Brian Lakamp

QUICK HITS: Google expansion; iHeart deal

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:45pm

Google All Access expands to seven more countries: A search for this topic yields over 7,000 versions of a simple announcement: Google’s streaming and music-locker service is newly available in the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Russia, and Switzerland -- in addition to the 12 other countries already enjoying the service. Some portions of the commentariat are grumbling that there is still no Google Internet radio in Canada.

iHeartRadio gets Turner content: Clear Channel-owned iHeart has inked a content deal with Turner Broadcasting which will enhance its Talk offerings. Users can expect to see clips from CONAN (Conan O’Brien’s TBS variety show), as well as select sports and news programming. The Talk portion of iHeart’s app currently includes a strong ABC presence, and the Turner deal could provide some balance. President of Clear Channel Digital Brian LaKamp called the deal “a significant milestone for iHeartRadio Talk.”

Lakamp promoted to Clear Channel Digital president; Calamera will be division's CTO

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 11:00am

Brian Lakamp, Clear Channel's new President of DigitalClear Channel has promoted Brian Lakamp (pictured) to the newly-created position of President of Clear Channel Digital. Lakamp was previously Executive Vice President of Digital Media. Lakamp will oversee iHeartRadio, local radio stations' Internet properties and the company's digital strategy as a whole. (Lakamp spoke at RAIN Summit Chicago as part of the Give Listeners What They Want panel -- watch it here).

The company also named Pablo Calamera as Chief Technology Officer of Clear Channel Digital. He was previously Thumbplay's CTO. Thumbplay was an on-demand music subscription service acquired by Clear Channel in March to help power the new customizable iHeartRadio (RAIN coverage here).

You can find Clear Channel's press release here.

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