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Research: Broadcast radio still attracts US drivers

According to findings from Hub Entertainment Research, while digital options are increasingly important, ‘traditional’ media such as broadcast radio still play important roles for those on-the-go. The study, Media on the Move 2022, details what media devices Americans use while on the move: in their cars, on mass transit, or in the air. Key highlights […]

January 24, 2023

Spotify adds Rotana’s catalogue

Spotify and Rotana Music have signed a licensing agreement that will see Rotana’s once-exclusive music catalogue to be available on Spotify across the Middle East and North Africa, and other markets where the service is live. Rotana Music is owned by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a Saudi Arabian billionaire businessman, and its catalogue features some […]

January 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

BBC proceeds with local modernisation plans

The BBC says is taking the next steps to reshape local services after listening to audience feedback around proposals for local radio programming. In October 2022, proposals to modernise BBC local services were set out to boost online provision for 43 areas across the country, enhance local audio services on BBC Sounds and create a […]

January 18, 2023

MPs call for music streaming fairness

More focus is still needed on ensuring creators and performers receive a fairer cut of the money made from streaming music, according to a report from the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which calls for the establishment of a wide-ranging national strategy for music. The DCMS Committee’s recommendations follow an […]

January 13, 2023By Colin Mann

Jackson named BBC Radio 3 Controller

Sam Jackson has been announced as BBC Radio 3’s new Controller. Jackson will drive creative and managerial responsibility for the running of Radio 3 and the delivery of the annual BBC Proms, the celebrated classical music festival. Jackson started his career as a runner for the BBC Proms, and brings a wealth of experience in […]

January 13, 2023

iPlayer, BBC Sounds set festive records

Viewers and listeners flocked to BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds in record numbers over the festive period with millions also watching on BBC TV and listening on BBC Radio. On BBC iPlayer, every day across the ‘festive fortnight’ – December 20th to January 2nd – programmes were streamed more times on iPlayer this year than […]

January 5, 2023

NAO: ‘BBC’s key digital products performing well’

The BBC’s key digital products are performing well, according to the National Audit Office (NAO), the body that scrutinises public spending for the UK Parliament. To achieve its digital ambitions, the BBC will need to further develop its ‘digital-first’ plans, and consider whether it has sufficient resources to deliver its vision, says the NAO in […]

December 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Fox Weather on TuneIn

TuneIn, the live-streaming audio service in the US, and Fox News Audio have announced the expansion of their partnership which now includes Fox Weather for audio streaming. Already the home to Fox News Audio’s streaming content, this multi-year deal extension brings TuneIn listeners access to the expertise and insight of Fox Weather, featuring over 120 […]

December 7, 2022

Sweden: Podcast payments continue to increase

Consumer payments for podcasts increased by 50 per cent during the third quarter of 2022 in Sweden, compared to the same period last year according to Mediavision. Consequently, annual revenue from consumer payments on the Swedish podcast market is expected to surpass SEK 150 million (€13.7m) in 2022. The advertising market has also grown, but […]

December 6, 2022

Sirius XM cuts staff

SiriusXM, the US subscription radio service, is planning to cut its headcount amid a slowdown in growth. CEO Jennifer Witz informed staff that job reductions were possible in order to address economic uncertainty, including a long-term slowdown in sales, reports Bloomberg. SiriusXM reportedly has around 5,600 employees including those at the legacy satellite radio service, […]

December 2, 2022