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SiriusXM Q4 revenue up 4%

US pay-radio operator SiriusXM has announced its Q4 and full-year 2022 operating and financial results, including revenue of $2.28 billion (€2.09bn) and $9 billion, respectively. SiriusXM’s revenue was flat in the quarter compared to the prior year period, and increased by 4 per cent in 2022 compared to the prior year – this dragged down […]

February 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

BBC local radio increasing support for new music

The BBC will continue to champion local music across England with fresh plans for BBC Introducing on local radio and BBC Sounds. In the future, 20 new BBC Introducing programmes will broadcast across the BBC’s 39 local stations each week. For the first time ever these 20 shows will each broadcast twice a week (on […]

February 3, 2023

BBC proceeds with local modernisation plans

The BBC says is taking the next steps to reshape local services after listening to audience feedback around proposals for local radio programming. In October 2022, proposals to modernise BBC local services were set out to boost online provision for 43 areas across the country, enhance local audio services on BBC Sounds and create a […]

January 18, 2023

Sirius XM cuts staff

SiriusXM, the US subscription radio service, is planning to cut its headcount amid a slowdown in growth. CEO Jennifer Witz informed staff that job reductions were possible in order to address economic uncertainty, including a long-term slowdown in sales, reports Bloomberg. SiriusXM reportedly has around 5,600 employees including those at the legacy satellite radio service, […]

December 2, 2022

MPs to question BBC on local radio cuts

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to question BBC executives on the proposed cuts to local radio provision. The corporation announced plans at the end October 2022 for greater programme sharing among local stations, with a shift in investment away from broadcasting to digital content. Overall, the changes will result in […]

November 11, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Concerns over digital audio ad fraud

Integral Ad Science (IAS), a global player in digital media quality, has released its 2022 Amplifying Media Quality in Digital Audio Report. In partnership with YouGov, a global public opinion and data company, IAS surveyed US digital media experts  — including publishers, ad buyers, and adtech experts — on their expectations for digital advertising in […]

June 17, 2022

Record numbers using BBC Sounds

Data from the BBC shows there were a record 405 million plays of all audio on BBC Sounds, and a record total of 179 million plays for on-demand radio and podcasts in the first quarter of 2022. The average weekly BBC Sounds audience was also a record with 4.06 million across the app, website and […]

May 18, 2022

BBC retains live Premier League audio rights

BBC Radio 5 Live has retained its live audio commentary rights for the next three Premier League seasons (2022/23 to 2024/25). 5 Live has secured four of the seven rights packages available for the three seasons ahead. These packages provide 5 Live with live audio commentary rights to all Premier League matches at the following […]

May 10, 2022

Morocco’s MAP installs Lawo AoIP Infrastructure

Rabat-based Maghreb Arabe Presse (MAP), the Moroccan state-owned news agency founded in 1959, recently completed a transition to IP, with the installation of Lawo broadcast technology in their radio production studios. The project was performed by Lawo’s Morocco partner LTS Network, based in Casablanca. The extensive technical update encompasses three radio studios and two TV […]

April 6, 2022

A Very British Scandal, It’s A Sin win BPG Awards

Two TV dramas – A Very British Scandal and It’s A Sin – have taken top honours at this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, chosen by critics and journalists who write about TV and radio. It’s a Sin (Channel 4) was named Best Drama Series and its creator, Russell T Davies, won the BPG award […]

March 25, 2022