Podcast/Live Show Statistics
I’d like to start by saying that TPOK Radio has the highest broadcasting account offered by Spreaker. This affords us unlimited daily sessions (we could stream live 24/7 if we chose to) and unlimited bandwidth. Since we are not streaming 24/7 (doing this won’t create archives of the shows), we do have a 5 hour limit per session. However, we can immediately start up another 5 hours session. This would only be applicable if we were broadcasting live from an event, such as MBE. (When we did MBE, we were streaming over their feed, our recordings were offline).
What this means is we can host the archives for any number of podcasts and have as many live shows as the 24-hour/7-day a week reality allows. Oh, and we would need more producers! A lot more producers. Camille needs to sleep at some point.
Your statistics are important to you. I know they are to me (though I haven’t been checking them as often as I used to). Spreaker has a page that details the analytics they provide for us. Naturally, we have their full package. The screenshots shown below are actual stats from Stereo-Typed.
Some of the stats are available on a per episode basis. I’ll provide a screen cap of those at the end of this post.
Customizable Date Range
Show Plays and Downloads
Plays and Downloads Graph
Spreaker does give a lot of statistics on the plays and listening habits of your audience. All of the reports can be downloaded as a .cvs file.
As a show or podcast host (or more likely, the producer), you will have access to these statistics because you’ll have the login credentials for the TPOK Radio account. You sort of need them in order to broadcast and/or post your files.
As some future date, I will screencast a live broadcast and the different options for direct uploading (an offline file). The console is pretty easy to work out. The most difficult thing (I found) was connecting to Skype (only needs to be done once) and remembering to change my output in my Skype settings when I switch from regular calls and broadcasts/interviews. The Spreaker console can be used to record your podcast interviews, but I prefer to use a Skype add-on (such as Ecamm Call Recorder for Mac) so that I have a backup copy of the discussion with my guest(s) on a separate channel. The only equipment you need to produce a live show is a compatible computer, microphone and headphones. Software requirements: Spreaker Console (and Skype if your guests need to call in remotely).