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November 27, 2012
10:46 EDTDISCADiscovery to acquire Takhayal Entertainment
Discovery (DISCA) announced an agreement to acquire Dubai-based media company Takhayal Entertainment and its affiliated companies in Dubai and Egypt, including its flagship TV network, Fatafeat. The parties are in final stages of formalizing the transfer with the competent authorities. The transaction is a targeted step by Discovery to further extend its reach in the growing Middle East and North Africa television market. Reference Link
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April 21, 2014
09:10 EDTDISCABlucora 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.
April 16, 2014
19:43 EDTDISCADiscovery drops bid for Channel 5, Reuters says
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07:12 EDTDISCABSkyB, Discovery make joint offer for Channel 5, Bloomberg says
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April 15, 2014
10:10 EDTDISCADiscovery, BSkyB near deal to buy Channel 5, Broadcast says
Discovery Communications (DISCA) and British Sky Broadcasting (BSYBY) are near a GBP350M deal to buy Channel 5 from Northern & Shell, according to Broadcast. Reference Link

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