ABC News signed a distribution deal with Slacker Personal Radio.
Listeners who use Slacker now can get access to radio and TV audio content from ABC News. Slacker lets users access personalized content on smartphones; its mobile apps are available for Android, iPhone, Palm webOS, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry, as well as at the Slacker website and on Slacker-enabled Sony TV and Blu-ray players.
Steve Jones, vice president and general manager, ABC News Radio says Slacker offers its audience "immense" flexibility to get custom content where they want it.
The companies say the ABC News station enables listeners to create a personal experience by selecting stories they want to hear.
Listeners to the free basic service will be able to try ABC News for up to 14 days; Slacker Radio Plus subscribers get unlimited access. Plans start at $3.99 a month.
Using Slacker Personal Radio, listeners create personal "radio" stations based on any artist or mix of artists, or listen to and personalize various programmed genre stations.