PodcastOne and REELZ Extend Partnership for Fifth Year in a Row, Launch True Crime, Sex, Lies & Murder Series for 40 Episodes
LOS ANGELES, October 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – PodcastOne, a leading podcast platform and subsidiary of LiveOne (NASDAQ: LVO), today announced that it has extended its podcast production partnership with REELZ to launch Sex, lies and murder, the latest True Crime podcast in a series of shows co-produced by the two media companies. The podcast debuts October 27, 2021 to PodcastOne, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Facebook and wherever podcasts are heard.
Sex, lies and murder the podcast episodes feature the real stories of sex crimes that rocked communities. These are the stories of a suburban housewife who becomes a killer. A church pastor who has extramarital sex and then his wife joins the missing loved one. A soccer mom is found dead and the police discover her double life as a midnight escort. Who’s next? And who has something to hide?
“We couldn’t be more excited to continue our long-standing relationship with REELZ through our latest podcast. Sex, lies and murder. Listeners and advertisers know that our REELZ branded programming is at the forefront of your seat content the podcast world craves and we’re excited to deliver, ”said Gray Kit, President of PodcastOne.
To celebrate the extension of the partnership with REELZ, PodcastOne will reissue Autopsy: The last hours of …, a podcast that explores the controversial and mysterious deaths of celebrities and people whose untimely deaths have often been surrounded by elements of shock, scandal and intense media attention. Hosted by the famous medical examiner Dr. Michael hunter, the podcast draws on crucial medical evidence from actual autopsies as interviews with friends, family and experts shed light on the events leading up to the celebrity’s death, with the aim of to put an end to the mystery. Copier killers, similar to its TV version, looks behind headlines of gruesome real-life cases that copy or draw inspiration from memorable crimes seen in Hollywood movies, TV shows and in pop culture. The murder made me famous, hosted by a criminal journalist Steve helling, examines stories of notorious killers like Osama Bin Laden, “Unabomber” Ted kaczynski, and drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
PodcastOne’s existing True Crime lineup includes top rated podcasts such as Bad bad thing by award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Barbara schröder, A&E Cold case files based on the iconic Emmy-nominated television program, Killer genes of investigative journalists nominated for Emmy Awards Melissa McCarty and Kelly mclear, The real crime all the time unsolved is MONSTERS, Court Junkie, Underworld, Last Days on Earth and the OMCP American nightmare.
PodcastOne is a leading advertiser-backed podcast company, providing a 360-degree solution for content creators and advertisers, including content development, branding, and distribution. Acquired by LiveOne in 2020, the two entities then joined forces to create a new network of video podcasts (vodcast) under the aegis of LiveOne. Accumulating over 2.38 billion downloads per year with over 300 episodes distributed per week on a stable of hundreds of leading podcast programs, including influencers 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 real crime shows including Bad Bad Thing, Court Junkie, A&E’s Cold Case Files, American Nightmare, First Degree and more. Its shows are distributed on its own platform as well as on channels owned and operated by LiveOne on mobile, mobile web, desktop and SmartTV. PodcastOne is the parent company of LaunchpadOne, an innovative self-service platform developed to launch, host, distribute and monetize independent user-generated podcasts. PodcastOne is an original idea of the Radio Hall of Famer, Norm Pattiz, also the founder of Network Radio-giant, Westwood One.
About LiveOne, Inc.
Based at Los Angeles, California, LiveOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVO) (the “Company”) is a global interactive music, sports and entertainment subscription platform, offering premium content and live broadcasts from the world’s best artists. The Company has broadcast more than 1,800 artists since January 2020, a library of nearly 30 million songs, 500 expert curated radio stations, 235 podcasts / vodcasts, hundreds of pay-per-views, personalized products, an NFT business, and has created a valuable connection between brands, fans and groups. The other major wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company are LiveXLive, PPVOne, Lazy radio, React present, Gramophone media, personalized customization solutions and PodcastOne which generates more than 2.38 billion downloads per year and more than 300 episodes distributed per week on a stable of hundreds of leading podcasts. The combination of acquisitions and the expansion of products and franchises have made LiveOne a premier music, entertainment and media services company. LiveXLive is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire, and through OTT, STIRR, Sling, and XUMO, in addition to its app, online website, and social channels. For more information visit www.livexlive.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TIC Tac, and Twitter at @livexlive.
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