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Webcasting pioneer drops streaming

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 19 Jul 2002 15:41

One of the webcasting pioneers, American FM radio station KPIG, has shut down its streaming service. Station managed to simulcast its highly popular live shows for whopping seven years before it had to call quits.
Station simply states that the new webcasting royalty fees that were ruled in this summer by Librarian of Congress are simply too high to maintain the service. According to KPIG, the costs for continue the streaming would be around $3,000 a month just for webcasting royalties and as it says it doesn't make any money out of its streaming service, choice was clear.

Source: Radio And Internet Newsletter

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