Back in November last year, much to the disappointment of many, AOL announced that it would be shutting down its legacy music service Winamp. AOL was also said to have been looking for a potential buyer for its Winamp and Shoutcast services, and now it seems it has. According to TechCrunch, Belgium s Radionomy is leading the race to acquire the service. Also Read - Adidas buys Runtastic in a deal reportedly worth $240 million
According to the report, a couple users on Winamp forums noticed the name Radionomy, when they saw that Winamp s name servers were being transferred to the Belgium-based company. After that, TechCrunch too confirmed this development from an anonymous source who also claims that the deal could be completed as early as tomorrow.
Radionomy, for those who aren t familiar, is a Belgium-based online radio aggregator with over 6,000 stations. It also encourages users to create and publish their own stations or channels. The company would benefit from Shoutcast s own collection of radio stations, which is upwards of 50,000.