Digital Brands GameSpot, Metacritic, TV Guide, Cord Cutters News and Comic Vine Are Acquired By Fandom – Deadline

Fandom has acquired a portfolio of digital manufacturers, together with GameSpot, Metacritic, TV Guide, GameFAQs, Giant Bomb, Cord Cutters News and Comic Vine, from Red Ventures.

Collectively, the properties attain 46 million month-to-month lively customers. Fandom described them as extremely complementary to the company’s 300 million MAUs, 250,000 Wiki communities and 40 million pages of content material. 

Financial phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed. 

Founded in 2004 by Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley Starling, Fandom controls a big cache of knowledge on client preferences in movie, TV, video video games and different corners of popular culture. Insights from this huge inhabitants of engaged followers is harnessed for FanDNA, Fandom’s proprietary information platform. In latest years, the company has acquired ScreenJunkies, Curse Media and Fanatical, growing its presence within the popular culture, gaming and ecommerce sectors.

In saying the Red Ventures deal, Fandom stated it is going to enhance the company’s position in lots of corners of the general digital universe, together with reference, group, developments, scores, opinions, information and commerce. It additionally will contribute to Fandom’s affiliate and commerce efforts, the company stated, and bolster income on Fanatical, its gaming commerce business.

“We’re thrilled to add these powerful, authoritative brands into the Fandom platform, which will expand our business capabilities and provide immersive content for our partners, advertisers and fans. The trusted insights, ratings and content they provide will make us a one-stop shop for fans across their entertainment and gaming journey,” stated Perkins Miller, CEO of Fandom. “In addition to creating exceptional fan experiences, these platforms will add to our FanDNA data offering, giving us sentiment and intent signals that will help improve the consumer experience as well as make our commerce and advertising businesses more impactful.”

Christina Miller, Chief Strategy Officer, Red Ventures, stated the transaction represented “the beginning of a new chapter for Red Ventures and Fandom, and we couldn’t be more excited for what’s ahead.”

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