iBiquity Report: HD Radio Data Services on the Rise

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iBiquity Report: HD Radio Data Services on the Rise

Jan 6, 2014 11:32 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB

Columbia, MD - Jan 6, 2014 - iBiquity Digital has announced further growth in the use of the HD Radio data services Artist Experience and digital traffic/weather telematics.

There are now more than 500 stations across the nation supporting Artist Experience on more than 900 digital radio streams. Artist Experience is now available in new HD Radio car receivers from BMW, Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Lexus, Mazda, Toyota and Volkswagen as well as CE manufacturers Alpine, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony and Insignia.

HD Radio Digital Traffic Services enable stations to transmit up-to-the-minute traffic, weather and other information directly to cars, where it is seen by the driver on navigation screens. Two national networks, built by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and the Broadcast Traffic Consortium, utilize over 600 radio stations across the country to deliver their HD Digital Traffic services. While JVC and Garmin were the first to embrace these services, Honda, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Mazda and Toyota all now offer vehicles with these enhanced digital broadcast telematics services, subscription-free, for the life of the vehicle.

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