ARN to launch iHeartRadio in Aus and NZ

Staff Writer

The Australian Radio Network will launch iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio service, in Australia and New Zealand next year.

Since its launch last year at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, iHeartRadio is now a leading digital radio service in the US.

iHeartRadio gives access to live broadcast and digital-only radio stations, plus user-created Custom Stations.

ARN stations will also join the iHeartRadio platform.

See their sizzle reel below….

The ARN press release states…

"With more than 115 million listening hours a month, nearly 50 million monthly digital uniques, more than 125 million downloads of iHeartRadio mobile apps and more than 18 million registered users since its introduction last September, iHeartRadio continues to grow faster than all other popular digital entertainment and social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Spotify and Instagram."

ARN CEO Ciaran Davis says…

“The launch of iHeartRadio internationally sees ARN lead the Australian and New Zealand radio industry into the next era of radio, while complementing our current strong and growing audience network, with this unique and market-leading product that sits at the forefront of global technology in the sector. This product offers listeners live station streaming for all of our stations plus user-created custom stations with more songs, more user control, deeper social integration and more opportunities to discover new music – all in one easy to use, seamless product.”

“iHeartRadio builds on our strategy of being everywhere our listeners are, with market leading products. It will also provide our advertising partners with a unique, integrated, targeted and accountable vehicle to enhance their marketing plans.”

Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment says…

“iHeartRadio offers everything listeners want in an all-in-one, free service. ARN will offer listeners an experience specifically tailored to their region and we know Australian and New Zealand music fans will love iHeartRadio as much as they do in the United States.”

CEO of APN News & Media, Brett Chenoweth said…

“We are delighted that ARN is launching iHeartRadio and support their continual expansion of their innovative digital offers to audiences and advertisers. iHeartRadio is an excellent fit with APN’s overall digital strategy.”

The service will launch in Australia and New Zealand early next year.

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