IHEARTMEDIA’S 24/7 NEWS NETWORK JOINS FORCES WITH NBC NEWS TO LAUNCH “NBC NEWS RADIO”
New Collaboration with NBC News Brings its Content to Thousands of Broadcast and Digital Radio Stations Across the U.S.
New York – July 11, 2016 – iHeartMedia today announced that its 24/7 News Network, the world’s largest radio-only news source, will provide its 1,000 affiliated radio stations and iHeartMedia’s more than 850 radio stations with access to NBC News broadcast coverage, along with an hourly newscast provided to its network around the clock. In addition, iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music and streaming radio service, will also feature “NBC News Radio” as a source for national and international news content.
Through this collaboration, NBC News will now span all media platforms including the most widely consumed medium, Radio, which reaches 93 percent of Americans each week. Global content from NBC News’ leading and award-winning television news broadcasts including primetime specials, political events and breaking news reports will be available to all of iHeartMedia’s 24/7 News Network affiliates, owned stations and will stream online via a new “NBC News Radio” station on iHeartRadio.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with NBC News in providing our affiliates and listeners with award-winning news coverage along with the global reach of this powerful news organization,” said Chris Berry, Senior Vice President and General Manager of 24/7 News Network. “Plus, the addition of NBC News Radio on iHeartRadio showcases both our companies’ commitment to providing our consumers with the most credible news wherever they are, whenever they want it.”
“We are delighted to team up with industry leader iHeartMedia to bring the influential reporting of NBC News to radio listeners across the country,” said Elisabeth Sami, SVP, NBC News Group. “More Americans watch NBC News than any news organization in the world, and now millions more will be able to listen to it on iHeartRadio stations.”
With bureaus and staff correspondents throughout the United States, 24/7 News Network produces content solely for radio with anchored news, sports and weather reports serving more than 1,000 broadcast radio stations as well as digital radio affiliates via the iHeartRadio platform.
Users can listen to “NBC News Radio” by visiting iHeartRadio.com/NBCNewsRadio.
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With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over a billion downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 85 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
About NBC News
More Americans watch NBC News than any news organization in the world. NBC News is a global leader in news across all broadcast and digital platforms. Its leading and award-winning television news broadcasts include NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, TODAY, Meet the Press, and Dateline, as well as primetime specials and breaking news reports. The rapidly-growing NBC News Digital Group, along with the SiriusXM TODAY Show Radio channel, provide continuous content to consumers wherever they are, whenever they want it. NBC News also operates Peacock Productions, an award-winning in-house production company, and the NBC NewsChannel affiliate news service.
NBC News is part of the NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation. For more information about NBCUniversal, please visit www.NBCUniversal.com.
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