2020 has been a banner year for podcasting. Sure, total time spent listening to podcasts will be lower this year than in previous years, but major tech brands certainly recognized the opportunity in hosting and promoting quality podcasting content, and made a number of major moves to increase their visibility in the space.
We reviewed a few of these on Wednesday with our analysis of how Spotify can maintain its place atop the podcast world. But, a number of major companies made acquisitions and announcements this year that will position them for the future. Here are some of the biggest deals announced this year and what they means for the future of the industry.