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Exile Content Studio, Hollywood’s Latinx-led content producer, has struck a deal to buy Dixo, the Spanish-language podcast network and production company. Exile sees this acquisition as an opportunity to grow their podcasting efforts, generate new IP, and to lead growth and development of the podcast industry across the U.S. and Latin America.

As part of the deal Dixo founder Dany Saadia will join the Exile Content team. As part of the newly expanded company, Exile expects to produce between 25 and 40 podcasts next year. A rep says they also plan to buy more podcasting companies in the future.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Dixo and its visionary leader Dany Saadia, to Exile Content Studio,” Exile Content Chief Operating Officer María Teresa Pérez said in the announcement. “All of us at Exile are excited over the opportunity to not only grow our podcasting efforts and generate new IP, but to lead the charge on the growth and development of the podcast industry across the U.S. and Latin America.”

Under the slogan “We are podcasts,” Dixo began its foray into podcasting in Mexico in 2005, producing and curating a slate of shows that spans multiple genres that includes science fiction, cinema, economics, literature, politics, wellness, and nutrition, among others. With more than 5,000 published productions so far, Dixo has a leading podcast network in Latin America. To date, Dixo has developed more than ten thousand productions.

“From its inception, Dixo has been a bootstrap startup, so we’re thrilled to be joining Exile with its tremendous resources to expand the reach of podcasts and continue to create quality content for audiences in the U.S. and Latin America,” said Saadia.

Financial terms of the deal were not released.

Exile Content Studios produces a variety of content in Spanish and English for a global audience across multiple platforms including television, film and digital. It was launched in 2018 by the team that created the “El Chapo” series for Netflix as well as the award-winning documentary “Science Fair.” In addition to podcasting, as a way to bring new IP and talent into the fold it recently created the Latina Talent Incubator, a program created for the discovery and development of emerging female Latinx content creators.