7digital and Imagination partner to power global internet radio services
7digital to sell FlowRadio service to brands globally
London, UK, September 04 2015 – 7digital, a leading global digital music and radio platform, today announces that it has agreed a partnership with Imagination to sell its FlowRadio internet radio aggregation service internationally.
FlowRadio incorporates a full directory of global internet radio services with instant access to over 25,000 stations worldwide, in addition to ‘listen again’ programmes and around 270,000 podcast episodes. FlowCloud technology connects devices to the internet and provides access to FlowRadio. It includes state-of-the-art APIs to interact with devices and back-end management tools including full support for account management and portal hosting.
The partnership will allow 7digital to power comprehensive IP radio services for other brands via the FlowRadio platform, complementing and adding to 7digital’s existing portfolio of digital music and radio services.
As part of the announcement, 7digital and Imagination will jointly enhance and develop the FlowRadio platform, while maintaining long-term support to third parties already using the service.
Additionally, in-car entertainment manufacturer Pioneer has licensed the FlowRadio internet radio service for its in-vehicle app program.
“Radio is in 7digital’s DNA, and the combination of our expertise in this space and Imagination’s FlowRadio platform opens up exciting opportunities to further develop the global radio ecosystem”, commented Simon Cole, CEO of 7digital. “As a result of this partnership, 7digital’s clients will be able to leverage the leading internet radio service to tap into the continuing popularity – and current resurgence – of radio for their customers. We are now able to offer licenses that provide access to the world’s radio, as well as huge music catalogues, and innovative products that link the two together.”
Tony King-Smith, Imagination’s EVP of marketing, commented: “This announcement is an important milestone for our connected radio strategy and the availability of our FlowRadio platform to other brands. We are fully committed to radio in all its forms at Imagination and believe that radio will continue to thrive and dominate the audio landscape worldwide. 7digital is already a long-term partner for Imagination and this announcement is a natural extension of that partnership and we look forward to working together to bring what we believe is the best internet radio platform available to as many people as possible.”
For more information on Flow Radio, please visit www.flowlive.com
The internet radio and podcast content powered by Flow will be available through Pioneer’s AppRadioLIVE app as an in-app purchase called the Pioneer Radio Collection for €2.99. The AppRadioLIVE app is available now on iOS and coming soon to Android.
7digital are the power behind innovative digital listening experiences. Their robust, scalable technical infrastructure and extensive global rights are used to create comprehensive music and radio services for leading consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, retailers, record labels, artists and agencies. Alongside proven product knowledge, 7digital offer award-winning radio production and music curation services, superior editorial strategy and content management expertise, making them a leading partner in this space.
7digital foster industry growth and innovation by simplifying access to music for clients such as Panasonic, Onkyo, Mariposa, Guvera, OpenLIVE, ROK Mobile, and The Overflow. From years of being the largest independent producer of programming for the BBC, launching Radioplayer in multiple territories and powering services for partners like Samsung, BlackBerry and T-Mobile, 7digital are perfectly positioned to lead innovation at the intersection of digital music and next generation radio services.
Visit http://about.7digital.com for more information.
About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies – a global leader in multimedia, processor, communication and cloud technologies – creates and licenses market-leading processor solutions including graphics, video, vision, CPU and embedded processing, multi-standard communications, cross-platform V.VoIP and VoLTE and cloud connectivity. These silicon and software intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by an extensive portfolio of software, tools and ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone, connected home consumer, mobile and tablet computing, in-car electronics, networking, telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEM/ODMs. Corporate headquarters are located in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.