Epstein Becker Green attorneys successfully assisted client Reed Elsevier in acquiring for its Variety Group (consisting of Daily Variety, Daily Variety Gotham, Weekly Variety, and Variety.com) the entertainment research and data-tracking firm TVTracker. Since 1999, TVTracker has been tracking and analyzing three major divisions of filmed entertainment in the United States — television, feature films, and digital entertainment.
This acquisition enabled the Variety Group, which is the leading source of entertainment news, to provide industry clients with high-value data tools.
The deal closed on June 6, 2011. The purchase price was not disclosed.