Friday, December 12, 2008

CBS Cutting Back at CNET, Including GameSpot

After the $1.8 billion purchase of CNET earlier this year, they're now looking to centralize their operations.

by David Radd on Thursday, December 11, 2008

CBS Cutting Back at CNET, Including GameSpot

All Things Digital is reporting that CBS is looking to make cutbacks at CNET. Part of this will come from a merger of CBSnews.com and CNET's News.com. Additionally, layoffs are likely at sites like TV.com, MP3.com and GameSpot.

"CBS Interactive continues its integration process, which now calls for the further combination of several portions of the division into unified groups oriented around similar content," reads a statement to All Things Digital. "This important move allows us to better align our premium content for our audiences and our advertisers, and also results in reduction in certain areas that are now duplicated in the new organization structure. We believe these moves are necessary to continue building CBS Interactive into the most creative, most efficient, most profitable and fastest growing Internet company in the media business."

It is unclear how these cutbacks will affect GameSpot specifically. Editorially, the game site suffered mightily in the wake of "Gerstmann-gate", with Frank Provo, Alex Navarro and Ryan Davis, Brad Shoemaker and Jason Ocampo all departing.

via GameDaily

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