French podcast platform Ausha launches in US
Popular podcast platform Ausha ('Oh Sha’) has launched in the US. The hosting platform, used by more than 7,000 podcasts in France, includes a social media manager, one-click sharing to YouTube, and monetisation options.
Popular open-source Android podcast app AntennaPod has launched v2.7, including a new view called “the inbox”, allowing you to add episodes to the play queue or remove episodes completely.
Press Gazette writes about Tortoise podcasts being the most profitable part of the company. Tortoise, a slow news product, now has twelve staff working on podcasts.
Written by Siobhán McHugh (and with input from Podnews’s Editor), The Power of Podcasting: telling stories through sound is now available in the US and Europe, published by Columbia University Press. We gather that
CUP20gets you a discount. In Australia and New Zealand, it’s published by UNSW Press.
SiriusXM is to open new, state of the art studios in Miami FL, with a 50-seat performance space. It also owns studios in West Hollywood CA, New York City NY, Washington DC and Nashville TN.
How much does a podcast cost to make? Dustlight Productions founder Misha Euceph explains a “super lean” price for a weekly show: $244,000 for a year.
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