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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 www.AudioNow.com or www.imprintproject.org, 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.

Surveying Immigrant Radio Listeners: A Case Study

As part of a project funded by the John S. and James L. KnightFoundation, IMPRINT (Immigrant Professional Integration) worked with AudioNow to survey more than 5,500 immigrant radio listeners. Surveys were launched in five languages including Amharic, English, Haitian Creole, Punjabi and Swahili and asked respondents about their experiences living and working in the United States.

Read the full Case Study, to learn more about this innovative survey technique.

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.

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

Spanish
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

French
Radio Voix Ave Maria: 832.551.5009
Radio Tele Soleil: 641.552.5201

Tagalog
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: guilherme.annunciacao@audionow.com

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.

 

ESPN 980 Announces Its Mobile App to Expand Fan Connectivity

Red Zebra Broadcasting, which owns and operates WTEM/ESPN 980 “The Home of The Redskins,” in partnership with AudioNow Digital, today launched a mobile app that will allow fans play-by-play game coverage, and live and on-demand sports talk shows, from the city’s top sports broadcaster.

 

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As the 2015 NFL regular season gets underway September 10th, and as the Redskins emerge from pre-season with solid wins and a new designation of Kirk Cousins as the team’s quarterback, the app will allow D.C. sports fans the chance to get closer to breaking sports news as it happens.

ESPN 980 is available on Apple and Android platforms, and features every Redskins game live, in addition to favorite daily programs from Tony Kornheiser, Chris Cooley, Kevin Sheehan, Brian Mitchell, Steve Czaban and more. Fans who missed the live program can go back and listen to their favorite on-demand shows and hear breaking interviews with top guests, with the option to download these podcasts over Wi-Fi where available.

The app‘s additional features include: “Radio Reporter,” enabling fans to send in photos, text, and audio on game day; listener -controlled bandwidth management; social share functionality among listeners; and push notifications from the station.

“The ESPN 980 App is another excellent way for us to connect with our audience,” says Dan Zampillo, Director of Programming. “We are thrilled to have this partnership with Audio Now, which allows us to bring listeners closer to the best sports radio in DC.”

“Washington’s sports fans are among the most passionate, informed, and vocal, in the country,” says Rebecca Walker, Director of Digital Partnerships at AudioNow. “This app enables them to stay in much closer touch with their favorite station, giving opinions, and receiving updates, when they’re away from traditional radio or even outside of D.C.”

About ESPN 980

Red Zebra Broadcasting operates ESPN 980. ESPN 980 is the flagship radio station for Washington Redskins play-by-play and is available on 92.7 FM and 94.3 FM. You can also hear the station with the new ESPN 980 App available now at the Apple Store and Google Play

About AudioNow®

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 2,900 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.

 

Deutsche Welle and AudioNow Announce First Amharic App to Expand Global Connectivity

Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, in partnership with AudioNow®, today launched an audio-only app that will allow users to listen to DW’s Amharic programming anywhere over data globally, in addition to cellular voice connections where available.

 

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DW Amharic, which is available on Apple and Android platforms, will provide both live and on-demand programming so that audiences around the globe can download programs over WiFi and listen to DW content when it is most convenient.

The app‘s additional features provide an immersive experience that expands audience participation and communication: listener-controlled bandwidth management; push notifications from the station; social share functionality among listeners; and, in a future release, flash polling.

“We are very excited about this latest initiative, undertaken jointly with AudioNow®, to make our programs even more accessible to listeners around the globe. The US market in particular is very important for us as the Ethiopian diaspora there is very vocal and influential” says DW Amharic’s program manager Ludger Schadomsky.

“This app caters to both diaspora and local audiences, by offering audiences options in how they choose to listen to breaking news, feature stories and other programs they depend on from Deutsche Welle,” says Alexandra Moe, Director of Strategic Partnerships at AudioNow®. “We’re excited to expand DW Amharic news closer to home, and give the diaspora more ways to engage with the station.”

ABOUT Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster and a trusted source for reliable, unbiased news and information. DW delivers the latest insights and analysis of the issues that are moving the world with regional television lineups and radio and online content available in 30 different languages. For more information, please contact amharic@dw.com

About AudioNow®

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 2,900 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. For more information, please contact Rebecca Walker at rebecca.walker@audionow.com.

 

Notimex y AudioNow actualizan su app ahora con opción de Video

Agencia de noticias tradicional amplía contenidos multimedia

Las noticias en video ahora están disponibles para los suscriptores de aplicaciones móviles de Notimex en todo el mundo a través de su aplicación para móviles que realiza en conjunto con AudioNow Digital.

 

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Notimex, tradicionalmente una agencia de noticias en línea, lanzó su aplicación multimedia con podcasts de audio temáticos para iPhone y Android a principios de este año. La adición de video ilustra el crecimiento de Notimex y compromiso con la información periodística en todas las plataformas y medios.

La app de Notimex incluye video reportajes, que abarcan temas relacionados con la sociedad, la cultura, la educación, el deporte y el entretenimiento; se encuentran disponibles bajo demanda, por tema y actualizado diariamente, además de los podcast de audio.

“Notimex ha impulsado para ampliar el acceso a todo el mundo que descargue la aplicación, con información multimedia de calidad. Para AudioNow es un honor ayudarles a dar el siguiente paso con video que ha llegado a ser tan importante en el mundo de hoy.”

— Natalie White, Gerente de Desarrollo de Negocios en las Américas para AudioNow ®

AudioNow Digital, el líder en aplicaciones en lenguaje para las emisoras de radio y televisión, a principios de este año, ahora incluye vídeo entre su suite de aplicaciones de audio.

“Estamos en constante evolución y en aumento de nuestra oferta al público. Nuestra nueva app con vídeo, incluye historias convincentes y informes de noticias que sean de más fácil acceso, es nuestro último avance.”

— Lic. Alejandro Ramos, Director General de Notimex

Acerca De Notimex, Agencia de Noticias del Estado Mexicano

Notimex, Agencia de Noticias del Estado Mexicano, es una agencia de noticias global con más de 45 años de experiencia y presencia en 24 ciudades de todo el mundo, con el objetivo de difundir los acontecimientos actuales a nivel nacional e internacional a través de múltiples plataformas impresas y digitales, incluyendo Radio , Televisión, Medios Digitales, Periódicos, Revistas y Redes Sociales. Notimex busca promover el derecho al libre acceso a la información plural y oportuna sobre los principios de veracidad, imparcialidad, objetividad, equidad y rendición de cuentas.

Acerca de AudioNow® Digital

AudioNow® AudioNow® Digital es un proveedor líder de aplicaciones móviles altamente innovadores para las emisoras de radio en todo el mundo. Nuestro Apps℠ encender la radio en una experiencia interactiva para los oyentes y los organismos de radiodifusión, y están diseñados específicamente para los oyentes en la diáspora y las estaciones que tratan de llegar a ellos.