Maven Networks

  • Yahoo Kills Maven: From Acquisition To Deadpool In 17 Months (Updated)

    At the beginning of last year, Yahoo made a fairly large acquisition with the purchase of online video distribution and advertising platform provider Maven Networks. Under the terms of the agreement, which we reported as a rumor the same day the papers were signed, the company acquired the startup for approximately $160 million. At the time, the press release touted the acquisition to lead to… Read More

  • Here Comes More HD Video On the Web—Move Networks Raises $46 Million in C Round

    Investors are betting big on video streaming provider Move Networks. The Utah-based company just announced that it raised $46 million in a C round of venture financing. The round was led by Benchmark Capital, and also included Cisco, Comcast Interactive Media, Televisa, Steamboat Ventures and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. That brings the total raised since December, 2006 to $91.3 million. Read More

  • Yahoo Confirms Maven Networks Acquisition

    Yahoo has acquired video publishing platform Maven Networks for $160 million. We were the first to report the deal the day the papers were signed, on January 31. The next day, Microsoft announced its bombshell offer for Yahoo, which probably delayed the announcement of this smaller acquisition. Everyone at Yahoo has been a little bit preoccupied. Yahoo will use Maven’s technology to… Read More

  • Yahoo To Announce Large Video Acquisition—Maven Networks For $150 Million.

    [Update 2/12/08: The deal has been confirmed. The price was $160 million.] We’ve gotten word that Yahoo will make an acquisition announcement of a video startup today or tomorrow. At first we thought the target might be Metacafe, which was almost acquired by Yahoo just following the Google/YouTube deal in 2006. Shortly after, it made a small acquisition in Jumpcut, a Web-based video editor. Read More