Everything you need for today and tomorrow
in our expanding suite of stream distribution, management, measurement and advertising solutions.
streamB stations are built and managed in the Hive, your audio streaming control center. A single click adds a primary and backup stream, cross-connects each into redundant entry points, applies geo-blocking preferences, enables the analytics engine and podcast CMS and delivers the livestream to listeners on apps and devices.
With a second click change codecs, or bitrates, or whatever you wish. Add new tools to your platform and assign them to a custom user group.
Server side ad insertion, so your ads are heard everywhere your audience listens to you, not only on a station player or device.
Easily create, monitor, optimize, and monetize audio inventory in real time.
GREAT LISTENING EXPERIENCE
Smooth transitions every time. Audio ad creative is matched to the streams encoding bitrate and volume levels, streamlining production workflows.
DYNAMIC CREATIVE OPTIMIZATION
Personalize and optimize the creative experience for listeners based on location, time of day, 1st party data, device, and more. Deliver ads that are more relevant to listeners.
ANY AUDIO TYPE
Manage campaigns within any type of digital audio content such as live, podcast, simulcast streams and on-demand.
AD CAPPING CAPABILITY
Reduce ad fatigue and improve campaign efficiency by capping ads per unique user, per session, per station, at campaign or advertiser level.
Tracking of audio and display impression by creative type, device, day-part, uniques, LTR (Listen Through Rate).
Actionable information from massive datasets, built for radio broadcasters
Broadcasters need timely and accurate information to build strategy and audience engagement. streamB analytics mines the wealth of data that streaming provides and presents it in a simple and intuitive dashboard.
HIGHLY FLEXIBLE INTERFACE
- Real-time and historical data
- Filter by app / device, or define your own custom filters
- View results using user-defined station aggregations and custom time periods
- KPI's and trending: sessions, hours tuned, uniques and ASL
- Export graphics or data to csv
Automated report generation means no more repetitive, time-consuming tasks for busy radio station digital departments. Just set it up once, create a custom distribution list and move on!
Calculate the number of song plays for your SoundExchange and SOCAN royalty reporting requirements with the click of a button.
Counts each performance of the songs streamed by your station on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
If you’re using our player and sending artist name and song title, performance counts will appear in the dashboard. If you’re not sending artist info you can still use performance reports. Simply upload your playlist file (if you’re using the manual upload version) and the performance calculator will do the rest.
Song counts are based on the minimum listening length defined by the publisher (1+ second).
Capture audio from your livestream and automate the creation of on demand content.
If you’ve ever used a calendar program you already know how to use the Stream Clipper. Simply select your day and station, choose the duration and you’re done!
Want to capture a daily, weekly or monthly show or special event? No problem, just select ‘recurring’ and schedule up to a year of recurring events.
DYNAMIC AUDIO CAPTURE
Create precision start and end points for your recordings using metadata markers in your livestream.
Audio clips created in the Stream Clipper are automatically available in the podcast CMS.
Monitoring and Alerts
Ensure your stations are always live and delivering with streamB monitoring and alerting.
Every stream is monitored for connectivity to our Entry Point servers on a minute-by-minute basis.
Off-line alerts are displayed in-dashboard after 6 consecutive minutes of outage. Click listen to hear audio or open the visualizer.
SMS / EMAIL NOTIFICATION
Set up offline text and/or email notifications to a custom distribution list, and receive alerts if outages occur and again when they are cleared.
Mute notifications when working on your streams to suspend alerting during maintenance periods.
The first priority of a streaming audio player is to play wherever and whenever your listeners want, so we try to keep it simple, and stick to the features we know make a difference.
NOW PLAYING / PLAYLIST HISTORY
With 50% of listeners learning about new music from radio, the artist name and song title is not only a legal requirement but an important way for artists to build a following. If your playout system can send metadata, the players will display current and recently played selections, with album art as available.
DISPLAY AD ZONES
IAB standard ad units trigger as dynamic companion ads when Dynamic Ads are active, or as sponsorship placements at any time. Coming soon: DFP Integration for video per roll
DEPLOY IN MINUTES
Choose your colors, upload your logo and other artwork, and generate embed code for your site. That’s it.
END USER DIAGNOSTICS
The player Help link includes end user diagnostics to aid in user support. Many listening problems reported by end users are local in nature.
Have your own player or want to work with a 3rd party for players? No problem. You don’t have to use our players.
Substitute alternate content during those periods where you are blocked from delivering your regular content, like sports programming that is not licensed for online.
If you’ve ever used a calendar program you already know how to use Blackout. Simply select your day and station, choose the duration and you’re done!
Need to schedule a blackout at the same time every day, week or month? No problem, just select ‘recurring’ and schedule up to a year of recurring events.
Record your own blackout message using station voices, or create a loop of station programming to entertain and inform listeners during the blackout period.
Want to switch to a sister station during the blackout period? That’s on our roadmap for Q4 this year.
streamB comes configured with a high performance encoder for broadcasters seeking an upgrade from their current encoding solution.
streamB is licensed to offer the AAC family of audio codecs, delivering some of the most efficient audio coding technologies available today, and MP3 in bit rates from 32 to 320 kbps.
The streamB software encoder works on Windows, MacOS and Ubuntu operating systems. System notifications will alert as new versions become available.
Download and install directly from the Hive dashboard, and manage your encoder anywhere from within the Hive.
VST PLUG IN SUPPORT
Lock in your signature sound by adding world class audio plugins for dedicated stream processing, and maximize stream quality and performance!
Receive metadata from any automation system that can send to a text file or over TCP/UDP.
We know encoder configuration is not one size fits all, and streamB staff are ready to assist at any time.