Shoutcast Streaming Service Frequent Outages
I have two station using the Shoutcast streaming service. In recent days, I have seen several outages where listeners are all dropped and cannot reconnect for an hour or more. This is unacceptable! It costs significant listening hours and ad exposures.
Here are the specific times (all US Eastern, UTC - 5):
Jan 29: 1400 - 1600
Jan 26: 1000 - 1120, 1240 - 1330
On many other occasions, I see a sudden drop in listener count (15% or more), suggesting that some country or region has lost access.
I have several other stations that use an independent streaming server and have none of these events.
AFAIK, Shoutcast provides no status info about its streaming service - whether there are known problem being worked or known. With this, and the fact that absolutely no one can confirm that broadcasters are in fact being paid revenues as promised, I am beginning to think the whole Radionomy group is on shaky ground and may shutdown as suddenly as Live365 did.