TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment is proud to announce that it
has partnered with StreamTheWorld to deliver its 52 radio stations on a Corus
iPhone application. Listeners can now enjoy all Corus radio stations anytime,
anywhere - the first Canadian radio broadcaster to feature a native iPhone
This easy-to-use application is fully compatible with iPhone and iPod
touch. Listeners can search Corus stations either by call letters or by city.
The "shake the shuffle" feature allows the user to shake the device and be
offered a random Corus radio station. The application also leverages the Dolby
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), enhancing the listening experience at the lowest
"Our radio stations need to be available wherever our listeners are, and
on any device they choose to use," said David Huszar, Vice President and
General Manager of Corus Radio's interactive division. "With the increasing
popularity of the iPhone and iPod touch as the device of choice for portable
entertainment, we're thrilled to offer our listeners the convenience of
accessing their favourite Corus radio station through them."
"StreamTheWorld is committed to continuously serving Corus with new user
experiences for its audience," says Samuel Sousa, Solution Engineer for
StreamTheWorld. "The native Corus iPhone application that we designed offers a
richer experience since it leverages its touch screen and interaction
capabilities, enables the Dolby AAC for outstanding sound quality and
facilitates usage over the 3G network due to low data consumption."
The Corus Radio application launched at sixth position in the iPhone Top
Free Applications for music. Listeners can visit the App Store at the iTunes
store, select Music Category and click on Corus Radio in the right hand
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment
company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with
additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services,
television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation.
The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W
Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and
radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded
entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A
publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York
(CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
StreamTheWorld is a streaming technology and services company
specifically dedicated to broadcasters' online success. Founded in 2005, the
company is currently streaming more than 1,000 radio and TV stations in more
than 25 countries. We already help some of America's largest radio
broadcasters, such as CBS, ESPN and Corus, find new ways to leverage their
online presence in a profitable manner. StreamTheWorld's fully integrated
solution lets you address all your streaming needs, including User Experience,
Advertising, Delivery and Metrics.
For further information:
For further information: Magda Krpan, Communications Manager, Radio,
Corus Entertainment, (416) 530-5146, email@example.com; Vincent
Grenier, VP Marketing, StreamTheWorld, (514) 448-4037, ext. 650,