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October 16, 2006
BRM announces a new streaming media program called the "Video Broadcast Center" http://www.VideoBroadcastCenter.com/VBChome.htm
Video content producers can now dramatically lower their monthly streaming media costs as the VBC features monthly fees ranging below 1/2 the cost of other streaming media providers. Movies, movie trailers, DVDs and all types of "clean" video can now be hosted in high quality and at a very low monthly cost. BRM offers DRM services to allow content providers the ability to monetize their video business model.
October 1, 2006
BRM announced that during the month of September 2006, over 1 million hours of radio station simulcast was aired over the Barnabas Road Internet Broadcasting Network. This is a first in the company's short two year history. It is expected reaching the 2 million hour mark will take much less than two years to attain.
June 1, 2006
BRM announces the introduction of Digital Rights Management technology. DMR technology allows radio stations the opportunity to provide subscription based services such as Premium Channels with high bandwidths, audio or video programming that is on-demand and "pay-per-use" or stations can even use the technology to simply collect on-line listener data. DRM technology can help to monetize a side channel with a different music format or a Sports Channel.
March 1, 2006
BRM announces the introduction of Ad Insertion Technology to its services lineup. Ad Insertion Technology allows streaming BRM radio stations the opportunity to insert online advertising into their "simulcast" stream. The use of Ad Insertion allows stations the opportunity to sell online ads that do not go out over the air. This is perfect for non-commercial radio stations looking to enhance their revenue generating capabilities.
August 1, 2005
BRM announces the introduction of their Zero-G Product Portfolio. Zero-G stands for zero gravity and BRM's "NO LIMITS" policies are designed to shake-up the streaming media industry's policies that have served to hold back or restrain broadcast radio's success on the Internet. Simultaneous Listener Limits and Monthly Tuning Hour Limits have had the effect of keeping broadcasters from freely promoting their web broadcast. Fear of excess bandwidth charges and the lack of a clear path to making a profit on the Internet have brought many a successfully launched Internet broadcast crashing back to earth. Gravity can be defined as a force that restrains, draws back, exerts a pull that keeps an object from escaping the reach of that restraining force. BRM's Zero-G product portfolio allow for a free flying and highly successful orbit of your easily launched Internet broadcast.
August 1, 2005
BRM announces the introduction of the Listener Service Center (LSC). The LSC was designed to assist radio station's Internet radio listeners with common player problems. There are millions and millions of PC's around the world. Some use other than Windows Internet Explorer browsers, some are on different operating systems, while some simply have older versions of the media player and they just need to download a new version.
The service will only cost a station $30.00 per month. The Listener Service Center will relieve radio station technical staff of the time consuming tasks involved in assisting the station's listeners to tune to their broadcast on the Internet. The station will post a notice and links on their web pages that will bring the station's listener to the BRM Listener Service Center.
July 1, 2005
BRM announces the addition of "optional" launch page and media player advertising. Stations interested in generating local advertising revenue should contact BRM to discuss the program. BRM will offer Ad-Server technology for banner and tile ads, BRM will also offer what they call GooeyADS, which is actually streaming video advertisement. JPEG and WMV video is created by the BRM Advertising creative staff for all types of ads if the station's advertiser requires ad production.
BRM will announce, sometime in August 2005, a Free Trial Program for stations interested in testing and experimenting with using the BRM Ad Programs. BRM states that some radio stations may desire to generate a revenue from their internet presence and broadcast. BRM will assist the station in the implementation the Ad-Server technology and streaming ads sales process.
January 1, 2005
BRM announces the introduction of the Dual-Band Option for AM & FM Radio Stations who broadcast their programming on the Internet. The Dual-Band Option allows Dial-up Internet Radio listeners the opportunity to tune into a station's broadcast. Most Dial-up IP Services rarely connect their users at more than a 28.8k stream. That means that if a station increases their Internet stream to 32k or higher bandwidth, the Dial-up listener cannot maintain a constant stream. The broadcast will constantly re-buffer because the modem cannot keep up with the higher bandwidth stream.
BRM's innovative solution allows the station's Dial-up listener to chose a 20k stream, while Broadband and DSL users can chose between two BRM offered streams... 32k or 64k bandwidths.
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