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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Team Whistle, acquired Tiny Horse

synopsis: Team Whistle, a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game, has acquired Tiny Horse, a marketing services firm focused on over-the-top streamers, TV networks, producers and advertisers. Tiny Horse produces long- and short-form original content with brands, production partners, and platforms.
buyer: Team Whistle
Team Whistle is a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most. "
target: Tiny Horse
Tiny Horse is a marketing services firm focused on over-the-top streamers, TV networks, producers and advertisers. Tiny Horse amplifies brands through strategy, media, and creative services. They produce long- and short-form original content with brands, production partners, and platforms.
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closed 5/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Fullscreen, Inc., acquired McBeard

synopsis: Global media company Fullscreen, Inc. announced the acquisition of McBeard, a social media studio. With a growing team of more than 100 full-time copywriters, designers and strategists, the Los Angeles-based McBeard creates custom social media content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and Snapchat for clients.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a global youth media company that develops online creators and programs multi-platform entertainment experiences. 450 million subscribers generate more than 4 billion video views across Fullscreen’s global network each month. "
target: McBeard
McBeard is a social media studio that creates the daily content that great brands share. They lead creative online campaigns for clients like Coca-Cola, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Mary Kay, NBC Universal, Warner Bros., Mattel, Netflix, AT&T and more.
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closed 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

WarnerMedia, acquired The Widget Company

synopsis: WarnerMedia, through its subsidiary Turner Broadcasting System Europe, has acquired The Widget Co. (TWC), a Dutch technology provider, as it continues its shift to streaming. TWC puts users at the center of a "TV Everywhere world," developing tech solutions across connected TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, and mobile apps.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media, advertising, and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and others."
target: The Widget Company
Amsterdam-based The Widget Company (TWC) is a digital agency in the field of next-generation TV. TWC specializes in multiscreen app strategy, concept, design and development, creating custom live & on-demand video applications for Smart TVs, game consoles, media players, and other connected devices.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Brown Printing Company, acquired Nellymoser, Inc.

synopsis: Brown Printing Company announced the acquisition of Nellymoser, Inc., a mobile marketing and technology company. Nellymoser is a pioneer in rich media delivery, offering a mobile companion application platform with self-service tools and packaged print-to-digital solutions, which are deployed by their customers as cross media campaigns.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Brown Printing Company
Brown Printing Company proudly serves America’s premier magazine publishers and catalogers with premedia, printing, distribution and integrated digital solutions. Its portfolio includes special interest publications, consumer publications, business-to-business publications, catalogs, and inserts. "
target parent: SoftBank Capital
target: Nellymoser, Inc.
Nellymoser, Inc., a mobile marketing and technology company creates mobile companion apps and cross-media campaigns, triggered using smartphones. The result is instant multimedia, interactive and up-to-date content designed to deliver consumer engagement, foster brand loyalty and drive revenue.
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closed 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

You & Mr Jones, acquired Mobkoi

synopsis: You & Mr Jones, the world’s first Brandtech group, has acquired Mobkoi. Mobkoi helps advertisers create mobile ad campaigns with an emphasis on mobile video by offering access to premium mobile inventory, a suite of full-screen creatives and analytic tools. Their clients include Bally, Bentley, Canon, Maserati, Montblanc, Mulberry and Nespresso.
buyer: You & Mr Jones
You & Mr Jones is the world’s first Brandtech group, a global marketplace for content creation and distribution that will use technology to help businesses to build brands better, faster & cheaper. "
target: Mobkoi
Mobkoi helps advertisers create mobile ad campaigns with an emphasis on mobile video by offering access to premium mobile inventory, a suite of full-screen creatives and analytic tools. Among its client list are Bally, Bentley, Canon, GE, Maserati, Montblanc, Mulberry and Nespresso.
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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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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Syndicate, acquired Sneak Attack Media

synopsis: The Syndicate has announced the acquisition of digital marketing and creative services company, Sneak Attack Media. Sneak Attack is dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
buyer: The Syndicate
Founded in 1998, The Syndicate is a boutique entertainment marketing agency with a nimble, smart, and innovative team. They are experts in music, comedy, and pop culture. "
target: Sneak Attack Media
Sneak Attack Media is a boutique digital marketing and creative services company based in New York City. Since its inception in 2006, Sneak Attack has been dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, Inc., acquired Fame House, LLC

synopsis: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced the acquisition of Fame House, an award-winning, innovative digital marketing agency whose clients include artists, brands and festivals including Eminem, Pearl Jam, Mitchell & Ness and Electric Zoo.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide. "
target parent: SFX Entertainment, Inc.
target: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is an award-winning global agency with a modern approach to direct-to-fan digital marketing and merchandising. They build, manage, and activate online fan bases through a comprehensive service offering. They work with artisits, labels, events and brands to implement digitial marketing.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Fame House, LLC

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC), has signed an agreement to purchase a startup company Fame House, a leading digital marketing agency specializing in the music and entertainment industry.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is a digital marketing company that takes “digital” off of the plate of the manager, artist, label, and brand. They run online marketing campaigns all day – every day – and manage digital operations for top-level artists and entertainment companies.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jellyfish, acquired Social Life Ltd

synopsis: Jellyfish, a boutique agency in the UK, has acquired Social Life, a UK-based social media agency that specialises in entertainment brand marketing. Social Life delivers premium social media creative aligned with the highest standards of production to generate authentic, algorithm-breaking content.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Jellyfish
Jellyfish is a UK boutique agency, delivering digital marketing solutions for a host of brands. Their combination of digital capabilities, technology and talent help to deliver digital strategies for clients across many industries, including property, pharmaceutical, finance and automotive. "
target: Social Life Ltd
Social Life is a UK-based social media agency that specialises in entertainment brand marketing. Social Life delivers premium social media creative aligned with the highest standards of production to generate authentic, algorithm-breaking content.
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closed 8/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Miles Partnership, acquired Odyssey Storyworks

synopsis: Miles Partnership, a leading tourism marketing consultancy, has acquired Odyssey Storyworks, a digital storytelling and content marketing agency. Odyssey Storyworks specializes in social-first content creation and amplification for travel, entertainment and lifestyle brands.
buyer: Miles Partnership
Miles Partnership markets destinations and hospitality businesses by working with state tourism offices, convention & visitors bureaus, hotels and other organizations in the tourism industry to create forward thinking online, mobile, email and print content marketing solutions. "
target: Odyssey Storyworks
Odyssey Storyworks is a digital storytelling and content marketing agency that specializes in social-first content creation and amplification for travel, entertainment and lifestyle brands. Odyssey provides content marketing and storytelling services to over 25 national tourism brands.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

C3 Creative Code and Content, acquired Seven.

synopsis: C3 (Creative Code & Content) has acquired London-based Seven Publishing. The deal sees Seven, an award-winning international content marketing agency, join forces with C3 to form an international strategic alliance with a client portfolio ranging from Sainsbury’s to Porsche and combined annual turnover of almost €100 million.
buyer: C3 Creative Code and Content
C3 Creative Code and Content GmbH provides digital-centric content marketing for companies and brands. It develops and produces content strategies to create brand-awareness, lead generation, sales, and retentions. "
target: Seven.
Seven Publishing Group Ltd. makes, manages, and monetizes print, video, digital, social, and mobile content. The company offers content marketing services, including multi-channel content strategy; consumer and customer magazines, Websites, and blogs; and more.
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announced 12/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Publicitas AG, will acquire Publicitas AG

synopsis: Aurelius is to sell its subsidiary Publicitas, a leading advertising marketer whose head offices are located in Zurich, Switzerland, to its existing management team headed by CEO Joerg Nuernberg and CFO Dr. Carsten Brinkmeier. Publicitas has a cross-media portfolio of over 8,000 promotional offerings in Switzerland and abroad.
buyer: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is the world’s leading international media and advertising company operating in more than 25 major markets. Equipped with the latest technologies, powerful data and research capabilities, Publicitas provides advertising solutions through the most valued, targeted and effective media. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is the world’s leading international media and advertising company operating in more than 25 major markets. Equipped with the latest technologies, powerful data and research capabilities, Publicitas provides advertising solutions through the most valued, targeted and effective media.
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announced 4/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Aurelius AG, will acquire Publicitas AG

synopsis: The Aurelius Group is set to acquire Publicitas, an international advertising marketing agency based in Switzerland. Publicitas is a subsidiary of the listed Switzerland-based PubliGroupe, a leading provider of marketing and media sales services with its registered office in Switzerland and an international presence in selected markets.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
The Aurelius Group specializes in acquiring companies with development potential and providing them with operational support. With respect to the acquisition of subsidiaries, AURELIUS strives to identify, analyze, develop and exploit all available opportunities in the market. "
target parent: PubliGroupe S.A.
target: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is a leading international media service company and represented worldwide in over 20 countries. The company represents international media owners in local markets and offers advertising customers direct access to the most prestigious media in more than 100 countries.
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closed 2/14/2013 via PR Web

AlphaBird, Inc, acquired Volt Media

synopsis: Alphabird, a leading global digital publishing solutions company headquartered in San Francisco, announced the acquisition of Volt Media, one of the largest independent premium video advertising and technology companies in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: AlphaBird, Inc
Alphabird is a vertically integrated digital marketing company. Alphabird's suite of publisher solutions enables web and mobile publishers to manage and optimize their audience development, content, data and monetization initiatives. "
target: Volt Media
Volt Media is one of the largest independent premium video and technology companies in Australia and New Zealand. Partnering with a number of leading creative, technology and data partners they are able to provide advertisers with the necessary tools to reach, engage and persuade audiences.
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closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Buy Real Marketing, acquired SpringVid

synopsis: Buy Real Marketing, a provider of web business applications and social media marketing solutions, has acquired SpringVid, Inc., a US-based video search engine optimization service. SpringVid ranks specific keywords that want to be searched for, builds backlinks from their partner networks and provides real targeted views for their client's videos.
buyer: Buy Real Marketing
Buy Real Marketing is a world provider of web 2.0 business applications and social media services. Among the services they offer are Twitter followers, YouTube and Vimeo views, Tumblr followers, SoundCloud plays and Pinterest followers. "
target: SpringVid
SpringVid Inc. provides video marketing and keyword optimization services. They rank specific keywords that want to be searched for, build backlinks from their partner networks and provide real targeted views for their client's videos.
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closed 11/29/2011 via PR Newswire

AdGenesis LLC merged with TVGenesis,

synopsis: Two leading online video advertising and content distributors, AdGenesis and TVGenesis, announced they have merged to form Genesis Media, a full-spectrum online video distribution and targeting platform. Genesis Media will enable advertisers to target their desired consumers through the industry's first cost-per-verified-view broadcast model.
buyer: TVGenesis
TVGenesis is a curated digital broadcast platform, engaging audiences across premium lifestyle channels. The TVG Network includes: Fashion and Entertainment, Healthy Living, Food and Drink, Sports, Gaming, and custom programming channels. "
target: AdGenesis LLC
AdGenesis is a web and mobile-based brand matchmaking service that uses video to connect brands with highly targeted consumers, thereby driving order of magnitude increases in advertiser ROI and consumer engagement. AdGenesis works for consumers, finding them the brands they want and need.
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closed 2/10/2014 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: Extreme Reach, Inc., a leading video platform for integrated TV, online and mobile advertising, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the TV business of Digital Generation, Inc. DGIT’s TV-centric business units, (collectively called Video Fusion) including DG’s broadcast distribution and production services businesses.
buyer: Extreme Reach, Inc
Extreme Reach offers a video platform supporting both TV ad delivery and Web in-stream ad serving solutions. Its video ad platform unifies video campaigns by simplifying the management, distribution, serving and tracking of video advertising across TV, web, out-of-home and mobile. "
seller: Digital Generation, Inc. (DGIT:$385.72)
Digital Generation'’s TV-centric business units, (collectively called Video Fusion) including DG’s broadcast distribution and production services businesses. Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform.
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$485 [$824]
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$386
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announced 3/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Red Rock Pictures Holdings, Inc., will acquire Studio Store Direct, Inc.

synopsis: Red Rock Pictures Holdings, Inc. a film finance, production, and distribution company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Ventura, CA based Studio Store Direct, Inc., a market leader in new media direct response entertainment marketing.
buyer: Red Rock Pictures Holdings, Inc.
Red Rock Pictures finances and co-produces feature films and entertainment for all media. Dedicated to truly partnering with the creative community Red Rock Pictures is built on its commitment to creative entertainment, finance and innovation. "
target: Studio Store Direct, Inc.
Studio Store Direct, Inc. is a market leader in new media direct response entertainment marketing. Studio Store brings years of proven industry success along with proprietary methodology for enabling new media with e-commerce functionality.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Peach Digital Limited

synopsis: Webedia, a website publisher, announced that it has acquired Peach Digital Limited, a leading cinema web development and digital marketing specialist. Peach’s extensive experience delivering high-end, reliable web solutions for exhibitors has allowed the company to gain significant market share in both the UK and the US over the past decade.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS is a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Peach Digital Limited
Peach Digital Limited is a leading cinema web development and digital marketing specialist. Peach’s extensive experience delivering high-end, reliable web solutions for exhibitors has allowed the company to gain significant market share in both the UK and the US over the past decade.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Team Whistle, acquired Tiny Horse

synopsis: Team Whistle, a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game, has acquired Tiny Horse, a marketing services firm focused on over-the-top streamers, TV networks, producers and advertisers. Tiny Horse produces long- and short-form original content with brands, production partners, and platforms.
buyer: Team Whistle
Team Whistle is a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most. "
target: Tiny Horse
Tiny Horse is a marketing services firm focused on over-the-top streamers, TV networks, producers and advertisers. Tiny Horse amplifies brands through strategy, media, and creative services. They produce long- and short-form original content with brands, production partners, and platforms.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Team Whistle, acquired Tiny Horse

synopsis: Team Whistle, a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game, has acquired Tiny Horse, a marketing services firm focused on over-the-top streamers, TV networks, producers and advertisers. Tiny Horse produces long- and short-form original content with brands, production partners, and platforms.
buyer: Team Whistle
Team Whistle is a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most. "
target: Tiny Horse
Tiny Horse is a marketing services firm focused on over-the-top streamers, TV networks, producers and advertisers. Tiny Horse amplifies brands through strategy, media, and creative services. They produce long- and short-form original content with brands, production partners, and platforms.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

The Whistle Sports Network, acquired Vertical Networks

synopsis: Whistle, an entertainment and sports media company known for creating inspiring and engaging programming for young audiences, acquired Vertical Networks, a mobile-first content studio that produces premium editorial and video driven by real-time analytics.
buyer: The Whistle Sports Network
Whistle is an entertainment and sports media company that creates, curates and distributes highly engaging, brand safe original content. Whistle connects with young audiences across social platforms, digital streaming and linear cable networks through relatable programming. "
target: Vertical Networks
Vertical Networks is a mobile-first content studio, producing premium editorial and video driven by real-time analytics. Vertical formats marry data and creative to produce hyper-engaging content that reaches the coveted millennial and generation Z audiences.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

The Whistle Sports Network, acquired New Form

synopsis: Whistle, the global sports and entertainment media brand that creates, curates and distributes content for young audiences, announced that it has acquired New Form, a highly acclaimed digital entertainment studio based in Los Angeles.
buyer: The Whistle Sports Network
Whistle Sports is sports and entertainment network for the next generation of fans and athletes, Whistle Sports is the first cross-platform entertainment network created to serve young millennials, providing compelling, quality content on multiple platforms to entertain, inspire and activate. "
target: New Form
New Form is an entertainment studio redefining the way stories are developed, packaged and distributed by producing original narratives that transcend formats and platforms. They create premium video content that resonates with audiences using data-driven insights to influence its content strategy.
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closed 6/4/2014 via BusinessWire

The Whistle Sports Network, acquired The Lacrosse Network

synopsis: The Whistle Sports Network, the first sports-focused cross platform network and community for today’s generation, announced its acquisition of The Lacrosse Network (TLN), the premier YouTube destination for one of the nation’s fastest growing sports.
buyer: The Whistle Sports Network
Launched on New Year’s Eve with the support of multiple pro league partners and YouTube content creators like Dude Perfect, the Whistle Network has scaled rapidly. The network is one of the top two sports destinations on YouTube in North America with 4.3 million subscribers. "
target: The Lacrosse Network
The Lacrosse Network (TLN) is a YouTube partner dedicated to growing the game of lacrosse through the power of media. Founded in 2011, TLN has quickly emerged as the premiere source of lacrosse media through its live broadcasts and slate of original programming.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Spring Media, acquired Fanseat

synopsis: Spring Media continues its growth in digital sports consumer services with the acquisition of Fanseat, a global digital sports channel created by Finnish telco Elisa. Fanseat serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
buyer: Spring Media
Spring Media is an international sports media agency that provides media rights distribution as well as digital, production-, distribution- and consulting services for sporting events. Spring Media produces and distributes over 5,000 hours of live sports annually to over 200 broadcasters worldwide. "
target parent: Elisa Oyj
target: Fanseat
Fanseat is a global SVOD (subscription video on demand) digital sports channel launched by Finland’s largest private telecommunications company, Elisa, in 2015. It serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Play Sports Network

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced the purchase of a 71% controlling stake in Play Sports Group – the digital sports media company behind market-leading cycling brands Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$11,079.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: Play Sports Network
Based in the UK, Play Sports Group is the world's leading digital sports media company focused solely on cycling and tri-sports. Their channels include Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network, along with a growing number of non-English language channels.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Eleven Sports, acquired Sportube Srl

synopsis: Eleven Sports, a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment, has acquired Sportube, the first Italian web TV service dedicated to sports. Sportube has exclusive rights to a number of Italian sport leagues including Italy’s third tier football league, Lega Pro.
buyer parent: Aser Group
buyer: Eleven Sports
Eleven Sports is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
target: Sportube Srl
Sportube is the first Italian web TV service dedicated to sports. The platform has exclusive rights to a number of Italian sport leagues including Italy’s third tier football league, Lega Pro, which offers LIVE access to 60 regional clubs in more than 1,200 games per season across all competitions.
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announced 4/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will acquire Silver Chalice

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Silver Chalice and 120 Sports announced plans to combine forces as equity partners on a new multi-platform sports network, featuring a linear broadcast and comprehensive digital offerings. Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Silver Chalice
Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry. Its networks deliver unique digital video experiences, with content available across a variety of platforms including web, mobile, connected TVs and streaming media devices.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BusinessWire

USA TODAY Sports Media Group, acquired The Golfweek Group

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc., the parent company for the USA TODAY NETWORK, announced the acquisition of an industry leader in golf publications, Golfweek. Golfweek will join the USA TODAY Sports Media Group, an “Official Media Partner” of the PGA TOUR, and part of the USA TODAY NETWORK which has more than 110 million unique monthly online visitors.
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 parent: Turnstile Media Group
target: The Golfweek Group
Founded in 1975, Golfweek is the most authentic and authoritative voice in golf. Serving enthusiasts who are truly passionate about the game of golf, the Golfweek brand includes Golfweek magazine, the Golfweek Digital Network, Golfweek Events and Golfweek Custom Media.
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announced 3/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Times Internet Limited, will acquire Willow TV

synopsis: Times Internet, India's largest digital network, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Willow TV International, the leading cricket broadcaster in the US. Willow is one of the fastest growing sports networks in the US, and the only channel that is dedicated solely to cricket in this country.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Times Internet Limited
Times Internet is the digital arm of The Times of India Group, India's largest diversified media company. Times Internet operates over 30 standalone digital business units. Times Internet reaches over 150 million monthly visitors, making it India's widest reaching digital business. "
target parent: Global Cricket Ventures
target: Willow TV
Willow TV International, Inc. is the premier broadcaster of cricket in the US Willow distributes a high definition linear television channel dedicated exclusively to cricket in the US, and provides television and digital production services to its global partners.
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closed 9/8/2008 via BusinessWeek

Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., acquired Willow TV

synopsis: Reliance Big Entertainment announced that it has acquired a majority stake in US based Willow TV, the World's largest portal for live internet streaming of all major cricket events from across the world. Willow TV, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is a pioneer in live streaming of major international cricket.
buyer: Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (RBEL) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, one of India’s leading business houses with market leading businesses across Telecom, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Energy and Healthcare. "
target: Willow TV
Willow TV is the world’s leading portal for live Internet streaming of all Cricket events worldwide, and has been providing live streaming video of every major cricket series since 2003.
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closed 8/2/2017 via Company Press Release

San Francisco 49ers, acquired Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area

synopsis: The San Francisco 49ers announced the acquisition of the nation’s most-watched high school sports television program, Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area. The show, which has been on air for 15 years, has been re-branded to “49ers Cal-Hi Sports Report” and will continue to feature a variety of sports from the high schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
buyer: San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers owns and operates a professional sports club that plays football leagues in the United States. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in Santa Clara, California. The San Francisco 49ers also have a large amount of programming centered on engaging youth through sports. "
target: Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area
Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area is the nation’s most-watched high school sports television program. The show, which has been on air for the past 15 years and currently registers 1 million online views per year, features a wide variety of sports from the 175 high schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
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closed 6/17/2020 via Company Press Release

FloSports, acquired Speed Shift TV

synopsis: FloSports, a leading sports streaming and original content network, has acquired the grassroots motorsports streaming leader, Speed Shift TV, including all of the company’s assets and broadcast rights. The acquisition boosts the motorsports offering on FloSports and brings over 400 additional racing events to its FloRacing platform.
buyer: FloSports
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed OTT subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to tens of thousands of competitions across 20-plus sports in the US and abroad. "
target: Speed Shift TV
Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production, and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.
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closed 8/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sky Network Television Limited, acquired RugbyPass Limited

synopsis: Sky Television, the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand, has acquired RugbyPass, a company headquartered in Singapore that is the premier online destination for global rugby fans, offering a live streaming rugby service.
buyer: Sky Network Television Limited (NZSE:SKT:$533.07)
SKY is the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand. SKY’s principal business activity is the distribution of both local and foreign program content to its subscriber base, predominantly through a digital satellite network. "
target: RugbyPass Limited
Headquartered in Singapore, RugbyPass is the premier online destination for global rugby fans, offering a live streaming rugby service. They also offer a wide array of original video content, news, analysis, stats and a world-first rugby player and team rankings system, the RugbyPass Index.
price ($mm)
$42
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announced 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Millennial Esports Corp., will acquire LetsGoRacing

synopsis: Millennial Esports Corp. will expand its global esports and motorsport content creation and distribution platform by taking a controlling stake in LetsGoRacing, a YouTube channel that focuses on motorsport and esports racing content.
buyer: Millennial Esports Corp. (TSXV:GAME:$3.36)
Millennial Esports Corp. focuses exclusively on two areas – esports racing and esports data provision. With publishing, IP, content, and data expertise in its portfolio, combined with a new board and management team, MEC is ready to lead the rush to profitability in the esports industry. "
target: LetsGoRacing
LetsGoRacing is a YouTube channel that focuses on motorsport and esports racing content. The channel has achieved more than 40 million views from fans across the globe who have watched an incredible 270 million minutes of content since 2013.
price ($mm)
$0.56*
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announced 5/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

Carrie Arran Resources Inc, will be merged with Anthem Media Group Inc

synopsis: Anthem Media Group has engineered a reverse takeover of mining company Carrie Arran Resources. Anthem Media Group Inc. is a media company operating niche television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms globally.
buyer: Carrie Arran Resources Inc (TSXV:SCO:$0.00)
Carrie Arran's principal business is the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Since incorporation, Carrie Arran's business has focused entirely on the acquisition of the Black Creek Project, located approximately 30 km north of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada. "
target: Anthem Media Group Inc
Anthem Media Group Inc. is a media company operating niche television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms globally. In addition to Fantasy Sports Network, Anthem’s portfolio includes RotoExperts.com, a leader in fantasy sports content, Fight Network, and more.
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closed 6/6/2011 via Market Wire

Majesco Entertainment Company, acquired Quick Hit, Inc.

synopsis: Majesco Entertainment Company, a leading publisher of video games for the mass market, is making several key acquisitions from Quick Hit, Inc., underscoring the commitment to its social games business. Specifically, Majesco acquired certain key operating assets as well as the Quick Hit development team to execute on its social games strategy.
buyer: Majesco Entertainment Company (US:COOL:$125.29)
Majesco Entertainment Company is a leading publisher of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games. "
target: Quick Hit, Inc.
Quick Hit, Inc. is a developer and operator of the online free-to-play NFL-licensed football game QUICKHIT NFL Football which utilizes the virtual goods revenue model. Quick Hit's compelling products fill a massive void in the casual online sports game industry.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.79 [$1.70]*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/15/2007 via

GigaMedia Limited, acquired T2CN

synopsis: GigaMedia Limited has entered into agreements to acquire majority ownership of T2CN Holding Limited, a leading online sports and casual game operator in China. This highly strategic acquisition establishes GigaMedia as a leader in one of the world's largest and fastest growing online game markets.
buyer: GigaMedia Limited (GIGM:$10.77)
GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of broadband and entertainment services, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Through its subsidiary Cambridge Entertainment Software, the Company develops software for online entertainment services, including the global online gaming market. "
target: T2CN
T2CN is China's leading online sports and casual game company and operates FreeStyle, the most popular online sports game ever in China.T2CN has also developed diversified revenue streams and close marketing partnerships with premiere international brands including Coca-Cola, Nike and Nokia.
price ($mm)
$23*
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announced 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prey Studios will be merged with FunRock,

synopsis: Funrock, a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games, has announced getting into an agreement for merging operations with Prey Studios, a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: FunRock
FunRock is a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games. FunRock has one clear objective: to provide great entertainment, localized to the users preferred languages, on multiple platforms. "
target: Prey Studios
Prey Studios is a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. The company's computer games are developed as casual cross-platform games where users can host tournaments, coach fighters, sign sponsorship deals, and design their own gyms.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prey Studios will be merged with FunRock,

synopsis: Funrock, a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games, has announced getting into an agreement for merging operations with Prey Studios, a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: FunRock
FunRock is a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games. FunRock has one clear objective: to provide great entertainment, localized to the users preferred languages, on multiple platforms. "
target: Prey Studios
Prey Studios is a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. The company's computer games are developed as casual cross-platform games where users can host tournaments, coach fighters, sign sponsorship deals, and design their own gyms.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Next Wave Multimedia

synopsis: Indian games publisher Nazara Technology has acquired a majority stake in India-based mobile developer Next Wave Multimedia. Next Wave is best known for its World Cricket Championship game, has a portfolio of titles with more than 100 million downloads. They are focused on developing quality casual and multi-player games in the sports genre.
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: Next Wave Multimedia
Next Wave Multimedia is a mobile games developer based in India. Next Wave is best known for its World Cricket Championship game and has a portfolio of titles with more than 100 million downloads. They are focused on developing quality casual and multi-player games in the sports genre.
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closed 1/16/2015 via Company Press Release

Inspired Gaming Group Limited, acquired We R Interactive Ltd

synopsis: Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired), the leading supplier of Sports Betting and Gambling Video Lottery and Virtual Sports, announces that it has completed the acquisition of the main assets and employees of UK-based social games content developer, We R Interactive.
buyer: Inspired Gaming Group Limited
Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired) is the leading supplier of Sports Betting, and Gambling Video Lottery and Virtual Sports. Inspired only operates in regulated markets and they work closely with Government regulators and customers in each of the countries to protect those at risk of problem gambling."
target: We R Interactive Ltd
We R Interactive is a pioneering social entertainment company. It fuses premium-quality film production and interactive storytelling underpinned by gaming mechanics to create unique, shareable experiences that bring millions of people around the globe closer to their passions.
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closed 7/19/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Stillfront Group AB, acquired OFM Studios GmbH

synopsis: Stillfront Group AB announced the acquisition of 51% of the business OnlineFussballManager.de (OFM). OFM is a very well-established browser-based game in the football manager genre. OFM is one the most successful sports management games in German-speaking countries.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$215.53)
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront's games are distributed globally, with their main markets in Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. "
target: OFM Studios GmbH
OnlineFussballManager (OFM) is a browser-based sports management game that was released in 2003. OnlineFussballManager is one the most successful sports management games in German-speaking countries.
price ($mm)
$0.73*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2016 via PR Newswire

SportsHub Technologies, acquired CDM Sports

synopsis: SportsHub Technologies, an upstart player in the fantasy sports and eSports industries, has completed the acquisition of CDM Sports' suite of Fantasy Challenge and Draft and Play games. The CDM Sports domain will become part of the SportsHub Technologies network of season-long fantasy games.
buyer: SportsHub Technologies
SportsHub Technologies is an upstart player in the fantasy sports and eSports industries. SportsHub Technologies was founded in 2015 by a team of veteran fantasy sports industry insiders. "
target: CDM Sports
SportsHub Technologies LTD. is a U.S. based company that develops and operates games under the trade name "CDM Sports". The Company's games include a variety of "Challenge" and "Draft and Play" brand games.
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