LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PodcastOne, a leading podcast platform and a subsidiary of LiveOne (NASDAQ: LVO), announced today that it has added to its top rated slate of True Crime genre podcasts with the addition of True Crime All the Time Unsolved and This is MONSTERS, along with their entire library of podcast episodes. PodcastOne will spearhead the production, sales, distribution and marketing for both shows which are now available on the PodcastOne platform, Apple, Spotify, Amazon and wherever podcasts are heard.
Created by Ohio-based bankers Mike Ferguson and Mike Gibson in January of 2017, True Crime All the Time Unsolved is a weekly series that guides listeners through the most interesting unsolved true crime stories to ever happen. This is a true crime podcast that spares none of the details in telling the stories of the victims, the facts surrounding the cases, and looking at all possible suspects. The hosts don't take themselves too seriously but they do take true crime very seriously. Infamous crimes and criminals from The Chicago Strangler to the tragic disappearance of 11 year old Gannon Stauch are some of the unsolved crimes spanning decades that are meticulously researched and presented to the audience.
This is MONSTERS began as a pandemic project YouTube show from Washington state based construction worker Jiles whose interest in some of the gnarliest crimes in history sparked an idea to share that fascination with a worldwide audience resulting in a show, and now podcast, that is heard by millions around the globe. This is MONSTERS tells the stories of some of the worst people to ever walk the planet and each season will focus on a new theme and the handpicked stories within that theme will make your blood run cold. Child killers, torturers, and family annihilators are just a few of the themes lined up.
"With the addition of True Crime All the Time Unsolved and This is MONSTERS PodcastOne continues to build on the compelling and original true crime genre. Our growth strategy demonstrates our expert knowledge of what drives podcast download numbers and advertiser generated revenue and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome these shows to our network," said Kit Gray, President of PodcastOne.
PodcastOne's existing True Crime programming includes top rated podcasts such as Bad Bad Thing from award winning journalist and documentarian Barbara Schroeder, A&E's Cold Case Files based on the iconic and Emmy nominated television program, Killer Genes from Emmy nominated investigative journalists Melissa McCarty and Kelly McLear, Reelz TV's Autopsy, Court Junkie, Underworld, Final Days on Earth and WTOP's American Nightmare.
About PodcastOne 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 Media in 2020, the two entities have subsequently teamed to create a new video podcast (Vodcast) network under the LiveOne umbrella. Amassing more than 2.38 billion downloads per year with 300+ episodes distributed per week across a stable of hundreds of top podcast programs, including influencer talent 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 true crime shows including Bad Bad Thing, Court Junkie, A&E's Cold Case Files, American Nightmare, First Degree 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 a global talent-first, interactive music, sports, and entertainment subscription platform delivering premium content and livestreams from the world's top artists. The Company has streamed over 1,800 artists since January 2020, a library featuring close to 30 million songs, 500 expertly curated radio stations, 235 podcasts/vodcasts, hundreds of pay-per-views, personalized merchandise, an NFT business, and has created a valuable connection between brands, fans, and bands. The Company's other major wholly-owned subsidiaries are LiveXLive, PPVOne, Slacker Radio, React Presents, Custom Personalization Solutions, and PodcastOne which generates more than 2.38 billion downloads per year and 300+ episodes distributed per week across a stable of hundreds of top podcasts. The combination of acquisitions and the expansion of products and franchises have secured LiveOne as a top-rated 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, TikTok, and Twitter at @livexlive.
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