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NBCUniversal-owned DailyCandy and Television Without Pity will be shut down

Kara Swisher
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DailyCandy and Television Without Pity, two high-profile Internet content properties owned by NBCUniversal, are being shuttered, a move that management told staff this morning would be occurring next week.

Local recommendations site DailyCandy had been purchased by the Comcast media unit in 2008 for $125 million from the New York-based Pilot Group. The sassy TWoP TV review and recap site — its motto is "Spare the snark, spoil the networks" — was purchased by NBCU's Bravo cable unit in 2007. Both were founded in the Web 1.0 era.

Attempts to sell the properties were made, but apparently were unsuccessful.

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