Just select the Simulcast plan and you are all covered. ShwóŋCast can offer advanced solutions for FM get in touch if you want to learn more.
Virtual studio is supported with the automation option. If your plan allows it, then it will be enabled in your administration panel as well as your users’ when it’s time for their show.
Automation makes your station run 24x7, when you are not online or none of your show hosts is broadcasting live. We use sophisticated scheduling to match your needs for auto-pilots, playlists and live shows. We use a separate break management system as to make sure that your break are always properly scheduled, and you do not need to rely on your show hosts.
You will be charged based on the selected plan immediately after your station is set up. We support 30 days money back in case you request an account cancellation and you haven't use the service.
This is by default available for all plans and channels. Just locate the “broadcast link” in your online management and connect your software to run with ShwóŋCast streaming. You may also use any icecast compatible third party broadcasting tool for this purpose.
When you activate your station, a monthly/yearly billing cycle begins. On the same date next month/year, you will be charged the price of your plan for the month/year ahead. This continues as long as your radio station is active and broadcasting. As a station owner, you have full control of the billing on the station's admin panel, including invoices & balance, plan details, usage. You can cancel any time.
ShwóŋCast is built on the philosophy of user collaboration for radio stations. The user management tools enable you to efficiently manage your DJs and radio producers providing them with their own private credentials that can be revoked any time.
We are using the top providers to host your media files on the cloud, safe and full redundant. Your library is stored separately from your station and can grow to any size seamlessly. Your media are well protected and noone, not even you have access to the binaries but the cloud playout system of ShwóŋCast.
The common practice for streaming providers is to assign your station to a single server. Therefore your station’s capacity is the one that server shares with other stations. ShwóŋCast is nothing like that. We use distributed architecture based on proprietary technology, separating your station source with the one that is delivered to your listeners. In this way serve your listeners from multiple locations, taking advantage the capacity of the entire infrastructure we own. If you have doubts feel free to ask for a demo from our engineers.
If you have user management enabled for your station you are able to create shows and invite DJs to manage them. Station admins control the schedules and hosts have control of episodes to play in those slots. They can either go Live with virtual studio, or their equipment OR upload prerecorded shows and manage episode's playlist.
ShwóŋCast is a platform based on cloud computing for audio, developed to be a high performance service, flexible and fully scalable to match the needs of even of the most demanding station owner. After long years of development and testing we can safely say along with our satisfied customers that so far there is no match for such a sophisticated cloud solution.
All plans except Simulcast are set up for constant 128 Kbps regardless in which quality you broadcast or your files are. You can request to adjust your quality if you need more or less depended on your station. For Simulcast plan you just get the quality in which you broadcast.
Yes, ShwóŋCast can offer a 20% discount. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a relevant legal document to confirm your non-profit status.