September 16, 2014, Washington, D.C. – In preparation for this weekend’s Social Good Summit (SGS) at 92nd St Y in New York, AudioNow, the world’s leading call-to-listen provider connecting broadcasters to mobile listeners, announced today that phone numbers in five countries will be opened for listeners to hear the live broadcast of SGS in different languages.
Sponsored by the UN Foundation, Mashable, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, SGS is a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. The theme this year explores how new media can be leveraged to create a better world by the year 2030. In an effort to open access to the conversation in key regions, AudioNow is providing phone numbers in Brazil, South Africa, Belarus, Morocco, and Dominican Republic.
Listeners can dial the following phone numbers on Sunday, September 21st, and Monday, September 22nd between 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The full program for the conference can be found here: http://mashable.com/sgs/agenda/
Brazil (English): +55. 214.042.1113
Belarus (Russian): +37.525.728.0764
Dominican Republic (Spanish): +1. 829.947.3933
South Africa (English): +27.105.904.602
“Our mission is to connect anyone to news that matters to them with just a simple telephone call,” said Elan Blutinger, CEO of AudioNow. We’re thrilled to partner with the SGS on a core theme of the conference – expanding access to technology so that more people are engaged in the global conversation at the local level.”
Also this week, the new “UN Audio Channels” app powered by AudioNow Digital will be available on Android and iOS. Listeners can now hear UN Radio content from anywhere in the world on a smartphone – including information programs, news bulletins, feature stories, interviews, daily press briefings, and live coverage of many UN General Assembly and Security Council meetings. Listeners can choose to hear content in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
For more information on AudioNow’s initiatives with SGS, please contact Alexandra Moe, Director of Strategic Partnerships at: Alexandra.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2,000 broadcast partners, including global leaders such as the United Nations, BBC, RFI, 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.