Hearst New Media & Technology purchased horoscope and astrology content provider Astronet for an undisclosed sum. Astronet, an exclusive provider on America Online, will become the horoscope and astrology channel on Hearst HomeArts
. Astronet's Web site
will be co-branded and linked to HomeArts. The multiyear deal will also allow a co-branded HomeArts Astronet to continue to be the exclusive astrology provider for AOL and AOL.com. Eugenie Diserio, president-CEO and founder of Astronet, will continue as creative director of Astronet and become an executive at Hearst New Media.
Copyright January 1999, Crain Communications Inc.