Radio News Hub
Bespoke Website Design & Development

Introduction

Radio News Hub provides a variety of global news, sport, business, showbiz, travel and weather to commercial, DAB, community, Hospital and online radio stations in the UK and English speaking stations across the globe. Bulletins are sent out consistently each hour, every day of the year.

We were approached to create both a new front-end website, and the next generation of their bespoke, cloud-based dispatch system, enabling Radio News Hub to grow their business without affecting the quality of their services.


Bespoke Website Design & Development
Bespoke Website Design & Development

What We Did

Working together with the Radio News Hub team, we produced a unique, fully responsive front-end site, compatible across a range of devices as well as a totally re-written and bespoke bulletin dispatch system.

By creating an entirely made-to-order system, all Radio News Hub's requirements were catered for.

They now have full control over their site via a bespoke CMS which gives them the ability to add news, bulletins and new pages whenever necessary.

The system is integrated with many industry leading services including Dropbox, Mailgun, AWS S3 and Capsule CRM, making it run smoothly on both ends. 

A security upgrade was essential, to safely store all processed bulletins from the previous six months and prevent non-subscribers from accessing information as well as now being fully GDPR compliant.

 

The site is visually impressive, showcasing the services offered in a professional manner enabling Radio News Hub to grow their business around the world. It highlights the number of bulletins distributed so far in real-time, as well as a useful 'Start Your Relationship' form that is integrated into every page as a call to action.

In building the site and CMS, we had to ensure that all bulletins would be processed as efficiently as possible, as it is critical they delivered in time for playout each hour by the subscribing stations via one of four dispatch methods selected by the station: Dropbox, email, SFTP or FTP.

For launch we managed the smooth transition of all the currently subscribing stations onto the new system - ensuring no drop in service was encounted.

Results

Radio News Hub were delighted with the upgrades we made to their website, CMS and dispatch system. In a press release at launch, the company stated:

"UK based news provider Radio News Hub has switched its client stations over to a new state of the art dispatch system.

Working with Sheffield based Hydra Creative, the company has upgraded its system to offer bulletins on an SFTP connection, as well as existing Dropbox, FTP and email options."

Director Jamie Fletcher noted that he was particularly pleased with the new software, allowing them "to instantly update even more files into clients play out systems, all done within seconds."

280,000+ Bulletins Dispatched
21.89% User Increase Year on Year
6500+ daily Dropbox Processed Files
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