CBS Interactive acquires social TV guide Clicker.com

By Cory Bergman 

More acquisition news on a busy Friday. CBS has picked up Clicker.com for an undisclosed sum and named its co-founder, Jim Lanzone, as president of CBS Interactive.

Clicker is a Facebook-integrated social TV guide that recommends TV shows and offers links to (legal) places to watch them on the web. Clicker’s Facebook integration attracted a lot of positive coverage, including here on Lost Remote. Clicker will join CBS Interactive’s roster of properties, including CNET.com, TV.com, CBS.com, CBSSports.com, CBSNews.com and Gamespot.com.

“This is such an incredible opportunity,” said Lanzone. “Leslie and the CBS Interactive team have created an unrivaled arsenal of Internet properties – properties that have unlimited potential for expansion. I look forward to beginning my new role and working with the team to help lead CBS into the future of online information and entertainment.”

Lanzone succeeds Neil Ashe, who served as President of CBS Interactive since the Company acquired CNET Networks, Inc. in June 2008.

Here’s the press release.

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