iVoox launches iVoox Plus, the first podcast subscription service for Spanish content
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The leading Spanish language audio on-demand platform launches a new pioneering subscription model in the podcast world, with the most exclusive content in Spanish.
- The more than 5 million iVoox users will be able to access a catalog of more than 10,000 exclusive episodes from the best shows, which will increase every week.
- With this service, that generates income for podcasters regardless of the number of listeners they have, iVoox complements the rest of the monetization initiatives already developed by the platform. iVoox will have already distributed close to one million USD among the podcast producers at the end of the year.
- Maintains the company’s commitment to lead the professionalization of the podcast ecosystem, which began 3 years ago, offering a wide and diverse quality content.
The Spanish audio on-demand platform launches iVoox Plus, the first podcast subscription service for listeners allowing the podcaster to generate revenues from its content. This new service will add to the podcasters’ revenue already generated thanks to the audience direct support in the Subscriptions for Fans scheme.
By launching iVoox Plus, the platform adds access to Premium features and all the exclusive content in a single subscription. So far, this content could only be accessed individually.
iVoox Plus has the best selection of exclusive podcasts in Spanish. Through a subscription payment of USD 9.99 / month, users will be able to access all the platform free content, as well as a catalog of more than 10,000 extra episodes. New content will be added every week.
Offering more than 20,000 hours of unique content, iVoox Plus includes all the exclusive audios of the successful shows from iVoox Originals, such as ‘La Tercera Hora’ of ‘Días Extraños’ by Santiago Camacho; the episodes of ‘La Órbita de Endor’; the mysteries of Iker Jiménez in ‘Cuarto Milenio and Milenio Live’; the content of ‘Casus Belli’; the best audio stories of ‘Noviembre Nocturno’ or the political analysis of the journalist Díaz Villanueva, in ‘La ContraHistoria’ and ‘La ContraCrónica’.
iVoox Plus also features extra episodes from other shows with a successful background in the platform, such as ‘NFL en estado puro’, with all the news from the largest American football league; ‘Histocast’, covering geopolitics and history or ‘Noches de Terror’, based on horror and mystery stories.
A new monetization source for content creators
iVoox is the only podcast platform that allows podcasters to grow their revenues as well as their audience, since episodes reach a user base of more than 5 million recurring users. The platform currently offers the iVoox Originals acceleration program and Subscriptions for Fans, a monetization scheme where more than 1,200 podcasts participate today and which by the end of the year will have shared-out close to 1 million USD among podcasters.
From now on the contentcreator benefits from a new monetization toolwithout being forced to choose between money or audience, unlike models offered by other platforms. This reward model aims to benefit all podcasters based on their effort and involvement with iVoox. Therefore, the revenues from iVoox Plus will be shared equally between the company and the content creators. Content creators will receive an individual amount despite their plays, and another amount proportional to their audience and the amount set in the price of their content for fans.
Thanks to this revenue share scheme the podcasters included in iVoox Plus will generate revenues automatically. In this sense, not only programs with millions of listeners will be able to earn money, but also those new high-quality shows that are looking for their niche market, even if they have a limited audience.
Juan Ignacio Solera, founder of the company, explains that ‘in iVoox we continue working to facilitate that podcasters can live off from their passion’, and this new tool is ‘an important step to achieve it’. “aPodcasters will continue to receive revenues from their supporters, and from now on ‘they will also generate revenues from iVoox Plus coming from the long queue of listeners who also like a show, but not enough to give it direct economic support’. ”.
Enjoy iVoox to the limit
In addition to access to the largest exclusive catalog of Spanish-speaking shows, iVoox Plus includes all the Premiumfeatures available so far:listening without advertising, listening point synchronization among devices, enhancing sound quality and volume and car mode access.
These advantages are added to the unique functionalities that the iVoox app already offers on its free version, perfect for discovering shows according to the user’s tastes and through its recommendation system, curated playlists of episodes, smart lists updated daily with new content and much more.
In addition to listening to shows and live radio, the platform encourages communication between podcasters and listeners through comments on episodes and publications. Also being able to enrich the content with videos, references, presentations and other complementary materials that can only be found through iVoox.
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