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Keith Olbermann to Host New Podcast on iHeartMedia

Former MSNBC anchor and political commentator Keith Olbermann will launch a new podcast series on iHeartMedia. The daily podcast, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, will feature a mixture of news, including Olbermann’s “Special Comment” political analysis and his “Worst Person In The World” segment, features of Olbermann’s previous MSNBC show of the same title. The show […]

NBCUniversal Ad Sales Chief Linda Yaccarino to Co-Host Podcast for iHeartMedia

NBCUniversal ad sales and partnerships chairman Linda Yaccarino is adding another job to her plate: Podcast host. The veteran media executive will co-host an interview podcast called Sunday Supper alongside Laura Correnti, a partner at the full service marketing firm Giant Spoon. “With warmth, sweetness, and a healthy dose of spice, this podcast will invite […]

Amanda de Cadenet Inks 3-Year Podcast Deal With iHeartMedia

Amanda de Cadenet, the podcast host of The Conversation and Victoria’s Secret’s VS Voices, has struck an exclusive, three-year deal with iHeartMedia. As part of the deal, de Cadenet will release a new show, About the Men wWith Amanda de Cadenet, and new seasons of The Conversation and VS Voices. The podcasts will continue to be available on all major platforms, […]

iHeartMedia Sees Advertising Growth Ahead Despite Snap Warning

iHeartMedia is leaning into its podcast business, while saying it has not yet seen an impact on longer term advertising despite fears of a difficult economic environment.  Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference Tuesday, iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman said the company was seeing the opposite trajectory from Snap, which issued […]

iHeartMedia Grows Podcast Revenue to $69M Amid Quarterly Loss

iHeartMedia brought in $69 million in podcast revenue during the first quarter while total revenue reached roughly $843.5 million, surpassing Wall Street expectations. The company’s digital audio group, which includes podcasts, accounted for roughly 25 percent of iHeart’s total revenue for the quarter, though broadcast radio remained one of the strongest drivers of revenue bringing […]

iHeartMedia Strikes Deal With Super League Gaming for Metaverse Ads

iHeartMedia and Super League Gaming, a gaming and content platform, have struck a deal around advertising in virtual games and experiences (often collectively referred to as the metaverse). Super League Gaming will take advantage of iHeartMedia’s existing relationships with thousands of brands looking to advertise in virtual worlds and introduce those buyers to Super League’s […]

iHeartMedia Invests in Podcast Platform Sounder From Former Spotify, Google Executives

iHeartMedia is leading a Series A investment round for Sounder, a podcast platform formed in 2019 by former Spotify and Google executives, the companies said on Wednesday. The investment will coincide with a commercial partnership between the two companies that will see iHeart’s 750+ original podcasts use Sounder’s technology to improve audience data insights and […]

iHeartMedia Podcasters to Unionize With Writers Guild East

A majority of iHeartMedia’s podcast network have agreed to unionize with the Writers Guild of America East, extending a recent wave of unionization efforts from digital media workers across the industry. The iHeartPodcast Network’s bargaining committee has about 125 members, according to the WGA East, and is calling on executives at iHeartMedia to voluntarily recognize […]

Ryan Seacrest Inks New Three-Year Contract With iHeartMedia (Exclusive)

Ryan Seacrest has signed a new three-year contract with iHeartMedia that extends through Dec. 31, 2025. Under the new deal, Seacrest will remain a key adviser for the company, continuing to work closely with chairman and CEO Bob Pittman and president, COO and CFO Rich Bressler. Seacrest will also continue in his role as a […]

iHeartMedia Strikes Multiyear Deal With NBA for 20 Podcasts

iHeartMedia has reached a multiyear podcast deal with the NBA that will result in more than 20 podcasts over the next four years, the audio giant said on Wednesday. The podcast deal comes three months after iHeartMedia announced it was creating a podcast network for the NFL as part of a multiyear, exclusive partnership. The […]

Topic Studios, Audible Strike Podcast Production Deal (Exclusive)

The slate development agreement aims at four new Audible Original podcasts, starting with 'The Messenger,' about a newly-radicalised Islamic in the wake of London's 7/7 bombings.

Chelsea Clinton Launching Podcast With iHeartMedia

The first podcast will feature 'Queer Eye's' Jonathan Van Ness, who in 2019 announced he was HIV-positive; and HIV physician and health equity advocate Dr. Oni Blackstock.