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Warner Bros. Discovery Names Acast Exclusive Podcast Distribution and Monetization Partner for Select Brands

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September 29, 2023

Following success of Investigation Discovery audience and advertising growth, Acast to monetize and distribute podcasts from iconic brands including Food Network, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and more

Acast, the world’s largest independent podcast company, has inked a new partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery to be the legacy entertainment company’s exclusive podcast distribution and monetization partner for select brands. Now, Acast will become home to podcasts from the Food Network, TLC, HGTV, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and the Travel Channel including Curiosity Daily, Food Network Obsessed, A Ghost Ruined My Life with Eli Roth, and more.

“From bone-chilling investigative true crime tales to mouthwatering cooking content and everything in between, the premium Warner Bros. Discovery podcast slate truly has something for everyone. We, at Acast, look forward to connecting these amazing stories with more listeners and advertisers around the world,” said Veronika Taylor, SVP Creator Network at Acast.

Acast has hosted and monetized content from the Warner Bros. Discovery’s Investigation Discovery brand since 2020, which includes hit true crime podcasts like Disappeared, Unraveled, and Mind of a Monster

“Our experience with Acast and their technology-driven approach to monetizing and growing audiences for our true crime content with Investigation Discovery was a proven success, making it easy to choose them as a partner to represent the rest of our select slate,” said Lisa DeCanio, Vice President of Podcasts at Warner Bros. Discovery.

This news comes on the heels of Acast’s recent partnership with Luminary to distribute and select Luminary Originals podcasts across all listening platforms. These two major media industry partnerships are indicative of Acast’s position to preserve and grow the open ecosystem in podcasting by continuing to distribute high quality content for audiences to enjoy, wherever they listen to their podcasts.

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