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April 21, 2014
09:10 EDTBCOR, DISCABlucora announces agreement to acquire HowStuffWorks from Discovery
Blucora (BCOR) and Discovery (DISCA) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Blucora to acquire the assets and operations of HowStuffWorks from Discovery. The all-cash transaction is expected to close in 2Q14, subject to customary closing conditions. As part of the transaction, Discovery will retain its key client relationships and partner with Blucora and HowStuffWorks to continue to deliver native advertising solutions. Discovery also will have ongoing access to HowStuffWorks video assets, consistent with Discovery’s strategic shift toward video content. Blucora expects to fund the transaction with cash on hand. Upon completion of the acquisition, HowStuffWorks will join the reporting segment that includes Blucora’s InfoSpace business.
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January 20, 2015
07:25 EDTDISCAViacom buys 50% stake in five Indian TV channels, WSJ says
Viacom (VIA, VIAB) is completing a deal with India's Reliance Industries giving it 50% ownership of five Indian TV channels for an undisclosed sum, reports the Wall Street Journal. Competitors including Discovery Communications (DISCA), 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA), and AMC Networks (AMCX) are similarly looking towards foreign investment as U.S. consumers move away from traditional cable packages. PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts 16% annual growth in Indian TV revenue over the next five years. Reference Link
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