DiveFilm Podcast Video, produced in association with Wetpixel.com, has been chosen by Apple as one of its “Featured Video Podcasts, TV & Film,” along with other video podcasts including National Geographic Video Shorts and HBO Documentary Films. DiveFilm Podcast Video is the first diving-related podcast to achieve this level of recognition at iTunes.
Prior to the announcement, Apple released an updated version of iTunes to handle its new feature film download service, and revamped the iTunes interface in the process placing more emphasis on its video podcast selections.
The move comes as DiveFilm Podcasts released its latest episode, “Video Lives” by Paul and Kelly Wags. The two are videographers and dive professionals based in Western Australia, and they created “Video Lives” about their region and its diving.
“‘Video Lives’ is a wonderful introduction for a general audience to the ocean, diving and underwater imaging. It’s a great film to have up as the episode that will be seen first by new subscribers who learn about the podcasts through Apple’s promotion,” said DiveFilm producer, Mary Lynn Price.