Audioboom has signed a podcast distribution deal with True Crime Obsessed and a development deal with the Obsessed Network.
Under the terms of the long-term distribution deal, the expanded partnership will result in exclusive monetization and distribution of the podcast.
Hosted by Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle, True Crime Obsessed has been downloaded more than 70 million times since first partnering with Audioboom in 2017.
The agreement with the Obsessed Network will expand the monetization and distribution of the brand’s existing and new shows, as well as provide funding for the development of additional podcasts including Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan, under the Obsessed Network banner.
Launched in 2020, the Obsessed Network is home to several projects, including Obsessed With: Disappeared, Crimes Of The Centuries, and Unjust and Unsolved. The network received more than 10 million downloads in its first year.
“The True Crime Obsessed team are a unique creative force in podcasting,” says Audioboom CEO, Stuart Last. “It is exciting to support their vision for the Obsessed Network and the innovative programming they are developing.”
Co-host Pensavalle said: “True Crime Obsessed is a project we started as a hobby, and working with Audioboom has helped it blossom into one of the leading podcasts in our genre. We’re looking forward to continuing to grow with Audioboom.”
Founder of the Obsessed Network and co-host Hinds added: “Building a podcast network has always been a dream of mine. I’m very grateful for Audioboom’s support and excited about the projects we have in the pipeline.”
“I’m thrilled that True Crime Obsessed and the Obsessed Network are aligning with Audioboom in a considerable way,” says UTA Partner & Head of Emerging Platforms Oren Rosenbaum. “I look forward to the hit podcast reaching even more listeners, as well as the elevation of the network’s current and upcoming projects through these two lucrative agreements.”
UTA brokered the deals on behalf of True Crime Obsessed and the Obsessed Network. In February 2021, True Crime Obsessed ranked 52nd on Triton Digital’s ranker of top US podcasts. New episodes are released weekly on Tuesdays.