Sidley represented Conan O’Brien, Conaverticals, Team Coco, and Middle Child in connection with radio powerhouse SiriusXM’s acquisition of the Team Coco brand. Team Coco, Conan O’Brien’s podcast network and digital media business, includes his popular and award-winning podcast “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend,” along with a variety of other podcasts. Under the new agreement, Team Coco will continue to produce the network’s slate of podcasts and collaborate with SiriusXM to produce an original Team Coco comedy channel. The deal also includes a five-year talent agreement for O’Brien to remain host of his namesake podcast, which will continue to be widely available.
The Century City deal team was led by partner Matt Thompson, and included managing associate Don Munson, as well as associates Keegan Hawkins, Kate McMahon, and Tracy Smith.