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Triton Digital snaps up Melbourne's Omny Studio

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Digital audio and podcast software provider Triton Digital has acquired Melbourne-based Omny Studio, claimed to be the creators of the world’s most advanced podcast and on-demand audio publishing platform of the same name.

A statement from Triton said it had been integrated with Omny's software and re-selling it since 2017.

No amount was mentioned but the announcement said Triton now owned the technology, assets and staff of Omny Studio. The Omny team, including co-founders Andrew Armstrong and Long Zheng, would be joining Triton as part of the deal.

Triton said Omny Studio was trusted by leading radio stations and podcast networks, including Cumulus Media, Entercom, Mediacorp, Southern Cross Austereo, Corus Entertainment, Mashable, Arabian Radio Network, Mamamia, and others.

“Omny Studio has been an exceptional partner that shares our passion for enabling traditional broadcasters and pure play podcasters to grow their audience and revenue,” said Neal Schore, chief executive of Triton Digital.

“We are proud to welcome Omny to the Triton family, and look forward to combining our talent and technology to expand the solution globally and continue to innovate around podcast data and analytics.”

Omny Studio chief executive Sharon Taylor said: “Triton Digital has been driving the growth and innovation of the digital audio industry for the last 13 years, and we are excited to be joining forces to further expand our global footprint and the adoption of our unequalled technology around the world.

“We share a passion and a mission to provide publishers with the most comprehensive technology in the market, and look forward to working as part of the Triton family to drive the global audio industry forward.”

“We’re excited by the opportunity to continue innovating for our customers and look forward to the next phase of the journey ahead with Triton Digital,” said Armstrong, co-founder and chief technology officer of Omny Studio, while Zheng, head of Product for Omny, added: “Together with Triton, we remain committed to delivering best-in-class creation, publishing, monetisation and analytics tools that enable audio publishers to garner millions of podcast downloads every day."

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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