AOL reportedly sells Winamp, Shoutcast to online radio aggregator Radionomy

By Shawn Knight
Jan 1, 2014
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  1. Iconic media player Winamp and streaming media service Shoutcast will indeed live to see another day. AOL has sold the two properties to Radionomy, an international aggregator of online radio stations based in Brussels, Belgium, according to sources as reported...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,867   +1,287

    Radionomy inserts its own ads into all its streams. They only share revenue with those stations that have a minimum number or listeners over a set time period. Furthermore, if you don't hit those numbers you also get to PAY for them rebroadcasting your stream. So if you're a typical small-time streamer you'll probably end up paying Radionomy for the privilege of providing them with ad revenue. This pretty much guarantees that Shoutcast development will halt and Shoutcast listening will be removed from Winamp (and probably replaced with Radionomy).
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,713   +3,691

    That in my opinion would defeat the purpose of buying Shoutcast. It must have been a package deal, when all they wanted was WinAmp.

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