BBC partnered with Amazon Music to take “BBC Podcasts” globally

18 MAR 2024

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BBC announced a new deal with Amazon Music that will make BBC podcasts available on the streaming service for the first time outside the UK. Subscribers to Prime and Amazon Music unlimited services can exclusively access a curated suite of over 50 of the BBC’s most popular podcasts ad-free, including titles such as “Americast”, “BBC Global News Podcast”, “Dua Lipa: At Your Service”, “The Global Story”, “Infinite Monkey Cage”, “Planet Premier League”, and “World of Secrets”.

Additionally, the deal will also unlock ad-supported listening for the BBC’s complete catalog from across BBC Studios, BBC Public Service, and the BBC World Service for Amazon Music users on the streaming services’ ad-supported free tier.

Louise la Grange, SVP Audio, Digital News & Streaming, BBC Studios said, “Whether it’s a rundown of today’s headlines for the morning commute or a dose of true crime for a long road trip, we have something for everyone. Audio storytelling has long been our strength as a global content producer, and with this partnership, we are thrilled to bring our BBC podcasts to even wider audiences. We invite Amazon Music listeners to explore the BBC’s premium audio storytelling and discover their new favorite podcast with us.”

“Amazon Music is thrilled to offer our global listeners the full catalogue of BBC podcasts outside of the UK,” said Shea Simpson, Head of Podcast Business, Amazon Music. “BBC’s premium British programmes are a fan-favorite, and we’re exicted to make 50 of their top titles available ad-free for Prime members and Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers.”

Popular podcasts now available to Amazon Music listeners include: “Americast”, the authoritative weekly U.S. news and politics podcast, it investigates the social and cultural issues that define America today; “BBC Global News Podcast”, the day’s top news stories from the BBC, delivered twice a day on weekdays, with daily editions on the weekend; “BBC Global Story”, hosted by Katya Adler each episode focuses on one story and draws upon the BBC’s best global journalists with a fresh sound and a smart take on the biggest stories of our time; “BBC World Service”, non-English language podcasts from selected language services such as BBC News Hindi, BBC News Urdu, BBC News Brasil and BBC News Arabic; “Business Daily”, the daily drama of money and work from the BBC; “Dua Lipa: At Your Service”, pop powerhouse Dua Lipa has candid, uplifting and insightful conversations with the people who inspire her most about topics like reinvention, sex and relationships, psychedelics, and more; "F1 Chequered Flag", Formula 1 interviews, reaction and reports. BBC Radio 5 Live presents a round-up of the race weekend; "The Gatekeepers", Jamie Bartlett ("Believe In Magic", "The Missing Cryptoqueen") traces the story of how and why social media companies have become the new information gatekeepers, and what the decisions they make mean for all of us; "Good, Bad, Billionaire", Simon Jack and Zing Tsjeng find out how the richest people on the planet made their billions, and then they judge them; "History’s Secret Heroes", Helena Bonham Carter shines light on extraordinary stories from World War Two; "In Our Time", Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, people and events that have shaped our world; "Infinite Monkey Cage", professor Brian Cox and Robert Ince host a witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists’ eyes; "Just One Thing with Michael Mosley", Michael Mosley reveals surprisingly simple top tips that are scientifically proven to change your life; "Planet Premier League", hosted by ex-Premier League and World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas, leading UK sports broadcaster Mark Chapman and former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, this brand-new flagship weekly soccer podcast leverages unrivalled access to the biggest names, experts and insights from the most watched football league around the globe; "Things Fell Apart with Jon Ronson", Jon Ronson reveals wholly unexpected but all too human stories about the culture wars that divide us so toxically today; "Uncanny", the Battersea Poltergeist's Danny Robins investigates real-life stories of paranormal encounters; "World of Secrets", major BBC global investigations and gripping storytelling; and "You’re Dead to Me", the comedy podcast that takes history seriously. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.