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SiriusXM hit with $150m lawsuit

North American pay-radio operator SiriusXM has been hit with a $150 million (€138m) claim from SoundExchange alleging unpaid royalties and late payments. The action was started in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that SiriusXM used an artificially low revenue calculation to determine payments by ascribing “excessive […]

August 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

SiriusXM Q2 revenues flat

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM, owned by Liberty Media, generated $2.25 billion (€2.06bn) for the quarter-year which ended on June 30th. This was the same as revenues a year ago. Subscriber numbers were level at 34 million. However, SiriusXM’s Pandora streaming service lost subscribers and fell to 47.4 million, down from 50.5 million a year ago. […]

August 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

Audible, National Theatre release News Voices podcast

National Theatre and Audible have released a new podcast, New Voices, featuring ten plays from shortlisted and winning New Views. The New Voices series aims to celebrate and platform the next generation of writing talent from across the UK. The plays, originally written by young people for the National Theatre’s New Views programme, have been […]

August 3, 2023

ITV renews podcast deal with Global

Global, the Media & Entertainment Group, has retained the exclusive ad sales contract with ITV and will continue to represent the broadcaster’s podcast portfolio via DAX, its digital advertising exchange. This year, ITV launched the first I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! podcast hosted by iconic past campmates Scarlett Moffatt and Seann Walsh. The […]

August 1, 2023

Research: Audio enhances media buyers’ plans

GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, has revealed the findings of its Europe Digital Audio Advertising Report 2023 produced by GroupM Nexus in partnership with advertising industry trade body IAB Europe. The report found two-thirds (66 per cent) of buyers plan to invest more in audio in the next 12 months. The report is based on […]

July 25, 2023

MPs back Media Bill radio protection measures

The UK Government should include measures to protect radio when it introduces the Media Bill to address the risk to the industry of larger platforms controlling access to stations and driving listeners elsewhere, according to the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. The Committee’s recommendation is contained in its first report following its […]

July 21, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC World Service launching daily news podcast

The BBC World Service has announced the launch of a new daily news podcast primarily aimed at 16 to 24 year olds across the globe. The podcast, titled What in the World, launches on July 31st. The podcast will be available daily, Mondays to Fridays, and each episode will ask: “What in the world is […]

July 19, 2023

MPs to question Sky, Google, SVoDs

The UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to question representatives of streaming and on-demand TV and audio services as part of the Committee’s continuing scrutiny of the draft Media Bill. The first panel, featuring Amazon, Netflix and Sky, will focus partly on the obligations imposed on services by the proposed Video-on-Demand Code. The […]

June 26, 2023By Colin Mann

Radiocentre unveils action plan for radio’s future

Radiocentre, the trade body for the UK commercial radio sector, is extending its remit as part of a new action plan aimed at making the UK a world leader in radio and audio in the digital age. The plan, Commercial Radio: Stronger than Ever, will see Radiocentre promote all forms of audio owned and operated […]

June 21, 2023By Colin Mann

SiriusXM launches Moonbug Radio

SiriusXM, the US pay-radio service, has announced the launch of Moonbug Radio, an exclusive new year-round channel in collaboration with Moonbug Entertainment, a subsidiary of Candle Media. Moonbug Radio is available immediately and features hit music from kids’ favourite shows such as CoComelon,Blippi and more. The channel is available to subscribers in their cars (channel […]

June 8, 2023