RBmedia Acquires Audio Production Organization Specializing in Products for the Blind

Potomac Talking Book Services acquisition furthers the company’s commitment to providing services for people with differing abilities


March 19, 2020, Landover, MD—RBmedia, a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology, today announced the acquisition of Potomac Talking Book Services (PTBS), an audiobook production organization specializing in services for the blind and anyone with a disability that prevents them from reading.

Based in Rockville, Maryland, PTBS has recorded over 10,000 titles. The organization offers audio recording, editing and fulfillment services.

“We have long focused on supporting the latest accessibility standards in our products,” said Tom MacIsaac, Chief Executive Officer for RBmedia. “We are excited to join forces with Potomac Talking Book Services to help us take these efforts to the next level and to make content and information more widely accessible through digital audio.”


About Potomac Talking Book Services, Inc.

Potomac Talking Book Services is an audio production organization based in Rockville, MD. Founded in 1983, PTBS specializes in services for the blind and anyone with a disability that prevents them from reading. For more information visit www.ptbs.org.

About RBmedia

RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers—at home, in the car, and wherever they take their mobile devices. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers the finest digital content through its platforms—including audiobooks, streaming video, educational courses, entertainment titles, and much more. Headquartered in Landover, Maryland, the company is the largest producer of audiobooks in the world with a catalog of more than 45,000 exclusive titles through its content brands: Recorded Books, Tantor Media, HighBridge, Kalorama Audio, ChristianAudio, Gildan Media, GraphicAudio, W. F. Howes in the United Kingdom, and Wavesound in Australia. RBmedia is owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. Find out more at www.rbmediaglobal.com.

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