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Easily integrate Skype calls into your content with the new content creators feature | Skype Blogs

Skype is used worldwide as a tool for bringing callers into a variety of different podcasts, live streams, and TV shows. Today, we made it even simpler to bring your incoming audio and video calls to life with the Skype for content creators feature.

Building off the Skype TX appliance for professional studios, we built the feature directly into the desktop app, so podcasters, vloggers, and live streamers can bring Skype calls directly into their content without the need for expensive equipment, studio setup, or multiple crew members.

From a one-on-one audio call up to a four-person group video—incoming calls are available for you to build your own content by integrating Skype calls.

The feature uses NewTek NDI®. You need an NDI-enabled application or device to use Skype for content creators.

There are a number of NDI-enabled software and appliances to choose from,* including:

  • NewTek TriCaster®
  • Xsplit
  • OBS with NDI plugin
  • Pro presenter
  • Wirecast
  • vMIX
  • Ecamm Live for Mac
  • Ovrstream

You will be able to edit, brand, and distribute your Skype content, which can then be sent to a group of friends, uploaded as a podcast or vlog, or live streamed to an audience of millions using platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and LinkedIn.

Skype for content creators is now available on the latest version of Skype for Windows and Mac. Visit Skype for content creators to learn more. We would love to hear from and see what you have created using this feature; email us at [email protected]

*Third-party applications have not been checked, verified, certified, or otherwise approved or endorsed by Skype. Applications may be subject to the third-party provider’s own terms and privacy policy. Skype does not control and is not responsible for the download, installation, pricing, quality, performance, availability, support, or terms and conditions of purchase of third-party applications.

Podcast Spotlight: The 5 best comic book podcasts available on Windows Phone

Biff! Bam! Boom! Catch up on the world of comic books by listening to these super podcasts that are freely available for your Lumia.

As comic book culture has spread to TV, movies, and even Broadway, super-heroic men in tights have gone mainstream. There is now an abundance of podcasts dedicated to discussing every aspect of comic books, from business to individual characters.

In previous installments of Podcast Spotlight, we’ve made our picks for the best podcasts about comedy, news, technology, business, health and fitness, food and cooking, and cocktails. To conclude this ongoing feature on podcasts available on Lumia, we’re finishing by tackling the world of comic books.

We hope you enjoy our selections—and can’t wait to hear your own suggestions!


Fatman on Batman

Director Kevin Smith and a guest dive into everything Batman in this podcast that’s produced every two weeks. Recent episodes have broadened to touch on other comic book properties, but Kevin’s love for the Dark Knight shines through.

Recent guests include: director Josh Trank talking “Fantastic Four” and Burt Ward (Robin of the “Batman” TV series)

I Sell Comics

This podcast is a weekly comics report hosted by Mike Zapcic and Ming Chen, stars of the AMC series “Comic Book Men.” Their banter spotlights the latest comic book news, super heroes in movies and TV, and the greatest new toys and action figures.

Recent topics include: the new “Preacher” TV series and the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys

Comic Geek Speak

Put together by a group of life-long comic geeks, “Comic Geek Speak” does a deep dive on the current state of comic books—reviewing new issues, discussing the latest news, interviewing creators, and answering lots of trivia.

Recent topics include: the September 2015 catalog of items shipping to stores in November and a recap of the Connecticut Comicon

Word Balloon with John Siuntres

“Word Balloon” is a one-on-one interview show with pop culture creators from the worlds of comic books, TV, films, novels, animation, and video games, but the focus is definitely anchored in the realm of comics and super heroes.

Recent guests include: author/comic writer Brad Meltzer (“Identity Crisis”) and Joe Quesada (Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment)

Comic Book Club

A live weekly talk show about comic books, “Comic Book Club” tends to have snappier patter and better production values than most comic-centric podcasts out there. Regular guests come by to review the comics of the week and discuss the latest news, movies, and toys.

Recent guests include: comedian Langston Belton talks “Ant-Man” and Abraham Riesman (New York Magazine) laments the “Fantastic Four” movie.

How to listen

The built-in Podcasts app on your Windows Phone allows you to search and subscribe to the podcasts on this list. Just swipe to the “Get Podcasts” page to add one to your library.

My personal favorite free podcast app is ChannelWize. It seamlessly finds and updates podcasts, and allows you to create playlists based on your listening preferences. It can even suggest other comic book podcasts that may interest you!