Hearst on the M&A hunt for digital media?

Bambi Francisco Roizen · March 16, 2009 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/767

New boss George Kliavkoff joins Hearst to expand portfolio

 If you're a digital media property, it might be a good time to talk to the folks at Hearst. Apparently, the company is thinking about "buying" vs. "building" its way toward a larger Web portfolio.

George Kliavkoff, formerly NBC Universal's chief digital officer, joined Hearst to head up its digital empire, according to Media Memo.

His mandate will be to turn Hearst's cash into a portfolio of Web properties. He will likely be expanding the portfolio through acquisitions.

“I do think it’s a good time to be acquiring digital media properties, because they’re well priced compared to where they were a couple years ago,” Kliavkoff told Media Memo.

Is Kliavkoff the man for the job?

At NBC Universal, he was credited for helping to launch Hulu, the video joint venture between NBC and News Corp. And, he helped NBC negotiate its partnership with Apple's iTunes.

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Bambi Francisco Roizen

Founder and CEO of Vator, a media and research firm for entrepreneurs and investors; Managing Director of Vator Health Fund; Co-Founder of Invent Health; Author and award-winning journalist.

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