Nova launches Nova Podquest platform today

Podquest will discover and support new and emerging podcasters

As previewed recently in Mediaweek, Nova Entertainment has launched Podquest, an initiative designed to discover and support new and emerging podcasters.

In March Nova launched the Nova Podcast platform, a portfolio of podcasts including optimised show content, original productions in non-radio categories and podcast series specifically created for brands.

Now Nova has announced details of Podquest, an initiative created to provide opportunities for new and emerging audio content creators through grants of financial assistance as well as access to Nova Entertainment’s production facilities, technical expertise and distribution channels.

Aspiring podcasters will be able to load a podcast on the website from April 7 until May 19 to be eligible to win.

Applicants will be judged by an internal and external industry panel including Adam Martin, Acast’s chief content officer and an international podcast expert, with up to 10 podcasters shortlisted by May 26.

The winner will be announced by June 2 and will utilise Nova Entertainment’s expertise and production capabilities to create a five-part series podcast for release.

Jay Walkerden , Nova Entertainment’s head of podcasting, said, “Nova Entertainment has a commitment to creating compelling content for audiences to access across multiple platforms and our podcasting strategy is another extension of this. We are excited to launch Nova Podcast, which will include pillars centred around our on-air shows, growing new talent through Podquest and working with brands to develop rich content that can connect brands with audiences.”

Nova Podcast is available now with podcasts accessible through Nova Entertainment’s digital and mobile platforms and Acast.

Candidates can submit their podcasts to Podquest through the website from April 7.

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