The deal, for one of the industry’s earliest success stories, Roman Mars’s hit podcast about the hidden influence of design and architecture that helped solidify resurgent interest in narrative audio when it premiered in 2010, is the latest salvo in an era of rapid consolidation.
The Stitcher company includes the Midroll advertising rep firm; owned-and-operated podcast networks including the comedy-focused Earwolf; and the Stitcher podcast listening platform.
The deal includes three distinct podcast business lines: the Midroll advertising rep firm; owned-and-operated podcast networks including the comedy-focused Earwolf; and the Stitcher podcast listening platform.
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.
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Court TV, rebooted last May and available on cable, over the air and over the top, expands to another new platform on May 15 when it will be launched by SiriusXM. Court TV’s live gavel-to-gavel coverage and analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials will be available on ch. 793 through the SiriusXM app on […]
Sirius XM Holdings said on Monday it will buy music streaming service Pandora Media in an all-stock deal valued at about $3.5 billion. Pandora stockholders will receive 1.44 newly issued SiriusXM shares for each Pandora share they own. Pandora has a “go-shop” period in which it can solicit other offers from third parties.
Howard Stern castigated Leslie Moonves throughout his radio show Monday, recalling his run-ins with the CBS chief and gloating over the current investigation into him for alleged sexual harassment. “I know his true nature. He’s a shark,” Stern said on his SiriusXM radio show, adding that Moonves “had no humanity behind those shark eyes.”
Sirius XM will invest $480 million in internet-radio pioneer Pandora, the companies said in a joint statement Friday. Pandora will also sell Ticketfly, the ticketing startup it bought for $450 million in 2015, to Eventbrite for $200 million.
Liberty Media-backed SiriusXM is in active discussions about making a bid for internet radio company Pandora. The New York satellite radio company, which has exhibited on-and-off interest in the struggling streamer, has recently restarted talks with Pandora’s banks and is discussing the size of a potential offer, according to sources.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News is collaborating with SiriusXM to launch a 24-hour news service that will update satellite radio listeners and mobile device users on headlines every 15 minutes. The service, to launch Oct. 5, is Fox’s most high-profile new business venture since the Fox Business Network was started in 2007. Fox is […]
SiriusXM announced today that it will start broadcasting syndicated daytime talker The Ellen DeGeneres Show beginning Sept. 8 along with the new season. The satellite radio provider will air the audiocast on channel 109 at 10 a.m. weekdays, with a rebroadcast of each episode the following day at 9 a.m.
NBC is announcing a deal with the satellite radio service that will bring all four hours of its franchise morning news show to radio.
NEW YORK (AP) — SiriusXM Radio is devoting a channel to the Charlie Sheen affair. The satellite radio service announced Friday that it has created Tiger Blood Radio, a 24-hour limited-run channel it says will examine the news, facts and media frenzy surrounding the actor and his hit CBS series, “Two and a Half Men.” […]