Talk show host’s fortunes explored as he sells podcast business to SiriusXM for $150m

Famed TV host Conan O’Brien recently sold his podcast business, Team Coco, to SiriusXM. Following the deal, the O’Brien interview podcast Conan O’Brien needs a friend, and 10 other podcasts will join the SiriusXM podcast network.

The shows will also air on other podcasting platforms. O’Brien signed a five-year contract with the satellite radio giant as part of the $150 million acquisition.

It will produce a comedy channel for SiriusXM’s flagship radio service, and the deal includes video content from its podcasts and late-night shows as well as live events and merchandise. Team Coco staff will also join SiriusXM.

Several podcasts have been acquired by companies like Amazon, Spotify and others over the past few months. Exclusive podcasts can help attract audiences to subscription-based platforms. It can also attract listeners to free platforms, allowing them to build advertising businesses. Sirius XM President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein said:

“We are delighted that Conan remains committed to producing his incredibly successful podcast and will now expand his role to executive produce an exclusive Team Coco radio channel for Sirius XM. Conan has built an incredible brand and organization at Team Coco with a proven track record of finding and launching compelling and addictive podcasts. We look forward to continuing to grow the Team Coco brand. »

Conan O’Brien is worth millions

O'Brien is famous primarily as a host of late-night talk shows (Image via Rich Fury/Getty Images)
O’Brien is most famous for his late night talk shows (Image via Rich Fury/Getty Images)

O’Brien has been a recognized late-night talk show host for about 28 years. He was previously a writer for Saturday Night Live and The simpsons.

According to reports, the 59-year-old’s net worth is around $200 million. He has naturally amassed a lot of wealth through his career in the entertainment industry.

O’Brien lived in a duplex apartment overlooking Central Park. Before moving to Los Angeles, they listed the apartment for $30 million, before selling it for $25 million in 2010.

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After moving to Los Angeles, O’Brien bought a house for $10.75 million in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. He eventually sold it for $9.25 million in 2012. He and his wife then bought a new mansion in Pacific Palisades for $19.4 million in 2011.

The career of Conan O’Brien

He first wrote comedies in Los Angeles and joined the writing staff on Saturday Night Live. He was a writer and producer of The simpsons for two seasons.

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His first show Late Night with Conan O’Brien, initially received negative reviews, but reception later improved and it became popular in 2009. O’Brien then traveled to Los Angeles to host The show tonight. He’s held a 32-city live comedy tour and is set to debut a new show on HBO Max this year.

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