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The Sports Podcast revolution: PodcastOne, sports radio and audio's future
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Former Participant Media CEO Jim Berk Joins Podcast Company

Podcast advertising network PodcastOne has named Mr. Berk as its new CEO. He will report to longtime radio veteran, founder and outgoing CEO Norm Pattiz, who will retain his title of executive chairman.

Last year, Mr. Berk resigned after eight years at the helm of Participant Media.

PodcastOne sells advertising for more than 200 different podcasts, including shows from celebrities like Adam Carolla, Larry King, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Dan Patrick and media companies like Barstool Sports and theCHIVE. The company, which has about 40 employees, said it generated 1.5 billion podcast downloads last year and works with more than 100

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Prince Of Podcasting: Inside Norm Pattiz' Plan To Build The World's Top Podcast Network
Zack O'Malley Greenburg ,  FORBES STAFF, April 13, 2016

Hanging with the front-row celebs isn’t just a perk for Pattiz; it’s the business model of Courtside Entertainment, the Beverly Hills-based parent of his latest venture, PodcastOne. Just as he did with radio syndicator Westwood One, Pattiz believes he can turn his podcasting outfit into a national juggernaut–and revolutionize an industry whose commercial clout still lags its cultural footprint by a stunning margin. A 2014 report by ZenithOptimedia estimated industrywide

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Norm Pattiz's podcasting bet paying off
, USA TODAY 1:35 p.m. EDT September 24, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — After building his Westwood One radio syndication house into a $500 million powerhouse, Norm Pattiz moved on from radio.

Now, he’s turned his building skills to podcasting, where his PodcastOne company produces and distributes programming from the likes of former Los Angeles Laker Shaqueille O’Neal, comedian Adam Carolla, actor Alec Baldwin and former wrestling star Steve Austin. He has a roster of 200 shows and 100 million listens weekly to his fare.

Pattiz recently sold a 30% minority stake of his company to broadcasting veteran Hubbard Radio. Terms weren’t disclosed, but Pattiz has pegged the podcasting market as worth $50 million currently and has said PodcastOne is approaching 50% of the ad business for podcasting.

In a chat with USA TODAY at PodcastOne’s offices here, Pattiz talked about why he sees podcasting as

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LA Business Journal - Radio Turns Ear to On Demand

Radio Turns Ear to On Demand

MEDIA: Podcast One dials up dollars with rise in ads, audience.
By Sandro Monetti
Sunday, August 16, 2015

After making his name and fortune in radio as founder of broadcasting giant Westwood One, Norm Pattiz is now an evangelist for podcasts – and radio broadcasters are starting to convert.

Pattiz sold a 30 percent stake in his podcast hosting company Podcast One to Hubbard Radio earlier this month, just the latest example of an old-media company hopping aboard the new-media train – before they get run over by it.

The radio station owner in St. Paul, Minn., bought the stake for $12 million, according to a source close to the deal, valuing Beverly Hills’ Podcast One at $40 million. That deal came 10 days after another traditional media company, E.W. Scripps, bought Hollywood podcasting network Midroll Media for an undisclosed amount, rumored to be around $40 million.

Pattiz said

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Hubbard Radio Purchases 30% Stake in Podcast Industry Leader PodcastOne

Los Angeles – August 3, 2015 – PodcastOne, the nation’s largest advertiser-supported podcast network, and iconic broadcast company Hubbard Radio, have reached an equity agreement in which Hubbard Radio acquires 30% of the on-demand digital-audio leader, it was announced today by PodcastOne Chairman and CEO Norm Pattiz, and Hubbard Radio Chair and CEO Ginny Morris.

The agreement maintains PodcastOne and parent company Courtside Entertainment Group’s independent control of all operations, as the network continues to expand its collection of more than 200 top-rated programs, delivering more than 400 million monthly impressions for advertisers. The network features many of America’s most popular podcasts, including Adam Carolla, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin, Dan Patrick, Chris Jericho, Penn Jillette, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Shawn and Larry King,Read More
Fortune: 'Serial' Is Small. PodastOne Is Building A Podcasting Empire!

The podcasting network, home to Snooki and Adam Carolla, boasts 120 million monthly downloads.

Serial is the media story of 2014. The podcast series, which investigates a 15-year-old murder case, has averaged 3.1 million listeners each week. More notably, it’s become an Internet phenomenon, with dozens of articles, recaps, conspiracy theories, and parodies. Twitter is obsessed. Reddit is obsessed. There are discussion groups. There are tip jars. There are social media gaffes. It has captured the Internet’s fascination the same way that, before now, only a television show could. The success of Serial, combined with the launch of Gimlet Media, a podcasting startup (producing a podcast show about starting a podcast startup, no less), is enough for the media to declare we are in a podcasting renaissance.

Should the radio industry be scared? Not yet. Terrestrial radio still reaches 92% of Americans,

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Podcasting Is Ready For Its Close-up.

With podcasting a new frontier for radio, new ways to monetize the fledgling medium have emerged that go well beyond direct response ads read by hosts. Ad insertion has entered the ring, along with native advertising.

Targeting podcast ads based on behavioral data and demographics is becoming more prevalent. Using third party providers, CBS Radio, PodcastOne, audioBoom and other podcast players dynamically insert ads. CBS Radio stitches them into Play.it podcasts, whether the listener is streaming on demand or downloading the audio to their device. Here’s how it works: When there’s a call to the server for a specific podcast, it instantaneously sees what ads are available for that podcast or the demographic behavior purchased by the marketer. It then inserts the ads into the file before it’s downloaded or streamed.

“We made the audio on demand business very marketer-friendly,” says CBS Local Digital Media

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Friday At The Worldwide Radio Summit: Music, Talent, Digital, Social, Security

FRIDAY's agenda at the annual WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT at the HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL included looks at audio's new platforms, breaking artists and picking the hits, social media, international radio, air talent, and security.

It Can Happen To You

VALORIANT SAFETY Senior Consultant TOM HUGHES opened the day's proceedings with a talk about security, dealing with issues from getting through airport security to a station's vulnerability to attack, both physically and online. He warned that those who exercise freedom of speech "without limits" can expect "bad guys" to "exercise freedom of action," and advised stations to have an emergency plan and safety training, including escape plans. He pointed out that broadcasters are "valued, and soft, targets," because they can offer a route for publicity and because everyone knows where the stations are. HUGHES, who handles security for MIRANDA LAMBERT, also offered c

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Jacobs Media - Radio's Most Innovative
If you’ve never known otherwise, you may not even think about how much syndicated programming has changed the face of radio programming, personalities, and content delivery.  But in 1976, when Norm Pattizlaunched Westwood One, there weren’t satellite receivers at every station, let alone FTP sites for distributing content.  Syndicated programming wasn’t common like it is today and it surely wasn’t widely recognized as an effective advertising vehicle.  But over the course of his 35 years at Westwood One, Pattiz played a major role in changing the game by growing the popularity of syndicated programming among listeners, while upping its value for advertisers.  Today, it is a staple of the industry.

Norm Pattiz 1Now he is on the front lines again, championing another new method for delivering audio content to consumers:  podcasting.  With PodcastOne, Pattiz has created a place where a star-studded group of hosts create compelling content

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4 Minutes and 93 Seconds with Norm
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Celebrity Podcasts Fuel Second Act for Radio Mogul...
NMX14 Keynote: The Future of Podcasting
Posted by PodcastOne Sales Staff

Leo Laporte (Owner and Chief of TWiT.tv) moderates a discussion on the future of podcasting with Norman Pattiz (Founder of Westwood One and PodcastOne) and Noah Shanock (Founder of Stitcher) during the New Media Expo '14 keynote. The discussion centers on the trends and direction of traditional syndicated radio, on-demand audio and audio podcasting.

Bloomberg Businessweek: Celebrity Podcasts Are Fueling a Second Act
Posted by PodcastOne Sales Staff

Three decades of courtside seats at Los Angeles Lakers games gave Westwood One founder Norm Pattiz not just a front-row view of Kobe Bryant--he's built a Rolodex of Hollywood's top names. Now Pattiz is getting his celebrity pals to create talk shows for a venture he began in February, PodcastOne, which sells ads in its free, downloadable radio programs. Read more…


Brandi Glanville Unfiltered to Premiere on PodcastOne
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Sassy star to dish with celebrity guests and talk about gossip, dating, sex, beauty, fashion and celebrities

LOS ANGELES, November 4, 2013 - 
Brandi Glanville, star of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," debuts her podcast, Brandi Glanville Unfiltered, tomorrow on PodcastOne, the leader in audio on-demand programing and a division of Courtside Entertainment Group.  Glanville welcomes actress Jennifer Gimenez and television personality Dr. Will Kirby as her first guests.  In addition to interviewing star guests on the one-hour show, Glanville dishes about pop culture, fashion and celebrity gossip. New shows will air on a weekly basis.

"It’s great being the one who gets to ask the questions," said Glanville. "We're making the show entertaining, informative, fun and as spontaneous as possible, so you never know what someone is going to say next."

PodcastOne Chairman/CEO Norm Pattiz said, "Brandi is a natural, in every

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Dan Patrick Partners with PodcastOne
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Amir Forester, PodcastOne

Sharon Fish, for Dan Patrick

Dan Patrick Partners with PodcastOne


LOS ANGELES, October 17, 2013 -- Sportscaster Dan Patrick partners with PodcastOne, the leader in audio on-demand programing and a division of Courtside Entertainment Group.  Patrick's podcast is now available on demand via PodcastOne and is exclusively represented to national advertisers by PodcastOne Sales, the company's in-house rep firm.  With exclusive insider access, Patrick brings A-list guests from the world of sports and entertainment to The Dan Patrick Show.  Sharing his perspective on pop culture and sports, Patrick also brings a dose of humor to his fans.

          "Nobody does sports talk better than Dan Patrick," says PodcastOne Chairman/CEO Norm Pattiz.  "Nobody does on demand audio better than we do. So

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PodcastOne Teams Up with Abacast and Hits Target
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Amir Forester, PodcastOne

Jim Kott, Abacast, Inc.

PodcastOne Teams Up with Abacast and Hits Target    

LOS ANGELES, August 15, 2013 -- As PodcastOne, the leader in audio on-demand programming, continues to expand its offerings, it also refines its message delivery system by partnering with Abacast, a leading provider of streaming, advertising, and audience analytics services for the digital radio industry. With the Abacast Clarity® Digital Radio System, PodcastOne, a division of Courtside Entertainment Group, will provide its clients targeted, relevant ad insertion, campaign management, audience metrics and delivery for live and on-demand digital audio programming. PodcastOne clients can place customized commercials in specific markets thereby geo-targeting listeners and even listener devices.

Courtside Entertainment

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Joe Namath to host new sports program from PodcastOne
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Peter Sessa




Joe Namath to host new sports program from PodcastOne


PodcastOne and Sports USA Media team to bring new programs from Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath, Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, former NFL lineman Ross Tucker and College Football insider Dave Miller to on-demand audio audiences.


LOS ANGELES, August 1, 2013 -- Pro football's first true media superstar, "Broadway" Joe Namath, will begin hosting a new on-demand audio show this fall from PodcastOne and Sports USA Media.  PodcastOne also announced other Sports USA Media additions to their growing sports lineup including Conversations with Joe Morgan, The Ross Tucker Football Show and Against the Grain with Dave Miller.  All shows will be available on-demand at www.PodcastOne.com, as part of a lineup which includes such personalities as Adam Carolla, Dennis Miller, Ron Paul,

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Yahoo! Sports Radio Comes to PodcastOne
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – June 11, 2013PodcastOne and Gow Broadcasting, operator of Yahoo! Sports Radio in partnership with Yahoo! Sports, announced today a multi-year agreement to make Yahoo! Sports Radio podcasts available to listeners for free on PodcastOne.com and via the PodcastOne mobile app. In addition, the Yahoo! Sports Radio Network podcasts will be represented for advertising sales by Launchpad Digital Media. PodcastOne is home to some of the greatest on-demand sports audio content, as well as, news, talk, entertainment and more.

"As 'radio' continues to be redefined as 'audio,' the sports-talk format has never been more popular," said PodcastOne/Launchpad Digital Media Chief Financial Officer, Dan Yukelson. "Yahoo! Sports Radio is a leader in on-demand sports content and we are looking forward to ushering sports talk into the digital age together.  Along with our current PodcastOne line-up of sports

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Courtside Entertainment Group Names  Roby Wiener Executive Vice President of Client Strategy
Posted by Launchpad Digtial Media

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – April 10, 2013 – Courtside Entertainment Group announced today that, effective immediately, Roby Wiener will assume the position of Executive Vice President of Client Strategy. In this newly created role, Wiener will oversee branding, client strategy and market research for all of Courtside’s divisions, including radio, Launchpad Digital Media and PodcastOne.com.  She will be based in New York and will report directly to Courtside Chairman Norm Pattiz.


“I can’t think of a better person to communicate the value of the changes that are going on in media today,” said Pattiz. “I’ve known Roby longer than I’ve known my wife and I love her almost as much. I couldn’t be happier to have her as a part of our team on this very exciting ride.”


“Technology continues to shape the way people share ideas and my passion has always been to help advertisers be an important part of that dialog. Launchpad’s communication

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Friday Morning Quarterback Cover Story
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Norm Pattiz, CEO, Courtside Entertainment 
Joey Odorisio 

Norm Pattiz


In 1976, Norm Pattiz founded radio syndication giant Westwood One, which spent 35 years as one of the largest radio programming distributors in the country. After the company merged with Dial Global in 2011, Pattiz moved on to form Courtside Entertainment. Now, Pattiz has returned to the world of media and broadcasting withPodcast One and Launchpad Digital Media. The Podcast One platform curates the best and most popular Talk podcasts on the Web, while Launchpad serves as the advertising representation for many of these podcasts. Pattiz recently spoke to FMQBabout the future of content distribution, his excitement for podcasting and the financial possibilities that lie ahead for it as a medium.


Let’s start by discussing the founding of Podcast One, which is a division of Launchpad Digital Media, which is itself

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The Steve Austin Show Podcast Debut
Posted by Launchpad Digtial Media

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – April 4, 2013 – Podcastone.com, the premier destination for great podcasts, and Steve Austin and have joined forces to bring Steve’s Broken Skull Ranch lifestyle to the digital world with the launch of The Steve Austin Show on Friday, April 5, 2013. Each week Austin will shake things up by sharing his thoughts on everything from current events, to his career as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, to his life at the Broken Skull Ranch, the toughest ranch in Texas. Austin will also give his listeners the chance to participate and interact with him via Twitter and Facebook.

Launchpad Digital Media/PodcastOne.com Chairman Norm Pattiz said, "Steve Austin is a sports legend and big screen action hero to millions around the world. We are proud to help Steve connect with his loyal fans everywhere and give advertisers the opportunity to align with the iconic brand he embodies.”

“I’m pumped to launch The Steve

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Launchpad Digital Media Builds Podcast Portfolio
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From All Access Music Group:

LAUNCHPAD DIGITAL MEDIA has picked up ad sale representation of NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO’s "Freakonomics," "RadioLab," "Here's the Thing with ALEC BALDWIN" and "On the Media," which will now be available on PODCASTONE.COM, LAUNCHPAD’s new destination website for free discovery and enjoyment of all the best podcasts.

"NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO produces some of the most compelling, popular programming and we are proud to welcome these powerhouse audience magnets to the LAUNCHPAD/PODCASTONE.COM family," WESTWOOD ONE Founder and LAUNCHPAD/PODCASTONE.COM Chairman NORM PATTIZ said,  

"We're so excited that LAUNCHPAD DIGITAL MEDIA has recognized the value of reaching the on-demand audience," NYPR Dir./Digital Underwriting SARAH VAN MOSEL said. "By harnessing this amazing content, LAUNCHPAD is paving the way for brands to finally connect intimately with listeners on a grand scale."  

"These four

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'Adam & Dr. Drew' Podcast Hits No. 1 on iTunes
Posted by Launchpad Digtial Media

Some reunions really do go the distance.

The reteaming of former Loveline radio partners Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky, The Adam & Dr. Drew Show podcast, has hit No. 1 on iTunes after launching in December. The pair also plan to hit the road with the Adam and Dr. Drew Live Reunion Tour, with the first date slated for March 29 in Las Vegas.

On the new podcast, the pair dole out advice to callers asking about sex, drugs, personal health, relationships and other hot topics.

Carolla and Pinsky famously worked together on the syndicated call-in radio show Loveline from 1995-2005. Carolla went on to become a juggernaut in the comedy podcasting world, with The Adam Carolla Show being honored as the Guinness Book of World Records' most downloaded podcast ever. Pinsky continues to host Loveline as well as HLN’s Dr. Drew on Call.

Currently, 22 episodes of The Adam & Dr. Drew Show are available for download at www.AdamCarolla.com

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Phil Hendrie Accelerates Podcast and Social Media Initiatives with LEG Digital and Launchpad Digital Media Partnerships
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Media personality Phil Hendrie - nationally syndicated on radio via Talk Radio Network - recently entered into partnerships with creative agency LEG Digital and Launchpad Digital Media for his strategic efforts in digital content and social marketing platforms. Launchpad is representing LEG Digital for advertising sales. LEG Digital reports that to date, results have shown that in the last four months, Hendrie's Twitter followers are up 28%, his Facebook audience is up 667% and his daily podcast monthly downloads are up 500%. The company also launched the weekly "Phil Hendrie's Mmm-Hmm, The Bobbie Dooley Podcast" on its podcast network, TheSideShowNetwork.com, Hendrie's own PhilHendrieShow.com, iTunes and Launchpad's PodcastOne.com. The first Dooley podcast garnered more than 15,000 downloads in three days. LEG Digital managing partner Darrin McAfee states, "I've been a huge fan of Phil's for the last 15 years.Read More
Radio Guru Turns Podcast Curator
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