Is podcasting in China really worth $7bn?
May 29, 2019 · 3.2 minutes to read
China - is podcasting there really worth US$7.3bn? Nick Quah’s HotPod interviews Yi Yang, a Podnews reader and Editor of 播客一下, a podcast newsletter, about the industry. Meanwhile, podcast Tech Buzz China from Pandaily dives into this topic in more detail, concluding that it’s 知识付费 - the pay-for-knowledge industry - which is really worth $7bn:
What is sometimes referred to as the “podcasting” industry in China is really the amalgamation of educational lectures, audiobooks, music, and even short unauthorised Tom Hiddleston audio clips.
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