In today’s podcast news summary, the first Sports Podcast Awards are set to hit in 2022; Spotify Launches Integration With Third Party Podcast Subscription Services; horror podcaster Aaron Mahnke reveals his latest project; and more.
The prices of sports podcasts, honoring the best of the global sports audio community, is slated to take place in February 2022. The new awards program is part of Benchmark, the company behind the Sport Industry Awards, now in its 20th year and touted as the world’s largest commercial sports award to the world. . The Beyond Sport Awards are also part of the organization of the Sports Podcast Awards, which recognize the role of sport in social impact. Members of the Sports Podcast Awards Advisory Board include Peter Hutton, director of global sports partnerships for Facebook; British sports broadcaster Gabby Logan; and former CEO of Sky Sports Francois Barney. The Sports Podcast Group is headed by the CEO Dylan pugh, a former Spotify executive. Registrations are open in 27 different categories, with an entry fee of $ 99 per category entry or $ 50 per entry for independents. For more information see sportspodcastawards.com.
Spotify announced the first partners of its Open Access Platform (OAP), which allows creators and publishers to integrate their connection systems with the streaming audio platform to allow listeners to access subscription content . The company does not charge a fee or receive a share of the revenue for the use of OLHI. The first partners using Spotify’s Open Access platform are: Acast, Der Spiegel, Glow.fm powered by Libsyn, Malcolm Gladwell’s audio book “The Bomber Mafia” (Pushkin Industries), Mamamia, Mediapart, Memberful, Slate, Storytel, Supporting Cast, Supercast, Motley Fool and Vox Media. Over the next few months, paid content from these partners will gradually be made available to listeners on Spotify, who will be able to connect their existing subscriptions to Spotify to unblock the content. The company announced OAP in April along with its paid subscription option for podcast makers.
Aaron Mahnke, creator of popular horror podcast “Traditions», Launches his new supernatural podcast: “Bridgewater.” Season 1 is scheduled to air on August 6 with the first two episodes of the 10-episode first season; a 12-episode second season is in production with a target premiere date of fall 2022. “Bridgewater” is the story of folklore professor Jeremy Bradshaw, who is embroiled in the mysterious disappearance of his cop father in 1980 by new evidence that threatens to upset decades of certainty surrounding the case. Jeremy is putting his life on hold to solve the mystery – looking for clues that will ultimately confirm whether his father was truly the victim of Satanic cult in the Bridgewater Triangle, or if something much darker and inexplicable is happening. is produced. The cast includes Misha Collins (Supernatural), Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, The Walking Dead) and Lori Alan (Spongebob, Family Guy). “Bridgewater” is co-produced by Grim & Mild Entertainment in association with iHeartMedia.
that of Amazon Marvellous released “The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra,” produced by Spoke Media in conjunction with Wondery, widely on July 27 on all major podcast platforms. Hosted by actor John stamos, the new season unveils the events of Frank Sinatra Jr.’s kidnapping, as told by the kidnapper himself, Barry Keenan, who shares his side of the bizarre story for the first time. The podcast series premiered July 12 on the Wondery Plus subscription service.
Star announced the return of favorite supernatural cult podcast, “Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked”, animated by a media personality Glynn Washington, for Season 6. It is slated to debut on September 3 and last until May 2022, available exclusively to Luminary subscribers on Apple Podcast subscriptions or for Luminary subscribers on the Luminary app.
Discovery of the investigation announced that the television series “Faded away” is released as a podcast, with three episodes slated to debut on August 5 and new episodes releasing weekly on Thursdays on all major podcast platforms. During its nine seasons on television, “Disappeared” has told the stories of individuals who have apparently disappeared without a trace. Some cases recounted throughout the series have resulted in joyous reunions or heartbreaking discoveries – but not all stories do. Fans of the TV series can stream episodes on Discovery Plus.
Tegna announced that 20 shows for Locked on, its local network of sports podcasts, are now available as YouTube channels as well as on Tegna station’s OTT apps in certain markets. Tegna acquired Locked On earlier in 2021. The company also announced two new programming initiatives: A Locked On NBA Draft 2021 Special, co-produced in partnership with WFAA, slated for Thursday July 29 and Monday August 2, debuts of ” Locked On HBCU ”, a podcast dedicated to HBCU sports and athletes.
Comscore announced an agreement with A casting providing “brand safety targeting solutions” for podcasts and audio content. Under the agreement, Acast will use Comscore’s natural language processing, machine learning and AI for direct and programmatic ad sales; this, according to the companies, will help brands “ensure their advertising appears in podcast episodes that match their brand preferences.”