Broadcasting

  1. BBC Radio 1 To Air Mid-Week Chart

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. national top 40 station BBC Radio 1 is to air a mid-week sales chart in addition to its weekly chart countdown. Presenter Greg James will present the "Official Chart Update" from 3.30pm to 4pm every Wednesday, from March 10. It will ...

  2. YouTube Bows Video Playlist Service

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST YouTube quietly launched a playlist creation tool called the YouTube Music Discovery Project, otherwise dubbed " Disco ." It looks like a standard search tool, where users enter in the name of an artist they like and then click the " ...

  3. Business Matters: Sirius XM, Tower Records, Joel Tenenbaum and More

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Sirius XM ’s subscribers and free cash flow were both ...

  4. BBC's U2 Promo 'Inappropriate'

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST The BBC has been criticized by its editorial complaints unit over its coverage of U2 for its "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) campaign. The publicly funded U.K. broadcaster breached guidelines by using a "U2=BBC" on ...

  5. Op-Ed: Instant Replay

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Founder/principal of Hispanic USA, a marketing and communications firm based in Miami. They say if you stick around long enough, you can see history repeat itself. That's exactly the case with the current debate surrounding Arbitron's Po ...

  6. Arbitron Reveals Reason for Skarzynski's Exit

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST As Arbitron introduced William Kerr, the ratings firm's new president and CEO during a noon conference call (Jan. 12), the company came clean on why Michael Skarzynski was forced to exit. News of Skarzynski's resignation for "violat ...

  7. Latin Briefs: Jazmin Lopez, Mun2, Border Media Partners

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST - Fonovisa duranguense artist and MTV Tr3s "ReMexa" host Jazmin Lopez has affiliated with SESAC Latina . Lopez, whose 2009 "Jazmin" album was a set of covers, is planning a new album this quarter with the goal of including some ...

  8. Latin Briefs: Mega TV, Churchill Media, Eastlan Ratings

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST - Spanish Broadcasting System's Mega TV is launching in Chicago, Dallas, Fresno and Palm Springs, Calif. on Jan. 11. The entertainment channel will be broadcast on Chicago's WOCK Channel 13, Comcast Channel 599 and AT&T U-Verse Chann ...

  9. Arbitron Moves Up Cell-Phone-Only Measurement Increase

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Arbitron has moved up its scheduled date for increasing its cell-phone-only household samples in markets that still use diaries to measure ratings. By spring 2010, Arbitron says 15% of its diary sample will come from households that use a cell pho ...

  10. NME Radio To Go National On DAB

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock radio network NME Radio will launch on national DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) radio, effective Dec. 22. The eight-month trial period commences at 7am GMT. It launched on DAB in London only in May 2009. "Since launch, NME R ...

  11. Veteran KDKA Host Fred Honsberger Dies

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Veteran KDKA Radio personality Fred Honsberger died this morning (Dec. 16) at his home in Monroeville, Penn. He was 58. Honsberger joined KDKA in Pittsburgh in 1979 after working as a news anchor at sister station KYW in his hometown of Philadelph ...

  12. EMI Music Canada Partners With Stingray Digital

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Canada has inked a multi-year, multi-platform deal with Montreal-based Stingray Digital to add content its Galaxie Music Video on Demand service. Galaxie Music Videos on Demand service was launched on Rogers Digital Cable in September, a ...

  13. Latin Briefs: Austin's New Regional Mexican Radio, Manu Chao

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Emmis Communications will unveil a new regional Mexican station in Austin, Texas, on Monday, Nov. 30. The new station will replace an adult-alternative format on 107.1 FM. Beginning today (Nov. 20), the adult-alternative format is simulcasting on ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Radio Disney Kids Ratings Up

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Radio Disney's network for kids, tweens and families, continued to gain listeners in 2009. The network's ratings, up 11 percent over 2008, reaches 22.2 million listeners 6 and older, and 6.8 million kids 6-14, according to a Radio Disney ...

  16. BBC, MPA Deal Boosts Classical Audience

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST A new deal signed between the British Broadcasting Corporation and the MPA (Music Publishers Association), acting on behalf of its members, is enabling the BBC to grow its global audience for contemporary classical music. The agreement was brokere ...

  17. Minority Radio Ownership Stagnant

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Although the number of FCC-licensed radio stations has increased in the past three years, minority radio ownership has remained flat during that time period, according to a study released by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) ...

  18. CBS To Extend Four Radio Brands Beyond Local Markets

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio announced a new strategy Friday (Oct. 30) that will extend four of its iconic radio brands beyond their local markets. Taking advantage of HD Radio technology, the four stations WFAN-AM Sportsradio in New York, World Famous KROQ-FM in Lo ...

  19. 'Gabriel: Amor Inmortal' Set For DVD Release

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Gabriel: Amor Inmortal," the Mega TV series starring pop star Chayanne as a vampire, will be out on DVD Feb. 9. The $29.99 boxed set will include all the series' episodes, behind-the-scenes footage and music videos with songs by Ch ...

  20. PRISA Takes Stake In V-me

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish language media giant PRISA (Promotora de Informaciones, S.A.), has purchased a 12% stake of V-me media, the U.S. based company that owns Spanish-language network V-me. PRISA is a leading multi-media company with operations in 22 countries. ...

  21. N.Y. Accreditation Deadline Looms For Arbitron's PPM

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT More fireworks could be in store for Arbitron’s portable people meter service. This Thursday (Oct. 15) is the deadline for Arbitron to get Media Rating Council accreditation for its service in New York or face the possibility of renewed action by ...

  22. Jackson's 'This Is It' Rules U.K. Airplay

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's posthumous radio single "This Is It" (Sony Music Entertainment) is currently No. 1 on the U.K. Radio Airplay Chart (week to date) and given its performance to date is likely to top the final Airplay Chart on Sunday ...

  23. BSkyB Launches Digital Music Service

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Almost 15 months after first announcing the service with Universal as the first major on board, leading pay-TV provider and Internet Service Provider BSkyB is finally about to launching its digital music service. Sky Songs offers access to over 4 ...

  24. The Arch Ends CBS Radio's Dominance In St. Louis

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With a little help from the portable people meter, WARH-FM, Bonneville's Classic Hits station in St. Louis has ended the 40-year ratings dominance by KMOX-AM, the heritage News/Talk station owned by CBS Radio. WARH, known as "The Arch,&q ...

  25. Robbie Williams Is U.K.'s Latest Giveaway

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams is the latest artist to give away his music through a tie-in with a U.K. national newspaper. The Oct. 11 issue of the weekly Mail on Sunday newspaper will contain a free Williams compilation titled "Songbook." The album f ...

  26. Latin Briefs: Berklee, Telehit, Regional Mexican Radio

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Berklee College of Music and Spanish composers' society SGAE will hold a televised singer-songwriter competition at Mexico City's Lunario auditorium Oct. 7. "Berklee Canta en Español" will feature six competitors (Berklee alum ...

  27. DJ AM Series Still In Play At MTV

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV intends to air DJ AM's drug-intervention reality series that was shot just before he died. The status of "Gone Too Far" has been in question since DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, was found dead last month in his New Yo ...

  28. Nashville's WSM To Debut 'Live From The Loveless'

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country music station WSM 650-AM is bringing "Music City Roots: Live from the Loveless Café" to the airwaves. The weekly show will highlight Nashville's rich musical history and harken back to WSM's live music programming heyda ...

  29. BBC May Sell Off Part Of BBC Worldwide

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC director general Mark Thompson said that selling off part of the corporation's commercial arm BBC Worldwide is being considered as an option. Thompson told the Guardian that a part-privatization of BBC Worldwide is being mulled as a part ...

  30. Canadian Publishers Suing XM Satellite Radio

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canadian music publishers are suing XM Satellite Radio seeking unpaid royalties dating back to 2005. CSI, a group representing the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) and Montreal-based Society for Reproduction Rights of Autho ...

  31. Liberman Preps New Talent Show, $100K To Winner

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Liberman Broadcasting will launch a new 13-week talent show in early October to air on its new Spanish-language network, Estrella TV. "Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento" will feature everyone from singers and dancers to jugglers and magicians ...

  32. SoundExchange, Public Broadcasting Reach Deal

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting have announced an agreement to govern royalty rates for webcasting through 2015. Under the agreement, CPB will pay SoundExchange a total of $2.4 million for the term 2011-2015, based upon a ...

  33. Steve Lamacq Departs Radio 1

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster Steve Lamacq is departing national top 40 station BBC Radio 1 after 16 years. Lamacq has been introducing the Radio 1 audience to alternative, indie and rock music since he partnered with Jo Whiley on "The Evening Session.&qu ...

  34. BBC Radio 1 At Nine-Year High

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The last quarter saw U.K. Top 40 network BBC Radio 1 score its highest listening figures for nine years. According to official audience research figures from Radio Joint Audience Research Ltd (RAJAR) covering the three-month period March 30-June 2 ...

  35. GAO Joins Crowd Looking Into Arbitron's PPM

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Will Arbitron's headache over the rollout of its portable people meter service ever end? The latest regulatory body to scrutinize the PPM service for its affect on minority radio stations is the Government Accountability Office. Earlier this ...

  36. London Lunchtime, Evening Showcase Launches

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A monthly London showcase featuring two slots for new acts has launched at the Social venue. It aims to reach producers at nearby national radio networks BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2. The venue is located near both top 40 station Radio 1 and AC network ...

  37. U2 Equals Global BBC TV Sales Push

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC Worldwide Music, part of the commercial arm of U.K. broadcaster the BBC, has unveiled two major new U2 shows that it is making available for sale to international broadcasters. The programs include the Irish band's roof-top performance on ...

  38. CBS To Flip Format Of Influential Rock Station WBCN

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When iconic radio station WBCN (104.1 FM) flips formats Aug. 13 it will mark the first time since Lyndon Johnson's presidency that the station will be missing from the Boston rock radio landscape. For more than 40 years WBCN helped define loc ...

  39. Florida A.G. Files Suit Against Arbitron

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron's problems with the rollout of its portable people meter service just won't go away. The Florida Attorney General Tuesday (July 14) filed suit against Arbitron in an attempt to prevent the ratings company from releasing its port ...

  40. NYC's La Kalle To Move To 96.3 In Radio License Swap

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New York Times Co. sold its famed New York City classical music radio station WQXR-FM Monday in a deal that will net the indebted publisher $45 million. The agreement involves subsidiaries of Univision Radio Inc., the Spanish-language broadcas ...

  41. BBC Worldwide: Huge Demand For 'TOTP' Return

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Three years after it was pulled from the BBC schedules after 42 years, BBC Worldwide says there is "huge demand" for the iconic weekly music countdown "Top of the Pops" among global TV broadcast partners. The show ended on July ...

  42. French Media Group NRJ Moves Into Canada

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French media group NRJ is entering the Canadian market through a licensing agreement with Canadian group Astral Media Radio. Starting Aug. 24, the 10 radio channels of the Quebec-based ENERGIE network will be rebranded NRJ. This partnership will a ...

  43. Lady Gaga Tops BBC Interactive Glasto Results

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga was the most popular artist on the BBC's online Glastonbury service, as the U.K. broadcaster achieved record numbers for its interactive coverage of the British festival. Viewers could watch 'on demand' through the dedicat ...

  44. SBS Launches Debut Digital

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System launched Monday (July 6) an integrated co-branding package for music artists called Debut Digital. The package allows artists to market their music across SBS' Mega TV Network, 21 radio stations and bilingual Inter ...

  45. Latin Briefs: Mobile Spending Dips, 'La Tremenda' Flips

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Cell phone users in Mexico spent less on mobile services in the first quarter of this year due to the economic crisis as well as a reduction in rates. Citing statistics from Mexico's federal telecommunications commission, Movilsur reports ...

  46. MTV Networks Lays Off 50 Staffers

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks has trimmed the staff of its MTV Music Group and gay-oriented Logo division. About 50 employees were laid off Tuesday, representing 1% of MTV Networks' workforce. "The current economic climate dictates we continue to look fo ...

  47. Aleks Syntek Kicks Off Second Season Of 'Estudio Billboard' Tonight

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT “Estudio Billboard,” the in-depth, one-hour music interview show that airs on the V-me network, kicks off its second season today with an in-depth interview with award-winning singer/songwriter Aleks Syntek. Syntek will be one of 13 top Latin acts ...

  48. Univision Refuses to Encode Signals in New PPM Areas

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT What will happen to the Miami radio market when as much as 20 percent of the audience simply disappears from the ratings? That’s the scenario advertisers face July 16 when Arbitron publishes its first portable people meter ratings in Miami, San Di ...

  49. Commercial Radio Backs U.K. Digital Upgrade

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. commercial radio sector has reacted positively to a government plan to upgrade the country to digital by 2015. The proposal was contained in the Digital Britain report, which has given the industry a government endorsement of the DAB plat ...

  50. Classical Web Portal Dilettante Expands

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Classical Music Web community Dilettante has entered into the second phase of its development, introducing new ticketing, media and retail partners, video tutorials, a new personalized homepage, Dilettante Radio, a discussion forum and Dilettante ...

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