Corus Radio introduces robust customized apps for 38 stations;
Free apps deliver exclusive music content, up-to-the minute breaking news and real-time conversations
(Toronto, Canada) Corus Entertainment takes the mobile radio experience to the next level with the roll out of new apps for 38 Corus Radio stations, ranging in formats from news-talk and rock, to Country and Hot AC.
“The launch of 38 customized station apps builds on Corus Radio’s commitment to offer listeners the best-in-class mobile first experience to engage and interact with our stations wherever they are,” said Chris “Dunner” Duncombe, Director New Media, Corus Radio. “Our robust branded radio apps give listeners direct access to exclusive content, the ability to interact with their favourite hosts and share unique content from multiple platforms.”
Developed and created by Corus’ partner SoCast, each Corus Radio app offers users a personal and seamless mobile experience curated specifically for each station’s audience. The Corus Radio music station apps give listeners access to an interactive playlist with artist information, videos, photos and exclusive content; as well as concert listings, the latest music news and contests. The Corus Radio news-talk apps report breaking news and weather, and feature an all-new interactive map, which provides real-time traffic updates.
These easy-to-use mobile apps allow listeners to connect directly with the station and on-air personalities anytime, anywhere enabling users to engage in real-time conversations with hosts by uploading texts, photos and audio to the app as well as share the content across social media.
The Corus Radio apps also offer new customized opportunities for advertisers to reach audiences through mobile video, audio and interactive display on any one or all 38 of Corus’ stations across the country.
The 38 apps are available for free download on the stations’ websites, from the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and from the Google Play store for Android devices.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses 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 pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. Corus’ brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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