Like Tapas Media, Inc.

announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Kakao Entertainment Corp., will acquire Tapas Media, Inc.

synopsis: Kakao Entertainment a signed definitive agreement to acquire storytelling platform based in the U.S., Tapas Media, Inc. (hereafter Tapas). Tapas is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Entertainment Corp.
Kakao Entertainment Corp. is innovating the full spectrum of the entertainment industry value chain. Kakao Entertainment operates Korea's most popular mobile content platforms, providing users access to over 80,000 IPs, including the most extensive library of original content in the country. "
target: Tapas Media, Inc.
Tapas Media, Inc. is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas. Tapas Media properties, which consists of the popular Tapas mobile app and Tapas, boasts over 8 billion views to date from more than 8.6 registered users.
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closed 6/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Wowio, acquired WEvolt

synopsis: WOWIO, an online destination and established market leader that provides access to rich, digital media content and eBooks, announced the acquisition of WEvolt, an innovative social networking platform designed to bring creators and fans closer than ever before.
buyer parent: Platinum Studios
buyer: Wowio
WOWIO is an online destination that provides users with the opportunity to share and consume digital media content, such as eComics and eBooks, while providing revenue generating opportunities for creators and publishers through advertising and merchandising programs. "
target: WEvolt
WEvolt is an innovative online technology and social community that allows artists working in any medium to upload, promote and monetize their original content. WEvolt also functions as a browser homepage in which anyone can store, share, schedule and organize their online entertainment.
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closed 2/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Graphic.ly, acquired iFanboy

synopsis: Graphic.ly, the cutting-edge community and digital content delivery platform for comics and other forms of publishing, has acquired iFanboy, one of the leading communities, news and audio & video sites for the comics and graphic novel enthusiast.
buyer: Graphic.ly
Graphic.ly is a digital content delivery system and community platform for the publishing world. Graphic.ly’s first product focuses on comic publishers, creators and enthusiasts, and provides an immersive social experience and marketplace around digital comics and associated merchandise. "
target: iFanboy
iFanboy, one of the leading communities for comic book and graphic novel enthusiasts, began ten years ago as a site for fans to share information and knowledge on comic books.
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announced 6/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Platinum Studios, will acquire Wowio

synopsis: Platinum Studios, Inc., an entertainment company that controls an international library of more than 5,600 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, is in negotiations to acquire WOWIO, LLC, a leading online source for downloading digital books and comics.
buyer: Platinum Studios
Platinum Studios is an entertainment company that works with independent comic book creators and small publishers forming the world's largest independent library of comic book characters, which it adapts and produces for all forms of media. "
target: Wowio
WOWIO opened on the World Wide Web in August 2006 endeavoring to dramatically expand access to important written works by eliminating the economic, geographic, and logistical barriers of readers while also ensuring that content owners are fairly compensated.
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$0.91
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media Do Holdings Co., Ltd., acquired MyAnimeList

synopsis: Media Do Holdings, a Japaneses e-book distributor, has acquired MyAnimeList from DeNA, a Japanese developer of mobile and online services. MyAnimeList is the world's largest database and social community for anime and manga. MyAnimeList allows users to create a personalized list of titles to help them keep track of their progress.
buyer: Media Do Holdings Co., Ltd. (TSE:3678:$419.61)
Media Do Holdings is a Japaneses e-book distributor. Media Do offers various types of e-books, including comics, fiction, non-fiction, photo-books, and magazines. Media Do's distribution network is comprised of more than 100 companies. "
target parent: DeNA Global, Inc.
target: MyAnimeList
MyAnimeList is the world's largest database and social community for anime and manga. MyAnimeList allows users to create a personalized list of titles to help them keep track of their progress. Their forums allow users to discuss their favorite series and keep up to date with anime and manga news.
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closed 4/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Valnet Inc., acquired Comic Book Resources (CBR)

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired ComicBookResources.com, a popular and unique media outlet for comic book related news, reviews and discussion. Comic Book Resources (CBR) began as a forum providing a platform for comic enthusiasts to share and discuss the latest news and trends in the comic book industry.
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet, a leader in Online Media Publishing, creates and distributes original content for its brands and audiences, worldwide. Valnet has acquired and developed a variety of web properties including movie and TV news website ScreenRant.com. "
target: Comic Book Resources (CBR)
Comic Book Resources began as a forum providing a platform for comic enthusiasts to share and discuss news and trends in the comic book industry. It grew to become the most reliable and reputable resource for all comic book-related news and commentary through informative and entertaining content.
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announced 6/3/2013 via

Townsquare Media Group, will purchase Music and Comic Book Sites from AOL Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AOL Music assets The Boot, The BoomBox and NoiseCreep, as well as ComicsAlliance from AOL Inc. The new digital properties will join Townsquare Media Group’s national digital business and the staffs of these sites are joining Townsquare.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
The AOL Music assets include: country and bluegrass site "The Boot"; rap, hip-hop and R&B site "The BoomBox"; and hard rock and heavy metal site "NoiseCreep", as well as comic books site "ComicsAlliance".
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closed 3/4/2013 via Market Wire

Red Giant Entertainment, acquired ComicGenesis.com

synopsis: Red Giant Entertainment Inc. announced its acquisition of all outstanding shares of ComicGenesis, LLC, a Nevada company, through a share exchange agreement with owner Chris Crosby. ComicGenesis.com is a top user-generated comics website described by some as "YouTube for comics."
buyer: Red Giant Entertainment (OTCPK:REDG:($0.01))
Red Giant Entertainment, Inc. is a Florida-based corporation that specializes in Intellectual Property development for multiple media platforms and transmedia propagation. Some of these properties are actively in development into other media such as movies, video games, television, novels, and more."
target: ComicGenesis.com
Launched in 2000, ComicGenesis.com is a top user-generated comics website described by some as "YouTube for comics." The site allows users to upload and display their own comics online, with display customization abilities that are unavailable through virtually all competitors.
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closed 12/4/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Gfinity plc, acquired Epicstream

synopsis: Gfinity, a modern esports company in the UK, has acquired Epicstream, an online news community for fantasy and sci-fi entertainment. Epicstream provides meaningful content on movies, television shows, books, comic books and video games through their website and social media network. They also offer entertaining quizzes, videos, reviews, and more.
buyer: Gfinity plc (AIM:GFIN:$5.99)
Founded in 2012, Gfinity has established itself as one of the world's leading esports companies. The London-based business enjoys strong relationships with game publishers, players and the wider esports community and has built a solid reputation for delivering high quality competitions. "
target: Epicstream
Epicstream is a leading online news community for fantasy and sci-fi entertainment. Epicstream provides meaningful content on movies, television shows, books, comic books and video games through their website and social media network. They also offer entertaining quizzes, videos, reviews, and more.
price ($mm)
$0.48
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$0
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1.2x
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closed 9/18/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., acquired Reflector Entertainment

synopsis: Bandai Namco Entertainment, a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher, has acquired Reflector Entertainment, a transmedia company in Canada. Reflector creates universes that tell stories across multiple platforms. Their first product, Unknown 9, is a paranormal mystery that unfolds across novels, comics, podcasts and video games.
buyer parent: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
Bandai Namco Entertainment is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher. Bandai Namco publishes and develops games for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. Their top video game franchises include PAC-MAN, Tekken, Galaga, Ace Combat, and more. "
target: Reflector Entertainment
Reflector Entertainment is a transmedia company in Canada. Reflector creates expanding universes that tell stories across multiple platforms. Their first product, Unknown 9, is a paranormal mystery that unfolds across a wide variety of platforms, including novels, comics, podcasts and video games.
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$11
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announced 12/27/2013 via BNC Analysis

Baidu.com, Inc., will acquire Beijing Huanxiang Zongheng Chinese Literature Website Co., Ltd

synopsis: Perfect World, a leading online game developer and operator in China, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Beijing Huanxiang Zongheng Chinese Literature Website Co., Ltd, the entity that operates Perfect World's Chinese online reading business to Baidu.
buyer: Baidu.com, Inc. (BIDU:$16,035.53)
Baidu is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, it aims to provide the best way for people to find information. Baidu not only serves Internet search users, but also provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers. "
target parent: Perfect World Co., Ltd.
target: Beijing Huanxiang Zongheng Chinese Literature Website Co., Ltd
Beijing Huanxiang Zongheng Chinese Literature Website Co., Ltd.(PW Literature) owns and operates an online literature platform where readers subscribe to works by freelance writers.
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$32
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closed 10/30/2013 via Publishers Weekly

Random House Children's Media Group, acquired Figment, LLC

synopsis: Random House Children’s Books has acquired Figment, an online writing community for teens founded by Jacob Lewis and Dana Goodyear in 2010 that has attracted more than 300,000 users. The site allows teens to develop as writers and has shown itself to be an effective marketing and promotional platform for the Young Adult marketplace.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House Children's Media Group
Random House Children's Media Group is a publisher of quality literature for children of all ages. It is comprised of Children's Publishing and Children's Media. "
target: Figment, LLC
Figment is an online writing community for teens. The site allows teens to develop as writers and is an effective marketing and promotional platform for the Young Adult marketplace.
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announced 2/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Figment, LLC, will acquire inkpop

synopsis: Figment, a teen writing site launched by two Condé Nast vets, is buying a competitor: HarperCollins’ Inkpop, an online writing community.
buyer: Figment, LLC
Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other people who love to read, and discover new stories and authors. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: inkpop
inkpop is a writing community created by HarperCollins Publishers. inkpop is devoted to give teens (and those who write for teens)a voice in YA publishing.
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closed 3/24/2021 via PR Newswire

diacriTech, acquired Flexpub & oLibrary

synopsis: diacriTech has announced the purchase of Flexpub™ and oLibrary™. Flexpub™ is an online publishing platform offering innovative tools for marketing, publicity, and sales of books, journals, and newsletters. oLibrary™ uses the Flexpub platform to support distribution of public and open-access content via the www.oLibrary.org portal.
buyer: diacriTech
diacriTech, a cutting-edge publishing solutions company with worldwide clients, is known for developing platforms to automate simultaneous production of both print and digital content. XEditPro, a flagship SaaS-based publishing platform from diacriTech, enables the end-to-end publishing cycle. "
target: Flexpub & oLibrary
Flexpub™ is an online publishing platform offering innovative tools for marketing, publicity, and sales of books, journals, and newsletters. oLibrary™ uses the Flexpub platform to support distribution of public and open-access content via the www.oLibrary.org portal.
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closed 6/21/2011 via BusinessWeek

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Helium, Inc.

synopsis: Printing services company R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. acquired Helium.com, which matches online and print publishers with writers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target parent: LaunchCapital LLC
target: Helium, Inc.
Helium is a knowledge co-operative where writers are also editors who read and rate every article on the site. At Helium, they believe that everyone can contribute what they know to share with millions of readers around the globe.
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announced 11/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Storytel AB, will acquire Audiobooks.com

synopsis: Storytel, the international audiobook streaming company, is buying Audiobooks.com from KKR, owner of RBmedia. Audiobooks.com is an app-based streaming and download service for audiobooks, delivering fast and easy access to over 100,000 titles to booklovers around the world.
buyer: Storytel AB (NGM:STORY B:$334.93)
Storytel is Northern Europe’s leading audiobook and e-book streaming service and offers unlimited listening and reading of more than 500,000 titles on a global scale. Their vision is to make the world a more empathetic place with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
target: Audiobooks.com
Audiobooks.com is an app-based streaming and download service for audiobooks, delivering fast and easy access to over 100,000 titles to booklovers around the world. Subscribers can listen to their audiobook of choice on any Internet-enabled device via the free Audiobooks.com app.
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$135
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closed 6/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd., purchased Haiku Tefutefu from PoliPoli

synopsis: PoliPoli, a politech start up company, has transferred their app 'Haiku Tefutefu' to the Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd. Haiku Tefutefu is a SNS service where people could post haikus and communicate through them.
buyer: The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, the Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd. publishes newspapers. The company offers news and information in the areas of business, world, sports, arts and entertainment, and lifestyle and health. "
seller: PoliPoli
Based in Japan, PoliPoli rebuilds the national system with technology. They created a SNS service, Haiku Tefutefu, where people can post and communicate by haikus. The app was made popular due to haiku competitions and haiku TV programs.
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closed 4/11/2017 via PR Newswire

RBmedia, acquired Audiobooks.com

synopsis: RBmedia, a newly launched global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology, announced its acquisition of Audiobooks.com, an innovator in the on-demand audiobooks sector. An app-based subscription service, Audiobooks.com provides access to more than 100,000 bestsellers and classics.
buyer: RBmedia
RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers – at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers the finest digital content. "
target: Audiobooks.com
Audiobooks.com is an app-based streaming and download service for audiobooks, delivering fast and easy access to over 100,000 titles to booklovers around the world. Subscribers can listen to their audiobook of choice on any Internet-enabled device via the free Audiobooks.com app.
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announced 7/22/2020 via New York Times

The New York Times Company, will acquire Serial Productions

synopsis: The New York Times Company has agreed to buy Serial Productions, the company behind the hit podcast “Serial,” an investigative journalism podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig, narrating a nonfiction story over multiple episodes. The series was co-created and is co-produced by Koenig and Julie Snyder and developed by This American Life.
buyer: The New York Times Company (NYT:$1,784.76)
The New York Times Company a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The New York Times brand a trusted source of news and information for readers and viewers across various platforms. "
target: Serial Productions
Serial is an investigative journalism podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig, narrating a nonfiction story over multiple episodes. The series was co-created and is co-produced by Koenig and Julie Snyder and developed by This American Life.
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$25
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announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Kakao Entertainment Corp., will acquire Tapas Media, Inc.

synopsis: Kakao Entertainment a signed definitive agreement to acquire storytelling platform based in the U.S., Tapas Media, Inc. (hereafter Tapas). Tapas is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Entertainment Corp.
Kakao Entertainment Corp. is innovating the full spectrum of the entertainment industry value chain. Kakao Entertainment operates Korea's most popular mobile content platforms, providing users access to over 80,000 IPs, including the most extensive library of original content in the country. "
target: Tapas Media, Inc.
Tapas Media, Inc. is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas. Tapas Media properties, which consists of the popular Tapas mobile app and Tapas, boasts over 8 billion views to date from more than 8.6 registered users.
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announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Kakao Entertainment Corp., will acquire Tapas Media, Inc.

synopsis: Kakao Entertainment a signed definitive agreement to acquire storytelling platform based in the U.S., Tapas Media, Inc. (hereafter Tapas). Tapas is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Entertainment Corp.
Kakao Entertainment Corp. is innovating the full spectrum of the entertainment industry value chain. Kakao Entertainment operates Korea's most popular mobile content platforms, providing users access to over 80,000 IPs, including the most extensive library of original content in the country. "
target: Tapas Media, Inc.
Tapas Media, Inc. is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas. Tapas Media properties, which consists of the popular Tapas mobile app and Tapas, boasts over 8 billion views to date from more than 8.6 registered users.
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announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Kakao Entertainment Corp., will acquire Radish

synopsis: Kakao Entertainment will acquire storytelling platform based Radish Media, Inc. (hereafter Radish). Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Entertainment Corp.
Kakao Entertainment Corp. is innovating the full spectrum of the entertainment industry value chain. Kakao Entertainment operates Korea's most popular mobile content platforms, providing users access to over 80,000 IPs, including the most extensive library of original content in the country. "
target: Radish
Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series. Its wide variety of stories are published and read in bite-sized installments, optimized for the smartphone reader.
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announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Kakao Entertainment Corp., will acquire Tapas Media, Inc.

synopsis: Kakao Entertainment a signed definitive agreement to acquire storytelling platform based in the U.S., Tapas Media, Inc. (hereafter Tapas). Tapas is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Entertainment Corp.
Kakao Entertainment Corp. is innovating the full spectrum of the entertainment industry value chain. Kakao Entertainment operates Korea's most popular mobile content platforms, providing users access to over 80,000 IPs, including the most extensive library of original content in the country. "
target: Tapas Media, Inc.
Tapas Media, Inc. is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas. Tapas Media properties, which consists of the popular Tapas mobile app and Tapas, boasts over 8 billion views to date from more than 8.6 registered users.
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closed 1/18/2006 via PR Newswire

UpSNAP, Inc., acquired XSVoice

synopsis: UpSNAP Inc. announced that it has acquired XSVoice, a leading provider of mobile streaming technology to premier entertainment and news outlets including ESPN Radio, Fox News and more than 100 music and entertainment channels. The total stock and cash consideration to be paid is approximately $6.3 million.
buyer: UpSNAP, Inc.
UpSNAP, Inc. is a provider of free mobile search and content services. As the first company to address mobile search, UpSNAP has built its technology platform from the ground up with specific focus on the unique challenges of providing a usable and functional mobile search experience. "
target: XSVoice
XSVoice, a leading provider of mobile streaming technology to premier entertainment and news outlets including ESPN Radio, Fox News and more than 100 music and entertainment channels.
price ($mm)
$7.16
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closed 6/30/2015 via BusinessWire

Vivendi SA, acquired Dailymotion

synopsis: Vivendi acquired from Orange an 80% stake in Dailymotion. The company owns and operates a Web video portal for members to see, create, and share online videos in the United Kingdom, Australia, Morocco, France, Poland, Canada, and internationally.
buyer: Vivendi SA (ENXTPA:VIV:$19,602.38)
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. "
target parent: Orange S.A.
target: Dailymotion
Dailymotion owns and operates a Web video portal for members to see, create, and share online videos in the United Kingdom, Australia, Morocco, France, Poland, Canada, and internationally.
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$242*
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$77
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closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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announced 10/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Magnify.net, will acquire Waywire

synopsis: Waywire, the video startup best known for its association with politician Cory Booker, is being sold to Magnify, a Web video distributor. Magnify.net is the leading provider of cloud-based video curation solutions to the online publishing, non/profit, community and ad network markets.
buyer: Magnify.net
Magnify.net is the leading provider of cloud-based video curation solutions to the online publishing, non/profit, community and ad network markets. Magnify's solutions enable websites to curate, upload, and aggregate content. "
target: Waywire
#Waywire is a social artery for video news. The company is focused on providing a network that will serve to fundamentally alter the tone and content of public dialogue around some of society’s most pressing issues. The network will provide original, syndicated and community created video content.
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announced 5/7/2013 via PR Newswire

PPS.tv will be merged with iQIYI,

synopsis: Baidu Inc., the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, announced the acquisition of the online video business of leading Internet video provider PPS for US $370 million. PPS's online video business will be merged with Baidu's own video platform iQiyi.
buyer parent: Baidu.com, Inc.
buyer: iQIYI (IQ:$2,829.73)
iQIYI, is China's leading advertising supported online television and movie portal that focuses on fully licensed, high-definition, professionally produced contents. "
target: PPS.tv
PPS.tv (PPStream) is a Chinese peer-to-peer streaming video network. The target users are on the Chinese mainland with no official English version, and the vast majority of channels are from East Asia, mostly Mainland China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
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closed 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Legendary Pictures, Inc., acquired Nerdist Industries

synopsis: Legendary Entertainment is going deeper into the fanboy world by buying Nerdist Industries, the genre and pop culture multimedia company. Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture.
buyer: Legendary Pictures, Inc.
Legendary Pictures, Inc. operates as a production company. It creates, develops, co-produces, co-finances, and distributes motion pictures. "
target: Nerdist Industries
Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture: a website, a YouTube channel, a podcast network, targeted e-newsletters and a live events business whose programs include a weekly comedy show at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.
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closed 6/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Collective, acquired Metacafe

synopsis: Hollywood management agency The Collective has acquired Metacafe, a trusted source that keeps millions of viewers plugged into their entertainment passions every day, and connect marquee brand advertisers with their target consumers via close association with the most popular entertainment content on the web.
buyer: The Collective
The Collective is a full-service entertainment management, media and content production company. Formed in 2005, The Collective’s mission is to identify, develop, build and maximize opportunities for creative talent across a multitude of media platforms. "
target: Metacafe
Metacafe is a trusted source that keeps millions of viewers plugged into their entertainment passions every day, and connect marquee brand advertisers with their target consumers via close association with the most popular entertainment content on the web.
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closed 3/30/2012 via PR Newswire

Hallmark Cards, Inc., acquired SpiritClips

synopsis: Hallmark Cards, Inc., announced the acquisition of SpiritClips, a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. Its founder is an Academy Award winning producer of such great films as "Rudy" and "Hoosiers."
buyer: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in 38,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. It reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable's Hallmark Channels. "
target: SpiritClips
SpiritClips is a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. The company features high quality short films online and on DVD for retail sale and license.
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closed 8/9/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Premiere Publishing Group, Inc., acquired BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of Bold TV Corporation in its Bold Acquisition Corp. subsidiary. Bold TV is an internet based television network which just recently launched its flagship show "Who the Hell is Dan Bruder?"
buyer: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPBL:$0.00)
Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG) was a magazine publishing company. During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company discontinued all of its publishing activities. As of September 30, 2008, the Company’s operations consisted of completing a business combination with an operating company. "
target: BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.
Bold TV Corporation is an Internet Based Television Network and Production Company involved in the proprietary development, scripting and production of original cutting edge programming for distribution over the Internet.
price ($mm)
$0.06
rev ($mm)
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closed 6/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Wowio, acquired WEvolt

synopsis: WOWIO, an online destination and established market leader that provides access to rich, digital media content and eBooks, announced the acquisition of WEvolt, an innovative social networking platform designed to bring creators and fans closer than ever before.
buyer parent: Platinum Studios
buyer: Wowio
WOWIO is an online destination that provides users with the opportunity to share and consume digital media content, such as eComics and eBooks, while providing revenue generating opportunities for creators and publishers through advertising and merchandising programs. "
target: WEvolt
WEvolt is an innovative online technology and social community that allows artists working in any medium to upload, promote and monetize their original content. WEvolt also functions as a browser homepage in which anyone can store, share, schedule and organize their online entertainment.
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closed 5/12/2010 via PR Newswire

NEP Broadcasting, acquired Premiere Entertainment Network

synopsis: NEP Broadcasting, the nation's leading broadcast services provider, is pleased to announce their purchase of Premiere Entertainment. This world-class production company, specializing in the development of live and taped broadcasts for the web, will become part of the NEP family.
buyer parent: American Securities Capital Partners
buyer: NEP Broadcasting (NEPG:$450.72)
NEP provides management, technology and support for major broadcast networks, production companies and entertainment organizers for events such as the Super Bowl, The Academy Awards, English Premier League Football, Emmy Awards, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Olympic Games and NASCAR. "
target: Premiere Entertainment Network
Premiere Entertainment Network is a world-wide broadcast production company specializing in live and taped red carpet and special event broadcasts, behind the scenes movie set broadcasts, special event coverage and product line launches for Internet exhibition.
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closed 2/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Graphic.ly, acquired iFanboy

synopsis: Graphic.ly, the cutting-edge community and digital content delivery platform for comics and other forms of publishing, has acquired iFanboy, one of the leading communities, news and audio & video sites for the comics and graphic novel enthusiast.
buyer: Graphic.ly
Graphic.ly is a digital content delivery system and community platform for the publishing world. Graphic.ly’s first product focuses on comic publishers, creators and enthusiasts, and provides an immersive social experience and marketplace around digital comics and associated merchandise. "
target: iFanboy
iFanboy, one of the leading communities for comic book and graphic novel enthusiasts, began ten years ago as a site for fans to share information and knowledge on comic books.
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announced 6/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Platinum Studios, will acquire Wowio

synopsis: Platinum Studios, Inc., an entertainment company that controls an international library of more than 5,600 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, is in negotiations to acquire WOWIO, LLC, a leading online source for downloading digital books and comics.
buyer: Platinum Studios
Platinum Studios is an entertainment company that works with independent comic book creators and small publishers forming the world's largest independent library of comic book characters, which it adapts and produces for all forms of media. "
target: Wowio
WOWIO opened on the World Wide Web in August 2006 endeavoring to dramatically expand access to important written works by eliminating the economic, geographic, and logistical barriers of readers while also ensuring that content owners are fairly compensated.
price ($mm)
$0.91
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/12/2008 via BusinessWire

Zcom Networks, will acquire Pam TV

synopsis: Pam TV, a Washington, D.C., online provider of, TV, Radio, talk, music, and live streaming programming heard around the world, and Los Angeles-based Zcom Networks, Inc., a growing provider of telecommunication products and services and content media finalized an acquisition agreement for Zcom to acquire the majority interest in Pam TV.
buyer: Zcom Networks (GGMC:$0.00)
Zcom Networks, Inc. is a telecommunication and broadcast media company with wholly owned subsidiaries in Telecommunications and Media Broadcasting. "
target: Pam TV
Pam TV offers a wide range of television, radio, talk, and music programming through a multimedia, interactive broadcast platform that brings together the internet, traditional radio and satellite television and radio.
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closed 1/28/2008 via Crain's BtoB

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired LX.TV

synopsis: NBC Universal’s Local Media Division has acquired LX.tv, a Manhattan-based broadband television network Web site that produces original video content about entertainment venues around the New York and Los Angeles areas.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: LX.TV
LX.TV is a broadband television network website featuring original lifestyle and cultural programming free and on-demand. In entertaining, short video episodes, LX.TV shows you the new and exclusive destinations in food, nightlife, art, shopping, fashion, wellness,weekend escapes and family living.
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closed 1/9/2008 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired CollegeHangover.com

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc. the most widely recognized brand in comedy, it has acquired the website CollegeHangover.com for an undisclosed sum. CollegeHangover.com, which launched in 2005, allows users to browse and contribute to galleries of user-submitted photos and videos. The site is moderated by its college student editors.
buyer: National Lampoon (US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing. "
target: CollegeHangover.com
CollegeHangover.com, which launched in 2005, allows users to browse and contribute to galleries of user-submitted photos and videos. The site is moderated by its college student editors, who also post their own original photos and videos.
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closed 12/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation has completed its acquisition of All Media Guide Holdings, Inc. AMG is one of the world’s largest providers of information databases and metadata for entertainment products (music, movies, and games) as well as solutions that support the recognition, discovery and management of digital media.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.
All Media Guide, is a leading authority on music, movies and games. The company provides comprehensive content and technologies to support the physical and digital distribution of entertainment media. AMG has created one of the industry's cleanest, most in-depth database of information.
price ($mm)
$72
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closed 6/4/2007 via PR Newswire

KickRadio, acquired Media Broadcast Network

synopsis: All conditions for KickRadio.com to acquire the key assets and corporate identity of Broadcast Media Network have been fulfilled; this transaction was completed on May 31, 2007.
buyer: KickRadio
Kickradio (http://kickradio.com) offers an internationally syndicated radio show that is heard in over 120 countries worldwide over the internet, on traditional broadcast radio stations and has podcast subscribers in over 65 countries. "
target: Media Broadcast Network
Media Broadcast Network is strongly positioned in the rapidly accelerating digital age and distributing entertainment content over the internet on a global scale.
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closed 3/27/2007 via BusinessWire

HandHeld Entertainment, acquired UnOriginal.co.uk

synopsis: HandHeld Entertainment, Inc. a global digital-media-to-go company, has acquired UnOriginal.co.uk™ for $500,000. UnOriginal.co.uk is the third company HandHeld Entertainment has acquired in Europe, following the acquisition of Putfile.com™ in February 2007 and YourDailyMedia.com™ in December 2006.
buyer: HandHeld Entertainment (ZVUE:$0.00)
HandHeld Entertainment is a digital-media-to-go company with a family of mass-market portable media players priced at mass-market prices as well as its own online video content store. "
target: UnOriginal.co.uk
UnOriginal.co.uk is an editor-directed Web site focused on user-generated media that is highly optimized for searches and consistently garners top 10 organic search results on Google for the term “funny videos.” UnOriginal.co.uk provides user-submitted and user-generated videos, pictures and games.
price ($mm)
$0.25
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Notrefamille.com
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Vimeo, LLC.
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ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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VODone LIMITED
VODone LIMITED
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$7.53
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Modavox, Inc.
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$2.66
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures, Inc.
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Scienjoy Holding Corporation
Scienjoy Holding Corporation
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$136.14
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Inke
Inke
Inke is a leading mobile live streaming platform in China. Inke enables users to watch and preform live video broadcasts on their smartphones. Inke allows streamers and viewers to participate in various battles with each other, such as singing competitions or dance-offs.
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$561.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$90.19
EBIT ($mm)
$85.87
Net Income ($mm)
$160.28
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937
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NetFlix
NetFlix
Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime and anywhere.
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$28,632.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$6,693.35
EBIT ($mm)
$6,516.98
Net Income ($mm)
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Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
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EBITDA ($mm)
$70.12
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$257.26
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FaceBank Group, Inc.
FaceBank Group, Inc.
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$111.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($132.97)
EBIT ($mm)
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Beijing Baofeng Technology Co., Ltd.
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$100.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.18
EBIT ($mm)
$24.78
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$26.71
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Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
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Ticker: AIM:BOOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audioboom
Audioboom
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
38
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Ticker: GOFH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoFish Corporation
GoFish Corporation headquartered in San Francisco, is a leading consumer online video destination that delivers millions of videos per month to a rapidly growing audience of enthusiasts. GoFish is a place on the web where millions of people come to share their favorite videos from around the world.
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2012
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0
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Spotify Ltd
Spotify Ltd
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches.
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2021
rev ($mm)
$10,448.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.97
EBIT ($mm)
$51.41
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5584
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