Today at the RAIN Las Vegas Summit, FlyTunes Inc. announced a partnership with AccuRadio.com, an independent, personalizable, multichannel Internet radio broadcaster, that will bring all 320+ channels of AccuRadio to iPhones and iPod touch models.
Building on its patent-pending “Hurricane” streaming technology, FlyTunes has created a complete AccuRadio mobile radio portal that provides a mobile-friendly user interface, targeted ad delivery, and enhanced QoS (Quality of Service) streaming.
AccuRadio, with nearly a half-million listeners per month, is among the top Internet radio broadcasters in the world. AccuRadio’s channels cover a sweeping range of musical interests, including rock, pop, jazz, country, classical music, and Broadway.
“Already, according to numerous sources, there are over 50 million Americans per month who listen to Internet radio,” said AccuRadio founder and CEO Kurt Hanson, in the press release. “Currently, most of that listening occurs during the 9-to-5 ‘at-work’ daypart. But that ’50 million’ number is about to grow significantly, as Internet radio makes the leap onto mobile devices and into automobiles. We’re pleased that AccuRadio is going to be at the forefront of that trend … and we’re pleased to be working with FlyTunes to do that.”
“The move to the mobile Internet has been a big question in the broadcasting industry in the past few years,” said FlyTunes CEO Sam Abadir, in the press release. “Today’s announcement that AccuRadio is bringing over 320 stations to millions of iPhone and iPod Touch owners proves that mobile Internet radio is now ready for prime time — and I expect terrestrial broadcasters to follow this trend shortly.”
The new service is available immediately. iPhone and iPod Touch users can listen to all of AccuRadio’s 320+ channels by visiting http://www.accuradio.com.
Source: FlyTunes Inc.