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K. Mitch Hodge

BBC podcast ads would be “disastrous”

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  • Allowing the BBC to add advertisements on its podcasts in the UK would be “disastrous” for the industry, says an open letter from twenty companies, including podcast production firms. BBC podcasts are commercial-free in the UK; elsewhere, they are sold by Acast.

  • In Australia, a proposed takeover of SCA by ARN has hit trouble, as partner Anchorage Capital got cold feet. ARN, which uses the iHeartPodcasts brand in Australia, has presented a new plan to the stock market.

  • Just a week or so to go until The Podcast Show in London. Our Editor will be revealing some brand new data in his opening keynote on the first day - it turns out that the UK is leading the world in one podcast metric. PODNEWS10 will save on selected passes.

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Podcast data for May 13

#1 in Apple Podcasts
US flag Acquired (Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal)
DE flag Wir Weltmeister. Auf der Suche nach 2014 (NDR)

#1 in Spotify
US flag The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
DE flag Äffchen mit Käffchen (Paluten, Denno & Malte)

Over the last week, 202,315 podcasts published at least one new episode (down 2.6%). source

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