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Young listeners boost Australia podcast stats (Infinite Dial)

The recent Infinite Dial Australia report from Edison Research shared some data points about the position of podcasts in that nation. The audio format was known to 72% of respondents, while 29% of Australians have listened to a podcast. We compare key metrics with the U.S. version of The Infinite Dial, released in March. Continue Reading

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Radio and streaming enjoy healthy reach in Australia

Radio is the top source of audio consumption for Australians, with 85% listening to either an AM/FM or a DAB+ station in an average week. That’s the update in Edison Research’s new report: The Infinite Dial Australia. Commercial Radio Australia, Southern Cross Austereo, and Triton Digital commissioned the investigation into the digital media consumption of Australians. Continue Reading

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Infinite Dial: AM/FM radio holds steady in the car, digital sources gain

Car listening continues to be a topic of interest for the audio industry. The Infinite Dial from Edison Research and Triton Digital charted the latest trends for what people hear behind the wheel. AM/FM radio still holds court as the top audio source used in the primary car for 82% of respondents. Continue Reading

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Infinite Dial: Steady rise for podcasting; continued super-listening

In today’s Infinite Dial 2017 webinar, we learned that recognition of podcasting, and listening, are continuing to grow. The latest data show that familiarity with the term “podcasting” has been on a very gradual uptick over the past decade. The past two years have had bigger hops for this metric, growing from 49% in 2015 to 55% in 2016 and now 60% in 2017. Continue Reading

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Infinite Dial date is announced: March 9

Edison Research and Triton Digital, co-producers of The Infinite Dial, have announced the date of this year’s webinar release: It is March 9 at 2:00pm EST. The broad and detailed survey of American listening behavior has been conducted annually since 1998, producing long-running trend indicators, and is widely considered to be an authoritative snapshot of how and where Americans listen to audio. Continue Reading

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The decline of radio(s)

Radio listening has kept its reach during this time of digital disruption. But an interesting fact in yesterday’s Infinite Dial 2016 release was that radio ownership among consumers has seriously decreased. It’s going to get worse as cars modernize to catch up with Americans’ enthusiastic adoption of streaming. The disappearing radio is one of the most clearly predictable audio technology trends of our time. Continue Reading