This is a company profile for internet radio hosting provider Hippynet. A company based in London, England which has been in business for 15 years.
Company name: Hippynet
Launch date: April 2000.
Network status page: status.hippynet.co.uk
Underlying hosting provider: Our hardware is located in the Linix Data Centre in Liverpool, UK.
Streaming services available: We offer Shoutcast v1, v2 and IceCast KH.
Control panel software available: Centovacast and Sourcefabric Airtime.
Bit rates available: Up to customer’s requirements.
Features available: All standard Centovacast features such as AutoDJ, reseller plans, etc. All standard Airtime features. We are happy to build custom plans to match a customer’s requirements and budgets.
Discount code: Use the code “radiodirectory” to get 20% off any of our standard Icecast or Shoutcast plans.
Tell us how and why your company got started?
Hippynet started out in the days of dial-up as a BBS we grew into the hosting business as the need for Bulletin Board Systems reduced.
Why is your company passionate about streaming radio services?
Owned by a retired club DJ with a Degree in Digital Broadcast Systems, Hippynet was built from a passion for music and broadcasting.
What makes your company different from the competition?
We own our own hardware, none of it is leased or rented. Our relationship with the Linix data centre goes back 18 years. This gives us the ability to be flexible in the solutions that we offer. We can customise any service to create a plan that matches your requirements or budget. Our staff have a vast experience in broadcasting including radio and television.
Your top tip(s) for anyone looking to start a radio station?
You may not get as many listeners as you initially expect when you first start your station. Don’t lose heart, keep going, be passionate and enjoy yourself.