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announced 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will purchase Free-to-Air TV Business from MediaWorks NZ Limited

synopsis: Broadcaster MediaWorks has reached a binding agreement with media giant Discovery Inc regarding the sale of MediaWorks' free-to-air TV business. The deal includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels.
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. "
seller parent: Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
seller: MediaWorks NZ Limited
The acquisition includes the free-to-air TV business of MediaWorks and includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels Three+1, Bravo+1, The Edge TV and The Breeze TV.
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closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Somethin’ Else

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Somethin’ Else. Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Somethin’ Else
Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
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announced 6/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase TV Station Division from Meredith Corporation

synopsis: Magazine publisher and multimedia company Meredith Corp. is selling its Local Media Group which owns 17 television stations in 12 local markets, to Gray Television Inc., a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
seller: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
The acquisition includes the Local Media Group of Meredith Corporation consisting of 17 television stations in 12 local markets. Meredith Corporation is an American media conglomerate based in Des Moines, Iowa. The company owns magazines, television stations, websites, and radio stations.
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$2,825
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, acquired New18

synopsis: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company, has acquired New18, a broadcasting company that specializes in online broadcasting and news.
buyer: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited (SET:JKN:$53.67)
JKN Global Media Public Company Limited is Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company. JKN distributes content from Asia (specializing content from India and the Philippines) in Thailand through digital TV, cable satellite, OTT Platforms, publishing and merchandising. "
target: New18
New18 or DN Broadcast Company Limited, is a broadcasting company based in Thailand. They specialize in online broadcasting and news, through their website, and through their social media accounts, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
price ($mm)[EV]
$34 [$76]
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$6
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12.1x
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announced 2/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire Quincy Media

synopsis: Quincy Media, Inc. has approved the sale of the stock of the company to Gray Television, Inc. a public media company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Quincy Media, Inc. is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
target: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. Their broadcast footprint covers much of the upper Midwest.
price ($mm)
$925
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$134
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6.9x
announced 9/25/2020 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will acquire ION Media Networks

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company, America's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, will buy ION Media, an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
target: ION Media Networks
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations.
price ($mm)
$2,650
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$558
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$323
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4.7x
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8.2x
closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

NEP Group, Inc., acquired Outside Broadcasting Ltd

synopsis: Sky TV has sold its subsidiary Outside Broadcasting to US-based firm NEP. Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target parent: Sky Network Television Limited
target: Outside Broadcasting Ltd
Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
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announced 7/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mission Broadcasting, Inc., will acquire Pix11

synopsis: E.W. Scripps has announced that its New York CW affiliate, PIX11 (WPIX), will be acquired by Mission Broadcasting. PIX11 is an award-winning television station that airs primetime programming, news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows.
buyer: Mission Broadcasting, Inc.
Mission Broadcasting, Inc. is a television broadcasting company that acquires, develops, and operates television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets in the United States. Its stations provide free over-the-air programming to its markets’ television viewing audiences. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Pix11
PIX11 is a New York TV station that airs primetime programming, award-winning news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows. PIX11 has earned over 265 Emmy Awards, including multiple awards for its news programs and coverage.
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gray Television, Inc., acquired KATH-TV and KSCT-TV

synopsis: GCI subsidiary Denali Media Holdings has announced the sale of its NBC affiliates in southeast Alaska to Gray Television. The sale includes KATH and KSCT stations in the Juneau and Sitka markets. Denali Media Holdings was established in 2012 and owns KTVA (CBS) in Anchorage along with three CBS stations in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: General Communication, Inc
target: KATH-TV and KSCT-TV
KATH and KSCT serve NBC "Must See TV" to viewers in Alaska's capital city of Juneau, as well as to Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Angoon and other communities throughout Southeast Alaska, via broadcast, GCI cable, DishNet and DirecTV.
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closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

ION Media Networks, purchased KMCC-TV from Entravision Communications Corporation

synopsis: ION Media, the nation’s leading independent broadcast TV operator, announced the purchase of KMCC-TV in Las Vegas from Entravision Communications Corporation. KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish.
buyer: ION Media Networks (ION:$0.00)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations. "
seller: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$428.66)
KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish. Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$387.79)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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announced 12/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Regional News Network, will purchase 7 Full Power and One Class A Station from NRJ TV LLC

synopsis: RNN National Media (RNN) is to purchase 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in the Philadelphia DMA, KFWD-TV in the Dallas-Ft. Worth DMA, KUBE-TV in the Houston DMA, KCNS-TV in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
buyer: Regional News Network
RNN is a privately-owned portfolio of independent broadcast assets and production/distribution capabilities located in Rye Brook, NY. Their independent network currently reaches more than 14 million households and 43 million people throughout New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Boston. "
seller: NRJ TV LLC
The acquisition includes 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in Philadelphia, KFWD-TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth, KUBE-TV in Houston, KCNS-TV in San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
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announced 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase Nine Television Stations from Waypoint Media, LLC

synopsis: Standard Media Group, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, has announced its agreement to acquire nine television stations across six markets from Waypoint Media and Vision Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Waypoint Media, LLC
The transaction includes the following stations from Waypoint Media: FOX & NBC affiliate WGBC-TV; FOX affiliate WHPM-LD; NBC affiliate WNBJ-LD; FOX and CBS affiliate KJNB-LD and KJNE-LD; FOX and NBC WPBI-LD, along with ABC affiliate WPBY-LD; as well as FOX affiliate WYDC-TV and MyNet affiliate WJKP.
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$59
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

synopsis: Lilly Broadcasting, a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa., has acquired WCVI in the U.S. Virgin Islands. WCVI is an ABC affiliate, and recently added CBS programming. Family Broadcasting Corporation is the seller and the price was not disclosed.
buyer: Lilly Broadcasting LLC
Lilly Broadcasting, LLC is a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa. and its stations include WICU Erie and WENY Elmira. It also owns and operates One Caribbean Television. "
target parent: Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
target: WCVI
WCVI-TV is a dual CBS/ABC-affiliated television station serving the United States Virgin Islands that is licensed to Christiansted, Saint Croix.
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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$45
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
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$350
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announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

PPF Group N.V., will acquire Central European Media Enterprises

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of the Netherlands-based investment fund PPF Group N.V. CME is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses and broadcasting 30 television channels in five Central and Eastern European markets,
buyer: PPF Group N.V.
Netherlands-based PPF Group was founded as an investment fund. PPF Group invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPF Group spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. "
target: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in five Central and Eastern European markets. CME currently broadcasts 30 television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,175 [$1,738]
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$697
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$244
EV / rev
3.0x
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announced 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, will purchase 11 Television Stations from Heartland Media LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
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$290
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closed 11/19/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, acquired Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, has acquired Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher. Gannett's mission is to make communities stronger by informing and engaging them with trusted content.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$3,234.07)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
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$281
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0.5x
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5.0x
closed 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Lebashe Investment Group, purchased Media Assets from Tiso Blackstar Group

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
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$73
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announced 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will purchase Free-to-Air TV Business from MediaWorks NZ Limited

synopsis: Broadcaster MediaWorks has reached a binding agreement with media giant Discovery Inc regarding the sale of MediaWorks' free-to-air TV business. The deal includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels.
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. "
seller parent: Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
seller: MediaWorks NZ Limited
The acquisition includes the free-to-air TV business of MediaWorks and includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels Three+1, Bravo+1, The Edge TV and The Breeze TV.
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announced 5/8/2007 via PR Newswire

HT Media, will acquire CanWest MediaWorks (NZ) Limited

synopsis: CanWest Global Communications Corp. announced it has entered into a lock up agreement with HT Media Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of certain funds managed or advised by Ironbridge Capital Pty Limited, an Australian private equity firm, to sell all of the shares of CanWest MediaWorks (NZ) Limited that it holds.
buyer parent: Ironbridge Capital Pty Limited
buyer: HT Media
HT Media Limited is a major player in the print media in India. It has a leadership position in the English newspaper market in North India and the second position in the Hindi newspaper market in the North and East. The group now intends to consolidate as a vibrant and modern media powerhouse. "
target parent: CanWest Global Communications Corp.
target: CanWest MediaWorks (NZ) Limited
CanWest MediaWorks (NZ) Ltd is comprised of TVWorks and RadioWorks. TVWorks operates TV3 and C4 from network premises in Auckland. RadioWorks has a network of over 140 frequencies throughout New Zealand, including 6 Network Brands – The Edge, Kiwi, The Rock, Solid Gold, Radio Live and Radio Pacific.
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announced 5/18/2021 via New York Times

WarnerMedia will be merged with Discovery Communications, Inc.,

synopsis: AT&T is planning to spin off WarnerMedia and merge it with Discovery. WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, and more.
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: AT&T
target: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media 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, Cartoon Network, and more.
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closed 9/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired AdSparx

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced it has acquired the assets of AdSparx, the ad-tech start-up offering a cloud-based technology platform that provides server side in-stream dynamic ad insertion (DAI) across live and on-demand streaming.
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: AdSparx
AdSparx is an ad-tech start-up offering a cloud-based technology platform that provides server side in-stream dynamic ad insertion (DAI) across live and on-demand streaming.
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announced 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will purchase Free-to-Air TV Business from MediaWorks NZ Limited

synopsis: Broadcaster MediaWorks has reached a binding agreement with media giant Discovery Inc regarding the sale of MediaWorks' free-to-air TV business. The deal includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels.
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. "
seller parent: Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
seller: MediaWorks NZ Limited
The acquisition includes the free-to-air TV business of MediaWorks and includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels Three+1, Bravo+1, The Edge TV and The Breeze TV.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Golf Channel Latin America

synopsis: Discovery, Inc. announced it has acquired Latin American Golf, S.L., which operates Golf Channel Latin America, a 24-hour pay-tv channel and the region’s digital destination for golf, from Simple Networks LLC and Fornaluz Productions, S.A., an affiliate of Inversiones Bahia.
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: Simple Networks LLC
target: Golf Channel Latin America
Originally launched in 2006, Golf Channel Latin America offers fans a wide range of premium golf content and coverage of PGA TOUR tournaments, including more than 36 exclusive live events.
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closed 5/14/2019 via New York Times

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired The Golf Digest Companies

synopsis: Condé Nast has sold Golf Digest to Discovery Inc., an American mass media company based in New York City. Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf.
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: Advance, Inc.
target: The Golf Digest Companies
Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

BBC Studios, acquired UKTV

synopsis: BBC Studios has acquired control of UKTV, taking ownership of seven of its ten free-to-air and pay-TV channels. UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company. It is a commercial arm of the BBC, bringing together the majority of the former BBC Television division's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events, and Factual. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: UKTV
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

American Media Inc., acquired Adventure Sports Network

synopsis: National Enquirer publisher American Media has acquired TEN: Publishing’s Adventure Sports Network, a group of 14 action sports brands, including Bike, Powder and Surfer magazines as well as the Dew Tour event series.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Us Weekly, Globe, National Examiner, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: Adventure Sports Network
Adventure Sports Network is a group of 14 action sports brands, including Bike, Powder and Surfer magazines as well as the Dew Tour event series. The Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform for extreme sports.
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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:$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: 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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announced 2/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire Discovery Education

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading global technology-focused private equity firm, announced that it has agreed to acquire majority ownership of Discovery Education from Discovery Communications. Discovery Education is the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms around the world.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology businesses. Since its launch over 17 years ago, Francisco Partners has raised over $14 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 200 technology companies. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind.
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$120*
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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.
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$70*
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closed 9/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Metro TV

synopsis: Agora SA has sold the remaining 51.06% of shares in Green Content, the producer of Metro TV, to Discovery Polska, a subsidiary of Discovery Communications. Metro TV is a lifestyle television channel for a wide audience interested in healthy lifestyle and sports, looking for interesting entertainment, accurate information and cultural journalism.
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: Agora SA
target: Metro TV
Metro TV is a free community television channel in Poland. Metro TV is a lifestyle channel for a wide audience interested in healthy lifestyle and sports, looking for interesting entertainment, accurate information and cultural journalism.
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$5.30*
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
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: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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announced 7/31/2017 via New York Times

Discovery Communications, will acquire Scripps Networks Interactive

synopsis: Discovery Communications, an American global mass media and entertainment company, is planning to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive, the owner of Food Network and HGTV. Scripps Networks Interactive is a leading developer of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the internet and emerging platforms.
buyer: Discovery Communications (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: Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI:$3,439.68)
Scripps Networks Interactive is a leading developer of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories. Their U.S. lifestyle portfolio comprises popular television and internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country.
price ($mm)
$11,900
rev ($mm)
$3,418
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,604
EV / rev
3.5x
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7.4x
closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

All3media, acquired Raw TV and Betty TV

synopsis: Leading independent television, film and digital production and distribution company All3Media has acquired the production companies Raw and Betty from Discovery Communications. Raw and Betty are the creative forces behind a slate of popular, critically acclaimed and award-winning documentaries, factual entertainment, reality formats, and dramas.
buyer: All3media
All3Media is a leading independent television, film and digital production and distribution company. The All3Media group comprises 26 production and distribution companies across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and USA. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: Raw TV and Betty TV
Raw TV and Betty TV are London-based television production companies. They are the creative forces behind a slate of popular, critically acclaimed and award-winning documentaries, factual entertainment, reality formats, and dramas in both the UK and US.
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closed 2/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

All3media, acquired Two Brothers Pictures

synopsis: U.K. production company Two Brothers Pictures has been acquired by All3Media, the independent film, television and digital production and distribution company. Two Brothers Pictures was established in early 2012 by writer/producers Jack and Harry Williams. Their aim is to produce quality comedy and drama television for the UK.
buyer parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
buyer: All3media
ALL3MEDIA is a leading creator of content with an impeccable track record and unparalleled reputation around the world – they are committed to creating outstanding TV, film and digital content and to innovate in the ever-evolving broadcast landscape. "
target: Two Brothers Pictures
Two Brothers Pictures is a production company based in London. Two Brothers Pictures was established in early 2012 by writer/producers Jack and Harry Williams. Their aim is to produce quality comedy and drama television for the UK.
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announced 5/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will acquire Food Food

synopsis: Discovery Communications India Pvt. Ltd—which is part of Discovery Communications, Inc that offers non-fiction TV programmes through more than 50 channels—has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Turmeric Vision Pvt. Ltd, which runs food channel Food Food.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, and more. "
target: Food Food
Food Food is a food channel run by Turmeric Vision Pvt. Ltd. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, the host of Food Food, is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine today. He is an author of best-selling cookbooks, a restaurant consultant, architect of unique range of food products and winner of numerous awards.
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closed 1/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

All3media, acquired New Pictures Limited

synopsis: All3Media has acquired UK TV production company, New Pictures Limited. New Pictures has secured commissions including Channel 4’s Indian Summers and BBC1 dramas The Missing, crime series Rellik and six-part psychological thriller Requiem, penned by Australian writer Kris Mrksa.
buyer parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
buyer: All3media
ALL3MEDIA is a leading creator of content with an impeccable track record and unparalleled reputation around the world – we are committed to creating outstanding TV, film and digital content and to innovate in the ever-evolving broadcast landscape. "
target: New Pictures Limited
New Pictures Limited offers television program production services in the UK and has secured commissions including Channel 4’s Indian Summers and BBC1 dramas The Missing, crime series Rellik and six-part psychological thriller Requiem, penned by Australian writer Kris Mrksa.
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announced 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire SBS Discovery Radio

synopsis: Bauer Media is set to acquire leading Nordic broadcaster SBS Discovery Radio from Discovery Communications. SBS Discovery Radio is the leading commercial radio operator in Sweden and Denmark, as well as being strongly positioned in Norway and Finland. It reaches more than 10 million people per week through 20 brands, including Denmark's Nova.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media is a Hamburg-based media conglomerate that publishes hundreds of magazines and 50 radio and TV stations. the company’s radio brands reached 17-million listeners in the U.K. in Q4, 2014. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: SBS Discovery Radio
SBS Discovery Radio is the leading commercial radio operator in Sweden and Denmark, as well as being strongly positioned in Norway and Finland. It reaches more than 10 million people a week through 20 brands, including Sweden’s Mix Megapol, Norway’s Radio Norge, Denmark’s Nova and Finland’s Iskelma.
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closed 3/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

All3media, acquired Neal Street Productions Ltd

synopsis: All3Media has acquired Neal Street Productions, one of the UK's most respected independent production companies, producing film, TV and theatre. Neal Street produces distinctive, popular, award winning projects in all fields and currently has a range of film, TV, and theatre in development and production.
buyer parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
buyer: All3media
ALL3MEDIA is the UK's number one independent television, film and digital production and distribution company. The ALL3MEDIA group is comprised of 19 production and distribution companies from across the UK, Europe, New Zealand and USA. "
target: Neal Street Productions Ltd
Neal Street Productions is one of the UK's most respected independent production companies, producing film, TV and theatre. Neal Street produces distinctive, popular, award winning projects in all fields and currently has a range of film, TV, and theatre in development and production.
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announced 1/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will acquire Deejay TV

synopsis: Italian media group L'Espresso has signed an agreement for the transfer of the broadcaster Deejay TV to Discovery Italia, the Italian branch of Discovery Channel. Deejay broadcasts music videos and music programs on its channel.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
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. "
target parent: Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A.
target: Deejay TV
Based in Milan, Italy. Deejay TV is a television channel that broadcasts music videos and music programs. Deejay TV was formerly known as All Music S.p.A.
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$19
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closed 3/10/2021 via BusinessWire

Alchimie S.A.S., purchased U.S. Publishing Assets from TV4Entertainment

synopsis: France-based Alchimie has acquired the U.S. publishing assets of TV4Entertainment. The assets include a portfolio of nearly ten thematic subscription video on demand (SVoD) channels, such as Motorland (Motors), DocCom TV (documentary), Nautical Mile (boating), Gone TV (hunt/Fish), Inside Outside (home and garden).
buyer: Alchimie S.A.S. (ENXTPA:ALCHI:$40.89)
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. "
seller: TV4Entertainment
TV4Entertainment's U.S. publishing assets including a portfolio of nearly ten thematic SVOD channels, such as Motorland (Motors), DocCom TV (documentary), Nautical Mile (boating), Gone TV (hunt/Fish), Inside Outside (home and garden). The assets include a base of nearly 15,000 subscribers.
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$1
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closed 6/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Justice Network and Quest

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has acquired the leading 24/7 multicast networks Justice Network and Quest from Cooper Media. Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,694.16)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target parent: Cooper Holdings, Inc.
target: Justice Network and Quest
Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming while making communities safer. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming about nature's greatest dangers, history's greatest mysteries, and man's greatest achievements.
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$77*
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announced 9/9/2015 via Company Press Release

21st Century Fox, will acquire National Geographic Channel

synopsis: 21st Century Fox has acquired a majority stake in the National Geographic Channel from The National Geographic Society. The channel airs non-fiction television programs with topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$12,437.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, it has a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel is a digital cable and satellite television channel. The channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by National Geographic and other production companies. Topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
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$725*
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closed 1/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Switchover Media

synopsis: Discovery Communications has acquired Italy's Switchover Media, a rapidly growing local player that has four free-to-air channels and one pay TV channel, making Discovery the third-largest Italo TV player in terms of audience share.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications is the world's number 1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks. "
target: Switchover Media
Switchover Media, which was launched in 2009 by Francesco Nespega, operates successful kiddie channels K2 and Frisbee on DT, provides male skewed GXT to Sky Italia, and in 2012 launched scripted crime channel Giallo, and factual channel Focus.
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closed 3/3/2017 via Market Wire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired NatureVision TV

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, has acquired NatureVision TV, a 24/7 channel available online and on television. NatureVision TV's cataloge of hundred of hours of exceptionally soothing nature programs brings home the world's most beautiful places through the brilliance of HD and 4K video.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$199.89)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: NatureVision TV
NatureVision TV is a 24/7 channel available online and on television. that has a cataloge of hundred of hours of exceptionally soothing nature programs brings home the world's most beautiful places through the brilliance of HD and 4K video.
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announced 3/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Madison Square Garden Networks will be merged with The Madison Square Garden Company,

synopsis: Madison Square Garden Entertainment, a world leader in live sports and entertainment, is to acquire Madison Square Garden Networks, a regional sports network that encompasses MSG’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.
buyer: The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG:$228.42)
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment, setting a global standard for excellence and innovation. MSG builds iconic brands that forge deep connections with diverse and passionate audiences. "
target: Madison Square Garden Networks (MSGN:$640.69)
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
price ($mm)[EV]
$922 [$1,722]
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$641
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$303
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2.7x
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5.7x
announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Vermont PBS will be merged with Vermont Public Radio,

synopsis: Vermont PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service member network for the U.S. state of Vermont, and Vermont Public Radio, a network of public radio stations covering the state of Vermont, will merge into one public media organization.
buyer: Vermont Public Radio
Vermont Public Radio is a network of public radio stations covering the state of Vermont. The network is a mix of programming from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media with some locally produced programs. "
target: Vermont PBS
Vermont PBS is the Public Broadcasting Service member network for the U.S. state of Vermont. It is operated by Vermont ETV, Inc. a community-based non-profit organization which owns the licenses for all of the state's PBS member stations.
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announced 10/18/2019 via Reuters

Seven West Media Limited, will acquire Prime Media Group Limited

synopsis: Australian free-to-air television broadcaster Seven West Media is to buy smaller Prime Media Group, an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
buyer: Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM:$1,063.43)
Seven West Media is one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online. The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses and the biggest content brands. "
target: Prime Media Group Limited (PRT.ASX:$131.53)
Prime Media Group Limited is an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
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$43 [$50]
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$130
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$22
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2.3x
closed 1/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yeah1 Group, acquired Thoughtful Thailand

synopsis: Vietnamese media company Yeah1 Group has bought out Thoughtful Media Group’s Thai operations. Thoughtful Thailand is a YouTube Multi-Channel Network with a strong market position in the Thai digital media industry and a good reputation with advertising agencies and the creator community.
buyer: Yeah1 Group (HOSE:YEG:$59.15)
Yeah1 Group is Vietnam’s largest multi-channel media ecosystem, operating TV channels, movie studios, digital YouTube networks, as well as strong capabilities in digital publishing. Yeah1 operates a multitude of successful divisions, leveraging on its massive community to build on its business. "
target parent: Thoughtful Media Group
target: Thoughtful Thailand
Thoughtful Thailand is a YouTube Multi-Channel Network (MCN) with a strong market position in the Thai digital media industry and a good reputation with advertising agencies and the creator community. They are the biggest MCN in Thailand and they manage over 580 creator channels.
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$1.55
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$3
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closed 5/1/2006 via

Fox Cable Networks, acquired Turner South

synopsis: News Corp. on Thursday said its Fox Cable Networks has agreed to buy Turner South, TBS Inc.'s regional sports and entertainment network, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Fox Cable Networks
Fox Cable Networks, a unit of the Fox Networks Group, a wholly owned division of News Corporation, includes 30 domestic programming services in which News Corporation holds interests. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: Turner South
Turner South is a popular regional cable TV network that shows sports and variety programming. It is currently owned by Time Warner. Turner South began in 2000 as the Turner Broadcasting System attempted to return to its southern roots.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dailyhunt, acquired LocalPlay

synopsis: Dailyhunt, an online platform which offers news and other content in Indian languages, has acquired hyperlocal-focussed peer LocalPlay. Dailyhunt, which is operated by Versé Innovation Pvt. Ltd, said in a statement that the acquisition would help boost its hyperlocal presence and improve its offerings to its core users in Tier-2 cities and beyond.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: Dailyhunt
Dailyhunt is India’s #1, News and local language content application with over 155 Million app installs offering 100,000 news articles in 14 languages. The Dailyhunt group has 80+ Million users spending over 7 Billion minutes on the service every month. "
target: LocalPlay
Bengaluru-based LocalPlay is a hyperlocal video content and news content application. LocalPlay brings the city to its users' phone, in their language. Watch Local Videos, Local News In Hindi, Get Information on Local Jobs, Local Market News, Events & Announcements and a lot more.
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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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closed 3/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired The Weather Channel Television Network

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, announced its acquisition of The Weather Channel television network. The Weather Channel is one of the largest cable television networks not owned by a major conglomerate, and ranks number one in weather news.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: The Weather Channel Television Network
For more than 35 years, The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation's only 24-hour source of national storm coverage.
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announced 10/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Zee Media Corporation Limited, will acquire Maurya TV Private Limited

synopsis: Zee Media Corporation Limited has received approval from the company’s board to acquire 100% stake in Maurya TV Private Limited which operates the television channel ‘Maurya TV’. Maurya TV is a regional news and current affairs television channel. Mauyra covers the Bihar and Jharkhand areas of India.
buyer: Zee Media Corporation Limited
Zee Media Corporation Ltd is one of India's foremost media companies with a strong presence in the national and regional news genre. "
target: Maurya TV Private Limited
Maurya TV Private Limited operates the television channel, "Maurya TV". Maurya TV is a regional news and current affairs television channel. Mauyra covers the Bihar and Jharkhand areas of India.
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announced 5/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Media Network AG, will acquire Serbian Science Television

synopsis: Serbia’s competition regulator has approved the acquisition of First Serbian Science Television (SNTV) by Switzerland-based United Media, a subsidiary of US investment firm KKR. SNTV is the first nonprofit, independent public broadcast television in Serbia about science and technology.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: United Media Network AG
Based in the Switzerland, United Media provides content for every audience that strives for entertainment, information and creative excellence, as well as advertising sales. Their channels offer endless options to viewers when it comes to choosing their entertainment and how or where to get it. "
target: Serbian Science Television
Serbian science television is the first nonprofit, independent and public broadcast television in Serbia. Their main mission is to popularize science and technology and contribute to free access to high quality education for children and students, and to support life long learning initiatives.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

All3media, acquired Silverback Films

synopsis: Production and distribution powerhouse All3Media has acquired leading natural history producer Silverback Films. Founded in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films is the U.K.’s top natural history producer outside of the BBC Natural History Unit, and creates wildlife content for film and TV.
buyer: All3media
All3Media group comprises of leading production companies, independent creators of TV and multi-platform programming from around the world. The production labels operate as their own businesses, each with a distinctive creative signature. "
target: Silverback Films
Silverback Films specializes in the production of high quality wildlife films for both television and cinema. Formed in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films brings together a world class team of wildlife film makers to create the highest quality natural history films.
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$22
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired BLACKFIN

synopsis: Entertainment One (eOne), a global independent studio that specialises in the production, distribution and sales of entertainment content, has acquired BLACKFIN, a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, and more.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: BLACKFIN
BLACKFIN is a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, Primal Instinct, and Bad Henry. Their productions reach audiences on Discovery, History, Netflix, and other networks.
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announced 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

ZDF Enterprises, will acquire Off the Fence

synopsis: ZDF Enterprises announced it has signed an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Dutch leading non-fiction content company Off the Fence B.V.. CEO and Founder Ellen Windemuth will stay in office as CEO of the Off the Fence group. Founded in 1994, the Off the Fence group produces and distributes exceptional factual programming on a global scale.
buyer parent: ZDF
buyer: ZDF Enterprises
Based in Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international co-productions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. "
target: Off the Fence
Based in the Netherlands, Off the Fence is an independent television distribution and production company, specializing in non-fiction programming for the international marketplace. The production business is known internationally for its dedication to high quality, integrity and innovation.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

T Group merged with Critical Content,

synopsis: Critical Content has acquired T Group Productions, with the latter merging into Critical Content and creating a larger independent nonfiction studio. T Group is a premier television production company that develops, sells, produces and licenses shows and formats domestically and internationally.
buyer: Critical Content
Critical Content is one of the leading global independent content studios. Launched in October of 2015, the company focuses on scripted and unscripted original programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Critical Content has more than 50 projects in productions for over 30 networks. "
target: T Group
T Group is a premier television production company that develops, sells, produces and licenses shows and formats domestically and internationally.
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announced 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ten Alps plc, will acquire Reef Television Limited

synopsis: Ten Alps plc, multimedia producer of high quality TV and radio together with integrated publishing and communications content, agreed to acquire Reef Television Limited, an award-winning producer of innovative content for multiple broadcasters. Reef Television has an international reputation for making high-quality programmes.
buyer: Ten Alps plc (AIM:ZIN:$26.22)
Ten Alps is a cross-platform media agency, targeting content across multiple channels and sectors to capture a marketplace and its customers. Their expert divisions offer a fully integrated service when it comes to content creation for television production, publishing and digital communications. "
target: Reef Television Limited
Reef Television is an award-winning independent television production company with an international reputation for making high-quality programmes. Reef has made many hundreds of hours of factual programmes for clients including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, ITV, Channel 5 and UKTV.
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$7.85
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