The streaming service also tapped former Facebook executive Amy Hudson to help lead its expansion into sports programming.
Spotify's push into podcasting continues. On Friday (Sept. 6), sources confimed to Billboard that the streaming service has tapped former CBS News president David Rhodes as a consultant to assist with its broader push into news programming. The hire comes as part of Spotify's strategy to expand beyond music, which includes the company’s recent purchase of podcast networks Parcast and Gimlet, as well as the podcast creation app Anchor.
Sources have also confirmed the hire of Amy Hudson, who previously worked on sports partnerships at Facebook, to lead Spotify’s expansion into sports programming.
The news of both hires was first reported by The Information.