Zune Podcast Submissions and Directory Update
- We will be launching our <http://www.zune.net/> Zune Marketplace Podcast
Directory with approximately 1,000 podcast feeds shortly. The reason we are
doing this is to seed the catalog with a base level of podcasts that Zune
users and podcasters can build on over the next few months. Being a
long-time podcaster, I understand that most content providers want to know
about where their podcasts are being distributed and thus would want to
actually submit his or her feed to us. It has been exciting over the past
few weeks to have so many podcasters contact me and request inclusion in the
new Marketplace podcast area - the catalog will have the first 1000 or so
from us, but the rest will come from the podcasting community.
Windows OS users please plan on downloading the new
<http://www.zune.net/en-US/meetzune/> Zune Marketplace software on November
13th, then visit the main podcast section in the software to "Suggest a
Podcast" for inclusion in the public Podcast Marketplace. It is in my plan
to have a feed submission form on the Zune.net website very soon for Mac
only users, but it will not be there for our Nov 13th launch. If you cannot
get a friend with a PC to submit it for you, then feel free to reply to this
list with your feed URL and I will see that it is added. Thanks for your
patience on this.
We also have a cool "Personal Podcast Feed Submission" feature in your
podcast subscription collection area that is accessible after login inside
of the new Zune Marketplace. This personal feed submission feature will
enable advanced podcast users to add a personal list of podcast feeds to
their own subscription "Collection" area. Each of those personal feeds
submitted to your collection will not be seen by me or my team for general
marketplace inclusion. This will be your personal and private collection of
podcasts that some may or may not be in the general marketplace podcast
Thanks so much for all the on-going support as we ready for launch.
Zune Podcast Programming Manager
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- Having finally gotten the software to install, which will in no way
become my default podcatcher due to software requirements of continued
use, I found ti was very easy to make an account, as I already had a
Live ID, which clearly shows I am from Canada. I assume you meant
places like Europe and those outside of North America, Rob. One thing,
though. Why does the Zune software require the Windows Firewall to be
running? Is it such a bad piece of software that it cannot notice I
have another firewall installed? Or even work without one? This should
not be a requirement of running the software, and this is why iTunes
will remain my podcatcher of choice.
On Nov 22, 2007 1:41 PM, Rob Greenlee-WebTalkGuys <robg@...> wrote:
> The only answer is that the Zune has not been released to other countries
> yet and thus is geo-IP locked to the US for now. As far as I know,
> international podcasters can submit, but they will not be able to create an
> account in the Marketplace and thus they will not be able to fully use the
> device and software. Sorry.
> Rob Greenlee
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
> James Williams
> Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 3:22 AM
> To: Rob Greenlee-WebTalkGuys
> Subject: Re: Zune Podcast Submissions and Directory Update
> Just curious... why have Microsoft prevented anyone but Americans putting
> their podcasts into Zune Marketplace? Was it Microsoft's intention to
> about podcasters in rest of the world, or just an oversight?
> --- In email@example.com, "Rob Greenlee-WebTalkGuys"
> <robg@...> wrote:
> > We are currently backlogged in submissions to the Zune podcast
> > Our launch has opened a flood of new submissions. We have gotten
> 10's of
> > thousands of submissions in the first week of launch. I have a
> small team
> > and we are working through the list as fast as we can.
> > Please be patient and make sure you have a good looking 300x300 or
> > album art image in your podcast feed. If the feed does not have
> album are
> > it won't make it through the process to the Zune Marketplace.
> > Thank you to everyone as this is an exciting time for Zune and
> > I will soon be releasing the link code to enable external deep
> links into
> > the Zune Podcast Marketplace that will launch the Marketplace and
> then load
> > the individual podcast page in the Marketplace.
> > Sincerely,
> > Rob Greenlee
> > Zune Podcast Programming Lead
> > http://www.zuneinsider.com
> > http://www.zune.net
> > _____
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On
> > Behalf Of writerpatrick
> > Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 6:25 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: [podcasters] Re: Zune Podcast Submissions and Directory
> > --- In podcasters@yahoogro <mailto:podcasters%40yahoogroups.com>
> > "Rob Greenlee-WebTalkGuys"
> > <robg@> wrote:
> > >
> > > We will be launching our <http://www.zune. <http://www.zune.net/>
> > Zune Marketplace
> > Podcast
> > >
> > > Windows OS users please plan on downloading the new
> > > <http://www.zune. <http://www.zune.net/en-US/meetzune/>
> > net/en-US/meetzune/> Zune Marketplace software on November
> > > 13th, then visit the main podcast section in the software
> > to "Suggest a
> > > Podcast" for inclusion in the public Podcast Marketplace. It is
> > my plan
> > > to have a feed submission form on the Zune.net website very soon
> > for Mac
> > > only users, but it will not be there for our Nov 13th launch.
> > > Rob Greenlee
> > > Zune Podcast Programming Manager
> > > <http://www.zuneinsi <http://www.zuneinsider.com> der.com>
> > http://www.zuneinsi <http://www.zuneinsider.com> der.com
> > > <http://www.zune. <http://www.zune.net> net> http://www.zune.
> > <http://www.zune.net> net
> > >
> > So how long does it take to get a podcast approved for the
> > marketplace? I would have posted mine here earlier had I known. I
> > think many of the newer podcasts were left off becuase they didn't
> > know either. I was surprised by a couple of the selections because
> > some of them have had almost no postings lately while others that
> > quite active (like Podcast Ping) were left off. I've actually been
> > making an effort lately to assure to be ready for the ZUNE launch
> > including adding a one-click button to my site weeks ago.
> > The podcast is Podcast Ping at http://podcastping.
> > <http://podcastping.blogspot.com> blogspot.com and the feed is
> > http://feeds. <http://feeds.feedburner.com.>
> > I've already submitted it
> > twice (once yesterday and once the day before) so it should be in
> > system.
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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