Acast launches hosting service ‘Acast Open’
With more and more people dabbling in the world of podcasting, Acast has launched a new service to help them on their journey.
It’s called ‘Acast Open’ and is designed for those just starting out and also for those wanting to take the next big step on the podcasting path.
Podcasters will get access to market-leading metrics and the smoothest hosting experience, while exclusive functionality such as automated episode transcription and the Snipper audiogram tool.
The launch of Acast Open follows the recent acquisition of technology company ‘Pippa’, which has now been integrated into the Acast platform.
All Acast Open subscribers — including former Pippa users who have been automatically migrated to the platform — will receive access to Acast’s world-class tech stack, which now includes the slick product suite built by Pippa.
Acast co-founder and CPTO Johan Billgren says Acast Open will provide the ‘foot in the door’ to help launch podcasters onto the market.
“Acast is the only truly global, end-to-end podcast platform that can take creators from bedroom heroes to worldwide success stories.
Now we’re putting the same tools we’ve built for the world’s biggest and best podcasts and publishers into the hands of every podcaster on the planet.”
“With Acast Open we’re combining the simplest, smartest way to host and share your show with the might of the world’s biggest podcast company.”
There’s an added bonus to Acast Open. Those determined as having a large and sponsorable listenership may be invited to be monetised alongside Acast’s most successful shows — including My Dad Wrote a Porno and The Osher Gunsberg Podcast and podcasts from publishers like the BBC, the Guardian, The Economist and Seven West Media.
Acast Open is available in English and French at launch, with more languages to follow.