Expert wants more online radio probes

2012-06-29 16:17

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Cape Town - An IT specialist who alleged that listenership figures for online radio stations have been inflated said on Friday he would welcome another independent probe into the matter.

Shaun Dewberry published a report on his blog called "The Truth Behind Streaming Internet Radio in South Africa".

In the report, Dewberry claims that listenership figures for top internet radio station such as 2Oceansvibe and Ballz Visual Radio have been inflated.

The figures released by NetDynamix showed that the radio stations have tens of thousands of listeners but Dewberry found that this was a "complete fabrication".

NetDynamix responded with a legal threat and ordered Dewberry to remove the report from his blog.

Dewberry said in an interview with blog Lifeissavage.com that he had received a great deal of support for his claims, with forum members on MyBroadband.co.za “researching my allegations themselves and [coming] up with more supporting evidence from even deeper technical levels”.

The IT specialist also says NetDynamix haven’t followed up on their legal threats.  

However, the company did say in a press statement that it provides figures to radio stations based on "sessions".

A session is defined as a connection to the server(s) in order to receive the audio/video stream.

“This does not take into account that a listener could change devices or lose their connection to the server, at which point it needs to be re-established, or the change in IP address of that connection or change in route from point of connection to break-out onto the internet; to name just a few examples of multiple sessions being initiated to the service,” NetDynamix explained.

"It would not be in the interest of NetDynamix to give their clients any information other than the raw numbers generated by these 'sessions'," it said.

Seth Rotherham from 2Oceansvibe Radio said that he found the accusations alarming. 
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