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    ShoutCast for Business

    "ShoutCast for Business"? https://djgarybaldy.co.uk/shoutcast-for-business/ Only going on what I read on the Winamp forums.

    http://forums.winamp.com/showpost.ph...8&postcount=23

    I'm waiting to see what they call "Competitive rates" I knew they couldn't keep the services free forever I just hope they don't start charging for the basic Shoutcast DNAS

    I've heard nothing but bad press about their free services with stream buffering along with player issues where some streams would play and some wouldn't from the Shoutcast YP

    Dear Shoutcast User

    We are delighted to announce we are launching a new Shoutcast audio streaming offer: Shoutcast for Business.

    Shoutcast for Business is the ultimate suite of advanced tools for Broadcasters that lifts audio streaming solution to the highest level.


    Two years after its launch, we have decided to upgrade our current streaming service in order to improve its quality and services.


    We have redesigned our solution with premium servers and bandwidth to ensure your listeners a full connectivity and a new radio manager that includes Shoutcast’s first automation system, the planner, powerful analytics and many other widgets to help you optimize the management of your radio station.


    We’re very excited to have you on-board for a 3 months’ trial.


    Starting from the 13th of June 2018, your station will be automatically transferred to the new platform at 3:00 PM (CET Time).
    You will need to update connection information in your encoder right after the transfer, click here for more information.
    Before your trial ends, you’ll be invited to upgrade and then you’ll be charged 14.9 €/$ every month, based on your current monthly total listening hours.

    During the 3-month trial period, you can also decide to end your contract with Shoutcast by email notification at trial@shoutcast.com.


    As we value your feedback, we remain available to answer your questions at support@shoutcast.com.

    Sincerely,
    The Shoutcast Team
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    Both those links are to articles for the old free Shoutcast service.... The new Shoutcast for business sounds like its yet to be formally announced.


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    No problem Gary ... I found them on top of a google search and thought they're important - for reason that on one of the links RadioNomy is mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDJUser View Post
    Both those links are to articles for the old free Shoutcast service.... The new Shoutcast for business sounds like its yet to be formally announced.
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    FYI, I found this in their 'hidden' support section...

    https://shoutcastsupport.zendesk.com...Business-SC4B-

    Seems like the pricing will be announced on this page soon: http://www.shoutcast.com/Pricing

    EDIT: Bit of a write-up, good enough to classify it as a leak! https://www.broadcastingworld.com/ne...s-sc4b-leaked/
    Last edited by James; 06-14-2018 at 01:37 PM.

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    Thousands of small Internet radio stations went with Radionomy because they were promised it would be “totally free, no matter how big your audience gets.”

    These small stations put up with unreliable streaming, poor customer service and four minutes of ad inserts per hour--all the while labouring under a death sentence unless they averaged 130 listening hours per day.

    And now these stations are being told that unless they pay a monthly fee for "Shoutcast for Business" their station will be deleted?

    Why even do business with a company like that--why not just go with a reputable Shoutcast host like ShoutcastStreaming.us or Stream101.com ?

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    Are they being told they must pay a monthly fee now? I haven't heard this yet but I don't subscribe to their services to know for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDrake View Post
    And now these stations are being told that unless they pay a monthly fee for "Shoutcast for Business" their station will be deleted?
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    Why even do business with a company like that--why not just go with a reputable Shoutcast host like ShoutcastStreaming.us or Stream101.com ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDrake View Post
    Why even do business with a company like that--why not just go with a reputable Shoutcast host like ShoutcastStreaming.us or Stream101.com ?
    I think they will advertise their 'automation system' as a key feature. Most stream hosts use Centova Cast or a similar system (which is not a bad system, it is industry leading for a reason), but those with gripes with Centova would most likely see the SHOUTcast offering as another alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    but those with gripes with Centova would most likely see the SHOUTcast offering as another alternative
    Yes, but when SHOUTcast / Radionomy hosted streams go UP and DOWN and UP and DOWN and UP and DOWN ..... why even bother going with them. The best way to lose your listening base is to be hosted by an unreliable Stream Host. Plus they want to charge money for their crappy service ??

    The phrase "You get what you pay for" is wrong ... with SHOUTcast / Radionomy, "Good luck getting what you paid for".

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoutcaststreaming View Post
    Yes, but when SHOUTcast / Radionomy hosted streams go UP and DOWN and UP and DOWN and UP and DOWN ..... why even bother going with them. The best way to lose your listening base is to be hosted by an unreliable Stream Host. Plus they want to charge money for their crappy service ??

    The phrase "You get what you pay for" is wrong ... with SHOUTcast / Radionomy, "Good luck getting what you paid for".

    Feel free to come on over
    100% correct, their infrastructure lacks the quality and reliability (as demonstrated these past few months), not to mention the expertise. Radionomy and SC are relatively new to the streaming server game.

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