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Strong growth for digital radio sales in Europe

Strong growth for digital radio sales in Europe

The first half of 2017 has seen rapid growth in sales of DAB+ receivers across Europe – driven by Norway’s switchover from FM to DAB+ and the development of digital…

Lynch departs Sling TV for Pandora

Lynch departs Sling TV for Pandora

Roger Lynch, CEO at Charlie Ergen/DISH Network-backed Sling TV, is leaving the broadcaster to take up the President/CEO position at music streaming site Pandora. Lynch has been one of Ergen’s…

Pandora quits Australia and NZ

Pandora quits Australia and NZ

Music streaming service Pandora, now with pay-radio operator SiriusXM seeking regulatory approval to be a major 16 per cent investor, is closing access in Australia and New Zealand effective immediately.…

SiriusXM expands subs; promises video

SiriusXM expands subs; promises video

North American pay-radio service SiriusXM continues to add subscribers and revenue. Its total subscriber base is now more than 32 million, with net self-pay growth reaching 466,000 for the broadcaster’s…

ATP launches ATP Tennis Radio

ATP launches ATP Tennis Radio

The ATP and ATP Media, the broadcast arm of the ATP World Tour, have jointly announced the launch of their own digital radio channel, ATP Tennis Radio – a live,…

Despacito becomes most streamed song ever

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s Despacito, from Universal Music Latin Entertainment, has officially become the most streamed track of all time, just six months after its release. The song and…

Italian broadcasting market worth €9.7bn

The Italian broadcasting market (TV and radio) was worth €9.7 billion in 2015, representing a 0.8 per cent growth on the previous year. According to data released by the industry…

SES wins Serbia TV/radio contract

Satellite operator SES says it has won a retransmission contract from Telekom Serbia to carry six TV channels and one radio station for Serbia’s public broadcaster RTS. The channels will…

Pandora, now backed by SiriusXM, changing strategy?

Pandora, now backed by SiriusXM, changing strategy?

Streaming music site Pandora is reportedly going to wind down its push for more high-value subscribers, say researchers at Needham & Co. Pandora is now heavily under the influence of…

Music stream-ripping rockets in UK

Music stream-ripping rockets in UK

Stream-ripping is now the most dominant form of music piracy in the UK, according to research by the Intellectual Property Office and PRS For Music. The Online Copyright Infringement (OCI)…

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