February 7, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – AudioNow® the leading mobile distribution platform for global broadcasters designed around listener engagement, and Outernet, a global broadcast data company, have entered into a strategic partnership to connect AudioNow® to mobile listeners even in the most remote parts of the world, through a simple satellite device.
Outernet can be received with a low-cost receiver from any part of the globe. The pilot with AudioNow® allows Outernet to deliver audio content from all over the world to any Wi-Fi-enabled mobile phone; the Outernet device creates a Wi-Fi hotspot which delivers offline content and updates to mobile devices.
“This strategic partnership with the world’s largest in-language mobile audio platform allows Outernet the opportunity to broaden connectivity where access is limited but the desire for information is great,” says Syed Karim, CEO of Outernet.
Broadcasters on the AudioNow® platform will now be accessible via a truly cutting edge satellite delivery service. “Many of our broadcasters have listeners in areas of the world where bandwidth is low or too expensive to access regularly, in Africa, India, and elsewhere,” says Alexandra Moe, Director of Strategic Partnerships at AudioNow®. “We are looking forward to providing a new level of mobile connectivity for our broadcasters, and stay ahead of the curve in our commitment to open new distribution channels.”
AudioNow® partners include BBC, VOA, CGTN, RFI, WTOP, RFA, Deutsche Welle, Radio America, Multimedios, Radio Television Caraibes, United Nations, and apps in over 50 languages.