iHeartRadio Canada Launches Enhanced App Featuring Ten Times the Stations
Dec 04, 2017, 10:25 ET
New App Now Available on Sonos, Apple Watch, Apple CarPlay, Android Wear, and Android Auto
– Enhanced app provides access to more than 1,000 live radio stations, across every genre –
– For the first time ever, podcasts land on the app, including WTF with Marc Maron, The Joe Rogan Experience, The Nerdist, and Bell Media podcasts Jay and Dan, Mike on Much, and The TSN Hockey Bobcast –
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TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - iHeartRadio Canada is now better than ever, with the #1 Canadian radio streaming service launching an enhanced app today that takes listeners' experience to a whole new level. Available for download from Apple iTunes and Google Play, the content-rich platform now features more than 1,000 live radio stations of every genre from across North America. Additionally, iHeartRadio Canada is welcoming even more Canadian radio broadcasters to the service, including Evanov Communications Inc. whose stations are available now, with more broadcasters set to join in the coming weeks.
The fastest-growing music service in Canada, iHeartRadio Canada has recorded an average of 1.8 million active listeners each month since its launch in October 2016.
The free service streams on the web and a variety of iOS and Android platforms, which now includes Apple Watch, Apple CarPlay, Android Wear, and Android Auto. As well, iHeartRadio Canada now streams on Sonos devices, with additional compatible platforms to be announced in the coming weeks. For the full list of iHeartRadio Canada compatible platforms, click here.
Included in the enhanced programming lineup for iHeartRadio Canada is a new and robust collection of the most popular podcasts, including WTF with Marc Maron; The Joe Rogan Experience; The Nerdist; as well as popular Bell Media original podcasts Mike on Much, Jay and Dan, and The TSN Hockey Bobcast.
"iHeartRadio Canada is the go-to source for people who are passionate about music and artists, and we're thrilled to deliver more content to fans across Canada with the launch of our newly enhanced service," said Rob Farina, Bell Media's Head of Radio Content, Strategy, and iHeartRadio Canada. "With further access to diverse music and content, iHeartRadio Canada continues to bring unmatched access to Canadians with more platforms, exclusive features, live events, and more artist engagement."
Providing unparalleled access to music and artists, iHeartRadio Canada also delivers live events to Canadians across the nation, such as last summer's iHeartRadio WestFest in Calgary and iHeartRadio Beach Ball in Vancouver, and the upcoming, sold-out iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on Saturday, Dec. 9.
The festive concert, set to be taped for a two-hour television special, IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL NORTH, premieres Sunday, Dec.17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. The special features performances by Backstreet Boys, Cardi B, Fergie, Fifth Harmony, Kelly Clarkson, Noah Cyrus, Post Malone, and more. Fans can listen to iHeartRadio stations across southwestern Ontario for a chance to win tickets.
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About iHeartRadio Canada
iHeartRadio, a best-in-class customizable digital listening experience and live events brand, is now in Canada through a partnership between Bell Media and iHeartMedia. A leader in innovative radio programming throughout Canada, Bell Media features the country's most dynamic, popular, and respected radio brands, including Toronto's CHUM FM, Canada's #1 FM station, and the ÉNERGIE group in Québec, as well as international brands like Virgin Radio. In the U.S., iHeartRadio has surpassed 100 million registered users, reaching milestones at a rate faster than Facebook or any other streaming music service. In addition, iHeartRadio's registered user milestone does not account for the millions of listeners who tune into iHeartRadio's live radio streams without registering.
Source: comScore, Media Metrix (multiplatform), September 2017, Canada, 2+, Category: Entertainment-Radio. Triton Analytics, October 2016-2017.
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For further information: Jesse Wanagas, Music & Lifestyle, Bell Media, 416.384.3193 or [email protected]; Amanda Rinaldo, Music & Lifestyle, Bell Media, 416.384.5325 or [email protected]
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