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.
Stitcher’s documentary podcast Heaven’s Gate will be the basis for a four-part docuseries about the cult and its mass suicide, to be produced by CNN Originals. Stitcher is owned by the E.W. Scripps Co. The Heaven’s Gate podcast tells, for the first time, the story behind the formation of the Heaven’s Gate cult and its […]
Adam Symson, president and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Co., says leading the company isn’t a quarter-to-quarter proposition, but rather about taking a decades-long view. From that vantage, he sees a growing marketplace for podcasts and multicasting, along with a deepening the OTT sales business and ATSC 3.0’s longer-term potential as crucial fronts to buttress the company’s core broadcast business.
Podcast platform Stitcher is making a major play at South by Southwest (SXSW) next month as it showcases some of its top podcast stars and sponsors the festival’s Next Stage series of programming. Festivalgoers will enjoy an exclusive first listen of Wolverine: The Long Night, the long-awaited podcast collaboration between Stitcher and Marvel, ahead of […]
Shows on the new Stitcher network are available for free everywhere listeners access podcasts, including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud and Stitcher itself, and are supported through advertising.
Adam Symson, E.W. Scripps Co.’s incoming CEO, is unflappably bullish on podcasting’s potential — both as a narrative product and monetization engine. “Podcasting represents one of the most important platforms for the future of storytelling in journalism,” he says, explaining Scripps’ motivation to acquire both producer/distributor Midroll Media and podcasting tech platform Stitcher. They can […]