Stitcher look back on 2017
December 29, 2017
Stitcher publish a look back at 2017. They list the most popular podcasts, unusually in terms of total hours streamed. This American Life is #3.
Commercial radio rules short-form podcasts, claims US radio publication InsideRadio, quoting from the Podtrac data for 'snackable' podcasts. RAIN quotes Podtrac CEO Mark McCrery as saying the #1, Trending Songs: Pop, fulfilled all the “technical definition and delivery rules of a podcast”. We'll return to this subject on Monday.
Triton Digital release their latest ranker of internet radio broadcasts. News/talk is up, top 40 is down.
RAIN staff have made their predictions for 2018. Anna Washenko predicts "An Explosion of Podcast Infrastructure Startups (Mostly Doomed to Fail)"; while Brad Hill predicts "Cars can be channels too, further fragmenting podcasts".
Podnews will return on New Year's Day as normal, with more details on those snackable podcast charts.
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