Deal Expands PodcastOne’s Comedy and Sports With Schaub’s Extensive Network and Library Which Includes The Fighter and The Kid, The Schaub Show, and The Golden Hour
Network Has Garnered Over 650 Million Plays, Over 1 Million YouTube Subscribers and 2 Million Social Followers
Since 2011 Over 1400 Network Episodes Have Been Produced
Los Angeles, CA – August 11, 2023 – PodcastOne, a leading podcast platform and a subsidiary of LiveOne (NASDAQ: LVO), announced today that it has obtained the exclusive network distribution and advertising sales rights to comedian Brendan Schaub’s network of podcasts The Schaub Show, The Fighter and The Kid and The Golden Hour.
Launched over a decade ago Schaub’s signature podcast The Fighter and The Kid is a weekly show hosted by the comedian and former professional UFC fighter and co-hosted by actor and comedian, Bryan Callen. Each week, they’re joined in the studio with a guest co-host for an uncut and unedited, and sometimes just ridiculous conversation. Guests have included Bert Kreischer, Jay Mohr, Pauley Shore, and Harlan Williams.
Another of Schaub’s beloved podcasts joining PodcastOne, The Schaub Show, explores the intersection of combat sports and life in and outside the sport. Through the eyes of Schaub, the show is an entertaining mix of truth, comedy, and rawness. Each week he’s joined by some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment like Israel Adesanya, Francis Ngannou, Jake Paul and Suga Sean O’Malley. Episodes showcase weekly insights into mixed martial arts and consist of deep dives with guests during regular Food Truck Diaries, Friday Night Flashbacks, and Calabasas Fight Companion episodes. Formerly known as Below the Belt, The Schaub Show brings you inside the world of professional fighting.
The Golden Hour is a weekly look at all of the most relevant cultural and social topics driving conversations in America. Schaub is joined on each show by a rotating collection of top-tier comedians who stop by to share their thoughts on everything from top trending news and engaging fan submitted videos.
“Brendan Schaub’s passion for creating must-listen podcasts pairs well with PodcastOne and vision for the future of podcasting. His engaging persona resonates well with audiences and advertisers alike and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the PodcastOne family,” said Kit Gray, President of PodcastOne.
The Schaub Show, The Fighter and The Kid and The Golden Hour join a lineup of PodcastOne’s top charting news, comedy, society and culture genre programming including The Adam Carolla Podcast, The Jordan Harbinger Show, and The Dr. Drew Show. PodcastOne’s slate of programming can be heard on PodcastOne, Apple, Spotify, Amazon and wherever podcasts are heard.
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 (NASDAQ: LVO) 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 and television personalities such as Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew Pinsky,Steve Austin, Jordan Harbinger and top-rated true crime shows including Bad Bad Thing, The Prosecutors, True Crime All the Time Unsolved, Court Junkie, A&E’s Cold Case Files and I Survived, 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 an award-winning, creator-first, music, entertainment and technology platform focused on delivering premium experiences and content worldwide through memberships and live and virtual events. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries include Slacker Radio, a membership music streaming service, and PodcastOne, which generates more than 2.3 billion downloads per year, 350+ hours distributed weekly, and 14M+ monthly unique listeners. Nearly all new Tesla EVs sold in the U.S. come with a paid membership to LiveOne’s Slacker Radio (that now includes PodcastOne) which is paid by Tesla. As of July 31, 2023, the Company has accrued a paid and free ad-supported membership base of approximately 3.2 million, including over 2.3 million paid members*. The Company was awarded Best Live Moment by Digiday for its “Social Gloves” PPV Event, and has been a finalist for 8 more awards, including Best Live Event, Best Virtual Event, Best Overall Social Media Excellence, and Best Original Programming from Cynopsis and Digiday. As of February 9, 2023, the Company has streamed over 2,900 artists, has a library of 30 million songs, 600 curated radio stations, over 300 podcasts/vodcasts, hundreds of pay-per-views, personalized merchandise, released music-related NFTs, and created a valuable connection between fans, brands, and bands. The Company’s other wholly-owned subsidiaries include PPVOne, Gramophone Media, Palm Beach Records, Custom Personalization Solutions, and LiveXLive, and the Company’s other majority-owned subsidiaries are Drumify and Splitmind. LiveOne is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and through OTT, STIRR, and XUMO. For more information, visit liveone.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and Twitter at @liveone.