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  • The Podcast Show London has announced its first wave of content sessions for their two-day conference on May 25 and 26. It has also announced some of the live podcasts at The Podcast Show 2022 LIVE, as part of a week-long series of 20+ live events. (We’ll be there as a media partner: you can save 20% off a limited number of day passes with promo code PODNEWS).

  • Acast published its annual report. The company saw net ad sales grow by 73%; while it says that operations in the UK and Sweden became profitable, the company overall lost SEK 300m (US $31m), almost double the loss of last year.

    • In the report, CEO Ross Adams claims “we are entering a new era in podcasting”, reaffirming the company’s support for the open nature of podcasting using RSS. Adams also describes that advertisers are “targeting conversations - not individual users”, highlighting a new, privacy-safe initiative from the company, dubbed Conversational Targeting.
  • Substack is moving into podcasting - “but better”. The company released two blog posts, announcing that “The same way we made it simple to start a paid newsletter, we’re making it just as easy to produce a paid, subscription-based podcast on Substack”. They’ll play on any RSS-based podcast player. The platform also lets you podcast for free, their FAQ says. The company has, says Bloomberg, poached some podcasts from Patreon.

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