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SiriusXM to pay special dividend

North American pay-radio operator SiriusXM reported its quarterly numbers on February 1st (to December 31st) and said it had gained a net 55,000 self-paying subscribers in Q4. That’s the good news. The bad news was that its Pandora streaming music division lost 128,000 subs during final quarter of the year. Drilling down into its end-of-year […]

February 2, 2022By Chris Forrester

SiriusXM acquires Cloud Cover

North American pay-radio operator SiriusXM has bought Cloud Cover and its business music portfolio. The service, Cloud Cover Music, will join subsidiary Sirius XM Radio, which already offers its own SiriusXM Music for Business and Pandora for Business in a wider commercial music portfolio. Cloud Cover employs business management, music programming, licensing, and software development […]

January 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Study: Car buyers say broadcast radio should be standard

Broadcast radio continues to dominate as the most preferred source of in-car entertainment across the globe, according to a new international study from Edison Research. Ninety per cent of the survey respondents say a broadcast radio tuner should be standard equipment in every car, a trend that is consistent across age groups, indicating strong demand […]

November 10, 2021

BBC Radio to launch Indie Development Fund

Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer, has announced the launch of a fund specifically targeted at the audio Independent Production Community. The Radio Indie Development Fund will see £250,000 annually allocated to back talented independent production companies, specifically supporting the BBC’s strategic priorities, with a current focus on its Across the UK plans and ambitious […]

November 4, 2021

SiriusXM tops target numbers

US pay-radio operator, SiriusXM – majority owned by John Malone’s Liberty Media – has posted revenues of $2.2 billion (€1.9bn) for its 3rd quarter ended September 2021. This compares to year-ago revenues of $2.03 billion (up 9 per cent). The company has topped consensus revenue estimates four times over the last four quarters. The company […]

November 1, 2021By Chris Forrester

BBC extends Six Nations audio rights

BBC Radio will continue to broadcast the men’s Six Nations Championship between 2022-2025, following an agreement between the BBC and tournament organisers. As per previous years, every home nation game throughout the competition will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 Live or 5 Live Sports Extra, with all commentaries also available on BBC Sounds […]

October 21, 2021

National DAB+ launched in France

France has launched two new national multiplexes that will broadcast 25 DAB+ stations, including national services from Radio France and leading private broadcasters, to metropolitan regions in France. The initiative allows millions of people to benefit from a wider range of national and regional radio stations, improved audio quality, station / programme information and slideshow […]

October 13, 2021By Colin Mann

SiriusXM predicted to hit $2.17bn in sales

A report from Zachs Investment Research says that pay-radio broadcaster SiriusXM is expected to report quarterly sales of $2.17 billion (€1.8bn). The consensus is that the US pay-radio broadcaster will manage a range of between $2.15-$2.19 billion. This same quarter last year SiriusXM reported sales revenues of $2.03 billion. The uplift this quarter-year suggests an […]

October 11, 2021By Chris Forrester

Ofcom sets out radio spectrum strategy

Supporting innovation is at heart of UK comms regulator Ofcom’s new strategy for how it will manage the nation’s airwaves over the next decade. People and businesses rely on wireless services every day. Whether it’s delivering our news, connecting us to friends and family, automating factories or even monitoring changes in the natural world – […]

July 19, 2021By Colin Mann

M6 Group selects Quortex I/O to stream digital radio services

M6 Group, the French plurimedia group offering a broad range of programmes, products and services, has selected Quortex to stream its radio services throughout the world, using the Quortex I/O SaaS offering. Alongside its strong standing in the TV and video industry, M6 has three radio stations in the French private radio industry: RTL, RTL2 […]

June 23, 2021