Podcast Live launches in UK; and mobile data costs around the world
February 20, 2019 · 1.6 minutes to read
Podcast Live is a new company in the UK, hoping to “take the UK’s leading factual podcasters into venues across the country to host interactive versions of their shows in front of a live audience”. Their first event is on 7 April, featuring politics, with up to ten separate shows.
Since Spotify, Google Podcasts and others default to streaming (rather than downloading), does that matter? It sure does if mobile data costs a lot. Today, we went to look for the price of mobile data across the world - and found some astonishing differences between countries. A deal in India for $5.50 a month is twice as good as a deal costing $147 per month in Canada. (Coincidentally - podcasting appears to be growing fastest in India).
ESPN is all-in on podcasts. As we learn from Steven Goldstein, interviews ESPN’s Traug Keller, ESPN’s first podcast was in 2005; and podcasts skew significantly younger than any other platform at ESPN.
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We have just booked our flight for Radiodays Europe’s Podcast Day on 13th June in London, UK.
Stats and data
Vox Media’s revenue from podcast advertising tripled 2017-2018, and should more than double again this year. Vox Media’s podcast business is an eight figure business; it now runs over 75 podcasts.
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