This Week’s Podcast News You Don’t Want to Miss – Week 44

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Podcast News

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with what’s happening in podcasting. There’s so much podcast news available you just don’t know where to start.

That’s why we’re reading the headlines for you. Every week we’ll update you on the Audry Blog with the five most exciting headlines in the world of podcasting. A must-read during your weekend when you don’t have time to stay up to date with all the podcast news during the week. 

Let’s get started.

1. Apple debuts a new standalone Original podcast with true crime-focused ‘Hooked’.

Apple is furthering its investment in original podcasts with today’s debut of the new true crime-focused Apple Original podcast “Hooked.”

Go to techcrunch.com.

2. Amazon Music launches its first true podcasts feature: synced transcripts.

Amazon Music first put podcasts on its platform last year, and now it’s launching its first feature built around them.

More to the story on theverge.com.

3. Libsyn Announces Acquisition of PODGO.

Libsyn announced that AdvertiseCast, LLC has acquired certain assets of PODGO, a fast-growing membership-based platform that connects highly-engaged podcast audiences with advertisers.

Continue reading on podnews.net. 

4. Germany’s biggest podcast ‘Gemischtes Hack’ for three more years at Spotify.

No podcast has won as many awards in Germany as “Gemischtes Hack”: Currently, Spotify and the makers Tommi Schmitt and Felix Lobrecht announced the contract extension. It continues for three years exclusively together.

5. Apple Opens Up BBC Podcasts To The World.

Would you prefer your podcasts geo-locked or to be wrapped up as a subscription podcast on one of the biggest podcast directories in the world? Would it help if the two companies in question were the BBC and Apple?

Read more on forbes.com.


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