Palo Alto, CA – August 12, 2014– HARMAN announced today that its Aha Radio service has integrated Radio Disney, the #1 radio network for kids, tweens and families, into today’s two million Aha-enabled vehicles. This alliance represents the continuing effort of Aha by Harman to further expand its content offerings and specifically, provide an enjoyable experience for all users, regardless of age or taste in music.
“People have many choices for entertainment while in the car and on the go and we strive to provide the perfect content for all listeners,” said David Slump, Executive Vice President and President, HARMAN Automotive Services. “Adding Radio Disney to our offering not only gives parents and kids the best soundtrack for those last minute summer road trips, but also continues to make Aha Radio a top choice for meaningful content in the car and your pocket.”
"We are excited to join with Aha Radio and extend Radio Disney's reach to the kids, tweens and families in Aha's listener base," said Phil Guerini, VP, Programming and General Manager, Radio Disney. "Listeners to Radio Disney can look forward to music and programming that is appropriate and enjoyable for family members of any age."
Integration of Radio Disney into the Aha platform provides parents a built-in, kid-friendly playlist that everyone will enjoy from the moment they pull out of the driveway to when they return home from vacation, school, work or play. The Radio Disney daily music playlist is driven by listener requests and includes both new and established artists from major record labels. Current artists featured on the channel include Austin Mahone, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, R5, Pharrell, Fifth Harmony, Demi Lovato, Becky G, One Direction and The Vamps.
The Aha Radio mobile app is integrated into more than 50 car models of 14 leading automakers including Acura, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Porsche, Scion, Subaru and Toyota.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.