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 george.cernat@audionow.com.
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.

Please visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.

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.