April 22, 2011
SHOUTcast 2 Now Compatible with SAM Broadcaster
Online broadcasters can attract more listeners with a smarter search engine and vast online radio directory.
Dallas, TX, April 22, 2011 – Spacial just announced that its radio automation software, SAM Broadcaster, is now compatible with AOL’s SHOUTcast 2.0 online radio streaming platform. “SHOUTcast is the essential platform to drive audiences to your stream,” says Spacial’s Chief Technology Officer Louis Louw. “So we’re excited that we could work with the SHOUTcast team to make sure our clients are the first to take advantage of all the new improved features SHOUTcast 2.0 has to offer.”
Among these features is a clever search engine that lets you type in a song or artist’s name, and turns up real-time information about which stations on the SHOUTcast network are playing your selection. This attracts more listeners, who can easily and instantly find what they’re looking for. The SHOUTcast 2.0 platform also boasts robust real-time metadata, MP3 and AAC support, international character encoding, and improved stability and performance. Plus, online broadcasters can save on costs by using a single server to host multiple stations and streams.
“Spacial has a track record of creating solid online broadcasting tools that leverage SHOUTcast technology,” says SHOUTcast Product Manager Faisal Sultan. To that end, SpacialNet’s stream hosting services also support SHOUTcast 2.0, providing Spacial’s clientele with an appealing end-to-end solution. The partnership is the next evolutionary step for both companies, as SHOUTcast grows its directory of over 48,000 online radio stations, and Spacial continues to develop powerful software for the online broadcasting community.
SHOUTcast Radio is the ultimate directory of online radio stations. With over 48,000 music, talk, sports and community radio stations from the US and around the world, SHOUTcast is unparalleled in the breadth of content available.
Since 1999, Spacial has been developing quality audio software. In 2002, it launched SAM Broadcaster, its renowned radio automation software that allows broadcasters to stream their radio stations online. The company has also created DJ software called SAM Party DJ (now SAM DJ) and the SimpleCast live audio event streaming encoder (now SAM Cast). Spacial is utterly focused on the technology of its products, making for sophisticated software that lets you broadcast at an advanced level.
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