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StreamGuys and AdsWizz Strike Partnership to Monetize Digital Media

Partners Offer Both On-Demand and Live Streaming Media Monetization Tools, Including First-Ever Pre-Roll and Mid-Roll Podcast Ad Insertion Technology

BAYSIDE, CALIFORNIA, August 21, 2012 – Broadcasters and audio publishers can now experience a true streaming media return on investment through the collective strengths of StreamGuys’ cloud-based streaming services and AdsWizz’s digital advertising solutions. The new StreamGuys and AdsWizz partnership offers one of the first mobile-friendly, multi-platform streaming solutions with targeted, rich media advertising capabilities.

The two companies have already won a contract with a major sports broadcaster. The new customer is successfully using AdsWizz’s Pre-Roll Ad Insertion technology to deliver targeted advertisements to consumers who download the broadcaster’s audio podcasts, reaching more online media players and mobile devices than before via StreamGuys’ one-to-many streaming architecture.

In addition to pre-roll podcast capabilities, the two companies will provide joint customers with a portfolio offering several ad-supported monetization tools, including audio and video mid-roll ad insertion technology as well as companion display ad banners. These rich media advertisements can target specific subsets of users based on their gender, demographic and active location based data.

AdsWizz’s Digital Advertising Monetization Platform enables CDNs, Ad Networks and Online Audio Publishers to unleash the power of one-to-one marketing by allowing them to insert ads directly into each end-user’s on-demand or live stream and ensure the ad specifically speaks to the individual’s interests. In addition AdsWizz also provides real-time audience measurement and analytics tools to evaluate audience response. Customers using these tools can later confirm with their advertisers that streams were monetized through targeted advertisements.

StreamGuys’ one-to-many architecture ensures that broadcasters and publishers can deliver content, including advertisements in multiple formats to reach many targets. StreamGuys also eliminates transcoding steps often used for multi-format streaming that degrade audio and video quality.

Jason Osburn, executive vice president at StreamGuys, notes that the StreamGuys/AdsWizz partnership allows the company to offer a solution that simplifies monetization of live and on-demand rich media delivery — and deliver those ad-injected streams to virtually every popular end user device for consumption. The StreamGuys/AdsWizz solution currently supports Flash and Icecast streaming for MP3 and HE-AAC audio formats; as well as Flash and iOS for video.

“Most broadcasters are now seeking compatibility with iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, as well as other mobile platforms to expand their audience reach,” said Osburn. “Our relationship with AdsWizz allows us to provide a full-service shop to support broadcasters who depend on ad placement for revenue generation.”

StreamGuys manages the overall solution from their facility, including the AdsWizz server software that lives on StreamGuys’ adaptive bit-rate streaming architecture in the cloud. The company also provides rich data on hits, visitors, user agents, geographic regions and other analytics to help customers strategize future growth.

“Until now broadcasters, audio publishers and advertisers were constantly in search of ways to turn podcasts into revenue-generating advertising mediums,” said Alexis van de Wyer, president at AdsWizz. “Their search officially stops today with AdsWizz’s breakthrough in enabling broadcasters to insert targeted ads into podcasts. As we continue our partnership with StreamGuys, joint customers will be able to further grow their revenue through several other innovative ad-supported monetization tools, leveraging both on-demand and live streaming media.”

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About AdsWizz, Inc.
AdsWizz provides ad serving and audience measurement technologies to CDNs, agencies, ad networks and online audio publishers. Its audience measurement product delivers publishers with real-time and actionable analytics on their audience behavior. AdsWizz ad serving technology enables agencies and ad networks to create online advertising campaigns across audio, video and display formats with social media integration. The ad serving technology gives online audio publishers the ability to monetize all their online content such as Simulcast, webcast or Podcast; Web, Mobile or In-dash; and domestic or international. AdsWizz serves its customers from its San Francisco, Denver, Paris, Brussels and Bucharest offices. For more information, visit www.adswizz.com.

About StreamGuys, Inc.
In business since 2000, StreamGuys is a provider of audio and video streaming services. The company has have a reputation for outstanding customer service, a robust and reliable network, and competitive rates. More than 600 clients worldwide, across many industries, depend on their mission-critical service. Projects include serving as the technology backbone for live streaming/podcasting for top public broadcasters such as New York Public Radio, WAMU Washington D.C., KQED San Francisco and WXPN Philadelphia; live video events for major auto racing circuits and the British Royal Wedding; audio streaming for government entities such as D.C. Court of Appeals, U.S. Army, and the National Science Foundation; mobile video content for Cisco Systems; and IPTV content for international broadcaster ABS-CBN.

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StreamGuys, Inc – info@streamguys.com – www.streamguys.com – 707.667.9479
P.O. Box 828 Arcata, California 95518 – fax 707.516.0009

Carolina Mudcats add TuneIn Radio app to Lineup Card

TuneIn Radio (formerly RadioTime) and the Carolina Mudcats Baseball Club, the Southern League (AA) affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, today announced the team will stream its live game day radio broadcasts to a dedicated station on TuneIn Radio, enabling fans to listen on their connected home and mobile devices. The Mudcats are the first professional baseball team to create an Internet radio stream exclusively for TuneIn Radio to complement its terrestrial radio broadcast.

“Fans who couldn’t attend the games relied on portable and car radios to hear the action, and today millions of Americans are carrying a much better radio in their pocket or purse at all times – their smart phones,” said Joe Bourdow, Chairman, Play-by-Play Sports Properties, the broadcast partner of the Carolina Mudcats. “The decision to make our radio broadcasts available on a mobile app was an obvious one, and so was partnering with TuneIn Radio because of the large user base and the fact that the app is available across such a wide variety of devices.” more

Fidelia Music Player for Mac OS X Offers Premium Listening for All

fidelia_player.pngNew Desktop Audio Player Delivers Hi-Res Playback and Clutter-Free Interface for Just $19.99
Mac users with a passion for music and an appreciation for high-quality audio have an extraordinary new way to savor the sounds they love. Audiofile Engineering has launched Fidelia, a premium desktop music player created exclusively for Mac OS X and designed to offer rich high-fidelity playback for music lovers of any taste or technical background. With support for numerous high-resolution file formats and an attractive, intuitive interface that honors the classic stereo amplifiers of decades past, Fidelia lets discerning listeners optimize and enjoy their music with maximum control and no proprietary clutter. Priced at US$19.99, it’s also a remarkably accessible software alternative that integrates seamlessly with users’ existing iTunes libraries.

“Just as high-definition video technology has changed the way people experience movies and television, high-resolution audio formats like FLAC and Apple Lossless give consumers access to superior levels of sound quality,� said Matthew Foust, founding partner of Audiofile Engineering. “Fidelia is designed as an elegant, approachable way for casual and studious listeners alike to embrace these higher sonic standards. The MP3 format may have revolutionized the music industry, but there are higher-quality formats that can truly enhance the listening experience.� more

TuneIn Radio App Turns the iPad Into a Worldwide Radio Tuner and Recorder

RadioTime, Inc., a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, today announced the release of a new version of its TuneIn Radio application designed specifically for the iPad. TuneIn Radio for the iPad features an interface that fills the iPad’s screen display and leverages multitasking in iOS 4.0 so users listen to live programs and podcasts in the background while they browse the Web and use other apps. Like the TuneIn Radio app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, the iPad version can serve as a DVR for radio, enabling users to record, pause and rewind live radio.

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In less than a year, more than 1 million iPhone and iPod Touch owners have purchased the $1.99 TuneIn Radio app, making it the best-selling paid music app in the iTunes App Store, and placing it among the top 25 most popular apps in all categories. TuneIn was developed jointly by RadioTime and Synsion Radio Technologies. RadioTime earlier this year announced it had acquired the TuneIn app and hired its creator to oversee the development of RadioTime’s iPhone and iPad apps. more

RadioTime Releases TuneIn Radio App for BlackBerry Devices

RadioTime, Inc., a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, announces the release of the BlackBerry version of its TuneIn Radio mobile application. TuneIn Radio, the most popular Internet radio app on iTunes, the Android Market and The Palm App Catalog, features RadioTime’s new Song Search technology, which allows users to search for radio stations airing a specific song or artist in real time.

TuneIn Radio enables users to search for programs airing on over 50,000 radio stations, music streams and podcasts from around the world, making it the largest selection out of all BlackBerry Internet radio apps. The app uses a BlackBerry device’s built-in GPS or WiFi to automatically detect and display what programs are airing on local AM/FM stations. more

RadioTime, Dension Offer the World’s Radio Stations on a USB Thumb Drive

DALLAS – June 9, 2010 – RadioTime, Inc, a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, today announced it provides its Internet radio guide to the Dension Webradio, a small USB dongle that can bring the world’s radio stations and programs to any USB-capable home entertainment system or car radio.

Developed by Dension Audio Systems, based in Budapest, Hunary, the Dension Webradio enables anyone with a free RadioTime.com account to load their RadioTime Presets, pair the device with a 3G-enabled mobile phone and plug it directly into a radio’s USB port. Each station will appear on the car or home system as an MP3 file, enabling the user to browse, select and listen to the stations by name, and view that information on the radio’s display. more

RadioTime, peiker Partner to Integrate Internet Radio in the Automobile

DALLAS – June 9, 2010 – RadioTime, Inc, a provider of technology for finding and listening to radio online, and peiker acustic GmbH & Co. KG, a developer of voice and data applications for motor vehicles, today announced peiker will leverage the RadioTime Guide into its OEM solutions for integrating smart phones and other Internet-connected audio devices into car audio systems.

RadioTime’s technology will be offered as part of peiker’s connected services platform to leading OEM manufacturers. Incorporating the RadioTime Electronic Program Guide (EPG) will enable users to see what’s airing across AM/FM, HD and Internet-only radio stations on their in-car audio system displays. peiker and RadioTime are already working with major automotive manufacturers to add this joint solution to their audio systems, and plan to offer these capabilities by the end of 2010.

“Partnering with RadioTime will enable us to continue meeting our goal of designing communication in the vehicle so that different portable audio and entertainment devices can be easily connected to a car radio and enable users to use the car’s in-dash or steering wheel controls to access those devices,” said Reinhard Kromer-von Baerle, Senior Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, peiker. “Adding the RadioTime Guide means we can provide the market’s most comprehensive directory of Internet radio stations to our solutions.” more

iZotope Technology Licensing Offers Audio Solutions for Mobile Devices

Audio Research Firm Offers High Quality Audio Signal Processing for Licensing

Cambridge, MA (June 7, 2010) – iZotope, Inc., a research-driven audio signal processing company born out of MIT, is offering high quality DSP to mobile application developers through their extensive licensing program.

For nearly a decade iZotope has worked with small and large companies in Music, Film, TV and Radio Broadcast, Corporate A/V, Consumer Electronics, Business and Telecommunications. Top audio products such as Adobe Audition, Sony Sound Forge, Minnetonka AudioToolsâ„¢ AWE, Avid (Digidesign) Pro Tools, as well as video products such as Grass Valley / Canopus Edius 5 and Techsmith Camtasia Studio rely on iZotope DSP to provide the highest quality audio and functionality for their end users.

Mobile devices have become a premier platform for entertainment, with thousands of exciting apps available for making music, playing games, and listening to radio streams. These experiences are all improved with creative audio effects, pitch and time processing. For example, live audio streams broadcasted via radio apps can be sonically enhanced using the same mastering technology available in iZotope’s award-winning Ozone plug-in. more

RadioTime Internet Radio Channel Available on the Roku Streaming Media Player

Roku RadioTime Channel - browse local radioRadioTime, Inc, a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, and Roku Inc., a leading supplier of innovative digital media products, today announced the availability of the RadioTime channel for free on the Roku streaming media player. Developed by a Roku and RadioTime customer working with Roku’s publicly available software development kit (SDK) and RadioTime’s Open Application Programming Interface (API), the Roku RadioTime Channel adds access to over 20,000 AM/FM and Internet-only radio stations and more than 100,000 programs to Roku’s ever-growing library of multimedia content.

“There was an obvious demand for Internet Radio on the Roku DVP and RadioTime offered the path of least resistance to satisfying that demand,� said Chris Hagedorn, who posts regular updates on all his projects to his web site www.TheNowhereMan.com. “The RadioTime API is freely available, built on open standards, and is easy to work with.�

The Roku RadioTime Channel, which will be available on June 1, 2010, requires no set up or registration. Users can also link to their RadioTime.com accounts to manage their favorite station and program presets on the Roku player. more

RadioTime’s Android App First to Support Broadcasters’ Windows Media Streams

RadioTime Internet Radio App for Android

RadioTime has released the only Internet radio mobile application for the Android smart phone platform that supports Windows Media streams, the format the majority of broadcasters use for their Internet streams. This provides users with more than 30,000 stations airing worldwide — by far the widest selection available on any Android app.

The app costs $2.99 on the Android Market store and is available now.

“We drew 45 million listening sessions in March, our most-ever, and that growth has been driven in large part by users increasingly accessing the RadioTime guide via a number of third-party apps for the iPhone and Blackberry that are powered by RadioTime,” said Bill Moore, founder and CEO, RadioTime. “We’re providing Android users with the same enormous selection of stations and making it easy for them to browse and tune to favorite programs and discover all the great content that streaming music services just cannot offer.” more

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