Advanced Television


Curiosity University passes 100k subs

Curiosity has announced that the former One Day University, now rebranded Curiosity University, has surpassed 100,000 paying subscribers. The streaming service, with hundreds of lectures and talks from some of the world’s best subject matter experts, was acquired by Curiosity to complement Curiosity’s offering of premium factual content across all global platforms and territories and […]

March 18, 2024

BBC Sounds sees record audiences

Between October and December 2023, BBC Sounds data shows a record average weekly audience of 4.86 million listened to the BBC’s content on the platform, with a peak of 4.96 million weekly users. Christmas music contributed to a record 6.2 million plays for music mixes on BBC Sounds, up 32 per cent from 2022, and […]

February 1, 2024

Research: Podcasts can pay off for telecasts

According to Hub Entertainment Research’s new report, Can You Hear Me Now?, podcasts can be a valuable addition to the marketing tools used by traditional TV networks or streaming video services. Podcasts can drive sampling: Among listeners of all types of podcasts, half (50 per cent) say they would be more interested in watching a […]

January 18, 2024

BBC Podcasts Premium in 166 additional countries

BBC Studios has launched BBC Podcasts Premium, its exclusive Apple subscription podcast service, for listeners in 166 new countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. BBC Podcasts Premium offers early access and ad-free listening for a range of the BBC’s most popular titles for listeners on Apple Podcasts. The international […]

November 28, 2023

Podcasts on YouTube Music UK

YouTube has launched a new Podcasts destination page on YouTube Music in the UK, which will provide an expansion as to how users can consume podcasts. Users now have the ability to watch and listen to podcasts on YouTube Music without requiring a paid membership, pivoting between an audio and audiovisual experience with the ability […]

October 10, 2023

Sandbox launches PlayKids+ app

Sandbox Group, the London-based group operating a network of learning businesses, has announced the launch of PlayKids+, a new app that adapts its UI and featured content based on the child’s age. The app is the next generation of Sandbox’s existing PlayKids app with enhanced functionality, adaptive user experience and a library of mixed media: […]

October 4, 2023

Report: Podcast payments double in Sweden

The Swedish market for paid podcasts is growing rapidly reports Mediavision in its latest analysis of the country’s audio market. In the first quarter of 2023, a record number of households paid for podcast content. Compared to the same period last year, households spend on paid podcasts has nearly doubled. In Sweden, an increasing number […]

May 24, 2023

Audible, Moonbug launching family podcasts

Audible, a provider of spoken word entertainment, and Moonbug Entertainment, the entertainment company behind popular kids’ content, have announced two original family listening podcasts, Little Baby Bum: Time to Dream and Lellobee City Farm: Grandma Mei’s Fantastic Folktales. The two series, based on Moonbug’s hit shows, will feature a unique format, blending podcasts and audiobooks […]

May 5, 2023

Audible reveals new slate of podcasts

Audible, the specialist in spoken-word entertainment, has announced slate of UK comedy podcasts, which includes the first foray in to podcasting for some of the biggest names in British comedy. Signing up to host and star in their own Audible Original series are some of the UK’s best-loved and most talented comedians, including Daisy May […]

April 26, 2023

Sweden: Significant growth in podcast households

The market for paid podcasts showed strong growth in Sweden during Q4 2022. The number of paying households increased by 85 per cent compared to the same period 2021, reports Mediavision. Nearly all households that pay for podcasts (97 percent) also pay for audiobook and/or music services. This means that the paid market for podcasts […]

February 14, 2023