ARN’s iHeart and the Seven Network have announced a multi-year partnership with podcasts like 7NEWS Headlines, Sunrise, Shot in the Dark and The Lady Vanishes adding to iHeart’s local news and public affairs content.
ARN’s Head of Digital Audio Corey Layton, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to join forces with 7NEWS. This partnership perfectly aligns with our mission to deliver the best, most diverse content to listeners and brands alike. Together with 7NEWS, we aim to set new benchmarks in news and public affairs podcasting.”
Seven Network’s Director of News and Public Affairs Craig McPherson said:
“We’re excited to be entering into this revenue share agreement with iHeart, who we see as the most successful and innovative player in the space. We’re proud that the trust viewers place in us to keep them informed with reliable and honest reporting extends across our digital platforms, including our podcast slate. We look forward to producing more high-quality, engaging content as we expand our offering in line with this new partnership.”
There will be a focus on amplifying and monetising the 7NEWS podcast additions with iHeart already having 19 million downloads and four million listeners last month.