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France will get pay-radio in 2013

A French-backed scheme to launch satellite-based pay-radio is getting closer to operation. Last November, the French broadcasting regulator (Le Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel, CSA) announced its own beauty contest for…

FCC says ‘No’ to Liberty over Sirius-XM

Liberty Media owns 40 per cent of Sirius-XM and has made no secret that despite its shareholding influence over the pay-radio broadcaster, it would like to formally take ownership of…

Sirius-XM: Profits up 38%

Sirius-XM: Profits up 38%

There’s money in pay radio, implies Sirius-XM’s latest numbers. The broadcaster reported an extremely successful Q1 adding subscribers and boosting profits – although the bottom line was also helped by…

Sirius-XM rewards CEO Karmazin

While the BBC Trust is agonising over whether to pay its next Director General anything more than about £400,000 (c. $620,000) in annual salary and bonus, US pay-radio operator Sirius-XM…

WorldSpace relaunches in India

WorldSpace relaunches in India

Timbre Media, backed by music label HMV Saragama India, is now playing out its 10-channel all-music bouquet on Vodafone’s cellular system. WorldSpace India has been quietly recruiting staff over the…

Radioplayer iPhone and Android apps

Radioplayer iPhone and Android apps

Radioplayer, the online radio platform offering all the BBC and major commercial stations, is celebrating its one year anniversary by launching iOS and Android mobile apps. The platform went live…

Sirius-XM added 1.7m subs in 2011

Pay-radio operator Sirius-XM, which operates in North America, added 1.7 million net new subscribers last year, according to the company. Sirius-XM finished the year with almost 21.9 million subs, up…

Sirius-XM targets 100m cars

David Frear, CFO at US satellite radio broadcaster Sirius-XM predicts that its pay-radio service will be on the road to more than 100 million cars, vans and trucks by the…

Spotify opens platform to third party developers

Spotify opens platform to third party developers

Spotify, the digital music service, is seeking to emulate the success of Apple and Facebook by opening its platform to outside developers. Daniel Ek, Spotify founder and chief executive, said…

Virgin Media TiVo adds Spotify app

Virgin Media TiVo adds Spotify app

Virgin Media has confirmed that the Spotify TiVo app will be rolling out for all Virgin Media: TiVo customers. The new and exclusive app will enable all Spotify Premium customers…