Acast, the world’s leading independent podcast company, has signed up as an official partner to the inaugural Belgian Podcast awards. The awards have been created to highlight the year’s best podcasts – and voting is open to the public right now.
Acast is the only podcast hosting and distribution company to partner with the event, showing its support for podcasting in Belgium and beyond — and making good on its mission to find and champion the world’s next great podcasters.
According to research by the Reuters Institute, 26% of Belgians listen to podcasts every month — and Acast sees great potential in the region. Its partnership with the Belgian Podcast Awards will continue until June 2022.
Awards categories cover everything from Business to Sports, and the shortlist was announced at the end of October. The winners’ ceremony takes place this Thursday, November 25, and will be live streamed across YouTube and Facebook, directly from the Arendsoog TV studios in Gent.
Megan Davies, Managing Director, International, at Acast, said: “It’s important for Acast to support podcasters of all shapes and sizes, in all our markets around the world — and Belgium is no exception. We see great potential in this region, with a number of fantastic creators already emerging, and can’t wait to see what’s next.”
Maarten Bovee, Belgian Podcast Awards founder, said: “Acast is a global podcasting powerhouse, so it’s a huge boost to have them on board — and, with their support, the first ever Belgian Podcast Awards are sure to be a great success.”