000 usages. Dynamic Music was co-founded in 2014 by David Felton, Will Mills and Sharooz Raoofi.
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announced 3/5/2013 via PR Web

Pond5, will acquire Pixmac

synopsis: Pond5 Inc. and Pixmac s.r.o. announced that they have reached a definitive agreement under which Pond5 will acquire the assets of Pixmac, a leading stock imagery network based in the Czech Republic.
buyer: Pond5
Pond5 is the world's most vibrant marketplace for media makers, offering the web's largest collection of royalty-free stock video footage, as well as millions of stock photos, illustrations, music tracks, sound effects, Adobe After Effects project templates, and 3D models. "
target: Pixmac
Pixmac is a reliable microstock agency based in Czech Republic. It specializes on the best sales experience while making the largest possible collection of stock pictures.
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closed 2/21/2006 via Company Press Release

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired The Beauty Archive

synopsis: Jupiterimages, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation and a leading provider of rights-managed, royalty-free and subscription photography, today announced that it has acquired the assets of The Beauty Archive. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: The Beauty Archive
The Beauty Archive is a rights-managed image library that features elegant portraits and provocative images of young, contemporary men and women.
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closed 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Gracenote, Inc., acquired Baseline StudioSystems

synopsis: Gracenote announced it has acquired Baseline, a provider of film and television information and services. Baseline's industry-leading database deepens Gracenote's existing video metadata by adding detailed, descriptive information about movies and TV productions to power next generation TV and video experiences for viewers.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks. "
target parent: Hollywood Media Corporation
target: Baseline StudioSystems
Baseline StudioSystems is the premier licensor and syndicator of film and TV entertainment data and associated applications to professionals in the film, television, media and financial sectors.
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closed 10/7/2011 via Berkery

Project Hollywood LLC, acquired Baseline StudioSystems

synopsis: The New York Times Company has sold its Baseline unit to Project Hollywood LLC, a privately held company which is majority owned by media and Internet entrepreneurs Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein. Baseline is a leading online subscription database and research service for information on the film and television industries.
buyer: Project Hollywood LLC (HOLL:$3.77)
Project Hollywood LLC is majority owned by Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, who previously founded the SyFy Channel and MovieTickets.com. Ms. Silvers and Mr. Rubenstein currently own a variety of Internet properties including Hollywood.com, Spill.com, and Hollywood Wiretap. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: Baseline StudioSystems
Baseline StudioSystems is a leading online subscription database and research service for information on the film and television industries, and a provider of premium film and television data to Web sites.
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closed 8/28/2006 via BusinessWire

The New York Times Company, acquired Baseline StudioSystems

synopsis: The New York Times Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of Baseline StudioSystems, a leading online database and research service for information on the film and television industries, from Hollywood Media Corp. for $35.0 million in cash.
buyer: The New York Times Company (NYT:$1,963.00)
The New York Times Company, a leading media company, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, WQXR-FM and more than 30 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. "
target parent: Hollywood Media Corp.
target: Baseline StudioSystems
Baseline StudioSystems is the premier licensor and syndicator of film and TV entertainment data and associated applications to professionals in the film, television, media and financial sectors.
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$35
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$6
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closed 3/12/2007 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Scoopt

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. announced its acquisition of Scoopt, an emerging source for user- generated editorial content. Scoopt is an aggregator and distributor of photographs and videos captured by eyewitnesses who have an accidental front row seat to headline-making moments.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Scoopt
Citizen photographers who submit imagery to Scoopt retain copyright while granting the agency a 12-month exclusive license that authorizes re-license to one or more publishers. Contributors will benefit from increased visibility and an extensive network of media contacts.
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closed 7/19/2005 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired PictureArts Corp

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation today announced that it has closed the acquisition of PictureArts Corporation and its many stock photo and related graphics and image distribution brands, for $63.2 million in cash.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: PictureArts Corp
A distinctive source for unique images, PictureArts creates, licenses and distributes outstanding images through our specialized collections. Our mission is to provide advertisers, designers, publishers, and other communications professionals with appropriate image solutions for their visual communi
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closed 12/16/2020 via PR Newswire

Artlist Ltd., acquired Motion Array

synopsis: Israel-based Artlist, the industry-leading digital content licensing provider, has acquired Motion Array, a digital assets marketplace platform. Motion Array's video capabilities and technology tools, along with its versatile video template options, will allow Artlist to expand its digital stock media portfolio for video creators and filmmakers.
buyer: Artlist Ltd.
Israel-based Artlist is a digital content licensing company that offers streamlined, high-quality creative assets for filmmakers and video creators. The company's active subscribers have full and unlimited access to the entire music, SFX, and footage catalogs. "
target: Motion Array
Motion Array is a digital assets marketplace platform. The company has developed an all-in-one subscription-based creative marketplace and technology solution for video creators, focused on delivering a variety of high-quality digital media at an affordable price.
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closed 12/16/2020 via PR Newswire

Artlist Ltd., acquired Motion Array

synopsis: Israel-based Artlist, the industry-leading digital content licensing provider, has acquired Motion Array, a digital assets marketplace platform. Motion Array's video capabilities and technology tools, along with its versatile video template options, will allow Artlist to expand its digital stock media portfolio for video creators and filmmakers.
buyer: Artlist Ltd.
Israel-based Artlist is a digital content licensing company that offers streamlined, high-quality creative assets for filmmakers and video creators. The company's active subscribers have full and unlimited access to the entire music, SFX, and footage catalogs. "
target: Motion Array
Motion Array is a digital assets marketplace platform. The company has developed an all-in-one subscription-based creative marketplace and technology solution for video creators, focused on delivering a variety of high-quality digital media at an affordable price.
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closed 6/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Storyblocks

synopsis: Storyblocks, the subscription-based stock media service, announced that it has been acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners. Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm targeting investments of $25 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the consumer, digital infrastructure, financial technology, healthcare, and software sectors. "
target: Storyblocks
Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
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closed 11/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired TVSpy.com

synopsis: WebMediaBrands announced that it has acquired the website TVSpy.com from Vault, Inc. TVSpy will become part of the Mediabistro blog network. TVSpy is the insider resource for TV industry professionals.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online business includes mediabistro.com, a leading blog network. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: TVSpy.com
TVSpy connects television professionals with each other and with professionals in related media industries, as well as with unique inside information to give them an edge as they build their careers and businesses in video media.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

ProductionHUB, Inc., acquired Variety 411

synopsis: ProductionHUB, the global network of local crew and vendors, announces the acquisition of Variety 411. Servicing Los Angeles, New York and the nation, Variety411 provide production listings for film, television and commercial production as well as a news resource valuable to producers and below the line professionals.
buyer: ProductionHUB, Inc.
ProductionHUB is the global network of local crew and vendors that serves the video production industry. Find anything and hire anyone needed, whether it's a camera operator for one day, a video editor for one month, camera and lights for rent or the best candidates to fill a full-time position. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Variety 411
Servicing Los Angeles, New York and the nation, Variety411 provide production listings for film, television and commercial production as well as a news resource valuable to producers and below the line professionals.
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closed 4/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Thalo.com, acquired Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Thalo.com, in conjunction with its sister site, Doddle has acquired Larry Jordan & Associates Inc and its websites DigitalProductionBuzz.com and LarryJordan.com. LarryJordan.com is a premier provider of online training, product reviews and information for media professionals. DigitalProductionBuzz provides digital production information.
buyer: Thalo.com
Thalo LLC (www.thalo.com) located in Melville, NY is an artist community and promotion engine for creative people to come to be inspired, to connect and to showcase their creativity. "
target: Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.
Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. (LJA) is a multi-faceted company led by highly-regarded producer Larry Jordan. LJA provides high-quality, engaging training and information covering video production and post-production for practicing professionals and students through a variety of media worldwide.
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closed 7/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired Cynopsis Media LLC

synopsis: Access Intelligence, a b-to-b media and information company, has acquired Cynopsis Media, the publisher of daily and weekly eletters for the television, digital media, kids marketing and sports media businesses. Cynopsis Media publishes the Cynopsis daily covering the latest news in the TV business.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
target: Cynopsis Media LLC
Cynopsis Media is publisher of five free trade publications for the television, media, digital, and sports TV industries. Its flagship edition, Cynopsis, launched in 1997 as a simple internal memo created to keep a Sales Team updated and informed. Cynopsis also publishes four daily e-publications.
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