TBI Weekly: Why companion podcasts are the new switchover programmes

Never mind cranking TV shows out of podcast IP, the real sweet spot in the audio world today is the companion podcast, with broadcasters increasingly commissioning audio production ventures for these popular brand extensions.  Tim Hammond, executive director of audio production giant Listen, says companion podcasts – which generally provide a deep dive or behind-the-scenes […]

Wisebuddah creatives exit to launch audio production venture Listen

The creative team behind audio outfit Wisebuddah have departed to launch a new audio-focused production venture.  Listen will be led by Adam Uytman as director of content, Josh Adley as director of commercial and client relations, and Tim Hammond as executive director. Meanwhile, Wisebuddah founder, Mark Goodier, becomes chair of the Listen board. The senior […]

TBI Weekly: Why the future is Sound for TV producers

The long-heralded age of audio is finally coming of age, and if you’re a savvy TV producer, you’d be remiss to underestimate the field, now rife with opportunities for cost-effective storytelling – not all of which needs to be spun off for TV.   The last fortnight alone has seen the launch of two international […]

Asylum Entertainment Group launches audio venture Audity

Asylum Entertainment Group (AEG) is the latest business to get into the podcasting world with the launch of new audio venture Audity. Audity will create podcasts and audio-focused content, partnering with celebrities, influencers and other storytellers. The business will span a podcast division producing across an array of genres, including variety, music, sports, crime, lifestyle […]

Former Canal+, Havas execs launch podcast studio Paradiso

Former Canal+ exec Lorenzo Benedetti and ex-Havas exec Benoit Bunaigre have launched an international podcast production studio. The studio is to create and produce premium scripted, documentary and kids content for international platforms such as Spotify, Audible and Sybel. Formats will be produced in languages including English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French. The business […]

Fremantle launches scripted podcast label

Fremantle has launched Storyglass, a new scripted podcast label that will be headed by former Amnesty International creative director Robert Delamere (pictured). The new label will commission and develop original scripted ideas from a range of storytellers from around the world. Delamere, who is also the founder of digital platform for the arts Digital Theatre, […]