Sponsors will Spend $1 Billion on Podcasts in the U.S. Next Year

What? Is this for real? Is podcasting really taking over the universe? Where are Rick and Morty to protect us? Well, at least now we know why Steven Spielberg’s Amblin’ Partners has been spending one Acme Bunch O’Bucks getting the TV series rights to so many ficpods. Whoa!

by eMarketer Editors

Podcast listenership in the US has been soaring in recent years and advertising dollars are following. Podcast ad spending is a bright spot amid lackluster digital radio spending. According to eMarketer’s latest forecast, US podcast ad spending will surpass 20% of digital radio ad spending this year and cross the $1 billion mark next year. read article

‘Archive 81’ Podcast to Become Streaming Video Series at Netflix

Mainstream showbiz has been snatching up podcasts for awhile now, and we just learned that one of this TVWriter™ minion’s faves is making its way through the Netflix development tunnel. “O frabjous day! Callooh callay!”

by Jacob Fisher

…A series based on the found footage horror podcast Archive 81 is in early development at Netflix. read article

The Latest PodNews

What? You thought we weren’t going to give you more podcasting news? Sorry, Charlie, but here at TVWriter™ we’re still big believers in the future of fiction podcasting and its potential as the best/cheapest way to prove yourselves as writers and content creators. So without further ado…

via PodNews.Net

The podcast app that’s eight times bigger than you thought

Thank you to our latest subscribers, including folks from Penguin Random House, New Zealand’s Mediaworks, Colorado Public Radio, Sony Music, PRX and Oxford Road. Tell your colleagues! read article

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY NEWS AUDIO EDITION – 06/11/2020

by Bob Tinsley

Why should you as a visitor to TVWriter™ be interested in creating audio fiction? Why should you be interested in making podcasts? Discoverability, that’s why.

Here’s the latest news to help you and your show get discovered: 

  • I TOLD YOU SO.

New iHeart Podcast Thriller Light House Provides Comfortable Chills. read article

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY NEWS AUDIO EDITION – 06/04/2020

by Bob Tinsley

Why should you as a visitor to TVWriter™ be interested in creating audio fiction? Why should you be interested in making podcasts? Discoverability, that’s why.

Here’s the latest news to help you and your show get discovered: 

  • I TOLD YOU SO.

Film Graduates Pivot With Podcast For Amazon. read article