Digital Radio Update - January 7, 2010

January 7, 2010


Digital Radio Update

HD Radio Alliance and Ibiquity disagree, Liberty severs World Space India, Pure jumps the pond and Zune HD sales fade.

News

HD Radio Alliance Dubs IBOC Digital a "Good Deal More..."

Taking its cue from the economic downturn and freshly frugal consumers, the emphasis has shifted to more content and convenience with no fees.

...While Ibiquity's Struble Declares Radio's Dashboard Dominance in Doubt

Ibiquity's CEO Robert Struble says radio is no longer guaranteed a priority or even a presence in autos.

Business

Liberty Severs World Space India Service

The move effectively closes out the Indian operation and brought service to roughly 400,000 subscribers in the subcontinent to an end on Dec. 31.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: Alaska (January 2010)

There are 29 stations in The Last Frontier broadcasting 32 HD Radio channels.

Eye on IBOC

High Hopes for Zune HD Sales Fade with 2009

Amazon ranked the Zune HD 89th in its top 100 index.

Products

Pure Jumps Pond at CES

The European-based brand of digital and Internet radio appliances hopes to become familiar in the United States with five new products.


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