Bell Media Teams Up With iHeartRadio to Offer Digital Radio to Canadians

This week, Bell Media announced that it will be teaming up with iHeartRadio to offer Canadians Digital radio delivered over a wide range of devices. Smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and automotive entertainment systems will all offer the digital radio content in the new partnership.

It’s a new step for Bell Media, which currently owns 106 licensed radio stations across Canada, many of which were acquired through the purchase of Toronto-based Chum Ltd. and Montreal-based Astral Media.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 08:  A general view of the atmosphere at a private party celebrating CES 2014 hosted by iHeartRadio featuring a live performance by Krewella at Haze Nightclub at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on January 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Clear Channel)“This partnership allows us to connect with even more music fans and radio listeners and we know Canadians will enjoy the service as much as our listeners in the U.S,” iHeartRadio’s president Darren Davis is quoted as saying in a report on

iHeartRadio is operational in Australia and New Zealand and was first founded in April 2008 in the U.S as the website

The company functions as both a music recommending system and as a radio network that aggregates audio content from over 800 local iHeartMedia radio stations across the United States, and also gathers content from hundreds of other stations and various media sources.

By partnering with Bell, the duo will deliver both traditional radio content as well as streaming music and radio to Canadians.

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