Video Delivery Platform Provider Grid Networks Close To Being Acquired

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Seattle based Grid Networks, best known for enabling content owners to get web videos on their TV through the Xbox 360 and PS3 is close to finalizing a deal to be acquired. While the company would not comment about any acquisition, multiple finance folks in the industry are already talking about the deal being completed in the next week or two.

While no one is discussing who they are being acquired by, sources say the purchasing company is based in NYC and focuses on the desktop video environment. If the deal gets finalized it will be interesting to see how Grid Networks was valued and whether or not it was a fire sale. From what I'm hearing though, Grid Networks is not out of cash and to date has only taken one round of funding for $9.5M in October of 2007.

Updated 4/16: Grid Networks has merged with Global Media Services.

  • Really?

    Has this company ever made a dime? Do they have any customers? I suppose none of that matters but Grid seems to have been extra-losers, beyond the normal run of the mill “technology focused” type you usually hear about.
    What happened to Comcast buying them?

  • XBoxUzr

    I used it to watch DiggNation on my TV – it was pretty cool.

  • Mike

    Any new management team is supposed to bring their A game.

  • captive

    Ew, diggnation, seriously? Blech @above poster. That show was terrible! Couldn’t stand it for a second.