Podcast publisher Audioboom is announcing an exclusive distribution and monetization deal for the True Crime Obsessed podcast. In a separate agreement Audioboom will fund the development of new shows in the Obsessed Network. The deals were brokered by UTA.
True Crime Obsessed is hosted by Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle, and has been downloaded over 70-million times since its 2017 launch. the Obsessed Network is all about True Crime, and shows six existing shows on the network website.
“The True Crime Obsessed team are a unique creative force in podcasting,” says Audioboom CEO, Stuart Last. “It is exciting to support their vision for the Obsessed Network and the innovative programming they are developing.”
“I’m thrilled that True Crime Obsessed and the Obsessed Network are aligning with Audioboom in a considerable way,” says UTA Partner & Head of Emerging Platforms Oren Rosenbaum. “I look forward to the hit podcast reaching even more listeners, as well as the elevation of the network’s current and upcoming projects through these two lucrative agreements.”
The most recent earnings report of publicly-traded Audioboom (London Stock Exchange) showed double-digit revenue gains, and the year-to-date stock movement of BOOM can fairly be described as meteoric.