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The Stream Locomotive Is Leaving the Station. Don't Get Left Behind.

Posted by Krissy Rushing on Mar 30, 2016 12:46:44 PM

 

By 2018 nearly 25% of your terrestrial radio station's annual advertising revenue will come from online listening, according to forecast data from BIA/Kelsey. For broadcasters, streaming is more important than ever. Luckily, we have better options and technology than ever before to create streaming content that is music to listeners’ ears.

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Topics: Streaming Audio, Z/IPStream R/2, adaptive streaming, xHE-AAC

Smooth Sailing at River Radio

Posted by Tom Vernon on Dec 9, 2015 4:30:00 AM

In the future, the battle for the hearts and minds of listeners will be fought on smartphones and in connected cars. Matt Levin, Chief Engineer of One Connection Media Group is one of the engineers who gets it. And he's got the streams for 104.9 the River and 89.3 the River running with the Omnia Z/IP Stream 9X/2. 104.9 The River serves Columbus and Central Ohio, while 89.3 The River reaches out to Chillicothe, Newark and Southeast Ohio. Both stations have a Contemporary Christian format.

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Topics: Streaming Audio

Adaptive Streaming Details with Ioan Rus

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Dec 7, 2015 12:29:00 PM

We’ve covered Adaptive Multi-Rate Audio Streaming extensively. But new streaming methods bring other advantages, too. Ioan Rus, Lead Developer for Telos Alliance streaming products, explains how new features in today’s streaming encoders really improve the listener’s experience.

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Topics: Streaming Audio

Apple HLS with Greg Ogonowski

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Nov 15, 2015 12:08:00 PM

In our quest for better Internet audio streaming we’re looking closer at Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming - or Apple HLS. Greg Ogonowski joins me, Kirk Harnack, to take a deep dive into how Apple HLS adaptive streaming works at the encoder end, server, and for the end user.

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Topics: Streaming Audio

Adaptive Streaming with Tim Pozar

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Nov 6, 2015 11:58:00 AM

Online video - like Netflix and YouTube - have used adaptive bitrate streaming for a few years now. The same tech is becoming available to audio streamers like radio stations and other online audio broadcasters. Tim Pozar, Streaming Director for Fandor.com joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack to teach us about adaptive streaming technology.

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Topics: Streaming Audio

RTL Nederland Tests Out Z/IPStream X/2 & 9X/2

Posted by Fardau van Neerden on Jul 8, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Online consumption of content, both audio and video, grows significantly each year. Online offerings for movies, TV and music are becoming more and more common. The industry is moving at a fast pace, challenging for engineers who come mainly from traditional radio and have little time to keep up.

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Topics: Streaming Audio

Secrets of Streaming Audio

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Jan 28, 2015 3:18:00 PM

For several years now, streaming audio has been an increasingly popular, non-traditional format for audio content. While many broadcasters stream their stations online, many in the streaming audio world do not hail from a traditional broadcast background and aren’t affiliated with terrestrial radio.

So what does that mean for streamers? Is there anything they need to pay more attention to so as to ensure the best possible audio stream? Turns out that can be a tough question to answer. And it may depend on the content. Z/IPStream designer Ioan Rus says his first question for streamers is always, “What are you trying to do?”

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Topics: Streaming Audio

Smartphones and Streaming: Are You Ready?

Posted by Denny Sanders on Jun 17, 2011 2:22:00 PM

Some months ago, as you can see in the archives, I wrote a piece about the importance of making sure that your internet stream is properly processed. At the time, I mentioned that listening to internet streams for music and news is no longer a niche service embraced only by tech nerds and music freaks.

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Topics: Streaming Audio