As part of the deal, the says is worth approximately $150 million, O’Brien has signed a five-year deal to continue hosting his podcast. He will also create and produce a comedy channel for Team Coco. In addition, SiriusXM will have the rights to distribute some videos from O’Brien’s podcast along with archive footage from his TBS late night show.
Team Coco’s approximately 50 employees will continue to produce existing shows and work on other SiriusXM content. The network’s other podcasts include Conan O’Brien needs a fan (a spin-off of the flagship show) and Parks and Remembrancea Parks and Recreation Behind-the-scenes show hosted by star Rob Lowe and author Alan Yang. In total, the 10 podcasts were downloaded more than 418 million times.
Don’t worry too much if you’re listening Conan O’Brien needs a friend and other Team Coco shows elsewhere. They will continue to be available on other podcast platforms.
“When I first started in television, my ultimate goal was to work my way up to radio,” said O’Brien. “This new deal with SiriusXM builds on the great relationship that began several years ago with a team that excels in their field.”
SiriusXM has been trying to become a bigger player in podcasting amid stiff competition from companies like . In recent years, the and podcasts such as 99% invisible. SiriusXM also beefed up its original content with exclusive shows from the likes of Marvel. It bought a podcast hosting and analytics platform to.
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