Haiti’s Leading Broadcasters Broaden Audience Reach in North America
December 26, 2014, Washington, D.C. – AudioNow, the world’s leading call-to-listen platform and provider of in-language mobile apps for radio broadcasters around the world, today announced the expansion of its call-to-listen service to Canada.
Effective immediately, leading Haitian broadcasters can now offer listeners in Canada local access number to hear live and recorded broadcasts, as they currently offer in the United States, Brazil, Dominican Republic and France.
“AudioNow continues to provide new levels of innovation so that Haitian diaspora can be connected to our programs, wherever they are in the world, and on whatever phone they have,” said Patrick Moussignac, Owner and General Manager of Radio Television Caraibes in Haiti.
“Through both call-to-listen and apps, we’ve been able to establish a mobile footprint with AudioNow deep into the Haitian mobile community, and that continues to grow” said Mario Viau, Owner and General Manager of Signal FM in Port-au-Prince.
Says Mr. Harold Isaac, CEO of Kiskeya International: “AudioNow is instrumental in Kiskeya’s strategy to reach out to Haitian communities abroad as well as in Haiti. In 2014, our indispensable broadcast service via phone with AudioNow has grown into something even more interesting and appealing through the iOS and Android apps. Kiskeya and its audience now have a digital gathering point. We are looking forward into 2015 to develop the full potential of our services via our partnership with AudioNow.”
The Canadian access numbers build on the success of streaming apps available to AudioNow-supported broadcasters including the recently launched Radio Tele Caraibes where downloads have shown considerable gain among Haitian diaspora, including Brazil. The mobile application includes “Radio Reporter”, a feature allowing listeners anywhere to submit video, audio, photography, and text back to the news desk of the broadcaster, furthering Caraibes mission to strengthen engagement with its audience.
Last Saturday AudioNow joined Radio Tele Caraibes for a special one-day live broadcast from New York of “Ranmasse,” a weekly hit talk show bringing together the radio personalities of Radio Tele Caraibes to discuss issues of the day.
AudioNow, based in Washington, DC, is the leading call-to-listen platform in the world. With broadcast partners on every continent, AudioNow extends the reach of radio by connecting mobile listeners to their favorite radio stations through a simple telephone call. The AudioNow platform uses proprietary “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that serves all mobile platforms. AudioNow has more than 2,400 broadcast partners, including global leaders such as the United Nations, BBC, RFI, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America, Entravision, C-SPAN and IMG College. In 2013 AudioNow delivered 2 billion listening minutes to its broadcast partners, in 76 different languages, and connected users 84 million times to its platform.
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