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Monday August 20, 2018

USA Today Acquires Fantasy Sports Ventures and Big Lead Sports

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USA Today announced this week that it has acquired of NY-based sports/fantasy league news sites Fantasy Sports Ventures and Big Lead Sports. Gannett, which publishes USA Today, already owned a minority stake in FSV. The terms of the deal were not made public.

According to ComScore, FSV and Big Lead Sports combined have 19 million unique visitors.

Digital Media Wire quoted Tom Beusse, president of the USA Today Sports Media Group, saying, “This deal represents a major step forward for us, giving us dramatically more scale and a great ability to provide engaging, relevant content across the entire spectrum of sports fans.”

Digital Media Wire