MONTREAL, June 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting today, 96.9 CKOI, Info 690, AM
940 Montreal's Greatest Hits, Q92, 98.5 FM and CKAC Sports programs will be
broadcast online using the CD quality DOLBY AAC format, making them the first
radio stations in Quebec to offer sound quality at this level.
Dropping the MP3 format currently used by most stations that stream their
content over the internet, CKOI has adopted the clearly superior Advanced
Audio Coding or AAC format. AAC is familiar to some listeners as the format
chosen by Apple for iPods and iTunes.
"The sound quality will be far better - and all of Corus Montreal's
stations listeners are certain to notice, especially when we play music," said
Samuel Parent, head of Corus Quebec's internet group. "We're sure this format
will replace MP3 sooner or later."
Corus Quebec took this technological leap forward with the collaboration
of the Quebec-based STREAMTHEWORLD, a world leader in audio streaming.
About Corus Quebec
Corus Quebec is an integral part of Corus Entertainment Inc. and the
largest private content and information broadcaster in Quebec. It operates
CKOI Montréal, 98.5 FM Montréal, CKAC Sports Montréal, Info690, AM 940
Montreal's Greatest Hits, Q92 Montreal, 103.9 FM Saint-Jérôme, 102.1 FM
Montmagny-Lévis-Québec, 98.3 FM Saguenay, 104.7 FM Outaouais, 106.9 FM
Mauricie, 102.1 FM Estrie, 102.9 FM Québec, CKOY Sherbrooke and Info 800
Québec, reaching more than 2.4 million listeners per week. According to
comScore Media Metrix, Corus Quebec websites are visited by over 1.5 million
French-speaking users and 3.2 million English-speaking users in Canada every
For further information:
For further information: Lucie Brodeur, General Manager, Marketing and
Promotions, (514) 787-7918