Category archives for: Digital Radio

Vudu, Rdio, Crackle join US Chromecast

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Google’s Chromecast has added support for a trio of new apps in the US, namely movie-streaming Vudu, music player Rdio, and Sony-owned TV library Crackle. Owners of Chromecast can access the apps through the $35 dongle immediately via an Android or iOS device, as well as via Google Chrome on a PC. The news comes as competition in the streaming-media [...]

Liberty scraps Sirius-XM merger scheme

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Liberty Media has withdrawn its plan to merge with Sirius-XM. The news emerged after the US markets closed on March 13th. In an announcement, Liberty stated: “We are creating two new tracking stocks, Liberty Media and Liberty Broadband.   We expect to complete the creation of the new tracking stocks by Q3.” Liberty Media says it looks forward to further discussions [...]

Siano multi-standard digital radio chip

Siano, a supplier of mobile broadcast DTV solutions, has announced the launch of SMS2160, a new multi-standard digital radio receiver chip designed for automotive and portable/mobile consumer electronics applications. The SMS2160 is a versatile digital radio IC to support T-DMB/DAB/DAB+, DRM+, and FM Radio, including RDS/TMC. The newly released chip is particularly addressed to the emerging markets of DAB+ in [...]

Streaming fuels growth for UK music industry

The BPI, in its annual review of record company income, has reported that the UK recorded music industry’s revenues grew in 2013. Driven by an 11.9 per cent rise in digital revenues from strong digital album sales and a surge in streaming, the UK recorded music industry saw an overall 1.9 per cent increase in its revenues  last year to [...]

Sirius-XM seeks global expansion

North American pay-radio operator Sirius-XM, and with Liberty Media already having made a formal offer to acquire the 60 per cent of the business that it doesn’t own, is planning for a global presence. CEO Jim Meyer told analysts that it was talking to a number of car manufacturers and OEM radio suppliers. “There’s virtually no auto company left today [...]

Liberty moves for full Sirius XM ownership

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Liberty Media Corporation, the investment company controlled by John Malone, has made an offer to acquire the remaining shares of satellite-radio carrier Sirius XM. Liberty has previously invested a total of around $1.7 billion into Sirius-XM. The proposal, made in a letter to Sirius XM Holdings, outlines the terms by which Sirius public shareholders would become shareholders of Liberty in [...]

Vaizey: No date for digital radio switchover

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UK Communications Minister Ed Vaizey said radio broadcasters were too far behind to contemplate following TV into an all-digital future. Vaizey, speaking at the BBC, announced a range of new measures to boost digital radio, including a new national multiplex – which will mean a host of new national digital stations – and improved digital audio broadcasting (DAB) coverage. Vaizey [...]

LG adds Spotify to smart TVs

LG Electronics hasannounced that music service Spotify will soon be available on LG Smart TV in the UK. The new app provides users with access to a collection of over 20 million songs and is compatible with all 2013 model LG Smart TVs. “Spotify is a welcome addition to the growing selection of premium content accessible on our user-friendly Smart [...]

Last.fm loses £4m

CBS-owned online music service Last.fm made a loss of almost £4 million last year, as income sank by 70 per cent at its UK operation. The company’s financial filing shows that total revenues fell 21 per cent year-on-year from £8.13 million in 2011 to £6.38 million last year. Gross profits more than halved, from £3.7 million to £1.4 million, with [...]

Foxxum delivers Energy TV app to Smart TVs

Energy, the largest international radio brand with over 600 frequencies in 13 different countries worked together with Smart TV technology specialist Foxxum to deliver another high-profile app to its Smart TV portals. Among others the app is now available on the following internet enabled devices: Hisense, Medion, Triax, Xoro, Wisi and Vantage. The integration of the Energy TV app within Foxxum’s [...]

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