Podcastone (PODC) Expands Slate Of Original Programming, Acquires Exclusive Rights To Vigilante Podcast, Including IP For TV/ Film


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LOS ANGELES, CA, Nov. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire - PodcastOne (NASDAQ: PODC), a leading podcast platform and a subsidiary of LiveOne (NASDAQ: LVO ), announced today that it has acquired the exclusive sales and distribution rights, as well as certain ownership and IP and derivative rights, to a top true crime podcast, Vigilante. Named“Best True Crime Podcast of 2022” by Vulture and The Boston Globe, Vigilante debuted that same year. Season two of the hit podcast is set for Spring 2024.

Vigilante is an investigative podcast that tells true stories of people who took the law into their own hands - for better, for worse, or somewhere in between. Season One told the story of Tim Miller, a famous search-and-rescuer in Dickinson, Texas, who's helped track down more than 300 missing persons. After 38 years of searching, he became convinced that he had finally solved his own daughter's murder. As season one host of the podcast, journalist Allie Conti (New York Times, Vice) explores the human cost of Tim's singular obsession with the case, from the people he falsely accused, to the girlfriend he put in the crosshairs of a possible serial killer. As Conti prepares to interview the suspect in person, she grapples with whether she might be the latest victim of Tim's vigilantism.

“For decades audiences around the globe have been fascinated with crime fighting citizens in film and television and now Vigilante tells the real life version of those stories and listeners are here for it,” said Kit Gray, President and Co-Founder of PodcastOne.

PodcastOne's full roster of top ranked podcasts includes programming across top genres such as news, comedy, true crime and society and culture, including shows such as Bad Bad Thing, The Opportunist, True Crime All The Time Unsolved, The Prosecutors, Court Junkie, Cold Case Files, I Survived, I've Had It, Baby Mamas No Drama, The Adam Carolla Show, and The Schaub Show. PodcastOne shows are available through PodcastOne , Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart, Amazon and wherever podcasts are heard.

About PodcastOne
PodcastOne (Nasdaq: PODC) is a Los Angeles based podcast network founded in 2012 by Kit Gray and Norm Pattiz providing creators and advertisers with a full 360-degree solution in sales, marketing, public relations, production, and distribution delivering over 2.1 billion downloads per year with a community of 250 of the top podcasters, including Adam Carolla, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Jordan Harbinger, LadyGang, I've Had It, and A&E's Cold Case Files. PodcastOne has built a distribution network reaching over 1 billion listeners a month across all of its own properties, LiveOne (Nasdaq: LVO ), Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Samsung and over 150 shows exclusively available in Tesla vehicles. PodcastOne is also the parent company of LaunchpadOne , an innovative self-serve platform developed to launch, host, distribute and monetize independent user-generated podcasts. For more information, visit PodcastOne and follow us on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter at @podcastone .

About LiveOne, Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, LiveOne (Nasdaq: LVO ) 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, PodcastOne (Nasdaq: PODC ), PPVOne, Palm Beach Records, CPS, LiveXLive, Drumify and Splitmind. LiveOne is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Spotify, Samsung, Amazon Fire, Android TV, and through STIRR's OTT applications. For more information, visit liveone and follow us on Facebook , Instagram , TikTok , YouTube and Twitter at @liveone .

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