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FIFA launches podcast series & music strategy

FIFA has announced the launch of FIFA Sound, a new entertainment strategy designed to create innovative connections between football fans, music enthusiasts, players, artists, and the game and songs they all love. “FIFA’s vision is to make football truly global, accessible and inclusive. The crossover between football and music underscores this wider cultural relevance. Both […]

January 14, 2021

Sky News launching Into The Grey Zone podcast

Presented by Foreign Affairs Editor Deborah Haynes, a new 9-part weekly series Into The Grey Zone from Sky News’ award-winning podcast team is set to air its first episode on January 11th, available on all major podcast platforms. Follow Haynes and her team as they explore a grey zone between war and peace, where no one is […]

January 7, 2021

Food Network launches podcast

Discovery’s Food Network is launching its first-ever podcast, Food Network Obsessed, on January 8th. The show will be hosted by food blogger, journalist, TV host and Food Network superfan, Jaymee Sire, who Food Network viewers will know from her appearances on Food Network Kitchen, Beat Bobby Flay and Iron Chef Showdown. Each week, Sire will […]

December 21, 2020

Record listening figures for BBC Sounds

Grounded with Louis Theroux was the most popular podcast for BBC Sounds during a record period between April-June 2020, which saw 313 million plays of all content across radio, podcasts and music mixes. Other top podcasts include That Peter Crouch Podcast, The Coronavirus Newscast, Match of the Day: Top 10 and Fortunately with… Fi and […]

August 10, 2020

SiriusXM buying Stitcher app from Scripps

US pay-radio giant SiriusXM is close to buying Stitcher, a podcast application owned by E W Scripps. Podcasts are increasingly important and Spotify, a major rival to SiriusXM, and its sister service Pandora is increasingly dominating the podcast market. Stitcher will give SiriusXM a foothold in the sector and sit alongside Simplecast which SiriusXM acquired […]

July 7, 2020By Chris Forrester

BBC launches podcast unit in Bristol

BBC Radio’s in-house production division – previously called BBC Radio & Music Production – will relaunch on June 29th as BBC Audio with a new development unit focused on podcasts. The Creative Development Unit (CDU), based in Bristol, will turbocharge the production division’s podcast ambitions. The CDU team will draw upon the creative and production […]

June 26, 2020

iHeartMedia companion podcasts for HBO Max

iHeartRadio, the global commercial podcast publisher, and WarnerMedia Entertainment, the WarnerMedia business unit that includes HBO, HBO Max, TNT, TBS, truTV, Rooster Teeth and Crunchyroll, have announced a partnership to co-produce a slate of companion podcasts for HBO Max’s upcoming catalog of original and legacy shows. The first podcasts to debut will include companion podcasts […]

June 23, 2020