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StreamGuys

Streaming media services for the smartest businesses on the internet

In business since 2000, StreamGuys is an industry-leading service provider of live and on-demand streaming, podcasting delivery, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) toolsets for enterprise-level broadcast media organizations. The company brings together the industry’s best price-to-performance ratio, a robust and reliable network, and an infinitely scalable cloud-based platform for clients of any size to process, deliver, monetize and playout professional streaming content. StreamGuys supports many of the world’s largest Podcasts, global TV and radio broadcasters, video and audio production companies, houses of worship, retail and hospitality businesses, government organizations, medical and healthcare services, and live venues for sports and entertainment. The company excels in developing and deploying technologies for business growth and revenue generation, including dynamic ad insertion, mobile streaming and detailed business and data analytics.

StreamGuys and ENCO Partnership

StreamGuys delivers content to web, mobile and OTT devices. Together, ENCO and StreamGuys offer turnkey radio solutions focused on tightening automation and streaming workflows.  Interoperability and monetization are key focal points. StreamGuys and ENCO empower broadcasters with a single solution that integrates more flexible in-stream advertising options, powerful video resources and virtualized platforms in the cloud that minimize hardware and operating costs.

Check out demos of StreamGuys integration with ENCO DAD and MOM below!

SGrecast

Simplify your workflow, save money on staffing, and monetize repurposed content with SGrecast.

StreamGuys is helping broadcasters grow with SGrecast; a multi-user, SaaS platform that quickly records and converts live streams into side channels, podcasts, and rebroadcasts.

Including a full suite of scheduling tools, automated delivery, and limitless possibilities for content creation, SGrecast broadens your online footprint – and your audience share - for the digital media age.

SGrecast brings the following benefits together into an easy-to-use, fully managed, hardware-free SaaS solution that is available to any number of users, from any networked location:

Use Cases
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Cox Media Group records live shows that are automatically converted into podcast episodes. They also schedule stream blackouts for live events with SGrecast. CMG uses SGrecasts grouping to organize users and content by market.
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MiLB uses SGrecast to record their games for archiving and editing of game highlights.
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The Cleveland Browns are recording a daily two hour talk show that plays pseudo-live for 22 hours a day. They leverage their talk show content while saving man hours by automatically turning it into podcast episodes, published to iTunes. See Example
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WWOZ uses SGrecast to automatically convert and publish the last two weeks of live content into on-demand shows. Shows are automatically updated after 2 weeks. See Example
SGrecast Features

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Recording
  • Audio support for Icecast AAC and MP3
  • Video support for HLS and RTMP – New Feature!
  • Record on a singular or repeating schedule – Free staff from manually recording shows
  • Trigger audio recordings based on in-stream metadata
Podcasting
  • Publish all of your Podcast RSS feeds from SGrecast – Simplify your workflow
  • Create Podcast episodes from any content – It’s easy!
  • Metadata support for Podcast channels
  • Multiple formats including JSON, RSS, XML and ECHO
  • Automatically publish to iTunes
Broadcasting
  • Scheduled broadcasting of content to any Icecast server in MP3 or AAC – Reach all browsers
  • Broadcast from files or syndicate another live stream
  • Broadcast once or setup reoccurring broadcasts – Enter your program schedule only once
Other Features
  • Waveform Editor – Simple edits? No need to download!
  • Multi-user, SaaS platform – All your content is in one place, accessible anywhere
  • Built-in on-demand player that automatically updates – Zero click publishing
  • Socialize clips from within the SGrecast system – It’s easy!

 

SGplayer

Your one-stop HLS and HTML5 media player with ad-insertion and metadata integration

Don’t burden your team with figuring out browser compatibility and metadata integration. SGplayer is managed and hosted by StreamGuys to unload the heavy lifting from your IT department. As your streaming media partner, we have done the work of personally developing and testing a media player that is reliable, versatile, and ready-to-go. This is the only media player you will ever need!

SGplayer Features:

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  • Audio and Video
  • HLS, HTML5 and Flash support
  • Mobile version dynamically scales for use on any device
  • Displays all your metadata (album art, artist, song title, album title)
  • Video closed captioning support
  • Integrates with our Ad-Insertion Solutions to monetize your content (Google DFP, Adswizz, and TargetSpot)
  • Social Media Integration - allows your audience to share your stream
  • Clammr on-demand audio clipping and sharing integration. See example
  • Multiple audio/video streams supported in one player
  • Nielsen SDK-enabled for including digital listening in ratings
  • Includes bar-style player generation for on-demand content playback

SGmetadata

Lower the cost of sending metadata to listeners

Today’s radio fans expect to see metadata (song, artist and album artwork) when listening to a stream. SGmetadata makes this possible and reduces the costs of older metadata solutions.

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SGmetadata uses push-based metadata which reduces the server/client workload. Older ‘short polling’ methods require servers to be contacted every few seconds – even if nothing has actually changed. SGmetadata only sends new metadata once the song is updated.

Features
  • Get alerts when metadata triggers for mid-roll ads don’t come through
  • Reduce bandwidth and server load
  • Send metadata to 3rd party services such as TuneIn
  • Get alerts when metadata stops updating

SGreports

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Get familiar with your audience’s trends, habits and usage

Royalty reporting tends to be complicated for broadcasters. SGreports makes it less painful by logging your data and making royalty reports available for export in the correct format. SGreports also provides radio centric statistics for broadcasters.

Features:
  • Monitor trends over time
  • Radio centric stats – CUME, TLH and ATH
  • Metrics can be viewed per file or directory; by hour, day, month, and year
  • Easily export royalty reports

DAD (Digital Audio Delivery) Demo

This stream is originated on an ENCO DAD instance hosted in the StreamGuys cloud. DAD supplies all the in-stream metadata, including mid-roll ad replacement and song info (album, artists, title). The mid-roll ads are dynamically inserted server-side by AdsWizz Audioserve, which is also hosted in the StreamGuys cloud. SGplayer displays information that the listener cares about – artist, song, album art and previously played.

If this was a terrestrial radio station, AdsWizz could be used to simulcast ads to listeners in the same market and replace ads for out-of-market listeners.

MOM (Media Operations Manager) Demo

The above stream is being scheduled ENCO’s MOM hardware. MOM is handling all the audio and video scheduling and mid-roll ad insertion triggers. The mid-roll ads are dynamically inserted server-side by AdsWizz Audioserve hosted in the StreamGuys cloud. SGplayer is delivering the HLS video stream to mobile and desktop devices.

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