The effort today has signed nearly 1,000 — up from 800 in July — deals with news publications in Germany, Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, UK, Argentina, Australia, Czechia, Italy, India, Canada, and Austria.
Joining Argentina and Brazil in the region, the Colombia News Showcase launch coincides with Google’s 10th anniversary in the country. Google has so far signed partnerships with 24 regional and national news publications:
BLU Radio, Caracol Radio, El Colombiano, El Diario,, El Espectador, El Heraldo, El Nuevo Día, El Nuevo Siglo, El País, El Pilón, El Universal, Hoy Diario del Magdalena, La Crónica del Quindío, La Opinión, La Patria, Noticias Caracol, Publimetro, Q’Hubo Bogotá, Q’Hubo Bucaramanga, QHubo Cali, QHubo Medellín, Semana, Vanguardia, and W Radio.
Glanceable News Showcase panels from publications that users already follow appear in Google Discover, while outlets you’re “less familiar with” are surfaced in the Google News “For You” and “Newsstand” tabs.
These licensing agreements also see Google pay publishers so that certain paywalled content is made free to provide a “wide range of news content” in hopes of encouraging paid subscriptions.
It starts rolling out today and will automatically appear in those two products on Android, iOS, and the web.
More about Google News Showcase:
- Google News Showcase is now available on desktop web after launching on mobile
- Google signs news partnership with WSJ and other UK, Australian News Corp publications
- News Showcase expands to iOS, will offer some paywalled articles for free
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