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Feature - 2011 June 11

VIRGIN RADIO HAS GONE MOBILE, OTHER BRANDS TO FOLLOW!

LAUNCH MAY 25 > 4.5 STAR RATING WITHIN THE FIRST WEEK

Currently available for download on iTunes, the Virgin Radio app provides music lovers with the ultimate mobile experience on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices. Rave reviews for the easy-to-use interface allowing users to gain access to live streaming for the Virgin Radio stations across Canada - Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Features include playlist history, station blogs, contests, the ability to share music titles with friends, and purchase tracks from the iTunes store - all on-the-go. Within the first two weeks of the launch, the Virgin Application generated more than 60,000 downloads, climbing to the #1 spot of the iTunes Free Music Application category in Canada. Next brands to follow suite: Winnipeg's #1 Hit Music Station HOT 103 & the NRJ network.

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Tags : Astral Radio, Mobile Streaming, Virgin Radio

Feature - 2011 January 12

JAZZ.FM 91 MOBILE APP HITS 250,000 DOWNLOADS

ACROSS THE GLOBE FANS ARE STREAMING CANADA'S PREMIER JAZZ STATION

Available free of charge from iTunes, the JAZZ.FM91 application has extended the listening audience across the globe; Japan, USA, France & to a host of other countries. On the Toronto radio dial at 91.1FM, and online streaming is available at www.jazz.fm for those without iPhone or iPod Touch. For the early-adopters a versatile new iPad app will launch later this year.

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Tags : JAZZ.FM91, Toronto, Mobile Streaming

Industry - 2010 November 30

EXTENSION OF ASTRAL RADIO TO MOBILE STREAMING

NEW APPLICATIONS TO DELIVER RICH DIGITAL CONTENT

Astral's Orbyt Media has reached an agreement with UBC Media Group to launch mobile streaming applications to extend the radio listener experience to top tier mobile devices. Scheduled to be introduced in early 2011, the rollout will involve the entire Astral Radio portfolio of 83 radio stations across Canada. In addition to live music streaming, functionality will include the ability for users to enter contests, share events via the social network of their choice, stream on-demand content and discover new music. The applications will provide exclusive content and allow for interactive participation between listeners and on-air personalities. The three year agreement will see future evolutions of the applications in keeping with individual station formats and branding.

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Tags : Astral Radio, Orbyt Media, Mobile Streaming, Digital