LONDON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Omnifone, the leading provider of global cloud-based music services, today announces that it is supporting Sirius XM Radio's MySXM, its new personalisation feature, with Omnifone's innovative cloud-based digital music platform, MusicStation®.
Omnifone is responsible for content ingestion, transcoding and delivery as well as providing the middleware and platform backend logic including profile management for MySXM. The new personalisation feature MySXM enables SiriusXM Internet Radio listeners to personalise over 50 commercial-free music and comedy channels for a more tailored listening experience. Omnifone's platform retrieves and stores personalisation settings and other data, such as playback history.
MySXM is built for iOS and compatible Android mobile and tablet devices using Omnifone's embedded native media middleware, Mars, and for PCs and Macs using Omnifone's RESTful web services API, Warp.
Jeff Hughes, chief executive officer, Omnifone, said: "With over 24 million subscribers, SiriusXM is the clear leader in the audio entertainment space and we're delighted to support MySXM."
"The digital music industry made great strides in terms of growth last year and 2013 is shaping up to be a year of further returns. We experienced a 300 per cent increase in subscribers to our cloud music platform alone in 2012. By constantly innovating our cloud music platform to increase flexibility our customers, including SiriusXM, can remain agile and respond to changing consumer demand during this exciting growth phase. The flexibility of our platform enables us to assist digital music services right across the board and positions providers, such as SiriusXM, well for expansion into new areas."
Founded in 2003, Omnifone is an independent business-to-business provider of global cloud-based digital music services. Omnifone develops, licenses and manages scalable digital music services to enable customers, including Sirius XM Radio, Sony, HP, BlackBerry and rara.com, to deliver cloud-based music services across virtually all connected devices. These include smartphones, such as Android, iOS and Blackberry, PCs, Macs, tablets, games consoles, connected TVs, set-top boxes, home cinema systems, automotive entertainment systems, Blu-ray players, MP3 players and web browsers. Through its acquisition of Global Mediabank, Omnifone provides industry-leading media content management services for global digital music service providers including Spotify.
Omnifone's award winning MusicStation® Platform is the proprietary cloud-based technology that powers more digital music streaming services, in more countries and across more connected devices than any of its competitors. Omnifone is a chartered member of the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX) and a member of the Global Repertoire Database (GRD) Working Group.
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