PALO ALTO, CA and ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2012) - TuneIn, a service that lets people listen to music, sports, talk and news, today announced a strategic alignment with Cox Media Group (CMG), the integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. Cox chose TuneIn to extend the reach of its 86 stations to the service's more than 30 million monthly active listeners.
"As we transform into a digital media company, Cox Media Group is extending our great local brands to as many digital platforms as possible to seamlessly provide our audiences with the programming they want where and when they want it," said Doug Franklin, Cox Media Group president. "TuneIn leads the industry with their listener-first approach to everything they do, and we are excited to offer our broadcasts to the growing and vastly important digital audience, especially as it pertains to the mobile and automotive worlds, into which TuneIn has made great strides."
Known for its pioneering efforts in broadcast, Cox operates 86 music, sports, news and talk radio stations in 19 markets across the country. TuneIn listeners can hear all Cox broadcasts -- including those from notable stations WSB/Atlanta, WDBO/Orlando, 99 Jamz/Miami and Kiss 104.1 -- anywhere, anytime via more than 150 different platforms including smartphone and tablet apps, connected vehicle dashboards, Internet home entertainment systems and online at www.tunein.com.
"As a company with such a distinguished communications history, this alliance will extend the Cox Media Group family of programs to our ever-expanding pool of listeners," added John Donham, CEO, TuneIn. "We are eager to bring their current audience of more than 18 million weekly listeners the best listening experience possible -- whenever they want, wherever they are."
As part of this strategic agreement, Cox Media Group gains use of a variety of TuneIn tools pioneered by the company and unmatched in the industry such as free analytics through TuneIn Amplifier.
TuneIn lets people listen to the world's music, sports, talk and news from wherever they are, with over 70,000 AM, FM, HD and Internet radio stations and more than two million on-demand programs streaming from every continent. The company's mobile apps are ranked in the top five in the App Store's Music category across 82 countries and territories. The company raised venture funding from Sequoia Capital in late 2010 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies. With $1.7 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 18 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.