AVRev.com, the largest audited home theater publication, along with its sister sites ModernHomeTheater.com and AVRevForum.com announced on April 2, 2008 that the properties have been sold to El Segundo, California based Internet Brands. Internet Brands, the owner of over 60 enthusiast web properties including CarsDirect.com and DVDTalk.com, also recently announced the purchase of HighDefDigest.com and HighDefForum.com to round out their new consumer electronics publication portfolio.
“Internet Brands offers AVRev.com and its associated sites the chance to grow in meaningful ways we simply couldn’t on our own,” stated AVRev.com founder, Jerry Del Colliano. “The power of their network will drastically increase the reach and impact of the properties thus allowing us to promote the best of the world of home theater and audiophile hardware and software to more people.”
All of the AVRev.com sites will continue to be published by Jerry Del Colliano. Andrew Robinson and Ken Taraszka have agreed to remain on as Managing Editor and Associate editor respectively. The internal support staff also will remain, leaving the overall publication’s operation fully intact post acquisition. Financial terms were not disclosed.