When the service launches, Virgin JamCast users will be able to listen to
digital music already loaded onto their PCs or set-top boxes, with no wait
time for downloading, as well as purchase a comprehensive selection of
digital music and traditional CDs, the companies said.
Virgin JamCast’s Internet broadcasts make use of Wavo’s Asynchronous Reliable
Multicast proprietary technology for modem and broadband users, as well as
Wavo’s existing nationwide network for broadcasting data in the unused
portion of the PBS television signal for those consumers with TV tuner cards.
The Virgin JamCast service makes use of the Wavo receiver software that is
already bundled in over 43 million copies of Microsoft Windows 98 and with TV
tuner cards from leading manufacturers. Additionally, Wavo’s strategic
relationship with General Instrument and continued work with other television
Set-Top box manufacturers, will enable the delivery of entertainment content
to a whole new class of consumer devices.
Users may pre-register for the Virgin JamCast service via its Web site. Additionally, independent artists are welcomed to sign-up with Virgin JamCast for distribution of their music online.