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Sporting Witness


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Sporting Witness

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A sports podcast from BBC World Service
www.bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00j2pn5

The inside and personal story of the key moments from sporting history

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This podcast may use tracking and attribution, dynamic content insertion and is insecure

Stats: Statistics are produced by BBC to help Sporting Witness to understand how many downloads it is getting, or how many people are listening. Your device’s IP address and useragent is used to help calculate this figure.

Tracking and attribution: BBC or its partners may connect the fact you listened to this podcast to an action elsewhere on the internet. For example - it may spot a device that downloaded an episode of Sporting Witness later visited the website of an advertiser; or it may track that a device that listened to Sporting Witness also listened to a different show. This form of attribution is used to measure advertising effectiveness.

Dynamic content insertion: BBC may use limited data that they know about you - the device you’re using, the approximate location you’re in, or other data that can be derived from this, like the current weather forecast for your area - to change parts of the audio. Sporting Witness may do this for advertising or for other forms of content, like news stories.

Sporting Witness is able to use the above tools since its podcast host or measurement company offers this service. It doesn’t mean that this individual podcast uses them, or has access to this functionality. We use open data.

This uses an insecure connection. This podcast uses an HTTP, not HTTPS, address for its audio files. These are not encrypted, and may allow people who can see your internet traffic - like your internet service provider, employer or even your government - to know that you listen to this podcast.

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Technical advice
The main podcast description seems quite short. Since this is used by many podcast apps to help people find podcasts, we’d recommend making it a little longer, to sell your podcast to potential listeners. Indeed, some research shows that descriptions are the most important thing.
This podcast’s audio is not on an IPv6-enabled domain. This isn’t an issue for now, but might be in future. (We tested the initial domain of open.live.bbc.co.uk, which may be an analytics prefix.)

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