PBS NewsHour Now Available 24/7 on Any Phone Via Audio Now™

Oct 19, 2010, 12:25 ET from PBS NewsHour

Partnership with AudioNow™ Enables Access to PBS NewsHour Broadcast from Any Phone – without an APP or data plan – by Dialing 712- 432- 6610

First Television Audio Service Delivered via AudioNow™

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PBS NewsHour announced today that its broadcast audio track will be available 24 hours a day, from any phone – mobile or land line – by dialing 712-432-6610.

The PBS NewsHour is the first broadcast television audio service to use this innovative approach to reaching any phone user. Each day, by dialing up the PBS NewsHour on AudioNow, listeners will hear an audio stream of the daily one-hour PBS NewsHour broadcast without downloads or accessing costly data services.  This new distribution stream accelerates a primary goal of the PBS NewsHour: providing its trusted brand of thoughtful, in-depth and balanced news reporting and analysis to its audience however and whenever they want it.  

In addition to  AudioNow, the PBS NewsHour can now be accessed via broadcast television and radio; online at www.pbs.org/newshour and the PBS NewsHour YouTube channel; via podcast, and; through the PBS NewsHour iPhone App.  

PBS NEWSHOUR is seen five nights a week on more than 315 PBS stations across the country and is also available online, via public radio in select markets and via podcast. The program is produced by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, in association with WETA Washington, DC, and THIRTEEN/WNET in New York. Major corporate funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by Chevron, Bank of America, BNSF Railway, United Healthcare and Intel, with additional support from the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

AudioNow is the leading provider of mobile phone radio distribution in North America.  It uses proprietary, patent-pending "single-stream" technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms with minimal bandwidth for broadcaster.  More information is available at www.audionow.com.