iHeartMedia announced a partnership with the NFL to launch the NFL’s podcast network and distribute their existing podcasts, as well as co-producing and distributing two dozen new original podcasts which will be in progress this summer before kickoff.
The NFL’s existing podcasts are: Around the NFL, Move the Sticks, NFL Fantasy Podcast, Huddle and Flow, NFL Total Access: The Locker Room Podcast, NFL: Good Morning Football, and NFL Legends.
“Our partnership with the NFL is an incredible moment for iHeart – and the podcast industry, period,” said Conal Byrne, CEO of iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group. “The NFL represents sports at its highest level – with the greatest athletes and the most heart-pounding games the world has seen. These are legendary stories, and we can’t wait to roll out a slate of incredible new podcasts to capture it all – for iHeart’s huge audience and the NFL’s massive fanbase alike.”
“We’re excited to partner with the NFL to extend their reach through podcasting to millions of listeners around the world,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises at iHeartMedia. “With these upcoming podcasts, fans will be able to experience the NFL in a new way through rich, deep-dive audio content on their favorite teams and exclusive commentary from their favorite players.”