mSpot Licenses ABC Radio Channels, Broadens Offering

Mobile-focused radio provider mSpot has now licensed programming from the ABC Radio Network, an expansive move by both companies.

The deal involves programming from 14 different terrestrial stations, including WPLJ in New York, KLOS in Los Angeles, WZZN in Chicago, and WDRQ in Detroit.  “By offering our content on mSpot, we are rapidly expanding both the range and reach of our customer base,”” said John Rosso, senior vice president of Affiliate Relations and Digital Media at  ABC Radio Networks.  “We are committed to being at the forefront of new ways to deliver content to our listeners and affiliates.”

For mSpot, the ABC deal adds to a considerable content portfolio.  The provider also carries stations from NPR, Fox Sports, Radio Disney, Clear Channel, Marketwatch, and CBS Radio.  It also delivers live broadcasts from roughly 100 terrestrial stations in the United States, and provides that content to operators like Sprint, US Cellular, Telus, and Bell Mobility.  ABC Radio Networks, owned by Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, controls a radio network of nearly 250 traditional stations.

Story by news analyst Alexandra Osorio