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Acquired byYahoo!
Date12/2012

General Information

Websiteontheair.com
CategoryMessaging
Employees
DescriptionVideochat

Offices

Funding

TOTAL $880k
FUNDING TOTAL $880k
Seed, 2/2012
Scott Banister
True Ventures
$880k

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ONtheAIR

ONtheAIR allows anyone who is watching a live stream to video chat with the host in front of the audience. OnTheAir’s streaming video platform powers radio call-in shows for the digital age.

A host sets up an OnTheAir show and selects a start time. They receive a unique URL that leads to a landing page with a countdown to their show. OnTheAir lets the host schedule tweets for an hour and a few minutes before the show starts to promote themselves. When the show starts, the host begins live video streaming to the audience.

Viewers can text chat with each other and the host, or click a “Call In” button to alert the host that they want to join them “on stage”. The viewer is intelligently walked through an equipment check to turn on their webcam and mic, and shown a preview so they can check their hair. Meanwhile the host can look at the previews of anyone asking to call in, and select who to bring on stage with them for simultaneous, sync’d up video streaming to the audience.

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake
    ONtheAIR was acquired by Yahoo!. (12/5/12)
    Posted 12/5/12 at 2:29am via yahoo.com
  • Dollar
    ONtheAIR received $880k in Seed funding. (2/27/12)
    Posted 3/27/12 at 10:43am

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  1. Yahoo acquires video chat platform OnTheAir (in.finance.yahoo.com) [edit]
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