Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


TRN To Launch the Leading Digital Radio Platform

TRN To Launch the Leading Digital Radio Platform, IHeartRadio in New Zealand

Auckland, 11 October 2012: The Australian Radio Network (ARN) and subsidiary The Radio Network (TRN), a joint venture between APN News & Media and Clear Channel International, today announced they will launch iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s highly successful all-in-one digital radio service, in Australia and New Zealand, paving the way for TRN to lead the radio industry by providing a unique digital service to advertisers and listeners.

Since its launch in 2011 at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, iHeartRadio continues to be the leading digital radio service in the U.S. As the No. 1 free digital radio app on the iPhone, iPad and Android, iHeartRadio provides an additional platform for radio fans, offering instant access to live broadcast and digital-only radio stations, plus user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. TRN stations will also join the iHeartRadio platform, which will offer Australia and New Zealand music fans even more programming and station choices.

With more than 115 million listening hours a month, nearly 50 million monthly digital uniques, more than 125 million downloads of iHeartRadio mobile apps and more than17 million registered users in the one year since its introduction; iHeartRadio continues to grow faster than all other popular digital entertainment and social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Spotify and Instagram.

TRN CEO Jane Hastings says “The launch of iHeartRadio internationally sees TRN lead the New Zealand radio industry into the next era of radio, while complementing our current strong and growing audience network, with this unique and market-leading product that sits at the forefront of global technology in the sector. This product offers listeners live station streaming for all of our stations plus user-created custom stations with more songs, more user control, deeper social integration and more opportunities to discover new music - all in one easy to use, seamless product.”

Hastings added, “iHeartRadio builds on our strategy of being everywhere our listeners are, with market leading products” “It will also provide our advertising partners with a unique, integrated, targeted and accountable vehicle to enhance their marketing plans.”

“iHeartRadio offers everything listeners want in an all-in-one, free service,” said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “TRN will offer listeners an experience specifically tailored to their region and we know New Zealand music fans will love iHeartRadio as much as they do in the U.S.”

The service will launch in New Zealand and Australia in 2013 and will be extensively marketed with support from APN News & Media’s and Clear Channel International’s media assets throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Chief Executive Officer of APN News & Media, Brett Chenoweth said, “We are delighted that TRN is launching iHeartRadio and support their continual expansion of their innovative digital offers to audiences and advertisers. iHeart is an excellent fit with APN’s overall digital strategy.”

• The Radio Network in New Zealand operates the number one national network, Newstalk ZB and has three of the top five national networks – Newstalk ZB, Classic Hits and Coast. Other networks are ZM, Hauraki, Flava and Radio Sport.

• ARN has a dual brand strategy - a MixFM and Classic Hits music stream in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Reaching over 4 million listeners, ARN is one of the leading broadcasters in the commercially important 25 – 54 demographic in Australia.

www.iheartradio.co.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Auckland Transport Case: Men Guilty Of Corruption And Bribery Will Spend Time In Jail

Two men who were found guilty of corruption and bribery in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) trial have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court today... The pair are guilty of corruption and bribery offences relating to more than $1 million of bribes which took place between 2005 and 2013 at Rodney District Council and Auckland Transport. More>>

ALSO:

Hager Raid: Westpac Wrong To Release Bank Records To Police

The Privacy Commissioner has censured Westpac Banking Corp for releasing without a court order more than 10 months of bank records belonging to the political activist and journalist Nicky Hager during a police investigation into leaked information published in Hager's 2014 pre-election book, 'Dirty Politics'. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Crown Accounts: Government Ekes Out Six-Month Surplus Of $9M

The New Zealand government eked out a tiny surplus in the first six months of the fiscal year as growth in domestic consumption lifted the goods and services tax take, while uncertainties over the Kaikoura earthquake costs meant expenses were less than expected. More>>

ALSO:

Almost 400 Jobs: Shock At Cadbury's Dunedin Factory Closure

Workers at Cadbury in Dunedin are reeling after learning this morning that the iconic Cadbury factory is to close, with the loss of almost 400 jobs... “The company had reported it was doing well and this has come out of the blue,” says Chas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news