Clear Channel Mulling on Location-Based Subscription Radio Service


(second item down the page): Clear Channel has confirmed that it is considering a subscription-based solution for the future, based on the geographic location of the listeners. As of now, the radio behemoth leaves the streaming decisions to individual stations. “[U]nder the proposed plan, listeners would connect to narrowband streams of stations in their broadcast market for free, or could elect to pay a subscription fee for a higher bitrate feed. Listeners who’d like to hear Clear Channel stations in other markets would pay to listen (and have the choice of narrow- or broadband streams for different prices).”

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