Wizzard Software (WZE) is the industry's leading podcasting network, the Company announced 3rd Quarter 2009 network numbers of 12,281 podcast shows, 900,000 episodes, downloaded 332 million times by over 18 million unique monthly audience members. Wizzard provides publishing and distribution services to podcasters as well as monetization services.
Podcasts are a means for independent and professional content creators to publish audio and video shows for the world to enjoy over the Internet or on mp3 players, such as the Apple iPod, iPhone and the Microsoft Zune. Podcasting is a relatively new phenomenon, but Wizzard Media collectively broadcasts millions of podcast downloads per day through media aggregators like Apple's iTunes and Microsoft's Zune Marketplace. Wizzard broadcasts approximately 4 million podcast downloads each day, 365 days a year.
WZE also provides software products and services for speech recognition and text-to-speech technology in addition to having a healthcare division. It operates in a total of three segments Software, Healthcare, and Media Services.
WZE recently added Ford as a sponsor for shows on the Wizzard Media Network ranging from technology to music to reach consumers and tech aficionados.
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Wizzard broadcasts approximately 4 million podcast downloads each day, 365 days a year.
Announced the launch of 22 new iPhone Apps available for sale in the App store, including an App for the very popular Tiki Bar TV. This brings the total number of Apps on the Wizzard Media Network to 152, with more being uploaded weekly. The price of the new Apps range from $1.99 to $3.99 each.
WZE recently announced the launch of an advertising initiative with Ford promoting Ford SYNC, the communications system that allows seamless integration of media players and cell phones into a car’s audio system.
Analysts project the App market to be a $1 billion market today, headed for $4 billion by 2012. Wizzard’s Management believes the number of people using iPhones and iPod Touches to consume podcasts and interact with Apps will continue to grow well beyond the current 50 million user-base.
WZE ran millions of advertisements across their network.during the holiday season promoting automobiles, satellite television, professional sports teams, DVD rentals, audio books, mortgage lenders and online trading companies, in addition to highly targeted marketing of its newly acquired iPhone Apps.
Announced that QDT network, featuring anchor show Grammar Girl and other popular actionable advice podcasts, has launched its first iPhone App. QDT is using Wizzard Media’s proprietary, integrated publishing solution to produce iPhone Apps for the QDT network of podcast shows.
The Grammar Girl Podcast is produced and hosted by Mignon Fogarty. In addition to be being a New York Times best-selling author, Mignon Fogarty has also been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and has won numerous awards for her podcast series. The Grammar Girl Podcast is one of the most popular podcasts of all time and for over three years has consistently been a top 100 podcast in iTunes, currently ranked 1st in Education and #56 of all podcasts in iTunes.
The MicrobeWorld app was created in partnership with Wizzard Media the world’s largest podcasting network and has been written about by BusinessWeek.
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