The technology behind streaming has progressed to a point where it is now easy for anyone with a moderate Internet connection to host their own radio station, from the comfort of their own home. Never before has the bedroom DJ had such tools at their disposal and at such an affordable price. PlanetStream can provide you with everything you need to get your station up and running.
The pricing of Internet Radio depends on the type of station you want to run, Scheduled or Live. If you would like to be able to offer Podcasts using our On Demand Hosting service, take a look at our price list. If you would like people to tune in to your station to hear live transmissions or predefined playlists view our Internet Radio packages to see what it will cost you.
Bit rate is an expression of the quality of a broadcast; we recommend the following for Internet Radio
32 Kbps - good quality for speech
(moderate quality for music)
64 Kbps - good quality for speech and
music. (most popular for
128 Kbps - excellent quality for all audio
Running your own Internet Radio station gives you the opportunity to deliver high quality broadcasts to an audience of your choosing.
PlanetStream can provide a streaming service for a small private radio channel from only £100 per year. Equally our massively flexible infrastructure meets the requirements of large multinational operations with huge numbers of listeners.
Internet Radio gives anyone, anywhere on the planet the opportunity to
create their own station and be heard for a minimal investment. There
are thousands of stations already for Religious Groups, Education, Politics,
News, Sports as well as every music genre imaginable - many which would
never be heard without audio streaming.
Audio Streaming brings the reality of true interactivity to listeners, where they can become a part of the show, from live opinion polls and music requests to rolling comments and competitions.
To launch your own Internet Radio station you need to decide upon the quality of broadcast you require and how many viewing minutes you expect; you can upgrade these as your needs progress. When you have a good idea of your requirements you can view our Internet Radio packages to work out what type of investment is required on your part.
Internet Radio Explained
The package you will require is dependent upon two things (i) the bit rate / quality of the broadcast (ii) the maximum number of concurrent listeners at any given time. The higher the quality, the greater the cost.
You have complete control over what your listeners experience using our control panel. For more information take a look at our system features.