PodTV launches on smart TVs and the web
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Podcasts are now available on TV. PodTV is now available on TCL Smart TV channel 1048, or on Roku, or free on their website. Shows on the channel include The Jordan Harbinger Show, TRIGGERnometry and The Gangster Chronicles.
Most podcast listeners do not want to have to pay or donate money to listen to podcasts, says US research from YouGov. Variety uses their data to estimate that paid podcasts might be worth 'just’ $13m a month.
The home screen in Spotify’s mobile app is being refreshed with additional features for podcast listeners to help them finish shows they’d already started. “Global Premium users can view new and relevant podcast episodes right within the Home hub. New episodes will be marked with a blue dot, and episodes you’ve already started will display a progress bar indicating how far into the episode you are.”
Dan Bongino’s radio career was kick-started by podcasting, according to new data from Westwood One. Only one in five people listen to both the podcast and his radio show: suggesting that his AM/FM audience is incremental.
Podbean have new embedded players.
In the UK, Podcast Radio is now available in Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK.
PodLP, a KaiOS podcast app aimed at developing countries, posts a blog piece about IPv6. It estimates that only a quarter of all podcasts are available on IPv6-only networks, like those planned in India. (Our podcast pages check if IPv6 is available).
Correction - in Adelaide SA, Australia, the Podfiesta Summit has been announced for April 10-11. We gave the wrong date yesterday.
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