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Scripps buys Stitcher from Deezer, augments growing podcast empire

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Media conglomerate E.W. Scripps has acquired podcast listening app Stitcher from global music service Deezer, which acquired Stitcher in October, 2014. The acquisition places Stitcher within Midroll Media, a podcast distribution and sales company, which Scripps purchased in July of last year. We spoke to Midroll exec Lex Friedman about what this means for Midroll Media. Continue Reading

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Beth Murphy, Deezer’s new CMO, on a U.S. launch and growing Stitcher

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Deezer announced the appointment of Beth Murphy as its new chief marketing officer. She will lead the global brand in addition to guiding efforts in product marketing, product management, acquisition, engagement and customer service in the U.S. and worldwide. We asked her about the company’s plays for Stitcher and a full launch of its streaming service in the U.S. Continue Reading

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Podcast One issues takedown demand to Stitcher; we talk to Norm Pattiz

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Podcast producer, ad-repping company, and listening platform Podcast One issued a takedown demand to podcast listening app Stitcher, calling for the removal of Podcast One programs from the Stitcher platform. We spoke with Podcast One founder Norm Pattiz about the situation status, and what it means for podcasting. Continue Reading