Kaliki Announces First Content Partnership in Canada with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Kaliki to distribute CBC Audio content in its Connected Vehicle platform; select CBC spoken word content to be available on-demand, including award-winning programs As it Happens, World Report and Vinyl Café Stories.

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This relationship means that mobile consumers in Canada and the United States will now have access to the best in Canadian spoken word content from the trusted source of the CBC.

Kaliki is pleased to announce a distribution partnership with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) which will allow consumers in connected cars to access CBC’s award-winning and world-renowned spoken word content on-demand. CBC will be the first Canadian broadcaster to be available on the Kaliki Audio Newsstand platform – accessible via mobile phones and in Ford, Lincoln, Acura, Honda, Subaru, and Porsche vehicles.

With the Kaliki Audio Newsstand, drivers can safely access their favorite CBC programs on-demand, featuring local, regional and national programs while driving without touching their smart phone screen.

“We are thrilled to work together with CBC. This relationship means that mobile consumers in Canada and the United States will now have access to the best in Canadian spoken word content from the trusted source of the CBC,” says Bruce Hopkins, Vice President of Kaliki.

“As Canada’s national public broadcaster, we are continually looking for new and innovative ways for Canadians to enjoy our content anywhere they want, when they want it. This partnership supports our strategy of adopting new technologies to ensure our programming is available through as many platforms as possible,” said Chris Boyce, Executive Director, Radio and Audio, CBC English Services.

Ford – The Kaliki Audio Newsstand is available in Ford vehicles equipped with Ford SYNC® AppLink™. Additionally, the Ford SYNC user simply speaks the name of the program it’s instantly ready for playback. The driver has access to all the content with Kaliki without ever touching the phone. The SYNC AppLink-enabled Android app is available now in the Google Play Store, and a version for iPhone is expected to be available Apple App Store by Q2 2013.

Acura, Honda, Subaru, Porsche - Kaliki has partnered with Aha by Harman. Using the Harman Cloud Platform and the free Aha Radio app, Aha organizes content from the Web into personalized radio content that consumers can listen to from anywhere, including the car. Through this partnership, Aha’s interactive service will allow audio content provided by Kaliki to be available to the driver at the touch of a preset button, just like radio.

To learn more about getting your brand on Kaliki’s Audio Newsstand, contact Shawn Smith at 604.872.8900 ext 10 or Paul Woodhull at 202.544.4457.

About CBC/Radio-Canada
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, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.

About BT Software
BT Software is a media and technology company and is the creator of the Kaliki Audio Newsstand. Kaliki partners with media broadcasters and publishers to convert their print and digital content into on-demand streaming audio for use on mobile phones and connected vehicles. http://www.kaliki.com.

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