Podcast Network in funding crisis

cameron-reillyTroubled Australian-based The Podcast Network has launched an appeal to its users because it is facing a “funding crisis”.

In a blog posting published this morning, founder Cameron Reilly tells supporters: “I’ve just been hit with a large hosting bill for TPN’s servers and bandwidth and unfortunately I don’t have the funds to cover it this month.”

Reilly is among Australia’s best known podcasters, and his show G’Day World was Australia’s first podcast.

The Podcast Network – which produces nearly 100 shows and claims a global audience of half a million a month – suffered a major blow in December when its Texas-based servers suffered a crash and lost a lot of data. TPN was also previously hit by hackers.

Reilly has always fought to keep the operation independent, funding it himself and running it “on the smell of an oily rag“.

In his appeal to supporters, he says he needs $3,000 for the March hosting bill. At the time of writing, he had raised $637.


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