SiriusXM has acquired Staff Coco, together with the critically acclaimed podcast Conan O’Brien Wants a Good friend and the Conan O’Brien-led podcast community and digital media enterprise. The transaction additionally brings to SiriusXM Staff Coco’s workers, who will proceed to provide the community’s slate of well-liked podcasts, in addition to collaborate on content material for SiriusXM.
As a part of the deal, Conan has entered right into a five-year expertise settlement with SiriusXM, underneath which he’ll stay host of his namesake podcast, which is able to proceed to be obtainable extensively, and also will collaborate with SiriusXM to create and government produce a brand new full-time, unique Staff Coco comedy channel for SiriusXM subscribers. The settlement additionally contains distribution of choose video from Conan’s podcast in addition to from the archives of his long-running late evening present on TBS, dwell occasions, and merchandise from the Staff Coco manufacturers.
“Once I began in tv my final objective was to work my approach as much as radio,” mentioned Conan O’Brien. “This new cope with SiriusXM builds on the nice relationship that started a number of years in the past with a group that’s the standout of their area.”
Staff Coco podcasts will proceed to be obtainable on Stitcher, the SXM App, Pandora, and main podcast listening platforms.
About Staff Coco
Constructed on the spirit of Conan O’Brien’s model of sensible and foolish comedy, Staff Coco is a fan-centric multi-platform media firm pushed by O’Brien and a fastidiously curated community of different prime expertise that spans throughout digital and branded content material, dwell occasions, merchandise and expertly produced comedy specials. Staff Coco Podcasts at the moment produces ten unscripted podcasts: Conan O’Brien Wants A Good friend, The Three Questions with Andy Richter, Actually! with Rob Lowe, Inside Conan: An Necessary Hollywood Podcast, Rip-off Goddess, Good Recreation Good Attempt, Why Received’t You Date Me with Nicole Byer, Could I Elaborate? Sound Knowledge from J.B. Smoove, Parks and Recollection and The Juice, all of which have been downloaded greater than 418 million occasions to-date. Staff Coco Podcasts has additionally produced two scripted podcasts in co-production with Luminary: Frontier Tween and SMARTR in addition to A Complete Change Present and Self Middle in co-production with Audible.
Since its inception over a decade in the past, Staff Coco has garnered greater than 1 billion annual video views throughout YouTube and Fb, averages 180 million annual podcast downloads, and now reaches 17 million followers throughout social media. Staff Coco’s flagship podcast, Conan O’Brien Wants a Good friend, which was developed with Stitcher’s Earwolf, ranks as one of many prime 5 most searched-for podcasts, and not too long ago received two Webby Awards. By turning into part of SiriusXM, the main house of comedy in audio leisure, Staff Coco positive factors the promotional energy of the SiriusXM, Pandora and Stitcher listening platforms – amplifying the community’s voices and increasing the Staff Coco model to new audiences.
Extra SiriusXM Comedy Channels
Staff Coco joins an already strong and industry-leading comedy lineup at SiriusXM, the unique audio house for prime comics and types, which incorporates channels resembling Kevin Hart’s Snigger Out Loud Radio, Netflix is a Joke Radio, and Comedy Central Radio, in addition to Stitcher’s Earwolf community and their assortment of award-winning and critically-acclaimed reveals How Did This Get Made?, Workplace Women, Storytime with Seth Rogen, and extra.