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Arabsat wins Morocco bundle

Arabsat has added a Moroccan television and radio Bouquet on BADR-4, which means that Arabsat viewers in the Middle East and North Africa as well as large parts of Europe will be able to view 8 new TVs channel and 6 radio channels. Khalid bin Ahmed Balkheyour, president/CEO of Arabsat stated that this bouquet was […]

July 7, 2011By Chris Forrester

Virgin Media partners with Spotify

Virgin Media has partnered with Spotify to offer its customers the streaming service via its web, TV and mobile offering. The long-awaited partnership is the first deal Spotify has done with an Internet service provider. The streaming service will be integrated into Virgin’s web and mobile offering using the same price brackets of £4.99 and […]

July 6, 2011

‘Worldspace India’ to re-launch

An Indian radio broadcaster, Timbre Media, has linked with music label Saregama in an attempt to relaunch a Worldspace-type satellite radio service over India. It has hired ex-Worldspace staff and will launch, according to The Hindu Business Line, “within 8 weeks”. Precise financial details have not been revealed but Timbre is taking a 10 per […]

July 6, 2011By Chris Forrester

Worldspace: yet another year passes

Last Friday June 17th another tedious Motion was submitted to the Delaware bankruptcy court in the long-running, never-ending saga that is “Worldspace Inc. Et al (Debtors)” and its chapter 11 proceedings. Worldspace was a would-be pay-radio operator which spent – and arguably wasted – billions in its attempt to match internationally what Sirius-XM had achieved […]

June 20, 2011

Radioplayer 5.7m users

The first figures released by the UK’s Radioplayer reveal the Internet service has achieved 5.7 million unique users over a four-week period, generating 22.5 million listening sessions. Total listening hours have been boosted by a 52 per cent increase in the number of stations included on the service since it formed, from 157 to 238 […]

June 1, 2011

Consumers demand music everywhere

Revenue growth in digital music dropped from 91 per cent in 2006 to 6 per cent in 2010, according to Parks Associates. While over 50 per cent of US broadband households prefer the computer as their digital music access point, proliferation of smart mobile and connected CE and new cloud-based delivery models are expanding music […]

May 27, 2011

Internet Radio and Connected Audio Devices over $1bn in 2011

Consumers will spend more than $1 billion on Internet Radio and Connected Home Audio Devices (CHAD) in 2011, according to the latest study from the Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices service. The report, “Internet Radio and Connected Home Audio Devices: Connecting Homes with Music,” found that total unit sales of global connected in-home audio device […]

April 20, 2011

Music Choice Europe sold

Music Choice Europe (MCE) is being bought by Montreal-based Stingray Digital. MCE currently has some 10 million subscribers listening to more than 70 commercial free audio services.  Stingray Digital is a privately-held business, established in 2007 by Eric Bioyko and Alexandre Taillefer.  In August last year it bought Concert TV, an interactive VOD service.  Terms […]

April 5, 2011From Chris Forrester @ MIP

Radioplayer goes live

Radioplayer, the BBC-backed internet radio service featuring hundreds of commercial stations, has gone live. Listeners can now access live streaming and on-demand content from hundreds of different radio stations – including BBC Radio 2 and Classic FM – in one place for the first time. Radioplayer is embedded onto each radio station’s website as a […]

March 31, 2011

Cumulus to buy Citadel for $2.5bn

Two of the largest radio station operators in the US are to combine, with Cumulus Media agreeing to buy Citadel Broadcasting for $2.5 billion. The deal will bring together almost 600 radio stations in 120 markets across the country, giving Cumulus a presence in eight of the top 10 markets. Cumulus chief executive Lew Dickey […]

March 11, 2011