ESPN used an SXSW panel to announce the launch of 30 for 30 Podcasts, a collaboration of ESPN Films and ESPN Audio. The series will start in June. This begins an audio-only version of the well-known 30 for 30 documentary film series, which has produced over 100 films.[read more]
ESPN announced a new addition to its programming with a multimedia documentary called Pin Kings. The story will be told across television, print, and digital outlets in addition to the 16 episodes of podcasting. The audio segment is ESPN’s first foray into episodic podcasting where a long-form story is told over a single season. It is a production style popularized by 'Serial'.[read more]
Guest columnist Steve Goldsteing addresses the ever-relevant question of whether brand or talent is more important. Along the way he mourns the passing of ESPN's Grantland, and points to what happened.[read more]
Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web: Grantland editor exodus to HBO; measuring community radio participation.[read more]
Earlier this week, Bill Simmons announced on Twitter that he will be launching a new podcast in the fall. He has a new contract with HBO that begins in October. Simmons’ tweet only promised a “new name, new sponsors” for the upcoming show, and HBO has not provided any other details about what his return to podcasting will sound like.[read more]
ESPN Audio and Pandora were named dual winners of the "Best Overal Online Radio Service" in the 2012 RAIN Internet Radio Awards, announced today in Dallas. The awards, presented by a tuxedo-ed RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson, capped yesterday's successful RAIN Summit event.
Both services received perfect[read more]