Norman Pattiz is Transforming the Online Distribution Channel


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Business Leader, entreprenuers, podcast | Posted on 07-03-2017

In May 2016, Forbes Magazine celebrated Norman for his work on the on-demand audio industry. They also provided information on his rise to fame. Norman is the founder of Westwood One, but it is his work with Podcast One that has given him the celebrity status.


Westwood One network achieved great success and became the largest provider of sports, entertainment and traffic programming information. The Company owned and managed different networks including CNN Radio, CBS News, NFL Football and Super Bowl among other channels.


He was the pioneer of the Courtside Entertainment Group, founded in 2010. The main focus of the network was to distribute different programs. He managed the Group for two years but soon realized that they were not covering the demand of the industry. He recognized a whole new opportunity in the on-demand audio market, and that is when he launched the Podcast One in 2012.


There was a ready market for such a product, and that is why Podcast One gained a lot of success in that short period. The network has received great attention from different personalities including but not limited to Chris Jericho, Dan Patrick, Heather Dubrow and Larry King. There are over 200 popular podcasts that are hosted by Podcast One on a daily basis. Norman said that the reason why Podcast One has been successful is that he focuses on the implementation stage. When the team comes up with an idea, he analyses their capacity to implement the idea before moving forward.


It is his hard work that led to the recognition by two heads of State. In 2000, Norman was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the Broadcasting Board of the United States of America. President George Bush later reappointed him to the same position in 2002. The Board has been charged with the responsibility of overseeing the United States Non-military broadcasting services.


Norman was also responsible for launching the first America’s Radio station and Television services that broadcasted in the Arabic language in all the 22 countries in the Middle East.


In 2009, Norman was awarded the Broadcasting Award by the Library of American Broadcasting. He also included in the National Radio Hall of Fame.


Besides running the Podcast One, Norman is the Chairman of the Los Alamos National Security Laboratories. He also serves as a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. Norman serves as a regent of the University of California.

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