Streaming of commercials over Broadcastify feeds?

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emt_531

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I'd like to clarify. If a non subscriber to this scanner world, purchases the Pro app for 3 bucks, they would not be subjected to these ads?
 
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Lindsay, I appreciate your quick response. So these third party apps such as 5-0 radio, Police Scanner Radio for the iOS and Android are now ad driven unless its a Broadcastify app?
 

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Lindsay, I appreciate your quick response. So these third party apps such as 5-0 radio, Police Scanner Radio for the iOS and Android are now ad driven unless its a Broadcastify app?
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Premium Subscribers (and feed providers), when logged in, WILL NOT get those ads at all. User's of the Broadcastify Pro App won't get those ads. We're also working with app developers on licensing arrangements to not deliver ads to their pro apps which feature no ads.
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it sounds like the ideal situation they are going for is that it would depend on whether you paid for the app developer's "pro" version, like Scanner Radio vs Scanner Radio Pro, for example
 

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Lindsay, I appreciate your quick response. So these third party apps such as 5-0 radio, Police Scanner Radio for the iOS and Android are now ad driven unless its a Broadcastify app?
Yes, the third-party apps are ad-driven. As far as I know they always have been; I've used the free versions of both the ones you mentioned and they have always spewed advertising, visual and/or audible, from time to time. I now use the Broadcastify app exclusively unless what I want to listen to isn't on Broadcastify (which is infrequent).
 

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Ok, so you are running your own app. Yes, you are going to get commercials if you are running your own app and using our infrastructure to support that app.
 

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Ok, so you are running your own app. Yes, you are going to get commercials if you are running your own app and using our infrastructure to support that app.
Understood... I'm currently a free premium subscriber (I run 3 feeds), if I were a paid premium subscriber would I lose the ads?
 

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Understood... I'm currently a free premium subscriber (I run 3 feeds), if I were a paid premium subscriber would I lose the ads?
No, not if you are running your own app. If you are "reselling" or redistributing our feeds through other mechanisms that we have no control over, like your own apps, we're going to insert commercials into those feeds.
 

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@blantonl I would suggest to also have a discussion with EDispatches same as "official provided feeds"; as to my knowledge, all their feeds are provided on behalf of their service to their contracted agencies. So you could assume they are "official" as well, just the agency is paying them to set it up. There may be other groups like this. I dont have my fire department's contract in front of me, but I know we agreed to terms having them broadcast it in order to feed it via their app for us.
 

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@blantonl I would suggest to also have a discussion with EDispatches same as "official provided feeds"; as to my knowledge, all their feeds are provided on behalf of their service to their contracted agencies. So you could assume they are "official" as well, just the agency is paying them to set it up. There may be other groups like this. I dont have my fire department's contract in front of me, but I know we agreed to terms having them broadcast it in order to feed it via their app for us.
Out team is in contact with them regarding this. There are already solutions in the works on eDispatches end to get this issue resolved.
 

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We are testing delivering 15-30 sec pre-roll ads on some feeds to free users. As we test we'll choose some specific feeds to do the test. Eventually, we'll be delivering pre-roll ads to all free listeners.

Premium Subscribers (and feed providers), when logged in, WILL NOT get those ads at all. User's of the Broadcastify Pro App won't get those ads. We're also working with app developers on licensing arrangements to not deliver ads to their pro apps which feature no ads.

If you are hearing an ad and you are a premium subscriber, you're not logged in. Make sure you're logged into the site.

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Please remove these ads from my Worcester Fire feed. I'm extremely disappointed that we were not made aware of this.
 

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Please remove these ads from my Worcester Fire feed. I'm extremely disappointed that we were not made aware of this.
I don’t think asking is going to make them go away. It’s broadcastifys right to insert ads - after all it’s there server you are using to upload on.
 

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I don’t think asking is going to make them go away. It’s broadcastifys right to insert ads - after all it’s there server you are using to upload on.
I'm providing multiple digital radios, a brand new computer, the bandwidth, electricity, maintenance and time to reply to the emails from idiots that report "no audio" when it's user error 99% of the time. I don't recall opting in to this, and don't expect to hear ads on my own feed. Why on earth would I agree to invest the money into such a system, in order for others to profit from it.

And yes, I am logged in. I am able to listen to the archives.
 
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