Partnership Will Provide Listeners of the Acclaimed Streaming Audio Service With Access To CBS RADIO’s Unique Spoken Word Content
PALO ALTO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., April 4, 2012 ““ TuneIn, a free service that lets people listen to music, sports, comedy and talk from around the world, and CBS RADIO, one of the largest major market operators in the nation, today announced a strategic licensing partnership that allows the more than 30 million monthly active TuneIn listeners access to CBS RADIO programming. The non-exclusive deal makes content from in excess of 40 CBS RADIO news, talk, and sports stations from across the country, including stations in all Top 10 markets, available on the TuneIn service.
Sports fans, news junkies and talk radio listeners can enjoy CBS RADIO programming on TuneIn through a variety of different platforms including smartphone apps, connected vehicle dashboards, Internet home entertainment systems and online at www.tunein.com. TuneIn Radio and TuneIn Radio Pro are the only audio streaming apps that have a 4.5 or 5 star rating on every mobile platform, worldwide.
“We have always believed in the value of great local content, and this agreement validates the demand we know exists for our original programming while at the same time creates a new revenue source for the company,” said Ezra Kucharz, President, CBS Local Digital Media. “By forging relationships with premiere distribution services such as TuneIn, CBS RADIO will significantly grow its audiences by exposing our content to new listeners.”
“We at TuneIn are thrilled to announce a long-term, strategic partnership with a company so innovative and important to the world of radio as CBS,” said John Donham, CEO, TuneIn. “By adding these CBS RADIO stations to our free service, we continue to make good on our promise to bring the best radio programming to TuneIn listeners from wherever they are.”