US broadcaster CBS buys CNet Networks


US TV network CBS has bought San Franciso-based CNet Networks, a series of entertainment and technology websites and the tenth largest network on the web, for $1.8m (£920,000).

CBS will now have control of sites such as News.com and Gamespot.com and have access to CNet’s 160m readers a month

CNet’s UK division publishes a stable of consumer and B2B websites including electronics reviews site CNet.co.uk, video game portal Gamespot UK, environmental consumer site Smart Planet and the business IT sites ZDNet.co.uk and Silicon.com

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