Deutsche Welle, Germany’s International Broadcaster, and AudioNow Announce Mobile Radio Distribution Agreement
BONN, GERMANY and WASHINGTON, D.C., October 15, 2014 – In a first for the United States, Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, and AudioNow, the world’s largest call-to-listen mobile technology platform, announced a partnership today that makes AudioNow a call-to-listen provider for Deutsche Welle , extending the reach of its programs.
U.S. audiences can now hear live daily news programs in six languages from Deutsche Welle on any mobile device. The service does not require a smartphone or apps and uses voice minutes rather than data plans. Broadcasts are available in Amharic; English; French; Hausa; Kiswahili and Portuguese at the following numbers:
Deutsche Welle Amharic: 712.432.2900
Deutsche Welle English: 712.432.2950
Deutsche Welle French: 712.432.2930
Deutsche Welle Hausa: 712.432.2920
Deutsche Welle Kiswahili: 712.432.2910
Deutsche Welle Portuguese: 712.432.2940
Each week, Deutsche Welle reaches more than 100 million people worldwide in 30 languages through a full range of television, radio, and online services. Known for its in-depth, reliable news and information, and founded in 1953, Deutsche Welle’s focus is on intercultural dialogue, with more than 1,500 employees and hundreds of freelancers from 60 countries working in headquarters in Bonn and in Berlin. In 1994 DW was the first public broadcaster in Germany to go online.
In addition to call-to-listen phone numbers, AudioNow Digital will be designing a mobile app for Deutsche Welle that allows listeners in the USA the flexibility to choose between voice or data plans to access audio content, in addition to a suite of interactive features.
“Connecting diaspora audiences –who are often disconnected from breaking news in their own language –is something the AudioNow platform was designed for. Deutsche Welle is known for its high-quality reporting, and it’s an honor to connect them to listeners on -the-go in the U.S., who may be without access to the information they seek and need,” said Alexandra Moe, Director of Strategic Partnerships at AudioNow.
For more information on AudioNow’s partnership with Deutsche Welle, please contact Alexandra Moe at: Alexandra.firstname.lastname@example.org . At Deutsche Welle, please contact Viola Zintgraf at: email@example.com
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.
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 2,200 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.