Full Service Internet Broadcasting for Radio Stations
Specialized in Meeting the Needs of Mid and Small Market Stations
Prices starting as low as $99 per month!
SurferNETWORK is an Internet broadcasting pioneer, and is one of the leading providers of complete Internet broadcasting services. SurferNETWORK has been in business since 1998, and we have created a “just like radio” experience for our radio station affiliates. With virtually unlimited bandwidth, our industrial-strength Internet broadcast solutions offer you the highest level of reliability, and are economically priced to meet your budget requirements.
Five Reasons Why Broadcasters Stream on the Internet
1. Reach your P1 listeners at the office:Statistics show that 85% of on-line radio listeners listen while they are at work.
2. Be competitive in your market: If your competitors stream and you don't, those listeners will tune in to your competition.
3. Compete against new media: Satellite and Internet radio are the new threats for terrestrial broadcasters.
4. Increase your audience and ratings with Internet broadcasting.
5. Improve ad sales and generate Non-Traditional Revenue with Internet streaming, our Revenue Share program, and our Premium Ad Replacement software.
"With our participation in SurferNETWORK’s Revenue Share program, we were able to reduce our streaming costs. They manage the whole process; I just wait for the check each month. They understand the radio industry and strive to provide solutions that are mutually rewarding. They are true professionals and extremely responsive to our needs."
Streaming is Affordable, as well as Valuable
Streaming is not very expensive. Most stations can stream their broadcast for a few hundred dollars a month. And, many station managers are now realizing that it's hard not to get a 5:1 or 10:1 return on your streaming investment. Just keeping your P1 listeners from listening to your competitors may justify the cost.
AFTRA – Turn a Lemon into Lemonade
The AFTRA organization has caused concern among broadcasters because many ads are not permitted to be broadcast on the Internet. Our "universal" ad replacement technology, which replaces the over-the-air ads with new ads, avoids concerns about AFTRA while creating new ad inventory and new NTR opportunities.
Digital Rights – RIAA / SoundExchange
SoundExchange Royalties are not very expensive. You've been paying performance rights to ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC all along – for the better part of a century, actually. So, really, not much is new. There has been a big flap over the RIAA / SoundExchange / CARP / Digital Millennium Act, but in the end, it's just one more invoice.
Now, with the final resolution from the Copyright office and Congress, we all know the score. Check out our digital rights page for more information. Nobody likes to pay, but these rates shouldn't chase you out of the business.
Our One-Click Royalty Reporter
We offer complete SoundExchange Reporting. Our One-Click Royalty Reporter system is an automated process for most broadcasters, and will make your reporting compliance relatively painless.
Your Long-Term Partner
SurferNETWORK has been in business since 1998. During that time we have developed every capability for an Internet Broadcast that is required by a radio station. If you have any special requirements – please ask us – we have probably already done it for someone else.
"If you're trying to break into streaming your station audio, you can try doing it yourself. If you have any hair, you WILL wind up pulling it out. Better call SurferNETWORK before you go bald. We are some SERIOUSLY satisfied SurferNETWORK customers! "
If you have any questions, please ask us – we'd like to talk to you.
It's easy to get started.
It is simple to get started. All you need is some content, a computer, and and a reliable high-speed Internet connection. Once you are ready, we remotely access the machine for setup and testing which usually takes less than 30 minutes. You would also need to create a "listen live" button on your website so listeners can access the stream. Please see our page about Broadcaster Requirements for more information.
LEARN MORE BY VISITING THE RADIO STATION SERVICES PAGE
And that's why listeners and broadcasters alike say the SurferNETWORK experience is 'JUST LIKE RADIO'.