Edmonton, Alberta-based StreamOn provides radio broadcasters with the tools and technology to build their online audiences through the Internet and social media. It will use the Orchestrate platform to enable their customers to reliably stream audio broadcasts on StreamOn’s servers.
The company says that the StreamOn appliance requires dependable connectivity to 300+ customer radio stations throughout Canada, the United States and other parts of the world. StreamOn’s Listen Later service allows radio stations to serve both live and on-demand audiences.
“Our online streaming must be ‘FM-quality’ — anything less is unacceptable,” said Andrew Snook, chief technology officer at StreamOn. “It is also not acceptable for our radio broadcast customers to go offline, so we needed to be assured that the solution we chose was highly reliable.”
StreamOn selected the Limelight Orchestrate platform to reduce downtime and lower latency to ensure quality delivery to any device, anywhere on the planet, it said.
“We’ve substantially increased our uptime by using Limelight, and by using their cloud storage service we are seeing our content available 30 seconds quicker than with our previous vendor. In the radio business, this is significant,” said Snook.