PORTLAND, ORE. — Futuri Media, the Software-as-a-Service tech firm founded by Dan Anstandig, has reached “a wide-ranging deal” with Alpha Media.
The newly forged partnership empowers all 228 of Alpha’s stations with multiple tools from Futuri Media’s suite of audience engagement products.
Specifically, each Alpha Media station will have access to podcasting system POST, which instantly turns broadcasts into PPM-encoded on-demand audio, complete with fully licensed images, and distributes on multiple platforms; and customized Alexa Skills, enabling all stations to make streams, on-demand content, and interactive features accessible in the hugely-growing Alexa-enabled device market.
More than 50 select Alpha stations will have access to TopicPulse, which RBR+TVBR discussed in an exclusive interview with Anstandig on Monday (1/15).
“Alpha Media is a fast-growing, diverse media company, and it’s a privilege to extend their brands’ reach and engagement as their technology partner,” said Anstandig. “Marrying Alpha Media’s content and local media expertise with Futuri’s audience engagement technology gives their brands reliable, real-time consumer intelligence and distribution on multiple key platforms, like smart speakers. We look forward to powering their programming innovations.”
Alpha Media President/CEO Bob Proffitt added that he was impressed by Futuri Media’s commitment to training services, round-the-clock support, and ongoing consultation. “They understand the industry and how to engage fans of every demographic,” he said.