Dial Global Announces Content Partnership with Slacker Radio Beginning with Its Coverage of 2012 NCAA® Championship Broadcasts
NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL), the leader in play-by-play radio sports, is pleased to announce expanded distribution of select sports content to Slacker Radio. Starting with 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship play-by-play sports broadcasts, Dial Global will have a presence on the Slacker radio mobile platform. In addition to all 67 games of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, Dial Global also broadcasts a complete lineup of NCAA championship events, including play-by-play coverage of the Division I Women's Basketball Championship, Men's Frozen Four®, the Men's and Women's College World Series® and the Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship semifinals and championship, all of which will be available for listening on the Slacker Radio mobile platform.
Dial Global's NCAA broadcasts will be available on Slacker beginning with the First Four® of the Division I Men's Basketball Championship from Dayton, Ohio on March 13, 2012.
"We are delighted to bring the excitement of our sports broadcasts, including the NCAA Championships®, to the Slacker mobile platform," said Ken Williams, Co-President/CEO of Dial Global. "These broadcasts represent the beginning of a meaningful and important content partnership between Dial Global and Slacker, and allow us to enhance the distribution of multiple NCAA championships."
"We are thrilled to offer the millions of Slacker mobile listeners free access to Dial Global's coverage of the NCAA Championships," said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. "These live broadcasts will be appreciated by all sports fans, with more to come as we continue to expand our content to meet the needs of our listeners."
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker offers the world's most complete range of radio services, from millions of songs to custom content from ESPN Radio, ABC News and much more. Whether it's the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, the fully-loaded Slacker Radio Plus, or Slacker Premium offering on-demand access to Slacker's music catalog, listeners enjoy a unique, custom listening experience. Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, on connected home devices or on-the-go with free Slacker Personal Radio applications. Slacker mobile applications are available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry smartphones and more. For additional information visit: http://www.Slacker.com/about.
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About Dial Global
Dial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL) Defines Great Moments in sports, news and entertainment through its radio networks which are heard by more than 225 million people every week. Dial Global is America's leading distributor of audio content providing programming and services to more than 8,500 radio stations nationwide. Dial Global produces over 200 news, sports, talk, music and entertainment programs, services and digital applications, as well as jingles and imaging. Dial Global is also the largest sales representative for independent third party providers of audio content. For more information, visit www.dialglobal.com.
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