RE: [podcasters] The State of Podcasting Outside the U.S.
- I have been building mobile phone wireless carrier mobilcast catalogs of
short and long form podcasts for Melodeo Mobilcast in Italy, France,
Denmark, UK, Finland, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Canada for the last
few months. The Italian, French and Danish mobile podcast catalogs are
totally comprised of native language podcasts with the French being much
stronger in the numbers of podcasts and genre selection. Italy is still very
early with podcasting and many media sources are just now getting feeds
online. Many podcasters in Italy have one feed with all of the radio
stations shows mp3 files, instead of individual feeds for each show. Finland
has a fairly strong podcasting industry for the population size, but
podcasting is still very small. Finnish podcasts are almost always in the
Finnish language, there are a few english podcasts.
As you might expect the mobile podcast catalogs for the UK (3 UK),
Australia, Singapore and Canada are mostly in english with the exception of
French Canadians. What I have seen is an equal interest in country specific
or locally produced podcasts and internationally produced podcasts. USA
based podcasts are popular in all four of these areas. So when I create
mobile phone podcast listening catalogs for those countries it is a balance
between all available sources with a heavier weight given to country
specifically produced podcasts for these catalogs. In the Rogers Wireless
Mobilcast I have included French Canadian launguage podcasts in the default
Roger catalog. The most popular podcast in Singapore with M1 is the Mr
Brown Podcast and I have created a separate Singapore category in mobilcast
on M1's network, but most of the feeds come from all over the world. M1 is
also going to pre-install Mobilcast on Nokia N73 mobile phones in Singapore.
M1 Mobilcast -
Alltel Mobilcast - http://www.alltel.com/axcess/
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of montetal2
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 1:53 PM
Subject: [podcasters] The State of Podcasting Outside the U.S.
Are the Chinese forced to subscribe to "Lets Learn English" podcasts in
preparation for the Olympics? Where is podcasting most developed
outside the U.S. ? Are the best cooking-related podcasts in France or
Italy? Are the British listening to the m for ideas, or does the
secret ingredient get lost in translation? Do German corporations
There is a world outside the U.S.
And if you are interested in reading about podcasting out there, here
is a great overview.
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