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Bliss’ Uncool WWE podcast debuts Sept 22

WWE has announced Uncool with Alexa Bliss, a new podcast series debuting on September 22nd. Hosted by WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss, the podcast will transport listeners back in time as Bliss and her guests discuss their most nostalgic, cringeworthy and laugh out loud moments from before their fame and success. Each Tuesday, Bliss will sit […]

September 8, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Spotify, Riot Games eSports partnership

Spotify and Riot Games, the video game developer behind League of Legends, are joining forces for a first-of-its-kind multiyear partnership. Spotify is also now the official—and exclusive—audio -streaming partner for League of Legends global events. The partnership will also give fans original podcasts, curated playlists, and more. “Music and audio are an intrinsic part of […]

August 25, 2020

Australia: Home entertainment subs soar

The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted home entertainment subscription services in Australia according to research from emerging technology analyst firm Telsyte. Australians added 5.6 million new subscriptions to the end of June 2020, an increase of 18 per cent from a year ago. This growth was across streaming video on demand (SVoD), streaming music and games-related […]

August 17, 2020

Study: Fewer people getting news from social media

Fewer people claim to be following news on social media than a year ago, according to Ofcom’s annual news consumption report. While TV remains the most popular platform for people to access news (75 per cent), the proportion using social media to keep up with the latest stories has fallen to 2018 levels – from […]

August 13, 2020

Spotify to launch in Russia

Spotify will launch in Russia next week, and go head-to-head with Apple Music as well as other well-established local operators. Investment bank Exane/BNPP reports that Spotify is likely to partner with local Russian telcos and target the estimated 144 million potential users and more than 95 million smartphone owners. “Russia is one of the fastest […]

July 10, 2020By Chris Forrester

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

F1, Spotify podcast series

As Formula 1 returns to racing this week, F1 and Spotify have announced an all-new podcast series partnership, bringing fans the latest news, updates, and exclusive interviews from Formula 1’s biggest names. Inspired by Formula 1’s popular YouTube series, Paddock Pass podcast is hosted by Will Buxton, the sport’s digital presenter. In the exclusive episodes, […]

July 3, 2020By Colin Mann

Spotify signs podcast deal with Warner Bros, DC

Spotify has agreed a multiyear partnership with Warner Bros. and DC to produce and distribute an original slate of narrative scripted podcasts exclusively on Spotify. The partnership – the first to involve the intellectual property of the entire DC Universe – will leverage iconic characters in new Spotify shows. Additionally, the companies are expected to […]

June 19, 2020

Report: Spotify takes off in France

Spotify is racking up major gains in France’s music streaming market, driving the growth of the business and overtaking rival service Deezer on its home turf. In November 2019 Spotify rose to take 13 per cent of the online audience in France, exceeding Deezer by 1 percentage point, as reported by Omdia’s Consumer Research – […]

June 15, 2020