NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 11, 2014) - Keek, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (KEEKF), a leading mobile video social network with over 67 million members worldwide, announced today a partnership with Superadio Network's Saturday Night Online Live With Romeo, the first uniquely interactive radio show programmed around digital platforms. A first of its kind, this interactive radio content integration will connect Keek's millions of users to Saturday Night Online and the hottest music artists in the world including Jennifer Lopez, Ke$ha, Paramore, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Macklemore, Neon Trees and many more.
Beginning today, listeners of Saturday Night Online will be able to use "Keeks" -- short, 36 second video updates -- to interact live with the on-air crew and guest music artists to ask questions, request songs and participate in on-air contests. Accessing the Saturday Night Online Keek page www.keek.com/SaturdayOnline and using hashtag #SaturdayNightOnline to create and share their Keeks, users will also have the opportunity to submit their videos to be named "Keek of the Week," with each winner appearing on the Saturday Night Online website and discussed live on air.
In addition, Keeks will be integrated into Saturday Night Online through the "Ask Anything" video chat platform, where artists answer questions live, directly from fans. These Keeks gathered from around the world, will allow listeners to not only ask their idols a question, but will also give them their own unique platform to be featured online, on-air and across multiple social sites.
The multi-platform partnership will reach Saturday Night Online's audience across more than 130 affiliates in markets such as New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Charlotte, Nashville and Orlando. Fans can listen to Saturday Night Online live on iHeartRadio and highlight clips of Saturday Night Online on demand. iHeartRadio is Clear Channel's all-in-one free digital listening service. In addition, Keek will also run a mobile and audio campaign across iHeartRadio.
"Keek members are teens and young adults extremely passionate about music and entertainment," said Keek CMO Lin Dai. "The premise of Saturday Night Online is built around social media interaction and connecting fans to the music they love. Keek's unique 36 seconds micro video format is the perfect social media instrument for content integration and can enhance engagement for both fans and artists."
Saturday Night Online is hosted by Tim "Romeo" Herbster. Romeo began his radio career at 15 years old in Pennsylvania and has worked in markets including Nashville, Salt Lake City, Detroit, New York, Paris and Philadelphia before landing back in New York City. Romeo also serves as Vice President of Special Programming Projects for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.
"Saturday Night Online is about guaranteed interaction with the audience. Every listener who tries to reach out is heard and engaged. The Keek platform will add volumes to this philosophy by letting our users connect with the show and their favorite artists like never before," said Romeo. "With Keek, we'll be able to see our audience and engage with them one on one in real time. Keek will take our request line and artist engagement to a whole new level."
Keek is a leading mobile video social network with over 67 million members worldwide. Keek is easy to use, fast and personal. With Keek, members around the world create and interact with videos up to 36 seconds in length and 111 characters of accompanying text, in either public or private views. Keek makes it simple for anyone to instantly create, distribute, discover and react to content in real-time across mobile devices and the web. The Keek app is available in over 190 countries across 6 global regions, and in 36 languages.
Saturday Night Online Live with Romeo:
Saturday Night Online Live with Romeo is a uniquely interactive radio show hosted by radio veteran Tim "Romeo" Herbster. Every week, Romeo plays the biggest hits and airs exclusive performances with the hottest artists, including Justin Bieber, Pink, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry. His show reaches listeners across multiple platforms -- on-air, online and via social media -- creating a complete experience that connects listeners, stars, and advertisers in one fantastic Saturday night party. Whether the audience is chatting with celebrity guests, making friends on the show's Facebook or Twitter pages, choosing the next song to be played, or voicing their opinion on air and online, they are guaranteed to be a part of the show. Romeo has had a long-term relationship with America's youth since his early days as music director of New York's hit CHR station Z100. His on air popularity grew into features in Rolling Stone and People, as well as appearances on E! and MTV. Now, Romeo harnesses that connection and popularity every weekend.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment:
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 300 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company.
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