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Rio Ferdinand and FIVE join the Acast Creator Network, launching their first podcast, Vibe with FIVE

Rio Ferdinand and FIVE join the Acast Creator Network, launching their first podcast, Vibe with FIVE

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VIBE with FIVE, the popular digital football show, hosted by Rio Ferdinand, Joel Baya and Stephen Howsen, has joined the Acast Creator Network.

FIVE started life as a digital destination for football fans with ex England, Manchester United and Leeds defender and now celebrated football pundit Rio Ferdinand as editor-in-chief. Over 800,000 YouTube subscribers and over 170 million video views later, the format is now launching a dedicated audio stream, with a brand new podcast hosted and sold by Acast.

Over the past 13 years FIVE has created content and spoken to the biggest names in football, from Cristiano Ronaldo to the late, great Maradona, and recent stars like England’s Euros star Chloe Kelly and Premier League game changer, Liverpool’s Mo Salah.

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Vibe with FIVE will be the first of many podcasts from the FIVE editorial platform, and by joining the Acast Creator network, they will be supported by Acast’s range of growth options, with a focus on sponsorship.

Rio Ferdinand, co-host of Vibe with FIVE and Editor-In-Chief at FIVE, said: “FIVE is just off the back of a hectic pre-season, and with most of the top leagues around the world now BACK, it’s the perfect time to deliver our fans and subscribers what they have been asking for, Vibe with FIVE the podcast. FIVE will be working closely with Acast on all our growth and development, and we know with their help we can deliver some of the best and reactive football content on the planet.”

Sam Shetabi, Creator Network Director, UK at Acast, said: “Acast is the Home of Football, and with Rio, Joel and Stephen joining the Acast Creator Network, it only adds to an incredible package of football shows we can offer brands and advertisers. FIVE has built a dedicated fanbase and Acast will be here to help them broaden and grow their audience, alongside diversifying their revenue streams.”


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