In a first for WarnerMedia, the company took the stage at the 2019 IAB Podcast Upfront in New York October 16 to announce new original content being added to it’s premiere podcast sales network, The Roost, a division of Rooster Teeth and WarnerMedia.
“WarnerMedia’s focus on the podcast space is another way the company is generating strategic, 360-degree brand extension opportunities for our portfolio of high-profile entertainment, news and kids’ content,” says Tyler Moody, VP/GM, WarnerMedia Podcast Network. “Whether it’s working with independent podcast creators on content or engaging with advertisers to build a bigger campaign, we’re able to add additional scale to our portfolio, additional revenue opportunities, and another layer to our fan engagement strategy.”
In a press release, WarnerMedia the company announced it’s introduced enhanced solutions for more targeted ads, allowing marketers to reach specific audiences using the WarnerMedia Data Cloud to provide listener stats like age, education and income levels, etc. The company is furthering it’s investment in podcast advertising and now has a dedicated sales team to target these specific categories to deliver more custom advertising offerings.
WarnerMedia Podcast Network announced several new shows that will launch throughout the end of the year and into 2020. This is in addition to more than 70 popular podcasts in the network’s current library.
Upcoming new original podcasts include:
HLN’s Down the Hill: the Delphi Murders
True Crime podcast from HLN about the 2017 murders of two young girls from Delphi Historic Trails in Delphi, Indiana.
NBA TV Podcast
Turner Sports basketball commentators Candace Parker and Kristen Ledlow to co-host a new podcast that will debut during the 2019-20 NBA season.
TCM’s The Plot Thickens
Hosted by TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz, this new podcast features an intimate conversation with acclaimed film director Peter Bogdonovich and will premiere in spring 2020
From Writer/Director Owen Egerton (Blood Fest), Beneath is a scripted horror podcast that explores dark secrets inside the ocean’s most famous tomb, the Titanic
Good Morning from Hell
After an untimely death, Chris Demarais finds himself in hell working for the brother of Satan, Clayton (played by Blaine Gibson), on a morning show interviewing evildoers from across history
From three-time Emmy award winner Ben Tishler and renowned historian Rob Stone, Atlas is a near-future scripted political thriller about the world’s first start up nation.
WarnerMedia Podcast Network produces, distributes and sells podcasts across news, kids, sports and entertainment from TNT, CNN, Bleacher Report, NBA Digital, truTV, Adult Swim, HLN and more. WarnerMedia Podcast Network podcasts reach an average monthly audience of over 18 million unique users and 30 million downloads.
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