CBS Interactive has signed an agreement to acquire Clicker Media, with its Clicker.com to join CBS Interactive’s roster of Internet properties including CNET.com, TV.com, CBS.com, CBSSports.com, CBSNews.com and Gamespot.com.
Jim Lanzone, co-founder and CEO of Clicker Media, has been named President of CBS Interactive, replacing Neil Ashe, who was waiting for the position to be filled before stepping down. He ran the CBS Corp. division for over two years as part of the $1.8 billion acquisition of Cnet Networks.
Launched in November 2009, Clicker is a comprehensive and structured guide to legal broadcast programming on the Web, indexing more than 1 million online TV shows, movies and videos, from free and paid services alike. Clicker’s recommendation engine, Clicker Predict, and its social integration with Facebook, bring its 2.5 million monthly users an instantly personalized guide to what’s worth watching online.