Pocket Casts and Castro Podcasts removed from Apple’s China store – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Before June each year, content and media platforms in China anxiously anticipate a new round of censorship as the government tightens access to information in the lead-up to the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. This year, Chinese users lost access to two podcast apps — Pocket Casts and Castro Podcasts. Neither app is…

Tencent Music bets on China’s crowded podcasting space – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Listeners of podcasts, audiobooks and other audio shows are estimated to number 542 million in China this year, according to a third-party survey by marketing firm iiMedia. It’s a healthy jump from the 489 million users recorded in 2019, and it no doubt has attracted new players to the game. That includes Tencent Music…