iVoox: The unstoppable growth of podcasting in Catalan
iVoox announces the adaptation of its app in Catalan due to the great demand of users for content in this language.
Given the increase in production and demand for audio in Catalan, the leading Catalan podcast platform, iVoox announces the adaptation of its app in this language, which has the largest catalog available, with a total of more than 8,400 podcasts in Catalan. Among the most popular content are programs such as Crims or La Sotana, which have thousands of followers on the platform, but also newly created shows with great potential such as El nuevo paradigma, by journalist Natza Farré and actress Judit Martín.
Beyond the audios from conventional radio stations, the Catalan language is enjoying a high point in the production of independent podcasts, which have an increasingly large and loyal audience. Because of this proliferation, iVoox, with more than 700,000 episodes available in Catalan, has launched a translated version in this language and has improved content recommendations.
The emergence of the podcast in Catalan
In a sector that is booming, the creation of podcasts in Catalan is not lagging. According to data from the iVoox Observatory, content in Catalan has multiplied x4 in the last 5 years. By 2018, twice as many podcasts were created as in the previous year, and from 2019 to 2020, coinciding with the podcast boom and in a full pandemic, the number doubles again and this booming trend has continued to 2021.
The topics in which creators publish more in this language are art and literature, politics, and society.
iVoox is the leading podcast and radio platform in Spanish. Founded in 2010, it has been helping to develop the podcasting ecosystem in Spain and Latin America for more than 10 years. It is also a pioneer in monetization in the Spanish-speaking podcast world, being the only platform that allows podcasters to generate income and grow their audience at the same time. It has more than 5 million users, more than 70 million episodes available, and more than 60 million listeners per month, with a 4.7 rating in the main application stores. iVoox has the largest catalog in Spanish, with more than 1 million podcasts available in 33 different languages, of which more than 200,000 are in Spanish.
iVoox has a wide range of content that in turn allows monetization for the podcaster. iVoox Originals is the largest catalog of exclusive and free podcasts in Spanish, with nearly 200 shows. It also has iVoox Plus, a subscription service with more than 30,000 exclusive paid episodes. As a platform that has always allowed hosting content, it has some unique historical gems such as Los pasajes de la historia by the great Juan Antonio Cebrián or the Radioteatros by the master Juan José Plans. Also with renowned programs such as Cuarto Milenio by Iker Jiménez, Días Extraños, the podcast of mystery journalist Santiago Camacho or Todo Pasa, the personal podcast of Andreu Buenafuente.