Category Archives: Player Metrics

2% of streaming is done using Internet Exploder

December’s results are in. The trend to stream using mobile devices rolls on. Triton Digital Report Triton Digital is the biggest platform for radio streaming and has “instrumentation” for other streaming services. It isn’t measuring everything, but most of the … Continue reading

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Desktop streaming is dead

Maybe the FCC has saved AM radio, but nothing will save desktop computers. The just released metrics from Nielsen’s Triton digital is that 73.8% of all streaming is now done from mobile devices, mostly iDevices and Android.

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73%

Streaming is changing extremely fast http://www.tritondigital.com/press-releases/triton-digital-releases-march-2015-top-20-ranker In March, 73% of audio streaming is happening on mobile devices, and Pandora, Spotify and Slacker are crushing Terrestrial radio. SiriusXM doesn’t use the Internet (although streaming is available) so their 25 million paying … Continue reading

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The future of Mobile Streaming

Up until recently, if you wanted to listen to a radio station on your cell phone or iPad, you need an app like ooTunes, iHeartRadio or tuneIn. With the introduction of Internet connected entertainment systems in new cars, over the … Continue reading

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Triton Digital snares Salem Radio streaming

Triton Media is the folks owned by Oaktree Capital – the Private Equity folks with their hands in a lot radio.   Triton Digital is the part that runs StreamTheWorld and Ando Media – providing a complete end-to-end solution for … Continue reading

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Introducing “Hide All Players of this Type”

Bow before the new mighty icon So you don’t ever want to see a Clear Channel Player?   uStream?  Flash? Wherever you see that icon, you can make every station using that player vanish with one click (if you have an account … Continue reading

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SecureNet w/no video ad – ~200 kb

List of examples: http://streamingradioguide.com/adm/player-type.php?playerid=9&action=listall What it does: Loads up about 40k of Javascript and 40k of graphics (a Flash app would download all of that in one file) If you don’t have a cookie for the station, it pesters you … Continue reading

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StreamTheWorld LivePlayer – 1.6 MB

http://streamingradioguide.com/adm/player-type.php?playerid=24&action=listall Liveplayer is the Targetspot version of the basic STW player. What it does: Downloads a 219k “General Ad Server” Flash App Says “Hi” to Google Analytics Gets configuration info via XML loads the player Flash App (144k) downloads a … Continue reading

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Player Bloat – Cox Radio – 6 MB

http://streaming.y100fm.com/_players/coxradio/index.php?callsign=KCYYFM&referringsite=johngalt.streamingradioguide.com Cox Radio is doing their own thing.   They used to use StreamAudio, now they are using StreamTheWorld for the actual stream – but not using the lean mean STW player, but instead the TargetSpot streaming ad insertion with extra … Continue reading

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The first anti-bloat victory!

I claim no credit for this, but I certainly am cheering. Clear Channel is going to stop running those damn prestreaming ads on a large part of the day. According to the story at Tom Taylor’s newsletter, CC’s new policy … Continue reading

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