FC Barcelona and TuneIn Kick Off New Content Agreement
PALO ALTO, Calif. and BARCELONA, Spain (November 4, 2014) — FC Barcelona, one of the most popular and prestigious sports clubs in the world, and TuneIn, the world’s largest audio network, today announced the signature of an official licensing agreement, making TuneIn the global radio provider of FC Barcelona.
TuneIn will carry FC Barcelona’s Digital Barça audio feed (Radio Barça), allowing listeners around the world free access to all home and away matches. TuneIn will also stream every home match played in contention for the UEFA cup live. The FC Barcelona channel on TuneIn will be available to fans globally in English, Spanish, and Catalan.
Radio Barça on TuneIn will offer continuous 24/7 programming ranging from statements of superstar players like Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar Jr, Gerard Pique, Iniesta and many others, to coach’s shows and other club highlights. The service will be 100% operational in the upcoming weeks.
“We are thrilled to be working with FC Barcelona to build a 24/7 channel where fans can listen to their content worldwide,” said Kevin Straley, VP of Programming at TuneIn. “Barça is one of the preeminent teams in all of sports with a rich history and global fan base. Through our new follower model this partnership will allow TuneIn’s 50 million monthly active users to follow their club and be alerted any time a big match is being broadcast.”
"Being able to listen to Barça games from anywhere in the world is a service that millions of our fans will enjoy. TuneIn will take the club to all those supporters and help to project its global dimension," said Dídac Lee, director of Media and Communication and responsible for New Technologies of FC Barcelona.
FC Barcelona fans everywhere can access the English, Catalan and Spanish streams on the free TuneIn Radio app on over 200 platforms ranging from mobile phones and tablets, to smart TVs and vehicles. To listen, simply search “FC Barcelona” on the free TuneIn Radio app or online at TuneIn.com.
TuneIn is the most popular way to listen to real radio from around the world. With over 50 million monthly active users, TuneIn lets people listen to the world's sports, news, talk, and music from wherever they are. TuneIn has over 100,000 radio stations and more than four million on-demand programs streaming from every continent, and is available across 200+ connected devices. TuneIn has venture funding from IVP, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, and Jafco Ventures, and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
About FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona was founded on November 29, 1899 by initiative of a Swiss gentleman called Hans Maximilian Gamper, popularly known as Joan Gamper. Since it was founded, the club has had 44 different presidents. From Walter Wild to Josep Maria Bartomeu, Barça has grown into a massive social phenomenon that reaches far beyond the bounds of mere sport. The club has grown along with the city around it, and has come to represent Barcelona and Catalonia all around the world.
FC Barcelona now has more members than any other football club in the world and its achievements have also made it one of the most successful. The many famous victories and all-time greats that have played for the club (Kubala, Cruyff, Maradona, Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Messi, and so many more) form an important part of the Barça legacy. But these would be no more than historical anecdotes if it wasn’t for the extraordinary social reality behind the events.