Live Streaming Radio

Our services allow live streaming radio services, from the point of broadcast to the audience member. Any type of stream to any device across the world.


Service Description

Tibus offers a full workflow: from the location the event is recorded at, to the device that the audience member will use to watch the show or event that you are producing. Typically, the radio production team encode their broadcast and push to a URL that we provide. We can also do the encoding.

1. Ingest and upload

You can push your radio stream to us or we can collect that stream from you. Provided your feed is in IP format, we can get it out on to the Internet for you. We will need an appropriate satellite uplink, or broadband connection (though we can help you with those).

2. Stream Encoding

We will convert the stream into a format that is suitable for the Internet and the devices on the web (such as iPhones, Android phones, Internet radios) that audience members will use to listen to your radio station.

3. Delivery and Content Delivery Network CDN

We operate our own CDN across the UK & Ireland, allowing us to deliver the live radio or audio stream to the audiences across the Internet. We can limit that to certain territories and / or certain times. We also allow user per-registration and payment gateways.

Devices we support

  • iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod touch
  • Android-based mobiles
  • Windows PCs
  • Apple iMacs and Macbooks
  • Apple TV and Roku
  • Google Chromecast
  • Nokia (old generation handsets)
  • Nokia Lumio (including Windows Mobile)

Tibus Streaming Platform

  • ICY2 Icecast
  • Edcast
  • Varnish

Protocols we support

  • .flv Flash
  • .mp3
  • .mp4
  • .f4v
  • .mov
  • .mp4a
  • .3gp / .3g2
  • H.264 / AAC

Analytics and reporting

We offer stats and usage packages for all clients. We also offer raw log exports free of charge, where our clients wish to use their own analytic and stats packages.

Engaging with TIbus for Live streaming radio: order of play (between 2 and 12 working days)

  1. Client contacts Tibus normally via email and describes the stream or radio station they are establishing
  2. Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) exchanged if required
  3. Discuss Outside Broadcast or on-site radio production arrangements
  4. Decide on optimal up-link / upload arrangements
  5. Map out expected audience numbers and profiles across the listening day
  6. Agree on supported devices based on audience profiling
  7. Design technical platform to service the audience expected
  8. Agree budgets (normally set-up charge + usage based element on audience numbers)
  9. Test feeds established
  10. Service handover and commissioning

Why Tibus? Why do our clients choose us over a global CDN?

  1. Experience. We are owned by a TV & Radio , so we know live broadcast. We can call on specialist broadcast expertise where we need it but most of all, we know Internet transmission - we have been doing that since 1999.
  2. Flexible. Most CDNs will accept ingest feeds in only certain formats. All CDNs have certain limitations in terms of the streams that they will serve. In Tibus we allow any format, to any device - true flexibility
  3. Available. We are a local company, so there are no timezone frustrations in play. Tibus' senior engineers are available when you are working in BST.
  4. Responsive. We don't work with the massive Global Media brands because we are simply not of that size. This means that all our customers are important to us. Those customers get an exceptional level of service, despite them not being the one of the 'household names' in world media.
  5. Cost-effective. Our overheads are relatively low, so our price points tend to be very attractive for our customers.

Do you have a radio station you'd like to stream?

We'd love to talk to you.