Earlier this month we heard that Radionomy were purchasing Winamp and Shoutcast from AOL, the company has now confirmed the purchase.
There are no details as yet on exactly how much Radionomy paid AOL for Winamp and Shoutcast, you can see some details of the deal below.
Radionomy (www.radionomygroup.com), which provides one of the largest platforms for radio producers and broadcasters and the world’s largest digital audio advertising network through the business combination with TargetSpot, announced that it has acquired media player Winamp and internet radio platform Shoutcast from AOL. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will give Radionomy exposure to a much larger audience and pave the way for offering Radionomy listeners an enhanced experience.
Winamp: the future of the multi-device experience
The Winamp media player offers the ability to listen to, watch and manage music, video, podcasts and internet radio on desktop and mobile devices, while customizing the experience to personal tastes.
“Winamp is a top independent player that gives millions of people the best player functionality available,” said Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO, Radionomy Group. “Its role is clear in the future evolution of online media – we plan to make the player ubiquitous, developing new functionalities dedicated to desktop, mobile, car systems, connected devices and all other platforms.”
Additionally, Radionomy will give Winamp listeners access to one of the world’s largest networks of online radio stations, spanning numerous music genres and cultures. As the newest member of the Radionomy Group, Winamp now offers:
Access to more than 60,000 internet radio stations
Playback for 60 audio and video formats
6,000 add-ons, including skins, plug-ins, online services and visualizations
Availability in 16 languages
Tools for managing podcast subscriptions
You can find out more information about the future of Winamp at the link below.