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SiriusXM expands and upgrades

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM says it is upgrading its streaming service with new audio channels, greater personalisation from Pandora and expanded video offerings. Additionally, the streaming service is available to…

Report: Warning signs for in-car audio streaming

A study from Strategy Analytics and its in-vehicle UX (User Experience) division says that “yesterday’s” in-car CD players, and then high-quality radio, which were “must haves” for drivers are now…

Ofcom plans 100s of new digital radio stations

Hundreds of new local digital radio stations could start broadcasting in the UK from 2020, under proposals outlined by broadcast regulator Ofcom. With over 40 per cent of the UK’s…

Research: Podcasting reshaping in-car audio space

Research: Podcasting reshaping in-car audio space

The big news in 2019 in the in-car audio space is the ascendance of podcasting, as both established players in streaming and broadcasting, as well as smaller start-ups compete for…

Lagardere to sell French radio stations?

French business daily Les Echos is reporting that Lagardere could end up selling its French radio stations. These assets are currently not amongst the list of planned disposals. In a…

SiriusXM to borrow extra $1.5bn

SiriusXM to borrow extra $1.5bn

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM had planned to raise $750 million of extra borrowings in the form of Senior Notes due for repayment in 2024. But such was the positive response from…

DAB digital radio sales reach 75m worldwide

WorldDAB’s latest market report reveals that by the end of Q4 2018, over 75 million consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific – up from…

Zenith: 27% of media consumption on mobile

Zenith: 27% of media consumption on mobile

Consumers will spend 800 hours on mobile internet this year, increasing to 930 hours by 2021 to account for 31 per cent of global media consumption in that year, up…

SiriusXM raises $1.25bn

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM initially planned to raise $1 billion of fresh borrowing but such was the positive market response that it increased the amount to $1.25 billion (in the…

BBC offering personalised Glastonbury 2019 experience

BBC offering personalised Glastonbury 2019 experience

As the iconic Glastonbury music festival makes its comeback after a fallow year, the BBC has revealed its plans to once again bring the best moments and biggest sets across…

EasyBroadcast invests in WAW Music

EasyBroadcast, a provider of end-to-end streaming solutions for TV channels, OTT service providers, and enterprises, has invested in WAW Music, the next-generation digital music service set to launch in Africa.…

Research: US podcast ad revenues hit $479m in 2018

Research: US podcast ad revenues hit $479m in 2018

In 2018, marketers spent $479 million to advertise on podcasts in the US, an uptick of 53 per cent from $314 million in 2017, according to the latest IAB/PwC Podcast…

France: 42m listen to radio daily

Over 42 million French people aged 13 years and older listen to the radio daily, across a range of devices. according to data from Médiamétrie. Some 13.3 per cent (7.2…

BBC extends Orkney 5G broadcast trial

BBC extends Orkney 5G broadcast trial

The BBC’s 5G broadcast radio trial in Stronsay, Orkney, has been extended until the end of September 2019. The trial began in February with residents in Stronsay becoming some of…

UK to review digital radio sector

UK to review digital radio sector

Recognising that changes in technology and the competitive landscape in recent years mean that the debate about a future digital transition programme for radio in the UK has shifted, Margot…

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