Hernan Lopez was the former CEO of Fox International Channels. He recently left his job running 350 international TV channels for Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, Inc. in order to build a brand new podcast network. According to Bloomberg Business, Wondery plans to release its first batch of shows by summer of 2016.
Hernan Lopez posted a tweet about this news on his verified Twitter account on January 13, 2016.
Today I start an exciting chapter as Founder/CEO of Wondery, an Audio On Demand Net. Thank you everybody! https://t.co/q8t5O6jttU
— Hernan Lopez (@hernanlopez) January 13, 2016
Wondery is a brand new media company specialized in mobile and on-demand audio storytelling. Wondery will create and curate podcasts to connect wonderers and brands to a world of entertainment and a world of knowledge. Hernan Lopez is the Founder and CEO of Wondery. Oswald Mendez is the Senior Advisor and Chief Marketing Officer of Wondery. He previously has worked at McCann-Erickson Worldwide and media companies such as FOX International Channels.
Wondery has teamed up with ART19 to help with distribution infrastructure and dynamic ad insertion across multiple podcasts. On the ART19 website is an explanation of its WarpFeed technology. It provides near real-time RSS ad insertion, unlocking regional and international advertising as well as monetization of back catalogs.