Content Setup

Our Review Process

Before they’re available on the  Podcast Channel, all new channels, shows, and subscriptions are reviewed to ensure they comply with our content guidelines.

 

We’ll send you an email when the status of your podcast is updated.

 

You can also monitor the status in Podcast Channel Panel (coming soon).

Approved podcasts, channels, and subscriptions

If your content is approved, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a link to it in the Podcast Channel. Podcasts, channels, and subscriptions are reviewed separately, so it’s possible for a podcast to be available online at PodcastChannel.com while the associated channel is still in review. Similarly, a channel might be available on the Podcast Channel while the subscription is still in review. In this case, the channel and any shows or episodes which you’ve made available to anyone will be on Podcast Channel, but subscription promotions and episodes containing subscriber audio will not.

Rejected podcasts

To avoid issues with the review process, be sure to follow our content guidelines and artwork requirements (coming soon). If your show isn’t approved, you can correct the issue and resubmit your podcast in Podcast Channel Connect. 

A podcast can be removed at any time. Generally if a show was previously available on Podcast Channel and then removed, it’s in response to a complaint or a technical issue. The sooner the issue is addressed, the sooner the show will be back on the Podcast Channel.

Resubmit a show for review (coming soon)

  1. In the Podcast Channel show management panel, click the show you want to resubmit.

    • For RSS feed shows, make any required changes to your RSS feed directly. Your hosting provider should be able to assist you with this process.

    • For shows created in Podcast Channel Connect, make any required changes to artwork, metadata, or audio files.

  2. Click Submit for Review.

If your show is part of an approved channel, the channel (and any approved subscriptions) will continue to be available on Podcast Channel as long as there are other shows in the channel. If your channel contains only one show, and the show is removed for an issue, the channel and its subscriptions will also be removed from Podcast Channel.

Rejected channels and subscriptions

Like shows, channels and subscriptions are also subject to content guidelines and artwork requirements. If your channel isn’t approved, you can correct the issue and resubmit your podcast in Podcast Channel Connect. 

Take note: Channels and subscriptions can be removed at any time.

Generally if a channel or subscription was previously available on the Podcast Channel & then removed, it’s in response to a customer complaint and a violation of our content guidelines.

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HOST NOTES:

Manage Your Podcast

Statuses indicators in the Podcasts Channel

The status indicates immediately whether your show, episode, channel, or subscription needs attention.  Please note our application and web pages are still in development and many of the proposed features may change and are not functioning yet at this juncture.

Podcast Channel content guidelines

Podcasting is an extraordinary medium that allows people to share information, perspectives, stories, and ideas with listeners around the world. With the Podcast Channel in launch phase our guiding principle is simple: we want to provide a delightful, trusted experience for new listeners, and rewarding opportunities for creators to successfully present their podcasts, distribute & monetize their shows. Click to learn more about the Podcast Channel's content guidelines

Apply to have your podcast on our channel

Interested in having your show featured during the early phase of the Podcast Channel launch?  We are looking for great podcasts with great content that will drive traffic back to the channel where we all can benefit from shared audiences.  To do that, we are currently reviewing shows that stand out and welcome your contribution.  Selection is made at this stage by invitation only however, we are happy to review your application (coming soon) test listeners and program staff will listen to your podcast (or read your proposal) as part of the submission process.

The following will apply (specs coming soon)

  • Meets our technical requirements

  • Meets our content guidelines

  • Contains the required tags

  • Includes show cover art and episode media files

  • If you’re submitting your show via an RSS feed URL, validation is strictly a technical evaluation which ensures your RSS feed: 

We are actively looking for new potential podcast hosts and original shows we can help develop

Please read our review process below:

Our Review Process

Before they’re available on the  Podcast Channel, all new channelsshows, and subscriptions are reviewed to ensure they comply with our content guidelines.

 

We’ll send you an email when the status of your podcast is updated.

 

You can also monitor the status in Podcast Channel Panel (coming soon).

Approved podcasts, channels, and subscriptions

If your content is approved, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a link to it in the Podcast Channel. Podcasts, channels, and subscriptions are reviewed separately, so it’s possible for a podcast to be available online at PodcastChannel.com while the associated channel is still in review. Similarly, a channel might be available on the Podcast Channel while the subscription is still in review.   You can read more about our Review Process here.

We look forward to working with you in any capacity that supports the successful launch of the PODCAST CHANNEL.  It is an exciting time to participate in this early development phase.  Thank you!