IHeartRadio Heads to Australia and New Zealand
Clear Channel continues to broaden the footprint of
its iHeartRadio platform.
The Australian Radio Network
will launch iHeartRadio in Australia and New Zealand. That network is a joint
venture of APN News & Media and Clear Channel International.
announcement was made by ARN CEO Ciaran Davis, APN News & Media CEO Brett
Chenoweth and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment President of Digital Brian
The service will launch in Australia and New
Zealand in 2013. ARN
stations will be available on the platform.
is a commercial broadcaster targeting the 25–54 demo in Australia.
Clear Channel positions its service as
growing “faster than other popular digital entertainment and social platforms,
including Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Spotify and Instagram.” It says it is
enjoying 115 million listening hours a month, 50 million monthly digital
uniques, 125 million downloads of its mobile apps and million registered users
since its re-introduction about a year ago.