Cross-platform music streaming and discovery service Deezer has purchased Stitcher. The company plans to aid efforts worldwide and break into the US by acquiring the podcast and talk radio service to provide more content on its own platform.

Fear not if you already enjoy content through Stitcher as the service isn't going anywhere and will be managed by Deezer as a standalone platform. The plan is to also integrate Stitcher content into the existing Deezer service, which will be titled "Talk". Further details of the acquisition itself and plans for integration remain unknown at this point in time.

It's believed that by including 35,000 shows from over 12,000 providers (including NPR, BBC, and Fox News) the service will be in a stronger position to compete against Beats (and iTunes), as well as Spotify and other available platforms in the US. Are you a fan of Deezer, what do you make of this purchase?

Source: TechCrunch