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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…

TuneIn launches BetR Network

TuneIn launches BetR Network

TuneIn, the live global streaming and on-demand audio service, has announced the launch of The BetR Network, a 24/7 channel delivering the latest news, insights and analysis around the sports…

TuneIn stations on Apple Music, Siri

TuneIn, the live global streaming and on-demand audio service, has teamed with Apple to offer listeners access to TuneIn’s more than 100,000 global radio stations on all Siri-enabled devices and…

BBC: “Branded podcasts an effective means of advertising”

BBC: “Branded podcasts an effective means of advertising”

Branded podcasts are an effective means of advertising and a powerful addition to the marketing mix, generating real cut-through with audiences – particularly ad avoiders. In addition, their impact increases…

WWE launching Podcast Network

WWE launching Podcast Network

WWE and Endeavor Audio, the entertainment studio, have unveiled plans to launch a new WWE Podcast Network with several Superstar-focused series. “Storytelling is at WWE’s core, and we are eager…

Report: Devices important for music streaming growth

Report: Devices important for music streaming growth

After a dynamic few years in the music and audio industries, 2018 and the first half of 2019 have once again been marked by the continuous growth of global music…

SiriusXM settles class action

SiriusXM settles class action

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM was in trouble because of alleged breaches of the US Federal ‘Telephone Consumer Protection Act’. It meant potential breaches of Federal telemarketing rules and where consumers had…

Arqiva to be broken up?

Two years ago, UK-based transmission specialist Arqiva was contemplating a £6 billion (€6.5bn) IPO, but now reports are circulating that its owners are contemplating breaking the company up into its…

Research: Smart speakers boost digital listening to record high

Research: Smart speakers boost digital listening to record high

Digital listening share has increased to 56 per cent, up from 50.2 per cent in Q2 2018, boosted by the growing popularity of smart speakers and listening online and via…

SiriusXM benefits from Pandora

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM reported its Q2 numbers with revenues up $2 billion (up 38 percent), allowing it to buy in $898 million of its shares for cancellation. Its overall revenues…

Spotify adds Disney hub

Spotify adds Disney hub

Spotify users in the US, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can now find a designated hub for the music behind some of the most popular Disney…

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…

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