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TuneIn and Carolla Digital Deepen Strategic Partnership

Jan 9 2013 12:00AM

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PALO ALTO, CA and TOLUCA LAKE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- TuneIn, a free service that lets people listen to music, sports, comedy and talk from around the world, and Carolla Digital, the producers of The Adam Carolla Show and other popular comedy broadcasts, today announced that in addition to the latest episodes of Carolla Digital, a curated 24/7 channel featuring the best content from each week, will be available on TuneIn. This announcement comes on the heels of TuneIn announcing a strategic partnership to deliver Carolla Digital shows to more than 40 million monthly active TuneIn listeners.

The Carolla Digital shows, including The Adam Carolla Show, ACE On The House, For Crying Out Loud, CarCast, This Week With Larry Miller, Penn's Sunday School with Penn Jillette, The Adam and Drew Show and The Dr. Drew Podcast, will enjoy distribution to millions of listeners and reach across 200 different connected platforms. Carolla Digital will now feature the TuneIn player on its homepage to highlight the curated content experience that is being served to the worldwide audience on the TuneIn platform.

"Since partnering with TuneIn, our fan base has continued to expand," said Maddy Agopian, Head of Ad Sales and Marketing, Carolla Digital. "Listeners will now be able to get Carolla Digital content whenever they want, from wherever they are."

The Adam Carolla Show is the most popular comedy podcast and second most popular overall podcast in the iTunes App Store. An exclusive 24/7 channel anchored by The Adam Carolla Show will feature continuous play of every Carolla Broadcasting show for TuneIn listeners everywhere.

To kick off this expanded partnership, TuneIn has teamed up with Ford to bring a special live Adam Carolla interview with Monster World Rally driver Ken Block on the floor of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 9th. Listeners can catch the podcast on TuneIn.

"Through our partnership with Carolla Digital, we've been able to bring our listeners some of the highest-rated shows on air, including the Adam Carolla Show," said Kevin Straley, VP Programming, TuneIn. "We're excited to deepen our engagement with Carolla Digital as he is one of the most innovative podcasters in the world. Combining 24/7 streams from the most popular podcasts in a live curated and channel is a natural next step on how to present content on our platform."

TuneIn listeners can find all Carolla Digital podcasts by searching for their names within any of the TuneIn applications, or by browsing under the comedy section of the TuneIn service.

About TuneIn
TuneIn lets people listen to the world's music, sports, talk and news from wherever they are, with over 70,000 AM, FM, HD and Internet radio stations and more than two million on-demand programs streaming from every continent across 200 connected devices. The company raised venture funding from General Catalyst Partners, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures and Jafco Ventures, and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.

About Carolla Digital
In February 2009, Adam Carolla launched ACE Broadcasting with its first show The Adam Carolla Podcast. From there it has quickly expanded to include six other weekly podcasts with many new shows in development.

Started from his home office, The Adam Carolla Show now reaches more than 5 million downloads a month. It reached critical acclaim when iTunes bestowed the crew with the Rewind Award for Best Podcast Of 2009 (Audio). Past guests have included: Francis Ford Coppola, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Jon Stewart, Danny DeVito, Matt Dillon, Michael Moore, Laurence Fishburne, Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, Joel McHale, Brad Garrett, David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Aisha Tyler, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Greg Fitzsimmons and many more.

With over 60 million downloads to date, the podcast pioneer remains a constant in the Top 10 of iTunes' Podcasts chart. The Adam Carolla Show holds the record for Most Daily Downloaded online show, with one episode being downloaded 550,000 times. Adam's accomplishments have been featured in Entertainment Weekly's Must List, Esquire, Fast Company, Entrepreneur and on ABC News.



Media Contacts:
Elizabeth Pietrzak
Allison+Partners for TuneIn
Email Contact
(415) 277-4935

Ryan Polivka
TuneIn
Email Contact
(510) 290-7809

Maddy Agopian
Carolla Digital
Email Contact
310-801-1060





Source: Marketwire


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