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Company Overview For the past 13 years MediaBay has been a leading seller of spoken word entertainment including audiobooks and classic radio shows via catalog, retail, digital download. MediaBay has over 75,000 hours of content:

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company overview
Company Overview
  • For the past 13 years MediaBay has been a leading seller of spoken word entertainment including audiobooks and classic radio shows via catalog, retail, digital download.
  • MediaBay has over 75,000 hours of content:
    • Audiobooks from every major publisher in the United States including Simon and Schuster, Hachette (Time Warner), Brilliance, Penguin, Random House, and Harper Collins; and
    • The largest archive of the history of American Radio – including such stars as Abbott & Costello, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Orson Wells, The Shadow, Lucille Ball, Burns and Allen, Lone Ranger, Superman, Gunsmoke and much more.
how mediabay sells classic radio programs
How MediaBay Sells Classic Radio Programs
  • retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Borders
  • Direct to consumers via catalogue
  • Internet at RadioSpirits.com
  • Download at RadioClassics.com
  • Syndicated Radio show on 250 stations and 24 hour stations on XM and Sirius
how mediabay sells audiobooks
How MediaBay Sells Audiobooks
  • Via Catalogue on a monthly basis directly to consumers
  • Websites AudiobookClub.com and Soundsgood.com
  • Via third party partnerships with MSN Music, Real Networks and MusicNet (AOL Muisc, Yahoo! Music, HMV, Virgin, MTV)
where is the spoken word market going
Where is the Spoken Word Market Going?
  • The Audio Publisher Association estimates the total Audio Book market in 2004 was $800 Million
    • Includes sales at retail ($600M), to libraries ($150M); clubs ($20M); downloads ($30M)
  • Audiobook market has grown at 10% per annum for the past 10 years
  • In 2004, an estimated 8.6% of the music sales came from legal and illegal downloads
  • In 2009, Forrester estimates 33% of music sales will come from downloads
  • If Audio Books follow the same adoption curve, the download Audio Book market will be $380 Million in 2009

Source: Forrester Research August 2003 – Discs to Downloads

how will downloads be listened to
How will Downloads be Listened to?
  • Burn Audio CD’s
  • Music (MP3) Players
  • -Hard Drives
  • -Flash Drives
  • SD Cards
  • Smart Phones
  • Super PDA’s
  • Satellite Radio
  • Media Centers
  • Portable Video Players

Since 70% of AudioBooks are listened to in the car, this is the opportunity that needs to be capitalized upon.

new technologies services
New Technologies & Services
  • Motorola recently announced iRadio Service
    • Music and content service on your Motorola that has hundreds of commercial free music channels and talk stations.
    • Uses Bluetooth to play back content in your car or home stereo system
    • Stores content in the cache memory of the phone and if interrupted, picks up where it is left off.
new technologies and services
New Technologies and Services
  • mSpot
    • Private labels service for Sprint Radio on cell phones
    • delivers news, sports, finance and weather programming from NPR®, Sporting News, MarketWatch and AccuWeather.
    • MSpot’s mobile radio services feature three programming formats:
      • LIVE – live radio programming;
      • ON-DEMAND – frequently updated clips and stories that users can select and play anytime;
      • PRE-RECORDED – long format shows and programs that loop continuously. All programming formats are streamed directly to the mobile handset - MSpot does not store any content on the device.
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New Technologies and Services
  • Client Software for Smartphones and PDAs such as AudibleAir
    • Allows a user to wirelessly access their books or subscriptions for listening from their Smartphone or PDA.
    • Uses minutes from data plan.
    • Refresh new content or schedule automatic updates in a similar way as an RSS feed
    • Download new audiobook content