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London-Based Dalka TV Expands Mobile Distribution in UK and US; AudioNow® “Call-to-Listen” Technology Crossing Borders

(November 29, 2011, Washington D.C.) London-based Dalka TV, broadcasting to Somalis across the world, has joined forces with AudioNow® to provide mobile streaming for their station’s programming simply by calling 712.432.7760 on any mobile phone in the United States.  Service in the UK is available by calling 020.3519.0460 on any mobile phone.

“The launch of Dalka TV in the United States and the United Kingdom has been very well received and shows that radio stations all over the globe can find new markets by using our “call-to-listen” technology,” said AudioNow’s Chief Marketing Officer, George Cernat.  “Dalka TV’s move to AudioNow’s platform has eliminated capital expenditures typically required to expand distribution to loyal audiences in the UK or North America.  AudioNow provides a unique platform that makes it simple and affordable for any broadcaster to cross borders,” added Cernat.

Dalka TV provides news and talk radio for Somalis living in the United Kingdom. The service is now available in the United States and the United Kingdom by mobile phone.  With the current famine, conflict between al-Shabaab, Islamist militants, and the transitional Somali government, Somalis across the globe are eager to hear news from their homeland on Dalka TV.

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:

Jennifer Friesen

Director of Marketing and Public Affairs

Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

(November 29, 2011, Washington D.C.) London-based Dalka TV, broadcasting to Somalis across the world, has joined forces with AudioNow® to provide mobile streaming for their station’s programming simply by calling 712.432.7760 on any mobile phone in the United States.  Service in the UK is available by calling 020.3519.0460 on any mobile phone.

“The launch of Dalka TV in the United States and the United Kingdom has been very well received and shows that radio stations all over the globe can find new markets by using our “call-to-listen” technology,” said AudioNow’s Chief Marketing Officer, George Cernat.  “Dalka TV’s move to AudioNow’s platform has eliminated capital expenditures typically required to expand distribution to loyal audiences in the UK or North America.  AudioNow provides a unique platform that makes it simple and affordable for any broadcaster to cross borders,” added Cernat.

Dalka TV provides news and talk radio for Somalis living in the United Kingdom. The service is now available in the United States and the United Kingdom by mobile phone.  With the current famine, conflict between al-Shabaab, Islamist militants, and the transitional Somali government, Somalis across the globe are eager to hear news from their homeland on Dalka TV.

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

 

At AudioNow:

Jennifer Friesen

Director of Marketing and Public Affairs

Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

(November 29, 2011, Washington D.C.) London-based Dalka TV, broadcasting to Somalis across the world, has joined forces with AudioNow® to provide mobile streaming for their station’s programming simply by calling 712.432.7760 on any mobile phone in the United States.  Service in the UK is available by calling 020.3519.0460 on any mobile phone.

“The launch of Dalka TV in the United States and the United Kingdom has been very well received and shows that radio stations all over the globe can find new markets by using our “call-to-listen” technology,” said AudioNow’s Chief Marketing Officer, George Cernat.  “Dalka TV’s move to AudioNow’s platform has eliminated capital expenditures typically required to expand distribution to loyal audiences in the UK or North America.  AudioNow provides a unique platform that makes it simple and affordable for any broadcaster to cross borders,” added Cernat.

Dalka TV provides news and talk radio for Somalis living in the United Kingdom. The service is now available in the United States and the United Kingdom by mobile phone.  With the current famine, conflict between al-Shabaab, Islamist militants, and the transitional Somali government, Somalis across the globe are eager to hear news from their homeland on Dalka TV.

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

 

At AudioNow:

Jennifer Friesen

Director of Marketing and Public Affairs

Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

Ave Agreement with African Revival Radio Expands Mobile Audience in US; AudioNow® Continues Expansion with International Radio

(October 27, 2011, Washington D.C.) Pennsylvania-based African Revival Radio, broadcasting to African immigrants around the world has joined forces with AudioNow® to provide mobile streaming for their station’s programming simply by calling 712.432.8039 from any mobile device.

“Helping broadcasters expand their coverage while lowering bandwidth costs is what we do best,” noted AudioNow’s Chief Technology Officer, Marcel Barbulescu. “We are happy to provide our partners at African Revival Radio with a valuable service. AudioNow will continue implementing its strategy of bringing radio to any mobile device via our call-to-listen technology.”

African Revival Radio reaches audiences around the world through Internet radio streams and podcasts, and seeks to provide compelling substantive content that impacts African immigrants -wherever they are- in their own dialects and languages. With programming that includes teachings and Christian music, it is the goal of African Revival Radio to bring direction and hope to African immigrants around the world.

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com(October 27, 2011, Washington D.C.) Pennsylvania-based African Revival Radio, broadcasting to African immigrants around the world has joined forces with AudioNow® to provide mobile streaming for their station’s programming simply by calling 712.432.8039 from any mobile device.

“Helping broadcasters expand their coverage while lowering bandwidth costs is what we do best,” noted AudioNow’s Chief Technology Officer, Marcel Barbulescu. “We are happy to provide our partners at African Revival Radio with a valuable service. AudioNow will continue implementing its strategy of bringing radio to any mobile device via our call-to-listen technology.”

African Revival Radio reaches audiences around the world through Internet radio streams and podcasts, and seeks to provide compelling substantive content that impacts African immigrants -wherever they are- in their own dialects and languages. With programming that includes teachings and Christian music, it is the goal of African Revival Radio to bring direction and hope to African immigrants around the world.

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com(October 27, 2011, Washington D.C.) Pennsylvania-based African Revival Radio, broadcasting to African immigrants around the world has joined forces with AudioNow® to provide mobile streaming for their station’s programming simply by calling 712.432.8039 from any mobile device.

“Helping broadcasters expand their coverage while lowering bandwidth costs is what we do best,” noted AudioNow’s Chief Technology Officer, Marcel Barbulescu. “We are happy to provide our partners at African Revival Radio with a valuable service. AudioNow will continue implementing its strategy of bringing radio to any mobile device via our call-to-listen technology.”

African Revival Radio reaches audiences around the world through Internet radio streams and podcasts, and seeks to provide compelling substantive content that impacts African immigrants -wherever they are- in their own dialects and languages. With programming that includes teachings and Christian music, it is the goal of African Revival Radio to bring direction and hope to African immigrants around the world.

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

Radio Farda on AudioNow Receives Positive Reviews in the Technical Press AudioNow Recognized for Technical Achievement

AudioNow’s new Persian language service, Radio Farda, the Iranian Branch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) broadcast services, has been receiving attention in the specialty media outlets as it is meeting a vital need for Iranians living in the United Kingdom.

“We are happy to provide our partners at Radio Farda with a valuable service,” stated AudioNow’s Chief Technology Officer, Marcel Barbulescu. “From a technical standpoint, we are pleased with the positive reviews we’ve seen in the specialty press, as they validate the versatility and scalability of our platform. Our expansion continues as planned according to our long-term strategy of bringing any type of radio and audio content to any mobile device in the world.”

MobileMediaToolkit article follows.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

 

For Those in the UK: Call a Local Number to Hear 24-hour Persian-language News Updates on Iran

Earlier this year, Voice of America’s Somalia Service and AudioNow combined efforts to make it easier for Somalians in the United Kingdom to listen to coverage of the drought and other audio news updates via a basic mobile phone.

Now, the same audio service is available for Iranians living in the United Kingdom. Radio Farda, the Iranian broadcasting service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, is broadcasting the Persian-language service on any mobile phone in the UK. People can call a local number (+44 20 3519 3020) and are immediately connected to a live stream of audio content.

The 24-hour mobile news updates from Radio Farda include political, cultural, social, and art news.

AudioNow’s new Persian language service, Radio Farda, the Iranian Branch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) broadcast services, has been receiving attention in the specialty media outlets as it is meeting a vital need for Iranians living in the United Kingdom.

“We are happy to provide our partners at Radio Farda with a valuable service,” stated AudioNow’s Chief Technology Officer, Marcel Barbulescu. “From a technical standpoint, we are pleased with the positive reviews we’ve seen in the specialty press, as they validate the versatility and scalability of our platform. Our expansion continues as planned according to our long-term strategy of bringing any type of radio and audio content to any mobile device in the world.”

MobileMediaToolkit article follows.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

For Those in the UK: Call a Local Number to Hear 24-hour Persian-language News Updates on Iran

Earlier this year, Voice of America’s Somalia Service and AudioNow combined efforts to make it easier for Somalians in the United Kingdom to listen to coverage of the drought and other audio news updates via a basic mobile phone.

Now, the same audio service is available for Iranians living in the United Kingdom. Radio Farda, the Iranian broadcasting service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, is broadcasting the Persian-language service on any mobile phone in the UK. People can call a local number (+44 20 3519 3020) and are immediately connected to a live stream of audio content.

The 24-hour mobile news updates from Radio Farda include political, cultural, social, and art news.

 

AudioNow’s new Persian language service, Radio Farda, the Iranian Branch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) broadcast services, has been receiving attention in the specialty media outlets as it is meeting a vital need for Iranians living in the United Kingdom.

“We are happy to provide our partners at Radio Farda with a valuable service,” stated AudioNow’s Chief Technology Officer, Marcel Barbulescu. “From a technical standpoint, we are pleased with the positive reviews we’ve seen in the specialty press, as they validate the versatility and scalability of our platform. Our expansion continues as planned according to our long-term strategy of bringing any type of radio and audio content to any mobile device in the world.”

MobileMediaToolkit article follows.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

For Those in the UK: Call a Local Number to Hear 24-hour Persian-language News Updates on Iran

Earlier this year, Voice of America’s Somalia Service and AudioNow combined efforts to make it easier for Somalians in the United Kingdom to listen to coverage of the drought and other audio news updates via a basic mobile phone.

Now, the same audio service is available for Iranians living in the United Kingdom. Radio Farda, the Iranian broadcasting service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, is broadcasting the Persian-language service on any mobile phone in the UK. People can call a local number (+44 20 3519 3020) and are immediately connected to a live stream of audio content.

The 24-hour mobile news updates from Radio Farda include political, cultural, social, and art news.

 

London-Based SSC Radio Expands Mobile Distribution in US

(October 25, 2011, Washington D.C.) London-based SSC Radio, broadcasting to Somalis across the United Kingdom, has joined forces with AudioNow® to provide mobile streaming for their station’s programming simply by calling 712.432.8034 on any mobile phone in the United States.

 

“The launch of SSC Radio in the United States has been very well received and shows that radio stations all over the globe can find new markets by using our “call-to-listen” technology,” said AudioNow’s Chief Marketing Officer, George Cernat. “Essentially, we are leveling the playing field. Our solution is extremely scalable and extremely cost-effective. There is no need for any radio station to engage in heavy capital expenditures when expanding abroad: AudioNow provides a turn-key solution that takes days to implement and costs essentially nothing,” added Cernat.

 

SSC Radio is a leading source of news and talk radio for Somalis living in the United Kingdom and is now available in the United States.  With the current drought and subsequent famine in Somalia, Somalis across the Globe are desperate to hear news from their homeland.  SSC Radio brings this critical information to thousands of people who long to hear from their home.

 

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

 

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:

Jennifer Friesen

Director of Marketing and Public Affairs

Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

(October 25, 2011, Washington D.C.) London-based SSC Radio, broadcasting to Somalis across the United Kingdom, has joined forces with AudioNow® to provide mobile streaming for their station’s programming simply by calling 712.432.8034 on any mobile phone in the United States.

“The launch of SSC Radio in the United States has been very well received and shows that radio stations all over the globe can find new markets by using our “call-to-listen” technology,” said AudioNow’s Chief Marketing Officer, George Cernat. “Essentially, we are leveling the playing field. Our solution is extremely scalable and extremely cost-effective. There is no need for any radio station to engage in heavy capital expenditures when expanding abroad: AudioNow provides a turn-key solution that takes days to implement and costs essentially nothing,” added Cernat.

SSC Radio is a leading source of news and talk radio for Somalis living in the United Kingdom and is now available in the United States.  With the current drought and subsequent famine in Somalia, Somalis across the Globe are desperate to hear news from their homeland.  SSC Radio brings this critical information to thousands of people who long to hear from their home.

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

 

At AudioNow:

Jennifer Friesen

Director of Marketing and Public Affairs

Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

(October 25, 2011, Washington D.C.) London-based SSC Radio, broadcasting to Somalis across the United Kingdom, has joined forces with AudioNow® to provide mobile streaming for their station’s programming simply by calling 712.432.8034 on any mobile phone in the United States.

“The launch of SSC Radio in the United States has been very well received and shows that radio stations all over the globe can find new markets by using our “call-to-listen” technology,” said AudioNow’s Chief Marketing Officer, George Cernat. “Essentially, we are leveling the playing field. Our solution is extremely scalable and extremely cost-effective. There is no need for any radio station to engage in heavy capital expenditures when expanding abroad: AudioNow provides a turn-key solution that takes days to implement and costs essentially nothing,” added Cernat.

SSC Radio is a leading source of news and talk radio for Somalis living in the United Kingdom and is now available in the United States.  With the current drought and subsequent famine in Somalia, Somalis across the Globe are desperate to hear news from their homeland.  SSC Radio brings this critical information to thousands of people who long to hear from their home.

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

 

At AudioNow:

Jennifer Friesen

Director of Marketing and Public Affairs

Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

KKOV Talk Vancouver Now on Any Mobile Phone

Washington D.C.,  October 17, 2011: KKOV Talk Vancouver has joined forces with AudioNow® to provide listening on any mobile phone, 24/7, by calling 712.432.2330.

“AudioNow® is a simple but cutting edge service that will allow our listeners to have yet another way to stay in contact with KKOV day and night.” says Dennis Glasgow, KKOV Program Director, “Without question, it’s a service that every radio station should be using.”

“With a high demand for news and current events, listening to AM 1550 KKOV, Southwest Washington’s leading talk radio broadcaster, should be as easy as pressing a speed dial key on any mobile device which listeners can now do.” says Jen Friesen, AudioNow’s Director of Public Affairs. “Simplicity for broadcasters and listeners is the key to AudioNow’s technology platform.”

KKOV is one of the top conservative personality talk radio stations in the Southwest Washington area.  With shows such as The Michael Savage Show, The Hugh Hewett Show, The Michael Medved Show, and The Mike Gallagher Show, AM 1550 KKOV is one of the most listened to talk radio shows in the Northwest.  It is also the exclusive home to the University of Washington Huskies and Greater St. Helen’s League High School Football.  Visit www.1550talk.com to learn more.

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms.  Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Marketing and Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

Washington D.C.,  October 17, 2011: KKOV Talk Vancouver has joined forces with AudioNow® to provide listening on any mobile phone, 24/7, by calling 712.432.2330.

“AudioNow® is a simple but cutting edge service that will allow our listeners to have yet another way to stay in contact with KKOV day and night.” says Dennis Glasgow, KKOV Program Director, “Without question, it’s a service that every radio station should be using.”

“With a high demand for news and current events, listening to AM 1550 KKOV, Southwest Washington’s leading talk radio broadcaster, should be as easy as pressing a speed dial key on any mobile device which listeners can now do.” says Jen Friesen, AudioNow’s Director of Public Affairs. “Simplicity for broadcasters and listeners is the key to AudioNow’s technology platform.”

KKOV is one of the top conservative personality talk radio stations in the Southwest Washington area.  With shows such as The Michael Savage Show, The Hugh Hewett Show, The Michael Medved Show, and The Mike Gallagher Show, AM 1550 KKOV is one of the most listened to talk radio shows in the Northwest.  It is also the exclusive home to the University of Washington Huskies and Greater St. Helen’s League High School Football.  Visit www.1550talk.com to learn more.

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms.  Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Marketing and Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

Washington D.C.,  October 17, 2011: KKOV Talk Vancouver has joined forces with AudioNow® to provide listening on any mobile phone, 24/7, by calling 712.432.2330.

“AudioNow® is a simple but cutting edge service that will allow our listeners to have yet another way to stay in contact with KKOV day and night.” says Dennis Glasgow, KKOV Program Director, “Without question, it’s a service that every radio station should be using.”

“With a high demand for news and current events, listening to AM 1550 KKOV, Southwest Washington’s leading talk radio broadcaster, should be as easy as pressing a speed dial key on any mobile device which listeners can now do.” says Jen Friesen, AudioNow’s Director of Public Affairs. “Simplicity for broadcasters and listeners is the key to AudioNow’s technology platform.”

KKOV is one of the top conservative personality talk radio stations in the Southwest Washington area.  With shows such as The Michael Savage Show, The Hugh Hewett Show, The Michael Medved Show, and The Mike Gallagher Show, AM 1550 KKOV is one of the most listened to talk radio shows in the Northwest.  It is also the exclusive home to the University of Washington Huskies and Greater St. Helen’s League High School Football.  Visit www.1550talk.com to learn more.

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms.  Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Marketing and Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

AudioNow Announces New Broadcaster Tool: The Stream Heartbeat

October 13, 2011, Washington, DC – AudioNow® announced today that participating broadcasters will now be able to see a graphic representation of how their stream is performing on a real-time basis. This information is now visible on the broadcaster’s account dashboard. The graph tracks breaks in streaming, providing broadcasters with critical insights on the quality of their stream.

“We developed this important tool as a way to improve the listener experience that can be compromised from even momentary disruptions in the broadcast stream which the stations are generally unaware of until listeners complain. Broadcasters who beta-tested the service were surprised to see the level of interruptions in their service,” says George Cernat, AudioNow’s Chief Marketing Officer. “As with other AudioNow® reporting tools, the AudioNow® Stream HeartbeatTM, comes as a standard feature for all broadcasters we accept on our network. We are committed to the long-term success of our partners and this ensures that their listener experience will improve across all their distribution platforms.”

“Our audio platform was designed for the unique requirements of the broadcast industry from the bottom-up to help ease the strain imposed by increased mobile streaming through data networks”, added Marcel Barbulescu, the company’s Chief Technology Officer. “AudioNow® uses a single stream of bandwidth regardless of the number of listeners that call in on our network. By launching the AudioNow® Stream HeartbeatTM, we are now able to give our broadcasters a sense of how their stream is performing in real time.”

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone radio distribution in North America. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice architecture and patent-pending “single-stream” technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live and pre-recorded audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms while lowering bandwidth costs for broadcasters. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.comOctober 13, 2011, Washington, DC – AudioNow® announced today that participating broadcasters will now be able to see a graphic representation of how their stream is performing on a real-time basis. This information is now visible on the broadcaster’s account dashboard. The graph tracks breaks in streaming, providing broadcasters with critical insights on the quality of their stream.

“We developed this important tool as a way to improve the listener experience that can be compromised from even momentary disruptions in the broadcast stream which the stations are generally unaware of until listeners complain. Broadcasters who beta-tested the service were surprised to see the level of interruptions in their service,” says George Cernat, AudioNow’s Chief Marketing Officer. “As with other AudioNow® reporting tools, the AudioNow® Stream HeartbeatTM, comes as a standard feature for all broadcasters we accept on our network. We are committed to the long-term success of our partners and this ensures that their listener experience will improve across all their distribution platforms.”

“Our audio platform was designed for the unique requirements of the broadcast industry from the bottom-up to help ease the strain imposed by increased mobile streaming through data networks”, added Marcel Barbulescu, the company’s Chief Technology Officer. “AudioNow® uses a single stream of bandwidth regardless of the number of listeners that call in on our network. By launching the AudioNow® Stream HeartbeatTM, we are now able to give our broadcasters a sense of how their stream is performing in real time.”

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone radio distribution in North America. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice architecture and patent-pending “single-stream” technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live and pre-recorded audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms while lowering bandwidth costs for broadcasters. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.comOctober 13, 2011, Washington, DC – AudioNow® announced today that participating broadcasters will now be able to see a graphic representation of how their stream is performing on a real-time basis. This information is now visible on the broadcaster’s account dashboard. The graph tracks breaks in streaming, providing broadcasters with critical insights on the quality of their stream.

“We developed this important tool as a way to improve the listener experience that can be compromised from even momentary disruptions in the broadcast stream which the stations are generally unaware of until listeners complain. Broadcasters who beta-tested the service were surprised to see the level of interruptions in their service,” says George Cernat, AudioNow’s Chief Marketing Officer. “As with other AudioNow® reporting tools, the AudioNow® Stream HeartbeatTM, comes as a standard feature for all broadcasters we accept on our network. We are committed to the long-term success of our partners and this ensures that their listener experience will improve across all their distribution platforms.”

“Our audio platform was designed for the unique requirements of the broadcast industry from the bottom-up to help ease the strain imposed by increased mobile streaming through data networks”, added Marcel Barbulescu, the company’s Chief Technology Officer. “AudioNow® uses a single stream of bandwidth regardless of the number of listeners that call in on our network. By launching the AudioNow® Stream HeartbeatTM, we are now able to give our broadcasters a sense of how their stream is performing in real time.”

AudioNow® is the leading provider of mobile phone radio distribution in North America. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice architecture and patent-pending “single-stream” technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live and pre-recorded audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms while lowering bandwidth costs for broadcasters. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

Radio Farda Now on Any Mobile Phone in the UK

Washington DC October 4, 2011: Radio Farda, the Iranian broadcasting service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) broadcast services, has joined forces with AudioNow to broadcast its Persian-language service on any mobile phone in the United Kingdom, 24/7, by calling +44 20 3519 3020.

“We are pleased to make available Radio Farda’s live stream via telephone in the United Kingdom,” stated Steven Korn, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s president. “London is an important Iranian diaspora community with influential members. We look forward to offering this service in countries neighboring Iran in the near future. ”

“Partnering with Radio Farda was a logical next step for us,” says AudioNow’s Chief Technology Officer, Marcel Barbulescu. “Our foray into the European market earlier this year left us well positioned to scale our network quickly as demand for our services increases. We welcome Radio Farda and look forward to our next partnership abroad or in the US.”

Radio Farda is a dynamic international broadcaster based in Prague, Czech Republic that provides news, information, and cultural programming to Iranians around the world. Radio Farda broadcasts political, cultural, social, and art news with an emphasis on Iran. It is one of the few remaining sources of uncensored news and information for people in Iran. Radio Farda’s website, while severely censored, still receives 20 million page views every month.

AudioNowTM is the leading provider of mobile phone radio distribution in North America. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice architecture, and patent-pending “single-stream” technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live and pre-recorded audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms while lowering bandwidth costs for broadcasters. The service is free to listeners though some mobile operators charges may apply and listeners should check their mobile plan. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.comWashington DC October 4, 2011: Radio Farda, the Iranian broadcasting service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) broadcast services, has joined forces with AudioNow to broadcast its Persian-language service on any mobile phone in the United Kingdom, 24/7, by calling +44 20 3519 3020.

“We are pleased to make available Radio Farda’s live stream via telephone in the United Kingdom,” stated Steven Korn, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s president. “London is an important Iranian diaspora community with influential members. We look forward to offering this service in countries neighboring Iran in the near future. “

“Partnering with Radio Farda was a logical next step for us,” says AudioNow’s Chief Technology Officer, Marcel Barbulescu. “Our foray into the European market earlier this year left us well positioned to scale our network quickly as demand for our services increases. We welcome Radio Farda and look forward to our next partnership abroad or in the US.”

Radio Farda is a dynamic international broadcaster based in Prague, Czech Republic that provides news, information, and cultural programming to Iranians around the world. Radio Farda broadcasts political, cultural, social, and art news with an emphasis on Iran. It is one of the few remaining sources of uncensored news and information for people in Iran. Radio Farda’s website, while severely censored, still receives 20 million page views every month.

AudioNowTM is the leading provider of mobile phone radio distribution in North America. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice architecture, and patent-pending “single-stream” technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live and pre-recorded audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms while lowering bandwidth costs for broadcasters. The service is free to listeners though some mobile operators charges may apply and listeners should check their mobile plan. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.comWashington DC October 4, 2011: Radio Farda, the Iranian broadcasting service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) broadcast services, has joined forces with AudioNow to broadcast its Persian-language service on any mobile phone in the United Kingdom, 24/7, by calling +44 20 3519 3020.

“We are pleased to make available Radio Farda’s live stream via telephone in the United Kingdom,” stated Steven Korn, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s president. “London is an important Iranian diaspora community with influential members. We look forward to offering this service in countries neighboring Iran in the near future. “

“Partnering with Radio Farda was a logical next step for us,” says AudioNow’s Chief Technology Officer, Marcel Barbulescu. “Our foray into the European market earlier this year left us well positioned to scale our network quickly as demand for our services increases. We welcome Radio Farda and look forward to our next partnership abroad or in the US.”

Radio Farda is a dynamic international broadcaster based in Prague, Czech Republic that provides news, information, and cultural programming to Iranians around the world. Radio Farda broadcasts political, cultural, social, and art news with an emphasis on Iran. It is one of the few remaining sources of uncensored news and information for people in Iran. Radio Farda’s website, while severely censored, still receives 20 million page views every month.

AudioNowTM is the leading provider of mobile phone radio distribution in North America. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice architecture, and patent-pending “single-stream” technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live and pre-recorded audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms while lowering bandwidth costs for broadcasters. The service is free to listeners though some mobile operators charges may apply and listeners should check their mobile plan. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

Awdal Radio, Somali News Station, Joins AudioNow; AudioNow Continues North American Expansion

(Sept 28, 2011, Washington D.C.) Canada-based Awdal Radio, broadcasting to Somalians across North America, has joined forces with AudioNow to provide mobile streaming for their station’s programming simply by calling 712.432.6662 from any mobile device.

“Listening to radio should be as simple as pressing a speed dial button for the large percentage of the mobile market that do not access data services on their phones,” says Jen Friesen, the Director of Public Affairs for AudioNow . “Awdal Radio’s content will now be available to every mobile phone listener without downloads or the need to access data services. This continues AudioNow’s North American expansion and we are extremely excited to work with our Canada-based partners.”

Awdal Radio is the leading source of news and talk radio for Somalis living in North America. “We want Somali communities in North America to listen our radio,” said the Station Manager. With the current drought and subsequent famine in Somalia, Somalis in North America are desperate to hear news from their homeland. Awdal Radio brings this critical information to the thousands of people who long to hear from their home.

AudioNowTM is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com(Sept 28, 2011, Washington D.C.) Canada-based Awdal Radio, broadcasting to Somalians across North America, has joined forces with AudioNow to provide mobile streaming for their station’s programming simply by calling 712.432.6662 from any mobile device.

“Listening to radio should be as simple as pressing a speed dial button for the large percentage of the mobile market that do not access data services on their phones,” says Jen Friesen, the Director of Public Affairs for AudioNow . “Awdal Radio’s content will now be available to every mobile phone listener without downloads or the need to access data services. This continues AudioNow’s North American expansion and we are extremely excited to work with our Canada-based partners.”

Awdal Radio is the leading source of news and talk radio for Somalis living in North America. “We want Somali communities in North America to listen our radio,” said the Station Manager. With the current drought and subsequent famine in Somalia, Somalis in North America are desperate to hear news from their homeland. Awdal Radio brings this critical information to the thousands of people who long to hear from their home.

AudioNowTM is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com(Sept 28, 2011, Washington D.C.) Canada-based Awdal Radio, broadcasting to Somalians across North America, has joined forces with AudioNow to provide mobile streaming for their station’s programming simply by calling 712.432.6662 from any mobile device.

“Listening to radio should be as simple as pressing a speed dial button for the large percentage of the mobile market that do not access data services on their phones,” says Jen Friesen, the Director of Public Affairs for AudioNow . “Awdal Radio’s content will now be available to every mobile phone listener without downloads or the need to access data services. This continues AudioNow’s North American expansion and we are extremely excited to work with our Canada-based partners.”

Awdal Radio is the leading source of news and talk radio for Somalis living in North America. “We want Somali communities in North America to listen our radio,” said the Station Manager. With the current drought and subsequent famine in Somalia, Somalis in North America are desperate to hear news from their homeland. Awdal Radio brings this critical information to the thousands of people who long to hear from their home.

AudioNowTM is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

Nationally Broadcasted Spanish Variety Show “MexMix” Broadens Mobile Distribution, AudioNow Continues Expansion with Hispanic Listeners

(Sept 26, 2011, Washington D.C.) Spanish variety show “MexMix”, a nationally broadcasted music and entertainment show featuring DJ El Pistolero Live, has joined forces with AudioNow to provide mobile distribution for their program simply by calling (712)432-8027 on any mobile device.

“We are looking to expand our coverage,” says Tony Hernandez, CEO of Stardome Media, “Our partnership with AudioNow allows our listeners to be able to hear their favorite Mexican radio programming anywhere, anytime, on any phone.”

“Listening to a top regional Mexican music and variety show should be as easy as pressing a speed dial key on any mobile device which listeners can now do. Simplicity for broadcasters and listeners is the key to AudioNow’s technology platform.” says Jennifer Friesen, the Director of Public Affairs for AudioNow. “Our platform is perfect for “MexMix” Spanish programming because listeners want current events and music in their language on the go.”

“MexMix” is a Spanish music and variety show featuring today’s best in popular Mexican music. “MexMix” features comedy, news headlines, entertainment world gossip updates, today’s topics of interest, and more. The show is high energy, fast-paced and full of audience interaction.

AudioNowTM is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com(Sept 26, 2011, Washington D.C.) Spanish variety show “MexMix”, a nationally broadcasted music and entertainment show featuring DJ El Pistolero Live, has joined forces with AudioNow to provide mobile distribution for their program simply by calling (712)432-8027 on any mobile device.

“We are looking to expand our coverage,” says Tony Hernandez, CEO of Stardome Media, “Our partnership with AudioNow allows our listeners to be able to hear their favorite Mexican radio programming anywhere, anytime, on any phone.”

“Listening to a top regional Mexican music and variety show should be as easy as pressing a speed dial key on any mobile device which listeners can now do. Simplicity for broadcasters and listeners is the key to AudioNow’s technology platform.” says Jennifer Friesen, the Director of Public Affairs for AudioNow. “Our platform is perfect for “MexMix” Spanish programming because listeners want current events and music in their language on the go.”

“MexMix” is a Spanish music and variety show featuring today’s best in popular Mexican music. “MexMix” features comedy, news headlines, entertainment world gossip updates, today’s topics of interest, and more. The show is high energy, fast-paced and full of audience interaction.

AudioNowTM is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com(Sept 26, 2011, Washington D.C.) Spanish variety show “MexMix”, a nationally broadcasted music and entertainment show featuring DJ El Pistolero Live, has joined forces with AudioNow to provide mobile distribution for their program simply by calling (712)432-8027 on any mobile device.

“We are looking to expand our coverage,” says Tony Hernandez, CEO of Stardome Media, “Our partnership with AudioNow allows our listeners to be able to hear their favorite Mexican radio programming anywhere, anytime, on any phone.”

“Listening to a top regional Mexican music and variety show should be as easy as pressing a speed dial key on any mobile device which listeners can now do. Simplicity for broadcasters and listeners is the key to AudioNow’s technology platform.” says Jennifer Friesen, the Director of Public Affairs for AudioNow. “Our platform is perfect for “MexMix” Spanish programming because listeners want current events and music in their language on the go.”

“MexMix” is a Spanish music and variety show featuring today’s best in popular Mexican music. “MexMix” features comedy, news headlines, entertainment world gossip updates, today’s topics of interest, and more. The show is high energy, fast-paced and full of audience interaction.

AudioNowTM is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

AudioNow launches New Beta with the US National Weather Service; Local weather forecasts now on any mobile phone

Washington D.C. , September 20, 2011: The National Weather Service (NWS) just announced that updated weather forecasts are now available free of charge on any mobile device in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas. Callers will be automatically directed to the NWS local forecast for the area closest to their originating number. The service will be available as a public service by AudioNow, the leader in cross-platform mobile broadcasting serving the broadcast industry throughout North America. This is part of a pilot program being run in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area with the idea to expand this important service to the entire country based on feedback from users.

The numbers to call are:
Manassas, VA area 703.652.1210
Fredericksburg, VA area 540.322.4035
Washington, DC area 202.349.0185
Baltimore, MD area 410.500.4450

“With leading mobile providers announcing the imminent termination of weather forecast by phone service in the area, AudioNow saw an opportunity to step in and offer this important public service at no cost in tough economic times,” says Jennifer Friesen, AudioNow’s Director of Public Affairs. “This is a strategic partnership that will bring weather to the interested public in an easy way. Everyone has access to a phone, but not everyone is necessarily connected to the Internet or watches TV all the time.”

“The NWS is always pleased when innovative companies find new ways to make our information useful on any platform. Building public-private partnerships allows the NWS to leverage available resources to benefit the listening public,” noted Mark Paese, COO of the National Weather Service. “We believe this pilot program will help folks who may feel more comfortable calling a number to listen to the local weather broadcast, including those with visual impairments that make other forms of access to weather information more difficult to use.”

AudioNowTM is the leading provider of mobile phone radio distribution in North America. It uses proprietary, patent-pending “single-stream” technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live and pre-recorded audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms while lowering bandwidth costs for broadcasters. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Official NWS release follows.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

NWS logo

Free phone service to call our NOAA Weather Radio Broadcast!

National Weather Service (NWS) received notification that AudioNow has developed a service that allows any mobile or fixed line caller to access the latest NWS forecast. AudioNow uses “HD” voice technology that allows any phone to access the NOAA Weather Radio broadcast without any downloads.

The AudioNow service is now available in selected areas to evaluate use for eventual nation-wide distribution. The service in this area can be accessed through the numbers identified below. This service can add on to your current weather/emergency notification and monitoring plans.

AudioNow’s approach is to provide this service at no cost, and eventually roll this out nationally. If you are in local or state government, please ensure the widest level of distribution in your locality and posting on local/county and city websites as appropriate.

Here are the phone numbers:

Washington, DC area
202-349-0185

Manassas, VA area
703-652-1210

Baltimore, MD
410-500-4450

Fredericksburg, VA area
540-322-4035

Again, this service is free.

Please provide any comments/feedback you feel will help us evaluate the AudioNow service during this trial roll-out. Any additional information from AudioNow or NWS will be provided if there are any significant changes to this service. Additional updates and information on weather alerts and dissemination can be found on our website at http://alerts.weather.gov and off our main page at http://weather.gov.

– NOAA / National Weather Service

Washington D.C. , September 20, 2011: The National Weather Service (NWS) just announced that updated weather forecasts are now available free of charge on any mobile device in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas. Callers will be automatically directed to the NWS local forecast for the area closest to their originating number. The service will be available as a public service by AudioNow, the leader in cross-platform mobile broadcasting serving the broadcast industry throughout North America. This is part of a pilot program being run in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area with the idea to expand this important service to the entire country based on feedback from users.

The numbers to call are:
Manassas, VA area 703.652.1210
Fredericksburg, VA area 540.322.4035
Washington, DC area 202.349.0185
Baltimore, MD area 410.500.4450

“With leading mobile providers announcing the imminent termination of weather forecast by phone service in the area, AudioNow saw an opportunity to step in and offer this important public service at no cost in tough economic times,” says Jennifer Friesen, AudioNow’s Director of Public Affairs. “This is a strategic partnership that will bring weather to the interested public in an easy way. Everyone has access to a phone, but not everyone is necessarily connected to the Internet or watches TV all the time.”

“The NWS is always pleased when innovative companies find new ways to make our information useful on any platform. Building public-private partnerships allows the NWS to leverage available resources to benefit the listening public,” noted Mark Paese, COO of the National Weather Service. “We believe this pilot program will help folks who may feel more comfortable calling a number to listen to the local weather broadcast, including those with visual impairments that make other forms of access to weather information more difficult to use.”

AudioNowTM is the leading provider of mobile phone radio distribution in North America. It uses proprietary, patent-pending “single-stream” technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live and pre-recorded audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms while lowering bandwidth costs for broadcasters. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Official NWS release follows.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

NWS logo

Free phone service to call our NOAA Weather Radio Broadcast!

National Weather Service (NWS) received notification that AudioNow has developed a service that allows any mobile or fixed line caller to access the latest NWS forecast. AudioNow uses “HD” voice technology that allows any phone to access the NOAA Weather Radio broadcast without any downloads.

The AudioNow service is now available in selected areas to evaluate use for eventual nation-wide distribution. The service in this area can be accessed through the numbers identified below. This service can add on to your current weather/emergency notification and monitoring plans.

AudioNow’s approach is to provide this service at no cost, and eventually roll this out nationally. If you are in local or state government, please ensure the widest level of distribution in your locality and posting on local/county and city websites as appropriate.

Here are the phone numbers:

Washington, DC area
202-349-0185

Manassas, VA area
703-652-1210

Baltimore, MD
410-500-4450

Fredericksburg, VA area
540-322-4035

Again, this service is free.

Please provide any comments/feedback you feel will help us evaluate the AudioNow service during this trial roll-out. Any additional information from AudioNow or NWS will be provided if there are any significant changes to this service. Additional updates and information on weather alerts and dissemination can be found on our website at http://alerts.weather.gov and off our main page at http://weather.gov.

– NOAA / National Weather Service

Washington D.C. , September 20, 2011: The National Weather Service (NWS) just announced that updated weather forecasts are now available free of charge on any mobile device in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas. Callers will be automatically directed to the NWS local forecast for the area closest to their originating number. The service will be available as a public service by AudioNow, the leader in cross-platform mobile broadcasting serving the broadcast industry throughout North America. This is part of a pilot program being run in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area with the idea to expand this important service to the entire country based on feedback from users.

The numbers to call are:
Manassas, VA area 703.652.1210
Fredericksburg, VA area 540.322.4035
Washington, DC area 202.349.0185
Baltimore, MD area 410.500.4450

“With leading mobile providers announcing the imminent termination of weather forecast by phone service in the area, AudioNow saw an opportunity to step in and offer this important public service at no cost in tough economic times,” says Jennifer Friesen, AudioNow’s Director of Public Affairs. “This is a strategic partnership that will bring weather to the interested public in an easy way. Everyone has access to a phone, but not everyone is necessarily connected to the Internet or watches TV all the time.”

“The NWS is always pleased when innovative companies find new ways to make our information useful on any platform. Building public-private partnerships allows the NWS to leverage available resources to benefit the listening public,” noted Mark Paese, COO of the National Weather Service. “We believe this pilot program will help folks who may feel more comfortable calling a number to listen to the local weather broadcast, including those with visual impairments that make other forms of access to weather information more difficult to use.”

AudioNowTM is the leading provider of mobile phone radio distribution in North America. It uses proprietary, patent-pending “single-stream” technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live and pre-recorded audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms while lowering bandwidth costs for broadcasters. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.

Official NWS release follows.

Contact Information:

At AudioNow:
Jennifer Friesen
Director of Public Affairs
Jennifer.Friesen@AudioNow.com

NWS logo

Free phone service to call our NOAA Weather Radio Broadcast!

National Weather Service (NWS) received notification that AudioNow has developed a service that allows any mobile or fixed line caller to access the latest NWS forecast. AudioNow uses “HD” voice technology that allows any phone to access the NOAA Weather Radio broadcast without any downloads.

The AudioNow service is now available in selected areas to evaluate use for eventual nation-wide distribution. The service in this area can be accessed through the numbers identified below. This service can add on to your current weather/emergency notification and monitoring plans.

AudioNow’s approach is to provide this service at no cost, and eventually roll this out nationally. If you are in local or state government, please ensure the widest level of distribution in your locality and posting on local/county and city websites as appropriate.

Here are the phone numbers:

Washington, DC area
202-349-0185

Manassas, VA area
703-652-1210

Baltimore, MD
410-500-4450

Fredericksburg, VA area
540-322-4035

Again, this service is free.

Please provide any comments/feedback you feel will help us evaluate the AudioNow service during this trial roll-out. Any additional information from AudioNow or NWS will be provided if there are any significant changes to this service. Additional updates and information on weather alerts and dissemination can be found on our website at http://alerts.weather.gov and off our main page at http://weather.gov.

– NOAA / National Weather Service