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Is Your Podcast Being Blocked?

StopWizard Media, owners of Libsyn, recently put out a press release that they served over 70,000,000 podcast episodes for March. These numbers are certainly encouraging, however there now appears to be a potential downside to all that media emanating from a single source. Shel Holtz posted today that he has found some companies’ IT departments blocking multimedia files from Libsyn.

This is an interesting development. I don’t personally use Libsyn for any of my projects but for podcasters using Libsyn (particularly business oriented podcasters) this is not encouraging. I am curious to see if this is an isolated incident or something that might be a bit bigger. Libsyn is a great service for people starting out in podcasting. An easy setup process and extremely affordable pricing also means they get a bit of everything when it comes to content. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is related to attempt to block certain kinds of content by just blocking all of Libsyn.

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Michael W. Geoghegan is founder and CEO of GigaVox Media, a production, consulting and technology company focused on audio/video new media.

As a pioneer of podcasting, Michael created some of the first corporate podcasts, including efforts by Disney. Michael is also creator of the 2008 James Beard Award winning "GrapeRadio" and "Reel Reviews: Films Worth Watching". He is editor-in-chief of the Podcast Academy™ book series and co-author of Podcast Solutions: The Complete Guide to Podcasting.

Michael speaks frequently on podcasting's impact on new media and its corporate applications and is often quoted by the media including in The New York Times, USA Today, CNN and Wired Magazine.