Here Networks
buys Hyperion Interactive Media Corp., creator of
GayMonkey.com

Here Networks
            buys Hyperion Interactive Media Corp., creator of
            GayMonkey.com

Gay television
company Here Networks has purchased Hyperion Interactive
Media Corp., creator of such Web sites as GayMonkey.com and
the print magazine GayWebMonkey. The
acquisition was announced Wednesday and includes all
of the more than 20 portals and Web sites owned by
HIM, which will now be called Here Interactive Media.
"The HIM Corp. properties will reinforce Here as
a vital entertainment destination to millions of gay
and lesbian consumers," Paul Colichman, Here Networks
founder and CEO, said in a statement. "HIM Corp. is
the online bridge by which Here will connect to the
infinite places and pathways where the LGBT community finds
one another."
Those properties, which include the popular
GayWired.com and LesbiaNation.com, receive a combined
2 million unique visitors a month. HIM Corp. founder
Matt Skallerud will continue in his capacity overseeing
the sites, and his current staff will remain in place.
The companies are the latest LGBT businesses to
unite in the hopes of expanding their mutual marketing
reach and audiences. Here is currently available in
more than 50 million households around the
country. (The Advocate)

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