WebMediaBrands buys Cory Bergman’s Lost Remote blog

Cory Bergman’s Lost Remote blog, which started more than a decade ago to cover changes in the television industry, has been acquired by WebMediaBrands in a deal of undisclosed size.

Bergman who also runs the hyperlocal news network NextDoorMedia and works as an executive at NBCNews.com (formerly msnbc.com) writes in a post that it marks a new chapter for Lost Remote, noting that WebMediaBrands plans to expand the property with both Bergman and writer Natan Edelsburg continuing to play roles.

Cory Bergman

“Nearly two years ago, Lost Remote became the first site dedicated to covering social TV,” writes Bergman. “Few people had heard of social TV back then, but it quickly graduated from an experiment to a full-blown revolution. Today, social TV and the “second screen” have sparked over one hundred startups, and Lost Remote has grown leaps and bounds.”

Bergman adds that with new competition in the social TV arena that Lost Remote needed help growing, especially as it related to events.

WebMediaBrands includes a network of sites, including TVNewser and AllFacebook.

“The deal preserves my involvement while they leverage their network, resources and events expertise to take Lost Remote to the next level,” he said.

  • http://www.intrinsicstrategy.com/ FrankCatalano

    Much congrats to Cory for persevering with his successful Lost Remote blog, evolving the coverage since its turn-of-the-century start, but never straying from its core of the intersection of tech and TV. Lost Remote was where I started as a regular blogger and it’s great to see this development.

  • Guest

    Congrats to Cory on a successful exit! I appreciate the irony that the only way to make money from television in 2012 is to blog about its demise.