WebMediaBrands has bought TVSpy.com, an aggregator of TV industry news, from Vault. It now joins the parent company's 18 other blogs, including Mediabistro. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Andrew Gauthier will continue as TVSpy editor.
According to Alan M. Meckler, CEO of WebMediaBrands, TVSpy fits "perfectly" into the company's media network, which includes TVNewser. "The combination of TVSpy and TVNewser should further ensure our leadership in coverage of local and national broadcast and cable news on air and online," he stated.
Formerly ShopTalk, TVSpy will be given a design makeover, adds Meckler. A platform for information about the broadcast news industry, TVSpy assured readers that the site, TVSpy message boards and the ShopTalk e-newsletter will all remain largely unchanged for the near future.
Claude Sheer, CEO of Vault, said the new owner will give TVSpy "the right parent and the right focus to drive the continued growth of this important business."
WebMediaBrands also owns a job listings site and instructional classes.