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Wondery launches three TV channels

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  • Wondery is turning its podcasts into three TV channels on Amazon Freevee. The Amazon-owned podcast publisher will be the first podcast video channels on Freevee, featuring over 20 Wondery series, centered around True Crime, Sports, and Entertainment & Pop Culture.

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  • CoHost has announced a prefix tool to enable brands and agencies to access CoHost’s features without migrating from their current hosting provider. The tool gives advanced demographics, and allows B2B podcasters to know which companies are listening.

  • Podcast hosting company Libsyn made a number of people redundant on Friday: among them, software developer Nick Michaels, Product Manager Yvette Jenny Menase, Web developers Gary Hlusko, Michael Scarlett, and Software Engineer Jeremiah Voltz. At Pair, Customer Service Rhonda Webb, Apps Security Jaime Eberley, and another five roles have been removed from Libsyn-owned Pair since June.

    • A company spokesperson told Podnews: “Libsyn is strategically allocating resources that include reducing the numbers of specific roles and the creation of new positions in our priority growth areas. These changes will allow us to align our resources with our Company’s evolving needs and objectives.”Libsyn
    • Below, in our People News section, a senior executive from Libsyn’s Julep has joined Acast.Acast Julep
  • US podcast listeners want to listen to more podcasts on the radio, according to a new study from Coleman Insights. Podcast Radio started broadcasting in the US earlier this year, in Detroit, Tampa, Charlotte and Fort Myers.

  • The most searched podcast is the Joe Rogan Experience, according to analysis by Podbam.

  • One negative review on Apple Podcasts might mean 42% fewer listeners, especially if it appears first, according to scientific research from the Journal of Marketing Research. It suggests that podcast app companies shouldn’t just show 'latest review first’, but instead, list them in different ways.

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    • The data also suggests you try to address the negative reviews as soon as possible by replying to them; something currently impossible on Apple Podcasts.Apple Apple Podcasts
  • On Friday, we carried feedback from Megaphone customers that all data was lost about podcasts within Megaphone when moving to Spotify’s “streaming-powered tools”, which offer new analytics.

    • We’re happy to clarify that it’s streaming data from Spotify (only) which is lost from automated exports. Spotify tells us: Spotify plans to introduce streaming-based data within automated exports in the future.Spotify
    • We also said all data was removed from Megaphone’s analytics tools; again - it’s just streaming data from Spotify which is removed from some views. Spotify tells us: Spotify streams data is not currently reflected in the “Technology Performance by Downloads” widget because when a publishers turns on the streaming-powered tools, a podcast’s “on-Spotify streaming data” is moved to an entirely new, robust streaming analytics tab where users will not only get to see how many “streams” their content is getting on Spotify but also other new streaming-based metrics, such as starts, completes, and reach.Spotify

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