SiriusXM has acquired Team Coco, including the critically acclaimed podcast Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend and the Conan O’Brien-led podcast network and digital media business. The transaction also brings to SiriusXM Team Coco’s staff, who will continue to produce the network’s slate of popular podcasts, as well as collaborate on content for SiriusXM.
As part of the deal, Conan has entered into a five-year talent agreement with SiriusXM, under which he will remain host of his namesake podcast, which will continue to be available widely, and will also collaborate with SiriusXM to create and executive produce a new full-time, original Team Coco comedy channel for SiriusXM subscribers. The agreement also includes distribution of select video from Conan’s podcast as well as from the archives of his long-running late night show on TBS, live events, and merchandise from the Team Coco brands.
“When I started in television my ultimate goal was to work my way up to radio,” said Conan O’Brien. “This new deal with SiriusXM builds on the great relationship that began several years ago with a team that is the standout in their field.”
Team Coco podcasts will continue to be available on Stitcher, the SXM App, Pandora, and major podcast listening platforms.
About Team Coco
Built on the spirit of Conan O’Brien’s brand of smart and silly comedy, Team Coco is a fan-centric multi-platform media company driven by O’Brien and a carefully curated network of other top talent that spans across digital and branded content, live events, merchandise and expertly produced comedy specials. Team Coco Podcasts currently produces ten unscripted podcasts: Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, The Three Questions with Andy Richter, Literally! with Rob Lowe, Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast, Scam Goddess, Good Game Nice Try, Why Won’t You Date Me with Nicole Byer, May I Elaborate? Sound Wisdom from J.B. Smoove, Parks and Recollection and The Juice, all of which have been downloaded more than 418 million times to-date. Team Coco Podcasts has also produced two scripted podcasts in co-production with Luminary: Frontier Tween and SMARTR as well as A Total Switch Show and Self Center in co-production with Audible.
Since its inception over a decade ago, Team Coco has garnered more than 1 billion annual video views across YouTube and Facebook, averages 180 million annual podcast downloads, and now reaches 17 million fans across social media. Team Coco’s flagship podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, which was developed with Stitcher’s Earwolf, ranks as one of the top five most searched-for podcasts, and recently won two Webby Awards. By becoming a part of SiriusXM, the leading home of comedy in audio entertainment, Team Coco gains the promotional power of the SiriusXM, Pandora and Stitcher listening platforms – amplifying the network’s voices and extending the Team Coco brand to new audiences.
More SiriusXM Comedy Channels
Team Coco joins an already robust and industry-leading comedy lineup at SiriusXM, the exclusive audio home for top comics and brands, which includes channels such as Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio, Netflix is a Joke Radio, and Comedy Central Radio, as well as Stitcher’s Earwolf network and their collection of award-winning and critically-acclaimed shows How Did This Get Made?, Office Ladies, Storytime with Seth Rogen, and more.
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