Alpha Media Stations Add Futuri Media’s SaaS Technology Solutions for Podcasting, Show Prep, and Smart Speakers
Group deal includes Futuri Media’s POST for podcasting, TopicPulse for story discovery and show prep, and Alexa Skills
Cleveland, Ohio, January 17, 2018 – Futuri Media, a global leader in SaaS technology designed to drive audience and revenue growth for broadcasters, today announced a wide-ranging deal with Alpha Media, a diverse multimedia company. This new partnership empowers all 228 of Alpha Media’s stations in 50 US markets with multiple tools from Futuri Media’s audience engagement suite.
All Alpha Media stations will have access to podcasting system POST, which instantly turns broadcasts into PPM-encoded on-demand audio, complete with fully licensed images, and distributes on multiple platforms; and customized Alexa Skills, enabling all stations to make streams, on-demand content, and interactive features accessible in the hugely-growing Alexa-enabled device market. More than 50 select Alpha stations will have access to TopicPulse, the revolutionary story discovery and show prep tool that analyzes social media and 100k+ sources of verified news and information to deliver audience-specific insights on what’s trending, what’s about to go viral, and what’s on the downswing.
“Alpha Media is a fast-growing, diverse media company, and it’s a privilege to extend their brands’ reach and engagement as their technology partner,” said Futuri Media CEO Daniel Anstandig. “Marrying Alpha Media’s content and local media expertise with Futuri’s audience engagement technology gives their brands reliable, real-time consumer intelligence and distribution on multiple key platforms, like smart speakers. We look forward to powering their programming innovations.”
“Like Alpha Media, Futuri Media prioritizes quality and innovation, and you can see that in their products. That made this partnership a natural fit,” said Alpha Media CEO/President, Bob Proffitt. “I was impressed by Futuri Media’s commitment to training services, round-the-clock support, and ongoing consultation. They understand the industry and how to engage fans of every demographic.”
ABOUT FUTURI MEDIA
Futuri Media is a global leader in SaaS technology designed to drive audience and revenue growth by deepening consumers’ trust in, affinity for, and loyalty to brands and the teams who represent them. Futuri Media’s audience engagement and sales technology, for which it holds 11 published or pending patents in 151 countries, is used by thousands of broadcasters and publishers worldwide. Named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest-growing private companies for four consecutive years, Futuri Media’s best-in-class customer support is a key driver of its growth. Founded by CEO Daniel Anstandig in 2009, Futuri Media is dedicated to driving measurable success for its partners through innovative SaaS technology, proactivity, speed, and trust in all of its relationships.
ABOUT ALPHA MEDIA
Upon the successful completion of all pending transactions, Alpha Media, a diverse, multimedia company will own or operate 227 radio stations and 224 websites serving 49 markets across the United States. In addition to the stations and websites, Alpha Media owns the intimate performance venues, PDX Live Studio in Portland, OR., Alamo Lounge in San Antonio, TX, and StudioEast in Kenosha, WI. Strong relationships with clients and community members keep Alpha true to its Live and Local philosophy. Alpha Media is relentlessly focused on innovation, efficiency, and entertainment.