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Global partnership puts Aha streaming radio into Mazda's best-selling model

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:40am

In-car infotainment platform Aha by Harman announced that the new 2014 Mazda3 (for American and Japanese markets, as well as select other North American and Asian countries) will offer access to Aha's free service of more than 40,000 audio and information stations.

Aha will be Mazda's in-car solution to access podcasts, radio stations, news, entertainment, audiobooks, music, Facebook and Twitter feeds, and personalized location-based services.

Station partners include AccuRadio, CBC, EMF, NPR, CBS's Radio.com, SHOUTcast, Slacker, SomaFM, and others.

EMF, ESPN, Cumulus post gains in Triton's August Webcast Metrics ratings

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 10:55am

Like the melting of the snow, the falling of the leaves, and "lambs and lions coming and going," Internet radio listening tends to slip in the warm weather months every year (see last month's ratings coverage here), and just as quickly start ramping back up as we near fall and then the holidays.

We'll likely see this trend soften as mobile and in-car become more typical listening methods, but even the mature broadcast radio medium generally sees its listeners looking to disconnect a little bit when on vacation or enjoying the outdoors.

Most every broadcaster and webcaster saw AAS (Average Active Sessions) improve in the just-released August Internet Audio Top 20 from Triton Digital. Non-commercial Christian broadcaster EMF's AAS grew 17% over July, while ESPN went up 13%, and Cumulus stations collectively added about four-thousand active sessions (in the Domestic Ranker, M-Su 6a-12M).

The rankings themselves remained mostly static. Pandora remains the monster of the industry, with an August AAS (1,282,444 U.S. only, M-Su 6a-12M) seven times that of the nearest competitor, Clear Channel (183,452). Pandora added 68-thousand average sessions over last month; its AAS is up 89% so far in 2012.

The distant-yet-solid second-place Clear Channel has actually more than doubled its AAS over the past 12 months (up 122%). We'll be looking for a bump following this weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival in next month's report.

For months now, battling it out over slots 3, 4, and 5 have been Cumulus, CBS Radio, and Internet-only webcast service Slacker. (For perspective, the 46-48-thousand AAS each pulled in August is merely a quarter of Clear Channel's online figure.) Cumulus' (including the former Citadel stations) strong month was powered, it seems, by a remarkable 1.13 average time-spent-listening. That gave it the #3 slot over CBS and Slacker for the first time.

(The chart above shows the growth of Pandora, CBS, Clear Channel, the top 5 terrestrial radio groups and Slacker from September 2009 through August 2012. Note that Pandora's AAS numbers from December 2010 through mid-August 2011 were affected by the omission of tracking code in some of its mobile apps. Click to view in full size.)

The Triton Digital Webcast Metrics Top 20 Domestic M-Su 6a-12M ranking is below. Find out more from Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics report here (PDF) and find our coverage of July 2012’s ratings here.

IHeartRadio continues to aggregate non-CC streams with addition of Greater Media's 22

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 9:00am

Online streams of stations in the Greater Media broadcast group will soon be available on Clear Channel's iHeartRadio platform.
Clear Channel announced today Greater Media’s 22 AM and FM radio stations in Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Detroit and New Jersey will be available on the iHeartRadio platform beginning in April. iHeartRadio already offers more than 800 broadcast and online-only radio stations from 150 markets, plus iHeartRadio's custom stations feature.

Last month (our coverage here) Clear Channel announced it would make 570 Cumulus stations available on its application. That followed the addition of EMF's K-Love and Air1 programming (here), public radio WNYC (here), and Univision (here).

Inside Radio recently reported (here) on radio executives calling for the industry "to collectively embrace a universal app where consumers can access all broadcast radio streams, not just those owned by one company."

12/5: Clear Channel making iHeartRadio an aggregator with third-party programming

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 11:00am

Clear Channel continued to add programming from third-party sources (some might say "competitors") to to iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's platform for Internet radio, in December (here) when it brought in Cumulus' 570 radio station streams. This follows news from October when Clear Channel made available streams from EMF's K-Love and Air1 networks (here) and public radio WNYC/New York (here) on iHeartRadio.

 

Clear Channel, EMF to add K-Love and Air1 to iHeartRadio

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 12:00pm

iHeartRadioEMF's K-Love and Air1 networks will arrive in iHeartRadio on Monday, October 17. That means users of iHeartRadio's website and mobile apps will be able to stream EMF's music and programming.

The web radio platform already includes Clear Channel's more than 800 stations, 70 Univision stations (RAIN coverage here), and a Pandora-like custom radio service. 

SLACKER, CUMULUS, EMF, ACCURADIO, PANDORA AMONG TOP YEAR-OVER-YEAR GAINERS

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 12:00pm

Following the trend we’ve seen in years past, most webcasters were flat or down month-to-month in July 2011, according to Triton Digital’s newly-released Webcast Metrics.

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