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SiriusXM tops own expectations

Pay-radio service SiriusXM says that 2019 delivered almost 1 million subscribers over and above its 34 million subs-target for last year. Consequently, the radio broadcaster is raising its own guidance…

StarzPlay partners with podcast specialist Finyal Media

StarzPlay, the SVoD service, has partnered with Finyal Media, the MENA Arabic production business specialised in podcast creation, to produce an Arabic podcast Series. The announcement follows StarzPlay’s increasing focus…

BBC Sounds draws record listeners

BBC Sounds draws record listeners

A surge in podcast listening, including big hits such as The Missing Cryptoqueen, That Peter Crouch Podcast and Tunnel 29, has helped drive record listeners to BBC Sounds. The BBC…

DAB digital radio sales reach 82m globally

WorldDAB’s latest market report reveals that by the end of Q2 2019, over 82 million consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific – up from…

Sony/Warner battle TuneIn over ‘UK infringements’

A copyright infringement dispute between Warner Music and Sony against streaming service TuneIn Radio, filed in 2017, alleges that some 800 unlicensed TuneIn music streams were available in the UK,…

U2 to launch channel on SiriusXM and Pandora

U2 to launch channel on SiriusXM and Pandora

Irish rock band U2 will create an exclusive radio channel on both SiriusXM and streaming service Pandora. The announcement was made by the band themselves, live from The Joshua Tree…

France: Médiamétrie radio & podcast audience measurement

Médiamétrie has launched audience measurement for catch-up radio (content listened to after broadcast) and native podcasts (original audio content). This measurement provides subscribers with key indicators on the audience of…

Stingray Music secures major hospitality contract

Stingray Music secures major hospitality contract

Swedish streaming innovator Nenda has signed a deal with Stingray, a music, media and technology company, to provide on-demand entertainment from Stingray Qello, Stingray DJAZZ and Stingray Classica to the…

XITE music app on Sky Q

XITE music app on Sky Q

Sky Q is bringing the best music apps together with the launch of the new XITE app –  an interactive music video platform where users can discover, curate and play…

SiriusXM up, Pandora down

SiriusXM up, Pandora down

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM reported revenues up 7 per cent for its Q3 trading and the broadcaster touched the $2 billion (€1.8bn) revenue mark for the first time ever, and…

NFL joins music streaming platforms

NFL joins music streaming platforms

The NFL has launched a unique content experience available on a variety of music streaming platforms. Through the NFL’s page or channel on these platforms, sports fans will have access…

Marvel, SiriusXM enter multi-year podcast deal

Marvel, SiriusXM enter multi-year podcast deal

SiriusXM, the US pay-radio service, and Marvel have announced a multi-year agreement under which Marvel will create a substantial amount of exclusive podcasts for SiriusXM and Pandora. In Marvel’s biggest…

SiriusXM facing Worldspace patent problems

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM is facing further problems in an argument with Germany’s Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft over a dispute which concerns SiriusXM’s technology on its satellite radio transmissions. Fraunhofer had filed a…

Survey: Australians overwhelmed by streaming options

Australian consumers are feeling overwhelmed with the number of content streaming options available in the media landscape, according to Deloitte’s eighth annual Media Consumer Survey. The streaming battleground has confused audiences,…

Deezer to mount IPO?

Streaming music service deezer is reported to be considering mounting an IPO in about 18 months’ time. The France-based service is run by Hans-Holger Albrecht and backed financially by Saudi…

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