FOX News Media announces partnership with Spotify for podcast distribution
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FOX News Media has partnered with Spotify, the world’s leading subscription-based audio streaming platform, in a new agreement that will distribute FOX News podcasts on the global audio streaming platform, John Sylvester announced , Vice President of FOX News Radio (FNR). As of today, FNR’s catalog includes more than 20 original series, including three new programs slated for release in May — The Trey Gowdy Podcast, The Proud American Podcast Series and FOX Top 5 – will be available worldwide on Spotify, reaching over 286 million monthly users.
Making the announcement, Sylvester said, “Throughout these unprecedented times, FOX News Audio has become a destination for listeners to get up-to-the-minute information, whether it’s the latest on the pandemic news, information on the 2020 presidential campaign or in-depth interviews with leading journalists. We’re thrilled to partner with Spotify, giving their millions of subscribers around the world access to our best content.
Through this new venture, all of FOX News Podcasts’ original programming, as well as FNR’s three nationally syndicated talk shows, The Brian Kilmeade Show, FOX Across America with Jimmy Failla and The Guy Benson Show, will be available to stream and download on the Spotify app. The range of podcasts includes FOX News Radio’s five-minute newscast; I’ll tell you whathosted by The daily briefing and The fiveDana Perino and FOX News political editor Chris Stirewalt; and Countryside, moderated by the head of the political office and Special reports Bret Bayer. FOX News Recap Podcast: Global Pandemica new weekday evening podcast dedicated to the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak anchored by FOX News foreign correspondent Trey Yingst, will also be featured in Spotify’s COVID-19 Podcast Guide.
On Tuesday, May 5, the FNR will launch two new podcast programs, The Proud American Podcast Series hosted by combat veteran Johnny Joey Jones and The Trey Gowdy Podcast with former four-term congressman Trey Gowdy. The following week, on Tuesday May 12, FNR will premiere the FOX Top 5 podcast, bringing together different pairs of FOX News personalities as co-hosts each week to discuss their favorite things, from family traditions to movies. Both The Trey Gowdy Podcast and FOX Top 5 will feature new episodes every Tuesday, while the first season of The Proud American Podcast will release new episodes every Monday throughout May.
A rapidly growing division of FOX News Media, FOX News Podcasts ranks among the top 20 podcast networks in the United States based on average monthly downloads, according to Podtrac. In March 2020, the platform, which is also available through FoxNewsPodcasts.com, saw a 27% increase in downloads over the previous month and 56% year-over-year growth.
FOX News Media operates FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio and direct subscription streaming service FOX Nation. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched TV news channel for more than 18 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people every month.