Deezer Buys Stitcher, Adds 35K Talk Radio Shows And Podcasts To Its Music Platform

October 24, 2014 2:07 PM

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Deezer, the Paris-based music streaming service that competes against the likes of Spotify and Rdio, is switching up its game in the battle for more differentiation, more users and a higher profile in the U.S. It has acquired Stitcher, the San Francisco-based aggregator of podcasts and talk radio programming.

Stitcher has amassed a catalog of 35,000 radio shows and podcasts, including eight of the top 10 U.S. radio shows. Its content comes from 12,000 providers, including NPR, BBC, Fox News, Wall Street Journal, This American Life, Marc Maron and CBS Radio News.

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