NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT), ‘s werelds populairste abonnementsservice voor audiostreaming, heeft vandaag aangekondigd dat het een definitieve overeenkomst is aangegaan om Parcast, een toonaangevende op storytelling gerichte podcast, aan te schaffen. De voorwaarden van de transactie zijn niet bekendgemaakt.
Sinds de oprichting in 2016 heeft Parcast 18 premium podcast-series geïntroduceerd, waaronder Serial Killers, Unsolved Murders, Cults and Conspiracy Theories en de eerste fictiereeks van de studio, Mind’s Eye. Parcast neemt zijn samengestelde bibliotheek van goed geproduceerde shows en zijn betrokken, loyale publiek mee naar Spotify. Met een expertise in genres als mysterie, misdaad, science fiction en geschiedenis, heeft Parcast aangetoond dat het diepgang heeft in het onderwerp en het vermogen heeft om doelgroepen aan te spreken via zijn robuuste netwerk. Daarnaast heeft Parcast meer dan 20 nieuwe shows gepland om later dit jaar te lanceren.
Spotify to Acquire Parcast, a Premier Podcast Storytelling Studio
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT), the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Parcast, a premier storytelling-driven podcast studio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Since its founding in 2016, Parcast has launched 18 premium podcast series including Serial Killers, Unsolved Murders, Cults and Conspiracy Theories and the studio’s first fiction series, Mind’s Eye. Parcast will bring to Spotify its curated library of highly produced shows and its engaged, loyal audiences. With an expertise in genres touching mystery, crime, science fiction, and history, Parcast has shown it has depth in subject matter and the ability to develop audiences across its robust network. Additionally, Parcast has more than 20 new shows slated to launch later this year.
“The addition of Parcast to our growing roster of podcast content will advance our goal of becoming the world’s leading audio platform,” said Dawn Ostroff, Spotify Chief Content Officer. “Crime and mystery podcasts are a top genre for our users and Parcast has had significant success creating hit series while building a loyal and growing fan base. We’re excited to welcome the Parcast team to Spotify and we look forward to supercharging their growth.”
“In three years, we have created a production house that has grown exponentially and hit a chord with mystery and true-crime fans, especially women, across all 50 states and around the world. We are proud to join the world’s most popular audio subscription streaming service and gain access to one of the largest audiences around the world,” said Max Cutler, Founder and President of Parcast. “Alongside Spotify, our ability to scale, grow and amplify the unique and tailored brand of content we create is full of fantastic possibilities.”
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019 and subject to customary closing conditions.
Parcast is the premier storytelling podcast studio focused on creating scripted, story-driven programming that is engaging, informative, and entertaining. Parcast creates, develops and produces its shows in-house by a team of writers, researchers and hosts. Hit titles from Parcast include Cults, Serial Killers, and Mythology.
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