Paris-based music streamer Deezer buys Stitcher, adds 35K talk radio shows and podcasts to its music platform

San Francisco-based Stitcher has amassed programming from content providers including NPR, BBC, Fox News, Wall Street Journal, This American Life, Marc Maron, CBS Radio News, and some smaller operations. While Stitcher users can still access their apps and accounts, “the bigger plan is to integrate Stitcher’s audio content into Deezer’s existing platform with 35 million music tracks, initially as a free service called Talk,” writes Ingrid Lunden. Deezer also hopes to leverage Stitcher’s existing in-car audio services — the newly bought service is integrated already into some 50 car models from BMW, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar and Mazda, and it was a launch partner both for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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