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Beasley, Midwest, and Federated put their streams on TuneIn

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 1:00pm

Three broadcast groups -- Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.; Midwest Communications, Inc.; and Federated Media -- have announced they will make their stations' online streams available on the TuneIn platform. Listeners will now be able to connect to the 105 stations collectively owned by these broadcasters by on TuneIn's website, mobile apps, and on devices for which TuneIn provides tuning services.

Beasley owns stations in markets like Miami, Philadelphia, and Las Vegas, while Midwest and Federated stations are mostly mid- and small-market.

Palo Alto-based TuneIn is a free service that aggregates Internet radio content from all over the world, with more than 60,000 broadcast and Internet-only stations and more than two million on-demand programs. "The alliance pits TuneIn directly against Clear Channel competitor iHeartRadio, which prefers that its pacts with broadcasters be exclusive," Tom Taylor writes in Radio-Info (here). In addition to the 850 Clear Channel stations, iHeartRadio offers streaming from stations owned by Cumulus, Greater Media, Tribune, and more.

Abacast publishes case studies on clients "generating significant profits" with streaming

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 10:00am

Streaming solutions provider Abacast has announced it's making available two recent case studies which it says show how Abacast client broadcasters are "generating significant profits in radio streaming" with the company's products. Abacast Clarity

The first case study features Federated Media, an Indiana broadcast group with 15 stations. Abacast says Federated was able to sell more than 50% of its annual digital inventory with a "one-day sale" in September, which put the broadcaster past the point of annual profitability for streaming, and generated an annual gross profit margin of 83% (including bandwidth and royalty costs). Read more in the Federated Media case study.

Neuhoff Media owns 12 stations in Illinois, and is another Abacast client. Abacast's Neuhoff Media case study shows that in the first month of their efforts, Neuhoff's Decatur, IL cluster sold 40% of the available yearly digital ad packages, covering their annual streaming costs and achieving annual profitability, with streaming gross profit margins of 50% after the first month.

Abacast provides streaming and ad management software and digital sales services to the radio industry.

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