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SiriusXM planning next-gen SXM-10 craft

SiriusXM planning next-gen SXM-10 craft

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM is already planning and developing its next-generation SXM-10 satellite. The US broadcaster has received $140 million insurance compensation for the failure of SXM-7 and is owed a…

SiriusXM: Q2 revenues up 15%

SiriusXM: Q2 revenues up 15%

North American pay-radio broadcaster reported Q2 revenues of $2.16 billion (€1.7bn), up 15 per cent on the previous year. SiriusXM recorded net income of $433 million in its Q2/2021, compared…

SiriusXM launches VIP bundle

SiriusXM launches VIP bundle

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM has unveiled an all-embracing Platinum VIP bundle. It allows subscribers two car access, two streaming log-ins and other perks. The other ‘perks’ might be extremely useful…

MPs call for music streaming ‘complete reset’

MPs call for music streaming ‘complete reset’

Artists must be given a legal right to a fairer share of revenues from streaming, according to the conclusions of a wide-ranging inquiry by the UK parliament’s House of Commons…

Vestel adds Amazon Music to Smart TVs

Vestel adds Amazon Music to Smart TVs

Vestel has announced the launch of Amazon Music on its Smart TVs. Available immediately, the Amazon Music app has been rolled out to all Vestel-manufactured Smart TV ranges across Europe.…

Research: 2.3m Nordic homes subscribe to audiobook streaming

Research: 2.3m Nordic homes subscribe to audiobook streaming

Mediavision’s analysis of the Nordic audiobook market shows that 2.3 million Nordic households subscribe to an audiobook streaming service. Growth in the region is mainly driven by Finland and Norway…

UK moots C4 sale; plans SVoD regulation

UK moots C4 sale; plans SVoD regulation

As part of an ongoing strategic review of the UK public service broadcasting system, the UK government will review the ownership model and remit of Channel 4 and consider tightening…

Report: DAB+ radio in 80% of new European cars

Report: DAB+ radio in 80% of new European cars

In the second half of 2020, over 80 per cent of new cars in key European markets came with DAB+ radio as standard – a dramatic increase on the same…

SiriusXM to borrow $2bn

SiriusXM to borrow $2bn

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM, helped in the knowledge that its latest satellite is on its way to orbit, is to raise $2 billion in the form of 4 per cent…

Report: Podcast ad opportunities in Europe and US

Report: Podcast ad opportunities in Europe and US

There are significant opportunities in podcast advertising in Europe and the US, according to Dataxis. In terms of audiences, the two continents have experienced strong growth since 2015. The podcast…

Success for SiriusXM and SpaceX

Success for SiriusXM and SpaceX

SpaceX launched a satellite into its transfer orbit on June 6th for US pay-radio broadcaster SiriusXM. The launch, SpaceX’s 18th so far this year, placed the 7500 lbs SiriusXM SXM-8…

SiriusXM teams with TikTok, Pandora

SiriusXM teams with TikTok, Pandora

TikTok, SiriusXM and Pandora are joining forces on the rollout of what they say is new and innovative content across each of their platforms. Creating listener experiences curated specifically for…

Deezer appoints Folgueira as CEO

Deezer appoints Folgueira as CEO

Deezer, the global audio streaming service, has announced that Jeronimo Folgueira has been appointed as the company’s new CEO. He takes over the position from Hans-Holger Albrecht who has been…

Ofcom consults on BBC Sounds’ market position

Ofcom consults on BBC Sounds’ market position

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom is consulting on its provisional views on the market position and impact of BBC Sounds, the Corporation’s streaming media and audio download service that includes live…

SiriusXM: “The most profitable audio company”

Jennifer Witz, pay-radio broadcaster SiriusXM’s CEO, told analysts that the business was the most profitable audio company in the world, and that SiriusXM had achieved record low Q1 churn (of…

Report: 15% Nordic adults listen to podcasts

Report: 15% Nordic adults listen to podcasts

In the Nordics, approximately 3 million people (equivalent to 15 per cent of the population 15–74-year-olds) listen to podcasts on an average day, according to Mediavision’s Q1 figures. Spotify and…

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