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ABC announces million-dollar podcast fund

The fund is aimed at supporting emerging community-based podcasters

Michael Mason

The director of ABC Radio Michael Mason today announced a $1 million boost to the corporation’s podcast production aimed at supporting emerging community-based podcasters and extending the range and diversity of content.

The podcast fund was launched at the opening of the second annual podcast conference OzPod 2017, hosted by the ABC and held at its Ultimo HQ in Sydney.

Mason said the fund had been established to focus on smaller existing podcasting as well as up-and-coming podcasters with a view to giving them a larger platform and audience base.

“The fund will be used to commission podcasts around specific communities and their interests across a wide range of activities including sport, culture, lifestyle, comedy and the arts…

“The ABC has had phenomenal success with its podcast format over recent years and this fund allows us to invest not only in the extension of our own podcast content but also content from the brightest freshest creative talent in this field.”

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