PodcastOne (PODC) Partners With Rask AI to Launch Bad Bad Thing in Spanish
Rask AI Tool Provides Global Access to Translate Podcasts in More Than 100 Languages With Voice Cloning in Over 20 Languages
LOS ANGELES, CA, Oct. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire – PodcastOne (NASDAQ: PODC), a leading podcast platform and a subsidiary of LiveOne (NASDAQ: LVO), announced today that it will initiate Spanish language translations for its library of podcasts using Artificial Intelligence company Rask AI, a leading AI video localization & dubbing tool. The first show set for translation through Rask AI is the Emmy Award-winning journalist Barbara Schroeder’s debut podcast, Bad Bad Thing.
“With the stratospheric rise of Hispanic listenership in podcasting, PodcastOne endeavors to make our programming accessible to Spanish-speaking audiences worldwide. Our translation of Bad Bad Thing through the use of Rask AI opens the door for additional language releases across multiple shows in the near future,” said Kit Gray, President and Co-Founder of PodcastOne.
PodcastOne is working closely with Bad Bad Thing host and creator Schroeder to ensure that the AI translation of the podcast accurately aligns with the original English language version’s storytelling. “Since every storyteller needs an audience, the fact that new technology now exists to create a bigger audience is a great development in the podcast world. I’m excited that Bad Bad Thing will be the first one translated for PodcastOne – and that we now can reach previously unattainable listeners by bridging the language barrier in order to share amazing stories,” said Schroeder.
“We’re excited to be a part of this new venture and even more excited that Spanish-speaking listeners will now have the opportunity to listen to the first season of the Bad Bad Thing podcast in their own language. Thanks to Rask’s voice cloning feature, the original voice nuances are as good as in English, and we’re looking forward to more language diversity in the future as listeners from different regions can enjoy the incredible stories PodcastOne brings them,” said Maria Chmir, Rask AI’s CEO.
Digital audio consumption amongst Hispanics is on the rise, though Hispanics only account for 24% of content creators. Bad Bad Thing season one translation through Rask AI will enable PodcastOne to meet the surge in Spanish language content-seeking listeners worldwide. Rask AI’s list of corporate clients includes Universal Music Group and worldwide advertising companies Leo Burnett and Publicis.
PodcastOne’s full roster of top ranked podcasts includes programming across tops genres such as news, comedy, true crime and society and culture and including shows such as I’ve Had It, Baby Mamas No Drama, The Adam Carolla Show, The Schaub Show, True Crime All The Time, The Prosecutors, Court Junkie, Cold Case Files, I Survived, Trust Me, Crime Salad, and Murder Made Me Famous. PodcastOne shows are available through PodcastOne, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart, Amazon and wherever podcasts are heard.
PodcastOne (Nasdaq: PODC) is a Los Angeles based podcast network founded in 2012 by Kit Gray and Norm Pattiz providing creators and advertisers with a full 360-degree solution in sales, marketing, public relations, production, and distribution delivering over 2.1 billion downloads per year with a community of 250 of the top podcasters, including Adam Carolla, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Jordan Harbinger, LadyGang, I’ve Had It, and A&E’s Cold Case Files. PodcastOne has built a distribution network reaching over 1 billion listeners a month across all of its own properties, LiveOne (Nasdaq: LVO), Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Samsung and over 150 shows exclusively available in Tesla vehicles. PodcastOne is also the parent company of LaunchpadOne, an innovative self-serve platform developed to launch, host, distribute and monetize independent user-generated podcasts. For more information, visit podcastone.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter at @podcastone.
About LiveOne, Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, LiveOne (Nasdaq: LVO) is an award-winning, creator-first, music, entertainment, and technology platform focused on delivering premium experiences and content worldwide through memberships and live and virtual events. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries include Slacker Radio, PodcastOne (Nasdaq: PODC), PPVOne, Gramophone Media, Palm Beach Records, CPS, LiveXLive, Drumify and Splitmind. LiveOne is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Spotify, Samsung, Amazon Fire, Android TV, and through STIRR’s OTT applications. For more information, visit liveone.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and Twitter at @liveone.
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