Your daily briefing for podcasting and on-demand
June 19, 2017
UK children's station Fun Kids launch a weekly science podcast - "Uncovering the coolest things in science, from terrifying animals to gigantic planets!"
Omny Studio works with Australian broadcaster Macquarie Media to enable podcast pre-roll video ads on the 30% of plays in-browser. "We’re committed to finding new ways to help publishers monetize their content whilst ensuring they remain in control of how and when."
An Audio and Podcasting Fact Sheet from Pew Research - a nice overview of the US radio and podcasting market, including consumption, revenue and format. "While terrestrial radio reaches almost the entire U.S. population and remains steady in its revenue, online radio and podcasting audiences have continued to grow over the last decade."
Amazon changes their advertising policy for the Amazon Echo: and the first ad network for Alexa skills shuts down as a result. "We understand why Amazon did this, and [...] we made the decision that the market was not ready."
After we reported that Spotify doesn't like exclusives, its exclusive podcast Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Light is now available everywhere. "With its break beats, its memories, its anguish and joy, [Mogul] is a potent story about the complexities of art and the American experience."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution opines: Podcast format improves journalism, journalists. "Podcasting is not just another new thing in journalism, it’s a thing that will make journalism better."
The $1000 podcasting setup - Chris Coyier writes about his upgrade from a Røde Podcaster microphone to a more complicated setup. "I know I prefer listening to podcasts with good audio quality, and I'd like to make sure what I produce is as good of quality as is practical for me right now."
A Swedish podcast has managed to overturn a man's wrongful conviction and imprisonment for a murder he didn't commit. "We're very happy and relieved. We are frankly impressed that a podcast could have this kind of impact."
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