Hachette Filipachi acquires entertainment news site DigitalSpy

French media group Lagardere is acquiring UK-based entertainment news site DigitalSpy through its subsidiary Hachette Filipachi UK for an undisclosed sum.

DigitalSpy launched in 2000 and initially provided TV-related news and messageboards before broadening into a wider range of entertainment and celebrity news and gossip areas. The site, estimated to be the fourth largest online entertainment news provider in the UK by ComScore, will be added to Hachette Filipachi’s digital media division, joining its previous acquisitions of Sugarscape.com and ElleUK.com.

DigitalSpy is believed to see around 2.1m unique monthly visitors to its news portal and 3.1m users of its messageboards and the site says that as part of Hachette Filipachi it intends to expand its user base substantially.

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