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The podcast app that’s eight times bigger than you thought
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- If you check your podcast stats, you’ll see that TuneIn – if it appears at all – is pretty small as a podcast app. However, today Podnews research can share that, because TuneIn’s many apps don’t correctly tell podcast hosting companies what they are, TuneIn could be eight times larger than the figures show. (Not listed there? Find TuneIn in our list of podcast directories).
- Ximalaya FM (“shee ma lai ya”), the most popular Chinese free podcast hosting company, have unveiled significant restrictions to podcasts taking advertising. Ximalaya FM now requires podcasters to inform them of details of every advertising deal, and the company will now take an unspecified commission on all deals worth more than US$4,250.
- Ximalaya FM, doesn’t use RSS and operates closer to a YouTube model. It also operates a separate product for overseas markets, called Himalaya, which is unaffected.
- The first awards show to celebrate black podcasters has been revealed. The Black Podcasting Awards has announced entry details including twenty categories. The winners will be announced in a virtual ceremony on September 27.
- Podcasting’s bigger than ever. ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia says that podcast listening is 22% larger than even before the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The company has published detailed stats for categories, and has also announced commercial partnerships with Audioboom and Kast Media.