A few times people have asked us about Streema with questions such as: are you guys a radio? are you a streaming services provider? We'll answer these questions and a few more, so fasten your seat belts cause we're going Behind the Streams. :)
To start off, we like to say that Streema is a social networking site for radio listeners - a big part of our service is to connect listeners and radio stations through the Internet. There are many stations that stream online, ranging from the very big stations that are part of a big corporation to the very small ones run by one person as a hobby. In order to make it easier for listeners to find these great stations, we created Streema. So, we are not a radio station, rather we are like your car's radio tuner, which can tune to all publicly available stations, but we do it for the web and with a social angle to it.
Additionally, radio stations, big and small, stream their content via third party providers that take care of all the technical stuff, offering a publicly available stream, while the stations themselves focus on the content: music, talk and sports mostly. We're not streaming content providers, but we do allow the listener to tune in to those streams provided by these third party services.
To summarize, Streema is not a radio station nor do we host nor stream content provided by the radio stations. However, we do organize all this information and provide a platform where people can tune in, discover and share their favorite radio stations, and in the future we'd love to build a global platform for radio stations to help them understand, learn from, and grow their own audiences.
We hope we've addressed some of these questions and that you continue enjoying a great listening experience on Streema. :)
The Streema Team