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Wizzard Presents ‘Sock Tube’ Parody Series

February 10th, 2009

Podcast network Wizzard Media announced that it has signed an agreement with Attention Span Media LLC to distribute the studio’s “Sock Tube Presents” movie parody show. “Sock Tube Presents” is a series of movie parodies starring tube sock puppets. (The current feature is a sock puppet rendition of “Slumdog Millionaire.”) Kara Swisher of the Wall […]

Wizzard Media: 1.2 Billion Podcasts Served

January 22nd, 2009

Podcasting network Wizzard Media announced today that it fielded an unprecedented 1.2 billion podcast download requests, averaging of 3.04 million requests for podcast episodes per day, in 2008. Wizzard is comprised of podcast-hosting services Libsyn, Switchpod and Blast Podcast. The total monthly unique audience size grew by over 100% across the Wizzard Network, from 7 […]

UPDATE: Wizzard Media Player Adds iPhone Audio, Video Support

December 3rd, 2008

Wizzard Media announced today that video embedded on internet websites using the Wizzard Player can now be viewed on the iPhone and iPod Touch. In the past, Apple devices, due to their lack of Flash support, have not been able to access most embedded Web video. When visiting a video website using the iPhone, the […]

Wizzard Posts Rosy Q3 Revenue Results

November 12th, 2008

Pittsburgh-based Wizzard Software announced Monday third-quarter revenues of $1,533,339, a 4% increase over revenues of $1,468,476 during Q3 2007. The company also reported revenues of $4,667,690 during the nine month period ended September 30, 2008, a 29% increase over revenues of $3,622,499 for the same period in 2007. Wizzard provides online publishing tools for podcast […]

Wizzard Launches New Media Player At 2008 New Media Expo

August 15th, 2008

Wizzard Media has officially launched its Wizzard Media Player and is demoing it this week in Las Vegas at the 2008 New Media Expo (NME). The Player lets you embed video imported from an RSS feed on web sites, blogs and social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter. An example of the new media […]

New Media Expo Update: Wizzard Adds TubeMogul Video Distribution

August 14th, 2008

Wizzard Media announced a new feature today that allows publishers to distribute videos through TubeMogul‘s online video distribution and analytics service, now integrated into the Wizzard Media publishing platform. TubeMogul’s service lets you upload a video once and then distribute it automatically to top video sites. TubeMogul says that users of this service have historically […]

Wizzard Revenues Up, Losses Down

August 12th, 2008

Podcast hosting service Wizzard Software has announced its second quarter 2008 financial results. They report that revenues are up, expenses are down and losses are decreasing: Wizzard reports revenues for the second quarter of 2008 of $1,465,874, a 3% increase over revenues of $1,428,097 in the second quarter of 2007 Operating expenses totaled $2,159,433, which […]

Wizzard Explains Why It’s Bullish On Podcasting & RSS

July 18th, 2008

In an unusual letter to its shareholders, podcasting mega service Wizzard Software explains why it’s bullish on the prospects for podcasting: Wizzard has surprised many people by becoming the largest distributor of digital media via RSS (podcasting). While many other companies took the route of launching online video websites and treating RSS distribution as nothing […]

Wizzard Media Archives 118 Million Words For Search

June 30th, 2008

Podcast network Wizzard Media announced today that they have archived over 118 million words using their proprietary “admatch” technology process. Of those, they have identified more than 10,000 words as keywords with potential significance to prospective advertisers. The database of keywords was populated by processing over 800,000 hours of audio and video programming available on […] Moves To LibsynPro 2, Joins Wizzard Media Network

May 15th, 2008

Wizzard Media announced today that, a free audiobook podcast network, is now using LibsynPRO 2.0 podcast hosting and will make their library of shows available on the Wizzard Media Network for advertising opportunities. “Libsyn has always been a valued partner for and one that is always willing to work with us, as our […]