Triton Digital

Triton developing custom research for Pandora and others to target AM/FM advertisers

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 12:30pm

Mike AgovinoYesterday we wrote that, according to CEO Joe Kennedy, Pandora is working with Triton Digital to create custom reports "in the same format advertisers are accustomed to seeing." The goal being to "make the mechanics of planning and transacting an ad campaign on Pandora as seamless as doing so on broadcast radio" (more here).

Now Triton Digital COO Mike Agovino (pictured) tells Inside Radio they're not just working with Pandora, but also "other publishers to drill down deeper into their audience intelligence provided by Webcast Metrics into custom geographies and segments of the publisher’s choosing." The custom reports won't be made public.

It will reportedly take some time to create these custom reports however. Inside Radio says 18-24 months, in fact.

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Vegas conference to feature TuneIn, Triton Digital, SNL Kagan and Fox News Radio execs

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 12:30pm

Today we're announcing four additions to the growing list of speakers set to appear at RAIN Summit West 2012: TuneIn's Carl Rohling, Triton Digital's Rob Favre, SNL Kagan's Robin Flynn and Fox News Radio's William Sanchez.

The conference takes place Sunday, April 15 in Las Vegas (more info below).

Robert FavreRobert Favre (pictured right) serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and General Manager of Triton Digital Data and Analytics. In 2009 as SVP of Technology at Ando Media, Favre led the efforts to introduce new streaming measurements -- Average Active Sessions (AAS), Active Sessions (AS) and Session Starts (SS) -- within the context of the "one minute rule", moving away from the old five minute and quarter hour based measurements of traditional broadcast radio.

Robin FlynnSNL Kagan Senior Analyst Robin Flynn (pictured left) has been analyzing and valuing companies and assets in the multichannel and radio/TV station fields for 20 years, since joining SNL Kagan in 1988. She also hosts several SNL Kagan events, such as the SNL Kagan Radio/TV Values & Finance Summit.

Carl RohlingCarl Rohling, TuneIn Vice President of Sales (pictured right), has served with the company for six years increasing distribution to over 186 products worldwide covering mobile, connected home and automotive categories. Managing TuneIn’s growth from one million users in 2009 to a profitable 35 million today, Rohling has teams based in Detroit, UK, Tokyo, Palo Alto and New York.

William SanchezWilliam Sanchez (pictured left) serves as Director/Executive Producer Web Operations for Fox News Radio. He's been with Fox News Radio for more than six years and has also held positions at ABC Sports, Virage and ABC NewsOne.

Other speakers set to appear at RAIN Summit West 2012 include Slacker CEO Jim Cady, TargetSpot CEO Eyal Goldwerger, The Echo Nest CEO Jim Lucchese and many others.

ESPN SVP of Production/Business Divisions Traug Keller will keynote the conference. RAIN will announce more speakers and panel topics in the coming weeks.

RAIN Summit West 2012RAIN Summit West will take place on Sunday, April 15 at the former Las Vegas Hilton, now called the LVH -- Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. It will conclude with the always-anticipated tradition of the poolside RAIN Reader Cocktail Party.

The Summit is an official “Co-Located Education Program” of the NAB Show. Registration includes access to the NAB Show Exhibit Hall and a catered box lunch. RAIN registrants can save $100 on NAB registration.

For registration and sponsorship information, visit kurthanson.com/rainsummitwest.

Other RAIN Summits are planned for later this year in Dallas (at the RAB/NAB Radio Show) on September 18th, in Minneapolis (at the Conclave) on July 20, and in Berlin, Germany on October 5th.

Strong growth and recovery for broadcasters in Triton's January ranker

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 11:35am

RAIN's graph of webcasters' AAS, current through January 2012Pandora surpassed an AAS of one million in Triton Digital's Webcast Metrics for January 2012 (in the Domestic Mon-Sun 6a-12m daypart ranker). Meanwhile most broadcasters -- led by Clear Channel and its digital platform iHeartRadio -- rallied after a lackluster December.

Pandora's January AAS (Average Active Sessions, which is essentially equivalent to AQH — i.e., average simultaneous listeners) reached 1,009,967 -- up 3% from December 2011. That's nearly 3 times the combined AAS of all broadcasters in Triton's Webcast Metrics report. Pandora's AAS has grown 93% year-over-year.

Most broadcasters saw strong month-to-month growth, though many were rebounding from drops in December 2011. Clear Channel led the way in terms of sheer AAS growth: its audience grew 15% from December, reaching an AAS of 142,550. 

CBS Radio grew 3% -- its first monthly increase since August 2011. Cox was up 8% from December, Entercom 4% and Emmis up 13%. All told, the combined AAS of broadcasters in Triton's report increased 11% month-to-month and is up 12% year-over-year.

(The chart above shows the growth of Pandora, CBS, Clear Channel, the top 5 terrestrial radio groups and Slacker from September 2009 through January 2012. Note that Pandora's AAS numbers from December 2010 through mid-August 2011 were affected by the omission of tracking code in some of its mobile apps. Click to view in full size.)

Most pureplays experienced traditional post-holiday declines: Slacker dropped 5%, 977Music was down 8% and AccuRadio, which has very strong Christmas-music listening, decreased 29% (though it is up 33% over last year). However, Digitally Imported grew 14%, recovering from a December dip.

The combined January 2012 AAS of all streamers in Triton's Top 20 ranker (1,446,162) is up 4% over December 2011 and 62% over January 2011.

You can find the Domestic Mon-Sun 6a-12m ranking below. Find out more from Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics report here (PDF) and find our coverage of December 2011’s ratings here.

January 2012 Dometic ranker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industry announcements: Liquid Compass adds to exec team; Triton Digital strikes streaming deal with Hubbard

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:00am

Streaming delivery network Liquid Compass has named Stephen Guillot Chief Operating Officer. The company also announced today the hiring of Thomas Callahan as Senior Vice President of Sales, and Jaxon Repp as Director of Development.

Guillot is former president of consulting firm Rubicon Solutions. His experience also includes service at NxTV (a provider of digital entertainment services), SuiteLinq (an integrated content provider for the hospitality industry), and On Command Corp. Callahan has experience at CBS Radio, Metro Networks, Standard News Radio Networks, the Associated Press Radio Division, and several radio stations. Repp was most recently at SpireMedia, the Rocky Mountain region’s largest and most successful interactive web development firm. He has founded several digital marketing firms as well.

Also announced today, Triton Digital will provide its end-to-end streaming services for broadcast group Hubbard Radio. Triton will provide streaming, ad injection, and listening measurement for Hubbard’s 17 stations in five major markets. Hubbard recently acquired 13 former Bonneville stations and digital assets in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Cincinnati, and St. Louis.

Pandora, AccuRadio, Slacker, Clear Channel up, most broadcasters down in December

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:00am

Pandra, Clear Channel and Slacker up as CBS continues its declineMost pureplay webcasters enjoyed significant growth over the holiday season, according to Triton Digital's Webcast Metrics for December 2011, while most broadcasters declined month-to-month. The growth is likely somewhat attributable to the influx of holiday listeners.

Pandora yet again extended its dominating lead over others in the Top 20 Domestic Mon-Sun 6a-12m daypart ranker. Its AAS increased over 88,000 from November, a 10% growth.

Pandora is now close to surpassing an AAS (Average Active Sessions, which is essentially equivalent to AQH — i.e., average simultaneous listeners) of 1 million in the Domestic Mon-Sun 6a-12m daypart ranker. (Pandora surpassed the 1 million AAS mark in November 2011 in the Domestic Mon-Fri 6am-8pm ranker.)

Pureplay webcaster AccuRadio (brought to by the same folks who write RAIN every day) showed the largest month-to-month rate of growth at 29%.

(The chart above shows the growth of Pandora, CBS, Clear Channel, the top 5 terrestrial radio groups and Slacker from September 2009 through December 2011. Note that Pandora's AAS numbers from December 2010 through mid-August 2011 were affected by the omission of tracking code in some of its mobile apps. Click to view in full size.)

Slacker grew 7% over November, reaching an AAS of 50,767. That's up 96% from December 2010.

Meanwhile, Clear Channel was one of few broadcasters who grew over November, reaching an AAS of 123,427 (monthly growth of 5%). Other broadcasters dropped from November, some significantly: CBS was down 8%, ESPN Radio 9%, Cumulus 13% and Entercom 24%.

Overall, the combined AAS of pureplay webcasters increased 10% from November to December 2011, while that of broadcasters decreased 4%.

You can find the Domestic and All Streams Mon-Sun 6a-12m rankings below. Find out more from Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics report here (PDF) and find our coverage of November 2011’s ratings here.

Triton Digital's Domestic Webcast Metrics December 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triton Digital's All Streams Webcast Metrics for December 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November Webcast Metrics shows growth for pureplays Pandora, Slacker, AccuRadio

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 8:00am

Tracking webcast ratings from September 2009 through November 2011Pandora yet again showed strong month-to-month growth in November 2011, according to Triton Digital's just-released Webcast Metrics. Other pureplays like Slacker and AccuRadio also saw solid gains over October, as did Clear Channel.

Pandora increased its dominating lead in the Domestic Mon-Sun 6a-12m daypart ranker, reaching an AAS (Average Active Sessions, which is essentially equivalent to AQH — i.e., average simultaneous listeners) of 893,749. That's up 10% from October 2011.

(The chart at right shows the growth of Pandora, CBS, Clear Channel, the top 5 terrestrial radio groups and Slacker from September 2009 through November 2011. Note that Pandora's AAS numbers from December 2010 through mid-August 2011 were affected by the omission of tracking code in some of its mobile apps. Click to view in full size.)

Clear Channel, which holds the #2 spot in the Top 20 ranker, also grew 10% from October to reach an AAS of 117,374.

The strongest month-to-month growth in the ranker came from Slacker, however, at 35%. The webcaster reached an AAS of 47,451 (putting it at #5 in the ranker). That growth may be in part due to AOL Radio's migration from CBS Radio to Slacker in late October (RAIN coverage here). CBS Radio's AAS dropped 19% from October to November.

Other strong monthly growth was shown by pureplay AccuRadio (14%) and Univision (11%). 

Overall, the pureplay webcasters in Triton's Domestic Mon-Sun 61-12m ranker grew 11% from October.

The gains in November may be in part due to the increased listening that occurs around the holiday season. Expect to see large monthly growth in the December 2011 metrics.

You can find the Domestic and All Streams Mon-Sun 6a-12m rankings below. Find out more from Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics report here (PDF) and find our coverage of October 2011’s ratings here.

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