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With media being used as a hook for driving engagement in broader platforms and an expanding global audience for content, entertainment companies are prime targets for acquisition. The stage is set for ongoing media consolidation, and 2016 has seen Activison Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) , AT&T (NYSE:T), Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)Tencent Holdings (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) (NASDAQOTH:TCTZF), and Dalian Wanda Group involved in purchases that are already reshaping the industry landscape.

Click through the presentation below to get the details on the year's biggest entertainment acquisitions.