Like Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center

announced 3/12/2007 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., a leader in wireless music distribution and other wireless value-added services in China, announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire a major interest in Beijing Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center a music production and offline music distribution record label in China.
buyer: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
target: Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center
Beijing Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center is an all-around cultural diffusion company in China in artist development, interpretation organization, music production and offline music distribution in China.
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$1.48
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closed 9/4/2013 via PR Newswire

Cinram International Inc., acquired Saffron Digital

synopsis: Cinram, a Najafi Companies affiliate, has acquired Saffron Digital, a specialty firm that provides and manages digital media content from HTC. Saffron Digital specializes in the global management and delivery of premium multi-platform video services.
buyer parent: Najafi Companies
buyer: Cinram International Inc. (US:CRWFF:$2,295.70)
Najafi Companies is an international private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. The firm makes highly-selective investments up to $1 billion in size in companies with strong management teams across a variety of industries, and often in industries out of popular favor. "
target parent: HTC Corporation
target: Saffron Digital
Saffron Digital removes the complexity and reduces the cost of managing and delivering premium OTT or UltraViolet (UV) services. Its Stage platform combines in one place all the tools necessary to create a compelling multi-platform entertainment experience across all connected devices.
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$47
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announced 6/23/2022 via BusinessWire

Alliance Entertainment Corp will be merged with Adara Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: Adara Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation, announced the signing of a definitive business combination agreement with Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation, a distributor and wholesaler of the world’s largest in stock selection of music, movies, video games, electronics, arcades, and collectibles.
buyer: Adara Acquisition Corp. (ADRA:$0.00)
Adara Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition corporation organized for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization, or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. "
target: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment is a premier distributor of music, movies, and consumer electronics. They offer 485,000 unique in stock SKU’s, including over 57,300 unique compact discs, vinyl LP records, DVDs, Blu-rays, and video games.
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$480
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closed 3/8/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Liquid Media Group Ltd., acquired Digital Cinema United Holding Ltd.

synopsis: Liquid Media Group has acquired Digital Cinema United Holding Ltd. (DCU), a company that provides content supply chain technology and services supporting independent intellectual property (IP) owners, producers, sales agents, alternative content distributors, downstream media platforms and studios.
buyer: Liquid Media Group Ltd. (YVR:$0.04)
Liquid Media Group is a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms. The group creates and delivers creative content for film, television, gaming and AR/VR through its network of shared services. "
target: Digital Cinema United Holding Ltd.
Digital Cinema United Holding Ltd. (DCU) provides content supply chain technology and services supporting independent intellectual property (IP) owners, producers, sales agents, alternative content distributors, downstream media platforms and studios.
price ($mm)
$6.90
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announced 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sanwire Corporation, will acquire Intercept Music, Inc.

synopsis: Sanwire Corporation, a diversified company with a focus on the entertainment industry, will acquire Intercept Music, Inc, an online music business platform. Intercept allows any of the 10+ million independent musicians to upload and distribute their music and collect royalties from over 100 retailers in 165 countries.
buyer: Sanwire Corporation (:$0.26)
Sanwire Corporation invests in the entertainment technology space. The company actively looks for investments in technology companies centered around music, movie, and podcast distribution, marketing, publishing, licensing, and label services. "
target: Intercept Music, Inc.
Intercept is an online platform allowing musicians to upload and distribute their music and collect royalties from over 100 retailers. The software automatically promotes the artists' entire business, including their music, merchandise, and performances in social media, playlists, and online radio.
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announced 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Universal Music Group, Inc., will acquire Ingrooves Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group, a world leader in music-based entertainment has agreed to acquire Ingrooves. Ingrooves is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. They provide independent labels, established artists and other content owners with analytics, management services and marketing solutions.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. "
target: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions.
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announced 9/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ZetaDisplay AB, will acquire Liveqube AS

synopsis: ZetaDisplay, a leading supplier of Digital Signage to large retail chains and the service industry, will acquire LiveQube, Norway’s largest supplier of streamed and customer-adapted music for shops and public environments. LiveQube creates scheduled playlists with songs that are handpicked to match the brand's values and customers.
buyer: ZetaDisplay AB (OM:ZETA:$45.75)
ZetaDisplay is a leading supplier of Digital Signage to large retail chains and the service industry on the European market. ZetaDisplay's headquarters are located in Sweden with sales offices located in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia and the Netherlands. "
target: Liveqube AS
LiveQube is Norway’s largest supplier of streamed and customer-adapted music for shops and public environments. LiveQube creates scheduled playlists with songs that are handpicked to match the brand's values and customers. Commercial messages can also be easily added into the playlists.
price ($mm)
$1.80
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
13.7x
closed 4/2/2013 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Getty Images do Brasil

synopsis: Getty Images has acquired G&S Imagens do Brasil Ltda, its third party distributor in Brazil. Trading under the name of Getty Images do Brasil, G&S Imagens has been the primary distributor of Getty Images' creative and editorial content in the Brazilian market and has been a key contributor to Getty Images' success in the fast-growing region.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. "
target: Getty Images do Brasil
G&S Imagens do Brasil Ltda is the third party distributor of Getty Images in Brazil. Trading under the name of Getty Images do Brasil, G&S Imagens has been the primary distributor of Getty Images' creative and editorial content in the Brazilian market since 2008.
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closed 11/14/2007 via BusinessWire

The Orchard Enterprises Inc, merged with Digital Music Group, Inc.

synopsis: The Orchard Enterprises Inc., a leading global digital distributor and marketer of music, and Digital Music Group, Inc. a content owner and leader in the digital distribution of music and video catalogues, announced that the two companies have completed their previously-announced plans to merge.
buyer: The Orchard Enterprises Inc (:$62.27)
The Orchard is an independent music and video distributor specializing in comprehensive digital strategies for content owners. Through innovative global marketing and promotions, The Orchard drives sales across more than 660 digital and mobile storefronts in 75 countries. "
target: Digital Music Group, Inc.
Founded in 2005, Digital Music Group, Inc. is focused on helping consumers worldwide to experience more music, in more ways.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
0.0x
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0.0x
closed 1/22/2007 via BusinessWire

IODA, acquired Uploader

synopsis: IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced the official launch of IODA UK, after the company completed its acquisition of Uploader, a leading European digital music distributor based in London.
buyer: IODA
IODA -- the Independent Online Distribution Alliance -- is the industry-leading digital distribution company for the global independent music community. IODA provides comprehensive services to record labels, physical distributors, and artists. "
target: Uploader
Uploader is a Digital Distribution Company (Aggregator, Digital Service Provider). We work with labels, physical distributors, and rights-holders supplying their catalogues to the online and mobile digital retailers (digital music services).
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closed 2/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

Asacha Media Group, acquired WAG Entertainment

synopsis: Asacha Media Group, the Paris-based production group founded last year, has acquired a majority stake in British production and distribution company WAG Entertainment. WAG produces and distributes high-quality, high-rating returnable series for many of the world’s major broadcasters.
buyer: Asacha Media Group
Asacha Media Group is a multinational IP creation and production business, with backing from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Headquartered in Paris, the Group comprises a pan-European alliance of content creators and producers with strong track-records in their respective markets. "
target: WAG Entertainment
WAG Entertainment is a leading international producer and distributor of TV shows. They produce and distribute high-quality, high-rating returnable series for many of the world’s major broadcasters.
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closed 10/10/2017 via BusinessWire

Kew Media Group Inc., acquired TCB Media Rights

synopsis: Kew Media Group Inc. announced the acquisition of London, England-based TCB Media Rights Ltd., a leading full-service content distribution company. With a focus on non-scripted television sales, TCB has been one of the fastest-growing distributors in the market. TCB brings an international perspective to bear on the Company’s production partners.
buyer: Kew Media Group Inc. (TSX:KEW:$172.80)
Kew Media Group is a Canadian content company. Its subsidiaries develop, produce and distribute more than 1,000 hours of multi-genre content every year and distributes a library approaching 10,000 hours worldwide. Kew offers great content from all over the world to viewers of all ages and tastes. "
target: TCB Media Rights
Based in the United Kingdom, TCB’s mission is to identify production companies able to deliver strong creative properties and work with them to craft their ideas into shows and formats with global traction. TCB brings an international perspective to bear on the Company’s production partners.
price ($mm)
$8.44
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
10.3x
closed 2/3/2014 via GlobeNewswire

AMC Networks Inc., acquired Chellomedia

synopsis: AMC Networks Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of Chellomedia, the international content division of Liberty Global. Chellomedia is a leading producer and distributor of television channels and a provider of advanced digital services to other international channel operators.
buyer: AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX:$2,826.33)
AMC Networks Inc. has been an innovator in television programming and entertainment for more than 30 years. AMC Networks owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Films. "
target parent: Liberty Global plc
target: Chellomedia
Chellomedia is the international content division of Liberty Global, Inc. It is a leading producer and distributor of television channels and a provider of advanced digital services to other international channel operators.
price ($mm)
$1,034
rev ($mm)
$461
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
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closed 7/14/2009 via Market Wire

Avail Media merged with TVN Entertainment Corporation,

synopsis: Avail Media, the only independent aggregator and provider of linear MPEG-4 IPTV content, and TVN Entertainment, the world's largest TV on-demand company, announced that their merger has been completed.
buyer: TVN Entertainment Corporation
TVN Entertainment Corporation, the leading television on-demand company, works with every major studio, network, and telecommunications video provider in North America. TVN is the preferred provider of original on-demand programs and networks. "
target: Avail Media
Avail Media is the only company today to deliver to its customers a combined MPEG-4 linear IPTV and Video On Demand (VOD) solution. Founded in early 2007, Avail Media is the product of a merger of two successful IPTV companies, followed by the acquisition of an equally successful VOD provider.
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announced 6/24/2008 via BNC Analysis

Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc., will acquire Allumination FilmWorks, LLC

synopsis: Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc., an integrated global entertainment company, announced the signing of an agreement with London-based ContentFilm plc that will integrate both companies' U.S. home entertainment businesses, effective July 1, 2008.
buyer: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (PAE:$0.00)
Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc. is a fully integrated global entertainment company that acquires and produces high quality television programming and motion pictures for worldwide distribution. "
target parent: ContentFilm plc
target: Allumination FilmWorks, LLC
Launched in August 2002, Allumination FilmWorks has quickly established itself as an important and dynamic new player in the distribution of quality entertainment to broadcast, satellite and cable television as well as both the theatrical and home entertainment markets worldwide.
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announced 3/12/2007 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., a leader in wireless music distribution and other wireless value-added services in China, announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire a major interest in Beijing Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center a music production and offline music distribution record label in China.
buyer: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
target: Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center
Beijing Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center is an all-around cultural diffusion company in China in artist development, interpretation organization, music production and offline music distribution in China.
price ($mm)
$1.48
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announced 6/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

Enlight Media, will acquire BlueArc Animation Studios

synopsis: Beijing Enlight Media, the biggest non-governmental TV program production company in China, has become a controlling shareholder of BlueArc with a 50.8% stake. Founded in 2007, BlueArc is a Chinese well-known producer of high-quality three-dimensional cartoons and cartoon images.
buyer parent: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd.
buyer: Enlight Media
Enlight Media is the biggest non-governmental TV program production company in China. It has turned out several influential entertainment and sports TV programs, which are broadcasted daily on some 230 TV stations across China, with more than 1 billion viewers. "
target: BlueArc Animation Studios
BlueArc Animation Studios is a Chinese well-known producer of high-quality three-dimensional cartoons and cartoon images.
price ($mm)
$34*
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announced 4/21/2011 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., will acquire Pipi.cn

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., a leading Internet television company in China, announced that Ku6 and the shareholders of Hangzhou Soushi Networking Co., Ltd. ("Pipi"), a leading P2P based internet video platform in China, have agreed to the sale of Pipi to Ku6, in an all stock transaction under which all of the equity interests in Pipi will be sold to Ku6.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: KUTV) is a leading Internet television company in China. Through its two premier online brands and online video websites, www.ku6.com and www.juchang.com, Ku6 provides video information services and entertainment in China. "
target: Pipi.cn
Pipi.cn is one of the leading P2P based internet video platforms in China. Through its website pipi.cn and its client-side software PIPI Player, it provides both live broadcasting and on-demand viewing of a variety of content such as movies, TV serial dramas, sports broadcasts, games, and more.
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closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
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announced 8/17/2010 via BNC Analysis

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, will purchase Recorded Music & Wireless Services from Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (Shanda) and Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (Hurray!), a leader in wireless music distribution, and other wireless value-added services in China, announced that Shanda has acquired Hurray!'s recorded music and wireless value-added services businesses.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
seller: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
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$37
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closed 1/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., acquired Ku6 Holding Limited

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., a leading company in artist development, music production and wireless music distribution in China, announced the successful completion of the merger with Ku6 Holding Limited. Ku6.com is a web2.0-based online video website and has quickly become one of the leading online video portals in China.
buyer parent: Shanda Interactive Entertainment
buyer: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
target: Ku6 Holding Limited
Ku6.com is a web2.0-based online video website and has quickly become one of the leading online video portals in China. Ku6 was the first video portal to receive a License for Internet Broadcasting Audio-Visual Programs issued by the State Administration for Radio, Film and Television ("SARFT").
price ($mm)
$3.48
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closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited has announced that after giving effect to the acquisition of shares in the tender offer, Shanda will hold, through Shanda Music, Ltd., approximately 51% of Hurray! Holding Co.'s total outstanding Shares calculated on a fully-diluted basis.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
price ($mm)[EV]
$40 [($21)]*
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$52
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announced 11/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Enlight Media

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. a leader in artist development, music production, wireless music distribution, and other wireless value-added services in China, signed a definitive agreement to merge with Enlight Media Ltd. a leading private entertainment content production and distribution company in China, in an all stock transaction.
buyer: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
target: Enlight Media
Enlight Media is now the biggest non-governmental TV program production company in China. It has turned out several influential entertainment and sports TV programs, which are broadcasted daily on some 230 TV stations across China, with more than 1 billion viewers.
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announced 10/8/2007 via PR Newswire

TMW Systems, Inc., will acquire Hurray! Times Communication Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., a leader wireless value-added services in China, announced the signing of definitive agreements to transfer its software and system integration business unit, Hurray! Times Communication Co., Ltd. for US$ 4.8 million in cash to TWM Holding Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Taiwan Mobile.
buyer parent: Taiwan Mobile Co., Ltd
buyer: TMW Systems, Inc.
TWM Holding Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Taiwan Mobile which is a leading telecom service provider in Taiwan. "
target parent: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd.
target: Hurray! Times Communication Co., Ltd.
Hurray! Times Communication (Beijing) Co., Ltd. is the software and system integration business unit of Hurrah! Holdings Co., Ltd.
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announced 3/12/2007 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center

synopsis: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd., a leader in wireless music distribution and other wireless value-added services in China, announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire a major interest in Beijing Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center a music production and offline music distribution record label in China.
buyer: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
target: Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center
Beijing Secular Bird Culture and Art Development Center is an all-around cultural diffusion company in China in artist development, interpretation organization, music production and offline music distribution in China.
price ($mm)
$1.48
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announced 12/30/2005 via PR Newswire

Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd., a leader in advanced wireless value-added services, digital music production and distribution, and mobile telecommunication network software in the People's Republic of China, today announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire 100% of the equity interest in Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
buyer: Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
target: Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Magma Digital Technology Co., Ltd., a leading developer and publisher of wireless Java games in China. Magma has built up an experienced wireless game development team, which has successfully published approximately 200 original in-house games.
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$4.10
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closed 7/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired RayV

synopsis: RayV has announced that they are joining Yahoo's Cloud Platforms and Services Team. RayV offers a revolutionary video distribution platform that would provide a better video experience for viewers over the internet, while easing the distribution process for content creators.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: RayV
RayV is a P2P live broadcasting service. The company offers a revolutionary video distribution platform that would provide a better video experience for viewers over the internet, while easing the distribution process for content creators.
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announced 4/21/2011 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., will acquire Pipi.cn

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., a leading Internet television company in China, announced that Ku6 and the shareholders of Hangzhou Soushi Networking Co., Ltd. ("Pipi"), a leading P2P based internet video platform in China, have agreed to the sale of Pipi to Ku6, in an all stock transaction under which all of the equity interests in Pipi will be sold to Ku6.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: KUTV) is a leading Internet television company in China. Through its two premier online brands and online video websites, www.ku6.com and www.juchang.com, Ku6 provides video information services and entertainment in China. "
target: Pipi.cn
Pipi.cn is one of the leading P2P based internet video platforms in China. Through its website pipi.cn and its client-side software PIPI Player, it provides both live broadcasting and on-demand viewing of a variety of content such as movies, TV serial dramas, sports broadcasts, games, and more.
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closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited has announced that after giving effect to the acquisition of shares in the tender offer, Shanda will hold, through Shanda Music, Ltd., approximately 51% of Hurray! Holding Co.'s total outstanding Shares calculated on a fully-diluted basis.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China.
price ($mm)[EV]
$40 [($21)]*
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$52
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announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

ESEN eSports AB, will acquire Battleriff Gaming AB

synopsis: Broadcasting and production company ESEN eSports AB announces that it has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) regarding the acquisition of Battleriff Gaming. Battleriff provides a flexible gaming platform where players worldwide can participate in various esports games and leagues with virtually unlimited scalability.
buyer: ESEN eSports AB (NGM:ESEN:$0.16)
ESEN eSports is one of Sweden's largest esports companies with a complete infrastructure for esports which includes its own sports arena, event venue, tournament platform, studio and television production with over 250 broadcasts in the back. "
target: Battleriff Gaming AB
Battleriff Gaming AB was established in 2014 and is a Swedish startup focused on building a peer-to-peer platform where online gamers can challenge each other and play for real money.
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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:$10,531.41)
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. "
target parent: Orange S.A.
target: Dailymotion
Dailymotion owns and operates a Web video portal for members to see, create, and share online videos in the United Kingdom, Australia, Morocco, France, Poland, Canada, and internationally.
price ($mm)
$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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$370
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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.
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$0.06
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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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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.
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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.
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announced 3/21/2007 via BusinessWire

DigiCurve, Inc., will acquire Global Satellite Broadcasting Corporation

synopsis: DigiCurve, Inc., a multimedia producer and provider of online content, announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase the assets of Global Satellite Broadcasting Corporation of Thailand in an all-stock transaction.
buyer: DigiCurve, Inc.
DigiCurve, Inc. is a multimedia producer and provider of online content. "
target: Global Satellite Broadcasting Corporation
GSBC is a developer and provider of digital media content technologies and delivery systems. The Company’s proven flagship product M-cast allows for the targeted scheduling and delivery of digital media across a multitude of media formats and hardware.
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ROO Group, Inc.
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