Chris Jericho launched Talk is Jericho, in 2013 with PodcastOne. This month, Jericho decided to move his show over to Westwood One where he'll produce two shows every week (Wednesday and Friday). Jericho is a six-time WWE champion, a musician, and New York Times bestselling author.
It's a wide-ranging deal for Futuri with Larry Wilson's company. All Alpha Media stations will have access to Futuri's podcasting system POST, which turns broadcasts into PPM-encoded on-demand audio, complete with fully licensed images, and distributes them on multiple platforms.
Triton Digital and Edison Research announced on Tuesday that the two companies are expanding their digital media study of consumer adoption, The Infinite Dial, to Canada. The new study, much like the American version, will examine the digital media consumption habits of Canadians, including time spent with digital audio, podcasts, smart speakers, social media, video, and mobile.
The company is calling 360L "SiriusXM's next generation of in-car audio entertainment." The new platform will include products for subscribers via both satellite and streaming. 360L includes all 200-plus channels, and allows users to experience more personalized content.
On Thursday, SiriusXM announced a new agreement with CEO James Meyer. The deal will pay him $2 million per year and run through the end of this year. Meyer will also be eligible for a bonus if the company achieves certain performance goals. And he'll get a 3-year $6.6 million consulting deal with the company if he's fired. Here's more on that...
The new weekly podcast from ESPN Audio is called Sports? with Katie Nolan. Nolan joined ESPN last October and appears across multiple ESPN platforms. She is a regular host of SportsCenter on Snapchat, and recently co-hosted a live Twitter show prior to the Titans vs. Chiefs NFL Wild Card game. She also contributed to the MegaCast for the College Football Playoff National Championship.
It's a new 24/7 channel for Barstool Radio on SiriusXM and it rolls out next Wednesday. The channel will feature a full schedule of live original Barstool programming every weekday, plus select content from Barstool's lineup of podcasts, including Pardon My Take, Laces Out, KFC Radio, I Am Rapaport, and others.
SiriusXM is expanding into the domain of social justice, announcing Thursday the launch of Last Mile, Second Chances, a new show about formerly incarcerated women moving back into society and how communities can help in the transition. The show airs on SiriusXM's Urban View channel 126 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
The SoundExchange Board announced Wednesday that President and CEO Michael Huppe will continue to lead the company through 2021. Huppe took over at SoundExchange in 2011.
PodcastOne SportsNet content is teaming up with the Associated Press's worldwide sports coverage to provide reports from national and international sporting events, beginning with Winter Olympics in South Korea. The deal also includes new PodcastOne and AP content, with some premiering as soon as this week.