Like Social Project, Inc.

closed 9/22/2008 via PR Newswire

MTV Networks, acquired Social Project, Inc.

synopsis: MTV Networks, a division of Viacom announced it has acquired Social Project, Inc., its partner in building the Flux social media platform. Previously, MTVN held a minority stake in Social Project.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services. "
target: Social Project, Inc.
Social Project, Inc. was a partner in building the Flux social media platform. Flux allows users to share and interact with content across a growing network of more than 1,000 entertainment, pop culture and music Web sites with more than 7.5 million registered users.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Market Wire

RhythmOne plc, acquired RadiumOne, Inc.

synopsis: RhythmOne plc, a digital advertising technology company that connects audiences with brands through content across devices, announces that it has acquired certain assets of RadiumOne, Inc., a leading data driven marketing platform.
buyer: RhythmOne plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources. "
target: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is a data driven marketing platform that analyzes consumer signals in real time to determine consumer intent from a broad range of digital touch points, which includes a brand's paid (advertising), earned (influencers), shared (social) and owned (websites and apps) media channels.
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closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Al Ahli Holding Group, acquired theAudience

synopsis: Al Ahli Holding Group has acquired theAudience. Based in Los Angeles, theAudience is one of the world's largest social media publishing and marketing companies, reaching to over one billion people globally. Its expertise in connecting brands and consumers has led it to work with brands such as American Express, McDonald's, and more.
buyer: Al Ahli Holding Group
Al Ahli Holding Group is a multi-diversified international conglomerate with over four decades of successfully dealing with business activities ranging from real estate to turnkey construction, engineering and infrastructure, retail and trading, technology and logistics, and more. "
target: theAudience
theAudience is an entertainment content publishing network built upon the social media connections between fans and popular culture. The company's robust publishing network curates and produces content natively on social media platforms to create large, highly engaged fan bases.
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closed 4/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Adknowledge, Inc., acquired SocialWeekend Labs

synopsis: Adknowledge announced that it has acquired Montipay, Inc., doing business as SocialWeekend Labs. SocialWeekend operates as a media publisher that provides personalized content to people. It focuses on shared-content topics for users on various verticals.
buyer: Adknowledge, Inc.
Adknowledge is a leading online network that specializes in performance-based marketing solutions that help make the long tail web accessible to search engine advertisers. "
target: SocialWeekend Labs
SocialWeekend is a media publisher delivering timely, personalized content to over tens of millions of people each day. Focusing on popular, shared-content topics, SocialWeekend has built an organic distribution network of like-minded users in eight major verticals.
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closed 12/5/2011 via BusinessWire

Glam Media, acquired Ning, Inc.

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the number one vertical social media company with the largest online global reach in lifestyle, announced the completion of the acquisition of Silicon Valley-based Ning, the leading online platform for building social web sites. Ning has more than 100 million registered user social profiles.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media is the pioneer of vertical media that connects the world’s top brand advertisers with targeted vertical audiences online. Glam Media has more than 4,000 premium content creators organized across multiple vertical categories online. "
target: Ning, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Ning, Inc. is the world’s largest custom platform for social communities and networks. Ning has more than 100 million registered user social profiles and reaches more than 60 million monthly unique visitors.
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closed 6/7/2011 via BusinessWire

MyHeritage Ltd., acquired Bliscy.pl

synopsis: MyHeritage.com, the most popular family network on the web, announced the acquisition of Bliscy.pl from Wirtualna Polska S.A., strengthening its leadership in the family history market in Poland and expanding its international community of users. Bliscy.pl is a family network on the web with more than 6.5 million family tree profiles.
buyer: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage.com is the most popular family network on the web. MyHeritage.com’s Smart Matching™ technology empowers users with an exciting and innovative way to find relatives and explore their family history. "
target parent: France Telecom-Orange
target: Bliscy.pl
Bliscy.pl is a family network on the web with more than 6.5 million family tree profiles, created by more than 500,000 users.
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closed 11/6/2008 via Market Wire

Adknowledge, Inc., acquired Lookery, Inc.

synopsis: Adknowledge announced that it has significantly expanded its position as the leading social ad network by acquiring the advertising business of Lookery. The addition of the Lookery ad network increases the total ads displayed by Adknowledge through its social ad network, Cubics.com, to more than 10 billion monthly.
buyer: Adknowledge, Inc.
Through Cubics.com, Adknowledge provides a social advertising platform that is used by thousands of applications developers to monetize their user base. Adknowledge has grown to become the largest social advertising network, displaying more than 10 billion ads a month on social applications. "
target: Lookery, Inc.
Lookery provides demographic marketing services in and around social networks. We’re working to fix the basic economic problem that social networks face: great user profiling but unpredictable ad inventory.
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closed 1/24/2008 via PR Newswire

USA Today, acquired Banquet

synopsis: USA TODAY announces the acquisition of Banquet, which operates the action sports destination BNQT.com and the Cold War Collective action sports ad network of more than 20 affiliated websites and blogs.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: USA Today
USA TODAY is the nation's top-selling newspaper. It is published via satellite at 34 locations in the USA and at four sites abroad. With a total average daily circulation of 2.3 million, USA TODAY is available worldwide. USA TODAY is published by Gannett Co., Inc. "
target: Banquet
BNQT is a leading digital media company focused on meaningfully connecting consumers, producers and advertisers in the growing sector of action sports. BNQT operates an action sports video community destination which combines professional action sports video with innovative social networking tools.
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announced 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

hoo.be, will acquire Grapevine Village

synopsis: Ideanomics is divesting Grapevine, one of the world’s first leading influencer marketing organizations, to FNL Technologies, a company that owns and operates social media platform hoo.be. hoo.be is a popular online platform which enables users to provide followers with a single place to access all official social media platforms.
buyer: hoo.be
FNL Technologies owns and operates social media platform hoo.be, a popular online platform which enables online influencers, artists, athletes, personalities, and businesses to provide followers with a single place to access all official social media platforms. "
target parent: Ideanomics
target: Grapevine Village
Grapevine is one of the world’s first leading influencer marketing organizations. Advertisers leverage Grapevine’s full suite of services to build, iterate, and scale end-to-end marketing campaigns powered by authentic content sourced from creators across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
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announced 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

REV Media Group, will acquire iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Rev Asia Bhd has agreed to acquire iMedia, a Malaysian digital media company focusing on content, technology and social influencer marketing. iMedia owns and represents some digital properties which have a combined reach of over 8 million Malaysians monthly. 
buyer parent: Media Prima Bhd
buyer: REV Media Group (KLSE:REV:$0.00)
REV Media Group (Rev Asia Bhd) is the leading digital publisher in Malaysia, representing over 30 top authority brands with an extensive distribution network that reaches out to more than 15 million people each month, about 75% of Malaysia’s internet population. "
target: iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd
Based in Malaysia and backed by Catcha Group, iMedia is a new digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists. iMedia sells media advertising solutions for popular local language sites and social influencer platforms.
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Grapevine

synopsis: Ideanomics has agreed to sell its influencer marketing platform and related assets, comprised of Grapevine Logic, Fintalk, and CommentsRadar, to Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd. The Grapevine Influencer Platform and its suite of technologies will be merged into the Techconn Group's influencer operations.
buyer: Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen-based Techconn is a large multinational company specializing in intelligent manufacturing and technology services. The company invests in advanced technology fields to build a high-quality innovation technology engine that promotes upgrading and development in the manufacturing industry. "
target parent: Ideanomics
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social content creators to produce promotional content at scale. It provides marketers with proprietary data about YouTube and Instagram creators to help clients make confident decisions.
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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Seven Stars Cloud, acquired Grapevine

synopsis: Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc., a leading global fintech and asset digitization services company, has acquired Grapevine Logic Inc., an influencer marketing platform. Grapevine's workflow management software, proprietary tracking and analytics measures direct response and conversion rates from promotional content on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
buyer: Seven Stars Cloud (IDEX:$18.00)
Seven Stars Cloud (SSC) is a global fintech and asset digitization services company focused on digital asset production and distribution. SSC is bringing transparency, efficiency, and ownership paradigms to markets including finance, commodities/energy, vertical industry/supply chain and consumer. "
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views.
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closed 1/9/2018 via Company Press Release

RTL Group, acquired United Screens AB

synopsis: RTL Group announced that it has fully acquired United Screens, the leading multi-platform network (MPN) in the Nordic countries. United Screens is the largest YouTube network in the Nordics with more than 500 million views per month.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: RTL Group (ENXTBR:RTL:$7,373.99)
RTL Group is a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, with interests in 56 television channels and 31 radio stations, content production throughout the world and rapidly growing digital video businesses. "
target: United Screens AB
United Screens is a Sweden-based producer of online video. United Screens is a multi platform network, focusing on online video and working with creators, advertisers and rights owners. United Screens is the largest YouTube network in the Nordics with more than 500 million views per month.
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announced 2/9/2017 via PE Hub

Sun Seven Stars Media Group Limited, will acquire Grapevine

synopsis: Grapevine, the world’s leading end-to-end social media influencer marketing platform with more than 90,000 content creators generating 5.7 billion views per month, announced an agreement under which global media group Sun Seven Stars will purchase a majority stake in the company.
buyer: Sun Seven Stars Media Group Limited
Sun Seven Stars Media Group Limited is one of the biggest private media and investment conglomerates in China. Its predecessor is Sun Media Group Holdings Limited, which was established by Bruno Wu and Yang Lan and became one of the leading entertainment, media and investment companies in Asia. "
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform that helps advertisers and social content creators work together to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 90,000 creators who generate more than 5.7 billion monthly views.
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closed 12/10/2012 via Market Wire

IZEA, Inc., acquired FeaturedUsers

synopsis: IZEA, Inc., the pioneer of Social Media Sponsorship, announced it has acquired Twitter marketing platform FeaturedUsers. The cash-plus-stock transaction will enable IZEA to expand its portfolio of social media fan-building services while giving existing FeaturedUsers customers access to IZEA's global audience.
buyer: IZEA, Inc. (IZEA:$20.60)
IZEA Holdings, Inc. ("IZEA") is a world leader in social media sponsorship, operating multiple marketplaces including WeReward, SponsoredTweets, and SocialSpark. IZEA connects advertisers with social media publishers, helping them monetize their social media presence. "
target: FeaturedUsers
Launched in 2010, FeaturedUsers was among the first ad networks specifically designed to help Twitter users grow their followers. The FeaturedUsers network has served more than 3,500 advertisers including The American Cancer Society, HootSuite and Radian6.
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cancelled 6/29/2011 via BusinessWire

Alanco Technologies, Inc., cancelled merger with YuuZoo Corporation

synopsis: Alanco Technologies, Inc. disclosed mutual termination of its June 29, 2011 agreement to merge with mobile internet provider YuuZoo Corporation, a leading global provider of mobile targeted social networks, targeted advertising & mobile payment systems.
buyer: Alanco Technologies, Inc. (ALAN:$0.00)
Following the sale of Alanco’s StarTrak Systems, LLC subsidiary in May 2011, the NASDAQ Staff determined that Alanco “no longer has any operating business.” Alanco will request continued listing on NASDAQ pending completion of its merger with the YuuZoo Corporation. "
target: YuuZoo Corporation
YuuZoo Corporation is a global provider of mobile targeted social networks, targeted advertising & mobile payment systems. It has developed a service offering where mobile content and services, payments, and technology platforms combine to leverage off the the growth in demand for mobile media.
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closed 4/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Paragon Partners GmbH, acquired Sovendus GmbH

synopsis: Paragon Partners, a German private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in Sovendus Group. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, Sovendus is the leading European provider of checkout page-based online marketing. With the support of Paragon Partners, Sovendus plans to accelerate growth in Germany and other European countries.
buyer: Paragon Partners GmbH
Based in Germany, Paragon Partners is one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe with more than €1.2 billion of equity under management. Paragon works closely with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth and operational excellence. "
target parent: COFRA Holding
target: Sovendus GmbH
Based in Germany, Sovendus is the leading provider of tools for checkout-based online marketing in Europe with over 1,200 partners. The core product Sovendus SALES connects shops via Sovendus’ closed voucher network, generating reach, new customers, and transactions.
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announced 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, will acquire Curse LLC

synopsis: Fandom, a global entertainment media brand, will acquire Curse from Twitch, the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers. Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their sites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more.
buyer: FANDOM
FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand, based in California, powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, they provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. "
target parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
target: Curse LLC
Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their gaming websites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more. Their wiki hosting platform, Gamepedia, is dedicated to games and written by gamers.
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announced 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, will purchase Consumer Division from Purch

synopsis: Global specialist media platform, Future plc announced the proposed acquisition of the consumer division and all associated brands and services of Purch, the next generation digital publishing and marketplace platform, operating in the consumer technology and science verticals.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller: Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between buyers and sellers.
price ($mm)
$133
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$64
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$10
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announced 1/5/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire HubPages

synopsis: Maven Inc. agreed to acquire HubPages in a union that will bring together 40 million monthly unique users together in a single premium digital media network, the two companies announced after signing a letter of intent. HubPages’ network will be migrated to Maven’s publishing and community platform, relaunched as part of a single premium network.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is an expert-driven, group media network, whose platform serves, by invitation-only, a coalition of professional, independent channel partners. Maven enables partners to focus on creating, informing, sharing, discovering, leading & interacting with the communities & constituencies they serve. "
target: HubPages
HubPages is an online publishing platform and a passionate open community of dedicated writers, explorers, knowledge seekers, and conversation starters. It helps Hubbers find and build an audience, easily create articles, and earn all sorts of rewards, from accolades to ad revenue.
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closed 9/22/2008 via PR Newswire

MTV Networks, acquired Social Project, Inc.

synopsis: MTV Networks, a division of Viacom announced it has acquired Social Project, Inc., its partner in building the Flux social media platform. Previously, MTVN held a minority stake in Social Project.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services. "
target: Social Project, Inc.
Social Project, Inc. was a partner in building the Flux social media platform. Flux allows users to share and interact with content across a growing network of more than 1,000 entertainment, pop culture and music Web sites with more than 7.5 million registered users.
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closed 11/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MTV Networks, acquired SnowGlobe Music Festival

synopsis: MTV has acquired SnowGlobe Music Festival, the nation’s premier outdoor New Year’s Eve music festival. The annual, three-day event takes place December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe, California and welcomes more than 20,000 fans each day with a mix of musical performances, live action sports, and interactive art exhibitions.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios. "
target: SnowGlobe Music Festival
SnowGlobe Music Festival is the nation’s premier outdoor New Year’s Eve music festival. The annual, three-day event takes place December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe and welcomes more than 20,000 fans each day with a mix of musical performances, live action sports, and interactive art exhibitions.
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closed 6/9/2014 via GlobeNewswire

DEFY Media, LLC., acquired Viacom Digital Gaming

synopsis: DEFY Media, LLC., a leading creator and distributor of digital content, and Viacom Inc. announced that DEFY has acquired Viacom's gaming focused digital properties Addicting Games, GameTrailers and Shockwave.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: DEFY Media, LLC.
DEFY Media is the definitive media company for the digital generation, formed by the 2013 merger of Alloy Digital and Break Media. The world's top brands partner with DEFY to build immersive advertising solutions that deliver unparalleled access to this influential audience. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: Viacom Digital Gaming
Viacom's gaming focused digital properties include Addicting Games, GameTrailers and Shockwave. Addicting Games is one of the largest source of the best free online games. Shockwave has more than 1,800 games, with new ones added each week. GameTrailers offers high-resolution video game trailers.
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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

The Access Network Company, acquired College Media Network

synopsis: The Access Network Company announced that it will take over operations of College Media Network. College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million people.
buyer: The Access Network Company
The Access Network(SM) is the premier online city guide content management software platform for premium brands, publishers, and local merchants. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: College Media Network
College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million unique college students and alumni each month.
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closed 7/8/2010 via PR Newswire

MTV Networks, acquired Social Express, Inc.

synopsis: MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced that it has acquired Social Express, Inc., a social gaming development company, marking the company's first entry into the social gaming space. MTV Networks will develop social games based on original IP, as well as shows and characters from MTV, Nickelodeon and its other brands.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services. "
target: Social Express, Inc.
Social Express, Inc., a social gaming development company.
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closed 9/22/2008 via PR Newswire

MTV Networks, acquired Social Project, Inc.

synopsis: MTV Networks, a division of Viacom announced it has acquired Social Project, Inc., its partner in building the Flux social media platform. Previously, MTVN held a minority stake in Social Project.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services. "
target: Social Project, Inc.
Social Project, Inc. was a partner in building the Flux social media platform. Flux allows users to share and interact with content across a growing network of more than 1,000 entertainment, pop culture and music Web sites with more than 7.5 million registered users.
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closed 6/5/2007 via Financial Times

Prof-Media Management LLC, purchased MTV Russia from MTV Networks

synopsis: MTV, part of Viacom, the media company that also owns Paramount Pictures, sold its 53 per cent share in MTV Russia to Prof-Media, a local company with interests in film production, theatres and radio. Prof-Media acquired 100 per cent of the venture and will run the network under a licence agreement.
buyer: Prof-Media Management LLC
Prof-Media is one of the largest and most diversified media holdings in Russia, one of the leaders in the newspaper, magazine, radio and cinema markets. The holding is a major private investor in the Russian cinema industry. "
seller parent: Viacom Inc.
seller: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services.
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closed 10/18/2006 via PR Newswire

MTV Networks, acquired Quizilla, LLC

synopsis: MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. has acquired Quizilla.com, an online, user-generated community of original teen authors who create and share quizzes, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, polls, and other creative content. The website was acquired from Gorilla Nation Media, LLC, on behalf of the Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services. "
target parent: Gorilla Nation Media, LLC
target: Quizilla, LLC
Quizilla.com is an online, user-generated community of original teen authors (14 years and up) who create and share quizzes, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, polls, and other creative content.
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closed 10/27/2006 via PR Newswire

MTV Networks, acquired Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.

synopsis: MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc, announced that on October 27, 2006, it closed its $175 million acquisition of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., the developer of the PlayStation 2 hit Guitar Hero and other music gaming titles. The Company announced it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Harmonix on September 22, 2006.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services. "
target: Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
Harmonix is a videogame development company. The company specializes in music-based games and is renowned for groundbreaking design innovation. Harmonix began not to develop videogames, but rather to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music.
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closed 9/1/2006 via

MTV Networks, acquired Atom Entertainment, Inc

synopsis: MTV Networks a division of Viacom, Inc. announced a definitive agreement to acquire Atom Entertainment, Inc., a portfolio of four leading online destinations for casual games, short films and video, for $200 million.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services. "
target: Atom Entertainment, Inc
A marketer and distributor of broadband entertainment, Atom Entertainment (formerly AtomShockwave, Corp.) was formed by the 2001 merger of Internet pioneers Shockwave.com and AtomFilms.
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$200
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closed 5/10/2006 via PR Newswire

MTV Networks, acquired Xfire, Inc.

synopsis: MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc., announced today that it has closed its $102 million acquisition of Xfire, Inc., the fastest-growing online gaming communication and community platform in the world.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services. "
target: Xfire, Inc.
Xfire, Inc. is the fastest growing online gaming platform and community in the world. Xfire helps gamers play with their friends much more easily. Xfire is also a server browser, IM, and file download system designed just for gamers. Xfire has 4 million members in more than 100 countries.
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closed 11/23/2005 via PR Newswire

MTV Networks, acquired GameTrailers LLC

synopsis: MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc., has announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of GameTrailers LLC, including the internet site GameTrailers.com. GameTrailers is a leading producer and aggregator of broadband video content comprehensively covering the latest and best in the world of video games.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services. "
target: GameTrailers LLC
From its humble beginnings in 2002 Gametrailers.com has evolved into the leading Internet broadcaster for the video game industry. Gametrailers.com was started by gamers who were tired of waiting in line for slow downloads of small, boring gameplay footage.
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closed 10/13/2005 via BNC Analysis

MTV Networks, acquired IFILM Corp.

synopsis: MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc., has acquired IFILM Corp., one of the leading video destinations on the Web, for $49 million. IFILM is a leading aggregator and distributor of video online featuring programming from Hollywood studios, amateur filmmakers, and user-generated content.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services. "
target: IFILM Corp.
IFILM is one of the leading video-entertainment destinations on the Web, with the largest collection of viral and user generated video along with channels of the best short films, TV clips, and music videos and action sports.
price ($mm)
$49
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2019 via BusinessWire

Anthem Sports & Entertainment, acquired AXS TV

synopsis: Anthem Sports & Entertainment has acquired a majority interest in HDNet LLC, parent of the widely distributed U.S. television networks AXS TV and HDNet Movies. AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle channel, including live concerts and sports events, originally founded as HDNET by Mark Cuban in 2001.
buyer: Anthem Sports & Entertainment
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. is a global media platform whose mission is to target the hard-to-reach male demographic by aggressively pursuing a consolidation of independent male-targeted TV channels and related digital media assets across platforms and geographies. "
target parent: The Anschutz Company
target: AXS TV
HDNet LLC is the parent of the widely distributed U.S. television networks AXS TV and HDNet Movies. AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle channel, including live concerts and sports events, originally founded as HDNET by Mark Cuban in 2001.
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closed 3/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnyMind Group, acquired Moindy Digital

synopsis: AnyMind Group, an AI solutions provider, has acquired a majority stake in Moindy Digital from TV Thunder Pcl, a television content producer and provider in Thailand. Moindy Digital is Thailand's #1 Multi Channel Network (MCN). Moindy manages celebrities, musicians, Youtubers, and influencers accounts that have over 300 million viewers.
buyer: AnyMind Group
AnyMind Group is an AI solutions provider across the advertising, marketing and human resource industries. AnyMind Group aims to power businesses and professionals with a suite of AI-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, enabling them to easily achieve greater scale and efficiency. "
target parent: TV Thunder Pcl
target: Moindy Digital
Moindy Digital is Thailand's #1 Multi Channel Network (MCN). Moindy manages celebrities, musicians, Youtubers, and influencers accounts that have over 300 million viewers. Moindy has over 500 YouTube and LINE TV channels within its network, with a reach of more than 30,000,000 subscribers.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kumpulan Utusan, acquired Media House Entertainment Sdn Bhd

synopsis: The Utusan Group, a media conglomerate in Malaysia, has acquired a 60% stake in Media House Entertainment (MHE TV), an entertainment news portal in Malyasia that provides trending news and videos. MHE TV offers the latest news about actors, singers, and other celebrities. MHE TV also offers news and articles about food and travel.
buyer: Kumpulan Utusan (KLSE:UTUSA:$47.46)
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines. "
target: Media House Entertainment Sdn Bhd
Media House Entertainment (MHE TV) is an entertainment news portal in Malyasia that provides trending news and videos. MHE TV offers the latest news about actors, singers, and other celebrities. MHE TV also offers news and articles about food and travel.
price ($mm)
$0.06*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/7/2018 via BusinessWire

WarnerMedia, acquired Otter Media

synopsis: AT&T has acquired The Chernin Group’s controlling interest in Otter Media, the joint venture between the two companies. Otter Media, a leading subscription, advertising and content company, comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries Ellation, Crunchyroll and VRV, Fullscreen, and Rooster Teeth. Otter Media will be a part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia unit.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is comprised of HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. Together, these business units are leaders in the industry in creating premium content, operate one of the world’s largest TV and film studios and own a vast library of entertainment. WarnerMedia is one of four distinct business units of AT&T."
target parent: The Chernin Group
target: Otter Media
Otter Media, a leading subscription, advertising and content company, comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries Ellation, an online subscription video service provider, with offerings under the Crunchyroll and VRV brands, as well as a full-service digital media company, Fullscreen, and Rooster Teeth.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Channel 10 (Israel) will be merged with Reshet 13,

synopsis: Israeli media group R.G.E. Group Ltd.'s Channel 10 will merge with Reshet 13, a leading commercial television channel in Israel. Channel 10 is a commercial broadcasting television channel in Israel. The company broadcasts news, dramas, game shows, satire shows, and reality television programs.
buyer: Reshet 13
Established in 1993, Reshet 13 is a leading commercial television channel in Israel. The company broadcasts news, satirical entertainment, and reality television programs. The channel has millions of viewers and is the most successful television channel in Israel. "
target parent: R.G.E. Group Ltd.
target: Channel 10 (Israel)
Founded in 2002, Channel 10 is a commercial broadcasting television channel in Israel. Channel 10 broadcasts news, dramas, game shows, satire shows, and reality television programs. Channel 10 is the only Israeli broadcast Channel carried by local Cables in North America and Europe.
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announced 9/21/2016 via Market Wire

EGPI Firecreek, will be merged with VIP TV

synopsis: EGPI Firecreek is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire the majority interests in media communications and program syndicator VIP Television. VIP TV is an entertainment news magazine program that covers red carpet events, charity events, sports, trends, and celebrities in South Florida.
buyer: EGPI Firecreek (OTCPK:EFIR:$0.14)
EGPI Firecreek's business and acquisition strategy is focused on building a diversified strategy initiated by commencement of activities related to the Entertainment Industry, including media communications, syndicated programming, cable and satellite TV productions, and related segment operations. "
target: VIP TV
VIP Television is an entertainment news magazine program that covers red carpet events, charity events, sports, trends, and celebrities in South Florida.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Veuer LLC merged with Zazoom Media Group, LLC,

synopsis: Zazoom Media Group, a leading premium digital video content producer through its Buzz60 and Parenticity brands, announced that it has merged with emerging social media video content producer Veuer LLC. The expanded company will continue to operate as Zazoom Media Group.
buyer: Zazoom Media Group, LLC
Zazoom Media Group (ZMG) is a producer and distributor of short form news, lifestyle, and entertainment videos. ZMG was founded by Emmy award-winning journalists and their newsroom is built on those same industry-leading standards. "
target: Veuer LLC
Veuer is the go-to resource for social media-driven custom video content. Veuer’s capabilities target a new generation of multi-platform consumers by aggregating the social media activity from Twitter, Instagram and Facebook among others, and providing captivating commentary for the viewer.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/22/2014 via

Otter Media, acquired Fullscreen, Inc.

synopsis: Otter Media, the joint venture between Chernin Group and AT&T, has purchased a majority stake in YouTube multichannel partner network Fullscreen Media. Fullscreen works with more than 50,000 content creators who engage 450 million subscribers and generate 4 billion monthly views.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Otter Media
Otter Media is a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. One of the strategic focuses of the venture is to invest in and build advertising and OTT video services for targeted audiences. "
target: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a media company powering the creation and sharing of video with the connected generation. They power the creation and sharing of video with the premiere, online creators and world’s leading brands on a global scale.
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announced 4/2/2014 via BusinessWire

AwesomenessTV, will acquire Big Frame

synopsis: AwesomenessTV, a leading multi-platform media company serving the global teen community, announced that it has agreed to acquire the YouTube multi-channel network Big Frame, a pioneer in digital talent and influencer management.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV, a leading multi-platform media company serving the global teen audience and one of the most subscribed to teen destinations on YouTube, is a wholly owned subsidiary of DreamWorks Animation. "
target: Big Frame
Big Frame is a leading media company in the YouTube entertainment space. Big Frame has amassed an impressive stable of top-tier influencers with more than 300 talent-run channels, which deliver more than 39 million YouTube subscribers and 3.4 billion views.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Viacom Inc., will acquire MTV Italia S.r.l.

synopsis: Telecom Italia Media announced an agreement to sell its 51 percent stake in MTV Italia to Viacom International Media Networks, giving the US company full control of the Italian music channel.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom connects with diverse audiences everywhere they are. As a leading global entertainment content company, they know what their viewers want and proudly deliver it across the globe through television, motion pictures and a wide range of digital media. "
target parent: Telecom Italia
target: MTV Italia S.r.l.
MTV Italia S.r.l. is an Italian music channel. MTV Italia also provides online entertainment and pop culture content, including music, music videos and performances.
price ($mm)
$18*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/17/2012 via Company Press Release

Blue Ant Media, will purchase bold from Canadian Broadcast Corporation

synopsis: Blue Ant Media announced that the company has entered into an agreement to purchase digital specialty channel bold from the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (“CBC”). Acquiring bold will give Blue Ant another platform to engage audiences with unique entertainment content.
buyer: Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is an integrated Canadian media company that creates and distributes great content in lifestyle, travel, documentary, music and entertainment categories. It owns specialty channels Travel+Escape, Bite TV and AUX TV along with four premium, commercial-free, high definition channels. "
seller: Canadian Broadcast Corporation
Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/3/2012 via New York Times

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Revision3

synopsis: Discovery Communications acquired Revision3, a maker and distributor of Web video shows. Unlike aggregators, mash-ups, and user-generated video sites, Revision3 is an actual TV network for the web, creating and producing its own original, broadcast quality shows.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications, Inc. helps cable viewers explore their world through the Discovery Channel, one of the US's top cable channels. Featuring documentaries and nature shows, the channel reaches more than 250 million homes in more than 145 countries. "
target: Revision3
Unlike aggregators, mash-ups, and user-generated video sites, Revision3 is an actual TV network for the web, creating and producing its own original, broadcast quality shows. Revision3's shows can be found everywhere from Revision3.com to a wide range of traditional and new platforms.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2007 via Financial Times

Prof-Media Management LLC, purchased MTV Russia from MTV Networks

synopsis: MTV, part of Viacom, the media company that also owns Paramount Pictures, sold its 53 per cent share in MTV Russia to Prof-Media, a local company with interests in film production, theatres and radio. Prof-Media acquired 100 per cent of the venture and will run the network under a licence agreement.
buyer: Prof-Media Management LLC
Prof-Media is one of the largest and most diversified media holdings in Russia, one of the leaders in the newspaper, magazine, radio and cinema markets. The holding is a major private investor in the Russian cinema industry. "
seller parent: Viacom Inc.
seller: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services.
price ($mm)
$360
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Henry R. Muñoz III, acquired Funny Or Die

synopsis: Designer, philanthropist and former Democratic National Committee finance chair Henry R. Muñoz III has acquired Funny Or Die, a digital comedy studio and branded content maker. The deal includes their library, social media assets and longform slate.
buyer: Henry R. Muñoz III
Henry R. Muñoz III is an American designer, businessman, activist, and philanthropist. He serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Kell Muñoz Architects, Inc and Muñoz & Company, one of the oldest and largest minority-owned design practices in Texas. "
target parent: Sequoia Capital
target: Funny Or Die
Funny Or Die is an Emmy-winning leader in comedy entertainment, combining Hollywood artistry with Silicon Valley innovation to deliver cutting-edge content across a rapidly expanding distribution network.
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announced 1/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Element Partners, LLC, will acquire World Poker Tour® Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc., a global esports entertainment company, and Element Partners, LLC, a privately-held investment vehicle, announced a definitive agreement under which Element will acquire the Company’s poker-related business and assets, including the entities comprising the World Poker Tour®, the premier name in televised gaming.
buyer: Element Partners, LLC
Element Partners is a specialized growth equity investor with extensive experience in the energy, industrial and resource markets. They are comfortable in both minority and control equity positions and provide capital for growth, acquisitions, shareholder liquidity, recapitalizations, and buyouts. "
target parent: Allied Esports Entertainment
target: World Poker Tour® Enterprises, Inc.
WPT Enterprises, Inc., is the creator of the World Poker Tour – the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile.
price ($mm)
$78
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

The Brothers Brick, acquired Beyond the Brick LLC

synopsis: The Brothers Brick, a LEGO website for adult builders and fans of LEGO, has acquired Beyond the Brick, a popular Youtube channel that provides LEGO-related content. Beyond the Brick has produced over 1,500 videos that showcase amazing LEGO builders and their incredible creations.
buyer: The Brothers Brick
The Brothers Brick is a LEGO website for adult builders and fans of LEGO. The Brothers Brick highlights the best LEGO creations of every type from builders around the world. They are the world's No. 1 source for LEGO news, opinions, reviews, and fan creations. "
target: Beyond the Brick LLC
Beyond the Brick is a popular Youtube channel that provides LEGO-related content. Beyond the Brick travels the world to showcase amazing LEGO builders and their incredible creations. Beyond the Brick has produced over 1,500 videos that are watched by LEGO fans of all ages in every country.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

CBS Corporation, acquired Pop TV

synopsis: CBS has reached an agreement with Lionsgate to buy out its 50 percent stake in cable TV network Pop. The network, which airs series like “Schitt’s Creek,” had previously been a 50-50 venture between the two companies.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target parent: Lionsgate
target: Pop TV
Pop is a joint venture of CBS and Lionsgate. The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Its a channel filled with optimism, passion, fun and excitement.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 5/2/2018 via Company Press Release

TVA Group Inc., will acquire Groupe Serdy

synopsis: TVA Group announced an agreement to acquire the Serdy Média inc. and the Serdy Vidéo inc. group of companies. Serdy is an independent company in the media sector in Quebec. Its brands include Évasion - a specialty channel devoted to travel and adventure, and Zeste - a specialty channel devoted to food.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B:$422.19)
TVA Group is engaged in the television, cinema and magazine publishing industries. TVA Group, operator of the over-the-air television network TVA and a stable of specialty channels, is the largest private French-language television broadcaster in North America. "
target: Groupe Serdy
Serdy is an independent company in the media sector in Quebec. Its brands include Évasion - a specialty channel devoted to travel and adventure, and Zeste - a specialty channel devoted to food. While engaged in TV, print, digital and event media, Serdy is much more than a media group.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Class Editori SpA, will acquire Gambero Rosso SpA

synopsis: Class Editori, a publishing house leader in Italy, will acquire a 67.48% stake in Gambero Rosso from Professioni Imprese Mestieri, a company owned by Gambero Rosso chairman Paolo Cuccia. Gambero Rosso is the leading company in the food and wine sector in Italy. The company publishes guides and a monthly magazine, and organizes wine roadshows.
buyer: Class Editori SpA
Class Editori is a publishing house leader in Italy. Their daily newspapers provide financial news for economists, lawyers, bankers, and other professionals. They publish various magazines for business professionals and consumers that cover the topics of finance, fashion, luxury, and lifestyle. "
target parent: Professioni Imprese Mestieri S.p.A.
target: Gambero Rosso SpA
Founded in 1986, Gambero Rosso is the leading company in the food and wine sector in Italy. The company publishes guides and a monthly magazine about food and wine, organizes wine roadshows, and operates a TV channel that is entirely dedicated to food and wine.
price ($mm)
$18*
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
6.2x
closed 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired The Oprah Winfrey Network, LLC

synopsis: Discovery Communications has acquired a majority interest in OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The Oprah Winfrey Network, named after the former daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, is an American television channel that was a joint venture by Harpo Studios and Discovery Communications.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Harpo, Inc.
target: The Oprah Winfrey Network, LLC
The Oprah Winfrey Network, named after the former daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, is an American television channel that was a joint venture by Harpo Studios and Discovery Communications. The network boasts a variety of new shows, such as The Gayle King Show and Our America with Lisa Ling.
price ($mm)
$70*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Mixi, Inc.
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Gree, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
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$85.11
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$42.53
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Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
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$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: RENN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$125.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($77.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
988
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Ticker: ENXTPA:EN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bouygues SA
Bouygues SA
Bouygues is a diversified group, structured by a strong corporate culture and whose businesses are organized around three activities: Construction with Bouygues Construction (BTP and Energies & Services), Bouygues Immobilier and Colas (Routes), Telecoms with Bouygues Telecom and Media with TF1.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$41,613.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,421.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.78
Net Income ($mm)
$843.36
Employees
133197
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALCHI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alchimie S.A.S.
Alchimie S.A.S.
Headquartered in France, Alchimie is a channel factory: a unique video platform in partnership with talents and media to co-publish their own thematic channel. Alchimie has a catalog of more than 60,000 hours of content from more than 300 renowned partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.64)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
97
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Ticker: SEHK:1137
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Hong Kong Television Network Limited, formerly City Telecom (H.K.) Limited, is engaged in the multimedia business. The Company's multimedia business includes its offer of free television programming through its over-the-top (OTT) platform, and its online shopping business, HKTV Mall.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$24.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($36.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
394
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Ticker: BSE:532529
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Delhi Television, Ltd.
New Delhi Television, Ltd.
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) is the most watched, credible and respected news network in India. NDTV operates a 24-hour English news channel, a 24-hour Hindi news channel, a business news channel, and a lifestyle channel.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$55.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.38
EBIT ($mm)
$7.04
Net Income ($mm)
$3.39
Employees
0
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Ticker: DISC.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$10,780.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,799.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,405.00
Net Income ($mm)
$982.00
Employees
9800
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Ticker: MSGN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$640.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.84
EBIT ($mm)
$289.45
Net Income ($mm)
$178.72
Employees
508
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Ticker: MSG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully integrated sports, media and entertainment business. It is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company's overall business.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$228.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($314.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($415.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4550
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Ticker: NSEI:SILLYMONKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd.
Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd.
Silly Monks is a digital media entertainment firm in India. Silly Monks creates interesting and innovative content, including videos, music, and movie based entertainment. Silly Monks is also one of the largest YouTube multi channel networks in India.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.24
EBIT ($mm)
$0.22
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:IMTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imagination TV Inc.
Imagination TV Inc.
Imagination TV, is creating a Television Network which will Inspire, Motivate and Entertain its audience, built around the World's most fascinating Motivators, Producers, Educators and Authors.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.22)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4
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Ticker: TSX:RAY.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$199.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$76.52
EBIT ($mm)
$54.72
Net Income ($mm)
$36.14
Employees
1200
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Ticker: HMTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (HMTV) is the only publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high-growth U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with leading television and digital content platforms. Hemisphere owns and operates five leading U.S. Hispanic cable networks.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$151.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$55.81
EBIT ($mm)
$44.43
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
314
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
Net Income ($mm)
$4.48
Employees
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Ticker: GIGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GigaMedia Limited
GigaMedia Limited
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.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$10.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.92)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.16
Employees
251
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Ticker: OTCPK:CRCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carolco Pictures
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OM:GCOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaming Corps
Gaming Corps is a Swedish gaming company with close ties to Hollywood. Their team of top-notch developers come from all corners of the world, and are active within both gaming and casino.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.74
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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