Podcast platform HT Smartcast’s ‘HT Daily News Wrap’ is a news brief show where an AI-based simulation provides short capsules of the latest news. The female voice brings to you news from the world of politics, sports, business and entertainment, every day at 8 am and 6 pm.
Ramesh Menon, Chief Business Officer, HT Media, said, “Innovation is in our DNA. We believe we must keep on trying new things because the only way to grow is to try. We started AI-powered news as an experiment but we continued because we got good feedback from our listeners on our news wraps— both English and Hindi.”
HT Smartcast encompasses specially curated podcasts across HT Media’s businesses such as livemint, Hindustan Times, livehindustan, Fever FM, Radio Nasha, Radio One and Health Shots. HT Smartcast produces podcasts covering a variety of genres like politics, news, entertainment, mythology, lifestyle etc.
By combining the energy of Fever FM and Hindustan Times, HT Smartcast allows listeners to delve deep into topics and understand them without having to set aside time to read or watch a video. The audio content offered by HT Smartcast is comprehensive and short, a perfect companion for your daily commutes and busy routines. It is the publisher of over 120 shows across 40+ genres with over six million listens.
Overtime, HT Smartcast has adopted newer forms of technology, and has constantly aimed at improving its content quality to help stay relevant.
HT Smartcast has simultaneously invested in producing an array of fresh content called HT Smartcast Originals. A Spy in China is a fictional audiobook, an episodic political thriller, written by Yamini Pustake Bhalerao and published by Juggernaut Books. It is based on the recent tension between India and China. Tech Time Traveller is another original series that dives deep into the future of technology including interesting topics like keeping your smart devices powered.
The Great Indian Pod-map is another unique take on podcasts by HT Smartcast, which highlights every essential bit behind podcasts and podcasting. The host of the show is Deepti Ahuja, who is also the podcast producer at HT Smartcast.
All HT Smartcast productions can be found on major streaming platforms like Spotify, JioSaavn, Gaana, Audioboom, Hubhopper and more. One can also find all content on the HT Smartcast Official Website.