Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Clear Channel and Univision Partner to Extend Univision Radio Stations to the New iHeartRadio

NEW YORK, Sep 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --Univision Fans can Listen to Some of the Most Popular Hispanic Radio Personalities, including Omar & Argelia, Dra. Isabel, Luis Jimenez, Piolin, Javier Romero and others on the New iHeartRadio Platform

Second graph, second sentence of release should read: The New iHeartRadio is Clear Channel's free, industry-leading digital radio service that offers more than 800 broadcast radio and digital-only stations from 150 cities plus the ability to create custom radio stations, delivering listeners everything they want all in one fully integrated service. 

Programming from the country's leading Spanish-language radio stations will stream wherever iHeartRadio is available, including web, mobile and automobile.

Univision fans can listen to some of the most popular Hispanic radio personalities, including Omar & Argelia, Dra. Isabel, Luis Jimenez, Piolin, Javier Romero and others on the new iHeartRadio Platform

Clear Channel Radio, the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet, and Univision, the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced that Univision Radio will become a major provider of Spanish-language radio content on iHeartRadio, extending Univision Radio's popular 70 radio stations programming, including streaming of 45 stations, to the New iHeartRadio platform wherever it is available, including the Web, mobile and automobile.

This strategic partnership marks the first third-party distribution relationship for iHeartRadio, and enables its platform to better reach an important listening audience. The New iHeartRadio is Clear Channel's free, industry-leading digital radio service that offers more than 800 broadcast radio and digital-only stations from 150 cities plus the ability to create custom radio stations, delivering listeners everything they want all in one fully integrated service. Clear Channel released the official New iHeartRadio on September 23 at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

Univision Radio is the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. with 70 stations in 17 markets, including Puerto Rico, reaching over 16 million unduplicated listeners each week. Univision Radio covers nearly 70 percent of the country's Hispanic population, plus it is the only Spanish Radio operator in 14 of the top 15 Hispanic markets. In fact, Univision Radio had the No. 1 Spanish-language radio stations in 11 of 12 PPM markets for the month of August. Univision Radio is also currently streamed over each of its station's Websites accessible via UnivisionMusica.com and on mobile via its Univision Radio app.

Starting later this year, iHeartRadio users and Univision Radio fans will be able to use the New iHeartRadio to tune in to Univision Radio's range of engaging music, sports and talk formats as well as the leading Spanish AM and FM radio personalities, including:
  •  Omar & Argelia, No. 1 rated morning radio show in Los Angeles
  •  Dra. Isabel, the angel of the airwaves
  •  Piolin, one of the most popular morning radio personalities in the country
  •  Luis Jimenez, renown host of "The Luis Jimenez Show"
  •  Raul Brindis (y Pepito), host of Houston's top-rated Latino morning show
  •  Javier Romero, the king of Miami Latino morning radio
"By adding stations from Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S., to the iHeartRadio platform, this agreement will allow us to make iHeartRadio a more complete offering for our users," said Bob Pittman, Chairman of Media and Entertainment Platforms for Clear Channel. "This agreement highlights our strategy of providing the most complete array of radio stations imaginable, and it's one more validation of our platform that Univision Radio is joining iHeartRadio."

"This partnership provides a great opportunity for us to expand our reach and grow the audience for Univision Radio's programming beyond our own online and mobile platforms through iHeartRadio, providing yet another avenue for fans to listen to their favorite stations no matter where they connect from," said Kevin Conroy, President of Univision Interactive Media.

Jose Valle, President of Univision Radio added, "We are excited to be leading the way as iHeartRadio's first third-party distribution partner. Extending the reach of our popular Univision Radio content and Hispanic America's favorite personalities reinforce our ongoing commitment to reaching our community across platforms."

Univision Radio's music/talk/sports programming spans a wide range of formats that resonate deeply with Hispanic listeners, including:
  •  Adult Contemporary -- Romantica, Ballads, International Pop Hits and Top 40 Hits
  •  Regional Mexican -- Banda, Ranchera, Mariachi and Nortena
  •  Tropical -- "Latin Rhythmic" music from the Caribbean, including Salsa, Merengue and Reggaeton
  •  Tejano -- A cross between contemporary Rock, Ranchera and Country
  •  Spanish Rhythmic and Spanish Contemporary
With 50 million listening hours a month and 34 million downloads of iHeartRadio mobile apps, Clear Channel is already one of the most popular digital music destinations.

About Clear Channel Radio
With 237 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Radio has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Radio serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations. The company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the Internet at each station's web properties and iHeartRadio.com, and on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. CCMO -14.60% , a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at www.ccmediaholdings.com .
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About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the premier media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 86% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network, and a suite of six cable offerings - De Pelicula, De Pelicula Clasico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clasico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company's platforms; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations and 70 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics; Univision Movil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.univision.net .

SOURCE: Clear Channel Radio

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