Category archives for: Digital Radio

RTVE launches HbbTV app

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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 […]

Deezer brings music to Horizon

Deezer, the digital music streaming service, has announced a deal with telco UPC Ireland which will see the popular music app available in Ireland on the Horizon App browser. The Apps on the Horizon TV HD+ box turn any TV into a Smart TV, and include 49 Apps from providers such as Youtube, Facebook and Twitter all of which are […]

Digital radio sales plummet

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Digital radio sales have hit a six-year low according to Ofcom, with a period of consecutive growth in digital’s share of listening coming to a halt. Despite a cross-industry marketing campaign,1.7 million digital audio broadcasting (DAB) sets were sold in the year to the end of June this year, down 9.1 per cent on the previous 12 months and the […]

Sirius-XM dramatically raises forecasts

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Pay-radio operator SiriusXM says it now expects around 1.45 million net new subscribers this year, up from its previous forecast of 1.25 million. This means that its target overall revenues will be about $4.1 billion (up from $3.8 billion), and free cashflow of some $1.1 billion. “SiriusXM’s subscriber growth is tracking ahead of our prior expectations.  The company is executing […]

BBC expands DAB coverage

The BBC has launched a further twelve national DAB transmitters bringing the total number of transmitters to 265. The move is part of the current phase of the Corporation’s digital radio network expansion plan bringing a further 2 million people into the coverage area and increasing coverage from 93 per cent to 97 per cent by the end of 2015. […]

Streaming pushes digital music to $14bn by 2019

A report from Juniper Research has found that the digital music industry will experience slow growth in revenue over the next 5 years, from $12.3 billion this year to $13.9 billion in 2019. The research found that a strong performance in the robust streamed music sector, will largely be offset by decline in revenues from legacy services such as ringtones […]

Google launching YouTube Music Key

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Google’s long-rumoured YouTube music service will be branded ‘YouTube Music Key’ and feature more than 20 million songs and videos curated specifically for YouTube. The music service will offer a 30-day free trial, with a $9.99 monthly subscription giving access to “high-quality tracks – complete albums, organised into artist discographies”, specifically for YouTube with both video and audio-only streaming and […]

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