Cue the listening binges: Serial is back on the digital airwaves. The first episode of season two for the popular investigative podcast launched today on its website, iTunes, and Pandora. Continue Reading
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Two recent innovations, from Pandora and Live365, indicate that podcasting is entering the realm of lean-back Internet radio. If it becomes a trend, podcasts could be woven more tightly into the streaming audio ecosystem. Continue Reading
Part of Pandora’s exclusive deal with the second season of hit podcast Serial, announced earlier this month, is streaming rights to the first season. That started on Tuesday, and gave us a preview of the unique presentation planned for the… Continue Reading
Warner Bros. and Esurance will sponsor Pandora’s presentation of the first and second seasons of hit podcast Serial. Earlier this month Pandora announced that it had agreed to be the “exclusive streaming partner” for a rerun of Serial’s first season, and the release of season two. The programming starts Tuesday. Continue Reading
Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web: What does major sponsorship mean for podcasts?; a new workgroup aims to support the business of electronic music; a sunny outlook on Pandora/Serial. Continue Reading
Pandora announced today that it will be the “exclusive streaming partner” for the second season of hit podcast Serial. In 2016 the agreement will extend to This American Life, the public radio program which distributes its shows as on-demand podcasts, and which is the creator of Serial. Continue Reading
We watched the Serial podcast break into the audio scene and rise in popularity to secure a huge listener base and professional accolades. Now the program, originally an offshoot of This American Life, is on the verge of crossing format borders and becoming a television show. Continue Reading
Peabody-winning podcast Serial is set to return this fall with a second season. Then, a third in spring, 2016. The producers are not disclosing what the new seasons will be about, but the popular show will resume its long-form investigative format. Continue Reading
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The Peabody Award bestowed on Serial is a culmination for the show’s creators, and also emblemizes the impact Serial has had on podcasting. But the podcasting resurgence is much more than Serial.
The 74th annual Peabody Awards included recognition for some of the new media platforms that have been attracting a growing amount of interest and popularity. One of the winners was Serial, the breakout podcasting hit of 2014. Continue Reading
by Larry Rosin
A key metric from The Infinite Dial 2015 shows that in the midst of momentum for the podcast category, there is still much growth to come. Also — an entertaining video. Continue Reading
by Larry Rosin
Edison Research President Larry Rosin was interviewed by CNBC about the “Serial” podcast phenomenon. In this guest column, Rosin expands on his thought that Hollywood is where the impact from “Serial” will occur. Continue Reading