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Nova launches a podcast to highlight Missing Persons Week

Thursday 01 August, 2019

NOVA Entertainment will launch a new real-life podcast series, The Disappearance of Des, to coincide with the 40-year anniversary of one man’s disappearance, and to support and raise awareness for National Missing Persons Week, an event held in the first week of August each year.
 
The Disappearance of Des is the story of Desmond Francis Carr who drove a steamroller for the Main Roads Department, in an outback town, in Western Australia.
 

The Lady Vanishes prompts police to re-open investigation

Tuesday 30 July, 2019

7NEWS’ investigative journalism podcast, The Lady Vanishes, has prompted NSW police to reopen the investigation surrounding missing teacher, Marion Barter, who mysteriously vanished in 1997.
 
In what is seen as a vindication of the podcast’s investigation, police say they will reopen the investigation, refer the case to the Coroner and put Marion on the Australian National Missing Persons Register.
 

Pacific launches eight new podcasts and partners with Acast

Tuesday 23 July, 2019

 

To further enhance its podcast slate, Pacific has forged a partnership with Acast, arguably the world’s largest podcast company, and announced the launch of eight new podcasts.

New leads force The Lady Vanishes into hiatus

Monday 17 June, 2019

7NEWS’ smash hit investigative journalism podcast, The Lady Vanishes, has been put on hiatus due to an outpouring of new case leads and renewed pressure on government officials.
               
So far, The Lady Vanishes has generated over 2.5 million global listens, millions of page visits to its dedicated 7NEWS website, and amassed a growing Facebook community of 5,000+ followers.
 

The Daddos are in Separate Bathrooms

Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Cameron Daddo, multi-award winning entertainer and host of smoothfm evening show, alongside his wife Alison, will launch a new podcast series addressing the journey of their 28 year marriage.
 
Separate Bathrooms and Other Handy Marriage Tips is a 10 part podcast series, with music composed by Cameron, creating an intimate backdrop to the story behind the scenes of their marriage, launching Thursday 23 May.
 

The Lady Vanishes has had 1 million listens

Thursday 16 May, 2019

Acast's Australian podcast phenomenon The Lady Vanishes has had one million listens in just six weeks.
 
Produced by 7NEWS, The Lady Vanishes focuses on the disappearance of Gold Coast resident Marion Barter, after the much-loved mother, teacher and friend stepped on a plane for an overseas adventure and was never seen again.
 

ACAST launches ACAST ACCESS for paywalled content distribution

Thursday 02 May, 2019

Acast, the world’s largest podcast company, has launched Acast Access, the technical infrastructure for publishers to manage and distribute their exclusive paywalled content in a secure way.
 
Until recently, the vast majority of podcasters have monetised their content through ad revenue but Acast recognised a need to evolve support for both ad revenue and subscriber revenue while creating consumption flexibility for listeners.
 

Acast gets Pippa

Friday 26 April, 2019

Acast, the largest global podcast company, has acquired Pippa, a technology company offering hosting, analytics, and monetization for podcasters.

Acast secures $45 million in funding

Wednesday 05 December, 2018

Acast has secured investment funding equivalent to $45 million, led by a group of European Investors.

NOVA Entertainment, Acast and Sky News get together

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

NOVA Entertainment and podcast partner Acast are partnering to represent Sky News’ digital audio content from Ocober.
 
NOVA Entertainment’s Head of Podcasting, Jay Walkerden, says that as they continue to grow their podcast offering in Australia and overseas “the Sky News opportunity allows us to collaborate with our commercial partners to target their vast digital audience in the Australian market.”
 

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