Out of 60 sectors in the Mergr database, media ranked 20 in number of deals in 2011. The largest media acquisition in 2011 was Kabel Baden-Wurttemberg - which was acquired by Liberty Global for $4.1B.
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HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes properties, such as Thomas & Friends™, Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™, Mike the Knight™, Pingu™ and Rainbow Magic™. Launched in 1989, HIT's lines of business span television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing and live events and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan.
HIT Entertainment was acquired by Mattel on October 24, 2011.
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