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BBC serves up BBC Taster


The BBC has revealed BBC Taster, an initiative to develop its latest ideas for digital content and emerging technology. Taster will feature early and experimental concepts from across TV, Radio and Online, enabling the BBC to explore the future of content with audiences and offer them something completely new to try, rate and share. Taster is a place for the […]

BNE: UHF strategy should have DTT at its core

Following the release of draft opinions by the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) on the future of the UHF band in the EU and on the Common Policy Objectives for WRC (World Radio Conference), Broadcast Network Europe (BNE) – trade organisation for Terrestrial Broadcast Network Operators for Radio and TV in Europe – is continuing its active involvement in the […]

UK DAB set for expansion

Digital Audio Broadcasting in the UK is set to expand following an agreement between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the BBC, broadcast infrastructure provider Arqiva, and the Multiplex Operators jointly to fund the expansion costs of extending the local DAB network towards commercial ILR FM equivalence. Dates have also been set out for implementation of legislation relating […]

Sirius beats forecast


Satellite radio service Sirius XM Holdings says it will beat its 2014 revenue forecast of $4.15 billion after net subscriber additions exceeded expectations. The company reported about 1.8 million net subscriber additions for the year, above its increased forecast of 1.5 million. Sirius also forecast revenue of about $4.4 billion in 2015 and net subscriber additions of about 1.2 million.

Tech majors urge no to Title II for broadband

With Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler on the verge of releasing new open Internet rules, 60 of America’s top technology companies have sent a letter to FCC Commissioners and Senate and House leaders urging them to reject reclassification of the Internet under Title II. The companies warn in the letter that Title II reclassification could mean a loss […]

IDC STAR Pro Audio Solution selected for European radio network upgrade

International Datacasting Corporation (IDC), a technology provider for broadcasters, is pleased to announce that leading Portuguese broadcaster Rádio Comercial has selected IDC’s STAR Pro Audio Solution to deliver hit music and programming to millions of listeners across Portugal. “The selection of the IDC STAR Pro Audio Solution guaranteed Rádio Comercial a smooth transition from our existing network to the latest […]

RTVE launches HbbTV app


Spanish broadcaster RTVE has launched a ‘Red Button’ HbbTV app with Dolby Digital Plus. This is the first HbbTV service from a broadcaster in Europe to deliver its own content in Dolby Digital Plus. RTVE’s HbbTV app will deliver select content in Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio including classical music and fictional programmes, such as “Treasure Island” and “Blade Runner.” […]

YouTube subscription music service

Google’s YouTube is starting a subscription service, branded ‘Music Key’, that allows users to stream ad-free music videos, and download them for offline use. The monthly fee for Music Key also provides membership to Google Play All Access, the firm’s pre-existing “all-you-can-eat” song download facility. It is set to take on the likes Spotify, Rdio and Beats Music in the […]

US lags on broadband speed

Findings from New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) indicate that customers in the US continue to pay higher prices for slower Internet. Building on previous research regarding the relative cost and quality of broadband Internet access, The Cost of Connectivity 2014 examines broadband prices and speeds in 24 cities in the US and abroad. Looking at the price consumers pay […]

MGI delivers children’s radio station in Middle East

Systems integrator Media Group International has built an entire radio station for the Children’s Media Network (CMN) so that the company can broadcast dedicated children’s content to families in the UAE. The project, which took Media Group International (MGI) just three weeks to complete, involved designing and installing two radio studios and a back-up studio that doubles up as a […]

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