Former Fox International Channels CEO Hernan Lopez Launches Wondery Podcast Network With Fox Backing
January 14, 2016 at 4:19 AM (PT)
Former FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS CEO HERNAN LOPEZ is launching a new podcast network with investment from 20TH CENTURY FOX. WONDERY will be a mobile-focused portal for both new and existing shows, reports VARIETY.
The network, which launches its website next week and plans to post its first curated podcasts in the SPRING, will work with ART19 to develop its distribution infrastructure and will use ART19's dynamic ad insertion. OSWALD MENDEZ, another former FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS executive, is serving as Senior Advisor and Chief Marketing Officer.
“Creating a network of audio on demand gives you the same advantage as a (TV) network brand,” LOPEZ told VARIETY. “We’ll be able to sell more shows to advertisers and to make who come for one podcast aware of others. It is the perfect time for a new company to enter this space.”