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announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Kakao Entertainment Corp., will acquire Radish

synopsis: Kakao Entertainment will acquire storytelling platform based Radish Media, Inc. (hereafter Radish). Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Entertainment Corp.
Kakao Entertainment Corp. is innovating the full spectrum of the entertainment industry value chain. Kakao Entertainment operates Korea's most popular mobile content platforms, providing users access to over 80,000 IPs, including the most extensive library of original content in the country. "
target: Radish
Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series. Its wide variety of stories are published and read in bite-sized installments, optimized for the smartphone reader.
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announced 1/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Naver Corporation, will acquire Wattpad

synopsis: Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories and leading social storytelling platform, is to be acquired by Naver, South Korea’s internet conglomerate and home of WEBTOON™, a leading global digital comics platform.
buyer: Naver Corporation (KOSE:A035420:$6,533.26)
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame. "
target: Wattpad
Wattpad’s vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Wattpad’s flagship app is a leading social storytelling platform, home to a community of more than 90 million people who spend over 23 billion minutes a month engaged in original stories.
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closed 3/29/2017 via Company Press Release

Hachette UK, acquired Bookouture

synopsis: Hachette UK, the second largest publisher in the UK, has acquired Bookouture, a fast-growing digital publisher of commercial fiction. With a growing reputation for bestsellers and millions of copies sold each year, they're aiming to set the benchmark for digital publishing.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette UK
Hachette UK is a leading UK trade publishing group. The group is made up of several publishing companies and imprints including Headline Publishing Group, Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray, Quercus Books, Orion Publishing Group, Octopus Publishing Group, Hachette Children's Books, and more. "
target: Bookouture
Bookouture is a fast-growing digital publisher of commercial fiction. With a growing reputation for bestsellers and millions of copies sold each year, they're aiming to set the benchmark for digital publishing.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Canelo, acquired Frisch & Co.

synopsis: Canelo has acquired Berlin-based translated fiction publisher Frisch & Co. Digital publisher Frisch & Co. will become wholly-owned by Canelo as an imprint of the digital publisher. Founded in 2012 by American publisher EJ van Lanen and based in Berlin, the company has published 13 books in translation.
buyer: Canelo
Canelo is a digital publisher, dedicated to finding the most exciting fiction and non-fiction for release as ebooks, apps and on the web. "
target: Frisch & Co.
Frisch & Co. Electronic Books is a Berlin-based ebook company that focuses on publishing contemporary fiction in English-language translation. Frisch & Co. seeks to bring innovative and original writing into English for a worldwide audience.
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closed 11/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Vook, Inc., acquired Coliloquy, LLC

synopsis: Vook, Inc. is pleased to announce it is acquiring the publishing arm of Coliloquy, a Palo Alto-based digital publisher of enhanced and interactive ebooks and apps. They pioneered the creation of interactive, reader-driven narratives on the Kindle E Ink platform, eventually publishing over 30 titles across all ebook and mobile platforms.
buyer: Vook, Inc.
Vook, Inc. operates as a publisher of ebooks. It also offers service for distributing the ebooks globally. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in New York, New York. "
target: Coliloquy, LLC
Coliloquy is a digital publisher of active fiction, specializing in reader engagement and serial storytelling. They leverage advances in technology to create groundbreaking new forms of digital fiction.
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closed 11/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Real World Co., Ltd, acquired Manga Tairiku

synopsis: Real World Co., Ltd. has taken over Manga Tairiku, which is a web media business based in Japan. Manga Tairiku provides an easy-to-understand lead to the official manga app / e-book site. Manga Tairiku has grown into a medium with about 6 million page views per month.
buyer: Real World Co., Ltd (TSE:3691:$6.82)
Based in Japan, Real World Co., Ltd. provides crowd-sourcing services that allows people to work without restrictions on time, place, age, gender, and experience. The company also operates point services and point exchange services to cash or electronic money. "
target: Manga Tairiku
Manga Tairiku business is a web media business based in Japan. Manga Tairiku provides an easy-to-understand lead to the official manga app / e-book site. Manga Tairiku has grown into a medium with about 6 million page views per month.
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$2.09
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closed 3/2/2018 via PR Web

She Writes Press, acquired Shebooks

synopsis: She Writes Press, an independent publishing company, has acquired Shebooks, a publisher of short e-books written by women, for women. Shebooks offers a curated collection of original and hard-to-find memoir, fiction, and journalism tailored to women. All of their e-books are easy read and can be downloaded on any digital device.
buyer parent: SparkPoint Studio
buyer: She Writes Press
She Writes Press is an independent publishing company. The company serves members of SheWrites.com, the largest global community of women writers online. She Writes Press serves writers who wish to maintain greater ownership and control of their projects while still getting quality editorial help. "
target: Shebooks
Founded in 2013, Shebooks is a publisher of short e-books written by women, for women. They offer a curated collection of original and hard-to-find memoir, fiction, and journalism tailored to women. All of their e-books are easy read and can be downloaded on any digital device.
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announced 9/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Vook, Inc., will acquire Byliner

synopsis: Vook, Inc. is acquiring Byliner, the pre-eminent boutique publisher of the world's best short fiction and non-fiction. Vook's proprietary publishing and data-driven marketing platform powers the publishing programs of the world's leading media companies and brands. Byliner is joining Vook as its first in-house imprint.
buyer: Vook, Inc.
Vook was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Brad Inman with the vision of lighting up the world’s content in the post PC world. Vook has created an innovative technology platform that produces rich media experiences for the tablet market. "
target: Byliner
Byliner, named “one of the 10 Most Innovative Media Companies in the World”, is a subscription reading service and publisher of award-winning fiction and nonfiction e-shorts, digital books written to be read in two hours or less. It was founded in spring 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco.
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announced 6/3/2013 via

Townsquare Media Group, will purchase Music and Comic Book Sites from AOL Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AOL Music assets The Boot, The BoomBox and NoiseCreep, as well as ComicsAlliance from AOL Inc. The new digital properties will join Townsquare Media Group’s national digital business and the staffs of these sites are joining Townsquare.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
The AOL Music assets include: country and bluegrass site "The Boot"; rap, hip-hop and R&B site "The BoomBox"; and hard rock and heavy metal site "NoiseCreep", as well as comic books site "ComicsAlliance".
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closed 4/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Valnet Inc., acquired Comic Book Resources (CBR)

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired ComicBookResources.com, a popular and unique media outlet for comic book related news, reviews and discussion. Comic Book Resources (CBR) began as a forum providing a platform for comic enthusiasts to share and discuss the latest news and trends in the comic book industry.
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet, a leader in Online Media Publishing, creates and distributes original content for its brands and audiences, worldwide. Valnet has acquired and developed a variety of web properties including movie and TV news website ScreenRant.com. "
target: Comic Book Resources (CBR)
Comic Book Resources began as a forum providing a platform for comic enthusiasts to share and discuss news and trends in the comic book industry. It grew to become the most reliable and reputable resource for all comic book-related news and commentary through informative and entertaining content.
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closed 10/8/2007 via PR Newswire

Imaginova Corp., acquired Newsarama.com

synopsis: Imaginova Corp., a leading digital media and commerce company that reaches a large intellectually curious audience, today announced the acquisition of Newsarama.com, the media property of record for the global comic book community.
buyer: Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users. "
target: Newsarama.com
Newsarama.com is the most reputable and popular publication of any kind covering the comic book industry and one of the most successful genre entertainment websites on the Internet.
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closed 6/27/2007 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired Make it About Me!

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc. a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, today announced the acquisition of Make it About Me!, a publishing company that produces customized children’s books including My Adventure on Sesame Street and My Amazing Alphabet Adventures.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. provides Internet-based social expression and personal publishing services that enable consumers to share, print, and preserve photos. The company offers products and services for consumers to upload, edit, organize, find, share, create, print, and preserve their digital photos. "
target: Make it About Me!
Make it About Me! is a publishing company that produces customized children’s books including My Adventure on Sesame Street and My Amazing Alphabet Adventures. These new adventure books enable children to “star” in their own stories by integrating the child’s picture into the book’s illustrations.
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announced 3/28/2013 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire Goodreads Inc

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads, a leading site for readers and book recommendations that helps people find and share books they love. Goodreads has more than 16 million members and there are more than 30,000 book clubs on the Goodreads site.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: Goodreads Inc
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Founded in 2007, Goodreads is where readers find and share books they love. The site has 16 million members who have added more than 530 million books to their shelves and written more than 23 million reviews.
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closed 11/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Abebooks.com, acquired BookFinder.com

synopsis: Abebooks.com, the world's largest online marketplace for new and used books, has acquired BookFinder.com - the leading price comparison shopping service dedicated to books. The acquisition unites two pioneering independent forces in Internet bookselling. Both companies are privately owned and profitable.
buyer: Abebooks.com
Abebooks.com is the world's largest online marketplace for books, with over 70 million new, used, rare, and out-of-print titles listed for sale by more than 13,000 independent booksellers from around the world. "
target: BookFinder.com
BookFinder.com is the open marketplace for books online—a one stop ecommerce search engine where you can search through over 80 million new, used, rare, and out of print books for sale.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Head of Zeus

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Head of Zeus Limited (HoZ), an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, and more.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus (HoZ) is an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, cook books, and more.
price ($mm)
$11
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$12
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closed 1/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Turner Publishing Company, acquired Prospect Park Books LLC

synopsis: Turner Publishing Company announced its acquisition of Prospect Park Books of Altadena, California. Prospect Park Books is a general trade publisher focusing on fiction, mysteries, cooking/food, humor, and regional/gift titles. The acquisition comprises more than 100 existing titles and approximately 11 titles in the process of being published.
buyer: Turner Publishing Company
Founded in 1985, Turner Publishing Company is an award-winning independent publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee, that currently publishes more than 5,000 titles. It has been named five times to Publishers Weekly's Fastest Growing Publishers List. "
target: Prospect Park Books LLC
Prospect Park Books is a California native, publishing beautiful print and digital books with wit, creativity, and intelligence. They're a general trade publisher focusing on fiction, mysteries, cooking/food, humor, and regional/gift titles.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Vesuvian Media Group, acquired Black Spot Books

synopsis: Vesuvian Media Group, a Los Angeles–based books-to-film multimedia company, has acquired Black Spot Books, a small-press publisher specializing in speculative fiction that has released about 12 titles of speculative fiction with another dozen in the publishing pipeline.
buyer: Vesuvian Media Group
Vesuvian Media Group is a books-to-film multimedia corporation dedicated to creating quality entertainment across literary and visual arts. Through the divisions of Vesuvian Books and Vesuvian Entertainment, VMG provides Hollywood unparalleled access to high quality content and talent. "
target: Black Spot Books
Black Spot Books is a small-press publisher specializing in speculative fiction. They aim to release books monthly and their books include Peril in the Old Country by Sam Hooker and And Then There Were Crows by Alcy Leyva.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iron Stream Media, acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

synopsis: Iron Stream Media, a Christian publisher, has acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books), a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
buyer: Iron Stream Media
Iron Stream Media is a Christian publisher. The company provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and more. Their brands include New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kidz."
target: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books) is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Rowman & Littlefield, acquired McBooks Press

synopsis: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group has acquired McBooks Press of Ithaca, N.Y. McBooks’ extensive list of publications features genres of historical fiction, particularly naval and military fiction, nonfiction, healthy living and sports.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher. They focus on academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, government and official data, and educational publishing. In addition to print publishing they also specialize in creating e-book editions. "
target: McBooks Press
McBooks Press has been publishing books independently for over 30 years. McBooks’ extensive list of publications features genres of historical fiction, particularly naval and military fiction, nonfiction, healthy living and sports. Most of their titles are also available as e-books.
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closed 1/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Histria Books, acquired Addison & Highsmith Publishers

synopsis: Histria Books, a company that publishes general interest books, fiction and literature, and children’s books, as well as scholarly books in broad range of categories, has acquired Addison & Highsmith Publishers, an adult fiction publishing company, dedicated to historical fiction, science fiction, detective novels and other categories of fiction.
buyer: Histria Books
Histria Books publishes general interest books, fiction and literature, and children’s books, as well as scholarly books in broad range of categories. Originally established as an academic publishing house, Histria Books is now an independent publishing house. "
target: Addison & Highsmith Publishers
Addison & Highsmith Publishers is an adult fiction publishing company whose title catalogue include the works of best-selling author, S.P. Grogan. They are dedicated to works of adult fiction, including historical fiction, science fiction, detective novels and other categories of fiction.
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announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Kakao Entertainment Corp., will acquire Radish

synopsis: Kakao Entertainment will acquire storytelling platform based Radish Media, Inc. (hereafter Radish). Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Entertainment Corp.
Kakao Entertainment Corp. is innovating the full spectrum of the entertainment industry value chain. Kakao Entertainment operates Korea's most popular mobile content platforms, providing users access to over 80,000 IPs, including the most extensive library of original content in the country. "
target: Radish
Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series. Its wide variety of stories are published and read in bite-sized installments, optimized for the smartphone reader.
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announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Kakao Entertainment Corp., will acquire Tapas Media, Inc.

synopsis: Kakao Entertainment a signed definitive agreement to acquire storytelling platform based in the U.S., Tapas Media, Inc. (hereafter Tapas). Tapas is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Entertainment Corp.
Kakao Entertainment Corp. is innovating the full spectrum of the entertainment industry value chain. Kakao Entertainment operates Korea's most popular mobile content platforms, providing users access to over 80,000 IPs, including the most extensive library of original content in the country. "
target: Tapas Media, Inc.
Tapas Media, Inc. is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas. Tapas Media properties, which consists of the popular Tapas mobile app and Tapas, boasts over 8 billion views to date from more than 8.6 registered users.
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announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Kakao Entertainment Corp., will acquire Radish

synopsis: Kakao Entertainment will acquire storytelling platform based Radish Media, Inc. (hereafter Radish). Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Entertainment Corp.
Kakao Entertainment Corp. is innovating the full spectrum of the entertainment industry value chain. Kakao Entertainment operates Korea's most popular mobile content platforms, providing users access to over 80,000 IPs, including the most extensive library of original content in the country. "
target: Radish
Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series. Its wide variety of stories are published and read in bite-sized installments, optimized for the smartphone reader.
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announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Kakao Entertainment Corp., will acquire Tapas Media, Inc.

synopsis: Kakao Entertainment a signed definitive agreement to acquire storytelling platform based in the U.S., Tapas Media, Inc. (hereafter Tapas). Tapas is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Entertainment Corp.
Kakao Entertainment Corp. is innovating the full spectrum of the entertainment industry value chain. Kakao Entertainment operates Korea's most popular mobile content platforms, providing users access to over 80,000 IPs, including the most extensive library of original content in the country. "
target: Tapas Media, Inc.
Tapas Media, Inc. is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas. Tapas Media properties, which consists of the popular Tapas mobile app and Tapas, boasts over 8 billion views to date from more than 8.6 registered users.
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closed 1/18/2006 via PR Newswire

UpSNAP, Inc., acquired XSVoice

synopsis: UpSNAP Inc. announced that it has acquired XSVoice, a leading provider of mobile streaming technology to premier entertainment and news outlets including ESPN Radio, Fox News and more than 100 music and entertainment channels. The total stock and cash consideration to be paid is approximately $6.3 million.
buyer: UpSNAP, Inc.
UpSNAP, Inc. is a provider of free mobile search and content services. As the first company to address mobile search, UpSNAP has built its technology platform from the ground up with specific focus on the unique challenges of providing a usable and functional mobile search experience. "
target: XSVoice
XSVoice, a leading provider of mobile streaming technology to premier entertainment and news outlets including ESPN Radio, Fox News and more than 100 music and entertainment channels.
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$7.16
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closed 6/30/2015 via BusinessWire

Vivendi SA, acquired Dailymotion

synopsis: Vivendi acquired from Orange an 80% stake in Dailymotion. The company owns and operates a Web video portal for members to see, create, and share online videos in the United Kingdom, Australia, Morocco, France, Poland, Canada, and internationally.
buyer: Vivendi SA (ENXTPA:VIV:$19,602.38)
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. "
target parent: Orange S.A.
target: Dailymotion
Dailymotion owns and operates a Web video portal for members to see, create, and share online videos in the United Kingdom, Australia, Morocco, France, Poland, Canada, and internationally.
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$242*
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closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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announced 10/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Magnify.net, will acquire Waywire

synopsis: Waywire, the video startup best known for its association with politician Cory Booker, is being sold to Magnify, a Web video distributor. Magnify.net is the leading provider of cloud-based video curation solutions to the online publishing, non/profit, community and ad network markets.
buyer: Magnify.net
Magnify.net is the leading provider of cloud-based video curation solutions to the online publishing, non/profit, community and ad network markets. Magnify's solutions enable websites to curate, upload, and aggregate content. "
target: Waywire
#Waywire is a social artery for video news. The company is focused on providing a network that will serve to fundamentally alter the tone and content of public dialogue around some of society’s most pressing issues. The network will provide original, syndicated and community created video content.
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announced 5/7/2013 via PR Newswire

PPS.tv will be merged with iQIYI,

synopsis: Baidu Inc., the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, announced the acquisition of the online video business of leading Internet video provider PPS for US $370 million. PPS's online video business will be merged with Baidu's own video platform iQiyi.
buyer parent: Baidu.com, Inc.
buyer: iQIYI (IQ:$2,829.73)
iQIYI, is China's leading advertising supported online television and movie portal that focuses on fully licensed, high-definition, professionally produced contents. "
target: PPS.tv
PPS.tv (PPStream) is a Chinese peer-to-peer streaming video network. The target users are on the Chinese mainland with no official English version, and the vast majority of channels are from East Asia, mostly Mainland China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
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closed 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Legendary Pictures, Inc., acquired Nerdist Industries

synopsis: Legendary Entertainment is going deeper into the fanboy world by buying Nerdist Industries, the genre and pop culture multimedia company. Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture.
buyer: Legendary Pictures, Inc.
Legendary Pictures, Inc. operates as a production company. It creates, develops, co-produces, co-finances, and distributes motion pictures. "
target: Nerdist Industries
Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture: a website, a YouTube channel, a podcast network, targeted e-newsletters and a live events business whose programs include a weekly comedy show at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.
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closed 6/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Collective, acquired Metacafe

synopsis: Hollywood management agency The Collective has acquired Metacafe, a trusted source that keeps millions of viewers plugged into their entertainment passions every day, and connect marquee brand advertisers with their target consumers via close association with the most popular entertainment content on the web.
buyer: The Collective
The Collective is a full-service entertainment management, media and content production company. Formed in 2005, The Collective’s mission is to identify, develop, build and maximize opportunities for creative talent across a multitude of media platforms. "
target: Metacafe
Metacafe is a trusted source that keeps millions of viewers plugged into their entertainment passions every day, and connect marquee brand advertisers with their target consumers via close association with the most popular entertainment content on the web.
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closed 3/30/2012 via PR Newswire

Hallmark Cards, Inc., acquired SpiritClips

synopsis: Hallmark Cards, Inc., announced the acquisition of SpiritClips, a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. Its founder is an Academy Award winning producer of such great films as "Rudy" and "Hoosiers."
buyer: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in 38,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. It reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable's Hallmark Channels. "
target: SpiritClips
SpiritClips is a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. The company features high quality short films online and on DVD for retail sale and license.
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closed 8/9/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Premiere Publishing Group, Inc., acquired BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of Bold TV Corporation in its Bold Acquisition Corp. subsidiary. Bold TV is an internet based television network which just recently launched its flagship show "Who the Hell is Dan Bruder?"
buyer: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPBL:$0.00)
Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG) was a magazine publishing company. During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company discontinued all of its publishing activities. As of September 30, 2008, the Company’s operations consisted of completing a business combination with an operating company. "
target: BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.
Bold TV Corporation is an Internet Based Television Network and Production Company involved in the proprietary development, scripting and production of original cutting edge programming for distribution over the Internet.
price ($mm)
$0.06
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closed 6/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Wowio, acquired WEvolt

synopsis: WOWIO, an online destination and established market leader that provides access to rich, digital media content and eBooks, announced the acquisition of WEvolt, an innovative social networking platform designed to bring creators and fans closer than ever before.
buyer parent: Platinum Studios
buyer: Wowio
WOWIO is an online destination that provides users with the opportunity to share and consume digital media content, such as eComics and eBooks, while providing revenue generating opportunities for creators and publishers through advertising and merchandising programs. "
target: WEvolt
WEvolt is an innovative online technology and social community that allows artists working in any medium to upload, promote and monetize their original content. WEvolt also functions as a browser homepage in which anyone can store, share, schedule and organize their online entertainment.
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closed 5/12/2010 via PR Newswire

NEP Broadcasting, acquired Premiere Entertainment Network

synopsis: NEP Broadcasting, the nation's leading broadcast services provider, is pleased to announce their purchase of Premiere Entertainment. This world-class production company, specializing in the development of live and taped broadcasts for the web, will become part of the NEP family.
buyer parent: American Securities Capital Partners
buyer: NEP Broadcasting (NEPG:$450.72)
NEP provides management, technology and support for major broadcast networks, production companies and entertainment organizers for events such as the Super Bowl, The Academy Awards, English Premier League Football, Emmy Awards, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Olympic Games and NASCAR. "
target: Premiere Entertainment Network
Premiere Entertainment Network is a world-wide broadcast production company specializing in live and taped red carpet and special event broadcasts, behind the scenes movie set broadcasts, special event coverage and product line launches for Internet exhibition.
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closed 2/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Graphic.ly, acquired iFanboy

synopsis: Graphic.ly, the cutting-edge community and digital content delivery platform for comics and other forms of publishing, has acquired iFanboy, one of the leading communities, news and audio & video sites for the comics and graphic novel enthusiast.
buyer: Graphic.ly
Graphic.ly is a digital content delivery system and community platform for the publishing world. Graphic.ly’s first product focuses on comic publishers, creators and enthusiasts, and provides an immersive social experience and marketplace around digital comics and associated merchandise. "
target: iFanboy
iFanboy, one of the leading communities for comic book and graphic novel enthusiasts, began ten years ago as a site for fans to share information and knowledge on comic books.
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announced 6/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Platinum Studios, will acquire Wowio

synopsis: Platinum Studios, Inc., an entertainment company that controls an international library of more than 5,600 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, is in negotiations to acquire WOWIO, LLC, a leading online source for downloading digital books and comics.
buyer: Platinum Studios
Platinum Studios is an entertainment company that works with independent comic book creators and small publishers forming the world's largest independent library of comic book characters, which it adapts and produces for all forms of media. "
target: Wowio
WOWIO opened on the World Wide Web in August 2006 endeavoring to dramatically expand access to important written works by eliminating the economic, geographic, and logistical barriers of readers while also ensuring that content owners are fairly compensated.
price ($mm)
$0.91
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announced 6/12/2008 via BusinessWire

Zcom Networks, will acquire Pam TV

synopsis: Pam TV, a Washington, D.C., online provider of, TV, Radio, talk, music, and live streaming programming heard around the world, and Los Angeles-based Zcom Networks, Inc., a growing provider of telecommunication products and services and content media finalized an acquisition agreement for Zcom to acquire the majority interest in Pam TV.
buyer: Zcom Networks (GGMC:$0.00)
Zcom Networks, Inc. is a telecommunication and broadcast media company with wholly owned subsidiaries in Telecommunications and Media Broadcasting. "
target: Pam TV
Pam TV offers a wide range of television, radio, talk, and music programming through a multimedia, interactive broadcast platform that brings together the internet, traditional radio and satellite television and radio.
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closed 1/28/2008 via Crain's BtoB

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired LX.TV

synopsis: NBC Universal’s Local Media Division has acquired LX.tv, a Manhattan-based broadband television network Web site that produces original video content about entertainment venues around the New York and Los Angeles areas.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: LX.TV
LX.TV is a broadband television network website featuring original lifestyle and cultural programming free and on-demand. In entertaining, short video episodes, LX.TV shows you the new and exclusive destinations in food, nightlife, art, shopping, fashion, wellness,weekend escapes and family living.
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closed 1/9/2008 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired CollegeHangover.com

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc. the most widely recognized brand in comedy, it has acquired the website CollegeHangover.com for an undisclosed sum. CollegeHangover.com, which launched in 2005, allows users to browse and contribute to galleries of user-submitted photos and videos. The site is moderated by its college student editors.
buyer: National Lampoon (US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing. "
target: CollegeHangover.com
CollegeHangover.com, which launched in 2005, allows users to browse and contribute to galleries of user-submitted photos and videos. The site is moderated by its college student editors, who also post their own original photos and videos.
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closed 12/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation has completed its acquisition of All Media Guide Holdings, Inc. AMG is one of the world’s largest providers of information databases and metadata for entertainment products (music, movies, and games) as well as solutions that support the recognition, discovery and management of digital media.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.
All Media Guide, is a leading authority on music, movies and games. The company provides comprehensive content and technologies to support the physical and digital distribution of entertainment media. AMG has created one of the industry's cleanest, most in-depth database of information.
price ($mm)
$72
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closed 6/4/2007 via PR Newswire

KickRadio, acquired Media Broadcast Network

synopsis: All conditions for KickRadio.com to acquire the key assets and corporate identity of Broadcast Media Network have been fulfilled; this transaction was completed on May 31, 2007.
buyer: KickRadio
Kickradio (http://kickradio.com) offers an internationally syndicated radio show that is heard in over 120 countries worldwide over the internet, on traditional broadcast radio stations and has podcast subscribers in over 65 countries. "
target: Media Broadcast Network
Media Broadcast Network is strongly positioned in the rapidly accelerating digital age and distributing entertainment content over the internet on a global scale.
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closed 3/27/2007 via BusinessWire

HandHeld Entertainment, acquired UnOriginal.co.uk

synopsis: HandHeld Entertainment, Inc. a global digital-media-to-go company, has acquired UnOriginal.co.uk™ for $500,000. UnOriginal.co.uk is the third company HandHeld Entertainment has acquired in Europe, following the acquisition of Putfile.com™ in February 2007 and YourDailyMedia.com™ in December 2006.
buyer: HandHeld Entertainment (ZVUE:$0.00)
HandHeld Entertainment is a digital-media-to-go company with a family of mass-market portable media players priced at mass-market prices as well as its own online video content store. "
target: UnOriginal.co.uk
UnOriginal.co.uk is an editor-directed Web site focused on user-generated media that is highly optimized for searches and consistently garners top 10 organic search results on Google for the term “funny videos.” UnOriginal.co.uk provides user-submitted and user-generated videos, pictures and games.
price ($mm)
$0.25
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Americana Publishing
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Americana Publishing, Inc. is a vertically integrated media publisher and e-tailer. Americana Publishing, Inc. currently owns americanabooks.com. Americana Publishing owns and operates americanabooks.com, an Internet marketer of print, electronic and audio books.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$2.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: RGRP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group Inc. through its 100% subsidiary ROO Media Corporation, is the online video solutions company focused on meeting the specific needs of large enterprise companies globally.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$9.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.07
EBIT ($mm)
($6.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
100
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Ticker: YY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YY Inc.
YY Inc. is a revolutionary real-time interactive social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, text and video. YY Client empowers users to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a wide range of online activities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,610.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$427.09
EBIT ($mm)
$165.32
Net Income ($mm)
$1,485.84
Employees
9273
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Ticker: VODOF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VODone LIMITED
VODone LIMITED
VODONE owns a complete set of licenses to operate video broadcasting on the Internet. VODONE owns the powerful broadcasting platform, and it has broadcast thousands of domestic and international political, economical, cultural and commercial activities over the Internet.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$7.53
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Ticker: MDVX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modavox, Inc.
Modavox, Inc. a pioneer in Internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offers innovative, effective and comprehensive online tools for reaching targeted niche communities worldwide. Modavox delivers content straight to desktops and Internet-enabled devices.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
45
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Ticker: RTGV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures offers Music & Entertainment Technology Solutions and Digital Marketing Services. Harnessing the strength of its digital marketing agency, the company has applied its knowledge process in developing cutting edge technology platforms for web, mobile and tablet devices.
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2010
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Ticker: NasdaqCM:SJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scienjoy Holding Corporation
Scienjoy Holding Corporation
Founded in 2011, Scienjoy is a leading show live streaming video entertainment social platform in China. With more than 200 million registered users, Scienjoy currently operates three primary online live streaming brands with websites and mobile apps: Showself, Lehai, and Haixiu.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$136.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.27
EBIT ($mm)
$24.19
Net Income ($mm)
$23.21
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEHK:3700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inke
Inke
Inke is a leading mobile live streaming platform in China. Inke enables users to watch and preform live video broadcasts on their smartphones. Inke allows streamers and viewers to participate in various battles with each other, such as singing competitions or dance-offs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$561.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$90.19
EBIT ($mm)
$85.87
Net Income ($mm)
$160.28
Employees
937
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Ticker: NFLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetFlix
NetFlix
Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime and anywhere.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$16,614.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,705.41
EBIT ($mm)
$1,617.73
Net Income ($mm)
$1,265.17
Employees
7100
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Ticker: TSE:9468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates in publishing, film, publishing rights, and digital content businesses. It also engages in the planning, development, and operation of network entertainment contents and systems; and operation of video-sharing Website.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,840.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$70.12
EBIT ($mm)
$25.46
Net Income ($mm)
$257.26
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Ticker: OTCPK:FBNK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FaceBank Group, Inc.
FaceBank Group, Inc.
Facebank Group, Inc. is a character-based virtual entertainment company, and a leading developer of digital human likeness for celebrities and consumers, focused on applications in traditional entertainment, sports entertainment, live events, mixed reality (AR/VR) and artificial intelligence.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$111.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($132.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($162.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
50
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Ticker: SZSE:300431
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beijing Baofeng Technology Co., Ltd.
Beijing Baofeng Technology Co., Ltd. was established in January 2007 as China's largest Internet video broadcast platform.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$100.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.18
EBIT ($mm)
$24.78
Net Income ($mm)
$26.71
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Ticker: WSE:MGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
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Ticker: AIM:BOOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audioboom
Audioboom
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
38
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Ticker: GOFH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoFish Corporation
GoFish Corporation headquartered in San Francisco, is a leading consumer online video destination that delivers millions of videos per month to a rapidly growing audience of enthusiasts. GoFish is a place on the web where millions of people come to share their favorite videos from around the world.
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2012
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Employees
0
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Ticker: SPOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spotify Ltd
Spotify Ltd
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$9,248.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($264.08)
EBIT ($mm)
($322.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5584
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