|CBS Digital Media Group|
|Headquarters||235 Second Street,|
|Marc DeBevoise (President)|
Number of employees
|2,080 (CNET, 2006)|
|Parent||CBS Entertainment Group|
CBS Interactive Inc. (formerly CBS Digital Media Group) is an American media company and is a subsidiary of the CBS Entertainment Group division of ViacomCBS. It is an online content network for information and entertainment. Its websites cover news, sports, entertainment, technology, and business. It is headed by Marc DeBevoise.
CBS Interactive coordinates with CBS Network Sales to bring together ad sales operations, as well as the corporation's television, sports, and news groups, who will continue to be involved in program development.
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On March 15, 2012, it was announced that CBS Interactive acquired video game-based website Giant Bomb and comic book-based website Comic Vine from Whiskey Media, who sold off their other remaining websites to BermanBraun. This occasion marked the return of video game journalist Jeff Gerstmann to the CBS Interactive division of video game websites, which includes GameSpot and GameFAQs, and has Gerstmann once again working directly with some of his former peers at GameSpot within the same building at the CBS Interactive headquarters.
On April 17, 2012, it was announced that Major League Gaming and CBS Interactive would be entering a partnership alongside Twitch to be the only exclusive online broadcaster of their Pro Circuit competitions, as well as for advertising representation.
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The CBS Interactive entertainment brands are CBS.com, the online home of CBS, an American network television channel, the OTT services CBS All Access and Pluto TV; TV Guide, the ultimate listings guide for any Service Provider; CHOW, recipes, discussions, reviews, videos, and stories all related to food; TV.com, discussions, show guides, reviews, and videos all about television; Metacritic, a review aggregation website for games, music, television and movies; Comic Vine, news, reviews, and forums about comics; and GameRankings, a review aggregation website for games.
CBS Interactive's news brands are CBSNews.com, the online home of CBS News, the news division of CBS; and CBSN, a 24-hour news channel based completely online and on smart devices, a division of CBS News.
CBS Interactive's sports brands are CBSSports.com, the online home of CBS Sports, with news, scores, video, and discussion about professional sports along with the streaming sports network CBS Sports HQ; CBSSports.com College Network, the online home of CBS Sports College Network with news, scores, video, and discussion about collegiate sports; CBS Sports Fantasy, a website featuring fantasy sports; and MaxPreps, a website including information, recruiting, news, video, and discussion about high school sports. CBS Sports also manages an advance media division that hosts college and high school sports digital presence to both design the websites and manage the ads on each of those 250+ properties.
CBS Interactive's technology brands are CNET, an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts, and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally; CNET Content Solutions, content solutions related to technology and consumer electronics; Download.com, a website for free software; TechRepublic, news, information, resources, and forums for IT professionals; and ZDNet, technology news, reviews, and videos for technology and business professionals.
CBS Interactive's video games brands are GameFAQs, a community driven website with guides and forums about video games; GameSpot, news, reviews, and guides about video games; Giant Bomb, videos, podcasts, and reviews about video games; and onGamers, news analyses, and columns about the eSports scene.
is a comparison shopping website owned by CBS Interactive. The site offers shopping recommendations, buying advice, and side by side price comparisons for various products. Founded in 1998, mySimon was acquired in 2000 for $700 million. mySimon was also nominated for a Webby award in 2001. The site directs users to other shopping sites such as Amazon.com when searching for products. It is not affiliated with Simon Property Group, a mall operator. The website is also unrelated to corporate sibling and major book publisher, Simon & Schuster.
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