News Corp and Nova’s strategic podcast collaboration

News Corp Australia and NOVA Entertainment today announced the launch of a new strategic podcast collaboration that will provide extensive amplification and reach of their podcasts and commercial scale for business partnerships.
The partnership will provide clients with a compelling offer with scale across their audio advertising and sponsorship inventory, along with access to one of Australia’s largest publishing networks News Corp Australia and its assets including Sky News.
NOVA Entertainment’s CEO, Cathy O’Connor, says, “We are proud to be working in the podcast space with News Corp Australia, who share our ambitions for growth in the podcast sector and who also believe in the power of audio to amplify their market leading content.”
News Corp Australasia’s Executive Chairman, Michael Miller, says, “News Corp Australia’s media brands continue to invest in original high quality audio storytelling. Through NewsCast, our audio network, we are delighted to partner with NOVA Entertainment, accelerating our commercial and production capabilities.”
Acast remains the hosting and distribution partner for NOVA and will also host, distribute and monetise News Corp Australia’s content while providing detailed analytics on consumption behaviour of their podcast content.
NOVA Entertainment and Acast will host all of News Corp Australia’s podcasts across sport, health, lifestyle, travel, food, finance and the popular true crime genre, including the global smash hit podcast The Teachers Pet, which has amassed more than 45 million downloads world-wide and an extensive podcast portfolio that includes other recent success stories such as Who The Hell is Hamish?, Life and Crime with Andrew Rule and The Matty Johns podcast.
They will also collaborate on co-productions and following their success with the Police Tape podcast series, which launched in March this year, another series will be released in November.
NOVA Entertainment Head of Podcasting, Jay Walkerden, says, “This partnership sees our companies come together to offer listeners some of the best podcast content in Australia and ensure we continue to develop high quality podcast content in line with Australian audience expectations.”


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