Digicel and AudioNow® Announce Numbers Inside Haiti

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Digicel – Largest Mobile Operator in the Caribbean – and AudioNow® Announce Partnership for first Call-to-Listen™ Numbers Inside Haiti

February 10, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – AudioNow®, the world’s largest call-to-listen platform, and Digicel announced another first for residents of Haiti today with the availability of phone numbers in Haiti that connect to the live content of the country’s leading radio and television stations. The partnership is the result of a long term commitment by both companies to allow audiences inside Haiti to listen to broadcasters over the phone at low cost.

The service provides expanded distribution for Haitian radio stations, who can now reach audiences in rural areas who lacked access to terrestrial radio signals. Listeners who were previously “beyond the reach of radio” are now within reach, via the telephone. The service is offered at 1 HTG per minute to listeners, through the agreement with Digicel.

A sample of phone numbers inside Haiti are as follows:

Radio Television Caraibes: 6650 / +509 2815 6650
Radio Kiskeya: 6630 / +509 2815 6630
Signal FM: 6601 / +509 2815 6601
Radio Metropole: 6607 / +509 2815 6607
“The service is the result of years of working with and for our Haitian broadcast partners. It was essential for us to find a telecom partner that could meet the mobile needs of Haitians for information at an affordable price,” said George Cernat, Chief Marketing Officer of AudioNow. “AudioNow was first to connect Haitian diaspora to news inside Haiti through our call-to-listen platform beginning with the earthquake of 2010 and this is another first. It’s now time for those living in Haiti to benefit from the same level of information that is currently available to Haitians abroad.”

“There’s no better time to provide this service than right now, when updates on the elections are being followed closely by Haitian audiences daily, and will be over the next several months,” added Guilherme Annunciacao, Senior Manager of Strategy and Development at AudioNow.

For more information about AudioNow® contact George Cernat at
About Digicel

Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 14 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide.

The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network. Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League.

In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team. Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.

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About AudioNow®

AudioNow®, based in Washington, DC, USA, 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® serves more than 3,500 radio broadcast partners around the world, broadcasting radio by phone in over 100+ languages, to over 4.5 million unique listeners across 140+ nationalities and ethnic groups. AudioNow® partners include global leaders such as the United Nations, BBC, RFI, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America, Entravision, C-SPAN and IMG College.

Radio Trans Mundial se conecta con AudioNow® para ofrecer programas en español por teléfono

25 de enero de 2016 – Washington, D.C. La organización internacional de medios RTM (Radio Trans Mundial) anunció hoy que amplió la accesibilidad móvil a sus transmisiones en castellano, en asociación con AudioNow ®, el servicio líder mundial en “llamar para escuchar.” Los oyentes en cualquier lugar de los Estados Unidos ahora pueden escuchar A Traves de La Biblia (Thru the Bible) y Alimento para el Alma, con una simple llamada telefónica.

Para escuchar A Traves de la Biblia llame al 605-475-4488.

Para escuchar Alimento para el Alma llame al 605-475-4499.

Este servicio “llamar para escuchar” cuenta con el apoyo de AudioNow®, cuya sede está en Washington, D.C., y es una manera de llegar a las audiencias a través de cualquier teléfono móvil. Los oyentes no necesitan ni un teléfono inteligente ni un plan de datos, ya que las llamadas usan minutos móviles, sin costo adicional.

A Traves de La Biblia es la versión en castellano de Thru the Bible, una serie consagrada que abarca un ciclo de cinco años y guía a los oyentes a través de toda la Biblia. El programa hispano de radio Alimento para el Alma acompaña a un libro popular que ofrece 365 devocionales diarios.

Se puede acceder a ambos programas a través de las transmisiones diarias que se llevan a cabo en estaciones de radio en todos los Estados Unidos y América Latina. Ahora, por primera vez y a través del servicio “llamar para escuchar” de AudioNow ®, las audiencias pueden escuchar episodios nuevos de cualquiera de los dos programas, en cualquier momento del día, desde cualquier lugar de los Estados Unidos. Los oyentes también pueden dejar mensajes para los presentadores de los programas.

AudioNow ® es la plataforma “llamar para escuchar” más importante del mundo y el proveedor líder de aplicaciones móviles innovadoras para emisoras de radio. Con más de 3.500 socios de transmisión en todo el mundo, AudioNow ® ayuda a transmitir contenidos en 100 idiomas a audiencias que representan a más de 140 nacionalidades y etnias. Sus socios de transmisión incluyen líderes de la industria tales como la BBC, RFI y la Voz de América, y emisoras religiosas líderes tales como la Red de Radiodifusión Bíblica, Adventist World Radio, Christian Satellite Network y Radio María.

“Hace mucho tiempo que RTM quiere proporcionar una manera fácil para que sus oyentes escuchen el contenido por teléfono,”expresó Jim Munger, director del ministerio hispano de RTM en los Estados Unidos. “AudioNow nos está ayudando a lograrlo.”

Natalie White, gerente de desarrollo empresarial de AudioNow ®, dijo, AudioNow ® queremos aumentar el acceso a la programación que a la gente le interesa y la que la gente quiere escuchar, a la vez que aumentamos el impacto de la transmisión. Ese es nuestro objetivo para RTM y nos honra poder llevarlo a cabo.”

Trans World Radio, Global Christian Media Organization, Partners with AudioNow® for Spanish Language Programs

January 25, 2016 – Washington, D.C. International media organization TWR (Trans World Radio) announced the expansion of mobile accessibility to its Spanish-language broadcasts in partnership with AudioNow ®, the world’s leading Call-to-Listen ™ service. Listeners anywhere in the United States can now hear A Traves de La Biblia (Thru the Bible) and Alimento para el Alma (Food for the Soul), through a simple telephone call.

To listen to A Traves de la Biblia simply call 605-475-4488.

To listen to Alimento para el Alma call 605-475-4499.

This Call-to-Listen™ service, provided by Washington D.C. based AudioNow ®, is a way to reach audiences on any mobile phone. Listeners do not need a smartphone or data plan, as calls use regular mobile minutes with no extra charge.

With headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, Trans World Radio is the largest evangelical media organization in the world. Founded in 1954, TWR has grown to deliver programming in more than 230 languages and dialects through broadcast partners in more than 160 countries.

A Traves de La Biblia is the Spanish version of Thru the Bible, a time-honored series spanning a five-year cycle and guiding listeners through the entire Bible. The Spanish-language radio program Alimento para el Alma is the companion to a popular book offering 365 daily devotionals. Both programs are accessible through daily broadcasts on stations throughout Latin America and the United States. Now through AudioNow’s® Call-to-Listen™ service, for the first time audiences can listen to new episodes of either program at any moment of the day from anywhere in the United States. Listeners also have the option to leave a message for the program hosts.

AudioNow® is the world’s largest Call-to-Listen™ platform and leading provider of innovative mobile apps for broadcasters. With more than 3,500 broadcast partners worldwide, AudioNow ® helps deliver content in over 100 languages to audiences representing more than 140 nationalities and ethnicities. Broadcast partners include industry leaders such as the BBC, RFI, and Voice of America as well as leading faith-based broadcasters such as the Bible Broadcasting Network, Adventist World Radio, the Christian Satellite Network and Radio Maria.

“For a long time TWR has wanted to provide an easy way to hear our content by phone, and AudioNow is helping us achieve that,” said Jim Munger, TWR’s director of U.S. Hispanic Ministry.

“At AudioNow we want to increase access to programming people care about and want to hear, in turn increasing the impact of the broadcast. That is our aim for TWR,” said Natalie White, Manager of Business Development for AudioNow®.

RFI In Mandinkan Now Available in the United States on AudioNow®

22 December 2015- Washington, D.C. RFI, the French news radio station that broadcasts its programmes worldwide in French and 13 other languages, now features news in Mandinkan on AudioNow.
This new service is now available for AudioNow users. AudioNow is the world’s leading Call-to-Listen ™ service and interactive mobile app supplier for broadcasters. Users can now listen to RFI’s latest news broadcast in Mandinkan from any landline or mobile phone, by calling (605) 475-4500. This service also includes RFI’s other broadcast languages* and Monte Carlo Doualiya, the France Médias Monde Group’s universal station in the Arabic language.
Calls from mobile phones are included in subscriptions.

“RFI introduced programmes in Mandinkan – after Hausa and Swahili – in October 2015. Mandinkan is a language that over 40 million people use to communicate in Mali, Burkina-Faso, Côte d’’Ivoire and Guinea, and large communities speak it in Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia and far beyond in Africa,” says Jean-Marc Belchi, Development Director for Africa at the France Médias Monde Group, which encompasses RFI. He adds, “I’m delighted that the many West-African listeners living in the United States can now listen to RFI in Mandinkan, and enjoy instant access to world news in their language, thanks to this partnership with AudioNow.”

“For more than five years, AudioNow has worked with Radio France Internationale to connect their news, cultural affairs, and features that various diaspora populations depend on, in a dozen languages,” said George Cernat, Chief Marketing Officer at AudioNow. “We’re honored to add the Mandinkan language so that West African audiences can listen to RFI’s programs from any phone in the U.S.”

Groundbreaking Study Highlights AudioNow® Multilingual Surveys for Mobile Phones

AudioNow® Surveys 5,500 Immigrant Radio Listeners as Part of New Study Funded by the Knight Foundation

October 19, 2015 – Washington, D.C. AudioNow®, with its leading radio-by-phone platform, recently partnered with IMPRINT, a coalition of non-profits, to survey more than 5,500 immigrant radio listeners — many hailing from traditionally “hard-to-reach communities” — on mobile phones across the U.S. The just released, “Surveying Immigrant Radio Listeners: A Case Study,” highlights AudioNow’s survey technology as an innovative new technique, in a study funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The study also revealed industry-high participation rates for the mobile survey.

AudioNow ® is the leading provider of in-language mobile applications and call-to-listen technology for broadcasters. With more than 3,000 partners around the world, AudioNow ® helps extend the reach of radio and television in 97 languages, representing 130 nationalities and ethnicities, to listeners on any mobile phone.

Surveys were launched for mobile radio audiences across AudioNow’s® Call-to-Listen™ platform in five languages (Amharic, English, Haitian Creole, Punjabi, and Swahili), in partnership with twenty-two broadcasters serving diaspora communities in the U.S. Call-to-Listen™ technology allows listeners to dial a regular telephone number from any cell phone to hear their favorite radio station live. Calling in, listeners are given the option to take a short survey, responding with their keypads, before connecting to the regular broadcast.

Radio audiences were asked about levels of civic engagement, social capital, higher education, employment status and their perceived barriers to employment.

IMPRINT, the Immigrant Professional Integration project, working with their home organization WES Global Talent Bridge, sought to investigate the factors contributing to the successful integration of immigrant professional in the U.S. Their new report, ‘Steps to Success: Integrating Immigrant Professionals in the United States,’ is the product of that effort reporting on information learned from both online and mobile phone surveys by AudioNow®.

“This telephonic survey of radio listeners helped gather detailed data from a diverse, hard-to-reach audience, including many limited English-speaking individuals who are often not represented in traditional surveys,” reports IMPRINT Director Stacey Simon in the AudioNow case study. “The response was almost instantaneous. Within the first few days, we had had more than 4,000 respondents, including 2,300 who lived in one of the target cities.”

Learn more about AudioNow ® and participating broadcasters in “Surveying Immigrant Radio Listeners: A Case Study,” available at or, and see the study’s full results in ‘Steps to Success: Integrating Immigrant Professionals in the United States’, also on IMPRINT’s website.

Grupo Multimedios, con más de 50 estaciones de TV y Radio en México, y AudioNow® lanzan servicio móvil

Escucha Multimedios y Milenio Radio y Televisión desde cualquier teléfono en México y Estados Unidos

09 de octubre 2015 – Washington, D.C. Multimedios y Milenio, unas de las principales cadenas de radio y televisión en México, y AudioNow®, la plataforma líder para transmisiones de radio en dispositivos móviles, anunciaron el lanzamiento del nuevo servicio Call-to-Listen™ (llama y escucha) exclusivo para audiencias en todo México y Estados Unidos.

Los radioescuchas de Multimedios y Milenio ahora pueden acceder a lo mejor de las noticias, deportes, entretenimiento y programas hablados marcando al 605.475.8000 desde cualquier parte de los Estados Unidos o al 899.274.66.61 desde México. Las llamadas de los celulares consumen el tiempo aire regular del plan del usuario sin costo extra por larga distancia.

Las personas que llamen podrán seleccionar las principales estaciones de Grupo Multimedios como RG La Deportiva, Multimedios Televisión, Milenio Noticias y XET La Grande. También pueden seleccionar escuchar los principales programas de deportes y noticias bajo demanda, incluyendo “Penalty” o “La Hora de Willie” de RG, así como el último juego local de Tigres o Rayados o “Las Diez de Milenio” de Milenio Televisión.

AudioNow ® ayuda a las estaciones de radio y televisión en México y todo el mundo a alcanzar radioescuchas en cualquier teléfono a través del servicio “llama y escucha” y de aplicaciones móviles. Call-to-Listen™ (llama y escucha) permite a los usuarios sin teléfonos inteligentes o internet escuchar sus programas favoritos en vivo o bajo demanda. Con números de acceso en Estados Unidos y otros 35 países, así como con el uso de aplicaciones móviles, AudioNow ® permite a las estaciones incrementar de gran manera su audiencia móvil en sus países de origen así como fuera de ellos.

“Con el incremento en la demanda de nuestra programación, estamos muy contentos de lanzar este nuevo servicio a través de AudioNow ®. Es de gran impacto para nuestra audiencia en todo Estados Unidos, así como en diversas ciudades de México, ya que se beneficiarán con un acceso más sencillo a sus programas favoritos de noticias, deportes o entretenimientos desde su casa o en sus automóviles”, comenta Alberto Domínguez, de Multimedios.

“Multimedios es conocido en todo México y Estados Unidos por sus noticias e información al instante. AudioNow se complace en incrementar la accesibilidad a su programación al tener disponibles de manera inmediata y en vivo sus noticieros y programas más populares a través de cualquier teléfono móvil en México y Estados Unidos” dijo Natalie White, Directora de Desarrollo de Negocios de AudioNow®.

Para escuchar Multimedios y Milenio simplemente marca:

605.475.8000 – Estados Unidos
899.274.66.61 – México

Grupo Multimedios, Mexican network of over 50 broadcast stations, and AudioNow® Launch Mobile Partnership

Listen to Multimedios and Milenio Radio and Television on any mobile phone in the U.S. and Mexico

October 9, 2015 – Washington, D.C. Multimedios and Milenio, Mexico’s premier radio and television networks in Monterrey, and AudioNow ®, the world’s leading mobile platform for in-language broadcasters, today announce the launch of a new Call-to-Listen ™ service, exclusive for mobile audiences across the United States and Mexico.

Multimedios and Milenio listeners can now hear the best of news, sports and talk by calling 605.475.8000 anywhere in the United States, and 899.274.66.61 anywhere in Mexico. Mobile calls consume regular airtime minutes, with no extra cost or long distance charges.

Calling-in, listeners select from the network’s top stations including RG 690 La Deportiva, Multimedios Televisión, Milenio Noticias and XET La T Grande. Listeners can also select to hear top-rated sports and news programs on-demand including La Deportiva’s ‘Penalty,’ ‘La Hora de Willie’ or ‘Juego local de Fútbol,’ and Milenio TV’s ‘Las Diez de Milenio.’

AudioNow ® helps broadcasters in Mexico and around the world reach listeners on any mobile phone through Call-to-Listen ™ and interactive mobile applications. Call-to-Listen ™ allows audiences without smartphones or internet to hear their favorite programs live, and on-demand. With access numbers in the U.S. and 35 additional countries, as well as state of the art mobile applications, AudioNow ® allows broadcasters to vastly grow their mobile audience abroad and in home countries.

“With growing demand for our programming, we are very happy to launch the new mobile service with AudioNow ®. It is particularly impactful for our listeners throughout the U.S. and different cities in Mexico, who will benefit from easier access to their favorite news, sports and entertainment from home or on the road,” said Alberto Dominguez of Multimedios.

“Multimedios is turned to across Mexico and the U.S. for news and information around the clock. AudioNow ® is honored to increase accessibility to their programming, making their live broadcasts and popular programs immediately available on any mobile phone for American and Mexican audiences,” said Natalie White Manager of Business Development at AudioNow ®.

To listen to Multimedios and Milenio on any phone simply call:

605.475.8000 – U.S.
899.274.66.61 – Mexico

AudioNow’s Polling Technology Gives Broadcasters New Insight into Haitian Presidential Debate

October 7, 2015 – AudioNow, the world’s leading mobile platform connecting in-language broadcasters to audiences through call-to-listen and mobile apps, announced today the results of an innovative poll conducted live in Miami last Sunday following a debate with Haiti’s leading presidential candidates.

Organized by the diaspora organization Friends of Haiti, and Radio Television Caraibes, the debate featured eight of Haiti’s 54 presidential candidates participating in the October 25th election. AudioNow provided Haitians in the US an opportunity to participate through a poll on its app and call-to-listen number with Radio Television Caraibes. Haitian diaspora, who cannot vote in Haiti’s election, but who are often influential in steering family and friends at home, were asked: Who won the debate? after the candidates completed their fiery exchange.

Over 6,000 people responded to the poll, with Steven Benoit selected as the winner of the debate, followed by Clarens Renois and Samuel Madistin, respectively.

“We proved with the support of technology, a real debate has no physical space limitations, and can be entertained whether in Haiti or in the States, “ said Magalie Theodore, a leading organizer on behalf of Friends of Haiti. “ With the collaboration of Audio Now and Radio Caraibes, Friends of Haiti 2010 was able to reach more than 1500 people in the North Miami High School Auditorium, and an estimate of more than 3 million people across the globe.“

“We are proud to have brought technology to the masses for the greater good of the country, “ added Moryl Gattereau an associate from Radio Television Caraibes. “It was a pleasure to partner with AudioNow on this venture.”

AudioNow’s poll was also featured in a lead-up story to the debate by the Miami Herald.

AudioNow Announces Numerous Mobile Channels to Follow Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit

UN Audio app will broadcast Pope’s live UN Address;
Radio Maria and others offer live call-to-listen coverage

As final preparations are underway for Pope Francis’ first trip to the United States, AudioNow, the world’s leading mobile platform for in-language broadcasters, is pleased to announce coverage of the visit from several of its broadcast partners.
There is no cost for the call from mobile phones; calls use mobile voice minutes.

Ave Maria Radio: 712.432.7800
Radio Pax: 712.432.4355
Radio Maria US: 712.832.8065

ESNE: 641.552.5010
Guadalupe Radio TV: 712.832.8080
Radio Maria NY Spanish: 712.832.8496
Manantial de Amor: 712.432.2916
Unidos Por Cristo y Maria: 605.475.5812

Radio Voix Ave Maria: 832.551.5009
Radio Tele Soleil: 641.552.5201

Catholic Media Network: 712.432.7150
Veritas 846: 605.475.5885
Radio Maria Philippines: 712.832.8472

In addition on September 25th: Pope Francis will address the United Nations General Assembly at 10:15 a.m. Watch live on the UN Audio app.

Download the UN Audio app here on Android and Apple.


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Also, Radio Maria will be following Pope Francis in Cuba, and in the U.S.
Pope Francis in Cuba:

  • September 19th: Live: 3:30pm – 6pm ET
  • September 20th-22nd: Live: 8am – 8pm ET

Pope Francis in US:

  • Sept. 23rd: Washington, D.C.: 3:30 pm – 8pm
  • Sept. 24th: 11am – 8pm
  • Sept. 25th: Madison Square Garden, NYC: 11am – 8pm
  • Sept. 26th & 27th: Philadelphia, World Meeting of Families: 9am – 9pm

“We’re pleased to offer U.S. listeners direct access to the Pope’s historic tour, where he’ll address issues that are important to American audiences, such as immigration. It’s an honor to host a no-cost way to follow the Pope by some of the leading Catholic broadcasters in the world through our platform,” said Guilherme Annunciacao, Manager of Strategic Partnerships.

For more information, please contact:

About AudioNow® Digital

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 innovative mobile technology utilizing voice and data. The AudioNow® platform uses proprietary “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that serves all mobile platforms. AudioNow® has more than 3,000 broadcast partners, including global leaders such as the United Nations, BBC, RFI, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America, Entravision, C-SPAN and IMG College. In 2014, there were in excess of 100 million unique sessions into the AudioNow platform, enabling these broadcasters to extend their reach with content in 96 different languages, and across 130 different nationalities and ethnic groups. AudioNow® delivered an incremental 2.5 billion listening minutes to its broadcast partners last year.


CCTV America Launches Its First-Ever Video App with AudioNow®

Major Mobile Partnership Expands to Video Platform

CCTV America, the American bureau of China Central Television, one of the world’s largest broadcasters, and AudioNow®, the leading digital provider of Call-To-Listen™ and in-language streaming apps, announced today the launch of CCTV America’s first ever video streaming mobile application for Android and iPhone:


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Check out the app in action:

In order to best serve their growing mobile audience, both in the U.S. and abroad, CCTV America’s premier English-language news content is now available worldwide on any smartphone. In addition to bringing CCTV America’s award winning programming, the app also offers the below features:

  • RSS feed
  • Live video
  • Radio Reporter
  • Weibo connectivity
  • Call-to-listen

CCTV provides breaking news, award-winning in-depth reporting and analysis in English — and from a Chinese perspective — to viewers in the United States, China, and more than 100 countries and regions around the world.

Among the daily programs produced in Washington D.C., Biz Asia America covers business trends on every continent, interviews top business leaders, and offers insight like no other channel on the Chinese economy—soon to be the largest in the world. The Heat is a daily talk show that takes an in-depth look at the stories making global headlines. Americas Now is a magazine show that focuses on news from the Western Hemisphere — with special emphasis on reporting from Latin America.

“Helping CCTV America by building them their first mobile application is an honor for us. We’re doubly-honored to offer video and state of the art features that keep them connected to their enormous global audience.”

— Elan Blutinger, CEO, AudioNow®

About CCTV America

CCTV America is the American production and broadcast arm of CCTV News. The broadcast center employs nearly 160 people. CCTV America focuses on in depth coverage of developments in both North and South America. It fields a dozen correspondents in Central and South America; more than any other English language network. Its talk programming attracts distinguished guests to speak on global issues from the world of politics, business, and entertainment. CCTV America programming launched from Washington on February 6, 2012 and has been steadily expanding.

About AudioNow® Digital

Apps from AudioNow® Digital create an immersive, two-way experience between broadcasters and their listeners. Features include: one-touch call-to-listen (where available); user control of bandwidth size to manage data costs; sharing through social media; and, push notifications.