SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TuneIn, Inc., the leading global live audio streaming service, and Shark Experience, an innovative golf entertainment platform created as a venture between World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman, technology pioneer David Chessler, Verizon and Club Car, today announced a new exclusive audio partnership that gives golfers seamless access to TuneIn's unparalleled content offering straight from their state-of-the-art cart while out on the golf course.
"Shark Experience aims to complement and enhance the entertainment value at every hole on every course," said Greg Norman. "As live play-by-play sports and multi-genre music stations are two of the most requested experiences by golfers while on the course, we are thrilled to partner with audio streaming leader TuneIn to offer the premium content golfers want."
TuneIn offers all the genres audio lovers crave -- radio, live play-by-play sports, news, and music -- all in one place. TuneIn, with over 120,000 owned & operated and partner radio stations and more than 5.7 million on-demand programs stemming from every continent, is also the only streaming audio service that offers live play-by-play games from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and over 140 college sports teams.
"TuneIn strives to give listeners around the world the streaming audio content they want when and where they want it," said Tony Archibong, Vice President of Distribution and Business Development at TuneIn. "We couldn't be happier to partner with this joint venture of legendary and innovative brands to provide golfers with the audio content they want -- whether they are on or off the course."
Leveraging Verizon's leading 4G LTE network technology, Shark Experience includes built-in, premium speakers with Bluetooth connectivity and a high-definition touchscreen display – all exclusive to Club Car golf cars. Golfers will enjoy streaming music, live sports and highlights, and news in addition to Greg Norman golf tips, dynamic yardage information and more. Shark Experience launched in January 2018 and continues to roll out on courses across the US.
Bringing together a wide collection of live sports, music, news, and podcasts — including live, on-demand and original content — TuneIn lets people find what they love while helping them discover new things. TuneIn has grown to become one of the most widely used streaming audio platforms in the world with 75 million monthly active users. TuneIn has over 120,000 owned & operated and partner radio stations and more than 5.7 million on-demand programs stemming from every continent, and is available for free across 200 platforms and connected devices. TuneIn Premium subscribers can listen to the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, premium news, and commercial-free music stations. With venture funding from Comcast Ventures, IVP, Sequoia Capital, Causeway, General Catalyst Partners, Icon Ventures, and Marker LLC, TuneIn is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
About Shark Experience
Founded by an unprecedented partnership of industry leaders across golf and technology – Greg Norman and business partner David Chessler along with Verizon and Club Car have collaborated to present Shark Experience. Leveraging Verizon's leading 4G LTE network technology, the connected golf cars include a high-definition touchscreen display and built-in speakers with Bluetooth connectivity — all exclusive to Club Car golf cars. Golfers will enjoy live PGA TOUR coverage and curated content from Verizon including streaming music, live sports and highlights, and news and entertainment in addition to Greg Norman golf tips, dynamic yardage information and more. Shark Experience will roll out at select golf courses across the U.S. starting in 2018.