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Spotify, Samsung partnership

Spotify, Samsung partnership

Spotify has been named Samsung’s new go-to music service provider, which will give Samsung users a seamless listening experience between devices. According to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, the partnership with…

US broadcast adspend declines, but digital surging

At the close of the second fiscal quarter in the US and in the ramp up to the 2018 Midterm Elections, a report from Matrix Solutions shows that the US…

UK adspend grows 5.9% in Q1

The latest Advertising Association/WARC Expenditure Report has found that total UK adspend grew 5.9 per cent to £5.7 billion (€6.3bn) in Q1 2018, 1.3 percentage points ahead of forecast. Despite the…

Spotify premium subs up 40%

Spotify premium subs up 40%

Spotify, the music streaming service, has reported its Q2 results. The company said the quarter was largely in line with expectations, with some metrics performing at the high end of…

SiriusXM increases numbers

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM has had a good Q2 adding almost a half-million net new subscribers during the year and seeing churn reach its lowest-ever rate. “Self-pay subscribers exceeded 28 million…

Wimbledon audio streaming a success

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), hosts of The Wimbledon Tennis Championships, has streamed live audio coverage of matches to social media for the first time, registering almost 750,000…

WorldDAB Aftermarket Devices Working Group

WorldDAB has created a new Working Group, focused on the performance and user experience of aftermarket devices for DAB+ in the car. The Aftermarket Devices Working Group (ADWG) brings together…

Italian media market worth €14.75bn

Italian media market worth €14.75bn

The Italian media sector in 2017 achieved a turnover of €14.75 billion, down 0.9 per cent year-on-year, with TV and radio contributing €8.95 billion (-2 per cent). In the TV…

Naspers/Tencent to spin-off music business

Naspers/Tencent to spin-off music business

Tencent, China’s largest social media and gaming business, is to spin off its music division (Tencent Music Entertainment).  South Africa’s media conglomerate Naspers owns 31 per cent of Tencent. The…

EBU welcomes must-carry Code provisions

The EBU has welcomed a vote in the European Parliament vote that will update existing must-carry rules and provide for a wider choice of free-to-air radio content while on the…

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