Discovery Communications acquires betty
Nov 08, 2011 (Datamonitor Financial Deals Tracker via COMTEX) --
Discovery Communications, Inc., a US-based media and entertainment company, has acquired betty, a UK-based contemporary factual television series producer for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky.
Clarity Capital Partners Limited acted as financial advisor and Wiggin LLP acted as legal advisor to betty, while HRO Grant Dawe LLP acted as legal advisor to Discovery Communications on the transaction.
Deal Type Acquisition
Sub-Category Majority Acquisition
Deal Status Completed: 2011-11-07
Target (Company) betty
Acquirer (Company) Discovery Communications, Inc.
The acquisition will allow Discovery Communications to provide the infrastructure and resources of its global platform of 142 networks in 210 countries to enable betty to extend their content to channels in the US and globally.
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