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BW: CMGI Acquires Green Witch; Combines Open Source, Streaming Media Leader With iCAST

Jan 18, 2000, 17:05 (0 Talkback[s])

"CMGI...the world's largest and most diverse network of Internet companies, today announced it has acquired Green Witch, LLC (The Green Witch Internet Radio), the leading provider of open source Internet radio broadcast solutions. Green Witch Internet radio runs on Icecast, an innovative open source audio streaming server software used by Internet media companies and personal broadcasters to stream MP3 music. Green Witch will become part of iCAST."

"The Icecast open source streaming media server will enable iCAST to offer a wide range of high-quality Internet radio streams to a broad audience of listeners. Icecast streams can be played by nearly any of the currently available media players, including Windows Media Player, Real G2, Sonique and WinAmp. Green Witch broke new ground in March 1999, when it became the first major Internet radio broadcaster to use Icecast software to stream MP3 music online. Green Witch's current offering of music streams will be available for iCAST.com's upcoming debut and is intended to be significantly expanded upon thereafter."

"Green Witch's success as an open source software company and its dedication to empowering music listeners, musicians and broadcasters make it a perfect addition to iCAST," commented David Wetherell, chairman and CEO of CMGI. "I'm thrilled to have such a visionary company joining the CMGI network and look forward to exploring the many future innovations possible with open source software."

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