April 14, 2009
Spacial and CBS Partner to Offer Syndicated Programming
Program syndication aimed at Internet radio stations.
Dallas, TX, April 14, 2009 – Filling a large void in Internet radio, Spacial has partnered with CBS Radio News to offer Internet-only radio stations the opportunity to carry syndicated CBS programming. CBS Newscasts, Tech News, Weekend News Roundup, World News Roundup, and the highly respected 60 Minutes (audio) can be scheduled to run on any station using Spacial’s SAM Broadcaster.
“This is a first for Internet radio,” says Spacial CEO Bryan Payne. “Pure-play online radio stations now have an ability to provide listeners with familiar, quality news content from a major network at low cost.”
Spacial CTO Louis Louw elaborates, “Having high quality syndication content automatically scheduled into the broadcast lets online broadcasters improve the quality of their broadcast without extra work. Access to this level of quality content was simply not in the budget for smaller online broadcasters, until now.”
Harvey Nagler, CBS News Vice President for Radio, says, “We are proud to offer the Internet radio community access to this strong lineup of quality CBS News programs. Partnering with a leading software and technology company like Spacial gives CBS Interactive a direct connection to thousands of online-only radio stations.”
This first-of-its-kind program syndication from a major network opens the door to a new level of professional sound for Internet radio, while allowing each station to keeps its branded personality. All content can be programmed to run automatically within SAM Broadcaster, which is used by thousands of online stations worldwide.
About CBS Radio
CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, country, Top 40, classic hits, and urban formats, among others. The division operates 130 radio stations, all but one of which are located in the nation’s top 50 markets. The overall mix of each radio station’s programming is designed to fit the station’s specific format and serve its local community.
CBS RADIO is home to top-rated leading stations across a number of formats including news (WCBS-AM), sports (WFAN-AM), alternative rock (KROQ-FM), classic hits (WCBS-FM), country (WUSN-FM) and adult hits (KCBS-FM). The Company also broadcasts play-by-play coverage of more than two dozen of the country’s leading sports franchises amongst MLB, the NFL, the NBA, the WNBA and the NHL, including the New York Yankees, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Chicago Bears and Detroit Red Wings.
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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