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AudioUK raises concerns over BBC competition

AudioUK, the trade body for independent audio production companies, has responded to the BBC confirming that it will be moving a significant part of its speech audio production to BBC Studios by April 2024. This will mean the BBC will be competing against the independent audio production sector to make audio content, including podcasts, for […]

November 7, 2023

Coimisiún na Meán additional funding for Ireland radio

Ireland’s new media regulator and media development agency, Coimisiún Na Meánm has approved funding of €2.4 million for the independent commercial radio sector under the Sound & Vision 4 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Allocations to individual radio stations range from €35,000 to €95,000. The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, […]

November 7, 2023

SiriusXM Q3 flat; enhancements coming

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM declared Q3 revenues were flat at $2.27 billion (€2bn), just short of the $2.29 billion expected.Nevertheless, the company confirmed the increased quarterly dividend of $0.1064 per share which converts to a yield of 2.5 per cent. In summary, SiriusXM earnings growth was -3.98 per cent, a slight improvement on the same […]

November 2, 2023By Chris Forrester

SiriusXM ups dividend ahead of merger

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM says it will boost its quarterly cash dividend to shareholders by 10 per cent. Sirius XM Holdings Inc, the parent company, announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0266 per share reflecting an increase of approximately 10 per cent over the previous quarter’s dividend. This regular quarterly […]

October 27, 2023

SiriusXM, Fox News extend broadcast deal

SiriusXM, the US pay-radio service, and Fox News Media have announced a new long-term agreement to continue carrying Fox News Channel (FNC), Fox Business Network (FBN) and Fox News Headlines 24/7 exclusively across SiriusXM’s platforms. Additionally, Fox News On-Demand Audio will remain available on the SiriusXM app. Jay Wallace, President and Executive Editor of Fox […]

October 25, 2023

SiriusXM upgrade planned

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM, in the process of being fully absorbed by Liberty Media, is about to unveil a new-look streaming tool, mobile App and in-car innovations as well as a new logo. An event is scheduled for November 8th when the full portfolio will be showcased to press and shareholders. The need for a […]

October 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

Podcasts on YouTube Music UK

YouTube has launched a new Podcasts destination page on YouTube Music in the UK, which will provide an expansion as to how users can consume podcasts. Users now have the ability to watch and listen to podcasts on YouTube Music without requiring a paid membership, pivoting between an audio and audiovisual experience with the ability […]

October 10, 2023

BBC launching Amazing Sport Stories podcast

The BBC World Service and BBC Sounds have announced the launch of a new podcast, Amazing Sport Stories. A BBC press release said: “This is about sport but not as you know it. Think underdogs, myths and drama. There are other podcasts about champions, team news and millionaire superstars  – this one is about courage, […]

October 10, 2023

Liberty Media proposes SiriusXM merger

Liberty Media, which already controls US pay-radio service SiriusXM, plans to combine the two businesses, and then spin-off the radio company in a typical move by cable giant John Malone. The proposed scheme aims to spin off (or “split off”, in the words of the proposal) the then Liberty SiriusXM Group or LSXM, the group […]

September 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

Buffy cast reunites for audio episode

Audible, a creator and provider of audio storytelling, has announced the first ever audio original set in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe. Slayers: A Buffyverse Story is set to premiere October 12th, twenty years after the finale of seminal TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The audio original was written by original cast member […]

September 13, 2023By Nik Roseveare