CBS News streams into cars with “Aha”

By on Apr, 8 2013 with Comments 0

CBS NewsAha by HARMAN and CBS Radio News announced a partnership that streams audio versions of the network’s most popular news programming and top podcasts to people in cars. Drivers can safely listen to the CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, Face the Nation, World News Roundup and more from CBS News, never missing out on their program because they are stuck in traffic or on the go. In addition, users can now also get the latest news whenever they need it, just by navigating to the CBS Radio News 24/7 stream, which incorporates all the latest news with a variety of fascinating feature content.

Here’s how it works: After downloading the free Aha app for iPhone or Android, users can search, select and organize their top stations from more than 30,000 choices. When Aha is connected to a compatible in-vehicle entertainment system, the users’ favorite Aha stations become radio preset buttons, so drivers can put down the phone and browse stations just like traditional radio. When they exit the car, users can seamlessly continue enjoying their content with their smartphone.

“Millions of CBS fans spend significant time every day in the car or commuting to work; Aha allows CBS News to be wherever they are, delivering high quality programming on any device, even in the car,” said Harvey Nagler, Vice President of CBS Radio News. “Smartphones have shattered content boundaries and forever shifted consumer expectations toward an “always on” lifestyle. With Aha, CBS is on the cutting edge to deliver some of the world’s most loved programming wherever our viewers go.”

Top CBS Radio News podcasts such as What’s In the News, CBS News Weekend Roundup and Reporters Notebook are also available as streaming audio stations with Aha. These programs are instantly available on demand to anyone with Aha’s free app for iOS and Android.

Acura, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Jeep, Scion, Subaru and Porsche are the first brands to launch vehicles with Aha-compatible stereo systems this year. Alpine, Kenwood and Pioneer sell Aha-enabled aftermarket car stereos, as well as the Griffin iTrip Auto.

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About The Author: Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.

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