AUDIOBOOM ANNOUNCES PODCAST DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH TRUE CRIME OBSESSED AND DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH OBSESSED NETWORK
NEW YORK, NY — APRIL 12, 2021 — One of the global leaders in podcast publishing, Audioboom has closed two separate deals — a distribution agreement with hit podcast True Crime Obsessed and a development agreement with the Obsessed Network.
Under the terms of the long-term distribution deal between True Crime Obsessed and Audioboom, the expanded strategic partnership will result in exclusive monetization and distribution of the podcast. Hosted by Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle, True Crime Obsessed has been downloaded more than 70 million times since first partnering with Audioboom in 2017.
Separately, the agreement with the Obsessed Network will expand the monetization and distribution of the brand’s existing and new shows, as well as provide funding for the development of additional podcasts, including Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan, under the Obsessed Network banner. Launched in 2020, the Obsessed Network is home to several projects, including Obsessed With: Disappeared, Crimes Of The Centuries, and Unjust and Unsolved. The network received more than 10 million downloads in its first year.
“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.”
“True Crime Obsessed is a project we started as a hobby,” says co-host Pensavalle. “And working with Audioboom has helped it blossom into one of the leading podcasts in our genre. We’re looking forward to continuing to grow with Audioboom.”
“Building a podcast network has always been a dream of mine,” says co-host Hinds, who is also the founder of the Obsessed Network. “I’m very grateful for Audioboom’s support and excited about the projects we have in the pipeline.”
“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.”
UTA brokered the deals on behalf of True Crime Obsessed and the Obsessed Network. In February 2021, True Crime Obsessed ranked 52nd on Triton Digital’s ranker of top US podcasts. New episodes are released weekly on Tuesdays.
Audioboom is a global leader in podcasting — our shows are downloaded more than 85 million times each month by 25 million unique listeners around the world. Audioboom is ranked as the fourth largest podcast publisher in the US by Triton Digital.
Audioboom’s ad-tech and monetisation platform underpins a scalable content business that provides commercial services for a premium network of 250 top tier podcasts, with key partners including ‘Casefile True Crime’ (US), ‘Morbid’ (US), ‘True Crime Obsessed’ (US), ‘The Morning Toast’ (US), ‘No Such Thing As A Fish’ (UK), and ‘The Cycling Podcast’ (UK).
The Audioboom Originals Network is a slate of content developed and produced by Audioboom including ‘Baby Mamas No Dramas’, ‘Covert’, ‘It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey’, ‘Mafia’, ‘Huddled Masses’ and ‘What Makes A Killer’.
Audioboom operates internationally, with operations and global partnerships across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit audioboom.com.
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