SOURCE: TuneIn

TuneIn

June 26, 2012 09:00 ET

TuneIn and Carolla Digital Announce Strategic Alliance

Gives Producers of the Adam Carolla Show and Other Popular Podcasts Unprecedented Global Distribution

PALO ALTO, CA and TOLUCA LAKE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 26, 2012) - TuneIn, a service that lets people listen to the world's music, sports and news, and Carolla Digital, the producers of The Adam Carolla Show and other popular comedy broadcasts, today announced a strategic alliance to deliver Carolla Digital shows to more than 30 million monthly active TuneIn listeners. The relationship will make all episodes of every recent Carolla Digital show available on the TuneIn service.

The Carolla Digital shows, including The Adam Carolla Show, ACE On The House, For Crying Out Loud, CarCast, This Week With Larry Miller, Life Lessons with Jim Carolla and the newly launched Penn's Sunday School with Penn Jillette as well as Alison Rosen Is your New Best Friend will enjoy distribution to millions of listeners and reach across more than 150 different connected platforms.

"TuneIn is an excellent way to give our shows broad distribution to anyone with a mobile phone or Internet connection, and we are very excited about this alliance," said Maddy Agopian, Head of Ad Sales and Marketing, Carolla Digital. "TuneIn provides a means for our existing audience and new audiences from everywhere to discover and enjoy the high quality programming we produce."

The Adam Carolla Show is the most popular comedy podcast and second most popular overall podcast in the iTunes App Store.

"We are thrilled to align with Carolla Digital, one of the most innovative and popular groups in entertainment," said Kevin Straley, VP Programming, TuneIn. "With this alliance, TuneIn listeners everywhere can enjoy this great programming from wherever they are -- at work, in the car, or on the go with their smartphones."

TuneIn listeners can find these 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. The company's mobile apps are ranked in the top five in the App Store's Music category across 82 countries and territories. The company raised venture funding from Sequoia Capital in late 2010 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.

About Carolla Digital
In February 2009, Adam Carolla jumped into digital media with his first show The Adam Carolla Podcast. From there his brand 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.

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