RAIN Notes: Friday, February 11

Jottings of note:


South Africa metrics

Edison Research will present The Infinite Dial South Africa in a webinar on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7am ET / 2pm SAST. It’s the second edition of this country-specific report of how citizens listen to audio, use their devices, and engage with social media. The study is commissioned by the National Association of Broadcasters South Africa, and sponsored by Triton Digital. Production is in association with The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRC). REGISTER


Key Historical Moment

Remember the Personal Audio patent lawsuits which claimed ownership of podcast technology, and attempted to shake down podcasters and podcast networks for patent infringement penalties? (RAIN coverage HERE.) The Electronic Frontier Foundation defeated that false patent initiative with the help of famed podcaster Marc Maron. Recently the EFF released a podcast about the litigation drama, featuring Maron and his producer Brendan McDonald. LISTEN



In Australia, ARN’s stewardship of iHeartRadio Australia took the top spot in the PUBLISHERS section of the December Australian Podcast Ranker. Although the PR doesn’t mention it, we assume this refers to Triton Digital’s AUS Ranker. DOWNLOAD THE RANKER

— Friday, February 11

Brad Hill