11 Facts About Digital Spy


Digital Spy is a British-based entertainment, television and film website and brand and is the largest digital property at Hearst UK.

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Since its launch in 1999, Digital Spy has focused on entertainment news related to television programmes, films, music and show business to a global audience.

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Digital Spy Limited was incorporated in late 2001 by Alan Jay, Neil Wilkes and Mark Hughes, with Iain Chapman, Jose Cardoso and James Welsh joining later as shareholders.

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On 2 May 2013, Digital Spy won the Media Editorial Team of the Year 2013 at the British Media Awards.

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On 3 July 2014, Digital Spy won Consumer Website of the Year 2014 at the AOP Digital Publishing Awards.

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In October 2015, Digital Spy moved its content management system from RAMS to Hearst's newly developed Media OS.

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In January 2017, Digital Spy was made an official partner of the National Television Awards, held at The O2 Arena and broadcast live on ITV.

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In October 2017, Digital Spy won PPA Digital Content Team of the Year, and was shortlisted for Website of the Year and Content Team Leader of the Year.

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In March 2018, Digital Spy was shortlisted for International Website of the Year at the Hearst Editorial Excellence Awards.

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In October 2018, Digital Spy won PPA Digital Content Team of the Year for the second year in a row.

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On 22 March 2021 Digital Spy announced on its site that they would be closing their non-entertainment related discussion forums such as Politics and General Discussion forums and mainly retaining Film, Entertainment and Television based ones that same week in an effort to refocus its website, no confirmed date was given for the changes but the closure then occurred suddenly 24 hours later.

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