The Wall Street Journal reported on February 18 that Murdoch’s News Corporation said on Wednesday that it had reached a three-year agreement with Alphabet’s Google to authorize the content of its publications and produce new audio and video products for Google’s platform.
Google will pay tens of millions of dollars to the above-mentioned media companies during the transaction, a person familiar with the matter said.
Don Harrison, president of Google Global Partnerships, said that the content of News Corporation publications will be available on multiple platforms, including a new product called Google News Showcase.
News Corp will also reportedly produce new podcasts through Google’s voice assistant technology and new videos for the technology company’s video streaming service YouTube.
The person familiar with the matter said that the audio and video content would not be exclusively for Google.