DTS and radiko announced the integration of radiko into DTS AutoStage.
Radiko operates IP simulcasting of radio broadcasts in Japan. DTS AutoStage is a hybrid radio platform, formerly called DTS Connected Radio, that parent Xperi is hoping to bring to mass market vehicles around the world.
“This integration means that all radio stations and broadcaster metadata on the radiko platform are accurately, consistently and seamlessly represented in the DTS AutoStage ecosystem,” the companies announced.
The integration will provide station logos, program name, information about the performer and a live station guide to Japanese owners of vehicles supporting DTS AutoStage, including Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
The announcement was made by Joe D’Angelo, Xperi senior vice president, radio, and Akitaka Nishimura, president of Xperi Japan. They noted that the company has content partnerships with broadcast groups and aggregators including BBC, Bauer, Cox, Beasley, Commercial Radio Australia and Entercom.
DTS AutoStage is free for broadcasters to join. Xperi says the hybrid radio platform currently supports operations in 60 countries.
Radiko is a “free online simulcast streaming service that allows anyone in Japan to listen to the country’s 99 commercial radio stations, NHK Radio 1, NHK-FM and Open University of Japan with a computer, smartphone or other smart device.”