iHeartPodcast Network Australia’s new partnerships: Audioboom & Kast Media

iHeartPodcast Netweork’s Australian subsidiary, which is managed by media group ARN, is starting the week with an announcement of two network partnerships: Audioboom and Kast Media. ARN is also releasing listenership numbers showing May as a strong month (+6%), along with a 22% rise during the pandemic period of mid-March through june. Continue Reading

Share of Audio survey: Live radio still tops Aussie listening, podcasting almost doubles

Live radio is still the leading audio format in Australia, but its dominance has declined slightly from last year. That’s a key finding from the fourth annual GfK Share of Audio survey from Commercial Radio Australia, which tracks listening habits and trends for Australian audiences. The survey found that live radio is responsible for a 61.3% share of all audio listening. Continue Reading

ABC survey: Smartphones dominate Australia’s highly engaged podcast audience

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation released results from its fourth annual podcast survey. The project included more than 2,800 participants, with about 2,500 who identified as podcast listeners. Among the podcast listening cohort, weekly listening trends revealed high rates of engagement with the audio format. Continue Reading

New surveys find younger listeners driving podcast downloads in Australia, New Zealand

Research company Roy Morgan has released new insights about the growth of podcasting in Australia and New Zealand. According to its most recent survey, more than 1.6 million Australias now download podcasts in an average four-week period. The company also shared insights from surveys of listening in New Zealand. Continue Reading

Infinite Dial Australia: Growth for podcasts and smart speakers in 2019

Edison Research has shared the results of its latest investigation into audio trends down under. The Infinite Dial Australia 2019 is the third edition of the report for this market. The report highlighted growth in podcasting and smart speakers for Australia, plus detailed some notable differences from the most recent U.S. data. Continue Reading