CBS buys Clicker, gains digital exec

CBS has acquired Clicker Media, a service that creates a guide for TV shows broadcast over the Web, and named the its top executive as the new head of CBS Interactive.

Jim Lanzone will succeed Neil Ashe in running CBS Interactive, the digital division that includes CNET.com, TV.com, CBS.com, CBSSports.com, CBSNews.com and Gamespot.com.

CBS did not disclose the terms of the deal for Clicker, launched in 2009, which provides users with a guide to legal video content across the Web.

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