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Arrested Industries, AYR Media to adapt The Murder of Robert Wone for TV

Arrested Industries and AYR Media have signed a co-development deal to create a limited series based on AYR’s popular true crime podcast The Murder of Robert Wone, which debuted on Audible in 2021. The new partnership, Arrested Industries’ first since setting up its US office, will be led by Arrested’s LA-based co-CEO Anthony Kimble and […]

June 21, 2022

Spotify, IAS launch podcast ad brand safety solution

Spotify and Integral Ad Science (IAS) have announced a new partnership to establish a third-party brand safety solution for podcast advertisers. The companies will embark on an analysis to help the industry understand the tools and resources necessary to effectively deliver brand safety in podcasting and digital audio writ large. Ultimately, the firms intend to […]

June 15, 2022

AudioUK co-pro partnership agreement

AudioUK, the trade association for independent audio production, has established a new partnership agreement template to make it easier for independent podcast and radio producers to work on projects together. The new template agreement, which will be available exclusively to AudioUK members, was announced at a session on running a successful production company, held at […]

May 26, 2022

BBC Sounds on PS5; signs Kamara

The BBC Sounds app is now available on the PlayStation 5. Listeners with PS5s consoles can now access live and on demand radio from the BBC’s national and local stations, music mixes curated by experts, artists and special guests, and a wide range of podcasts. Pushpa Reddy, director of product management, BBC, commented: “Record numbers […]

May 25, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Record numbers using BBC Sounds

Data from the BBC shows there were a record 405 million plays of all audio on BBC Sounds, and a record total of 179 million plays for on-demand radio and podcasts in the first quarter of 2022. The average weekly BBC Sounds audience was also a record with 4.06 million across the app, website and […]

May 18, 2022

MTV announces RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast

MTV Entertainment Studios has announced new podcast Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast, the official companion podcast for all things RuPaul’s Drag Race. Co-produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, iHeartRadio and media company World of Wonder, the podcast will be hosted by comedian, author, and host Loni Love and actor and comedian Alec Mapa […]

May 17, 2022

Audible announces Radioman crime podcast

Audible, a provider of spoken-word entertainment, today announces the launch of Radioman, a ten-part Audible Original crime drama — written by Joe Derick (Against The Ice), co-created by, and starring, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones, Against The Ice), with producers Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, Leonardo) and Emily Feller (Leonardo, Medici) as creative lead. This gripping […]

May 12, 2022

Report: US podcast ad revenue hits $1.4bn in 2021

The explosive revenue growth of podcast advertising reached a new high in 2021, racing well past the $1 billion (€0.95bn) mark to $1.4 billion. Podcast advertising grew 2X faster in 2021 (+72 per cent) than the total internet ad market according to the sixth annual IAB U.S. Podcast Advertising Revenue study, prepared for IAB by […]

May 9, 2022

AudioUK opens Audio Production Census 2022

Trade association AudioUK has launched its latest Audio Production Census, which aims to capture the state of the audio production sector through the activity of the UK’s podcast, radio and audiobook producers; both companies and freelancers making their own audio content. The Census results will be used to promote the sector in terms of attracting […]

May 5, 2022

Gracenote optimises Samsung Podcast experience

Gracenote, a provider of entertainment metadata, content IDs and related offerings, will provide the Gracenote Audio On Demand data solution to Samsung Electronics under a new agreement. Gracenote Audio On Demand will power the Samsung Podcasts offering available through the Samsung Free app on its mobile devices and tablets. This integration enables Samsung to deliver […]

May 4, 2022