CBS has officially agreed to acquire 247 Sports, which will bring the premium basketball and football recruiting services that they offer on board.

CBS Sports officially agrees to acquire 247 Sports

CBS Sports is one of the biggest sports media outlets on the internet and they got a whole lot bigger today. According to a report from Eric Fisher on Twitter, CBS has agreed to acquire 247 Sports.

Big news in digital sports media: CBS has signed definitive agreement to acquire @247Sports. More coming shortly in @sbjsbd

— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) December 16, 2015

247 Sports is known for their premium NCAA basketball and football recruiting coverage. They are on top of every prospect and always seem to have the inside scoop. In addition to the coverage, CBS is acquiring a ton of talented writers who have been grinding with the 247 network.

This is a big move in the sports media industry and strengthens the college sports aspect of CBS Sports.

As media outlets try to overtake ESPN as the leader in sports, the gap continues to lessen. Fox Sports has been taking huge jumps forward over the last couple of years, while CBS is obviously making a big leap forward with this move. Recruiting is a very hot topic and there aren’t many that do their coverage better than 247 Sports.

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