Scour.net adds online radio

Internet search service, online radio market continue to grow

Internet audio and video search service Scour.net said Monday that it has added radio programming to its search capabilities.

Tapping into the growing online radio market, ScourRadio gives Internet users access to what it says is more than 1 million stations, enabling users to search for stations by genre or go straight to the three available formats of online radio: traditional AM-FM, ‘Net-only stations and noncommercial user-created broadcasts.

Music, videos

Site already enables users to search for MP3 music files and videos, such as movie trailers and news clips.

The Los Angeles-based company has inked partnerships with online radio broadcasters NetRadio, Tunes.com for Rolling Stone Radio and SonicNet, an MTV Networks online company, giving Scour.net users direct access to the networks’ playlists and content.

Product branding

As part of the deals, Scour will receive co-branding on the networks’ Web-based radio players.

Scour.net was launched in 1997 by five computer science students at UCLA. Site plans to relaunch in the fall. Michael Ovitz and the Yucaipa Cos. acquired a 51% stake in the company in June.

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