Yahoo Australia inks Google News Showcase deal

Yahoo Australia has signed with Google for its journalism content to appear on the Google News Showcase Product across multiple Google services.

Google News Showcase launched in February, paying a first round of mastheads from Australian Community Media (ACM), Private Media, Schwartz Media, Solstice Media and The Conversation for news content through three-year licence deals

Yahoo Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia senior director of content, Simon Wheeler, said: “This new deal will allow us to reinvest into producing more local, top-quality journalism, and take our strategy to the next level.

“This is a historic day for not only Yahoo and Google, but for all lovers of high-quality local content. This new agreement ensures an investment in the future of Australian digital journalism.”

Google’s head of news partnerships ANZ, Shilpa Jhunjhunwala, said: “Google has been a proud supporter of the Australian media industry for two decades and we are excited that Yahoo Australia will soon be part of News Showcase – our biggest commitment to date.

“Yahoo Australia will join more than 100 titles from across Australia, many from regional areas, and almost 1,000 international outlets.”

Since its launch, other publishers to have signed Google News Showcase deals have included The Guardian Australia, News Corp, Junkee, Seven West Media, and Nine.

Yahoo Australia was not able to disclose the length of its Google News Showcase deal to Mumbrella.


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