AudioNow® and Digicel, Largest Mobile Operator in the Caribbean, Announce First Carrier-Supported Community Radio App for Haiti

May 19, 2015 – Washington, D.C. AudioNow® Digital, the leading provider of in-language mobile apps for radio broadcasters, announces the first call-to-listen and mobile streaming directory app for Haitian radio stations. The “AudioNow® Haiti Radio” app, sponsored by Digicel, a leading global communications provider, is available now, free of charge, on the Google Play and Apple Stores.

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The app features over 300 Haitian radio stations, including broadcast giants Radio Television Caraibes, Radio Kiskeya, and Signal FM, as well as Haitian diaspora stations, whose combined audience is several million listeners worldwide. The “AudioNow Haiti Radio” app is the industry’s first carrier supported community radio app that also helps provide coverage to those in need across Haiti and elsewhere.

The app officially launched on May 16th at the Digicel sponsored, 17th Annual Haitian Compas Festival at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium that brought attendees from across the United States, Canada, Haiti, and the Caribbean to commemorate Haitian Flag Day.

The app offers both live-streams and on-demand content from the most popular programs on the island. With the ability to search based on language, location, and genre, listeners will be able to find virtually any Haitian radio station they are looking for, and add them to their “favorites list” on the homepage.

“This is the first time that over 300 Haitian stations have been hosted together in an app with worldwide streaming capabilities. The app is designed to make digital radio content accessible and affordable,” said Tim Gross, Sr. Mgr of Digital Marketing Channels for Digicel. “We’re especially pleased that we can provide radio access to those who lacked it otherwise in our international Diaspora communities, and to do this with AudioNow, a household name in the Haitian community.”

“AudioNow® first became involved with the Haitian community following the 2010 earthquake, and has been dedicated to helping broadcasters from the island ever since. It is an honor to be making such a strong offering to both Haitian broadcasters and listeners,” said George Cernat, Chief Marketing Officer of AudioNow.

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.

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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