New online radio from AOL, XM Sat Radio in US

 MUMBAI: American interactive services company America Online (AOL) and XM Satellite Radio which provides satellite radio in America have announced that they will join forces to create a new online radio service for the US.

The service brings together the best of both XM and the AOL Radio Network products and programming to form what the parties claim is the world's largest combined digital radio network. The new co-branded service will include a free, web radio offering and an enhanced premier radio offering that will be available to AOL members for free and as a premium service to consumers on the web.

The new offerings are expected to roll out beginning in the next few months with the launch of AOL's next generation web portal. The offerings will be promoted to an audience of upwards of 100 million consumers online.

AOL and XM will co-promote their unique, original programmes across their networks including to XM's nearly 3.8 million subscribers and to AOL's more than 100 million unique monthly visitors across the AOL network of properties.

In addition to establishing the new online radio service, XM will integrate select AOL original programmes such as Radio KOL, AOL Music Sessions and AOL Music Live! into its satellite radio service, which is available to listeners in cars as well as on home entertainment and portable devices. The companies will also work together to develop new programmes and services for the online and satellite space.

AOL chairman and CEO Jon Miller says, "The combination of our leadership in online programming and XM's leadership in satellite programming represents a giant step in digital media. This relationship creates important and valuable opportunities across our core businesses enabling us to provide value for our large web audience, enhanced programming for our existing and new AOL members, and the ability to introduce new premium services."

XM Satellite Radio president and CEO Hugh Paneroa said, "Our philosophy at XM has always been to work with strong partners at every level - retail, automotive, and now online - to build awareness and subscriptions for XM. We are thrilled to be partnering with AOL and combining the creative resources of these two great companies. The multi-tiered CO-branded radio offerings will feature a number of popular stations currently offered by the AOL Radio Network and XM Satellite Radio."

A new, unlimited listening web radio service featuring a sampling of 20 XM stations plus 130 AOL Radio stations that will be available free on the web. An enhanced version of AOL's popular premium radio service featuring over 70 XM stations plus over 130 AOL Radio original and third party stations will be available to AOL members at no additional charge and to consumers on the web for a low monthly fee.

The AOL Radio Network claims to receive 10 million unique visitors per month. It has over 200 stations of music, news, sports and talk. The network has more than 175 originally programmed music stations.

Latest Reads
Andrew Jordan announced successor of AsiaSat's William Wade

Asia Satellite Telecommunications has announced the retirement of its executive director, president and CEO William Wade. He will serve his last day in the company on 1 November 2016 but will stay back as the senior advisor of AsiaSat until 31 March 2017.

Satellites Satellite Operators
GSAT-18 successfully launches, new capacity for DTH operators, TV channels

MUMBAI: Indian DTH operators, television channels, VSAT and digital satellite news gathering providers are a happy lot because of a development in Kouro French Guiana this morning. The reason: the successful launch of Arianespace’s Ariane 5 VA 531 rocket with its passenger, the Indian Space...

Satellites Satellite Launches
Bad weather pushes forward GSAT-18 launch

MUMBAI: The nation - and communication satellite trackers - will have to wait for another day. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that the launch of its GSAT-18 communications satellite has been delayed by a day. According to its launch partner, Arianespace, the flight...

Satellites Satellite Launches
ISRO's PSLV-C35 launches seven other satellites successfully

Around two hours after lift-off and after placing India’s weather satellite ScatSat1 in a polar sun synchronous orbit at 720 km, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) PSLV C35 rocket fired once again. Following that maneuver, it placed another seven satellites in orbit at an altitude...

Satellites Satellite Operators
ISRO’s PSLV-C35 takes off successfully, Scatsat1 launched

MUMBAI: It’s another feather in ISRO’s cap. The Indian space outfit seems to be going from success to success. Earlier this morning at 9:12 am, its latest mission the PSLV-C35 lifted off immaculately from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Around 17 minutes later, its fourth stage...

Satellites Satellite Launches
ISRO to launch eight satellites using PSLV on 26 September

MUMBAI: It will be the second satellite launch this month for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). On 26 September 2016 at exactly 9:12 am the PSLV C35 will blast off from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. It will mark the 37th...

Satellites Satellite Launches
XTreme-AsiaSat to provide 4K premium UHD content

4K-SAT, the Ultra-HD channel operated by Asia’s premier satellite operator Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), will be broadcasting premium extreme and outdoor content from XTreme Video on AsiaSat 4.

Satellites Satellite Operators
Govt satellite launches, including from India, to dominate future space market: Euroconsult

NEW DELHI: A major portion of satellites slated to be launched from 2016-2015 with launch mass over 50kg will be dominated by government satellites from countries like the US, Russia, India, China and Japan, according to Euroconsult.

Satellites Satellite Launches
India’s weather satellite INSAT-3DR launched successfully

India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, equipped with the indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS), on Thursday, successfully launched the country's weather satellite INSAT-3DR, into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) in its tenth flight (GSLV-F05). The achieved orbit is very close to the...

Satellites Satellite Launches

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories