StreamGuys, a streaming media and content delivery provider, announced “RevenueStream,” a new subscription-based service available to broadcasters and service providers who wish to offer premium audio and video content over the internet. RevenueStream allows broadcasters and service providers to monetize programming over the web in lieu of an ad-supported model, delivering content at premium quality.
For the RevenueStream service, StreamGuys currently supports Windows Media audio/video and Icecast mp3 audio, with QuickTime and Wowza-enabled Flash audio and video support in the works. StreamGuys can enable subscription controls for existing streams or launch a completely new service, using its existing aggregated server infrastructure to provide a robust streaming platform for global internet delivery.
Current StreamGuys clients can easily convert existing streams into subscription models using the RevenueStream service, or launch new subscription-based streams alongside existing free content. StreamGuys can also configure both low- and high-bandwidth streams in the event that certain subscribers do not have access to a broadband connection.
Broadcasters and service providers can manage the RevenueStream service manually through a web interface to the StreamGuys infrastructure that provides billing, password and other information; or through an automated system that interfaces with Paypal, allowing subscribers to sign up for the service with automatic billing.