TORONTO, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's ExploreMusic becomes one of the first podcasts on BlackBerry(R) Podcasts, a service launched today that allows BlackBerry(R) smartphone users to download and enjoy ExploreMusic's audio content.
Developed through Corus Interactive and Integrated Solutions (CIIS), a division of Corus Radio, ExploreMusic is a multi-platform service dedicated exclusively to music discovery. Hosted by Alan Cross, Canada's pre-eminent new rock expert and longtime host of The Ongoing History of New Music, ExploreMusic offers a resource for context, recommendation and artist/music exploration. All of ExploreMusic's content will now be available to BlackBerry users who download the podcast app to their smartphone.
"Corus is delighted to be part of this launch," said Hal Blackadar, Executive Vice President and interim President of Radio, Corus Entertainment Inc. "Being included in the BlackBerry catalogue is a great opportunity for ExploreMusic to engage existing and new listeners to the show and music service."
"Convenience for the audience is what matters," said Alan Cross, Senior Program Director, CIIS. "BlackBerry Podcasts is a great way for listeners to access ExploreMusic content whenever and wherever they happen to be."
BlackBerry Podcasts is a free offering on BlackBerry App World(TM) (www.blackberry.com/appworld) which is available to Blackberry smartphone users on devices running BlackBerry Device Software v4.6 or higher. BlackBerry Podcasts is pre-installed in BlackBerry 6.
Corus Radio stations can also be heard on BlackBerry devices running on OS v4.6 or higher via the Corus Radio streaming application on BlackBerry App World. For more information on ExploreMusic, please visit www.exploremusic.com.
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, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CFOX, CKOI, 98,5 FM, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) exchange. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research in Motion Limited.
SOURCE Corus Entertainment Inc.
For further information: For further information: Magda Krpan, Communications Manager, Radio, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6054, email@example.com; Lorraine Zarb, Project Manager, Communications, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6129, firstname.lastname@example.org