Slacker Radio will soon carry ESPN Audio on your BlackBerry

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By David Boyd on 23 Mar 2011 10:06 am EDT
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Attention all sports fans! Coming soon to a BlackBerry near you will be ESPN Audio on Slacker Radio.

"Slacker listeners will have access to an interactive dedicated station covering all facets of sports entertainment, with the option to include ESPN SportsCenter headlines for hourly updates on any Slacker music station, and the ability to create custom sports stations with ESPN Radio programming.

ESPN on Slacker Radio will feature up-to-the-minute coverage of all major sporting events and top news stories on both a national and regional level. The interactive ESPN Radio station will also offer access to content from multiple ESPN programs and platforms, including Mike & Mike in the Morning, SportsCenter, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and more.
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The ESPN Station will be avaiable to all Slacker listeners for free, and Slacker Plus subscribers will have access to the full ESPN experience. No word yet on when exactly this will be available, but I'm guessing it will be sooner than later. Keep reading for the full press release.

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Press Release 

Slacker to Deliver Personalized ESPN Sports Coverage on Slacker Radio

Customizable ESPN Audio Content to be Available on Slacker on the Web, Smartphones and In-Home Devices

SAN DIEGO – March 23, 2011 – Slacker, Inc. today announced that ESPN Audio content will be available on Slacker Personal Radio, providing listeners with customizable content from the country's largest sports radio network.

Slacker listeners will have access to an interactive dedicated station covering all facets of sports entertainment, with the option to include ESPN SportsCenter headlines for hourly updates on any Slacker music station, and the ability to create custom sports stations with ESPN Radio programming.

ESPN on Slacker Radio will feature up-to-the-minute coverage of all major sporting events and top news stories on both a national and regional level. The interactive ESPN Radio station will also offer access to content from multiple ESPN programs and platforms, including Mike & Mike in the Morning, SportsCenter, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and more.

“It has long been our mission to provide listeners with the ability to experience ESPN Audio content wherever they are and through whichever medium fits best into their busy lifestyle,” said Traug Keller, senior vice president, Production Business Divisions, ESPN, Inc. “This new relationship will add unique value to the Slacker listening experience by showcasing customizable ESPN sports news and award-winning ESPN Radio programming.”

The Slacker Radio experience includes expert-programmed music stations, ABC news, comedy, custom artist-hosted showcase stations and leading music festival stations along with the ability for consumers to create their own radio stations. With the addition of sports coverage to this line-up, Slacker Radio will offer a fully customizable and personal online radio experience that includes the most varied and compelling range of content offered by any Internet radio service.

“ESPN Audio is the authoritative voice of sports news and original programming, which is key to Slacker’s goal to offer our listeners access to the most diverse content and programming possible,” said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. “The ability to offer news, shows and updates from the biggest brand in sports further positions Slacker as the leader in Internet radio content.”

Listeners to the free Slacker Basic Radio service will have access to the interactive programmed ESPN station. Slacker Radio subscribers will have unlimited access to the ESPN Radio integration including the ad-free programmed station with unlimited skips, the ability to create a highly personalized, custom sports station based on a number of preferences including specific sports, regions and teams, and the choice to add top of the hour SportsCenter updates in English or Spanish to any Slacker station.

Slacker Personal Radio, available online at www.Slacker.com, on all leading smartphones and Slacker-enabled home entertainment devices, enables listeners to create their own Personal Radio stations based on any artist or mix of artists, or listen to and personalize over 130 expert-programmed genre stations ranging from Today’s Hits to Instrumental Jazz. Slacker also offers music festival coverage including unique stations based on performances and artist interviews from events such as Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits and artist showcase stations with one-of-a-kind content from chart-topping bands including Far East Movement, Plain White T’s and more.

Pricing and Availability

ESPN Radio integration into the Slacker Radio service is coming soon to www.Slacker.com and the Slacker Radio service on supported devices. The ESPN station will be available to all Slacker listeners for free and Slacker Radio Plus subscribers will have access to the full ESPN experience. Slacker Radio Plus is available for as low as $3.99 per month and can be purchased by visiting www.Slacker.com or selecting the “upgrade” button from within a mobile application.

8 comments

rnich120

Hmmmm. So they have caught up with Nobex and tunein

Why the big song and dance??

r0gueleader

Just download iheartradio or tunein and you can access these sports shows.

jem9777

Awesome. Now where's the Slacker Radio Premium on-demand service that was supposed to be out last October?

jayemmbee

TuneIn has this and more, has some of the satilite radios like the score xm stations and its free,

iPhoneTHS

Slacker is, in this Crack-crazed fans mind, the best smartphone-internet radio app out. I have unlimited skips, oh and now ESP-FREAKING - N! Does Pandora have that?

Just asking....LOL

aa25007

What is the point, if I already have the ESPN Radio app for my BlackBerry. Another good step for Slacker. I'm up for it, now i'll have two ESPN apps. lol

scottieblues

Slacker and TuneIn are not even in the same league. I like TuneIn a lot. But, Slacker is the best customizable radio app out there. Period.