MediaWorks has a new digital audio streaming platform rova , announcing it will go live in January 2017.
The platform brings together all MediaWorks’ radio entertainment stations into one app, offering New Zealanders a streamlined way to access their favourite Kiwi radio content in a digital environment.
Beyond digital live-streaming of The Edge, The Edge TV, The Rock, More FM, The Breeze, The Sound, Mai, George FM, RadioLIVE and Magic, rova will offer audiences a range of channels streaming the best of their favourite MediaWorks’ entertainment programmes – podcast style.
rova will provide 24/7 streaming of highlight packages on dedicated channels from a range of MediaWorks’ entertainment and news brands including the Mai Morning Crew, More FM’s Si & Gary, TV3’s 7 Days and The Edge’s Jay-Jay, Dom and Randell from January, with more to come.
The service will also offer live-streaming of MediaWorks’ local radio shows across the More FM and The Breeze network.
Leon Wratt, Group Content Director, Music said: “rova is a new way of doing radio. A natural next step for MediaWorks, it builds on our strength of having the best talent and best content – but goes a giant step further than traditional digital streaming services.
“Not only will we offer Kiwis the very best radio content accessible wherever they are, our ‘podcast’ potential is almost limitless. As our new shows and hosts get underway in the studio we’ll be creating new channels. We’ll also be aggregating the best of MediaWorks content – sport, entertainment, travel, news – everything that resonates with New Zealanders. rova will be the digital home of your favourite local radio content.”
rova will be available in January for iOS and Android devices via the App Store and Google Play, and will be continuously expanding new functions and content.