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Digital media company RBmedia launches, acquires

A new company specialising in the production and distribution of spoken audio content and digital media has been established in the US.

RBmedia, which is backed by private equity firm Shamrock Capital, brings together audio publishing brands Recorded Books, HighBridge Audio, Tantor Media and ChristianAudio in the US, W F Howes in the UK and Wavesound in Australia. In total, the company offers more than 700,000 digital titles, including 30,000 audiobooks, as well as emagazines, comics and games.

RBmedia’s content is distributed to more than 10,000 library partners and to consumers through resellers such as and its newly acquired app-based subscription service

‘RBmedia is the only company that brings together all three key elements of spoken audio and digital media distribution,’ said CEO Tom MacIsaac in a statement. ‘Not only do we produce top-quality spoken audio content, we’ve also built a digital media technology platform to deliver hundreds of thousands of digital media titles, and we reach millions of consumers around the world through numerous channels. No one else in the industry has that kind of depth and breadth across both spoken audio and digital media distribution.’

For more information about the company, click here.


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