Comcast may be acquiring

Cable giant, which has been acquisition-friendly in the past, is allegedly in the process of purchasing television fan community BuddyTV, according to reports.

Citing ever-shadowy "sources," PaidContent reported Sunday that oft-maligned cable giant Comcast is in the process of acquiring television fandom site No financial details were specified.

PaidContent blogger Joseph Weisenthal speculates that BuddyTV will be integrated in one way or another into Comcast's still-in-beta Fancast site, a Web video and community hub that it launched in August. Comcast, whose Comcast Interactive Media division has been attempting to craft an extensive Web 2.0-savvy social media strategy, also purchased movie ticket site Fandango in April.

BuddyTV representatives allegedly denied the allegation initially and then clammed up; we've sent an e-mail to see if they've changed their tune. Comcast reportedly is not commenting, but we're waiting to hear back on that one.



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