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April 17, 2024:
    The Australian Podcast Ranker for March was released. Hamish & Andy return to #1 for monthly listeners; the show’s first weekly episode this year was posted on Feb 28. (Notably, the show has moved away from titles like “Hamish & Andy 2023 Ep 240”, and instead is using more attention-grabbing titles like “2024 Ep 247 - The Amazing Hat Prank”). The ABC’s Conversations is #1 by total downloads.
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March 15, 2024:
    Triton Digital has announced a partnership with ID5, an identity provider, to add audience data to Triton’s Audio Marketplace. ID5 uses “consented signals provided by media owners to securely identify users without compromising privacy and data protection”; Triton client ARN is quoted as saying it has converted 60% of their unaddressable audience to addressable.
March 13, 2024:
    The Australian Podcast Ranker for February was released by CRA and Triton Digital. LiSTNR is #1 for sales representation; ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia is #1 publisher in terms of monthly listeners; the ABC is #1 in terms of total downloads.
February 16, 2024:
February 9, 2024:
    Daryl Battaglia from Triton Digital is one of the guests this week in the Podnews Weekly Review - highlighting some of the results of the 2023 US Podcast Report. “The biggest finding is a 12% growth in monthly podcast listeners over the last two years. We saw a broadening of the audience, and we're seeing that podcasting appeals to everyone.”
January 31, 2024:
    Triton Digital has released its US Podcast Report 2023. The free 32 page report says there has been a 12% growth of monthly podcast users in the last two years, and that 55% of podcasts get fewer than 10,000 US downloads per month. Apple Podcasts gets 45% of all episode downloads; Spotify just 15%.
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December 13, 2023:
    Exclusive: In Australia, we’ve had a number of tipoffs suggesting that the Australian ABC will be listed in November’s Australian Podcast Ranker, which is released tomorrow. It’s one of the country’s biggest podcast producers.
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October 20, 2023:
    Triton Digital released the September US Podcast Ranker. The release says that NPR is "temporarily excluded from the rankers this month due to a planned data collection migration".
October 18, 2023:
    The Australian Podcast Ranker for September was released. Shows repped by SCA achieved 28mn downloads vs ARN's 25.9mn downloads: a company representing ARN+SCA would represent 69% of all podcast downloads in the ranker. The ABC, which has announced twice that it is joining the ranker, is still absent: but is not funded by commercials.
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August 9, 2023:
    Podcast Perspectives is a new weekly podcast from The Podglomerate, focused on discussing ways to build the next generation of podcasting. Premiering today, the debut episode explores the state of podcast tech with Sharon Taylor, Triton Digital’s SVP of Podcast Strategy and Product Operations (and formerly CEO of Omny Studio).
August 2, 2023:
    The number of episodes published (on open RSS) by Spotify for Podcasters, formerly Anchor, dipped to a new low last month says Livewire; but it still hosts one out of every five new episodes; and Spotify's Megaphone also posted another record high. The biggest increases were seen by Omny Studio and its owner Triton Digital.
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June 14, 2023:
    The Australian Podcast Ranker for May was released. Both ARN's iHeartPodcast Network Australia and SCA's LiSTNR claim various #1 slots. The #1 publisher in the country is the ABC, but they are still not participating in the ranker; they announced their participation in March (and in Oct 2019).
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May 12, 2023:
    In the Podnews Weekly Review this week, we hear from two different companies doing "broadcast to podcast" - Triton's Omny Studio and Spotify's Megaphone. Plus, we get a preview of the Podcast Show 2023 in London.
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March 23, 2023:
    Triton Digital's Canada Podcast Ranker for February was released. Measuring participating publishers only, there was no change in the top five podcasts. CBC/Radio-Canada moved up one place in the top sales network listing to #2.
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February 7, 2023:
    Exclusive: You'll spot a new name at the top of future Triton Digital and Edison Podcast Metrics reports: "SiriusXM Podcast Network". Previously, the company was listed as "Stitcher Media" or "SXM Media", but we're told they "saw an opportunity to unify our naming conventions across these trackers in order to improve SiriusXM's overall brand equity and recognition in the industry, and raise awareness and understanding of our robust podcast content network."
January 26, 2023:
January 18, 2023:
    The Australian Podcast Ranker for December was released by Triton Digital. SCA's Hamish & Andy lost their top spot - but then, they didn't release a single show in December; the #1 is now Casefile True Crime, produced by Audioboom and represented by ARN's iHeartPodcast Network Australia, which remains the top publisher; while SCA's LiSTNR remains the top sales house (just). Both claim they're #1 in press releases.
January 13, 2023:
January 10, 2023:
    Later today, Apple Podcasts will announce the launch of Delegated Delivery (beta), allowing creators to publish Apple Podcasts Subscriptions content directly from their participating hosting provider dashboard. Blubrry, Libsyn, Triton Digital's Omny Studio and RSS·com are the first to offer the service: Acast, ART19, Buzzsprout and other providers will follow. Creators can still upload subscriber audio directly to Apple Podcasts Connect.
December 16, 2022:
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November 30, 2022:
    Josh Yamuder has been announced by Triton Digital as its new Director of Partnerships, Programmatic Marketplace. He was Programmatic Manager at Targetspot and, before that, Programmatic Specialist at Xaxis.
November 18, 2022:
October 24, 2022:
    Data: In Australia, the ABC's Annual Report was published. The national broadcaster is seeing 33m downloads per month for its podcasts (p64), up 22% year-on-year. (ARN's iHeartPodcast Network Australia, the #1 according to the Australian Podcast Ranker, got 18m downloads in Sep 2022). News shows got the highest increase (50% year-on-year); the ABC News Daily achieved 46% higher downloads than its predecessor, The Signal. Long-form interview podcast Conversations remains #1, with an 8% drop. /ht Oscar
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September 22, 2022:
    Triton Digital published the New Zealand Podcast Ranker for August. The Mike Hosking Breakfast from iHeart NZ is the new #1 show; iHeartRadio is #1 for podcasts in the country. An incomplete ranker, Triton Digital does not measure RNZ or Spotify.
September 19, 2022:
    This could be an attempt to boost "iHeart" numbers on Podtrac. If so, there could be more iHeart traffic to be added: currently unmeasured by Podtrac are Triton Digital and Omny Studio, who are owned by iHeart, and iHeart affiliates, like ARN's iHeartPodcast Network Australia or Bell Media's iHeart Canada.
September 15, 2022:
September 14, 2022:
    To compare: Podtrac places iHeart at #1, but doesn't measure shows from Spotify or SXM Media. Triton Digital has SXM Media as #1, but doesn't measure shows from Spotify or iHeart.
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July 21, 2022:
    Triton Digital released the New Zealand Podcast Ranker for June. Studio71 is a new participating publisher; for the rest, total downloads are down 9.7%, listeners are down 5.2%.
June 28, 2022:
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June 16, 2022:
    Triton Digital's New Zealand Podcast Ranker for May was released. May had a total of 8.1m downloads - a 21% increase month-on-month. The ranker lists participating publishers only, and doesn't list RNZ, the country's biggest podcaster.
June 15, 2022:
    Triton Digital released the Australian Podcast Ranker for May. Of interest - now exclusive to the LiSTNR app, Hamish & Andy's Remembering Project saw 310,647 downloads in May; the show's last season in August, where it was available everywhere, did 572,113 downloads. (The ranker lists participating publishers only, and doesn't list the ABC, the country's largest podcaster).
June 9, 2022:
    Triton Digital has made a number of promotions: Stephanie Donovan to Global Head of Revenue, Alex Fournier to CTO, Benjamin Masse to Chief Product Officer, and Molly Glover Gallatin to SVP of Marketing and Jelli Customer Experience.
May 27, 2022:
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May 20, 2022:
    Triton Digital released its US Podcast Report for April. SXM Media is #1 for podcasts, with more than twice the unique weekly listeners for NPR podcasts at #2.
May 19, 2022:
    Triton Digital has released the NZ Podcast Ranker for April 2022. iHeartRadio is #1 for podcasts in the country, operated by NZME, but the ranker doesn't measure public broadcaster RNZ.
May 16, 2022:
    Opinion: This 'top publisher' data is based on "the number of podcasts in the top 100", and not based on audience reach nor total downloads. While data from Podtrac and Triton Digital is incomplete, both align well with publisher data we already have from Edison Podcast Metrics, a more robust survey of the whole space, which shows SXM Media at #1, and NPR at #4. To suggest that NPR isn't in the top ten of US podcast publishers is obviously untrue; but helpful narrative for its competitor iHeartMedia. Coincidentally, iHeartMedia owns Media Monitors, a fact not disclosed.
May 11, 2022:
    The Australian Podcast Ranker was published for April. Orginal podcasts by both ARN's iHeartPodcast Network and SCA both lost 18% of downloads month-on-month. An incomplete ranker, it measures participating publishers only, and not the country's #1 podcast publisher, the ABC.
May 6, 2022:
    Triton Digital has signed with Mirchi, India's largest commercial radio brand, for podcast hosting and monetisation. The company is part of Times of India group (which publishes the largest-selling English-language daily newspaper in the world).
May 5, 2022:
    Podtrac has published the top 20 podcasts for the US for April. There's no change in the top 5, but My Favorite Murder is brand new at #6. Amazon bought the rights in January; it's already a top ten podcast with Triton Digital’s Podcast Ranker and Edison Research’s Podcast Consumer Tracking Report. Podtrac's data is participating publishers, now including Exactly Right Media.
April 29, 2022:
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April 22, 2022:
    Triton Digital has released the US Podcast Report for March. SXM Media remains #1 for podcasts ahead of NPR who move up to #2. Total US downloads and users for the top five publishers dropped slightly. The ranker measures participating publishers only; iHeartMedia-owned Triton Digital doesn't measure iHeartMedia.
April 21, 2022:
    The New Zealand Podcast Ranker has been published. New Zealand-made podcasts at the top of the charts are all republished radio shows; the highest native podcast, Between Two Beers, is #21. Total downloads for March were 6.8m, down from February's 7.3m. The ranker lists participating publishers only, and doesn't list public broadcaster RNZ.
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December 23, 2021:
December 17, 2021:
    Triton Digital's November US Podcast Report says that Stitcher is still #1 for podcasts. NPR News Now remained the #1 podcast itself. The ranker contains participating publishers only.
December 15, 2021:
December 14, 2021:
    Triton Digital is to launch a new Podcast Report, this time in Canada. Bell Media and CBC are already signed-up to participate.
November 15, 2021:
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October 13, 2021:
    Triton Digital has released the Australian Podcast Ranker. There's no change in the top 3 in either the publisher or show rankers. Total measured downloads rose to 52m; almost hitting the record of 52.2m in May.
September 24, 2021:
September 17, 2021:
    Triton Digital has released the US Podcasting Report for August. Downloads are up 11% from July, as the Apple bugfix rolled out. Stitcher is #1 for podcasts, though NPR is just 70,000 downloads behind; it measures participating publishers only.
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August 20, 2021:
    The effects of the Apple Podcasts download bug could be clearer today after the release of new data from Triton Digital. The data allows us to compare overall download numbers from May, which was largely unaffected, with those across July in a number of different territories. Apple's buggy app began to be rolled out from May 24, and was fixed on Jul 31.
August 17, 2021:
    Acast has also described Triton Digital's Podcast Ranker as "a pretty average buying tool": Guy Scott-Wilson was commenting in an Australian interview. Acast doesn't participate in it.
August 11, 2021:
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July 16, 2021:
    The June 2021 US Podcast Report is out from Triton Digital. Stitcher are #1 for a second month, beating NPR (though iH eartRadio isn't measured). Average weekly downloads for the top 10 publishers were up by 5% year-on-year, in spite of an Apple Podcasts auto-download bug and a shift to IAB v2.1. (One investment analyst recently used figures from the competing Podtrac ranker to claim podcasting was in negative growth).
July 15, 2021:
    Analysis: Bernstein quotes Podtrac figures as evidence of this 'slowing market', saying that in June, listening sank 16.5% year-on-year. However, Podtrac don't measure Spotify's podcasts; and it's notable that the top ten publishers in Triton Digital's latest Podcast Report for the US (measuring May vs May) shows an 11.4% growth in downloads. However, a bug in Apple Podcasts may affect total downloads in June.
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June 18, 2021:
    Stitcher Media is the new #1 podcast publisher in the US, according to the latest Triton Digital US Podcast Report for the four weeks ending May 30. The company, owned by SiriusXM, beat NPR for both average weekly downloads and listeners. NPR News Now is still the #1 podcast, though. It's the first to be compiled to v2.1 of the IAB Podcast Technical Guidelines: the result is a reduction in average weekly users by around 5% for the top 5 publishers. The ranker measures participating publishers only; iHeartRadio owns Triton Digital, but it is not included in the ranker.
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April 22, 2021:

Sounds Profitable's deep-dive of Omny Studio for enterprise has just gone live. Sharon Taylor from Triton Digital's Omny Studio talks with Bryan Barletta and takes us through the entire system. Watch here.

April 14, 2021:
April 13, 2021:
    The Australian Podcast Ranker was released for March. The highest new entry was The Sure Thing, a true crime podcast from Nine's Australian Financial Review. It lists participating publishers only; the ABC, the country's largest podcast publisher, isn't there.
March 24, 2021:
March 19, 2021:
    Triton Digital released their new US Podcast Report for February. The #1 publisher is NPR; but Triton Digital, which is owned by iHeartRadio, does not measure iHeartRadio, the #1 publisher according to Podtrac. (Incomplete: participating publishers only)
March 12, 2021:
    More people are listening to podcasts than ever before. With Triton Digital, Edison Research has released its Infinite Dial 2021 study, which you can read in full on their website. Showing continued growth for podcast consumption, the study reports that 41%, or 116m of US adults 12+ now listen to podcasts every month. There are more numbers and analysis below.
March 10, 2021:
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March 3, 2021:
    Omny Studio's CEO, Sharon Taylor, has released her predictions for podcasting in 2021. The company, owned by Triton Digital, puts Amazon Music ahead of Google Podcasts for downloads in 2020.
February 26, 2021:
    Conal Byrne becomes CEO of the iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group, and Darren Davis will serve as COO. This unit includes the apps and websites, podcasts, Voxnest, and will also include Triton Digital.
February 24, 2021:
    Triton Digital has released the latest Podcast Rankers for the US and LATAM. These rankers are incomplete and contain participating publishers only; notably these rankers do not include iHeartRadio's podcasts. Triton Digital is being bought by iHeartRadio.
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February 1, 2021:
    Triton Digital has released the Latin American Podcast Report for December 2020. Grupo Globo podcasts, including the former market leader O Assunto, are "excluded from this Report while we conduct an additional review of recent data". An incomplete ranker, it measures participating podcasters only.
January 28, 2021:
    Triton Digital has released its latest US Podcast Report, covering December 2020. Total downloads for the top 10 publishers slumped by almost 10% during the holiday month; NPR remains at #1. An incomplete ranker, it measures participating publishers only (and notably, not iHeartRadio).
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January 12, 2021:
    Australia's Podcast Ranker for December shows Stuff You Should Know at #1, represented in the country by ARN's iHeartPodcast Network. They had 9.2m downloads in December; the second place, SCA/PodcastOne, had 5.2m. The ranker is incomplete, listing participating publishers only.
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December 18, 2020:
    Triton Digital has released the latest US Podcast Report. The data covers most of November; the top 5 remains unchanged, with NPR at #1. The total downloads from the top ten publishers dropped by more than 5%, in a period that included the US Presidential Election and Thanksgiving. An incomplete ranker, it measures participating publishers only - notably, not iHeartRadio.
December 17, 2020:
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December 10, 2020:
    Australia has a new #1 podcast, according to the November Australian Podcast Ranker at least: Audioboom's Casefile, represented by the #1 network, ARN's iHeartPodcastNetwork Australia. Overall monthly downloads dropped by 6.5%. An incomplete ranker, it measures participating publishers only, and still doesn't include the country's largest podcaster, the ABC.
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November 20, 2020:
    Triton Digital have released their latest US Podcast Report. Combined, the Top 100 Podcasts by Downloads and Top 100 Podcasts by Users are up 3.6% from the previous reporting period. NPR is the #1 publisher, with NPR News Now the #1 podcast. An incomplete ranker, it measures participating publishers only, and doesn't measure iHeartMedia.
November 11, 2020:
    Triton Digital has published their Australian Podcast Ranker for October. There's no change in the top 3: an incomplete ranker, it lists participating publishers only, and not the country's largest podcaster, the ABC. Total publisher downloads were up 1.4% - but October has 3.3% more days than September, so daily podcast downloads have actually fallen in reality, for the first time this year.
November 10, 2020:
November 9, 2020:
    Triton Digital's MRC accreditation for its Webcast Metrics Local service was revoked in August, according to the MRC's quarterly update. The update also notes that accreditation is "suspended" for the main Webcast Metrics service. No reason was given. These are both used to compare streaming radio, and not podcasting; Triton are seeking to regain accreditation for Webcast Metrics.
October 22, 2020:
October 16, 2020:
    Triton Digital has published its latest podcast ranker for the US. NPR is at #1; total podcast downloads were up 1.8%. An incomplete ranker, it measures participating publishers only.
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September 10, 2020:
    The new Australian Podcast Ranker is out. The highest new entry is Please Explain, a news podcast from Nine. The ranker measured 46.7m downloads in August, though part of that was an expansion of Nine's monitored shows; excluding Nine, the top 10 publishers grew downloads by 22%.
September 8, 2020:
August 26, 2020:
    Triton Digital has released its latest Latin American Podcast Report. Total downloads for the top 100 podcasts have declined from 20.3m to 19.6m this time around, coinciding with the highest number of new cases in the pandemic in the region.
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July 31, 2020:
    A new Latin American Podcast Report is out from Triton Digital, covering the four weeks ending July 5. The top 10 podcasts have seen a slump in downloads, down by over 10%. The highest new entry is at 11: Educação Financeira a financial podcast from Radios Grupo Globo.
July 24, 2020:
    Triton Digital have published their latest US Podcast Report. SiriusXM's Stitcher has overtaken Entercom's Cadence13 in the network ranker. For shows, the highest new entry is Stitcher's WTF with Marc Maron, at #32. Downloads (for the top 15 networks) are up 3.4% since the last report. The report measures participating publishers only.
July 16, 2020:
July 14, 2020:
    Triton Digital has published their June Podcast Report for Australia. Total downloads of the top ten publishers are virtually unchanged month-on-month. The report only measures participating publishers; the country's largest podcast publisher, the ABC, is not measured (in spite of being announced as 'joining in the next few months' back in October).
July 10, 2020:
July 7, 2020:
    Stitcher is currently owned by EW Scripps, who also own Omny Studio and Triton Digital - their sale leaves Scripps without its own podcast app and podcast networks, though Triton Digital and Omny Studio offer some monetisation tools for podcasters.
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June 18, 2020:
    Analysis: The podcast market appears to be horizontally consolidating. SiriusXM already owns Pandora and ad-tech company AdsWizz: their acquisition of Simplecast adds a capable podcast host and analytics company, and means they have capabilities in all sectors of the business. They join EW Scripps, who own Omny Studio, Triton Digital, Midroll and Stitcher; Spotify, who own Anchor, Gimlet et al; and Acast, who acquired Pippa and set up their own content studio last year. It's not enough, it seems, to be a great hosting company or a content-creator: the podcast companies of the future appears to need a foot in all parts of the business.
June 16, 2020:
    The latest Australian Podcast Report has been released by Triton Digital. ARN's iHeartPodcast Network Australia is the #1 publisher, with 8.4m downloads in May. Audioboom and West Australian Newspapers are new publishers in the report. The ABC, the country's largest podcaster, was promised to be joining "in a few months" back in October, but is still absent. They did not respond to our request for comment. The ranker only measures participating publishers.
June 8, 2020:
    Edison Research has revealed its US podcast ranker top 10. Unlike Podtrac or Triton Digital, who only measure downloads from selected publishers, the Edison Research data is calculated from 2,013 online interviews with podcast listeners about all the podcasts they listen to, which is then weighted to be nationally representative, and calculates reach ('people'), rather than total downloads. Joe Rogan is at #1; The Daily at #2; This American Life at #3.
June 5, 2020:
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June 3, 2020:
    Olá! ¡Hola! Bonjour! Wotcha! Omny Studio, the podcast management platform from Triton Digital, is now available for use in French, Spanish and Portuguese, with more languages to follow. Their embedded players also support Arabic and Japanese. ここには何でも書けます!لن يقرأ أحد هذا!
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May 14, 2020:
    Triton Digital have published their latest Australian Podcast Ranker for the period ending 3 May. The highest new entry is Wondery's The Dollop, at #15; new publishers in the ranker are Wondery, NBC News and Wavelength Creative, an indie Australian podcast publisher. The ABC, the largest podcast publisher in the country, are still absent. The service only measures participating publishers.
May 12, 2020:
    Triton Digital's Omny Studio has rolled out new user access permissions, allowing individual members of your team 'program access' to specific shows, or 'organization access', allowing access to portions of your entire podcast catalogue.
May 11, 2020:
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May 5, 2020:
    Triton Digital has released its US Podcast Report for the four weeks ending April 12. By average weekly downloads, the #1 is NPR News Now; My Favorite Murder at #2, and The Ben Shapiro Show at #3 - no change. The top network was NPR; and there were fourteen new entries in the charts. The service measures podcasts from participating publishers.
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March 24, 2020:
    Best practice for podcast trailers have been published by Omny Studio, Triton Digital's podcast hosting company. Their first piece of advice is to, um, make one: and they show plenty of places where trailers are given prominence to new listeners.
March 20, 2020:
    37% of US adults - over 104m people - now listen every month to podcasts, according to the newly-released Infinite Dial 2020 survey from Edison Research and Triton Digital. The figure has grown markedly from 32% a year ago. The data also shows podcasting continuing to head toward gender parity, and increased use of smart speakers. In other news, the research says that almost a third of all Americans no longer own an AM/FM radio.
March 16, 2020:
    Triton Digital is reporting that online audio shares to Public Radio and News/Talk stations have grown this last week, says Westwood One, who also wonders what happens to radio figures if everyone works from home? Not much, they say - the figures are deliberately made to smooth out highs and lows, as a average over a number of months. 90.8% of people who work from home are reached by AM/FM radio says the company, which is owned by Cumulus Media, a company that operates 428 radio stations. See below for Tom Webster's take for podcasting.
March 12, 2020:
    Spotify is a "frenemy" to podcasters, said News Corp Australia’s head of audio Del Fordham at a conference last week. Triton Digital's Sharon Taylor also acknowledged that publishers are in a "weird position", given Spotify is both a successful platform and a content producer.
March 10, 2020:
    Triton Digital have released new rankers for the four weeks ending Feb 16: their new LATAM ranker; and their Australian Podcast Ranker, which was delayed after a typo. The Aussie ranker has a new #1: Stuff You Should Know from iHeartRadio, which is sold in Australia by ARN. From The Newsroom is the highest Aussie podcast in the list, debuting at #2 even though it launched a week into the data period.
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February 6, 2020:
    Is it possible to become the #2 podcast even if you're not available on podcast apps? A new Australian Podcast Ranker has been released, and the #2 podcast is "Sky News - News Bulletin", audio which is only available on smart speakers (though we found this listing). Similarly, "Fox Sports Audio Bulletin", at #9, is a smart-speaker exclusive. These are both pieces of on-demand audio delivered via RSS, so it's still a "podcast" to the IAB's definitions (and that of Commercial Radio Australia, which runs the ranker): but shows the high level of use of these daily bulletins on speakers.
February 4, 2020:
    Omny Studio has built a dynamic ad manager for publishers, called the Omny Campaign Manager, using Triton Digital's ad tech; has added transcription tools (both human and automated); geoblocking tools; enhanced analytics; fully translated web players; and has added a method of delivering ad-free versions of podcasts for subscribers.
January 24, 2020:
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January 20, 2020:
    Norway has launched Podtoppen, a ranker of Norwegian podcasts. Produced by research company Kantar, their 'about' page contains details of how it works; it uses IAB v2 compliant data (but, unlike Triton Digital's rankers for LATAM, Australia, and their forthcoming US ranker, is not IAB certified).
January 16, 2020:
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January 8, 2020:
    Podtrac have released December's top podcast publisher list, which is now a top 15 and shows a sales contact. The data is US-only, opt-in and incomplete. It faces competition from Triton Digital's Podcast Ranker, which launches later this year.
December 20, 2019:
    Triton Digital is to produce a podcast ranker in the US, called Podcast Reports. Already signed up are NPR, Entercom (inc Cadence13, RADIO·COM and Pineapple Street Media), Stitcher and Cumulus Media (inc Westwood One). The company is already producing a ranker in Australia, the Netherlands and Latin America, and has been producing a ranker for online radio for some time; Triton Digital uses logfiles to produce IAB certified data.
December 18, 2019:
December 12, 2019:
    A new Australian Podcast Ranker has been released today. Podcast One's Hamish and Andy return to #1; the highest new entry is The Lighthouse, a true-crime podcast from News Corp. The Parent Brand (publishers of Kinderling Kids Radio), Schwartz Media (The Saturday Paper) and TOFOP have been announced as new publishers from January 2020. The ranker does not yet include the ABC, the country's biggest podcaster; and some publishers have told Podnews they have declined to take part.
December 9, 2019:
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November 11, 2019:
    Triton Digital paid $8.5m for Omny Studio, it was revealed in owner Scripps's earnings call. Triton Digital revenue is down more than 10% but is refocusing on core businesses. Revenue at Stitcher is up by 41.4%, says the iHeart-owned InsideRadio.
November 7, 2019:
    John Rosso from Triton Digital, who are technical partners for the Australian Podcast Ranker, announced at the ASI Conference in Prague that The Netherlands will launch a similar podcast ranker in early 2020.
October 18, 2019:
    Editorial opinion: I was worried that this service would be protectionist and proprietary: but it isn't. The service seems open to all, the technology operated by Triton Digital to IAB standards. Participants get a dashboard with full analytics, too. While the initial list is necessarily made up of the largest publishers, it does seem genuinely open if you hit the technical criteria: though you need to have access to logfiles. You'll remember the Open Downloads initiative which offers portability of logfiles? Suddenly, that seems rather more important. I intend to investigate if I can get Podnews listed in the ranker (though hitting the top 100 might be hard!)
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September 10, 2019:
    Triton Digital has partnered with Frequency, a "creative management platform", to help produce, manage and deliver ad creative. "Frequency also leverages data to build personalized audio ads, control ad distribution, and deliver ads based on performance," adds the press release.
September 6, 2019:
    There's an election coming up in Canada: one that's quite close. Party Lines, a new podcast from the CBC, launched yesterday - attempting to explain the whole thing. Hosted by Rosemary Barton (The National) and Elamin Abdelmahmoud (BuzzFeed News), here's a little peek. (CBC News / CBC Podcasts / Triton Digital)
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June 7, 2019:
    Triton Digital have released February's Webcast Metrics, which measures streaming media across the world. Top three lists - US: Pandora, iHeart, NPR; LATAM: Prisa Radio, Grupo Axir, Grupo Radio Centro; EMEA: Talpa Radio, Prisa Radio, Karnaval. (No UK streamers seem to be measured).
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May 1, 2019:
    Data and stats: for live radio, there's much more use of smart speakers over weekends, say the Triton Digital Webcast Metrics for January 2019. Mobile devices get most use in the mornings, too.
March 12, 2019:
    Steven Goldstein has been poring over the latest Edison Research and Triton Digital results, and has discovered some interesting data - not least, how successful Spotify could be for podcasting.
March 7, 2019:
    Over half of US adults have listened to a podcast. Edison Research and Triton Digital have published Infinite Dial 2019, a set of research on US media consumption. One third of US adults (90 million people) listened to a podcast over the last month, the survey also reports. You can view the webinar here; or grab the slides. There is lots of data in the release, but - happily for us - the media have focused on podcasting's growth.
March 5, 2019:
    Scripps, who own Triton Digital and Stitcher, have seen revenue grow by 41% in Q4 2018, according to new results from the company. Revenue for Stitcher, which includes Midroll, was up 64% to $16.7 million.
January 25, 2019:
    Set your calendars: the results of Triton Digital and Edison Research's 2019 US Infinite Dial survey will be live online on Wednesday, March 6, at 2pm ET. It contains lots of data about US audio consumption. You can join the webinar here.
December 12, 2018:
    Podtrac has announced support for RAD, and their own RAD beta is open for signup. Other companies who've said they'll support it are Acast, AdsWizz, ART19, Awesound, Blubrry Podcasting, Panoply, Omny Studio, Podtrac, PRX, RadioPublic, Triton Digital, and WideOrbit.
December 6, 2018:
December 4, 2018:
    Scripps has formally concluded the purchase of Triton Digital. Scripps also own Stitcher and Midroll; the purchase of Triton Digital was US$150m, and Triton Digital's current management team will continue to head up the company.
November 13, 2018:
    Triton Digital has signed a deal with Singapore's largest broadcaster Mediacorp to monetise their podcasts and streams. Mediacorp will be using Omny Studio's technology for podcasting.
October 11, 2018:
    Planet Broadcasting, Australia's largest independent podcast network, has signed with Triton Digital to deliver and monetise their podcast content.
October 10, 2018:
October 8, 2018:
    The Podcast Consumer Canada 2018 report has been released by Edison Research and Triton Digital. 19% of adults are Weekly Podcast Listeners and 28% are Monthly Podcast Listeners.
September 7, 2018:
August 22, 2018:
    Caution: The data, in many places, confuses "top RSS feed hosting platforms" with the audio hosting platform. As an example: the RSS feed for NPR's Up First is hosted by npr·org, but as we note on that page, the audio is hosted by Triton Digital; npr·org is not the "podcast host". Chartable say they are re-running the dataset and will post updated numbers in the next twenty-four hours. Expect Libsyn and Blubrry, who host audio and also offer tools for third-party RSS feed generation, to appear higher in the revised figures.
August 8, 2018:
    Triton Digital have inked a deal with TruOptik that allows publishers to "leverage a custom audio marketplace that can facilitate targeting in about 75 million U.S. households".
June 13, 2018:
May 31, 2018:
    Audioboom has been given another loan of £500,000 (US$665,000) by shareholder Nick Candy. There appears to be a deadline of 30 June for the company to achieve further fundraising. Data: "The platform receives over 60 million listens per month". The shares continue to be suspended; their proposed takeover of Triton Digital failed earlier this month.
May 16, 2018:
May 15, 2018:
    BREAKING: The Audioboom takeover of Triton Digital is no longer going ahead. The note released to the markets notes a £1m loan that Audioboom got in February, says Audioboom only has "sufficient working capital for a further period of up to four weeks from today's date", that the withdrawl will cost Audioboom a further £700,000 in a break clause, and that its "financial position remains uncertain". The note also warns of a possibility of winding up the company. Shares in Audioboom remain suspended. Audioboom's also announced they have a new CFO, Brad Clarke.
April 30, 2018:
    Audioboom is helping raise funds for the Starkey Hearing Foundation in a May fundraising drive, Better Hearing Month, leveraging its global ad network to help provide hearing aids and healthcare assistance to the deaf and hearing impaired in over 100 countries. Meanwhile, the company took a £1m loan last week for 'working capital'.
April 27, 2018:
    Audioboom's proposed acquisition of Triton Digital is continuing, according to a release. The company will 'make a further announcement' in 'the next three weeks'. Audioboom expect revenue to be around £4.7m for the twelve months 'till November, but lost £4.6m.
April 20, 2018:
    Edison Research release Podcast Consumer 2018, the world's most-quoted research about podcasting, with Triton Digital. The weighted survey is based on telephone research (rather than online polling, which adds an obvious bias in many other studies), and interviewed 2,000 Americans. RAIN pores through the data.
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April 10, 2018:
    Edison Research have announced that The Podcast Consumer 2018, with Triton Digital, will be presented on Thursday April 19th - here's where to sign up.
March 9, 2018:
    Edison Research's Infinite Dial 2018 came out yesterday. They survey is sponsored by Triton Digital. It reports:
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February 22, 2018:
    Triton Digital release their new webcast metrics ranker for December 2017. It measures streaming audio; Pandora and Spotify are at the top of the list, with NPR at #4.
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October 12, 2017:
    The Radio Alive conference in Melbourne tomorrow will feature, among many other talks and events, podnews publisher James Cridland talking with Sharon Taylor from Omny Studio and Benjamin Masse from Triton Digital.
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