Aupeo to Launch First Personalized News & Talk Content Service in Europe

Aupeo to team up with new partners AudioBoom, Auxmedia & Euronews

Aupeo GmbH (Aupeo), which provides an audio content platform and personalized streaming service, today announced expansion of its news and talk content. Aupeo is pleased to team up with trusted news and sports content providers including AudioBoom, Auxmedia and Euronews to provide an enhanced listening experience for its European and global users. This content will enrich the Personal Radio by AUPEO!® service with new streams and on-demand content for consumers whether they are listening on their mobile devices or in their car; all personalized to their unique and individual tastes by Aupeo’s proprietary algorithms. 

In-Car Entertainment: A wider selection of highly personalized news & talk streams

Personal Radio by AUPEO!® offers drivers globally an opportunity to personalize audio streams and on-demand content to ensure that they are safely delivered content that they love without having to hop channels or browse for content. With the new content, Aupeo’s European customers will not only be able to listen to the music they like but also get local and national news that is relevant to them.

For the British market, AudioBoom will provide the latest sports news through the Sky Sports station and will aggregate, curate and seamlessly deliver comedy and entertainment audio streams directly into the Personal Radio by AUPEO! in-car infotainment platform. "We're absolutely delighted to work with Aupeo and to be one of their key collaborators world wide. We consider the company to be one of the most innovative in the automotive infotainment space, which is a major focus for us over the coming year as we continue to grow our global userbase of listeners." said Robert Proctor, CEO of AudioBoom.

The cooperation with Auxmedia will enable Aupeo to serve its German customers with all the news covered by the leading news agency DPA (Deutsche Presse Agentur) ranging from politics, finance, economics, sports to entertainment. "As a news provider we are absolutely convinced that the future of radio will be personalized and that music services won't succeed without real content. As the user wants to get music and information all at once!" said Johannes-M. Noack, CEO of Auxmedia.


Euronews is the most-watched news media in Europe covering 13 different languages 24 hours a day and via Aupeo commuters will have access to Euronews’ news headlines and business updates, as well as to Euronews radio, directly in their cars in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. ”We are proud to partner with Aupeo and to make our international news available to consumers, wherever they are. Thanks to a condensed news format and our independent editorial line, Euronews is today the leading news provider in the automotive sector. Together with Aupeo, we are committed to bring the best user experience to consumers, whether on their mobile devices or in their car.” said Arnaud Verlhac, Worldwide Distribution Director of Euronews.

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About Aupeo GmbH and the AUPEO! Service
Based in Berlin, Aupeo provides a personalized audio content delivery platform and for connected devices. Serving business customers in the automotive industry, Aupeo focuses on delivering a quality connected audio experience in the car. Aupeo was founded in 2008 and the AUPEO! service launched in November the same year. Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America acquired the company in 2013. Aupeo is an integrated partner to Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, a leading global supplier of automotive infotainment systems and a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America 
Newark, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, which is based in Osaka, Japan, is one of the world's leading developers and producers of innovative digital and other electronic products for consumer, business and industrial use. Based in Peachtree City, Georgia, and with Detroit-area operations located in Farmington Hills, Mich., Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a division company of Panasonic Corporation of North America with operational responsibility for Aupeo GmbH. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America also acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic’s Automotive Systems Company of Japan, which coordinates global automotive industry systems and components operations. For more information on Panasonic Automotive, please visit: http://business.panasonic.com/solutions-automotivesolutions.

About AudioBoom (www.audioboom.com)
AudioBoom is the leading mobile, web and connected device platform for the very best spoken-word content in news, current affairs, business, entertainment and sports. It operates a digital, on-demand, streaming audio platform enabling the creation, broadcast and consumption of audio across multiple global media outlets. AudioBoom works with some of the biggest names in broadcasting across sport, entertainment and current affairs to bring their content to millions of listeners worldwide via Facebook, Twitter and other media platforms. The technology allows partners to embed playlists onto their sites and apps, use our mobile apps and functionality as listen again players and re-syndicate their content around the web. AudioBoom also allows the monetisation of audio via the dynamic insertion of pre and post roll advertising into content as a user is listening, allowing contemporary advertising selection, depending on content genre and geographic location of the user. AudioBoom has over 3,000 active content partners, including the BBC, Telegraph, Guardian, Cumulus, Sky Sports, Premier League, Southern Cross Austereo, Reuters, CNBC, Universal and Fox. AudioBoom is using this platform to create the world's first aggregated audio content syndication and advertising network. 

About Auxmedia GmbH and myRADIOday Service
Based in Jena (GERMANY), Auxmedia provides personalized audio news content for consumers and businesses. The 24/7 news service can be integrated in music streaming services as well as board entertainment systems of vehicles, airplanes and cruisers. Auxmedia was founded in 2012 and is owned by its founders. ProSiebenSat1 holds a share in Auxmedia GmbH. Auxmedia runs myRADIOday, the first personalized talk radio program in the world.

About Euronews
Europe’s most-watched news channel, Euronews is a genuine multi-platform independent media hub. Euronews offers a unique perspective on, and factual analysis of, current events. Thanks to its 600 journalists from over 30 countries, the channel is available 24 hours a day in 13 language services (Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian). Founded in 1993 in Lyon, France, the channel can be watched in 420 million homes in 156 countries, and delivers a complete range of products (websites, smart TV, radio, in-car technologies, mobile applications (smartphone and smartwatch). In 2015, Euronews will launch Africanews, the first pan-African multilingual news channel.

Media contacts: 
Corinne Lembe Mayunga 
Aupeo GmbH 
+49 30 4000568-08; press@aupeo.com 

Georgienne Kirsten 
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America 
248-324-6741; kirsteng@us.panasonic.com