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Stop the downloads - measure the listens. The Sports Podcast Awards, and Q3 results: Spotify and ABC Australia are up but the BBC is not
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Stop the downloads - measure the listens. The Sports Podcast Awards, and Q3 results: Spotify and ABC Australia are up but the BBC is not

28 Oct • 1hr 10m
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Podland supports both transcripts and chapters, if your podcast app doesn’t then grab a new app from podnews.net/newpodcastappsSpecial Guests:Dylan Pugh - The Sports Podcast Awards 2023 are now open for entry. There are 23 categories and close in mid-November.Show Notes & LinksSpotify has reported its Q3/22 earnings. It has 456m monthly active users (up 20% y-on-y). Ad revenue, led by podcasting, is up 19% y-on-y and 7% q-on-q, at €385m (12.8% of the company’s total revenue). The company lost €228m in the quarter; they predict a loss of €300m in Q4 (but suggest they may also raise their prices, following Apple’s price hike).BBC Sounds, the corporation’s app for radio, music and podcasts, has posted a weekly average of 4.3m users, representing no growth from the previous quarter. ABC’s Annual Report was published. The national broadcaster is seeing 33m downloads per month for its podcasts (p64), up 22% year-on-year. PodcastOne, which closed an $8.1m funding round in July, has posted a number of increased metrics for podcasts in its slate. (Interview next week)Spotify has complained about anti-competitive behaviour from Apple, after Apple “forced” Spotify into what they consider a sub-optimal purchase flow for audiobooks. Apple requires a 30% cut from any in-app purchase.Apple has rejected Spotify’s new app three times from its App Store. It is the latest in a series of confrontations between theSupport the showConnect With Us: Email: weekly@podnews.net Twitter: @jamescridland / @podnews and @samsethi / @joinpodfans Lightning/NOSTR: ⚡james@crid.land and ⚡sam@getalby.com Mastodon: @james@bne.social and @samsethi@podcastindex.social Support us: www.buzzsprout.com/1538779/support Get Podnews: podnews.net Podnews Live (London) Sep 27: Tickets on sale now!
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@adamc1999
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28 Oct
Year 2 of our apple wager!
@adamc1999
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28 Oct
I didnt delete the post. It was on a system Dave Winer pulled the plug on: Manilla
Do you have a copy anywhere?
@merryoscar
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3 Nov
Dig out the blog post on automatic downloads Adam! Would love to read and what a moment of history!
@meremortalspodcast
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30 Oct
Congrats on 100 episodes. You've really helped me gain a better idea of what's going on in the podcasting world and why exactly P2.0 is so much better than the Podcasting Industrial Complex! GO PODCASTING