Palo Alto, CA – August 12, 2014– HARMAN announced today that its Aha Radio service has integrated Radio Disney, the #1 radio network for kids, tweens and families, into today’s two million Aha-enabled vehicles. This alliance represents the continuing effort of Aha by Harman to further expand its content offerings and specifically, provide an enjoyable experience for all users, regardless of age or taste in music.
“People have many choices for entertainment while in the car and on the go and we strive to provide the perfect content for all listeners,” said David Slump, Executive Vice President and President, HARMAN Automotive Services. “Adding Radio Disney to our offering not only gives parents and kids the best soundtrack for those last minute summer road trips, but also continues to make Aha Radio a top choice for meaningful content in the car and your pocket.”
"We are excited to join with Aha Radio and extend Radio Disney's reach to the kids, tweens and families in Aha's listener base," said Phil Guerini, VP, Programming and General Manager, Radio Disney. "Listeners to Radio Disney can look forward to music and programming that is appropriate and enjoyable for family members of any age."
Integration of Radio Disney into the Aha platform provides parents a built-in, kid-friendly playlist that everyone will enjoy from the moment they pull out of the driveway to when they return home from vacation, school, work or play. The Radio Disney daily music playlist is driven by listener requests and includes both new and established artists from major record labels. Current artists featured on the channel include Austin Mahone, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, R5, Pharrell, Fifth Harmony, Demi Lovato, Becky G, One Direction and The Vamps.
The Aha Radio mobile app is integrated into more than 50 car models of 14 leading automakers including Acura, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Porsche, Scion, Subaru and Toyota.
About Aha by HARMAN
The Aha product portfolio focuses on delivering connected services to vehicles. Aha technologies and services enable their customers to easily and seamlessly upgrade vehicle features and technology systems, improve connectivity to content in the cloud, and enhance driver safety and enjoyment. The portfolio includes Aha Analytics, Aha Updates and Aha Radio, which is available in more than 60 countries and offered in more than 50 models of vehicles including Acura, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Porsche, Scion, Subaru and Toyota.
HARMAN (NYSE:HAR) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a global workforce of approximately 15,200 people and reported sales of $5.1 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2014.