The localizations of the series — “Seule: Une histoire d’amour” in French and “Sola: Una historia de amor” in Spanish — will launch September 6
September 6, 2023 — CBC, Canada’s national public broadcaster, is launching French- and Spanish-language adaptations of its award-winning podcast series Alone: A Love Story through a new collaboration with long-standing partner Acast. Trusted with this significant launch due to its global network, Acast will host, distribute, and monetize the adaptations in new markets around the world. The first episode of Seule: Une histoire d’amour in French and Sola: Una historia de amor in Spanish will be available on all podcast platforms on Wednesday, September 6, with new episodes released weekly. The full seasons will be available on Wednesday, November 8. The adaptations are produced by Studio Ochenta, in consultation with Radio-Canada.
“It’s an honour to expand our trusted partnership with the CBC,” said Heather Gordon, Managing Director, Canada at Acast. “Alone beautifully illustrates that our common experiences as humans connect us with one another, and it is important for Acast to support CBC in bringing the story to more people than ever before.”
Named by The Atlantic as one of the 50 Best Podcasts of 2017, Alone: A Love Story is an award-winning memoir by Michelle Parise, who wrote, performed, and produced the series. With candour and humour, Michelle delves into the deepest, darkest aspects of her divorce and her new life as a part-time parent, part-time partier — while using raw honesty to tackle personal subjects often labeled as shameful and taboo by society.
“We’re always looking for new opportunities to make our content more accessible to audiences here at home and around the world,” said Arif Noorani, Director, CBC Podcasts. “Acast is the ideal partner for this initiative, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with them to share this beloved series with a broader international audience.”
Acast will make Seule: Une histoire d’amour and Sola: Una historia de amor widely accessible to listeners by distributing the shows across all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, and wherever else audiences get their podcasts.
Additionally, listeners to the French- and Spanish-language adaptations will be able to hear sponsorships and ads from relevant advertisers in their respective markets. Brands and agencies can purchase ads, sponsorships, and integrated branded content partnerships that make use of Acast’s pioneering dynamic ad insertion technology, which allows advertisers to reach audiences using conversational targeting, first-party data targeting, listener demographics, location, and more.
French-speaking audiences can now follow and subscribe to Seule: Une histoire d’amour on all podcast platforms.
Spanish-speaking audiences can now follow and subscribe to Sola: Una historia de amor on all podcast platforms.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
Since 2014, Acast has been creating the world’s most valuable podcast marketplace, building the technology which connects podcast creators, advertisers and listeners. Its marketplace spans 100,000 podcasts, 2,300 advertisers and 430 million monthly listens. Crucially, those listens are monetized wherever they happen — across any podcasting app or other listening platform. The company operates worldwide and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Acast is listed on the Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market (ACAST.ST).