Palo Alto, CA – Aha™ by HARMAN today announced new content available via the free Aha Radio app for Android and iOS and included in the in-vehicle infotainment system in over 40 models of cars. With the addition of self-improvement publisher Hay House, live podcast network BlogTalkRadio and leading national broadcasters American Public Media (APM) and CBC/Radio-Canada, Aha adds thousands of new programs, across a multitude of genres, extending its content library of 40,000 audio and non-audio programs to include exactly what consumers want to hear in the car, at home, and on the go.Specific offerings include APM’s business and economic news program Marketplace, AAA station The Current, Classical Minnesota Public Radio and regional news from Southern California Public Radio and Minnesota Public Radio.
According to Chia-Lin Simmons, VP of Marketing & Content for Aha by HARMAN, “Most adults spend, on average, two hours a day commuting. During those commutes, audio has the ability to educate, inform, uplift, inspire and entertain. Aha has made it easy for drivers and other commuters to always find the content that is just right for them. With the addition of American Public Media, CBC/Radio-Canada, BlogTalkRadio and Hay House, Aha listeners will have even more world-class content to choose from.”
This month’s newest content partners to join Aha include:
American Public Media™ is one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world, with a portfolio reaching 17 million listeners on more than 900 radio stations nationwide each week. Programs include A Prairie Home Companion®, BBC World Service, Marketplace®, Performance Today®, The Splendid Table®, On Being™, The Dinner Party Download®, Wits™, American RadioWorks® and many others. American Public Media is the parent organization for Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio and Classical South Florida. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be found at americanpublicmedia.org.(Source: Data are copyright Arbitron, Inc. Arbitron data are estimates only)
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.
BlogTalkRadio is the world's largest live podcast network, with over 15,000 hosts and 40 million listens a month. Featuring exclusive broadcasts from such acclaimed opinion leaders as Tavis Smiley and SB Nation, BlogTalkRadio’scontent spans many categories, including Art, Business, Health, Hobbies, Self Help, Spirituality, Sports, News, Food and Education.
Hay House is one of the fastest-growing self-help and transformational publishers in the world with an innovative approach to 21st century publishing. Hay House sells approximately 300 books and 350 audio programs from more than 130 authors, in 35 countries around the world. Hay House Radio broadcasts 24/7 and produces 37 hours of original hour-long, Web-only programs reflecting an eclectic assortment of mind, body and health interests including self improvement, inspirational, health & healing, spirituality, business, fiction, gifts & lifestyles, astrology and fengshui, hosted by its authors. Hay House authors include the company’s founder, Louise Hay, as well as best-selling authors Dr. Wayne Dyer, SuzeOrman, Doreen Virtue, Jerry & Esther Hicks, Jorge Cruise, Marianne Williamson, Caroline Myss, Cheryl Richardson, Christiane Northrup, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, among others.
Reid Tracy, President and CEO of Hay House, Inc., commented, “We are excited about the partnership with Aha Radio and are looking forward to advancing accessibility to Hay House Radio and bringing this positive and unique programming to a larger audience. More than 100 million Americans are listening to online radio in some form and that number continues to grow. We see a great future with HayHouseRadio.com and the Aha Radio platform.”
Programs from APM, BlogTalkRadio, Hay House Radio and CBC/Radio-Canada will be fully integrated into the Aha service in the next month. For more information visit www.aharadio.com.
About Aha by HARMAN
Aha is an interactive service of HARMAN International Industries that makes Web content as easy and safe to use as radio. Aha uses the Harman Cloud Platform to organize content from the Web into personalized radio stations that consumers can listen to from anywhere — at home, on the go, or safely from the driver's seat. By the end of 2013, Aha will be installed into vehicles by more than 10 automotive manufacturers, which in total represent more than 50 percent of all cars sold in the USA/Canada and up to 30 percent in Europe, including Acura, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Porsche and Subaru. The Aha platform and service was started in 2008 in Silicon Valley by a group of Web and multimedia veterans with a shared passion for delivering an "always on" audio experience to connect drivers to the content they really want. HARMAN, the company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, acquired Aha in September 2010. For more information, visit www.aharadio.com or find Aha on Facebook and Twitter.