PodcastOne Announces When Reality Hits With Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright
Hosts Combine for 3.5 Million Followers Across Social Platforms
LOS ANGELES, CA - (NewMediaWire) - March 22, 2023 - PodcastOne, a leading podcast platform and a subsidiary of LiveOne (NASDAQ: LVO), announced today the release of a new podcast from superstar Bravolebrities, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright. The highly anticipated When Reality Hits with Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright is set to debut March 28, 2023.
From married couple Jax and Brittany, When Reality Hits with Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright will take listeners behind the scenes and show what happened when the cameras stopped rolling on the hit Bravo series Vanderpump Rules. Jax and Brittany take you inside their crazy lives as they explore parenthood, marriage, family, friendship, and reality TV. Nothing is off-limits in this candid look at their real lives with tons of fun, lots of laughs, honest opinions, and plenty of special guests.
“Some of the biggest headlines splashed across today’s media are the ones about reality television and When Reality Hits brings two of the biggest names to have ever starred in the genre together for a podcast that covers the "reality" of reality tv, as well as the reality that sets in when you become a parent. We’re excited to unleash this show on fans and to bring a bird’s eye view of what happens when reality TV becomes real life,” said Kit Gray, President of PodcastOne.
America’s sweetheart Brittany and bad boy Jax met on the long-running Bravo series Vanderpump Rules and went on to co-star in their spin-off series Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky. Now married with one child, the duo is getting real about reality on their new weekly podcast. They’ll discuss life on Vanderpump Rules and chat about the ups and the downs, the hottest watercooler television chatter and how to live life as some of the most talked about stars of the small screen. When Reality Hits with Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright joins a lineup of PodcastOne’s top charting programming, including Baby Mamas No Drama, Southern Tea, Melissa Gorga On Display, Namaste B&tches, Let’s Talk with Heather Dubrow, Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe and LadyGang.
PodcastOne continues to develop and produce compelling and entertainment-based content to generate excitement and intrigue in the audio and streaming space. With podcasts being the fastest growing medium by far, PodcastOne is determined to remain the leader in expanding audiences and forging synergistic relationships for its podcasters. PodcastOne’s full roster of programming is available on PodcastOne, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever podcasts are heard.
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 (NASDAQ: LVO) in 2020, the two entities have subsequently teamed to create a new video podcast (Vodcast) network under the LiveOne umbrella. Amassing more than 2.48 billion downloads per year with 300+ episodes distributed per week across a stable of hundreds of top podcast programs, including influencer talent and television personalities such as Kaitlyn Bristowe, Steve Austin, Jordan Harbinger, Kail Lowry, Heather Dubrow, The LadyGang, Melissa Gorga, Teresa Guidice, Savannah Chrisley, and top-rated true crime shows including Bad Bad Thing, The Prosecutors, True Crime All the Time Unsolved, Court Junkie, A&E’s Cold Case Files and I Survived, American Nightmare 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 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, a membership music streaming service, and PodcastOne, which generates more than 2.3 billion downloads per year, 350+ hours distributed weekly, and 14M+ monthly unique listeners. Nearly all new Tesla EVs sold in the U.S. come with a paid membership to LiveOne’s Slacker Radio (that now includes PodcastOne) which is paid by Tesla. As of March 3, 2023, the Company has accrued a paid and free ad-supported membership base of approximately 2.85 million**. The Company was awarded Best Live Moment by Digiday for its “Social Gloves” PPV Event, and has been a finalist for 8 more awards, including Best Live Event, Best Virtual Event, Best Overall Social Media Excellence, and Best Original Programming from Cynopsis and Digiday. As of February 9, 2023, the Company has streamed over 2,900 artists, has a library of 30 million songs, 600 curated radio stations, over 300 podcasts/vodcasts, hundreds of pay-per-views, personalized merchandise, released music-related NFTs, and created a valuable connection between fans, brands, and bands. The Company's other wholly-owned subsidiaries include PPVOne, Gramophone Media, Palm Beach Records, Custom Personalization Solutions, and LiveXLive. LiveOne is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and through OTT, STIRR, and XUMO. For more information, visit liveone.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter at @liveone.
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** Included in the total number of paid members for the reported periods are certain members which are the subject of a contractual dispute. LiveOne is currently not recognizing revenue related to these members.
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