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‘Worldspace India’ to re-launch

An Indian radio broadcaster, Timbre Media, has linked with music label Saregama in an attempt to relaunch a Worldspace-type satellite radio service over India. It has hired ex-Worldspace staff and…

Worldspace: yet another year passes

Last Friday June 17th another tedious Motion was submitted to the Delaware bankruptcy court in the long-running, never-ending saga that is “Worldspace Inc. Et al (Debtors)” and its chapter 11…

Radioplayer 5.7m users

The first figures released by the UK’s Radioplayer reveal the Internet service has achieved 5.7 million unique users over a four-week period, generating 22.5 million listening sessions. Total listening hours…

Consumers demand music everywhere

Consumers demand music everywhere

Revenue growth in digital music dropped from 91 per cent in 2006 to 6 per cent in 2010, according to Parks Associates. While over 50 per cent of US broadband…

Internet Radio and Connected Audio Devices over $1bn in 2011

Consumers will spend more than $1 billion on Internet Radio and Connected Home Audio Devices (CHAD) in 2011, according to the latest study from the Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices…

Music Choice Europe sold

Music Choice Europe (MCE) is being bought by Montreal-based Stingray Digital. MCE currently has some 10 million subscribers listening to more than 70 commercial free audio services.  Stingray Digital is…

Radioplayer goes live

Radioplayer goes live

Radioplayer, the BBC-backed internet radio service featuring hundreds of commercial stations, has gone live. Listeners can now access live streaming and on-demand content from hundreds of different radio stations –…

Cumulus to buy Citadel for $2.5bn

Two of the largest radio station operators in the US are to combine, with Cumulus Media agreeing to buy Citadel Broadcasting for $2.5 billion. The deal will bring together almost…

UK Radioplayer launching this month

UK Radioplayer, the BBC-backed online player for more than 200 UK radio stations, is set to launch on March 31st . It will be the first time that both the…

Kroes: Radio mustn’t be complacent

Speaking at the Association of European Radio’s 20th Anniversary Conference in Brussels, Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, told delegates they must think creatively…