PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wizzard Media (NYSE Amex: WZE), the world’s largest podcast network, announced today that it has launched the private beta version of OnPublish, the first tier of its previously announced Facebook integration. OnPublish will be included in the libsyn.com publishing platform in November, and in addition to Facebook it also includes Twitter support.
OnPublish gives podcast producers the ability to publish audio and video shows ready for immediate playback directly to Facebook and Twitter from within the libsyn.com platform.
“The ability to publish to the two largest social networks directly from within our publishing platform is a very powerful component that we believe has the potential to help producers greatly expand their unique audience count,” says Laurie Sims, President, Wizzard Media. “OnPublish uses Facebook’s proprietary audio and video players to play podcasts and the new system is working as expected. With this new feature alone we believe we can increase our unique audience numbers by 50% over the next two years and grow our subscription revenues substantially as people spend more time consuming media on Facebook.”
In its effort to build the first ever subscription based podcast network Wizzard plans to incorporate the same subscription based revenue generating features via the well-established Facebook Credit System that is currently used by many of the top games like Farmville and Cityville. When using Facebook Credits, one U.S. dollar equals 10 Facebook Credits, which can be purchased online or earned through several services on Facebook.
The libsyn.com OnPublish Beta Program, initially announced September 21st, is an invite-only program for current libsyn.com client producers. Wizzard plans to open the beta program to more producers based on initial feedback and expects OnPublish to be available to all libsyn.com producers in November.
About Wizzard Media:
Wizzard Media provides podcast publishers with distribution and monetization services. Our clients include Microsoft, National Geographic, Harvard Business Review, NPR and more than 13,000 others who use Wizzard Media products to measure their podcast audience, deliver popular audio and video entertainment and monetize their content through advertising and App sales and subscriptions. In 2010, the Wizzard Media Network received over 1.64 billion podcast requests from approximately 50 million people worldwide through iPods, iPhones, iPads, iTunes, Androids, Blackberrys, Windows Phone, Zunes and many other devices and destinations. We are part of a publicly held, Pittsburgh based company with thousands of shareholders and a world-class team. Visit us on the web at www.wizzardsoftware.com/media , email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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