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EuroMedia is a Euro Republican based mass media holding company owned by TVVC and Modern Times Group, Virgin Group, Hearst Communications, MediaWorks, Bauer, News UK, Wireless Group, Discovery Inc. and BBC Studios. It is the parent company of such companies as Granada plc, Telefónica and Canal+ Group.

History

In 1987, EuroMedia was founded to be the parent company of a possible new third channel which eventually launched as TV3. In 1992, they acquired Granada Television (ITV’s North West affiliate) and the year after, they acquired Canal+ Group, expanding their service into France. This expanded in 1998 when 20% of Swedish company TV4 AB from Bonnier. In 2003, they got access to the entire ITV. Then in 2005, for 5 million euros, they bought the Australian Nine Network. In November 2005, EuroMedia and Telefónica reached a deal to be owned by the same companies. In 2010, after an attempted buyout by BSkyB, EuroMedia bought Virgin Media Television, and was renamed Living TV Group in the process. In 2015, EuroMedia bought 50% of RTL Group from Bertelsmann, this gave them access to FremantleMedia shows. They eventually merged with said company in 2018. This caused the Fremantle Euro Republics company to rebrand as 3Labs. they acquired the UK‘s Channel 5 from ViacomCBS to merge it with their ITV operations in May 2020. They previously were interested in buying El Kadsre’s Banushen Media Corporation from MatsuMedia but left them alone. An acquisition of DPG Media (owners of Belgium‘s VTM) is pending and will be complete by May 1, 2020. On April 1, 2020, EuroMedia acquired New Zealand television network Three from MediaWorks New Zealand. It is due to rebrand with the Euro Republics Three logo and branding later in 2020. On April 23, 2020, it bought news organisation Reuters for an estimated 15.5 million euros. They are interested in buying Viva Inc. in El Kadsre and are thinking about buying the entirety of Thomson Reuters Group. On Thursday, May 7, 2020, with the announcement of O2 (whose owners, Telefonica, were owned by EuroMedia) and Virgin Media merging, EuroMedia announced it would move Living TV Group into the Virgin Media UK part of the group and renamed Virgin Media Television.

Assets

Current

  • TV3 Networks
    • Three
    • FOX
    • V5
    • Channel 6 (50% with ETV)
    • TV8
    • TV10
    • MuchMusic
    • MuchJuicebox
  • Spark
    • ET1
      • ET1 Satellite
      • ET1 Cable
      • ET1 Telecom
      • ET1 Go
      • ET1 Play
    • Spark Networks
      • Spark Entertainment Networks
        • Spark
        • Spark 2
        • Spark Animation
      • Entertainment and Culture Networks
        • A Channel
        • Bravo
        • G4
        • E! Entertainment
        • Bravo
        • Comedy Network
        • Paramount Network
        • TNT
        • TBS
        • TCM!
        • Channel V
        • MTV
        • MTV2
        • Vivo
        • Syfy
        • Sky One
        • Sky Two
        • BBC UKTV
        • BBC World News (distribution only)
        • ITV Prime
      • Lifestyle Networks
        • Spark Documentaries
        • Spark Nature
        • Spark History
        • DMAX
        • Discovery Channel
        • LifeStyle Channel
        • LifeStyle Food
        • LifeStyle Home
      • Premiere Channels
        • Premiere Movie Collection
          • Premiere 1
          • Premiere 2
          • Premiere 3
          • Premiere 4
          • Premiere 5
          • Premiere 6
          • Disney Channel
        • Cineplex Networks
          • HBO
          • Starz
          • Starz 2
          • Encore
          • Encore 2
  • Orange (77% with French State)
    • Orange Mobile
    • Orange Euro Republics
    • Orange TV
      • OCS
      • Orange Sport
      • Liveradio
  • Canal+ Group
    • Canal+
      • Canal+ Cinéma
      • Canal+ Sport
      • Canal+ Family
      • Canal+ Séries
      • Canal+ Décalé
      • Ciné+
      • Clique TV
      • Comédie+ 
      • CStar
      • Rugby+
      • Golf+
      • Infosport+
      • Piwi+ 
      • Planète+
      • Planète+ A&E
      • Planète+ Crime+Investigation
      • Polar+
      • Télétoon+
      • CNews 
      • C8
      • CStar
      • MyCanal
      • Canal+ International
    • Canal+ Régie
    • CanalSat
    • StudioCanal
      • SAM
      • Red Production Company 
      • TANDEM Productions
  • Eirgroup
    • TV3 Ireland
    • 3e
    • Be3
    • 3Sport
    • 3C
    • play3
    • Eir
  • TV4 AB
    • TV4
      • Sjuan
      • TV12
      • TV4 Guld
      • TV4 Film
      • TV4 Fakta
      • TV3 Sport
    • C More
      • C More First
      • C More Hits
      • C More Series
      • C More Stars
  • DPG Media
    • VTM
    • Q2
    • Vitaya
    • CAZ
    • CAZ2
    • VTM Kids
  • Endemol Group
    • Endemol UK
      • Remarkable
      • Zeppotron
      • Tiger Aspect
      • Inital
    • Talpa Group
      • Talpa TV
        • SBS 6
        • Net 5
        • Veronica
        • SBS 9
  • Telefónica
    • Movistar
    • O2 UK (50%)
    • Virgin Media UK (50%)
      • Virgin Broadband
      • Virgin Media Buisness
      • Virgin Mobile
      • Virgin Vision
      • Virgin Media Television
        • Living TV
        • Living Xtra
        • Channel One
        • C1 Comedy
        • Bravo
        • Bravo 2
        • Bravo Timewarp
        • Challenge
        • Challenge Play
        • C1 Now
    • O2 Germany
    • Vivo Brazil
  • Nine Entertaiment Group
    • Nine Network
    • 9Go!
    • 9Gem
    • 9Life
    • 9Now
    • 9Rush
  • British Satellite Broadcasting
    • Galaxy
      • Galaxy Plus
      • Galaxy Klub
    • Now
      • Now Buisness
      • Now Weather
    • The Movie Channel
      • The Movie Channel 2
      • The Movie Channel Family
    • The Sports Channel
      • The Sports Channel 2
      • The Sports Channel 3
      • The Sports Channel World
      • The Sports Channel Xtra
      • The Sports Channel 360
  • RTL Group
    • Luxembourg
      • Club RTL
      • RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg
      • Den 2. RTL
    • Belgium
      • RTL TVI
      • Club RTL
      • Plug RTL
    • Netherlands
      • RTL 4 (started in 1989 as RTL Veronique, renamed RTL 4 in 1990)
      • RTL 5
      • RTL 7 (formerly known as Yorin)
      • RTL 8 (formerly known as Talpa, Tien)
      • RTL Z
      • RTL Crime
      • RTL Lounge
      • RTL Telekids
    • France
      • M6
      • M6 Boutique & Co
      • Paris Première
      • Série Club
      • Téva
      • 6ter
      • W9
      • M6 Music Hits
      • Gulli
      • Tiji
      • Canal J
    • Germany (Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland)
      • RTL
      • VOX
      • RTL II
      • Nitro
      • Super RTL (joint-venture with The Walt Disney Company)
      • Toggo Plus
      • n-tv
      • RTLplus
      • RTL Crime
      • RTL Living
      • RTL Passion
      • Geo Television
      • VOXup
      • TV Now
    • Spain
      • Antena 3 (19.17%)
      • laSexta (19.17%)
      • Neox (19.17%)
      • Nova (19.17%)
      • Mega (19.17%)
      • Atreseries (19.17%)
    • Croatia
      • RTL
      • RTL 2
      • RTL Kockica
      • RTL Living
      • RTL Passion
      • RTL Crime
      • RTL Adria
    • Hungary
      • RTL Klub
      • RTL II
      • Cool TV
      • Film+
      • RTL Gold
      • RTL+
      • Sorozat+
      • Muzsika TV
    • Fremantle
      • Original Productions
      • 495 Productions
      • Random House Studio
      • Boundless
      • Castlefield
      • Hare & Tortoise
      • Shotglass
      • Talkback
      • Thames
      • Spring
  • 3Go Media
    • Three
    • ThreeNow
    • Three +1
    • ThreeMax
    • ThreeMusic
    • Go
    • Go +1
    • ETV (50%)

Former

  • UPN Euro Republics
  • The WB ER


VTE EuroMedia
Part of Viasat Euro Republics, TVVC and RKO Entertainment

Movie production studios
Picturehouse Productions | TV3 Films | Spark Cinema | ITV Films | Picturehouse Behind


Euro Republican broadcast networks
Three | Fox | Sat5 | Channel 6 | TV8 | TV10


Spark Networks
Spark | Spark 2 | Spark Animation | Spark 3 | Spark Freemont


Entertainment and Culture Networks
CN ER | Boomerang | NBC | TNT | TBS | TCM! | Bravo | G4 | Syfy | Sky One | TCM!


Living TV Group
Channel One | C1 Comedy | LivingTV | Living Xtra | Bravo | Bravo 2 | Bravo Timewarp | Challenge | Challenge Play


ET1
ET1 TV | ET1 Telecom | My ET1


BSB
Galaxy | Galaxy 2 | Galaxy Comedy | The Movie Channel | The Movie Channel 2 | The Movie Channel Classics | The Movie Channel Kids & Family | The Sports Channel | The Sports Channel 2 | The Sports Channel Gold | Now | Now Headline News | Now Business | Now Weather | Now Showbiz | Now Money | Galaxy Club | Global | AnimeNation | Logo

Other: Hulu UK1 (20%)


International operations:

UTV Media:
UTV | Talksport | Virgin Radio UK | U105



Notes
1 Joint venture with BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and The Walt Disney Company.

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