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Amazon signs deal to acquire Wondery

The deal does not affect the way users access Wondery podcasts and they will be to do so via different providers.

By:ANI
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 14:03 IST
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, people stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York.  Amazon is jumping into the podcast-making business. The online shopping giant said it plans to buy Wondery, a 4-year-old producer of popular true crime podcasts such as “Dr. Death” and “Dirty John.”   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, people stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. Amazon is jumping into the podcast-making business. The online shopping giant said it plans to buy Wondery, a 4-year-old producer of popular true crime podcasts such as “Dr. Death” and “Dirty John.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) (AP)

Tech company Amazon recently revealed that it has signed a deal to acquire podcast production firm Wondery.

According to Mashable, the move is aimed towards expanding its efforts to provide more offerings to users from its music platform Amazon Music.

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Amazon announced the details about the detail on its blog post, stating that the deal hasn't closed yet. It further stated that Wondery is a hit podcast publisher known for producing top-rated podcasts that entertain and educate listeners, including 'Dirty John,' 'Dr. Death,' 'Business Wars,' and "The Shrink Next Door.'These will now be included in Amazon Music.

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Also, the deal does not affect the way users access Wondery podcasts and they will be to do so via different providers. However, Wondery will be providing more high-quality content on Amazon Music.

As per Mashable, the blog states that this new deal is a pivotal moment for the e-commerce giant to boost its Amazon Music expansion by offering a lot more services beyond music.

"Our commitment to podcasts, our focus on high-quality audio with the Amazon Music HD tier, and our recent partnership with Twitch to bring live streaming into the app makes Amazon Music a premiere destination for creators," states the blog.

Amazon said that it hopes to bring more customers to streaming with its new expansion and that it will ensure it's a platform for people "to find, discover, and listen to the creators and artists they enjoy".

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First Published Date: 03 Jan, 16:13 IST
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