LIVEONE EXPANDS PODCASTONE CONTENT INTO TESLA VEHICLES AND ON ANDROID AUTOMOTIVE APP
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LiveOne (Nasdaq: LVO), a creator-first, music, entertainment and technology platform focused on delivering premium experiences and content worldwide through membership, subscriptions, and live and virtual events, announced today that several hit podcasts from its subsidiary, PodcastOne, are now available across Tesla cars via LiveOne’s LiveXLive streaming platform.
Fan-favorite series Carolla Classics with Adam Carolla, The Jordan Harbinger Show, Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe, LadyGang and many more will now be readily available in the “Podcast” section for Tesla-driving fans on the go, adding even more great content for LiveXLive users on mobile and browser.
This news underscores LiveOne’s commitment to provide premium content to its members. The podcasts currently featured across Tesla cars via the LiveXLive streaming platform include:
Carolla Classics with Adam Carolla
The Jordan Harbinger Show
Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe
LadyGang with Keltie Knight, Jac Vanek, and Becca Tobin
Hollywood Wayz with Doug Ellin
Cold Case Files with Brooke Gittings
Court Junkie with Jillian Jalali
Uncut with Jay Cutler
True Crime All the Time with Mike Ferguson and Mike Gibson
Nappy Boy Radio with T-Pain
Melissa Gorga On Display
Heather Dubrow’s World
Additional PodcastOne podcasts will be added.
“We are excited to expand our exclusive podcast content into Tesla and within the Android automotive app,” said Robert Ellin, Chairman and CEO of LiveOne. “Audiences can now engage and discover our hit franchises in their cars, home and everywhere in between.”
“As someone who has grown to love the podcast medium, and who has a Tesla, it’s great that our podcast is easily discoverable in cars,” said Doug Ellin, Host of Hollywood Wayz, Victory The Podcast and Emmy Award-winning creator of Entourage. “I am thrilled that we are able to expand to new audiences and provide our advertisers with another channel.”
This news follows the recent announcement of the launch of the LiveXLive app across vehicles using Android Automotive platform. Android Automotive continues to see wide adoption from virtually all the major automotive OEMs, including Ford, GMC, Dodge, Chrysler, Volvo, Polestar, Ford, Lincoln, Chevrolet, Nissan, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, and others.
PodcastOne is a leading advertiser-supported podcast company, offering a 360-degree solution for both content creators and advertisers, including content development, brand integration and distribution. Acquired by LiveOne in 2020, the two entities have subsequently teamed to create a new video podcast (Vodcast) network under the LiveOne umbrella. Amassing more than 2.48 billion downloads per year with 300+ episodes distributed per week across a stable of hundreds of top podcast programs, including influencer talent like Adam Carolla, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Steve Austin, Armando “Pitbull” Perez, Jordan Harbinger, Heather Dubrow, The LadyGang, Dr. Drew, Jay Cutler, Brett Favre, Robert Horry and top-rated true crime shows including Bad Bad Thing, True Crime All the Time Unsolved, This is MONSTERS, Court Junkie, A&E’s Cold Case Files, American Nightmare and more. Its shows are distributed across its own platform as well as LiveOne’s owned-and-operated channels on mobile, mobile web, desktop and SmartTV’s. PodcastOne is the parent company of LaunchpadOne, an innovative self-serve platform developed to launch, host, distribute and monetize independent user-generated podcasts. PodcastOne is the brainchild of Radio Hall of Famer, Norm Pattiz, also the founder of Network Radio-giant, Westwood One.
About LiveOne, Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, LiveOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVO) (the “Company”) is a creator-first, music, entertainment and technology platform focused on delivering premium experiences and content worldwide through memberships, subscriptions and live and virtual events. As of January 2022, the Company has accrued a paid subscriber base of over 1.35** million, streamed over 2,900 artists, has a library of 30 million songs, 600 curated radio stations, 268 podcasts/vodcasts, hundreds of pay-per-views, personalized merchandise, released music-related NFTs, and has created a valuable connection between fans, brands, and bands. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries include LiveXLive, PPVOne, Slacker Radio, React Presents, Gramophone Media, Palm Beach Records, Custom Personalization Solutions, and PodcastOne, which generates more than 2.48 billion downloads per year and 300+ episodes distributed per week across its stable of top-rated podcasts. LiveXLive is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and through OTT, STIRR, and XUMO. For more information, visit www.livexlive.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
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