We are living in a day where everything is required to be very quick and immediate and reaching the consumers has become the number one priority, and no one can take any chances in lagging behind on the market; thus the first person to hit the market with quality content is the winner. To hit the market in an analog format is very difficult and to reach all the different countries makes it difficult.
In the early 21st century with the devices like iPod by apple, it made it very easy for people to carry a huge collection of audio and video files everywhere on a tiny device.
In order for the content to be available to everybody to download and listen to or watch all the file were put online, and they were available for download online. The word podcast came into existence with two different words being combined which are the word iPod and the word broadcast being combined to create the word podcast.
But even before the word podcast came into existence, it was already on practice to upload audio files in order for the listeners to download the audio files and listen to them. On the October of 2003, the weekly show called the backstage pass started to upload their aired files on to their website. This was the starter of the podcasting trend it was carried on further channels like the BBC, CBC radio one, public radio these were the followers of the method of podcasting.
It slowly began to develop apace among the artists of the musical industry in order for them to reach their audience quickly. Today we are living in a time were convenience is given much importance and many people don’t like carry around a lot of things and make the burden even much thus everyone rely on the usage of the podcasts.
Seeing the popularity of the audio files being downloaded even the video files are being made available online for download. With the rise of new technological gadgets like mobile phone, tablet and wearable gadgets nobody is dependent on CD’s or digital video disks for viewing content, all one has to do is to download any particular file of their choice and then start to view it and they would not have even to wait for the file to be played in a theater (in the case of a movie).
Integration of other fields into the podcast technology:
Though podcast was first started for the purpose of dispensing entertainment content it has extended its coasts to other fields like politics and education, thus through this everyone can enjoy the benefits of a podcast .
Podcast is free for all the users except for the Apple iTunes users; thus everyone can get access to quality content free of cost.