Moviepilot sells German operation for $20M to continue U.S. push


Germany’s Moviepilot has taken an unusual trajectory, beginning as a film recommendation site called and expanding into the U.S. and elsewhere with a fan site called Now it’s going to focus on the newer company with a fresh $20 million cash infusion that comes from French media firm Webedia, the proud new owners of The German site has 5 million monthly users and 2 million Facebook(s fb) fans, along with popular German-language YouTube(s goog) channels. Moviepilot CEO Tobias Bauckhage said the sale would let his team “press ahead with even more energy and focus on our expansion into the U.S. market.”

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