Alter Ego Media acquired Mega Channel
Alter Ego Media has acquired the television archive of the now defuncy Mega Channel (which was known as the Big Channel due to its enormous popularity) after today's tender.
The bidders were Cyprus-based Liquorina which made an offer of 33 million euro and Alter Ego which bid 33,999,999 euro and Alter Ego.
Representatives of Star Channel attended but did not finally make an offer.
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Liquorina is a consortium set up by entrepreneurs Yiannis Vardinogiannis, Theodoros Kyriakou and Ivan Savvidis.
As it is known Mr. Vardinoyannis has two channels, Star and Alpha. Mr. Kyriakou has ANT1 and Macedonia TV while Ivan Savvidis has the Open and of course the Ethnos newspaper.
This morning the bidders submitted their binding offers for «Asset Class A», which is Mega's real property, and «Asset Class B», which includes all remaining assets, including the channel's, such as it television archive with a long list of hugely popular series, the brand name «Mega», the news archive, the titles that it has secured and debts.
During the tender three properties in Marousi were bought, as well as a property in Crete.
There were two bidders for the property. The two bidders were Terna which offered 384,000 euro and Othisi Consortium, which offered 500,000 euro.
In the second tender Alter Ego bought the station's intellectual rights, which is to say the film archive, and the brand names of both the channel and its programmes. It also acquired Tyletypos shares in other companies.
The film archive includes: A. The General Archive; B. The informational Archive (with news and recreational content); C. Game Shows; D. One -minute clips of general...