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The Hyper Metro Network is an Australian commercial free-to-air television network. It's owned by HyperTel.

History Edit

In 2000 HMN began as ITVA, a group of independent stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

In 2002, Jack Makers bought Ferovideo, renaming the company Hyper Metro Communications.

Oekas Video Systems was purchased for $30m, helping to expand the company's operations in the field of video editing and allowing HMC to produce projects as diverse as commercials, rock music videos, and corporate videos.

HMC bought Video And Sound Engineering for $580m, incorporating Visiontel and Solid Sound Logic, which designed and manufactured professional video and sound products.

HMC purchased SatScan, the satellite dish manufacturer.

ITVA was acquired and purchased for $500m, renaming the TV Network And Stations, Hyper Metro Network.

The Hyper Metro Communications and Foxtel officially signed an agreement allowing TMN's digital signal to be transmitted via Foxtel's cable and satellite services. HMN became available on Foxtel in early 2004.

In 2005, Hyper Metro Communications ultimately agreed to buy Pix3D for approximately $5 million in an all-stock deal. Following Pix3D shareholder approval, the acquisition was completed 2007.

Hyper Metro Studios opened in 2006 and was originally built by Build Laurentis. Hyper Metro Communications purchased the company Build Laurentis and took over the facility in 2008.

On 2010, Brazilian company Organizações Globo acquired the remaining 90%. The programming changed and included more Brazilian programs like telenovelas and other television series. The channel also broadcast the Rio Carnival live. In general, the channel adopted the same station identification and commercial bumpers from Rede Globo, with the music and graphics being adapted for the channel.

Also, Hyper Metro Studios Has Acquired By Organizações Globo.

Soon after, Hyper Metro Communications Was Renamed To CP Films and moved into film production.

In 2011, CP Films was sold to Kolor Multimedia for $2bn.

The name of Kolor group was changed to “CP SA” as of 2012, re-branding the entire company after its CP Films subsidiary.

The Hyper Broadcasting Union was formed on 2013.

The HBU Research Department has played a major part in the development of broadcasting and recording techniques.

As of 10 December 2013, HMN no longer broadcasts on analog TV and is now only available through digital TV or digital set-top box.

The network was listed on the stock exchange in 2014.

In 2015, Losko Fornko, acquired HMN and announced its new channel, HMN2, which officially launched on 2015.

On 2016, HMN announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called HyperTel. HMN, HyperTel's leading subsidiary, will continue to be the umbrella company for HyperTel's Television interests.

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