Platform Transforms Radio Segments into Web Video for Immediate Monetization and Distribution, Providing Radio Stations the Same Opportunities Enjoyed by both TV Broadcasters and Video Producing Newspapers
NEW YORK–September 14, 2011 – Critical Media today announced that Syndicaster, the leading real-time broadcast-to-web video platform, will now power the news video and automated transcription for the radio industry. In today’s increasingly digital world, radio broadcasters can leverage Syndicaster to create and distribute radio content for immediate online monetization.
“The radio industry has some of the best live news and interviews of any media but, after airing, much of that content vanishes into thin air” says Sean Morgan, CEO of Critical Media. “With Syndicaster for Radio, stations can monetize their audio assets across all web syndication platforms by searching image banks for photos they want to append to audio segments in order to turn them into web videos. We’re confident that Syndicaster will positively impact the radio industry just like it has the television broadcast and newspaper industries thus far.”
For radio organizations looking to monetize audio assets across web syndication platforms, Syndicaster offers a simple, proven solution. With just a username and password, radio broadcasters can access their over-the-air feed to immediately create discrete clips, add video or photo slideshows, title, tag, publish, distribute and syndicate these segments in real-time. Additionally, the platform creates text transcripts from the best-in-class voice to text technology making all radio segments searchable.
Editing audio segments is as easy as clicking on words in the transcripts generated by the voice-to-text engines that timecode each word to its moment in audio – providing the easiest audio editing ever seen. Syndicaster’s one-click publishing system allows for immediate monetization and distribution to your website, podcasts, YouTube, mobile devices and any other distribution platform.
Syndicaster launched earlier this year in the newspaper and television broadcast industries and is already used by more than 25 percent of news producing television broadcasters and major media companies including The Journal Register Company and impreMedia.
About Critical Media
Critical Media offers three software-as-a-service products that enable the monitoring, identification, distribution and monetization of broadcast assets via the web in real-time. These products, Critical Mention, Syndicaster and ClipSyndicate together make up the world’s largest video ecosystem. Critical Media manages the complete process of digitizing TV and radio broadcast media, as well as video uploads, webcam and conference video assets, live voice-to-text, live searching of video and real-time clip creation. The company also offers white label video player licensing, ad serving, CDN and video monetization services. More than 1,000 companies subscribe to Critical Media, allowing them to manage real time clip creation, syndication and video business intelligence.
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