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Arbitron Releases December InfoStream Webcast Ratings; Service Now Measures 290 Channels of Audio Programming.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 22, 2000

The Arbitron Arbitron (NYSE: ARB) is a radio audience research company in the United States which collects listener data on radio audiences similar to that collected by Nielsen Media Research on television audiences.  Company has released its InfoStream(TM) Webcast ratings for the month of December December: see month.  1999, now measuring the largest number of audio channels since the service began in the fourth quarter of 1999.

The December ratings compiled listening estimates for approximately ap·prox·i·mate  
1. Almost exact or correct: the approximate time of the accident.

 850,000 unique listeners. This report included 290 channels of audio programming offered by nine participating streaming media See streaming audio, streaming video and digital media hub.  services including newcomers - Activate (1) See trigger.

(2) To interact with an activation server at the time copy-protected software is installed. The install program generates a code that is sent to the activation server, which responds with an authorization code that allows the software to operate.
.net, INTERVU, NextVenue and Evoke e·voke  
tr.v. e·voked, e·vok·ing, e·vokes
1. To summon or call forth: actions that evoked our mistrust.

 (formerly Vstream). In addition, corporate affiliates that joined InfoStream's December ratings include ZDTV ZDTV Ziff Davis Television  Radio (part of ZD Inc.), The Broadcastweb Network, Inc., eYada and Woodstock Woodstock, cities, United States

1 City (1990 pop. 14,353) seat of McHenry co., NE Ill.; inc. 1845. Its manufactures include business machinery, metal products, and dairy items.

2 Town (1990 pop. 1,870), Ulster co.
 Broadcasting Network.

The top InfoStream outlets in terms of total listeners for the month of December are, an adult alternative station, Texas Rebel Radio-The Fan, Austin Austin.

1 City (1990 pop. 21,907), seat of Mower co., SE Minn., on the Cedar River, near the Iowa line; inc. 1868. The commercial and industrial center of a rich farm region, it is noted as home to the Hormel meatpacking company, whose Spam Town museum
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In addition,, streamed by Evoke, is the fourth-ranked channel in terms of total listeners with 44,900 listeners. ZDTV Radio, recently acquired by Vulcan Vulcan, in astronomy
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 Ventures, Inc., is the latest corporate network to join the InfoStream Webcast ratings alliance.

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     Corp. station, WGMS-FM, Washington Washington, town, England
    Washington, town (1991 pop. 48,856), Sunderland metropolitan district, NE England. Washington was designated one of the new towns in 1964 to alleviate overpopulation in the Tyneside-Wearside area.
    , D.C., streamed by iCastMusic with seven hours and 53 minutes average time spent tuning;, the adult contemporary Columbia Columbia, cities, United States
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     FM, Inc. station, KPLA-FM, Columbia, Mo., streamed by iCastMusic, with six hours and 31 minutes average time spent tuning;, the new adult contemporary/smooth jazz ABC Radio ABC Radio is a broadcasting unit of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation.[1]

    ABC Radio was, from 1945 until 2007, the division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting.
     station, WJZW-FM, Washington, D.C. streamed by RealBroadcast Networks, with five hours and 23 minutes average time spent tuning (see attached Top 25 Time Spent Tuning list).

    The total audience listening for December is slightly lower than that of November November: see month.  and October October: see month.  results, but many of the top Webcasters are occupying oc·cu·py  
    tr.v. oc·cu·pied, oc·cu·py·ing, oc·cu·pies
    1. To fill up (time or space): a lecture that occupied three hours.

    2. To dwell or reside in.

     similar slots Slots may refer to:
    • Slot machine
    • Leading edge slots aerodynamic devices on an aircraft leading edge
    For further meanings see slot
     for both the total monthly listeners as well as for the average time spent tuning positions in terms of being in the top 25.

    "As the popularity of streaming media stations increase, it is reasonable to expect a slight decline in online listenership lis·ten·er·ship  
    The people who listen to a radio program or station.
     for individual Internet channels since the audience is prone to experiment with various sites," said Joan Joan

    of Arc, St. (1412–1431) heroically followed call to save France. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 187]

    See : Patriotism
     FitzGerald, director of marketing, Arbitron Internet Information Services See IIS. . "However, the average time spent tuning to individual Webcast channels have remained basically the same, showing that people are continuing to log onto their favorite sites and these streaming media channels are building audience loyalty."


    InfoStream provides its clients with broadcast-relevant metrics metrics Managed care A popular term for standards by which the quality of a product, service, or outcome of a particular form of Pt management is evaluated. See TQM.  and its measures are compatible with conventional broadcast audience ratings. InfoStream is a server-side Refers to any operation that is performed at the server. Contrast with client-side.

    (World-Wide Web) server-side - Processing or content generation that is done on the web server or other server, as opposed to on the client computer where the web browser is running.
     measurement, which captures all tuning to participating streamed media channels by compiling com·pile  
    tr.v. com·piled, com·pil·ing, com·piles
    1. To gather into a single book.

    2. To put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources:
     a census census, periodic official count of the number of persons and their condition and of the resources of a country. In ancient times, among the Jews and Romans, such enumeration was mainly for taxation and conscription purposes.  of Internet Internet

    Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the
     tuning sessions of unique players. This InfoStream ratings report compiled cume audience estimates and average time spent tuning during the month of December for listeners to 290 Internet audio See RealAudio.  channels being streamed by Access 21,, Audioscape, Broadcastweb Network, INTERVU, iCastMusic, NextVenue, RealBroadcast Networks and Evoke.

    About Arbitron

    The Arbitron Company is an international media and marketing research firm providing services to broadcasters, advertisers and advertising agencies in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  and Europe Europe (yr`əp), 6th largest continent, c.4,000,000 sq mi (10,360,000 sq km) including adjacent islands (1992 est. pop. 512,000,000). . In the United States, Arbitron measures local radio audiences, and develops qualitative qualitative /qual·i·ta·tive/ (kwahl´i-ta?tiv) pertaining to quality. Cf. quantitative.


    pertaining to observations of a categorical nature, e.g. breed, sex.
     measures of local consumers through RetailDirect and through Scarborough Scarborough, town (1991 pop. 36,665) and district, North Yorkshire, NE England, on the North Sea. The town, primarily a resort, is also an important conference and retirement center. The area was recognized at an early time for its strategic location.  Research, a joint venture of The Arbitron Company and VNU VNU Volontaires des Nations Unies (French)
    VNU Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeversbedrijven (Dutch)
    VNU Virtual Network User
     Marketing Information Services See Information Systems. . Tapscan Worldwide(R), a market leader in desktop development and part of the Arbitron family, offers a host of software services that simplify both data and analysis and the buy/sell process. In the United Kingdom and Europe, Continental Research, a unit of The Arbitron Company, conducts market research in the media, financial and telecommunications Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications.  and advertising arenas. Arbitron Internet Information Services provides survey research, consulting and methodological services including InfoStream(TM), America's first Webcast ratings service Ratings Service

    A company, such as Moody's or Standard & Poor's, that rates various debt and preferred stock issues for safety of payment of principal, interest, or dividends.
    , and SiteScore(TM), an innovative online survey methodology for measuring the effectiveness and appeal of Web sites.

    Arbitron is a Ceridian Ceridian Corporation NYSE: CEN is an information services company in the human resources, transportation and retail markets. It is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.

    The current Chairman of the Board is L. White Matthews, III.
     company. Ceridian Corporation ( is a leading information services company that serves the human resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. , transportation and media information markets. Ceridian's human resources businesses offer HR/benefits solutions that support organizations' complete employment life cycle and maximize In a graphical environment, to enlarge a window to the full size of the screen. See Win Maximize windows.  their investment in people. Its Comdata business is a provider of transaction processing Updating the appropriate database records as soon as a transaction (order, payment, etc.) is entered into the computer. It may also imply that confirmations are sent at the same time.

    Transaction processing systems are the backbone of an organization because they update constantly.
     and information services to the transportation and other industries, and its media services business, Arbitron, is a research company serving the media industry.

    (Lists to follow)
                  Arbitron InfoStream Report - December 1999
                          Top 25 Cumulative Audience
    URL                       Internet Affiliate       City, State Base
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------   iCastMusic               Austin, TX
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Monterey, CA
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Monterey, CA
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------           ZDTV Radio               N/A
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------      RealBroadcast Networks   N/A
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------            ICastMusic               Memphis, TN
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Dallas, TX
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               El Paso, TX
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------           iCastMusic               San Diego, CA
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              RealBroadcast Network    New York, NY
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------         RealBroadcast Network    New York, NY
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------         RealBroadcast Network    N/A
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------                iCastMusic               St. Louis, MO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------          iCastMusic               Detroit, MI
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------           RealBroadcast Network    Los Angeles, CA
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              RealBroadcast Network    Dallas, TX
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Kansas City, MO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               N/A
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Madison, WI
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------             RealBroadcast Network    Chicago, IL
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------             iCastMusic               Columbus, OH
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------          RealBroadcast Network    San Francisco, CA
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Albany, NY
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              RealBroadcast Network    Los Angeles, CA
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------            RealBroadcast Network    Minneapolis, MN
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Orlando, FL
    URL                       Format                       Monthly
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------   Adult Alternative             57,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Adult Alternative             56,600
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Modern Adult Contemp.         46,600
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------           News/Talk/Information         44,900
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------      News/Talk/Information         43,500
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------            Country                       42,000
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Country                       40,500
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Album-Oriented Rock           38,300
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------           Adult Alternative             31,200
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Hot Adult Contemporary        28,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------         News/Talk Information         28,700
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------         Talk Personality              27,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------                Alternative                   25,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------          Alternative                   25,600
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------           Album-Oriented Rock           25,500
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              News/Talk Information         25,300
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Album-Oriented Rock           24,000
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Contemporary Hit Radio        23,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Urban Adult Contemporary      22,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------             News/Talk Information         22,400
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------             Alternative                   21,500
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------          News/Talk Information         20,900
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Alternative                   20,500
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Talk Personality              19,600
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------            Classic Rock                  19,500
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Spanish Variety               19,500
    (1)  Total cume audience in the month of December 1999.
                  Arbitron InfoStream Report - December 1999
                           Average Time Spent Tuning
    URL                       Internet Affiliate       City, State Base
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Washington, D.C.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Columbia, MO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------    RealBroadcast Network    Washington, D.C.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------         RealBroadcast Network    Washington, D.C.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------           iCastMusic               Madison, WI
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------            RealBroadcast Network    Minneapolis, MN
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Madison, WI
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Seattle, WA
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Akron, OH
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              RealBroadcast Network    New York, NY
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Washington, D.C.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Chicago, IL
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               South Bend, IN
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Long Island, NY
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Sante Fe, NM
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Long Island, NY
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------         RealBroadcast Network    Detroit, MI
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------            iCastMusic               San Luis Obispo, CA
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Long Island, NY
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------               iCastMusic               Columbia, MO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               St. Louis, MO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Columbia, MO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------               RealBroadcast Network    Minneapolis, MN
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------           RealBroadcast Network    Minneapolis, MN
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              iCastMusic               Nashville, TN
    URL                       Format                       Average
                                                       Time Spent Tuning
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Classical                7 hours, 53 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Adult Contemporary       6 hours, 31 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------    New Adult                5 hours, 23 minutes
                              Contemporary/Smooth Jazz
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------         Hot Adult Contemporary   4 hours, 51 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------           Adult Contemporary       4 hours, 40 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------            Classic Rock             4 hours, 27 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Country                  3 hours, 55 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Jazz                     3 hours, 54 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Hot Adult Contemporary   3 hours, 43 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Hot Adult Contemporary   3 hours, 39 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              News/Talk Information    3 hours, 39 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Spanish/Tropical         3 hours, 36 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Classical                3 hours, 31 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Album-Oriented Rock      3 hours, 28 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Album Adult Alternative  3 hours, 23 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Contemporary Hit Radio   3 hours, 15 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------         Modern Adult             3 hours, 12 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------            Album Adult Alternative  3 hours, 11 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------               Country                  3 hours, 6 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------                Album Adult Alternative  3 hours, 5 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------               News/Talk Information    2 hours, 47 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              Oldies                   2 hours, 47 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------               New Rock                 2 hours, 41 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------           Alternative              2 hours, 22 minutes
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------              All Sports               2 hours, 20 minutes

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