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Audacy plans an audio subscription service

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    US broadcaster Audacy, which recently filed for bankruptcy protection, has a new business plan which includes an audio subscription service, according to iHeart-owned Inside Radio. Audacy says it could deliver “as much as $20 million in revenue by 2027”. The company owns a number of podcast companies including Cadence13 and Pineapple Street.

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    On Monday, we covered the premium Elfsight podcast player widget, which preloads audio against IAB podcast measurement guidelines. Elfsight mailed us after publication, saying that they had no plans to remove the preload feature. We told them why it matters for podcasters: and they have now confirmed that they will, after all, stop the widget from preloading audio. A new release is due today.

  • Actor James van der Beek has failed in a bid to take Sirius XM to court. He’d alleged breach of contract for a $700,000 podcast deal. A Californian judge said on Friday that he’d never signed the agreement.

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