Launch Announcement: Podcast Title Types
We are happy to announce that as of today, we have fully launched a new title types for Podcast series and Podcast episodes.
From today, there is a new option available within our New Title Form -> https://contribute.imdb.com/updates?update=title for Podcast Series
We have also made changes across all IMDb & IMDbPro web and app experiences to ensure that titles of this type have the correct type displayed, and that podcasts are discoverable via search features. For example:-
Team Deakins Podcast -> https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15516934/
Credits for podcasters are displayed appropriate on their pages e.g. on Roger Deakins page -> https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005683/ you see:-
Podcast Series and episodes are discoverable via our Advance Title Search -> Podcast Series/Podcast Episode (Sorted by Popularity Ascending) - IMDb
We have updated the associated submission guide -> https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/submitting-podcasts-commercials-or-music-videos/G75CJL7UUDSWV7U5#
We had previously announced that we would accept Podcasts in this thread (using the TV series type) -> Policy update: Audio only podcasts can now be listed on IMDb! | IMDb Community Forums (sprinklr.com). As part of this launch, the team has moved all the previously contributed podcasts (under the old policy) over to this new title type.
This change has been soft-launched for a few weeks to allow the team to perform extensive end-to-end testing to ensure any issues were addressed before this announcement. I note, it was spotted in this thread -> New title type - Podcast Series | IMDb Community Forums (sprinklr.com)
We have been assisted in testing by some of our contributors, thank you!
Please do let me know if you have any questions, or spot any issues.