jacAPPS and Abacast Partner for Mobile Radio Applications

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jacAPPS reaches definitive agreement with Abacast to develop online radio mobile apps integrated with the Abacast Ad Insertion Service.

Abacast Inc.

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We're excited to work with Abacast because of their extensive customer base and deep experience in monetization of radio stations.

Abacast, a provider of online radio streaming solutions, and jacAPPS, a division of Jacobs Media and one of the world's largest developers of mobile applications, have partnered to provide Abacast-branded online radio mobile applications for Abacast online radio customers.

The applications, which will be branded as the "Abacast Mobile Player, developed by jacAPPS" will be tightly integrated with the Abacast Radio Streaming Platform and provide multiple features for station revenue generation including rotating panels for multiple sponsorships and integration with the Abacast Ad Insertion System for in-stream audio ads with synchronized banners, pre-roll video ads and display ads.

"After looking at many of the online radio app developers in the market, we chose jacAPPS because of their deep radio domain experience, focus on station revenue generation, and app development expertise," said Rob Green, interim CEO of Abacast. "JacAPPS' state of the art mobile apps will provide our customers with the ability to capitalize on the growth in mobile listenership and provide them a significant revenue stream."

"We're excited to work with Abacast because of their extensive customer base and deep experience in monetization of radio stations," said Paul Jacobs, Vice President and General Manager at jacAPPS. "Both companies realize that the explosive growth in mobile means not only an increase in audiences but also significant and new revenue opportunities."

About jacAPPS:
jacAPPS is a division of Jacobs Media, a media research, consulting and applications development company with a special concentration on media and consumer products companies, including National Public Radio, Vh1, Sylvan Learning Centers, CBS Radio, and others. Since November 2009, jacAPPS has become of one of the world's largest developers of mobile applications. With over 150 apps for media clients, events, national talent, and other categories, jacAPPS has the capability and experience to develop strategic, customized, and turn-key apps that generate downloads, attention, and buzz.

About Abacast:
Abacast is an online radio service provider offering one of the most complete, integrated suites of streaming, advertising, and analytics services available from a single vendor. Abacast services drive digital advertising revenue, grow audiences, and deliver top-quality user experiences for the online radio markets. Abacast was founded in 2000 and has successfully served hundreds of customers and tens of millions of consumers.


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