OXIS Media Acquires JACKfm Brand For U.K., Europe
March 26, 2015 at 12:33 PM (PT)
OXIS MEDIA has acquired the JACKfm and JACK 2 brands for the UK and throughout the EUROPEAN UNION from SPARKNET COMMUNICATIONS in CANADA for all platforms and devices.
Having already created the highly successful and innovative ABSOLUTE RADIO national brand (now owned by BAUER MEDIA), OXIS MEDIA is set to roll out JACK across more UK territories.
Currently, OXIS MEDIA owns and manages two JACK radio stations in OXFORDSHIRE, 106 JACKfm and JACK 2, which are enjoying the highest-ever RAJAR audiences since the licence was awarded over 12 years ago. JACK 2 is the only UK radio station allowing listeners to “control the music” by voting for their favorite songs on their smart phone or connected device.
Commented OXIS MEDIA Chairman CLIVE DICKENS: “When we first brought JACK to the UK in 2007, we always planned to increase its presence locally. We’re hugely excited about the opportunities for growth, of course this is more than just a radio brand, and we will continue to expand our digital innovation strategy, working alongside our partners TRITON DIGITAL and OMNY STUDIO. Our team in OXFORD are pioneers in the digital space and we can’t wait to get started on delivering our listeners and advertisers a more targeted and refined digital execution of this exciting brand.”