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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
   
'''Internet radio''' (also known as '''web radio,''' '''net radio,''' '''streaming radio''' and '''e-radio''') is an [[audio broadcasting service]] [[transmit]]ted via the [[Internet]]. [[Broadcasting]] on the [[Internet]] is usually referred to as [[webcasting]] since it is not [[transmit]]ted broadly through [[wireless]] means.
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'''Internet radio''' (also known as '''web radio,''' '''net radio,''' '''streaming radio,''' '''online radio''' and '''e-radio''') is an [[audio broadcasting service]] [[transmit]]ted via the [[Internet]]. [[Broadcasting]] on the [[Internet]] is usually referred to as [[webcasting]] since it is not [[transmit]]ted broadly through [[wireless]] means.
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==

Revision as of 23:28, 21 August 2013

Definition

Internet radio (also known as web radio, net radio, streaming radio, online radio and e-radio) is an audio broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. Broadcasting on the Internet is usually referred to as webcasting since it is not transmitted broadly through wireless means.

Overview

Internet radio involves a streaming medium that presents listeners with a continuous "stream" of audio over which they have no control, much like traditional broadcast media; in this respect, it is distinct from "on-demand" file serving. Internet radio is also distinct from podcasting, which involves downloading rather than streaming. Many Internet radio "stations" are associated with a corresponding traditional (or "terrestrial") radio station or radio network. Internet-only radio stations are independent of such associations.

Internet radio services are usually accessible from anywhere in the world. Internet radio remains popular among expatriates and listeners with interests that are often not adequately served by local radio stations (such as progressive rock, ambient music, folk music, classical music, and stand-up comedy). Internet radio services offer news, sports, talk, and various genres of music—every format that is available on traditional radio stations.

{{Quote|Internet companies have experimented with a range of business models — including advertising, per-download fees, and monthly subscriptions — to try to make the business of providing online audio content financially viable. As in other Internet industries, it remains to be seen which models will take hold and how they will evolve.[1]

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