BBC strikes podcast distribution deal with Amazon Music

The BBC has made a deal with Amazon Music that will make its podcasts available on the streaming service for the first time outside the UK.

From today, subscribers to Prime and Amazon Music Unlimited services can exclusively access a curated suite of over 50 of the BBC’s most popular podcasts ad-free, including notable BBC titles such as Americast, BBC Global News Podcast, Dua Lipa: At Your Service, The Global Story, Infinite Monkey Cage, Planet Premier League, and World of Secrets.

The deal will also unlock ad-supported listening for the BBC’s complete catalogue from across BBC Studios, BBC Public Service, and the BBC World Service for Amazon Music users on the streaming services’ ad-supported free tier.

Louise la Grange, SVP Audio, Digital News & Streaming, BBC Studios said, “Whether it’s a rundown of today’s headlines for the morning commute or a dose of true crime for a long road trip, we have something for
everyone. Audio storytelling has long been our strength as a global content producer, and with this partnership, we are thrilled to bring our BBC podcasts to even wider audiences. We invite Amazon Music listeners to explore the BBC’s premium audio storytelling and discover their new favorite podcast with us.”

“Amazon Music is thrilled to offer our global listeners the full catalogue of BBC podcasts outside of the UK,” said Shea Simpson, Head of Podcast Business, Amazon Music. “BBC’s premium British programmes are a fan-favorite, and we’re exicted to make 50 of their top titles available ad-free for Prime members and Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers.”

Fiona Lang, General Manager, BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand, said: “Australian and New Zealand audiences love their BBC podcasts, and this deal adds another platform for our listeners to easily access the wealth of great audio content from the BBC.  The BBC is one of the largest producers of audio in the world so it’s a diverse offering, but all with the BBC brand acting as a mark of quality  content for audiences.”

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