iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Network Expands Distribution
— August 14, 2018
– Leading, original podcasts from iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Network now also available on Spotify, as well as on the iHeartRadio Canada app, Apple Podcasts, and more –
TORONTO (August 14, 2018) – Bell Media’s iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Network announced today its podcasts are now available to listeners on Spotify, expanding the reach of Bell Media’s leading, original podcasts in sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and news categories originating from TSN, Much Studios, RDS, CTV News, iHeartRadio Canada, and Bell Media Studios across every major audio platform in the country.
Currently, the Top 10 Bell Media-produced podcasts from TSN and Much are now streaming on Spotify, with additional content to be added to the platform in the coming months:
THE JAY AND DAN PODCAST
THE TSN HOCKEY BOBCAST
JAMES DUTHIE PRESENTS: THE RUBBER BOOTS PODCAST
CABBIE PRESENTS: THE PODCAST
MIKE ON MUCH
HOW TO NOT
BIANCA HARRIS WIPPED C.R.E.A.M
The iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Network offers a robust and popular library boasting more than 11,000 unique programs, with hundreds of thousands of hours of new content produced every month.
“This new agreement with Spotify augments our ability to deliver the best storytelling to diverse audiences across the country, in every medium, on every platform, and now to more Canadians than ever before,” said Rob Farina, Head of Radio Content, Strategy, and iHeartRadio at Bell Media. “Podcasting is an established and growing content ecosystem where diversity of opinion flourishes and a near limitless array of genres and sub-genres can be discovered and explored. As Canada’s leading content company, we look forward to growing our footprint through sustained investment in this dynamic content community.”
In addition to Spotify, the iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Network reaches podcast listeners through distribution partners including Apple, Audible, Stitcher, and Google Play Music to create a personalized user experience while offering a safe and fluid advertising space through which brands flow seamlessly. The iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Network currently offers podcasts in 17 wide-ranging categories including entertainment, news, sports, science, politics, food, business, comedy, and crime.
Canadians can look forward to the iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Network announcing a range of exciting developments in the coming months.
About Bell Media Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, digital media, and more. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services. Bell Media is Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 109 licensed radio stations in 58 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral, an out-of-home advertising network of more than 30,000 faces in five provinces. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; video streaming services including CraveTV, TSN Direct, and RDS Direct; and multi-channel network Much Digital Studios. The company produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; owns a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios; is a partner in Groupe Juste pour rire, the live comedy event and TV producer; and owns Dome Productions Inc., one of North America’s leading production facilities providers. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.