Deezer launches podcasts, offering 20,000+ shows across news & entertainment

Deezer, a digital music streaming service, has today expanded its content offering by adding news and entertainment programming. It said the more than 20,000 podcasts and radio shows offers the most extensive and customizable audio experience across the globe.

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Deezer listeners in France, UK and Sweden can now search, add and listen to over 20,000 shows from top content providers including Slate, Financial Times, Monocle 24, Radio Nova, Télérama and Sveriges Radio.

The launch marks the integration of top radio programming from Stitcher, the leading radio and podcast app acquired by Deezer last October.

“Deezer is pairing the best news and entertainment with the largest music catalogue in the world to become the leading service for on demand music, radio and podcasts,” said Hans-Holger Albrecht, CEO of Deezer. “This move signals our commitment to leading innovation, with a vision of becoming a single destination for audio, tailor-made for each listener. We’ll continue to roll out new programming in additional regions throughout the year.”

Deezer podcast key features:

  • 20,000 news, entertainment, comedy and sports shows available on demand
  • Podcasts will include popular favorites from Slate, Financial Times, Monocle 24, Radio Nova, Télérama and Sveriges Radio
  • Search, add and listen to shows mobile and desktop
  • Available immediately in UK, France and Sweden and rolling out internationally in the coming months

Currently Deezer is available in over 180 countries, with 16 million monthly active users and 6 million paid subscribers worldwide.

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