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Whooshkaa delivers new work from home tech free to schools

Thursday 19 March, 2020

Private podcast technology developed by an Australian company, and key in the World Health Organisation’s continuity of learning advice for schools, is being offered free to schools worldwide.
 
Podcast platform Whooshkaa ’s new technology enables businesses, schools and groups to broadcast audio to specified listeners.
 
The technology uses any existing podcast app on any smartphone, but the audio is exclusively available to those granted access by the podcaster.
 

Whooshkaa brings its podcasts to Deezer with new partnership

Wednesday 26 February, 2020
Australian podcast technology platform Whooshkaa has announced a partnership with global streaming audio service Deezer.
 
A new one-click integration allows over 8,000 podcasters on the Whooshkaa platform to distribute their shows to Deezer’s 14 million active users across 180 countries.
 

Whooskaa adds new features and reports for the new year

Thursday 16 January, 2020

Whooshkaa has launched a number of new and updated features for the new year.
 
Added to its automated transcription servce made available last year, the company has now added Spanish and German to the supported languages, and the ability to automatically link transcripts to the Whooshkaa web player.
 
The transcripts scroll in time with the audio.
 

Are you using chapters in your podcast?

Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Chapters are an underutilised feature of podcasting, but one that may help navigation and sharing of your content.

In a recent blog post, the podcast hosting platform Whooshkaa points out that chapters are now more readily supported by Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Overcast and others, making them very useful for podcast creators.

Whooshkaa opens access to Stitcher’s stable of stars

Tuesday 08 October, 2019

According to Edison Research a quarter of all Australians aged 12-54 listen to podcasts monthly, prompting  Whooshkaa to partner with Midroll Media the advertising arm of US podcast giant Stitcher, in a deal that will make Stitcher’s top-tier podcast inventory available to advertisers in Australia.
 

Whooshkaa upgrades Forever Free and adds a Pro Plan

Tuesday 02 July, 2019
Whooshkaa have released an upgrade to their Forever Free plan and have also launched a new paid Pro Plan.
 

Whooshkaa makes podcasts more accessible with Alexa

Monday 29 April, 2019

Podcasters hosting on the Whooshkaa platform now have access to a new skill to make listening easier on Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices.

Whooshkaa and Amazon have enabled podcast listeners to request podcasts and episodes directly from voice-activated Alexa devices without the need for a third party service like Tune-in.

Whooshkaa shows Aussie brands HowStuffWorks

Wednesday 01 August, 2018

America’s HowStuffWorks podcast network has teamed up with Whooshkaa to open an advertising audience of millions in Australia and the Pacific. 

Stuff You Should Know, became the first podcast to surpass 500 million downloads according to Apple Podcasts. 

Globally, the network boasts more than 50 million downloads a month, a figure which grew 40% in the last year. At least two million of those monthly downloads are in Australia and New Zealand, creating six million ad impressions. 

Osher Günsberg launches Whooshkaa podcasts

Wednesday 06 September, 2017

Osher Günsberg has joined forces with podcast platform Whooshkaa.

Günsberg, who is set to anchor the Australian podcasting conference, Ozpod 2017, this Friday, is already known nationwide as the host of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette , seven seasons of Australian Idol, across the HIT network on Brisbane breakfast radio, and nationally with Osher’s Love Line.

With his career roots in radio, Günsberg’s appreciation for the intimacy of audio has made him an early champion of podcasting.

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