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Ekaterina Grosheva

Spotify’s Megaphone to return to IAB certification

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  • Exclusive: Spotify’s Megaphone is working to be recertified to the IAB Podcast Measurement Guidelines. Earlier this year, Podnews revealed that the company had pulled out of IAB membership, and its companies had been removed from IAB’s certification program. Now, in a welcome move, the company’s enterprise podcast hosting platform Megaphone says it is working to regain certification. A Spotify spokesperson told Podnews: “We have remained committed to IAB’s mission, have maintained compliance with the IAB guidelines, and are currently working with the IAB on the v2.2 certification of the Megaphone platform.”

  • Spotify for Podcasters remains the #1 podcast host based on new episodes in May. Megaphone has been falling in share since August, but saw a small increase in episode share last month. Meanwhile, Podtrac is now measuring over 11% of all new podcast episodes, including almost 60% of new episodes on Spreaker. Open analytics service OP3 measured 342,000 new episodes in May.

  • In Dubai, the Dubai Press Club has launched the Arab Podcast Programme, an initiative to drive the development of the region’s media industry and build the podcasting capabilities of audio content creators and media professionals. The DBC also released a 22-page report on podcasting in the Arab world.

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