Phoenix, AZ (PressExposure) May 30, 2013 -- VoiceAmerica the world leader in online media broadcasting and the largest producer and distributor of live internet based talk radio and TV, delivering over 1,000 hours of programming weekly on its VoiceAmerica Network today announced a 34.43% increase in mobile and tablet traffic in the first quarter of 2013.
"The continued growth of our mobile listeners demonstrates the dedication of our talented roster of VoiceAmerica hosts and exciting new programming on our networks combined with leading mobile technology platforms." Mr. Spenard continued "We are committed to enabling our clients to syndicate and distribute their content and remain in the forefront of cloud based talk radio delivery technology regardless of the platform."
Arbitron reports that 20% of American cell phone owners have listened to online radio in their car, a number most certainly to increase as auto manufacturers and telecom providers continue to integrate streaming capabilities as standard equipment in new models.
Additionally, Arbitron reports that monthly online radio listenership in the United States will continue its upward growth trajectory in 2013 increasing to over 120 million Americans who listen to online radio at least once per month, or approximately 45% of the total listening population. Arbitron estimates that 2013 weekly Time Spent Listening (TSL) will increase to nearly 12 hours per week. By contrast AM/FM radio accounts for 243 million listeners who spend approximately 2 hours per day listening.
"The great thing about the growing smartphone and tablet listener space is we're beginning to see our return listeners 'binge listening' by taking advantage of our on demand archive of past shows and listening throughout the day as they take our originally programed talk radio content with them from the office to the car to the gym and back home again," said Spenard.
The lastest VoiceAmericaTM mobile applications are available for free download through the iTunes store (iOS version) at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voiceamerica-talk-radio-network/id412135954?mt=8
and the Android app through Google Play at [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.airkast.VA_MASTER&hl=en]
About VoiceAmerica Internet Radio Network:
VoiceAmerica is the world leader in online media broadcasting and the largest producer and distributor of live internet based talk radio and TV, delivering over 1,000 hours of programming weekly on its VoiceAmerica Network ( http://www.voiceamerica.com ) as well as live and on-demand video content on VoiceAmerica.TV ( www.voiceamerica.tv). Featuring more than 200 hosts broadcasting to seven niche community based channels: its flagship VoiceAmerica Variety Channel, VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmerica Business Channel, VoiceAmerica Sports, 7th Wave Channel, The Empowerment Channel, VoiceAmerica Kids Channel. VoiceAmerica TV offers targeted and exclusive video programming channels. VoiceAmerica is one of the pioneers in internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating internet talk radio, offering an innovative, effective and comprehensive digital broadcast platform. VoiceAmerica provides an internet radio and video platform for new, emerging and veteran media personalities to expand and monetize their business and brand in an online digital medium.