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Increased listening for BBC Radio, BBC Sounds in Q4

More than 33 million people listened to BBC Radio stations live each week during the final quarter of 2022, according to new RAJARs. Radio 5 Live boosted its live audience to 5.57 milion with its news and sports content, including Formula 1 and 2022 FIFA World Cup. Radio 4 and its agenda-setting breakfast show, Today, […]

February 2, 2023

Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast coming to Audible

Audible, the creator and provider of audio storytelling, and Higher Ground have announced Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast releasing March 7th. This is the first Original project in the newly formed exclusive, worldwide, multi-project, multi-year first-look production deal between Audible and Higher Ground. Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast will be released weekly; each of the eight […]

February 1, 2023

History Hit appoints Bennett as Commercial Director

History Hit, the podcast, SVOD and content platform founded by historian Dan Snow and acquired by Little Dot Studios, has appointed Jennifer Bennett as its first Commercial Director. Reporting to James Carson, Managing Director of History Hit, Bennett will be responsible for driving commercial growth for History Hit through content partnerships. The role will also […]

January 12, 2023

Squid Scam launches on Audible

Audible, a provider of spoken word entertainment, has launched a new investigative podcast, Squid Scam, hosted by journalist Janhoi McGregor (The Plug, Forbes, The Guardian) which takes a deep dive into the murky underworld of crypto.  Squid Scam, an Audible Original podcast produced by ITN Productions, investigates one of the most shocking online scams in recent memory – as […]

January 12, 2023

Research: Record digital subscriptions in Nordics

Mediavision’s latest analysis of the Nordic media market shows that the number of digital media subscriptions per household has grown to new record levels during autumn 2022. Growth is driven by an increased penetration of audio subscriptions, in particular audiobooks and podcasts. Today, a Nordic household holds on average 2.6 digital media subscriptions, which is […]

December 20, 2022

iHeartPodcasts, Curiosity debut Red Elvis podcast

iHeartPodcasts, Curiosity and School of Humans wll debut Red Elvis, a new narrative podcast in the Curiosity Audio Network. Red Elvis explores the life and death of Dean Reed, an American singer and actor who struggled in Hollywood during the late 1950s but became a superstar behind the Iron Curtain. Listeners can hear Red Elvis […]

December 1, 2022

A-list cast star in Sam Mendes’ Oliver Twist for Audible

Audible, a specialist in spoken-word entertainment, has announced that Brian Cox (Succession), Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls, Bridgerton), Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah) and Emilio Villa-Muhammad (The Man Who Fell to Earth) are heading up the all-star cast of Audible Original title Oliver Twist, produced by Oscar winning director Sam Mendes (1917, American Beauty).  […]

November 30, 2022

Report: Newer forms of streaming on the rise

Digital product expert Candyspace has launched The Streaming 100 — a report detailing the top 100 streaming platforms across multiple verticals in the UK – in partnership with VOD Professional. The paper evaluates over 200 digital products that each have a significant streaming element to their product from categories including video, audio, online newspapers, sports […]

November 22, 2022

Ellie Goulding, Rory Kinnear and more, star in Audible musical podcast

Audible, a specialist in spoken-word entertainment, has released a heart-warming new Audible Original drama, Crush Hour, featuring a musical score and songs from the cast, starring Ellie Goulding, Douglas Booth, Rory Kinnear, Samantha Barks, Omari Douglas and more. The podcast follows the stories of unknowingly connected strangers as they navigate love during London’s rush hour. […]

November 17, 2022

Audible, Mercury Studios partner on Crush Hour

Audible, a provider of spoken-word entertainment, has announced a collaboration with Mercury Studios, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG)Audible and Mercury Studios, for a scripted musical podcast, Crush Hour, launching globally this year. Crush Hour is the first scripted musical podcast venture from Mercury Studios, and Audible’s first scripted musical podcast originating out of […]

November 3, 2022