Wizzard To Provide Podcast Content To BlackBerry Users

Aug 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Podcasting Networks

Podcasting network Wizzard Media announced today their selection by Research In Motion (RIM) as a content partner for RIM’s new BlackBerry® Podcasts.

BlackBerry Podcasts is a new app and service that allows BlackBerry® smartphone users to discover episodic audio and video content [that is to say, podcasts] that can be downloaded directly to their smartphone, and played via the BlackBerry media player.

BlackBerry Podcasts users can search the application’s podcast catalog by keyword, category, channel or top downloads, and subscribe [or preview a particular podcast before subscribing]. Downloaded episodes can be stored on a microSD card. BlackBerry Podcasts notifies users when new content from a subscribed channel becomes available.

Wizzard Media is one of the first content providers for BlackBerry Podcasts, providing over 300 shows for the launch of BlackBerry Podcasts.  This includes popular podcasts such as Grammar Girl, Kevin Smith’s The Smodcast, WTF with Marc Maron, The Nerdist, RISK, Dilbert Animated Series, Happy Tree Friends, Hot For Words, Zig Ziglar and many of the other top shows distributed by Wizzard Media.

Rob Walch of Podcast 411 [and an executive with Wizzard] has an exclusive interview with Nick from RIM, which includes links to the submission page for Blackberry Podcasts service and the technical specs for podcasts.

BlackBerry® Podcasts is available today on BlackBerry App World™ to BlackBerry® smartphone users for phones running BlackBerry Device Software v4.6 or higher. BlackBerry® Podcasts comes pre-installed in BlackBerry 6.

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