Winamp, Shoutcast Reportedly Acquired By Belgium Radionomy
Winamp, Shoutcast reportedly acquired by Belgium Online Radio Aggregator Radionomy.According to the report, a couple users on Winamp forums noticed the name Radionomy, when they saw that Winamp’s name servers were being transferred to the Belgium-based company.
AOL announced that it would be shutting down its legacy music service America’s iconic media player Winamp and streaming media service Shoutcast .AOL was also said to have been looking for a potential buyer for its Winamp and Shoutcast services, and now it seems it has. According to TechCrunch, Belgium’s Radionomy is leading the race to acquire the service.
Radionomy is a Belgium-based online radio aggregator with over 6,000 stations. It is a platform that can be used to create, discover and listen to radio stations over the Internet. It helps producers create, broadcast and monetize their stations for free. Radionomy boasts more than 6,000 online radio.
Initial reports from a month earlier also suggested that software giant Microsoft Inc. was interested in purchasing Winamp and Shoutcast, but that never came to pass, the report said.
The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of the week, the report said. Financial terms of the deal, however, remained undisclosed.