Sept. 1, 2010
-- CHICAGO, Jetcast today announced that Dot1Media, Inc., owner of one of the Internet’s largest Pureplay radio brands, 1CLUB.FM, has launched more than fifty 320kbs, high definition (HD) Internet radio stations in order to satisfy its audience’s demand for high definition audio streams. “We have always been concerned with audio quality, our audio was better than satellite radio, but these 320 kbs stations are really nice to offer because of the smart technology used to distribute them”, said 1CLUB.FM’s Ken Jason. “Our ability to now deliver up to 320kbs, without a monthly subscription fee, using such smart and seamless technology just confirms our commitment to bringing mobile and tethered users the best audio experience possible”, concluded Jason.
Typically, Internet radio stations are broadcast at 32 kbs or 64 kbs in order to save broadcasters money on bandwidth expenses. Lossless bit rates for music range from 500 kbs to 1,100 kbs. When 500 -1,100 kbs worth of music is compressed down to 32 or 64 kbs, a lot of music is lost, and that is why small bit rate Internet radio stations sound flat or tinny. “1CLUB.FM’
s new 320 kbs HD Internet radio stations are crystal clear and are perfect for people who listen at home through high-end stereo equipment, or at work, or in the car. You can really hear the difference between these stations and run-of-mill Internet radio stations; there is separation of high, mid and low ranges, and no more flanged out-of-phase sound”, said Jason.
To listen to 1CLUB.FM’s new HD Internet radio stations go to www.1club.fm, select a station and then select the “Listen in HDi 320k” option, or go to www.HDiRadio.com and search in the 320 kbs station section.
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1CLUB.FM is one of the world’s largest Pureplays. With a vibrant social network built around the music and its users, 1CLUB.FM offers over 80 channels of music, an arcade, TV shows on demand and more. With award winning stations, award winning programming and superior audio quality, 1CLUB.FM lets people listen, watch, play and interact at home, at work, and in the car, anytime, anywhere. 1CLUB.FM, we are internet radio.
About Jetcast, Inc.
Jetcast provides products that make Internet broadcasting profitable for broadcasters and advertisers. Jetcast’s UniversalPlayer™
, ReplaceAds™ and Jetcast® brand streaming products eliminate costs and increase revenue for broadcasters and increase advertisers’
return on their advertising investment. Jetcast’s products reach an Internet radio and television audience of more than 31.5 million people in the United States, and over 70 million worldwide.