Greetings Fellow Wave Makers, and Welcome to 2021
First off, Happy New Year, and welcome to 2021! I hope today's post finds you all happy, healthy and ready to achieve great things in 2021. As we all know, 2020 was a challenging year, and we were no exception. Our ad networks have struggled somewhat, and led to some delays on the payment processing end of things, but those are close to corrected. We are continually striving to seek additional ad partners to further our ability to offer the best payout ratio out there.
To recap 2020, we had some major expansions in 2020. We added a new 100 terabyte server to the platform that should continue to serve our media hosting needs for all of 2021. We expanded our bandwidth capacity to help server over 116,000 hours of video last year. We've made some significant progress in making sure user related emails are getting out, and are happy to say that as of today, all the major email networks are now delivering the notification emails we send out. That was a long, arduous process that we're sincerely glad to be past.
As for 2021, we have some exciting things coming, starting with today's launch of our new hosting service for podcasters. Today, we are excited to announce the official launch of pods.app. https://www.pods.app. This new service will allow our creators a white-labeled site for their content, and allow them to add some additional content beyond generic content we provide. Additionally, this new service will allow creators to set up their own advertising accounts with ad partners, thus increasing the potential earnings a creator can earn. We're very excite to get this launch done, and look forward to working with our creators to assist them in their own launch.
Additionally, there are some major user experience improvements coming to the site in the next few weeks. We've heard the concerns from our users regarding the overall look and feel of the website, and have addressed these in the 21.1 release. Many technical bugs have been fixed in this release, which should be going to public testing in February. Some major bullet points of the 21.1 version include: fixing the logout issue, fixing the disconnects with large uploads, adding more detail regarding user account and message status, threaded comment conversations and more. You'll be able to see our work at https://test.breach.tv soon.
We're looking forward to what looks to be an incredible year of growth for Breach. We thank you for continuing to bring your content to us and look forward to seeing more soon!