Netflix Is Breaking Into Radio With a FullTime Comedy Channel on SiriusXM

first_imgStay on target Netflix is pursuing a new territory for its subscribers: The streaming service is breaking into radio with its first audio-only broadcast that will be a full-time comedy channel and air on SiriusXM satellite radio.Dubbed “Netflix Is A Joke,” the channel will highlight snippets from Netflix’s series of comedy specials, which feature Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, and other performers, The Verge reported. The aim of this new move is to bring more audience members to Netflix’s stand-up comedy specials, and it will launch as Channel 93 on SiriusXM on April 15.“ ‘Netflix Is A Joke Radio’ on SiriusXM will be an audio extension of our award winning stand-up comedy on Netflix,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, told The Verge in a press statement. “We are thrilled to feature some of the greatest and funniest performers in the world with highlights from Netflix shows as well as original programming that further celebrates the art of comedy, and we are excited to do this in partnership with SiriusXM.”The “Netflix Is A Joke” radio announcement comes on the heels of Netflix’s other business initiatives: Netflix is reportedly in talks to buy American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre, a Los Angeles-based movie theater that’s located on Hollywood Boulevard. If this deal were to go through, it would be the streaming service’s first brick-and-mortar cinema acquisition.Visit SiriusXM’s website for more details on “Netflix Is A Joke” and you can also sign up for a subscription here.More on Netflix to Buy L.A.’s Egyptian Theatre John Cho Headlines Live-Action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ on NetflixNetflix Price Hikes Will Hit Some US Subscribers Soon What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer last_img

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