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announced 12/5/2006 via BusinessWire

ESPN, Inc., will acquire NASN

synopsis: ESPN has agreed to acquire NASN, the only European channel dedicated to North American sports, from Setanta Sport Holdings Ltd and Benchmark Capital Europe. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the deal is expected to close early next year subject to regulatory approvals.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: ESPN, Inc.
ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of six U.S. television networks. "
target: NASN
NASN is the only pan-European sports network broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week showing extensive live and 'as live' coverage of the highest profile sports in North America including: the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and National Football League.
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announced 12/4/2009 via PR Newswire

XSEL, will acquire China Sports Media

synopsis: Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited, a leading sports and entertainment media company in China, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire China Sports Media, China's leading sports media rights distributor. CSM has popular domestic, Asia, and other content including the China Basketball Association (CBA).
buyer parent: Xinhua Finance Limited
buyer: XSEL (XSEL:$0.00)
Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited ("XSEL"), formerly XFMedia, is a leading sports and entertainment media company in China. Catering to a vast audience of young and upwardly mobile consumers, XSEL is well-positioned in China with its unique content and access. "
target: China Sports Media
China Sports Media is China's leading sports media rights distributor. CSM has over 80% of the Chinese sports television rights and distribution market, and is the long term partner of the All-China Sports Federation for its television rights business.
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closed 11/8/2012 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired ESPN Star Sports

synopsis: News Corporation and ESPN announced that News Corporation, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, completed its acquisition of ESPN's partnership interest in ESPN Star Sports. ESPN Star Sports showcases an unparalleled variety of premier live sports from around the globe 24 hours a day to a cumulative reach of more than 310 million viewers in Asia.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$8,720.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: ESPN Star Sports
As Asia's definitive and complete sports broadcaster and content provider, ESPN Star Sports showcases an unparalleled variety of premier live sports from around the globe 24 hours a day to a cumulative reach of more than 310 million viewers in Asia.
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announced 10/8/2012 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, will acquire TV 2 Sport

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB has signed an agreement to acquire all of the remaining shares in the Danish 50/50 joint venture company TV 2 Sport A/S from TV 2 Danmark A/S. TV 2 Sport broadcasts the premium sports channel TV 2 Sport, TV 2 Sport HD, and the TV 2 Sport Premier League dedicated Barclays Premier League channel.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$461.70)
Modern Times Group is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. "
target parent: TV 2 Danmark A/S
target: TV 2 Sport
TV 2 Sport was launched in April 2007 by MTG and TV 2 in Denmark, as a 50/50 joint venture company, and broadcasts the premium sports channel TV 2 Sport, TV 2 Sport HD, and the TV 2 Sport Premier League dedicated Barclays Premier League channel.
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closed 12/1/2010 via BusinessWire

B2 Networks merged with America One Television Network, Inc.,

synopsis: America One and B2 Broadcasting announced that the companies merged under the One Media Corp holding company. The new entity, One Media Corp, Inc., is a multi-media sports and entertainment company.
buyer parent: USFR Media Group
buyer: America One Television Network, Inc.
America One is focused on broadcasting U.S. college, minor league and international sporting events such as soccer, rugby and hockey to U.S. audiences, as well as other entertainment program offerings. America One produces more than 12,000 live broadband sports events per year. "
target: B2 Networks
Established in 2003, B2 Networks broadcast its first event via broadband internet on February 2004, an ECHL hockey game from Las Vegas, Nevada. Since that first broadcast B2 has proven to be a worldwide leader in the emerging media of broadband broadcasting.
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closed 4/28/2009 via BusinessWire

USFR Media Group, acquired America One Television Network, Inc.

synopsis: America One Television, a national U.S. television network reaching an audience of more than 33 million households in more than 125 markets with top international sports and lifestyle content on a no fee/barter basis, announced a shareholder buyout from America One’s previous owner, USFR Media Group.
buyer: USFR Media Group
USFR Media Group is a media group based in Houston, Texas. USFR owns the America One television network and publishes western lifestyle magazines, Western & English Today and Cowboys & Indians magazines. "
target: America One Television Network, Inc.
America One is a national U.S. television network reaching an audience of more than 33 million households in more than 125 markets with a wide range of fresh, high-quality sports and lifestyle content.
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closed 4/1/2008 via BusinessWire

Raycom Media, Inc., purchased three television stations from Lincoln Financial Group

synopsis: Privately held Raycom Media Inc. and Lincoln Financial Group announced that Raycom has completed the acquisition of Lincoln Financial Group’s three network-affiliated television stations, including NBC affiliate WWBT in Richmond, Virginia, and CBS affiliates WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina, and WCSC in Charleston, South Carolina.
buyer: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media stretches from Syracuse, New York to Honolulu, Hawaii with businesses in 22 states and over 4,000 employees. The television stations cover 12.7% of the U.S. television households. "
seller: Lincoln Financial Group (LNC:$8,499.00)
Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates. With headquarters in Philadelphia, the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $251 billion as of September 30, 2007.
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closed 11/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Fuego Entertainment Inc., acquired Vision Sports Entertainment Network

synopsis: Fuego Entertainment, Inc. has acquired Vision Sports Entertainment Network (VSEN-TV), broadcasting on 24 affiliate stations and reaching over 14 million US households. Based in Burbank, VSEN-TV will relocate to Las Vegas, NV, and its founder, Rod Myers, will remain President of this wholly owned subsidiary of Fuego Entertainment.
buyer: Fuego Entertainment Inc.
Fuego Entertainment, Inc. broadcasts Spanish-speaking television programming in the Puerto Rico and Las Vegas markets through its network called FuegoTV. The central operation is based in Miami and content is originated in Puerto Rico and licensed from abroad. "
target: Vision Sports Entertainment Network
Vision Sports Entertainment Network is a television broadcasting company with 24 affiliate stations reaching 14 million US households. Primarily distributing sports programming, VSEN-TV’s headquarters is located in Burbank, California.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

NEP Group, Inc., acquired Outside Broadcasting Ltd

synopsis: Sky TV has sold its subsidiary Outside Broadcasting to US-based firm NEP. Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target parent: Sky Network Television Limited
target: Outside Broadcasting Ltd
Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
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closed 11/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired Motors TV

synopsis: Motorsport Network announced the acquisition of Motors TV, consolidating the world’s largest automotive & motorsport digital technology business with a global broadcast operation. Motors TV International is the first and only channel in Europe dedicated to all things motorsport.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a vertically integrated automotive & motorsport business headquartered in Miami, FL. The technology business manages a global broadcast network, live events, and multiple websites, social networks and e-commerce, gaming, analytics & editorial syndication platforms. "
target: Motors TV
Established in 2000, Motors TV International is the first and only channel in Europe dedicated to all things motorsport. They offer a platform for top notch championships so that fans and casual observers alike can enjoy the drama and excitement of mainstream as well as grassroots racing.
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on offer 9/6/2012 via

Mayfair Capital Investments, Ltd., offer to acquire Timeweave plc

synopsis: Mayfair Capital Investments, Ltd. makes an offer to acquire Timeweave plc, a company that, through its joint venture company, provides broadcast services to the bookmaking industry. It holds licenses with 31 racecourses to broadcast pictures, audio, and data from these courses to licensed betting offices in the UK and Ireland.
buyer: Mayfair Capital Investments, Ltd.
Mayfair Capital Investments, Ltd. has no publicly available financial information. It is ultimately beneficially owned as to 100 percent by the family interests of Mr Joe Lewism, who is a British citizen who has investments in businesses across a range of sectors. "
target: Timeweave plc
Timeweave Plc, through its joint venture company, Amalgamated Racing Limited, provides broadcast services to the bookmaking industry. It holds licenses with 31 racecourses to broadcast pictures, audio, and data from these courses to licensed betting offices in the UK and Ireland.
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announced 8/8/2012 via Reuters

Fox International Channels, will acquire Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV

synopsis: FOX International Channels (FIC) is to buy a majority stake in a Dutch cable television soccer broadcaster. FIC will acquire a 51 percent stake in Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV, which holds the rights to broadcast Dutch league soccer.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Fox International Channels
FOX International Channels is News Corporation’s international multi-media business. They develop, produce and distribute 350+ wholly- and majority-owned pay-TV channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, in 37 languages. "
target parent: Endemol B.V.
target: Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV
Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV (EMM) is a joint venture of the Dutch Premier Football League and Endemol. EMM launched the premium TV channel Eredivisie Live in august 2008. Eredivisie Live is distributed through all available networks (cable, DTH, Satellite and IPTV) in the Netherlands.
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closed 10/4/2007 via PR Newswire

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., purchased seven pay television networks from Claxson Interactive Group, Inc.

synopsis: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, has received formal approval for the acquisition of seven pay television networks currently operating in the Latin American market.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming to the basic cable industry. "
seller: Claxson Interactive Group, Inc.
Claxson Interactive Group, Inc. is a multimedia company that provides and distributes branded entertainment content to Spanish and Portuguese audiences around the world. The company has a portfolio of well-known branded entertainment options distributed on multiple platforms.
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announced 12/5/2006 via BusinessWire

ESPN, Inc., will acquire NASN

synopsis: ESPN has agreed to acquire NASN, the only European channel dedicated to North American sports, from Setanta Sport Holdings Ltd and Benchmark Capital Europe. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the deal is expected to close early next year subject to regulatory approvals.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: ESPN, Inc.
ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of six U.S. television networks. "
target: NASN
NASN is the only pan-European sports network broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week showing extensive live and 'as live' coverage of the highest profile sports in North America including: the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and National Football League.
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announced 2/25/2013 via Company Press Release

BT Group plc, will purchase UK and Ireland TV channels business from ESPN, Inc.

synopsis: BT Group and ESPN announced that they have agreed that BT will acquire ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels business. These primarily comprise the ESPN and ESPN America channels and their live sports rights portfolio, including the FA Cup, Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League, UEFA Europa League, and the German Bundesliga.
buyer: BT Group plc (BT:$28,856.04)
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include networked IT services, local, national and international telecommunications services, and higher-value broadband and internet products and services. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: ESPN, Inc.
ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels business is comprised of the ESPN and ESPN America channels and their live sports rights portfolio, including the FA Cup, Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League, UEFA Europa League, and the German Bundesliga.
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closed 11/8/2012 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired ESPN Star Sports

synopsis: News Corporation and ESPN announced that News Corporation, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, completed its acquisition of ESPN's partnership interest in ESPN Star Sports. ESPN Star Sports showcases an unparalleled variety of premier live sports from around the globe 24 hours a day to a cumulative reach of more than 310 million viewers in Asia.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$8,720.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: ESPN Star Sports
As Asia's definitive and complete sports broadcaster and content provider, ESPN Star Sports showcases an unparalleled variety of premier live sports from around the globe 24 hours a day to a cumulative reach of more than 310 million viewers in Asia.
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announced 12/20/2007 via BusinessWire

ESPN, Inc., will acquire SchoolSports, Inc.

synopsis: ESPN has reached an agreement to acquire SchoolSports Inc., a leading high school-focused sports and lifestyle media company. SchoolSports reaches teen athletes and fans through RISE, Gridiron, Hardwood and GIRL magazines; RISE Events, which produces the Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic, one of the nation’s premier high school basketball events.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: ESPN, Inc.
ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of six U.S. television networks. "
target: SchoolSports, Inc.
SchoolSports Magazine recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of high school student-athletes both on the national and local level. In September 2006 SchoolSports evolved into RISE Magazine: celebrating high school sports & lifestyle. RISE Magazine is distributed to 6,500 high schools nationally.
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$22
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$3
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$2
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closed 8/22/2007 via Reuters

ESPN, Inc., acquired Scrum.com

synopsis: Walt Disney Co.'s sports network ESPN said on Tuesday it had bought Scrum.com, a leading rugby news Web site, as part of its bid to move beyond American sports and attract fans around the world.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: ESPN, Inc.
ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of six U.S. television networks. "
target: Scrum.com
Scrum.com has been reporting on professional and international rugby all over the world since 1997. We take pride in producing the highest quality news from our team of reporters and editors in more than a dozen countries as well as leading news and picture agencies.
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closed 6/11/2007 via

ESPN, Inc., acquired CricInfo Limited

synopsis: ESPN and The Wisden Group today announced that they had agreed to terms for ESPN’s acquisition of Cricinfo, the world’s leading cricket website. “Growing our business in the on-line world is vital for us to serve sports fans," said Russell Wolff, managing director of ESPN International.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: ESPN, Inc.
ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of six U.S. television networks. "
target: CricInfo Limited
Cricinfo is the world's leading cricket website, ranked number one in all of its major markets. Its success is built on the combination of live ball-by-ball coverage of all Test and one-day international matches, news and features written by the world's best cricket writers, and in-depth statistics.
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announced 12/5/2006 via BusinessWire

ESPN, Inc., will acquire NASN

synopsis: ESPN has agreed to acquire NASN, the only European channel dedicated to North American sports, from Setanta Sport Holdings Ltd and Benchmark Capital Europe. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the deal is expected to close early next year subject to regulatory approvals.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: ESPN, Inc.
ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of six U.S. television networks. "
target: NASN
NASN is the only pan-European sports network broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week showing extensive live and 'as live' coverage of the highest profile sports in North America including: the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and National Football League.
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closed 5/10/2006 via PR Newswire

PA Sport, acquired Sports Ticker Enterprises

synopsis: PA Sport, the world's leading sports information provider, has acquired SportsTicker from ESPN. The new entity will be called PA SportsTicker and will build on SportsTicker's position as a key player in delivering real-time content to the North American market.
buyer parent: The Press Association Group
buyer: PA Sport
PA Sport is the world's leading sports news provider and is part of the PA Group of information companies. At the heart of the PA Group is the The Press Association, the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, which was founded in 1868. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: Sports Ticker Enterprises
SportsTicker® delivers instant scores, breaking sports news, statistics, previews, recaps and features, gathered by more than 850 event-site reporters.
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announced 12/5/2006 via BusinessWire

ESPN, Inc., will acquire NASN

synopsis: ESPN has agreed to acquire NASN, the only European channel dedicated to North American sports, from Setanta Sport Holdings Ltd and Benchmark Capital Europe. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the deal is expected to close early next year subject to regulatory approvals.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: ESPN, Inc.
ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of six U.S. television networks. "
target: NASN
NASN is the only pan-European sports network broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week showing extensive live and 'as live' coverage of the highest profile sports in North America including: the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and National Football League.
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announced 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, will acquire Sportal Media Group

synopsis: The Swiss-based Ringier AG has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority stake in Sportal Media Group, owner of the leading digital media assets in Bulgaria, and in Digital Ventures OOD, the IT development company behind the leading international Sports Content Management System, Sportal365.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target: Sportal Media Group
Sportal Media Group operates Sportal.bg, a Bulgarian sports portal. Sportal.bg has over 60 journalists that deliver over 300 news articles per day from all over the world. It receives over 85 million page views monthly and is the first Bulgarian website to launch its own web television service.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Alexey Nechaev, acquired Sports.ru

synopsis: An investment fund controlled by Alexey Nechaev, the founder of Russian direct sales leader Faberlic, has acquired Sports.ru, a leading Russian-language sports media and community platform. Sports.ru currently generates nearly 50 million visits monthly.
buyer: Alexey Nechaev
Alexey Nechaev is the founder of Russian direct sales leader Faberlic. Founded in 1997, Faberlic produces a variety of cosmetics, skin and hair care, perfumes, apparel, footwear and other items which it sells across 20 countries. "
target: Sports.ru
Sports.ru is a leading Russian-language sports media and community platform. Sports.ru currently generates nearly 50 million visits monthly.
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announced 2/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, will acquire The Ringer

synopsis: Spotify is to acquire The Ringer, a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$9,248.83)
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. "
target: The Ringer
The Ringer is a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

AthletesVoice, acquired The Roar

synopsis: AthletesVoice, an Australian media company focused on rich and relatable sports storytelling, has acquired The Roar from Australian Radio Network (ARN), a media and entertainment company in Australia. The Roar is Australia’s leading sports opinion website. The Roar combines expert columnists with edited fan-written sports articles and videos.
buyer: AthletesVoice
AthletesVoice is an Australian media company focused on rich and relatable sports storytelling. AthletesVoice allows sportspeople to share their thoughts, hopes, dreams and fears. Their platform provides stories, videos, and podcasts from elite sportspeople in Australia. "
target: The Roar
The Roar is Australia’s leading sports opinion website. The Roar combines expert columnists with edited fan-written sports articles and videos. The website publishes around 600 fan articles and more than 60,000 comments from nearly two million visitors.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Sportskeeda

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games publisher in India, has acquired a 67% stake in Sportskeeda, an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Sportskeeda
Sportskeeda is an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda connects fans, pundits and athletes from all over the world. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
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announced 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mediaset SpA, will acquire ElDesmarque

synopsis: Mediaset, a leading television broadcasting group in Italy and Spain, will acquire ElDesmarque, a Spanish web portal focused on sports. ElDesmarque has 2.5 million unique users per month and provides news, stories and videos of various sports. ElDesmarque covers football, basketball, tennis, cycling, motor sport, weightlifting, and more.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Mediaset SpA (BIT:MS:$3,912.20)
Mediaset is a leading television broadcasting group in Italy and Spain. Mediaset operates three commercial television networks and eleven thematic and semi-mainstream channels. The group has produced over 18 thousand hours of entertainment, game and quiz shows, and news and sports productions. "
target: ElDesmarque
Founded in 2006, ElDesmarque is a Spanish web portal focused on sports. ElDesmarque has 2.5 million unique users per month and provides news, stories and videos of various sports. ElDesmarque covers football, basketball, tennis, cycling, motor sport, weightlifting, and more.
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closed 4/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Everysport Media Group AB, acquired InnebandyMagazinet

synopsis: Everysport Media Group (ESMG), a leading sports media company in Sweden, has acquired InnebandyMagazinet, Sweden's leading media website for floorball. InnebandyMagazinet offers the latest floorball news, post-match results, information about upcoming matches, and video clips.
buyer: Everysport Media Group AB (XSAT:EVERY A:$10.12)
Everysport Media Group AB (ESMG) is the fastest growing company in Sweden within sports media and technology. They help clients communicate with target audiences in football, hockey, golf or tennis. ESMG owns, operates and sells for some of the top sports websites in each sport. "
target: InnebandyMagazinet
Founded in 1997, InnebandyMagazinet is Sweden's leading media website for floorball. InnebandyMagazinet offers the latest floorball news, post-match results, information about upcoming matches, and video clips.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

The News Lens, acquired Sports Vision

synopsis: The News Lens, an independent bilingual online media group based in Taiwan and Hong Kong, has acquired Sports Vision, a sports news portal in Taiwan. Sports Vision offers over 40,000 articles and has over 1,000 freelance writers that cover every sport. They feature professional sport columns, news articles, interviews, video clips, and more.
buyer: The News Lens
Founded in 2013, The News Lens (TNL) is an independent bilingual online media group based in Taiwan and Hong Kong that provides news with relevant and must-know information from around the globe. Their article categories include politics, business, technology, lifestyle, health, economics, and more."
target: Sports Vision
Founded in 2014, Sports Vision is a sports news portal in Taiwan. Sports Vision offers over 40,000 articles and has over 1,000 freelance writers that cover every sport. They feature professional sport columns, news articles, interviews, video clips, and more.
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announced 4/13/2017 via Reuters

Media365 will be merged with ReWorld Media,

synopsis: Reworld Media, a company specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands, has announced the merger-absorption of Sporever, a company that engages in the production and publishing of content for Internet, mobile, and television under the Media365 brand in France.
buyer: ReWorld Media (ENXTPA:ALREW:$198.39)
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment. "
target: Media365 (ENXTPA:ALSPO:$12.54)
Sporever SA engages in the production and publishing of content for Internet, mobile, and television under the Media365 brand in France. The company operates Football365.fr, the multisport portal; and Sport365.fr, a sports news channel.
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announced 5/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Immediate Media Co., will purchase Sport and Craft Titles from Future plc

synopsis: Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, announces the acquisition of Future Publishing’s Sport and Craft titles. Future’s market-leading Sport titles reach over 4.7 million unique users a month. The Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Cycling Plus, Procycling, Mountain Biking UK, and other titles.
buyer: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. It publishes some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Radio Times, Gardeners’ World, and Good Food. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future’s Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, the world’s largest cycling reviews website, and Cyclingnews.com, the world’s number one source for pro cycling news and race reports. Their print portfolio includes Cycling Plus, Procycling and Mountain Biking UK.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/26/2013 via Market Wire

RotoExperts, will acquire SportsGrid.com

synopsis: RotoExperts, the leader in providing Fantasy Sports content, announced a definitive agreement to acquire SportsGrid.com, the trendy, popular sports news and opinion web site from The Abrams Media Network. The acquisition will result in a new media enterprise, with a true multi-platform fantasy sports and news portal.
buyer: RotoExperts
RotoExperts.com is the leading independent provider of Fantasy Sports content in the industry. "
target: SportsGrid.com
SportsGrid is the site for news, videos, and smart opinions about sports as seen through the eyes of the media-addicted fan.
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closed 1/15/2013 via Company Press Release

SearchCore, Inc., acquired Sports Asylum, Inc.

synopsis: SearchCore, Inc., a technology-based Internet marketing services company that connects consumers with brands, products and services, announced the acquisition of Sports Asylum, Inc. Sports Asylum’s mobile app, Sportify™, will provide a social network designed for recreational sports enthusiasts.
buyer: SearchCore, Inc. (SRER:$11.93)
SearchCore, Inc. is a technology-based Internet marketing services company that offers customers an integrated suite of services including media, technology, marketing and information. Founded in 2010, SearchCore is headquartered in Lake Forest, California. "
target: Sports Asylum, Inc.
Sports Asylum, Inc., with its mobile app, Sportify, is a social network designed for recreational sports enthusiasts to source, schedule, review, browse, connect, join and participate, over time, in any one of up to 90 different recreational sports.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.22 [$0.52]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/6/2012 via Reuters

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., acquired Bleacher Report, Inc.

synopsis: Time Warner Inc said its Turner Broadcasting unit has bought sports website the Bleacher Report to bulk up the media company's Internet sports presence, which includes websites such as NASCAR.com and NCAA.com. Bleacher Report helps sports fans follow the teams and topics they care about.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. "
target: Bleacher Report, Inc.
Bleacher Report helps sports fans follow the teams and topics they care about. Its dynamic contributor community specializes in reader-friendly coverage of real-time news stories, producing upwards of 1,000 original daily content items in entertaining multimedia formats.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/11/2012 via PR Newswire

USA TODAY Sports Media Group, acquired Quickish

synopsis: The USA TODAY Sports Media Group announced that it has completed its acquisition of the news curation and recommendation hub Quickish. Launched in January 2011, Quickish quickly established itself as a trusted and respected gateway to the most topical and timely sports news and analysis taking place across all social and media platforms.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: USA TODAY Sports Media Group
The USA TODAY Sports Media Group, created in January 2011, encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY, as well as Gannett Co. Inc.'s 81 community newspaper properties, 23 broadcast television stations, HighSchoolSports.net and BNQT.com. "
target: Quickish
Launched in January 2011, Quickish quickly established itself as a trusted and respected gateway to the most topical and timely sports news and analysis taking place across all social and media platforms.
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closed 11/9/2011 via Market Wire

PulsePoint, Inc., acquired FanIQ

synopsis: PulsePoint, a global digital media technology company, has acquired FanIQ, a sports-focused game and content site that connects millions of fans to the teams and sports they care about the most. FanIQ transforms the online sports experience by amassing conversations from passionate sports enthusiasts into one global community.
buyer: PulsePoint, Inc.
PulsePoint™ is a digital media technology company committed to helping marketers and publishers gain greater audience transparency and deeper engagement across digital channels at unprecedented scale. "
target parent: VantagePoint Capital Partners
target: FanIQ
FanIQ is the world's most interactive sports website. On FanIQ, over 12 million sports fans have more fun by competing against others to prove their sports knowledge, broadcasting their takes on games, news and rumors to the world and uniting to cheer their teams and root against their rivals.
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closed 10/6/2010 via PR Newswire

Action Sports Group, acquired GrindNetworks.com

synopsis: Source Interlink Media announced the completion of the acquisition of Grind Networks, a leading provider of online action sports and entertainment content. The media giant will add Grind to its growing Action Sports Group.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Action Sports Group
Action Sports Group ("ASG") is home to renowned action and adventure sports magazine brands such as Surfer, Skateboarder and Powder. "
target: GrindNetworks.com
Grind Networks is the world's leading action sports/entertainment company, featuring leading print, online and event properties reaching more than 10 million enthusiasts every month through action sports, comedy and custom client web solutions.
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announced 5/18/2010 via Company Description

Consortium, will acquire Big Stick Media Corporation

synopsis: Big Stick Media Corporation (BSM) announced today that ten of its shareholders have entered into an agreement with BSM to acquire all of the outstanding Common Shares not held directly, or indirectly, by the Buying Group at a price of $0.10 cash per Common Share.
buyer: Consortium
The consortium includes BMX Entertainment S.A., Suplitodo S.A., CVR Investments Ltd., SGR Investments Ltd., Townson Holdings Ltd., Quality Investments S.A., Distribuidora Gravot S.A., Corporation Guiya S.A., Clarence Gary Austin and Keen Sing Enterprises. "
target: Big Stick Media Corporation
Big Stick Media Corporation owns and operates sports media assets, including websites, client-server software, publications, television and radio shows and call centers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.36 [$3.82]*
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
2.2x
announced 3/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., will acquire Citizen Sports

synopsis: Yahoo Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Citizen Sports (www.citizensports.com), a company that brings the world of sports to fans’ favorite social networking sites and mobile devices through innovative applications.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. "
target: Citizen Sports
Citizen Sports brings the world of sports to your favorite social networking sites. We think sports are more fun with friends around…when you can cheer with friends, brawl with rivals, share news, talk smack and build your status to let everyone know what you’re made of.
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announced 12/4/2009 via PR Newswire

XSEL, will acquire NuCom Online

synopsis: Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited ("XSEL"), a leading sports and entertainment media company in China, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire NuCom Online Corporation. NuCom is a leading sports media company which owns China's largest sports portal, NuBB.
buyer parent: Xinhua Finance Limited
buyer: XSEL (XSEL:$0.00)
Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited ("XSEL"), formerly XFMedia, is a leading sports and entertainment media company in China. Catering to a vast audience of young and upwardly mobile consumers, XSEL is well-positioned in China with its unique content and access. "
target: NuCom Online
NuCom is a leading sports media company which owns China's largest sports portal, NuBB. NuBB provides quality and popular broadband sports content, including live and delayed NBA games and highlights, and has one of the largest online sports communities in China with over 8 million registered users.
price ($mm)
$7.22
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Social Life Network, Inc.
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Gaming Nation Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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500.com Limited
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: OTCPK:FBNK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FaceBank Group, Inc.
FaceBank Group, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB
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EBITDA ($mm)
$0.27
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: CNSX:FANS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FansUnite Media, Inc
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: MSGN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks
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rev ($mm)
$640.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.84
EBIT ($mm)
$289.45
Net Income ($mm)
$178.72
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508
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The Madison Square Garden Company
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$228.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($314.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($415.54)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: XTRA:WIG1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wige Media AG
Wige Media AG
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rev ($mm)
$59.74
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.83)
EBIT ($mm)
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Gold Town Games AB
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$1.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.63
EBIT ($mm)
($0.09)
Net Income ($mm)
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ePlay Digital Inc.
ePlay Digital Inc.
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$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.47)
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Ticker: CHDN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs is an industry-leading racing, gaming and online entertainment company anchored by their iconic flagship event - The Kentucky Derby. They are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming and they are the largest legal online account wagering platform for horseracing in the U.S.
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2017
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$1,324.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$310.40
EBIT ($mm)
$218.80
Net Income ($mm)
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4000
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LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps is a digital media company focused on medical, health, fitness, entertainment, digital applications and next generation social networks. The company creates and operates mobile apps, websites, publications and social media networks.
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$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.24)
Net Income ($mm)
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Better Collective A/S
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology – this is what has made them the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Their portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products.
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$109.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.56
EBIT ($mm)
$36.49
Net Income ($mm)
$26.34
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450
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