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Norway to switch-off FM radio in 2017

Norway’s Ministry of Culture has revealed plans to switch off FM radio across the country in 2017, making it the first country to axe conventional broadcasts. The staged shut-off (which is scheduled for January 11th that year) is focused on improving channel choice and quality, according to the government. While there are just five national stations on FM, there’s room […]

Sirius-XM captures more connected cars


Pay-radio operator Sirius-XM has secured another major contract from a mass-market carmaker for its Sirius-XM telematics ‘direct-to-car’ service. Sirius-XM is already working with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Toyota and Lexus to supply telematics services. This new agreement extends the relationship that Sirius-XM already has with Nissan and its ‘NissanConnect’ services. Nissan’s 2016 top of the range Maxima models will include […]

Spotify on PlayStation


Sony and Spotify have launched their PlayStation Music streaming service in 41 countries, making it available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 games consoles as well as Sony’s smartphones and tablets. Replacing Music Unlimited, the Sony-branded streaming music service that launched in 2010, but has now been axed by the company in favour of a partnership with Spotify PlayStation Music […]

Dalet wins Swedish Radio newsroom contract

Sveriges Radio AB/Swedish Radio (SR), the national radio broadcaster of Sweden, is to base its newsroom computer system (NRCS) on Dalet News Suite powered by the Dalet Galaxy platform. The large-scale NRCS project for 1,700 users is spread over 25 geographical locations in Sweden and replaces the corporation’s existing ENPS system. Deployed on a virtual infrastructure, a single, centralised Dalet […]

Al Rayyan Radio streamlines operations with Dalet

Dalet Digital Media Systems, a developer of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, has announced that Al Rayyan Radio has selected Dalet Radio Suite powered by the Dalet Galaxy platform to transform its operational efficiency. The new installation forms part of a comprehensive station upgrade and includes Dalet On-Air playout, up to 10 edit suites, and […]

DTG Testing hits 100 product milestone

DTG Testing, the UK’s only accredited house testing against the Digital Radio Tick Mark specification, has successfully tested more than 100 different DAB products. The Digital Radio Tick Mark scheme was established in June 2014 by DRUK, the industry association for digital radio in the UK, to set minimum standards for DAB products in performance and functionality. The tick mark […]

New sports radio for UK

Rugby Union - Aviva Premiership - Harlequins v Bath Rugby - Twickenham Stoop

Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie is looking to launch new national sports radio station a decade after he sold TalkSport. Sports Radio is one of a proposed lineup of services for the second wave of national commercial digital stations due to be licensed by media regulator Ofcom later this year. The station, which is part of Listen2Digital’s bid to run […]

Boost for UK digital radio

Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, has announced the single biggest expansion of local digital radio coverage in the UK, which means that nearly eight million more people will receive their favourite local radio stations on DAB loud and clear. A programme of new local and national transmitters will also mean that the national coverage element of […]

Sirius-XM: Pay-radio breaks all records


US-based pay-radio broadcaster Sirius-XM has reported record revenue and subscriber numbers. CEO James Meyer told analysts that 2014 provided excellent performance on all fronts. “In 2014, we originally projected that we will grow our subscriber base by 1.25 million, but we actually delivered growth of 1.75 million net new subscribers in 2014, ending the year with 27.3 million paying subs, […]

Radio’s presence on Freeview grows

Freeview and Arqiva, the provider of innovative and secure communications and broadcast technology, have today announced two new radio stations on the Freeview platform, as well as the continuation of ten existing stations. Classic FM and LBC, both owned by Global, have joined the existing radio presence on the free-to-air TV platform. Classic FM will be at channel number 731 […]

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