CES: Toyota’s Internet Radio solution to be showcased by Clear Channel

Clear Channel Radio will have a vital presence at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), revealing brand-new partnerships across various technology platforms that highlight two of the Company’s leading offerings – iheartradio, the popular digital and mobile content platform, and Total Traffic Network (TTN).

Here is a quick peek into upcoming announcements expected from iheartradio, Total Traffic Network and partners.

iheartradio is Clear Channel Radio’s online platform and mobile application that allows consumers to have access to more than 750 of America’s favorite local radio stations, as well as unique celebrity-hosted channels, local traffic reports and commercial-free shows.

Since the app’s launch in late 2008, iheartradio, available on iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone 7 devices, has been downloaded by 11.5 million consumers, with the average time spent listening per week by users of 142 minutes.

In November 2010, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. announced plans to become the first automotive manufacturer to incorporate iheartradio in select 2011 Model Year vehicles. This announcement is set to come to life at CES, marking the first partnership for mobile app integration.

iheartradio recently unveiled a newly revamped Web site, allowing for deeper social integration, among other things.

Additional iheartradio partnerships will be revealed that support the popular app in automotive, automotive aftermarket, home entertainment and mobile/portable sectors.

Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network is the leading source of current traffic information, supplying real-time traffic data to more than 125 million users in 125 markets worldwide through partnerships with automotive manufacturers and navigation device makers.

Recently, TTN, in association with Grupo Acir Radio in Mexico, offered traffic information solutions to Mexico City’s local information/service providers.

TTN built out the capability to deliver traffic incidents and flow data to support an array of Radio Data System-Traffic Message Channel (RDS-TMC) enabled devices and is supporting a mobile application on the country’s largest carrier.

TTN will unveil an updated version of its platform that will include new features to help enhance the real-time traffic data service for consumers utilizing the service via broadcast, the Web, wirelessly and through navigation devices.

And new automotive aftermarket manufacturer partnership that will also be revealed at CES.

Source: Clear Channel.

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