Broadcasting in the United Kingdom

  1. U.K. Radioplayer To Launch In December

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Around 50 radio stations will be available on a new U.K. Internet service, the Radioplayer, which provides access to BBC and commercial networks via a single online destination. Listeners will be able to search by station, program and genre and th ...

  2. NME Radio Taken Off DAB, Digital TV

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT NME Radio will no longer be broadcast on Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) radio or via digital TV. The network, which plays alternative rock, will continue via the NME.com website. But the departure from the two digital platforms is a blow for the ...

  3. Digital Radio U.K. Appoints Chairman

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital Radio U.K. has appointed Adam Singer as its chairman. The radio industry body tasked with preparing the U.K. for digital switchover said Singer will take up the role with immediate effect. He will work alongside chief executive Ford Ennals ...

  4. BBC, Commercial Radio Unveil Web Radioplayer

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST The publicly-funded BBC and the U.K. commercial radio sector have collaborated on a new online radio player. The U.K. Radioplayer, due for launch early next year, is intended to offer the output of every licensed U.K. radio station and to enable u ...

  5. A-ha To Play Commercial Radio Awards

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Multi-million selling Norwegian pop act a-ha will perform at the 2009 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards in London on June 5. The appearance precedes the U.K. release of the Universal Music act's ninth studio album, "Foot of the Mountain,&qu ...

  6. BBC, Commercial Radio Partner On Digital

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC and the commercial radio sector have forged a partnership designed to secure the future of digital radio in the U.K. The initiative between the license fee-funded BBC and commercial networks is set to establish the Radio Council, a body wh ...

  7. Radio 1 Rapped Over Coldplay Tour

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC has upheld a complaint from the U.K. commercial radio sector that the publicly financed national top 40 station Radio 1 appeared to be endorsing the Coldplay tour. It comes as Radio 1 unveils its live music and events program for 2009, inc ...

  8. PPL Responds To Radio Royalty Cut Call

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST PPL, the licensing body for U.K. performers and labels, has responded to comments by Global Radio chief executive Ashley Tabor in which he called for a "new balance" in the amount of revenue spent on music royalties. Commercial radio sta ...

  9. U.K.'s DCMS Prepares For A Digital Radio Future

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Department of Culture, Media and Sport has established a taskforce to assist in the nationwide transition from analog to digital radio. The Digital Radio Working Group will comprise key stakeholders including Ofcom, Brit ...

  10. U.K. Commercial Radio Calls For Immediate Deregulation

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s commercial radio stations have called on independent regulator Ofcom to speed up the rate of change in the sector. RadioCentre -- the body that represents 320 U.K. commercial radio stations -- today (July 4) gave its response to Of ...