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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 2016-01-06, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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iHeartRadio comes to Canada with Bell partnership

Bell Media and iHeartMedia Sign Exclusive Partnership to Expand iHeartRadio into Canada - Bell Media

Bell Media and iHeartMedia today announced an exclusive new partnership that will bring the iHeartRadio brand to Canada in 2016.

The iHeartRadio digital service in Canada will showcase content from Bell Media, Canada’s largest radio broadcaster with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country.

Upon launch, iHeartRadio in Canada will provide instant access to the live radio feature offering listeners throughout Canada all of Bell Media’s broadcast and digital-only radio stations across mobile, auto dashes, tablets and smartphones, gaming consoles, wearables, and more. The partnership will also bring iHeartRadio-branded events to Canada.

iHeartRadio is currently available across the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, with Canada to follow later this year.

This article explains much more than the press release:
iHeartRadio joins Canada's streaming market through partnership with Bell - The Globe and Mail
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A local Bell station in Fredericton, 106.9 Capital FM, was dropped from TuneIn last week. Thus it's unavailable on Sonos.

I'm wondering if this has anything to do with iHeartRadio. Are other Bell channels being dropped from TuneIn?
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I don't know anything about TuneIn, but I saw this post:
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Corus got very protective and regional with their radio stations. Now, none are available on TuneIn Radio app, which is a drag 'cause that was how you could listen to Q107 Toronto outside the country. After removing their stations from TuneIn, they launched their own app, which is "unavailable" outside Canada.
It makes me think it might be related to copyright. It could be something they were planning anyway, or it could be that iHeartRadio will be the exclusive non-broadcast distributor.
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Ah, that's it. I was just on the TuneIn site, and other Bell channels are still playing there, while Capital FM is listed but won't play.

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I don't know anything about TuneIn
We use Tunein.com for Internet radio listening. It came on the device as a free membership app. There's a bit about Tunein.com in the following thread: HQ Streaming Internet Radio Stations

The Kenwood head unit in my truck is iHeartRadio compatible but I've never looked into it. Time to look it up.
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Top Musical Talents Tegan and Sara and X Ambassadors Headline iHeartRadio Fest 2016, May 6 at Sheraton Centre Grand Ballroom - Bell Media

Normally I wouldn't post this type of press release, but I thought people might be interested to see how they are using the branding and cross-promotion. This is the first iHeartRadio-branded event in Canada since the exclusive new partnership between Bell Media and iHeartRadio was announced in January.
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The Sheraton Grand Ballroom? Sounds like they are expecting dozens of people!!

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Oh goody, more pre-homogenized, pre-canned radio from south of the border...
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Tegan and Sara are Canadian.
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I think he means the typical payload of the iHeartRadio digital service, but is it really like that?
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The service's primary role is to stream its partners' AM/FM content. Most of the US content won't be available in Canada.
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The Sheraton Grand Ballroom? Sounds like they are expecting dozens of people!!
It's during Canadian Music Week and at the event's Hotel. It's aimed at contest winners and industry insiders. In fact, it's just a re-brand of a concert they hold every year. (CHUM FM Fanfest)
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If I lose access to Z100 or other iheartmedia stations when this launches count me among the disappointed.
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If they're working for you now, you shouldn't.
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Beginning This Weekend, New Countdown Show The iHeartRadio TOP 20 Delivers the Week's Biggest Hits, Only on Virgin Radio

In advance of the upcoming launch of its new app, iHeartRadio Canada announced the appointment of Andrea Collins as its official English Canada Ambassador and the launch of the new weekend countdown show The iHeartRadio TOP 20. Hosted by Collins and launching this weekend, The iHeartRadio TOP 20 features the top hits getting airplay each week from coast-to-coast-to-coast, interviews with the artists behind the hits, and the latest celebrity news and gossip.

Also announced today, ENERGIE Montréal 94.3 personality Patrick Langlois was named for iHeartRadio Ambassador in French Canada.

The iHeartRadio TOP 20 will air nationwide on Virgin Radio stations in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, London, Kitchener, Toronto, Montréal, and Halifax.
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