iHeartMedia and Pray.com Sign Multiyear Deal to Bring More Faith-Based Cinematic Audio Experiences to Listeners Across the World
NEW YORK, July 20, 2023 (Newswire.com) - iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, and Pray.com, the fastest-growing faith-based content platform in the world, announced today a multiyear deal to develop a new slate of Pray.com podcasts in collaboration with iHeartPodcasts and distribute to listeners everywhere through the iHeartPodcast Network.
iHeartPodcasts and Pray.com launched their first collaboration late last year, "Bible in a Year with Jack Graham," a daily series that helps listeners experience the Bible in a new way. The podcast uses original background music with a full 61-piece orchestra to provide a cinematic journey through specific stories in the Bible. The collaboration will also bring several new additional faith-based shows to iHeartPodcasts over the next two years.
"At Pray.com, we are driven by a mission to grow faith and cultivate community," said Steve Gatena, Founder and CEO of Pray.com. "Expanding our partnership with iHeartPodcasts allows us to reach hundreds of millions of people with unmatched faith-based audio experiences that help to make prayer a priority in their day."
Pray.com has amassed more than 40 million downloads upon launching its podcast network and is projected to surpass 100 million downloads in the next 12 months. Other popular shows include "Meditative Prayers with Tim Clinton," "Kids Bible in a Year with Julia Saddler," "Relentless Hope with Steve Gatena" and more.
Pray.com's newest lineup of podcasts to be distributed by iHeartPodcasts will include "PrayNews," "Sleep Psalms with Bishop TD Jakes," and "Heroes in the Bible with Dr. Tony Evans."
"It's been a pleasure working with the iHeart team, and this deal ensures millions of new listeners will gain access to the world's best faith audio content," said Pray.com's Chief Business Officer Brian Davi.
The new Pray.com slate of shows will be available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.
Pray.com helps people make prayer a priority in their life. Founded in 2016 with a mission to grow faith, cultivate community and leave a legacy of helping others, Pray.com is the world's No. 1 app for daily prayer and faith-based audio content. Reaching more than 15 million people worldwide through its mobile app and website, it is the easiest way to incorporate prayer into your daily life. Pray.com provides encouragement and inspiration through daily devotionals, Pastor podcasts and Bedtime Bible Stories. Pray.com founders are Steve Gatena, Mike Lynn, Ryan Beck and Matthew Potter. See https://alarryross.com/pray-com for more information.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month. iHeart's broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital-only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next two podcast publishers combined and has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand, and the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products and services. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.