Aiir and PlayoutONE announce intention to merge
New York, NY USA. November 1, 2022.
Aiir and PlayoutONE are pleased to announce that the companies have entered into a merger agreement.
New York based Aiir Inc, a leading provider of online digital solutions for radio stations has agreed to merge with UK based PlayoutONE Ltd, the world's fastest growing radio automation company, to create a new leading super focused broadcast media technology business.
Ricki Lee, Aiir CEO: "Our two companies have been working together for a number of years. Earlier this year we decided that bringing our businesses, products and people together made a lot of sense; for us, and for our customers."
Dave Brierley-Jones, PlayoutONE CEO: "I'm truly excited about the possibilities of what we can achieve together as one team. There's no overlap in our current product offerings, but they're clearly complementary. We'll shortly be announcing a brand new 'world first' product for the radio industry that we've been working on together for the past few years."
The new American based company will be called Aiir Group Inc and will be led by Ricki Lee as Chief Executive Officer with Dave Brierley-Jones taking on day to day responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer.
The merger is expected to be completed by Jan 1, 2023.
Aiir was established in 2003 by Ricki Lee and Gav Richards, who still run the business today.
The company offers online services to the worldwide radio industry, including websites, mobile apps and listener interaction dashboard "Studio Inbox". Everything is managed using their easy-to-use fully hosted CMS platform.
PlayoutONE was established in 2013 by Dave Brierley-Jones, Chris Oakley and Phil Johnson, who still run the business today.
The company specializes in Radio Automation software, Streaming and Smart Assistant skills. PlayoutONE is renowned for its WebVT (Remote Voice Tracking) service, which allows stations to not only allow talent to record shows, but also broadcast live from wherever they are in the world.