Google to Pay News Corp for Access to Its Publications’ Content

News Corp reached a three-year deal worth tens of millions of dollars with Google to license content from its publications and produce new audio and video products for Google platforms.

Google said content from News Corp publications would be available on several platforms, including a new product called Google News Showcase.

News Corp owns The Wall Street Journal and news organizations in the United Kingdom and Australia.

News Corp will also make new podcasts available through Google’s voice-assistant technology and new videos for YouTube. The audio and video content won’t be exclusive to Google.

Executives at major news organizations have long criticized Google for using news content in its products without paying the publishers that provide it. Google has argued it benefits publishers by sending them traffic and until recently has resisted paying news organizations licensing fees for their articles.

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