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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…

ComFM on Toshiba Places

WizTiVi, an expert in the development and operation of platforms, has developed the new interactive application ComFM, the first radio portal in France. Available on Toshiba’s connected TV service Toshiba…

ComFM now on Toshiba Places

WizTiVi, an expert in the development and operation of platforms, has developed the new interactive application ComFM, the first radio portal in France. Available on Toshiba Places, the ComFM interactive…

European pay-radio: Getting ready

The past couple of years have not been good for pay-radio’s prospects in Europe. We’ve seen the Worldspace catastrophe, now well over two years into its Chapter 11 bankruptcy (WS…

Play.me music service for connected TV

TV-connected software production company TVBlob and digital entertainment provider Dada have launched the Play.me music service on the Hybrid BLOBbox from TeleSystem. Subscribers to the web/mobile music subscription service Play.me…

Stern back on Sirius XM

Stern back on Sirius XM

Shock jock Howard Stern is returning to Sirius XM Radio, sending shares of the satellite radio company up 8 per cent. Stern’s previous five-year, $500 million contract with Sirius XM…

Sirius-XM not looking abroad

Sirius-XM says it is looking for a partner in Mexico, but other than that it is not seeking to play an investment or ownership role in the international development of…

UK DAB trends down as analogue gains…

UK DAB trends down as analogue gains…

Hopes for digital radio switchover in the next five years have suffered a blow as the growth in popularity of digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio went into reverse. Digital accounted…