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Record year for DAB receiver sales

Record year for DAB receiver sales

Almost 12 million DAB receivers were sold in 2017 in Europe and Asia Pacific, a new record for yearly sales. Almost half (5.9 million) of the sales were for automotive…

SiriusXM beats expectations

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM added a net 330,000 new subscribers during its Q1 period, and this took its overall subscriber numbers to more than 33 million.  But the company said an…

Sky Q adds Spotify

Sky Q adds Spotify

Sky has announced that, effective immediately, the music-streaming Spotify app will be available via Sky Q. Anyone using the latest Sky STB will now be able to gain access to…

Sirius-XM “continuing to win”; adding video

Sirius-XM “continuing to win”; adding video

A letter to shareholders (and filed with the SEC) from SiriusXM’s CEO Jim Meyer painted a rosy picture of the company’s overall status, and reminding them that the pay-radio business…

Streaming drives global music revenues

Streaming drives global music revenues

2017 was a stellar year for the recorded music business, according to MIDiA research. Global recorded music revenues reached $17.4 billion in 2017 in trade values, up from $16 billion…

TalkSport takes England cricket tours from BBC

TalkSport takes England cricket tours from BBC

TalkSport has secured the free-to-air radio broadcast rights for the England cricket team’s forthcoming tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies, after outbidding the BBC Radio who have held…

Sweden embraces music streaming services

Sweden embraces music streaming services

Mediavision research finds that over 60 per cent of Swedish households subscribe to at least one service for music or TV streaming. And among the streaming households, almost half subscribe…

Australians prefer radio for breakfast; TV after dinner

Australians prefer radio for breakfast; TV after dinner

Overall media consumption in Australia is higher after dinner compared to breakfast time with 88 per cent of Australians consuming media after dinner compared to 75 per cent at breakfast.…

Norway FM switch-off a success

Just three months after FM was switched off in Norway, a listener survey shows the new digital stations have up to one third of all radio listening. Most radio listeners…

BBC radio sticking with FM

BBC radio sticking with FM

The BBC will stick with FM radio for the foreseeable future rather than switch over entirely to digital. BBC director of radio and music Bob Shennan, speaking at a conference…