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Insider and Axel Springer back a new podcast company

Insider and its parent company, German publishing giant Axel Springer, are investing in a new podcast company called Spooler, Insider CEO Henry Blodget told Axios. Spooler will co-produce a new podcast with Insider called “The Refresh from Insider” using proprietary technology that makes it easier for producers to update podcast content with new segments after […]

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Sports podcast company Blue Wire is growing

Blue Wire, a sports podcast company founded in 2018, is adding two athlete-focused NBA shows to its lineup, Axios has learned. Driving the news: “Road Trippin,” featuring former NBA players Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, and “The Long Shot,” hosted by Heat sniper Duncan Robinson, are now under the Blue Wire umbrella. Blue Wire, which […]

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Indie Podcast Company Blanchard House Signs With WME – The Hollywood Reporter

Blanchard House, the independent podcast company, has signed with WME. Founded last year by a group of leading UK producers, Blanchard House is co-founded and led by CEO Kimberly Jung, Creative Director Rosie Pye and host Alex Wiltschko. The team is complemented by a group of 14 producers, journalists and presenters from the BBC and […]

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Former NBC Executive Steven Hein Launches Story Mill Media Podcast Company – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Steven Hein, who worked for NBC, Legendary and Fox, started his own podcast company. Hein, who was most recently SVP, Digital at NBC, started Story Mill Media. The company is focused on working with media brands to expand their content into the audio space. Story Mill Media has also completed a pre-seed funding round, […]

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SCA announces the acquisition of Kinderling, a children’s radio and podcast company

To share Tweeter To share E-mail CEO of SCA, Grant blackley, announced the acquisition of Kinderling, the Australian children’s radio and podcast company, which joins the LiSTNR family. Kinderling was founded by a group of parents who wanted to introduce children aged zero to seven to the world of music, storytelling and creative expression. Since […]

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SCA’s LiSTNR acquires children’s podcast company Kinderling

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has acquired Kinderling, an Australian children’s radio and podcast company. Kinderling was founded by a group of parents who wanted to introduce children aged zero to seven to the world of music, storytelling and creative expression. Since its inception in 2014, Kinderling has won the award for Best Digital Radio Format […]

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Subscription podcast company Quake raises $ 3.5 million in new funding round

Quake, a subscription podcast company founded by media veterans, has raised an additional $ 3.5 million, Axios has learned. Details: The round was led by Chicago Ventures with the participation of a few individual investors, including Cameo Founder and CEO Steven Galanis and SpotHero Founder and CEO Mark Lawrence. “We are very encouraged by Quake’s […]

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Podcast company Ranieri & Co. announces partnership with Byron Cooke Show

Australian podcast company Ranieri & Co. has announced its performance of The Byron Cooke Show, an independent podcast created by the former co-host of Fox FM’s “Fifi, Fev and Byron”. Cooke’s podcast covers deeper topics such as the toxic culture of the entertainment industry. Cooke said: “The podcast is where the action is now. Leaving […]

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Andrew Kuo and Kareem Rahma launch podcast company SomeFriends – Deadline

Former A + E Networks director Andrew Kuo and former New York Times director Kareem Rahma have started a podcast company to multiply stories by and about people of color in the audio industry. The pair launched SomeFriends, which is backed by investors including Hyphen Capital, media veteran Sean Cohan; James Cole, Jr., AIG Board […]

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Vox Media Acquires Cafe Studios Podcast Company From Preet Bharara

Vox Media, the media company whose properties include New York Magazine, has announced the acquisition of Cafe Studios, the podcast company co-founded by Preet Bharara, former US attorney for the Southern District of New York. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bharara – who inspired the character played by Paul Giamatti in Showtime’s […]

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Preet Bharara Joins Vox Media After Acquiring His Podcast Company

Former Manhattan US attorney Preet Bharara joins Vox Media after the firm’s purchase of Cafe Studios Inc., which publishes its “Stay Tuned With Preet” podcast. Vox bought out the podcast company with the aim of expanding its presence in the podcast realm and will keep Cafe Studios under its ownership with Bharara as host and […]

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Hindustan Media Ventures purchases minority stake in podcast company Hubhopper

Delhi-based podcast hosting, creation and distribution company Hubhopper has raised an undisclosed amount as a strategic investment from Hindustan Times Media Ventures. Previously, Hubhopper had raised over $ 500,000 in multiple investment cycles from angel and institutional investors including ITI Growth Opportunities Fund, Unit-E Ventures, etc. Hubhopper will use the funds to continue to grow […]

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Zach Horowitz sees ‘huge’ opportunity in new podcast company for Latin listeners

Former Universal Music Group executive Zach Horowitz has co-founded a new podcast company, Pitaya Entertainment, dedicated to producing content for Latin Americans – and he sees similarities to the potential of the Latin music market that he helped unlock during his time in the music business. Pitaya launches with five series presented by hugely popular […]

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Mark Cuban’s Fireside is a podcast app where you can be a part of the show

Billionaire Mark Cuban co-founded a podcast app with Node CEO Falon Fatemi, according to The edge. Fireside will merge the premise of existing podcast applications with that of Clubhouse while possibly incorporating some live streaming functionality. Focused on conversations that can be recorded and monetized natively, fans will be able to interact with the podcast […]

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Lincoln Project Co-Founder Launches New Podcast Company

Ron Steslow, a political strategist who hosted the Lincoln Project podcast, is launching a new podcast company called Politicology, promising “politics without blinders.” Why is this important: His business could attract a large audience seeking to understand America’s troubled political currents. The big picture: It comes amid a transition and crisis for Lincoln Project, a […]

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Lakewood’s Evergreen podcast company makes big strides in storytelling

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – Evergreen Podcasts, a Lakewood-based company, has made storytelling a business. The podcasting company, run by CEO Michael DeAloia, publishes its own original series and works with organizations across the country to help them produce and manage their own podcasts. And Evergreen hopes to grow even further, with the ambition of becoming a […]

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Pharrell launches new podcast company, ‘OTHERtone’ series

Pharrell Williams Launches New Podcast Company, OTHERtoneMedia, and will be the spearhead of the network’s first program, OTHERton with Pharrell, Scott and Fam-Lay, which is slated for release on December 7, with new episodes available every Monday. OTHERton is derived from Pharrell’s Beats 1 radio show, which he co-hosted with Scott Vener – a music […]

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Exclusive: Launch of subscription podcast company Quake

Quake, a subscription podcast company founded by media veterans, launched on Tuesday with $ 2.5 million in seed funding, executives told Axios. He’s making his debut with exclusive political shows and hopes to expand into religion, sports, and possibly Hispanic media. Why is this important: There is a growing trend for podcast companies to poach […]

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Which Podcast App is Best for You

2019 was the year of podcasts. Some of the most popular YouTubers join the platform. Meanwhile, Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service, is on a podcast company buying spree. Apple and Google have stepped up their podcast offerings since iOS and Android app stores feature some of the best third-party podcast apps like Pocket […]

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Podcast company Acast appoints Micheál Scully to key Dublin sales role

Acast has appointed Micheál Scully as Key Account Manager in its new Dublin office with the aim of attracting a greater share of Irish marketing to podcast media. Mr Scully, who previously held sales positions for Google, Electric Media, DoneDeal.ie and was Managing Director of Entertainment.ie, is the podcast company’s first field hire for the […]

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Will Ferrell and iHeartMedia Launch New Podcast Company – Big Money Players Network – Deadline

After making people laugh on television and in the movies, Will Ferrell took to the podcast. The comedian, actor and producer and iHeartMedia today announced a partnership to launch Big Money Players Network, a new podcast company focused on comedy shows. “The iHeartPodcast network has been such a pleasure to work with. I love hanging […]

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Acast, World’s Largest Podcast Company, Launches ‘Acast Access’ Product for Paid Content Distribution

STOCKHOLM – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –A casting, the world’s largest podcast company, today announced the launch of Acast Access. The new product is the technical infrastructure allowing publishers to manage and distribute their exclusive paid content in a secure manner. With Acast Access, for the first time, publishers can lock exclusive content behind their own paywall, […]

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Acast podcast company Acast’s acquisition of Pippa is a South African success story »Stuff

Unless you are a podcaster yourself, you might not have heard of podcasting companies A casting and Pippa, but the announcement today of the takeover of the latter by the former could well be a game-changer. By joining forces, the companies hope to make the production, distribution and, perhaps most importantly, monetization of their shows […]

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Spotify buys its third podcast company, that’s genius. Entrepreneurs can learn valuable lessons

One of the keys to the longevity and relevance of a business is to stay ahead of the times. Uber didn’t just disrupt the taxi industry. They also regularly enter the food delivery business with Uber Eats. McDonald’s, with its recent acquisition of a tech company for $ 300 million, is further proof that no […]

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Ex-Slate EIC, Malcolm Gladwell to Launch Podcast Company

Jacob Weisberg, who surprised the digerati by resigning as chairman and editor of the Slate Group, has raised the curtain a bit on the new podcast company he is launching with bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. “I’m interested in positioning podcasts beyond advertising,” he told Media Ink. “I think there’s no question that people will pay […]