Streaming Media Providers in Rate War Over Internet Radio Station Customers

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Barnabas Road announced today that it would disclose previously secret bandwidth rates for larger terrestrial radio simulcasters and Internet radio broadcasters. Monthly per Gigabyte bandwidth rates start at $0.30 and go as low as $0.225/GB for monthly bandwidth in excess of 100 terabytes.

Barnabas Road Media (BRM) announced today that it would publish its previously competitively secret rates for broadcast and internet radio stations streaming more than 3 Terabytes of bandwidth each month.

This action is thought to trigger an open rate war between streaming media service providers serving terrestrial radio station network simulcasters and larger Internet Radio broadcasters.

New industry research projects internet radio listenership will increase dramatically over the next 10 years. Internet Radio broadcasters will continue to seek the lowest bandwidth rates possible as their monthly bandwidth needs double, triple and even quadruple in volume.

"Large streaming media providers are bloated with overhead requiring extremely high rates for each gigabyte of bandwidth sold," stated Paul Gathard, CEO of Barnabas Road. "BRM has intentionally kept its overhead extremely low so that we can reasonably afford to offer the lowest possible bandwidth rates to online radio broadcasters."

"Our Network Affiliate Plan is an Omnibus Streaming Media Account which allows for as many audio and video streams as a broadcaster may desire. Gathard continued. "And yet we still provide station branded graphics, advertising options, programming black-out, and digital rights management technology at no extra charge. We even include SoundExchange Reporting for those online radio stations needing to report their per performance copyright royalty payments."

Gathard describes the service as, "Our monthly per gigabyte bandwidth rates start at $0.30 for amounts above 3000 Gigabytes and are banded and go as low as $0.225/GB for monthly bandwidth usage in excess of 100 Terabytes per month."

On February 1, 2008, BRM completed the cutover to a new media center located in Houston, Texas where they dramatically increased their bandwidth capacity and reconfigured their infrastructure with all new media servers, high capacity switches and other streaming media related equipment. BRM has made their system scalable in order to keep up with the rapid demands for increased bandwidth capacity while offering the lowest bandwidth rates for high-volume Internet Radio broadcasters.

About BRM:
Barnabas Road has been streaming broadcast radio stations since 2004. BRM hosts hundreds of internet streams and its radio stations have millions of listeners each month. BRM has internet broadcasters located in the US, Canada and Europe and those broadcasters have listeners in over 235 countries worldwide.

Contact BRM toll free at at 877-656-7200 or at their website at http://www.BarnabasRoad.com.

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