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Digital Spy - Acquired by Hachette Filipacchi UK

(April 2008)

DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
DigitalSpy, the independent entertainment news website and online talkboard, is set for rapid expansion after being bought by magazine publisher Hachette Filipacchi UK.

The publisher of Red, Elle and Inside Soap magazines has bought the site for an undisclosed sum, MediaGuardian.co.uk can reveal.

Hachette, which started its digital division last year with the launch of ElleUK.com and Sugarscape.com, will take over management of DigitalSpy.co.uk immediately.

"I am delighted to have acquired DigitalSpy.co.uk to further expand our growing digital division. Operating in the entertainment news area, Digital Spy is the perfect complement to our existing portfolio of brands," said Kevin Hand, the chairman of Hachette Filipacchi UK.

Hachette will cross promote the website and share content with its existing print and online portfolio.

Alan Jay, chairman and partner of DigitalSpy.co.uk, said: "We are thrilled to be joining Hachette Filipacchi and see collaboration with brands as powerful as Elle or Sugar in the UK, as well as the international portfolio from the Lagardère group, as a huge opportunity for Digital Spy to maximise growth."

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NI
Nini
*hums* Ah, only on page two.

http://www.tvforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24744

First the large non-interlaced screengrabs from your Melodifestivalen DVD and now this. You're not on the ball today, are you?
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
I considered this to be an important topic which should not be lost in the mire of a general discussion of the particular website.
RE
remlap Wales Wales Today
I expect the censorship and long dated articles to increase then.
DB
dbl London London
Nail in the coffin methinks, they already took down a thread that was critising Inside Soap.

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