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Astral Radio to launch an app exclusive for BlackBerry 10


TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Always at the forefront of innovation, Astral Radio is proud to announce the launch of its new Built for BlackBerry® application.

"At Astral Radio, we thrive on providing our listeners with the best possible experience both on air and in the digital space, so we are very excited to be a part of the launch of BlackBerry 10 with the release of the Astral Radio app, which is available now on BlackBerry World," said Rob Farina, Executive Vice-President, Content and Platforms.

The new Built for BlackBerry Astral Radio application allows you to listen live and wherever you are to all 84 Astral Radio stations, including Virgin Radio, NRJ, boom, The BEAR, EZ Rock, Rouge fm, Sun FM, Newstalk, CHOM, CJAY, Funny, CJAD, and all others.

Listen to and save your favourite stations, share with your friends on BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™), let your Facebook friends and Twitter followers discover what you are listening to, set the sleep timer to listen as you fall asleep, see artist information, "now playing" information along with a list of recently played music, and much more.

The Astral Radio application is now available for download in both English and French on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/22554881/?countrycode=CA).

Founded in 1961, Astral Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several of the country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and digital media properties. Astral plays a central role in community life across the country by offering diverse, rich, and vibrant programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.

BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited.

Rob Farina EVP Content & Platforms Astral Radio 416 323-5185 rfarina@astral.com

SOURCE: Astral Media Inc.

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