|Type of site||Entertainment, media, news|
|Owner||Hearst Magazines UK|
|Created by||Digital Spy Ltd|
|Alexa rank||2,781 (April 2014[update])|
Digital Spy is a British entertainment and media news website. The site was launched in 1999, and is updated daily.
On 9 April 2008 it was announced that the website had been purchased by magazine publisher Hachette Filipacchi UK, a subsidiary of the Lagardère Group for a "significant" sum. On 1 August 2011, ownership of Hachette UK was sold to Hearst Magazines UK.
As well as articles, the site also features forums which went live in March 2000, and gives readers the opportunity to discuss various topics. Representatives of several major companies including Top Up TV, Joost, BSkyB, Goodmans and Amstrad CEO Lord Alan Sugar are registered members that have posted on the forum. The forums are currently sponsored by PACT, a subscription coffee service.
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