Sydney– The board of Beyond International Limited (BYI) announced today it had agreed to a takeover offer from private equity firm Navis Media Pty Ltd (Navis Media). Navis Media will acquire all of the shares in BYI for $A1.22 cash per share, valuing the Australian television producer-distributor at $A74.6 million ($US62 million). The deal is subject to approval by shareholders at a meeting expected to be held in November. That trumps a bid by Mariner Financial Limited on September 14, which offered A$1.15 per share.