Deezer launches podcasts, offering 20,000+ shows across news, entertainment and sports, to become leading destination for audio

The best in news and entertainment programming is now available on demand in UK, France and Sweden

May 19, 2015, 09:00 ET from Deezer

LONDON, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Deezer, the global digital music streaming service, has today expanded its content offering by adding news and entertainment programming which will work seamlessly with its music catalogue and more than 20,000 podcasts and radio shows to offer the most extensive and customizable audio experience across the globe.

Deezer listeners in France, UK and Sweden can now search, add and listen to over 20,000 shows from top content providers including NPR, Slate, Financial Times, WNYC, Monocle 24, Radio Nova, Télérama and Sveriges Radio. The launch of the new talk programming to Deezer's music streaming service means listeners can now access a truly global network of music, news and entertainment from around the world – all in one place.

The launch marks the integration of top radio programming from Stitcher, the leading radio and podcast app acquired by Deezer last October.

"Deezer is pairing the best news and entertainment with the largest music catalogue in the world to become the leading service for on demand music, radio and podcasts," said Hans-Holger Albrecht, CEO of Deezer. "This move signals our commitment to leading innovation, with a vision of becoming a single destination for audio, tailor-made for each listener. We'll continue to roll out new programming in additional regions throughout the year."

News & Entertainment Key Features

  • 20,000 news, entertainment, comedy and sports shows available on demand
  • Podcasts will include popular favorites from NPR, Slate, Financial Times, WNYC, Monocle 24, Radio Nova, Télérama and Sveriges Radio
  • Search, add and listen to shows mobile and desktop
  • Available immediately in UK, France and Sweden and rolling out internationally in the coming months

Pricing

Deezer Elite offers unlimited access to high definition audio for use exclusively on Sonos. Deezer Elite is $9.99 a month for listeners who sign up for a full year of service, 50% off the regular price of $19.99 a month. Customers can also sign up for $14.99/month, 25% off the regular price of $19.99 a month.

Deezer Premium Plus delivers unlimited access on your phone, tablet and computer without ads. Music fans in the U.S. can access the ad-free streaming music service for $4.99 a month through Bose SoundLink and SoundWave, 50% off the regular price of $9.99 a month.

Deezer for Cricket replaces Muve Music and makes Deezer available to Cricket consumers at an unprecedented value of $6.00 per month (including taxes and fees).

About Deezer

Deezer is the first truly worldwide digital music streaming service in over 180 countries, with 16 million monthly active users and 6 million paid subscribers worldwide.  Deezer is at the forefront of a music revolution, allowing fans instant access to the largest streaming music catalogue in the world, with more than 35 million songs, 30,000+ radio channels and 20,000+ podcasts on any device. Combining the best of man and machine, Deezer's global editorial team searches for the best music around the world and its algorithmic recommendations help fans discover music they will truly love.  Deezer is available on your favorite device, including smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop, home sound system, connected car or smart TV.

Launched in 2007, Deezer is a privately-held company, headquartered in Paris with offices in London, San Francisco and around the world. Deezer is currently available as a free download for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices or on the web at deezer.com globally outside the US.

For the latest news on Deezer go to Deezer.com/company/press.

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