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Xperi Partners With Commercial Radio Australia

Will work together to enhance the radio experience in connected cars

Commercial Radio Australia has joined Xperi Corp.’s list of broadcast radio partners to help develop the next generation connected car radio experience.

According to Xperi, its All in Media team, based in London and Sydney, recently supported the development of the RadioApp Alexa skill. The RadioApp streaming radio platform will now be used to provide Australian commercial and public service radio content into the DTS Connected Radio platform.

This integration, says Xperi, will allow the refining of system operations, support on-going global automotive field-testing and product development of hybrid radio, and validate the implementation and listener experience in connected radios.

“Commercial Radio Australia has a long history of innovation and embracing new technology to serve the needs of their members and the Australian radio audience,” said Jeff Jury, general manager, Automotive at Xperi. “This is evidenced by their coordinated launch of DAB+, the leadership in creating RadioApp and their recent development of the industry wide Alexa skill. We are extremely pleased that CRA, with the support of our All in Media team, have joined Xperi in our efforts to ensure broadcast radio has a vibrant future in connected cars.”

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Utilizing an IP connection installed in a vehicle, DTS Connected Radio delivers a digital (DAB and HD Radio) experience by pairing broadcast programming with IP-delivered content. DTS Connected Radio aggregates metadata, such as on-air radio program and talent information, artist and song information, station contact information and more, from broadcasters around the world to deliver an enhanced in-vehicle radio experience.

“This work will allow us to test ways to combine both broadcasting and internet technologies to deliver richer content and a better in-car radio experience for listeners,” said Joan Warner, CEO of Commercial Radio Australia. “In our role as the national industry body representing Australia’s commercial radio industry, we look forward to working with Xperi on their development of the DTS Connected Radio system.”