UBC takes Audioboo shares
Posted by
UBC takes Audioboo shares

UBC Media, in announcing its full year results, has revealed taking an 18 per cent stake in Audioboo.

UK company Audioboo, which is fast becoming the "twitter for audio" will enjoy extra investment to grow its audio recording technology and bring it closer to radio stations via UBC.

Audioboo started life as an iPhone app which allows users to record audio and 'broadcast' it to other users online. The facility is already in use by some radio stations including the BBC for location reports and interaction with listeners.

The technology will now be integrated into UBC's iPhone apps for radio stations, creating a way for listeners to contact on-air staff via audio.

Simon Cole, Chief Executive of UBC said: “Audioboo is an exciting technology in the area where UBC is concentrating its strategic focus:  the interaction between content and technology.   It is the new media phone-in or vox-pop, allowing listeners and broadcasting professionals alike to interact with each other and make studio quality contributions from anywhere in the world.”
Mark Rock, Audioboo founder and CEO said:
"This is a very strategic first round, helping us to define what the next generation of radio as a social platform looks like. Having UBC Media on board, who really understand radio production, and Imagination, who through their subsidiary Pure Radio, really understand the technology, means we can rapidly experiment and develop our ideas about how radio should look, feel and make money in the future.”

Audioboo also welcomes Sir Don Cruickshank as Chairman.

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 0 372 07 June, 2010 Industry News 8:15 am 20106 Monday, June 7th, 2010

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

No related posts were found
WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events