Why Your Favorite New NPR Show Might Sound A Lot Like A Podcast

DraftKings Acquires Rights To Dan Le Batard’s Podcasts In Reported $50M Deal

NFL, iHeartMedia To Launch Podcast Network

iHeart will distribute podcasts currently produced by the league’s media division. The two parties will also team up to produce and distribute podcasts currently in the works.

LA Times Enters Crowded Daily News Podcast Market With A West Coast Twist

Fox Sports Expands Original Digital Offerings With New WWE And MLB Podcasts

Fox Sports adds to its growing lineup of original digital franchises with two new podcasts launching this week: Out of Character with Ryan Satin and Flippin’ Bats with Ben Verlander. Out of Character, featuring special guest Edge, debuts Monday, March 29, and Flippin’ Bats, highlighted by a conversation with Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day starter Tyler Glasnow, premieres Tuesday, March 30. “We […]

Hank Azaria to Reprise ‘Brockmire’ Character For New Podcast

Tegna’s Vault Studios And WWL Launch ‘Beyond Bardstown: Lacombe’ Podcast

Tegna Inc’s. Vault Studios, creators of true crime podcast Bardstown, are back with a new unsolved mystery in season two of the series, titled Beyond Bardstown: Lacombe. In the new season, the Vault team partners with WWL-TV, Tegna’s CBS affiliate in New Orleans, and heads to the small community of Lacombe, La., to ask who killed […]

Crossover Media Group Sales Represents CBS Audio’s News/Talk Podcast Portfolio

Crossover Media Group Sales (CMGS), a cross-platform content-production and advertising-sales representation firm with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, and CBS Audio have expanded their relationship. CMGS adds 10 podcasts from the legendary news franchise to its burgeoning roster of news-and-information programming.  Included are shows in the news, political-analysis, health, true crime and […]

Fox News Audio Expands Podcast Lineup

Fox News Audio has added five new podcasts to its programming catalogue, with one slated to debut each week beginning Monday, March 8. The exclusive series will feature Fox News Media’s reporting, commentary and analysis available to stream for free via FoxNewsPodcasts.com.   Beginning on Monday, March 8, The Ben Domenech Podcast will feature Fox News Media […]

COMMENTARY BY MARGARET LYONS

How A TV Critic Turned To Podcasts During A Pandemic

TV meant to be responsive to the moment seemed distant. But podcasts, with the intimate production values, felt more immediate and relevant than ever before.

WILX Launches Weekly News 10 Sports Blitz Podcast

You can now take Mid-Michigan’s sports leader with you wherever you go thanks to Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WILX Lansing, Mich. On the new WILX News 10 Sports Blitz podcasts, hear from coaches, players and sports legend and WILX Sports Director Tim Staudt on the teams that matter to you. Joining him is the WILX […]

Entercom Sets Sales/Content Alliance With Tegna’s Locked On Podcast Network

ESPN Podcasts Set Record In 2020 With 500M Downloads – Up 28%

ESPN Podcasts reports strong growth in 2020, with downloads growing 28% to nearly 500,000,000, a new record (499.3 million). The old mark was set a year ago. The strongest month was September. ESPN set a record with 50.1 million downloads (up 45% from 2019) while the combined network of ESPN-ABC-FiveThirtyEight-National Geographic totaled more than ever with 67.3M […]

Tegna Buys Sports Podcast Network Locked On

Tegna says Locked On will expand its presence in the quickly growing podcast market, joining digital content studio Vault Studios and stations’ podcasting efforts, and build on Tegna’s overall sports footprint.

Apple Mulls Podcast Subscription Push

The iPhone giant has explored adding a paid audio product, a risky move given the proliferation of free, ad-supported programming.

MARKET SHARE

WREX Employees Get Personal in ‘Dear 2020’ Podcast

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Getting Spotify Podcasts

New Podcast Celebrates U.S. Broadcast Journalism

i4 Media Ventures’ inaugural project is a podcast series, featuring Bill Kurtis and based on the bestseller We Interrupt This Broadcast. Crossover Media Group Sales will handle ad and sponsorship support for the podcast series bearing the tag-line “Before It Was History, It Was News.

Fox News Media Podcast Catalog Now Available On Amazon Music

Fox News Audio’s catalog of more than 30 original podcasts are now available to stream on Amazon Music to its more than 55 million customers. Amazon Music customers can access podcasts in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android, on Amazon Echo devices, and at music.amazon.com/podcasts. As a part of the new venture, Fox News […]

Amazon In Talks For Podcast Maker Wondery

Amazon.com Inc. is in exclusive talks to purchase podcast startup Wondery, according to people familiar with the matter, as the tech giant pushes further into the growing audio sector. The talks value Wondery at more than $300 million, the people said.

Ezra Klein Leaves Vox For The New York Times

Lincoln Project Is Becoming A Media Business

The Lincoln Project is looking to beef up its media business after the election, sources say. The group recently signed with the United Talent Agency to help build out Lincoln Media and is weighing offers from different television studios, podcast networks and book publishers. Lincoln’s plan is part of the new trend of activists developing massive audiences for political influence that they are then able to spin into commercial media success.

NEW YORK (AP) — What has more letters than the alphabet? That’s easy: The post office. That joke — sponsored by the letter A — is a highlight of the first original podcast from “Sesame Street,” featuring music, interactive games and Muppets galore. “The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley & Friends” is an offering on Audible […]

Megyn Kelly Gets Into Podcasting With New Venture, Devil May Care Media

New York Times Buys Serial Productions for $25M, Inks Deal With ‘This American Life’

‘Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court’ Podcast Set As Part Of First-Look Deal With MGM

Justice Net Relaunching As True Crime Network

Tegna’s multicast network is rebranding on July 27 as a one-stop destination for true crime content that will also offer a free, on-demand streaming service and podcasts.

Spotify Snags $20 Million Podcast Ad Deal

Omnicom Media Group has announced that it has committed to spending $20 million to advertise in podcasts distributed by Spotify Technology between now and the end of this year. The deal is the largest strategic podcast advertising partnership of its kind to date, according to the companies.

SiriusXM To Acquire Podcast Platform Stitcher

SiriusXM is in advanced talks to acquire podcast platform Stitcher from E.W. Scripps Co., sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The acquisition gives the satellite radio company a foothold in the burgeoning podcast business, which is led by rival-in-audio Spotify. The deal is expected to be announced later this week, the sources said.

SiriusXM Acquires Podcast Platform Simplecast

Spotify Staked Its Future On Podcasts. Then The Pandemic Changed How We Listen

Spotify Lands Joe Rogan Podcast For $100M

Joe Rogan, comedian, television host and mixed martial arts commentator, who has become one of the most influential and lucrative podcast hosts in recent years. is taking his podcast to Spotify Technology in a licensing deal worth more than $100 million, according to a person familiar with the matter. His full library, dating back 11 years, is to hit the service Sept. 1, and become exclusive to Spotify after that, before the end of the year.

Spotify To Distribute Fox News Media Podcasts

‘Cold’ Podcast Licensed For Series Development

WRAL Podcast Bets Transparency Builds Loyalty

Like every other newsroom, WRAL-TV is grappling with the unique challenges of covering the coronavirus. But the Capitol Broadcasting station in Raleigh is also exploring those challenges publicly in the latest episode of a new podcast called How to Commit Journalism.

‘Oprah Winfrey Show’ To Be Recycled As Weekly Podcast

Spotify To Acquire Pop Culture And Sports Content Company The Ringer

IPG Mediabrands Is First Agency To Subscribe To Nielsen Podcast Listener Buying Power Service

Effective today, IPG Mediabrands is now a subscriber to the Nielsen Podcast Listener Buying Power service, with eight agencies using the service under the IPG license. This is the first agency to subscribe to this service. The umbrella IPG agencies include Universal McCann, Initiative, ID Media, Cadreon, Brand Programming Network, Orion, Magna and Healix. IPG […]

Vox Media Aims For $20M+ Podcast Business In 2020

Would Acquiring The Ringer Move Spotify To The Top Of The Podcast Pyramid?