Audiostreaming

On a rock-solid foundation

Hosted on a dedicated network of geographically isolated data centers and with a 99.9% up-time guarantee, the streamB platform is a robust, scalable and future-proof home for your audio streaming.

Our network is configured with fully independent origin and edge clusters, multiple redundancy failover protection, points of presence (Entry Points) in NA, Europe and Asia, each audio stream is connected to both our primary and backup entry points, ensuring failover protection of all streams delivered through our network.

Stations

streamB stations are built and managed in the Hive, our online portal. Each station comes with 1 stream, in your choice of bit rate and codec, stream monitoring, a choice of simple popup or footer player with player manager, radio centric analytics, and geo blocking.

For broadcasters with deeper requirements, there is a growing list of add-ons ready to launch at your command, including dynamic, server side ad insertion, automated black out programming options, performance reporting, SMS/email alerting, and more.

Monitoring and Alerts

Ensure your stations are always live and delivering with streamB monitoring and alerting.

24/7 MONITORING

Every stream is monitored for connectivity to our Entry Point servers on a minute-by-minute basis.

DASHBOARD ALERTS

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.

Players

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.

Stream Encoder

streamB comes configured with a high performance encoder for broadcasters seeking an upgrade from their current encoding solution.

CODECS

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.

COMPATIBILITY

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!

METADATA

Receive metadata from any automation system that can send to a text file or over TCP/UDP.

SUPPORT

We know encoder configuration is not one size fits all, and streamB staff are ready to assist at any time.

Dynamic Ads

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.

DETAILED TRACKING

Tracking of audio and display impression by creative type, device, day-part, uniques, LTR (Listen Through Rate).

Streaming Analytics

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 REPORTING

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!

Performance Reporting

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).

Blackout Calendar

Substitute alternate content during those periods where you are blocked from delivering your regular content, like sports programming that is not licensed for online.

SCHEDULING

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!

RECURRING EVENTS

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.

CUSTOM LOOP

Record your own blackout message using station voices, or create a loop of station programming to entertain and inform listeners during the blackout period.

COMING SOON

Want to switch to a sister station during the blackout period? That’s on our roadmap for Q4 this year.

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