SEATTLE--(Hark, the world’s largest platform for pop culture sound bites, and San Francisco-based Sports Byline USA, a multi-platform broadcast sports talk network available worldwide, today announced a partnership to bring more than 17,000 hours of interviews and show clips to the Hark platform. Hark and Sports Byline USA will be transforming a massive amount of audio content into a searchable, highly shareable format, delivering a truly unique listening experience to sports fans worldwide.)--
“For Hark, working with Sports Byline USA is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up”
Recognizing that sports-related content is consistently one of the more highly sought out genres of content on the internet, Hark and Sports Byline USA are aiming to bring an unparalleled library that spans more than 20 years of athlete interviews, including clips from almost every significant sports figure past and present during that time.
“For Hark, working with Sports Byline USA is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” said David Aronchick, Hark CEO and co-founder. “We’re always looking to expand our library into new areas, and our visitors are constantly searching for sports-related clips. Now, we’re able to provide them with exactly what they’re looking for, and hopefully attract a whole new audience to Hark.”
“We’ve continually noticed there is a huge demand for all the great content we’ve built over the years,” said Ron Barr, Sports Byline USA Founder and flagship show host. “By teaming up with Hark, we’re leveraging it in new ways beyond radio and driving a whole new revenue stream for our business.”
In addition to this infusion of thousands of sports-related clips from Sports Byline USA, the Hark platform will also be regularly adding clips of past and present winners during this year’s games in London, along with speeches and other highlights, adding to its always-growing library of sports content.
Hark is the world’s leading platform for pop culture sound bites, receiving more than 60 million visits each month (June 2012), and upwards of two billion listens since its founding, making it one of the 10 largest entertainment / movies sites on the Internet (comScore, 2012). Content from Hark is both viral and interactive and creates a powerful, compelling entertainment experience for consumers and an attractive audience platform for advertisers. The Hark platform provides visitors with the ability to share more than three million sound bites and other content offerings via digital embedding or social networks including Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Additionally, users can upload their own clips to the Hark platform, where they can be discovered and shared by the site’s millions of visitors each month. Hark Mobile enables an easy-to-use interface where visitors on mobile devices can discover, search for, and share their favorite sound bites while on the go, on any device.
Hark, founded in 2007 by David Aronchick and Fouad ElNaggar is headquartered in Seattle. For more information, please visit www.hark.com.
About Sports Byline USA
Sports Byline USA, “America’s Sports Talk Network,” is the pioneering and first national, sports talk radio network. Launched in 1988, the Sports Byline USA network has nearly 200 U.S. network radio stations. In addition, Sports Byline USA network programming is heard on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, on 500 stations in 177 countries of the American Forces Network, the Internet at www.sportsbyline.com, on the in-flight audio programming of all U.S. Airways worldwide flights, on mobile phones and devices via UpSnap, Tune In and Stitcher, plus 25 million homes on cable television’s CRN Digital Talk Radio.