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SiriusXM targets 185m vehicles

David Frear, CFO and SEVP at pay-radio operator SiriusXM, says the business now has more than 100 million vehicles on the road, and is targeting 185 million within the next…

Greece adds digital radio

Greek public broadcaster ERT has started test digital radio transmissions. ERT has added transmitters to its broadcast towers on Mt Ymittos which overlooks Athens. Test transmissions will use DAB+ technology…

SiriusXM dumps Bannon

Steve Bannon, formerly Donald Trump’s chief strategist, didn’t have the best of days on January 9th.  He lost his job as executive chairman of the controversial Breitbart News when its…

Spotify tops 70m subs; boosts Vivendi

Spotify tops 70m subs; boosts Vivendi

Music Business Worldwide (MBW) is reporting that music streaming service has added some 20 million paying subscribers since March last year. MBW says Spotify now counts 70 million subscribers. Equity…

BBC launches full voice service for smart speakers

The BBC has launched its first full voice app for voice-controlled smart speakers, an Amazon Alexa skill for Echo devices, with other smart speakers coming in future. It brings the…

YouTube launching subscription music service

YouTube will launch a new subscription music streaming service in March 2018, according to reports. Record label Warner Music Group has already signed on while Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music…

Arqiva completes BBC National DAB Phase 4 roll out

Arqiva, the UK communications infrastructure company, has announcd that phase 4 of the BBC National DAB roll out has now completed, with the switching on of a new transmitter at…

Consumer media usage at 50hrs weekly in 2017

Global consumer media usage & exposure, including all digital and traditional media combined, is on pace to grow an estimated 1.9 per cent to an average of 50 hours per…

Immedia launches DreamStream X radio platform

Immedia Group has announced its DreamStream X radio platform which allow brands to combine live audio and visual streaming through its own in-house entertainment platform direct to customer’s mobile phones.…

SpaceX raises an extra $100m

Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company has raised $100 million in fresh funding, according to a regulatory filing made on November 27th. An earlier cash-raising exercise this summer for the privately-held…