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Amaze Media Labs is expanding its imprint in sports podcast networks with the launch of two new networks. The Pigskin Podcast Network and The Basketball Podcast Network will join the already successful The Hockey Podcast Network providing over 130 podcasts. The launch of The Pigskin Podcast Network comes at the perfect time, at the beginning of the 2021 NFL season. The network will consist of nearly 40 podcasts covering the NFL, College Football, Football Betting, and Fantasy Football.
SiriusXM, with Marvel Entertainment, launched Marvel Podcasts Unlimited, a premium audio entertainment subscription for Marvel fans worldwide, available exclusively via the new Marvel channel on Apple Podcasts. Marvel Podcasts Unlimited provides subscribers with early and exclusive access to a growing assortment of original new scripted and unscripted podcast series.
Cumulus Media have partnered with Rolling Stone to produce Don’t Let This Flop, a weekly roundup of highlight content, memes, and trends on TikTok. The show intends to cover dance, recipes, makeup challenges, viral videos, celebrity videos, grassroots campaigns intended to raise awareness of social issues, and anything else capturing TikTok users’ attention each week.
Barstool Sports is teaming up with Virtual Dining Concepts to join the food delivery business. Barstool Bites will be a deliver-only restaurant, offering a lineup of items including chicken wings, sliders, 14-inch subs, buckets of popcorn and fries. Barstool Bites will be available in 300 cities nationwide.
The Podcast Academy has added two new categories to the Ambie Awards: Best Podcast for Kids and Best Independent Podcast. The nomination period for all 2022 Ambie Award categories ends on December 3rd.