Digital Radio Update - Dec 1, 2010

December 1, 2010


Digital Radio Update

UK DAB funding issues, iTunes radio app hoopla, Sirius/XM Canada, the HD Radio Alliance seeks new friends, and iBiquity releases Persona Radio App notes.

News

UK DAB Funding Issue in Play

Commercial radio group owners Global, Bauer, and UKRD turned down a flight of promotional spots touting the advantages of DAB radio.

iTunes Radio App Hoopla gives Cause to Pause

Jim Barcus posted the note in hopes of triggering a broadcaster backlash against Apple after discovering that iTunes had rejected 10 apps his company had developed for client stations.

Technology/Applications

iBiquity Releases Persona Radio Application Notes

iBiquity hopes the application can bring HD Radio the kind of cachet now reserved for online media platforms.

Business

Sirius, XM Tie Knot up North

The deal, structured as a stock and debt swap, is said to be valued at roughly half a billion dollars.

HD Radio Alliance Seeks New Friends

The Alliance promises to keep advancing HD Radio in 2011 with $110 million worth of no-charge spots.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: Rhode Island (December 2010)

There are 12 stations in the Ocean State broadcasting 15 HD Radio channels.


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