Public Interactive, which provides interactive tools and services for the public broadcasting community, is releasing JukeBox, content-on-demand system that can be customized. PI says JukeBox will allow pubcasters to meet listeners' growing demand for podcasts and downloadable media by offering an audio library as part of their station's Web site. Video files will be added shortly. The products features both locally- and
PI says JukeBox is the first offering to combine an online digital media library
with a toolset designed specifically for public broadcasters. Station personnel can upload their own audio content for on-demand listening or podcasting, determine how that
content is displayed, and include additional content from the Public Radio Exchange directory, a curated podcast directory that brings together audio content from Public Radio International and National Public Radio, as well as stations, independent producers, and other related sources. The user interface incorporates site header and style
elements, ensuring that the content and search tools fit with station Web sites. Site visitors can find, listen to, and download content, searching by program name or browsing by category.
"Portable devices are everywhere," said Public Interactive President and COO Debra May Hughes. "To grow and retain audiences, it's vital for public broadcasters to keep up with this trend. By offering content on demand, stations stay at the forefront of their users' experiences, and we developed JukeBox to help them do just that."
JukeBox is available to Public Interactive stations as part of their core package of service and also available as a stand alone product.
For more information, visit www.publicinteractive.com.