CBS RADIO Extends Licensing Agreement With TuneIn to Include Music
TuneIn Now Carries More Than 125 CBS RADIO Music, News, Talk and
Sports Broadcast Properties
NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/13 --
TuneIn, the leading service for listening to music, sports and news
streams from around the world, and CBS RADIO, one of the largest
radio station operators in the nation, today announced an enhancement
to their multi-year licensing agreement, in which TuneIn listeners
will now have access to the full roster of CBS RADIO's 80 music
stations, as well as a variety of stations available exclusively
online. This non-exclusive agreement follows a previous announcement
with CBS RADIO to make its sports, talk and news stations accessible
through the acclaimed streaming audio service. CBS RADIO's stations
will continue to be available online and through mobile devices via
As part of the new alliance, popular stations such as the
world-famous KROQ Los Angeles, WCBS New York and Chicago's WXRT will
be available on TuneIn later today through a variety of platforms
including all smartphones and tablets, connected vehicle dashboards,
Internet home entertainment systems and online at www.tunein.com.
"We are extremely pleased with the results of our partnership with
TuneIn, with reactions from listeners being extremely positive," said
Anton Guitano, Chief Operating Officer, CBS Local Media. "By growing
our relationship with TuneIn to include our music stations, we
continue to significantly expand our CBS RADIO audience, while
benefiting from the unmatched distribution, monetization and
analytics solutions offered by TuneIn."
Added Ezra Kucharz, President, CBS Local Digital Media, "When music
fans want to learn about new artists and songs, they turn to radio
more than any other medium. CBS RADIO stations are among the leading
music curators in the industry, and providing increased opportunities
for listeners to experience our stations through TuneIn's broad reach
is a win for fans nationwide."
"This is a great day for anyone who loves music, particularly for the
tens of millions of people who use TuneIn every month to discover new
artists and songs," said John Donham, CEO, TuneIn. "CBS RADIO is an
innovator in music programming, and n
ow TuneIn listeners everywhere
can enjoy these marquee stations from wherever they are."
Other notable CBS RADIO music stations now available on TuneIn
include AMP Radio Los Angeles, US 99.5 Chicago, and V-103 Atlanta.
TuneIn lets people listen to the world's music, sports,
talk and news from wherever they are, with over 70,000 AM, FM, HD and
Internet radio stations and more than two million on-demand programs
streaming from every continent across 200 connected devices. The
company raised venture funding from General Catalyst Partners,
Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures and Jafco Ventures, and is
headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.
About CBS RADIO
CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation, is one of
the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with
stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, country, Top 40, classic
hits, and urban formats among others. Reaching nearly 70 million
unique over-the-air listeners on a weekly basis, the division
operates 127 radio stations across 28 markets, including all of the
Top 10. The overall mix of each radio station's programming is
designed to fit the station's specific format and serve its local
community. Operating within CBS RADIO is CBS Local Digital Media, a
unique brand responsible for the convergence of the division's new
and traditional media platforms through creative original content and
advanced delivery methods.
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