Audio Streaming

STREAMING WITHOUT LIMITS

IS AUDIO STREAMING RIGHT FOR YOU?

For many schools and organizations, audio streaming is still the perfect option – either as a standalone solution or for situations where video just isn’t practical. Our “Dial and Talk” streaming solution doesn’t require a computer, software or high-speed Internet connection. We provide you with a toll-free phone number and when you’re ready to broadcast, you dial the number and start talking! If you’re already broadcasting your events with a radio station, we’ll work with them to obtain the feed for the Internet, so it’s out of your hands altogether! Don’t have a land line available? No problem. Our system even works with cell phones.

WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER

Take advantage of our expertise
If you don’t already have broadcast equipment such as a mixer and headphones, not to worry... you can take advantage of our specially negotiated rates with Broadcast Supply Worldwide to purchase everything you'll need. Our staff is also great at suggesting equipment based on your specific situation and need.

Realize a new source of revenue
We give you complete control of your broadcast, including all advertising rights. Many of our clients engineer commercials for their sponsors and mix them into their broadcasts. Additionally, our fully customized Flash media portal can feature visual ads for your sponsors! It's very easy to generate additional revenue by utilizing a new marketing inventory.

Mobile Streaming
Fans with an iPhone or iPod Touch can tune into your stream from just about anywhere they'd like. And, the iPhone is just the beginning. With Adobe aggressively porting Flash to a myriad of mobile devices, our streams will soon be available on just about any device you can get your hands on!

Listen to the broadcast...again...and again...and again
We know some listeners (and team personnel, coaches and players for that matter) like to go back and listen to the broadcasts after the fact. That’s why Stretch provides full archiving of all your broadcasts. We also provide you with the option of selling your on-line archives (and keeping a significant percentage of the sales) via our secure web site (see sample). And, in addition to providing on-line links to archived broadcasts, we’ll send you compact discs with recorded QuickTime-formatted broadcasts if you’d like.

Add our podcasting package for an even more dynamic presentation
For just $299, you can add our podcast package and your archives will be available as downloadable podcasts – users can subscribe to your podcasts in iTunes or other media aggregators and download them to their iPod for listening on the go! We handle everything, from setting up the podcast to validating each feed and providing the links you need for your web page. The podcast package also also gives you the freedom to upload your own MP3 audio files – such as coaches shows or interviews with student-athletes! Read more about our podcast package.

Did that uncle in Guatemala really listen?
Stretch also provides real-time and historical listenership statistics, so you can log on at any time and find out how many listeners are tuning in to your live or archived broadcasts. We also include demographic information, so you can actually see which states and countries are represented among your listeners.

Send instant messages to your listeners!
To make our service even more valuable, we offer two mass messaging services (eScores for sports clients and Megaphone Messaging for other clients) that allow you to instantly send scores, news and even promotional items. Your listeners can choose to receive the information via cell phone text messaging or e-mail...or both! These services (valued at $495 per year) are included as a free add-on in most of our audio streaming packages.

Access everything from one place
With one simple log-in, we provide all the tools you need to run your broadcast operations. Use our intuitive calendaring interface to quickly add live broadcasts. View real-time and historical statistical information on your listeners. Track revenue for pay-per-listen subscriptions. Send out news instantly with our eScores or Megaphone Messaging services. Everything is in one place... and better yet, everything just makes sense.

We're here for you...and your listeners
O.K., so we listed this last among our features. But rest assured we make quality customer service our number one priority. If you browse our testimonials, you'll notice a common thread: Stretch is ready and eager to make sure your experience AND your listeners' experience is as enjoyable and user-friendly as possible. No one speaks louder than a company's clients and we think our clients are pretty loud when it comes to their level of satisfaction with our product and service.

READY TO GET STARTED?

Stretch Internet remains the only streaming provider to offer unlimited audio streaming... stream any event, any time for free to your listeners. Rates for single schools or organizations start at just $2,999 per year. Contact us for the latest pricing.

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OUR AUDIO STREAMING FEATURES

Live and/or on-demand Flash streaming
Every event includes unlimited listeners
Customized, branded media portal
Options for free-to-listen and pay-per-listen
"Dial-and-talk" option with toll-free number
All broadcasts archived for on-demand access
100 percent of advertising inventory and revenue
Unlimited, LIVE free technical support
iPhone streaming (other mobile platforms coming)
Real-time and historical listener statistical reports
Archives available for purchase on CD

A NETWORK WITHOUT COMPROMISE

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Let’s talk about networks. Because no matter how pretty we make our interface, the service isn’t worth much if we can’t stand behind the quality and reliability of our streaming. We host our servers only in data centers that peer on PacketExchange (see network map on left) or Limelight Networks, which are optimized for streaming media delivery. We also deploy load balancing throughout our five geographically-diverse locations, guaranteeing your listeners will enjoy a smooth experience, no matter where they’re at. Perhaps most importantly, we own and maintain our streaming servers, so we’re in complete control of our content distribution... we don’t have to rely on a hosting company to address server problems. We also have deployed a unique monitoring system that notifies our NOC staff immediately when a stream drops.