Global Radio

  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. 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 ...

  3. U.K. Watchdog Recommends Liberalizing Media Ownership

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Britain's communications regulator recommended relaxing rules on ownership of local media to help commercial providers of regional news struggling to survive a slump in advertising. If approved by the government, the new rules recommended by ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Planet Rock Wins Sony Gold

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Threatened classic rock network Planet Rock was named digital station of the year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards last night. The station, which will be closed by owners GCap Media-themselves recently bought by Global Radio-unless a buyer comes f ...

  6. Brian May Goes Radio Ga Ga For Planet Rock

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT According to the lyrics to one of the more memorable songs in his canon, Queen's Brian May is a "champion." Now the famous guitarist is championing the cause of troubled British digital radio station Planet Rock. In a posting on the ...

  7. Chrysalis Group OKs Radio Sale

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Shareholders of U.K. media company Chrysalis Group have approved the sale of its subsidiary Chrysalis Radio to investment firm Global Radio for £170 million ($344 million) in cash. Proceeds from the sale will be used to cover debts incurred by the ...

  8. Chrysalis Plays Down Publishing Deal Reports

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Music has dismissed press reports which had claimed the independent entertainment firm was looking to sell its music publishing arm to Warner Music Group. "It's idle speculation, and nothing more than that," Chrysalis Musi ...