How we got here: South Korea may have broken the dam, but it’s been close to cracking for a while. Apple and Google have faced several lawsuits in the US and the EU in recent months. And laws that mirror South Korea’s have recently been proposed in both markets, too.
Google described the legislative process in South Korea as rushed, and Apple said the provisions would undermine parental controls, privacy, and trust—which have been tentpole features of the Apple brand. Both companies are lobbying politicians to block passage in South Korea.
China, Japan, and South Korea have the lowest podcast listener penetration of the markets we forecast. YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts are the top three biggest platforms globally with YouTube performing particularly strong in markets with a smaller native podcast market. Language barriers affect available content.
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