A&E’s Cold Case Files Gets Podcast Extension


PodcastOne and A&E have unveiled Cold Case Files: The Podcast, marking the channel’s first foray into podcasting.

The new podcast series offers A&E’s true-crime fans an immersive look at cases that have gone cold for years and the stories of the detectives who reopened them. It takes audiences on a deeper dive into the cases featured on the A&E series Cold Case Files as detectives relive the details of the crimes, revealing new twists and revelations, from breakthroughs in forensic technology to advances in tracking social media.

The podcast joins A&E’s Real Crime Blog as part of an initiative to extend the brand’s crime-based storytelling across multiple platforms. New podcast episodes are available every Tuesday via aetv.com, PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app and Apple Podcasts, coinciding with new episodes of Cold Case Files on A&E. Cold Case Files: The Podcast is hosted by Brooke Gittings (Convicted, Actual Innocence). PodcastOne will distribute the podcasts.

“On the back of the success of Live PD, First 48 and the genre-defining Cold Case Files, we wanted to give our passionate, crime-obsessed audience a digital-first experience,” said Todd Pellegrino, the senior VP of video content for 45th & Dean, a division of A+E Networks. “The new podcast adapts these stories for the mobile listening audience, and together with A&E’s Real Crime Blog, combine to offer fans a more meaningful engagement with our brand, while positioning A&E as a leader in the crime and investigation space. PodcastOne’s proven success makes them the perfect partner in this effort, and we are off to a great start averaging strong six-figure download numbers for each of the first three episodes.”

“I love this show—the stories, the talent and the producers,” said Norman Pattiz, PodcastOne’s founder and executive chairman. “Thanks to our CEO, Jim Berk, we were able to create this partnership with A&E, which has created a hit podcast out of the box.”