According to the announcement, Stuff Media podcasts will keep their branding and a classification will sojourn headquartered in Atlanta, while President and CEO Conal Byrne joins iHeartMedia as a conduct of a podcasting division.
HowStuffWorks was creatively founded in 1998 and had a series of owners before spinning out as an eccentric association and lifting a $15 million Series A final year. In new years, a concentration has shifted from explainer articles and videos to podcasts, and in fact, it says those podcasts accept some-more than 61 million downloads and streams any month, with Stuff You Should Know leading 500 million downloads this year.
iHeartMedia, meanwhile, filed for failure progressing this year. (The media association was before famous as Clear Channel.) Prior to announcing a acquisition, it was already operative with Stuff Media on a constant crime podcast Atlanta Monster.
“Stuff Media is a strange explorer of a podcasting industry, and we’ve been tender by a ability to grow a massive, constant assembly over a past decade, led by a strong, gifted and cohesive government team, who we acquire to iHeartMedia,” said iHeartMedia’s authority and CEO Bob Pittman in a announcement. “This vital merger will span Stuff Media’s extravagantly renouned calm and clever artistic capabilities with iHeartMedia’s endless resources and large scale by a digital platforms, amicable strech and promote radio stations, introducing podcasts to a immeasurable infancy of a nation and charity even some-more singular opportunities for advertisers to strech their consumers.”