The digital music and streaming music service iHeartRadio is adding national and international news programming from NBC News. The press release from iHeartRadio owner iHeartMedia also brought the announcement that its 24/7 News Network will soon provide its 1,000 affiliated radio stations and over 850 radio stations with access to NBC News broadcast coverage. What’s more, the partnership between the media companies will also bring an hourly newscast “around the clock.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with NBC News in providing our affiliates and listeners with award-winning news coverage along with the global reach of this powerful news organization,” said Chris Berry, Senior Vice President and General Manager of 24/7 News Network.
“More Americans watch NBC News than any news organization in the world, and now millions more will be able to listen to it on iHeartRadio stations.” said Elisabeth Sami, SVP, NBC News Group.
With bureaus and staff correspondents throughout the United States, 24/7 News Network produces content solely for radio with anchored news, sports and weather reports serving more than 1,000 broadcast radio stations as well as digital radio affiliates via the iHeartRadio platform.