WideOrbit To Acquire Google's Automation Business
July 17, 2009 at 4:57 AM (PT)
Google Radio Automation Dir./Product Management JIM WOODS sent an announcement to customers YESTERDAY (7/16), informing them that WIDEORBIT would be acquiring GOOGLE RADIO AUTOMATION, SS32, and MAESTRO.
WOODS wrote, "As you know, GOOGLE announced last FEBRUARY that it was exiting the radio industry and divesting itself of GOOGLE RADIO AUTOMATION, SS32, and MAESTRO. At that time, we committed to finding a new home for our Automation Business where your support would continue and where the vision for GOOGLE RADIO AUTOMATION could be fulfilled. I'm pleased to announce that we have found a new home for the business and are in final contract negotiations with WIDEORBIT (www.wideorbit.com). We hope to close the transaction soon."
WOODS continued, "As you are probably aware, WIDEORBIT is one of the broadcast industry's leading suppliers of sales, traffic and billing solutions. They have an excellent track record for innovative high quality products and for exceptional customer service and support. GOOGLE's Radio Automation business fits nicely into WIDEORBIT's business and expands their offering to the radio industry. WIDEORBIT is committed to providing ongoing support for all customers of GOOGLE RADIO AUTOMATION, SS32 and MAESTRO."