iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment, the nation’s leader in talk programming with more talk-format stations than any other media entity, today announced a deal with Turner Broadcasting, to offer select audio content including news from CNN, entertainment clips from TBS’s CONAN and sports programming from Bleacher Report, in its new iHeartRadio Talk feature. The deal broadens the content available on iHeartRadio Talk, which includes thousands of popular news, culture and entertainment programs for the more than 225 million consumers who have downloaded the app.
The iHeartRadio all-in-one digital radio service will offer users both broad access to Turner programming and content including monologue clips from CONAN, news segments from cnn such as Anderson Cooper 360, New Day, Piers Morgan Live, and The Lead with Jake Tapper, and sports clips from Bleacher Report. Full episodes of Anderson Cooper 360, Fareed Zakaria GPS, State of the Union, and Erin Burnett Out Front will also be accessible via iHeartRadio Talk.
“This marks yet another significant milestone for iHeartRadio Talk,” said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel). “We are continuing to identify and add quality partners to iHeartRadioTalk to continue to deliver our listeners even more content that is relevant and entertaining anywhere they are.”
Launched in July, iHeartRadioTalk is the first audio platform offering on-demand, listener-created talk content alongside popular news, celebrity and entertainment audiosodes. iHeartRadio recently unveiled new mobile app features for its Talk feature, making it easier for the on-the-go consumer to find, listen and save Talk programs.