Read Our Latest News SurferNETWORK Announces Collaboration with RadioDNS February 18, 2021 SurferNETWORK is thrilled to announce it has implemented RadioDNS, an innovative new solution for radio stations to offer listeners a Hybrid Radio experience. With so many features, such as 'follow on' that dynamically switches between broadcast and internet radio, and enhanced now playing information, Hybrid Radio is the way of the future. This places SurferNETWORK at the forefront of the Hybrid Radio revolution, and they are excited to offer this new service to their customers. RadioDNS offers an enhanced listening experience by combining the technologies of both broadcast radio and the internet. This technology can add an app-like functionality to radio broadcasts, allowing listeners with a RadioDNS Hybrid Radio enabled device to experience their favorite radio stations in a new and interactive way. "SurferNETWORK has been providing streaming services to radio for over 20 years, and we always strive to offer our partners the latest and greatest in radio technologies. Teaming up with RadioDNS made perfect sense, their goal to make radio more interactive using the internet aligns with our vision of the future of radio. WEZF was the obvious choice to kick off the relationship with their loyal listener base and eye for what's next." Bill Grywalski, President and Co-Founder of SurferNETWORK. "We're happy to support SurferNETWORK customers in giving them the ability to offer access to Hybrid Radio features with open technical standards. RadioDNS is looking forward to more stations across the US adopting our standards in the future!" -Nick Piggott, Project Director at RadioDNS. Star 92.9 WEZF in Colchester, Vermont is one of the first stations to take advantage of the Hybrid Radio features from SurferNETWORK and RadioDNS. "Getting the features set up was as easy as sending SurferNETWORK my logo; they took it from there and now listeners have a new and exciting way to engage with the station. We can't wait to see the new features in action!" -Chief Engineer and Director of IT at Vox AM/FM, Jamie Dennis. About RadioDNS Since its establishment as a not-for-profit organization in 2010, RadioDNS has served as a link between Broadcast Radio and IP delivered webservices. Their aim is to bring better radio to more people, now from the comfort of their vehicles. By providing the DNS lookup, additional services are enabled, giving listeners a superior, interactive experience. For more information, visit https://www.radiodns.org About Star 92.9 Playing Your Favorite Songs from the 90's to Now! Weekday mornings, wake up with Mike & Mary in the Morning with Mike Czarny and Mary Cenci: Lots of great music, and all the info you need to know before you head to work. Amanda Lee takes you through the workday. And Drive Home with Chantal from 2 to 7, featuring the "Feel Good Drive at Five" https://www.star929.com About SurferNETWORK SurferNETWORK provides comprehensive streaming solutions for a diverse customer base across the globe, powering the digital audio and video efforts in a variety of industries. Radio, colleges & universities, sports teams, the faith-based community, independent artists and labels, and hobbyists alike all utilize the SurferNETWORK platform to monetize and stream live and on-demand audio and video content. Instreamatic and SurferNETWORK Partner to Bring Voice Dialogue Ads to More Audio Broadcasters and Advertisers November 13, 2019 Instreamatic, the voice dialogue marketing platform that allows media companies and advertisers to measure, manage, and monetize audio content by utilizing new interactive voice AI technology, and SurferNETWORK, a streaming technology leader enabling a diverse global customer base to monetize and stream live and on-demand audio and video content, today announced a partnership that integrates Instreamatic's technology into the SurferNETWORK platform. SurferNETWORK broadcasters and brand advertisers can now utilize voice dialogue advertising alongside audio content. As part of this partnership, SurferNETWORK will also leverage Instreamatic's ad exchange and programmatic network. As pioneered by Instreamatic's technology, dialogue advertising offers audio advertisers an unprecedented opportunity to deliver fully-measurable and highly-engaging advertising experiences. Dialogue ads prompt audio listeners with microphone-enabled devices to interact with ad content simply by speaking aloud. The ads present listeners with verbal calls-to-action - for example, offering listeners more information about a product. Listeners can then respond to these prompts in natural language, either affirmatively to accept the offer, or negatively to skip the ad and return to audio content. Instreamatic provides a unique and exceptional value to brand advertisers through its continuous dialogue communications capabilities, giving brands the power to conduct ongoing conversations that span not just multiple ads, but across channels and audio publishers as well. Advertisers can re-approach listeners and present fresh ad content tailored to the full history of each listener's engagements (and their responses to each ad within a campaign). This allows advertisers to build brand relationships, while optimizing each touchpoint with potential customers. SurferNETWORK is a streaming industry pioneer with 21 years of experience providing a diverse set of broadcasters across the world with technical innovations designed to support better streaming functionality and stronger monetization of their content. By integrating Instreamatic's technology into the SurferNETWORK platform, audio broadcasters and brand advertisers will now be able to seamlessly deploy dialogue advertising campaigns - as well as Instreamatic's ad exchange and programmatic network - to increase the effectiveness of their ad content with listeners. Dialogue advertising provides advertisers with empirical ad metrics collected by tracking the results of all listener interactions, delivering greater insight into the real impact of ad campaigns than has ever been available with traditional passive audio advertising. Instreamatic also features advanced voice AI and deep learning mechanisms that analyze listener responses to ad content, iteratively improve the platform's understanding of the intent behind user responses. By utilizing Instreamatic-provided metrics and AI analysis, brand advertisers can perform highly-effective data-driven campaign optimization. Voice-enabled audio ad campaigns in coordination with major brands have demonstrated dialogue advertising's ability to create more meaningful and memorable brand engagement experiences than those offered by passive audio ads. Instreamatic is also well-versed in the requirements of supporting ads at scale across large streaming services: earlier this year Instreamatic announced an agreement to test dialogue advertising on Pandora, the largest streaming service in the United States. "At SurferNETWORK we've always been eager to adopt and introduce innovative technologies, of which dialogue advertising is quite an inviting example," said Bill Grywalski, President, SurferNETWORK. "In Instreamatic, we've found a likeminded partner with a matching drive to deliver effective new solutions that empower our users to realize their goals." "With 21 years in the streaming industry and 22 technology patents to its name, SurferNETWORK's position as an innovator are beyond question," said Stas Tushinskiy, CEO, Instreamatic. "It's an honor to partner with SurferNETWORK, and to put the full capabilities of our dialogue advertising technology to work for advertisers and broadcasters on the platform." "Dialogue advertising is quickly demonstrating its value as a compelling and effective new medium for listeners and brand advertisers alike," said Vickii Bacchetta, General Manager, SurferNETWORK. "We're excited to enable broadcasters on SurferNETWORK to have a new way to monetize their content using this new technology." About Instreamatic Instreamatic is a voice dialogue marketing platform utilizing voice AI technology. The company provides an end-to-end solution for managing, measuring and monetizing voice-enabled advertising including a programmatic Ad Exchange for assisting clients with advertising sales. Founded in 2014 with services focused on digital audio and ad sales, the company shifted its focus to establishing the first voice-enabled end-to-end solution for digital audio publishers and marketers. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. About SurferNETWORK SurferNETWORK provides comprehensive streaming solutions for a diverse customer base across the globe, powering the digital audio and video efforts in a variety of industries. Radio, colleges & universities, sports teams, the faith-based community, independent artists and labels, and hobbyists alike all utilize the SurferNETWORK platform to monetize and stream live and on-demand audio and video content. SurferNETWORK Users Offered Spreaker Podcasting Platform Access In Affiliate Program Deal June 5, 2019 Radio and Internet customers of SurferNETWORK's streaming services will have access to SPREAKER's podcasting platform under a new affiliate agreement between the companies. SPREAKER parent VOXNEST Pres. FRANCESCO BASCHIERI said, "We're glad to merge forces with such an established company. SurferNETWORK will provide us with the great experience and knowledge in the radio and live audio industry as we will in return provide our expertise on the podcasting industry. We're sure the collaboration will bring great benefits for both parties." SurferNETWORK Pres./Co-Founder BILL GRYWALSKI said, "We're excited to expand our podcast offerings by partnering with the SPREAKER platform. They've proven to have their fingers on the pulse in the space to provide podcasters the tools to be successful in launching their podcasts. Combining those tools with the radio centric feature-set provided by SurferNETWORK seemed like a no-brainer." Launched in January 2010 by CEO Francesco Baschieri and CTO Marco Pracucci, Spreaker is a web and mobile application where audio producers can create, upload, distribute, and monetize their content throughout the web. Spreaker targets audio creators like podcasters, radio hosts and networks, from independent level up to enterprise one. Learn more at https://www.spreaker.com. About SurferNETWORK: SurferNETWORK provides comprehensive streaming solutions for a diverse customer base across the globe, powering the digital audio and video efforts in a variety of industries. Radio, Colleges & Universities, sports teams, the faith-based community, independent artists and labels, and hobbyists alike all utilize the SurferNETWORK platform to monetize and stream live and on-demand audio and video content. Learn more at https://www.surfernetwork.com. Blue Peach Media and SurferNETWORK Collaboration for Video Production and Streaming April 3, 2019 Blue Peach Media and SurferNETWORK are proud to announce a collaboration to offer new and enhanced services to companies and individuals looking to capitalize on video and streaming. From script to screens-of-any-size, this collaboration is aimed to help clients do the most with their digital media at every step in the process. Gavin Grace, Founder and Creative Director of Blue Peach Media on the collaboration, "With 17 Patents and over 20 years in the streaming business, SurferNETWORK is the perfect streaming partner for Blue Peach. We're very happy to be working with them. They're excellent at what they do, and they're easy to work with. The collaboration offers Blue Peach customers a platform to monetize and distribute their video content online with 24/7 customer support." "Research suggests that by 2022, online videos will make up more than 82% of all consumer internet traffic." Added SurferNETWORK President and Co-Founder Bill Grywalski, "Now SurferNETWORK customers have access to trusted professional video production services to help take marketing efforts for themselves and their clients to the next level. Teaming up with Gavin and the crew at Blue Peach is a great synergistic relationship, offering a benefit not only to our current customers, but anyone looking to expand their marketing efforts in one of the fastest growing segments around the globe; we could not be more excited to see where it goes." Blue Peach Media produces video & animation for a variety of agency, corporate, government and advertising use. Offering a complete range of digital media services to script, design, shoot, edit, and deliver your custom project. Blue Peach has 20 years experience shooting and editing video all over the world. Count on Blue Peach to handle your message with care and deliver it professionally, efficiently, and seamlessly. Learn more at http://www.bluepeachmedia.com. About SurferNETWORK: SurferNETWORK provides comprehensive streaming solutions for a diverse customer base across the globe, powering the digital audio and video efforts in a variety of industries. Radio, Colleges & Universities, sports teams, the faith-based community, independent artists and labels, and hobbyists alike all utilize the SurferNETWORK platform to monetize and stream live and on-demand audio and video content. Learn more at https://www.surfernetwork.com. SurferNETWORK Expands to Offer Video Streaming December 28, 2018 You work hard at producing quality digital video creations, let SurferNETWORK take the worries out of providing your clients a quality digital media distribution platform. Stream anything from live sports to religious services to educational content and everything in between. Our platform leverages industry leading partners to give your clients the best quality and reach. Live and on-demand content available any time Advertising and sponsorship opportunities Fully white labeled HTML5 player Subscription and pay-per-view options available Robust audience analytics Audience Management: Geo-blocking and Geo-fencing At SurferNETWORK we pride ourselves on having "fanatical" customer support and 20 years of streaming experience to share with your company and clients. SurferNETWORK and XAPPmedia Provide a Competitive Edge for Radio December 1, 2017 SurferNETWORK LLC, an Internet Broadcasting and streaming pioneer, announced a partnership today with another pioneer in the digital audio space, XAPPmedia. This partnership will allow SurferNETWORK clients the ability to easily activate voice utilization features and create custom skills to engage audiences on interactive voice platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Research by Gartner estimates that 75% of American homes will have a smart speaker such as Amazon Echo or Google Home by 2020, with nearly 30% of all web browsing done without a screen. This will be a massive change to the status quo, where in the past a screen was always required to browse the web and interact with content. As smart speakers and voice activated technology continues to proliferate to the public, especially in the home and car, broadcasters must identify this huge opportunity and be ready for the listeners as they adopt it. XAPPmedia will provide the skill development, from simple skills to play a station's live stream; to skills that require custom development of features. SurferNETWORK customers will still enjoy the fanatical 24/7 customer support they have come to expect from the streaming provider with nearly 20 years of experience in the radio and streaming industry. Leveraging XAPPmedia's relationships with the most popular voice platforms, the partnership also means fast turnaround on skill submission and approval. "The voice assistant space is something we've had our eyes on for a while now, and it is an exciting new way for the radio industry to leverage the Internet, diversify their digital portfolio and reach their audience anywhere they are listening. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and other voice assistants in the future will continue to grow in popularity as consumers get more and more connected to these products and technologies. We are thrilled to partner with XAPPmedia to provide these exciting new opportunities to our Internet Broadcasters and their audience across the globe." Bill Grywalski, President, SurferNETWORK "SurferNETWORK was one of the first companies to provide streaming services for radio, colleges, sports teams, independent artists and faith-based communities. It is also known for a broad feature set and fanatical customer service. That is the just the type of company that XAPPmedia likes to have as a partner. XAPPmedia is excited to provide SurferNETWORK with a robust voice interactive platform to integrate audio streaming services with leading voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. That means SurferNETWORK's customers will have the fastest onramp to Amazon Alexa and have access to a platform that has already been chosen by over 500 broadcasters and podcasters," said Ryan Higbie, XAPPmedia Vice President of Sales. About SurferNETWORK: SurferNETWORK provides comprehensive streaming solutions for a diverse customer base across the globe, powering the digital audio and video efforts in a variety of industries. Radio, Colleges & Universities, sports teams, the faith-based community, independent artists and labels, and hobbyists alike all utilize the SurferNETWORK platform to monetize and stream live and on-demand audio and video content. Learn more at https://www.surfernetwork.com. About XAPPmedia: XAPPmedia® is the leader in delivering interactive voice experiences for brands and media and is the first company to Give Brands a Voice™ enabling instant, voice-activated connections with consumers through voice assistants and mobile audio apps. XAPP's software solutions are applied to voice experience development, distribution and management and to mobile content delivery and advertising. XAPPmedia was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Washington, DC. One Voice AI™ and Voice Radio™ are trademarks of XAPPmedia, Inc. Learn more by visiting https://xappmedia.com.