Amazon buys ‘Dirty John’ podcast firm Wondery

Amazon is expanding its media business with the acquisition of podcast start-up Wondery, best known for its true crime podcasts such as Dirty John, which was adapted for TV by Bravo.  Financial terms were not disclosed, but a Wall Street Journal report from last month put a value of more than $300m on Wondery. The firm was apparently […]

Apple adapts ‘Shrink Next Door’ podcast with Paul Rudd & Will Ferrell

Apple TV+ has handed an eight-episode straight-to-series order to The Shrink Next Door, based on the hit podcast with Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd attached. The limited series, which is based on the 2019 podcast by Wondery and Bloomberg Media, is being produced by Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television. It will be […]

Hernan Lopez launches Fox-backed Wondery

Hernan Lopez has launched Wondery, a new on-demand audio service, with backing from Fox, the company he left earlier this week. Lopez was the president of Fox International Channels until Fox shelved the FIC brand and reorganised its international activities earlier this week. Today he announced the Wondery roll out and said Fox will be […]