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Spotify hires Condé Nast exec to build content business

Spotify has hired Condé Nast Entertainment’s (CNE) acting president Sahar Elhabashi as VP of content business, where she will join former boss Dawn Ostroff to build the platform’s content business. Elhabasi joins Ostroff who linked with Spotify as chief content officer in June and formerly acted as CNE president. The duo helped to develop Conde Nast […]

Spotify appoints Condé Nast exec as chief content officer

Spotify has appointed Condé Nast’s president of entertainment, Dawn Ostroff, as its chief content officer, overseeing partnerships across music, audio and video. Ostfoff, who has a strong background in television, replaces Stefan Blom, who was the music streaming service’s New York-based chief strategy and content officer until earlier this year. Ostroff helped to found Condé […]

Sky Q upgrades to include Spotify, HDR and more personalisation

Sky has pledged to roll out new features for its advanced Sky Q platform, including Spotify integration in the UK and Ireland from this spring. Sky said that starting next month it will progressively introduce new product features for Sky Q such as greater personalisation based on a household’s viewing habits, with voice functionality to […]

Spotify launches ‘new multimedia format’

Spotify has introduced a new media format called Spotlight, which adds visuals to podcasts, audiobooks and other audio content. The music streaming service said it will offer contextual photos, video and text as users listen to content to give a “deeper insight to their favourite artists, playlists, books, publishers and more”. “We are excited to […]

Report: Spotify sets new video plans under Courtney Holt

Music streaming service Spotify has reportedly reset its video strategy under the leadership of its new head of video and podcasts, Courtney Holt. According to a Bloomberg report, Holt is exploring a “new format unique to Spotify” and the  music company has cancelled its other unreleased video series. Holt joined Spotify last month as head […]

Discovery appoints Spotify exec to head digital strategy

Discovery Communications has appointed former Spotify executive Francis Keeling to lead its digital strategy. Keeling becomes senior vice-president of international digital, based in London. He will develop new digital products and his appointment marks one of a number of new digital hires by Discovery. Jay Trinidad, who is currently running Discovery Northern Asia, takes on […]

Spotify’s head of video departs

Spotify’s head of video content, Tom Calderone, has reportedly left the company in an apparent winding down of its video content efforts. Bloomberg, which first reported news of the departure, said Spotify will “narrow its video ambitions” and instead focus on expanding video offerings on popular Spotify playlists like Rap Caviar and Rock This. Calderone, […]

Spotify acquires video discovery app MightyTV

Spotify has acquired MightyTV, a startup that uses machine learning to provide users with personalised lists of TV shows and movies. Announcing the deal, Spotify said that MightyTV founder and CEO Brian Adams would join as vice-president of technology, focused on advertising and marketing technology solutions. He will use his knowledge of programmatic advertising and […]

Starz adds Spotify to TV Everywhere app

Starz has done a deal with Spotify that will allow users of its updated premium app to access music from the premium cabler’s shows. Starz playlists will be added to Spotify meanwhile, as part of the agreement. The music available on Spotify will come from Starz original series including 50 Cent-produced show Power (pictured). there […]

Canal+ teams up with Spotify for Jack music player

French pay TV operator Canal+’s advertising arm has teamed up with Spotify to launch a music-focused streaming service. Spotify will be the first editorial partners for Canal+’s music player, Jack. The pair will collaborate to provide a series of productions including video content for the platform. Canal+ will use Spotify’s data to create content for […]

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