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 […]

All3Media America’s Main Event Media launches podcast arm

All3Media America-owned Main Event Media is launching a podcast division.  The United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell (pictured) prodco, which is headed by Jimmy Fox, has partnered with on-demand podcasting distribution platform Audioboom for the venture. The business is to develop a slate of podcasts in-house for both film and TV. All podcast titles — […]

UK’s My Dad Wrote a Porno heads to HBO

The UK hit podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno is set to appear on HBO in the US as a comedy special in 2019. The podcast, which is hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine, finds the trio reading through a series of erotic novels written by Morton’s father. The special will feature […]