Corus Radio Delivers New HD Traffic Service in Canada

Listeners can tune into Corus HD Radio stations and access real time road updates on select vehicle dashboards

Toronto, ON – Corus Radio is now delivering HERE Radio HD Traffic, the first in-vehicle, real time HD Radio traffic service in Canada. Currently operating solely through Corus HD Radio stations, the service, developed by HERE, a leader in mapping and location technology, in partnership with the Broadcaster Traffic Consortium, allows drivers and passengers with enabled devices and automobiles to receive local traffic and road updates on their vehicle’s navigation display screen when tuned into Corus’ HD Radio channels.

Listeners with access to HD Radio technology can tune into the digital signal of Corus Radio’s Talk Radio AM640 (CFMJ AM) in Toronto and AM900 CHML (CHML AM), found under Hamilton’s 95.3 Fresh Radio (CING FM) on channel’s HD2 (AM640) and HD3 (AM900). Also available is Calgary’s News Talk AM770 (CHQR AM) under sister station, Country 105.1’s (CKRY FM) HD2 channel and Vancouver’s News Talk 980 (CKNW AM), under Rock 101’s (CFMI FM) HD2 channel.

“Corus Radio was the first in market with HD Radio in Canada and is now the first and only Canadian broadcaster to deliver in-vehicle HD traffic services,” says Mario Cecchini, Executive Vice President, President, Corus Radio and Corus Média. “We are always innovating the listener experience and continue to build on the great radio we offer through enhanced services.”

Honda is currently the only brand to offer the service, in certain 2015 and 2016 models, with additional manufacturers expected to roll out with the feature later this year.

About Corus Entertainment
Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in television broadcasting, live events, children’s book publishing, children’s animation, animation software, and technology and media services. Corus’ television brands include ABC Spark, Cartoon Network (Canada), CMT (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Disney Channel (Canada), Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon (Canada), OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), Telelatino, TELETOON, Treehouse, W Network, YTV, Historia, La chaîne Disney, Séries+ and TÉLÉTOON. Its 39 radio brands include CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh Radio, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. The company also owns Nelvana, an internationally renowned animation production company, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and Quay Media Services. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

About HERE
HERE is a leader in mapping and location technology. We enable rich, real-time location applications and experiences for consumers, vehicles, enterprises and cities. HERE is backed by a consortium of leading automotive companies. To learn more about us, including our work in the areas of connected and automated driving, visit http://360.here.com.

About Broadcaster Traffic Consortium
BTC, LLC is a company formed to build a nationwide terrestrial broadcasting network to distribute local traffic and other map-related data via FM and HD radio technology. Founding members are Beasley Broadcast Group; Bonneville International Corporation; Cox Radio, Inc.; Emmis Communications; Entercom Communications Corp.; Greater Media; NPR and Radio One. Originally founded in 2007 with eight broadcast groups contributing to the network, the BTC has grown to include 23 broadcast groups. More information can be found about at http://www.radiobtc.com. HD Radio® is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corp.

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For more information, please contact:

Magda Krpan
Director, Communications, Radio and Special Events
Corus Entertainment
416.479.6054
magda.krpan@corusent.com 

Christina Mastruzzo
Project Manager, Communications
Corus Entertainment
416.479.6129
christina.mastruzzo@corusent.com