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Netflix launches comedy channel on SiriusXM

By The News · 13 of April 2019 08:29:49
AP Photo, Chris Rock, No available, FILE - In this March 30, 2019 file photo, Chris Rock presents the award for outstanding comedy series at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Netflix is launching its first audio venture that will feature the video streaming service’s comedy programming on SiriusXM. The companies on Wednesday, April 10 announced “Netflix Is A Joke Radio” will feature highlights from such comedians as Rock, Dave Chappelle, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes. The channel also will feature segments from future stand-up specials and clips from Netflix’s comedy talk shows. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is launching its first audio venture that will feature the video streaming service’s comedy programming on SiriusXM.

The companies on Wednesday announced “Netflix Is A Joke Radio” will feature highlights from such comedians as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes. The channel also will feature segments from future stand-up specials and clips from Netflix’s comedy talk shows.

The channel plans to introduce a daily show featuring celebrity guests and comedians.

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos says the service is excited to celebrate the art of comedy.

SiriusXM president Scott Greenstein says the service is eager to offer subscribers access to Netflix’s “star-studded library, new specials and original live shows.”

The programming will launch on SiriusXM Channel 93 on Monday.