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Vox Media Buying Preet Bharara’s Cafe Studios
by Alex Weprin | HollywoodReporter.Com
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The podcast company founded by the former prosecutor will operate as part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Vox Media has made another deal.
The digital media company is acquiring Cafe Studios, the podcast-focused media company co-founded by Preet Bharara, the high-profile former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Cafe will operate as part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Bharara and executive producer and head of content Tamara Sepper will join Vox Media under the deal, and will be a part of the company’s presentation during the IAB upfronts in May.
Cafe’s podcasts typically discuss law and policy matters as they intersect with technology, politics, business and other areas of discussion. Bharara also hosts the company’s flagship podcast, Stay Tuned With Preet.
Founded as a digital publisher with titles like SB Nation, Vox and The Verge, Vox Media has expanded in recent years, merging with New York magazine and Epic magazine in 2019 and expanding its podcast and video business. With Cafe, Vox will control a number of the most popular news-driven podcasts, including Pivot, Decoder and Today, Explained.