White Label Podcast Channel
Build Your Own Brand
Urban Star Radio Podcast Hosting Services, Changing the game! Build your own brand, Control your own content, create your own rule’s.
CENTOVA CAST 3 – FEATURES TOUR
EASY STREAM CONFIGURATION
Common options are included in the first few tabs, while advanced options are tucked away in additional tabs.
In addition to providing total control over your streaming server, Centova Cast also provides comprehensive autoDJ system. Never again will your clients need to rely on their own PC to broadcast their stream!
When enabled, clients may upload their media (MP3s, etc.) directly to the server via FTP, manage their media through Centova Cast’s comprehensive AJAX Media Library system (described in the following slide), and schedule their media using Centova Cast’s advanced playlist scheduling system (also described on an upcoming slide).
This provides a complete, all-in-one solution for setting up an Internet radio station.
AJAX MEDIA LIBRARY
Media can be searched or browsed by artist, album, title, or genre. Tracks can be added to a playlist simply by dragging and dropping them on the desired playlist. This drag-and-drop functionality can be used to instantly schedule the selected tracks to play at a given time, or on a repeating schedule.
PLAYLIST SCHEDULING FEATURES
Centova Cast supports multiple playlists for each stream. Each playlist can be configured individually to control precisely how and when it will be played — at a specific time, on a repeating schedule, or on a rotation schedule with support for ranking by popularity (known as “weighting”).
Four types of playlists are available, as described on the next four slides. Through a combination of the playlist types offered by Centova Cast, you can achieve total control over your media scheduling, and completely eliminate the need for expensive third-party source software to schedule your tracks.
GENERAL ROTATION PLAYLISTS
By creating multiple general rotation playlists with different “weights”, you can ensure that popular tracks (such as new releases) are always played more often than your less popular tracks.
Interval playlists are ideal for jingles, station identification, commercial advertisements, promotions, or any other media that you’d like Centova Cast to automatically play frequently and repeatedly.
Scheduled playlists are ideal for daily/weekly countdowns, pre-recorded shows, weather forecasts, or any other media that you’d like to have Centova Cast play automatically at a specific time.
STREAM START PAGES
STATISTICS & REPORTS
Centova Cast provides the most comprehensive streaming radio statistics system commercially available today. It provides information about listener trends and demographics, data transfer, track performances and popularity, user agents, and much, much more.
These items are discussed in detail on the following slides.
Listener activity for the past 48 hours is also plotted for easy reference.
Average session length is charted and graphed, and top listeners are ranked according to listener minutes and number of sessions. Listener countries are automatically determined, and the software used by the listener to tune into the stream is noted and identified as a media player or stream ripper to assist in abuse detection.
Top listener countries are charted and graphed according to listener minutes and number of sessions.
Top user agents are charted and graphed according to listener minutes and number of sessions. Each user agent is also classified as a legitimate media player (such as WinAmp, iTunes, etc.), or a stream ripper (a program used to steal music from your stream) to assist in abuse detection.
Track popularity is determined based on the number of tune-ins/tune-outs during a particular song over the past 30 days, and this is used to compile a “least popular” and “most popular” tracks list. This provides an excellent indicator of your listeners’ tastes for particular songs.
Individual stream statistics are provided to each client, and a master server-wide statistics page is provided in the server administration panel.
MUSIC LICENSING/ROYALTY REPORTS
A performance summary spreadsheet is also available (not shown) which provides aggregate reports on the playback frequency, number of performances, and monthly TLH for each song.These reports can greatly simplify the royalty reporting process required by many music licensing agencies.
|Maximum bit rate:||128 Kbps|
|Maximum accounts:||Up to 10 Channels|
|Listener slots (total):||Unlimited|
|Data transfer limit:||MB/month||Unlimited|
|Port 80 proxy:||Permitted|