The Tennis Podcast Successfully Crowdfunds Weekly And Grand Slam Daily Podcasts for 2017
The Tennis Podcast will produce at least 90 editions of its downloadable tennis radio show in 2017 after listeners pledged more than £15,000 to keep it going.
In a crowdfunding campaign on the Kickstarter platform, the podcast’s owners, creators and presenters – Catherine Whitaker (Eurosport) and David Law (BBC 5 Live) – set out to raise £10,000 to fund the weekly show for a year, and a further £5,000 to add daily shows at Grand Slam tournaments. More than 400 people contributed between £1 and £500 to raise the sum, which currently stands at £15,416.
As a result, 45 editions of the weekly show, and a further 45 daily podcasts at Slams will be produced in 2017.
The Kickstarter campaign will close at 12.30pm UK time on Saturday. To back the show before then: https://goo.gl/NLHqvq
Eurosport Joins Forces With The Tennis Podcast
The Tennis Podcast has joined forces with Eurosport, the television broadcaster with exclusive Australian Open rights in the U.K, to produce its daily podcasts during the first major tournament of the year.
Eurosport’s online and social media channels will promote the Australian Open podcasts each day, and Eurosport commentators and pundits will make cameo appearances.
The Tennis Podcast will promote Eurosport in the podcasts and on its artwork, as well as over its social media channels, and run competitions for access codes to the Eurosport player.
Simon Downing, Head Of Eurosport UK and Ireland, said: ‘The Tennis Podcast is a high-quality audio show with a loyal, established audience and we are delighted to partner with them during the Australian Open, for which we have exclusive television rights in the UK.’
Telegraph Sport Extends and Expands Tennis Podcast Partnership
Telegraph Sport will also continue as a partner of The Tennis Podcast in 2017, with more promotion of the show than ever before.
The partnership began in June 2015 and has continued since, with Telegraph Sport running a story on its website about each show.
In 2017, Telegraph Sport will increase its social media coverage of the podcast and create a permanent position for listeners to access the show on the Telegraph’s tennis home-page.
Telegraph Sport writers will join the show during Wimbledon, and Tennis Correspondent Simon Briggs is a regular contributor.
Adam Sills, Telegraph Sport Head of Media, said: “We first partnered with The Tennis Podcast nearly two years ago and it is an association we are delighted to continue. David Law and Catherine Whitaker are both excellent, experienced broadcasters who take listeners behind the scenes of the tennis world, entertaining and informing at the same time, and creating talking points that our online users enjoy engaging with.”
Australian Open preview podcast
The draws for the Australian Open have been made and Catherine Whitaker and David Law were joined by the Telegraph’s Tennis Correspondent Simon Briggs to talk it over and make their predictions for the fortnight.
How to listen:
Android (paste into a podcast app) – http://rss.acast.com/thetennispodcast