Japan, South Korea, France, Germany, and Italy largely rely on local creators to generate an attractive podcasting ecosystem for the average consumer. These countries have relatively fewer podcast listeners so far. Notably, Spanish is well on the way to becoming the second universal language for podcasting.
On Tuesday, it launched three casual mobile games in Italy, Spain, and Poland, likely aimed at boosting time spent by existing members. What’s next: It’s more than just a solution to a problem: Gaming is also one of the pieces of the puzzle in Netflix’s lofty ambitions to transcend its status as a streaming company and become something of a Disney-esque media empire.
Response rates varied across countries, with UK residents being the least concerned in all cases, and those in Italy and Spain being the most concerned. But at least one-quarter of all respondents said these issues were very important; in Italy and Spain, those shares were over 40%.