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Infinite Dial 2020 shows Australian radio among the most heavily consumed in the world

Wednesday 20 May, 2020

The Infinite Dial Australia 2020 study released today by Edison Research shows 82% of Australians aged 12 and over listened to radio over the air, online or via catch-up podcasts in the last week, holding steady with last year’s 83% figure.

CRA and GfK add an online survey for the Cap Cities

Tuesday 19 May, 2020

GfK will move to an online survey for the five major capital city markets while the official radio ratings are on hold due to COVID-19.

Podcast downloads hit a new weekly high in Australia

Thursday 14 May, 2020

The Australian Podcast Ranker for April, released today, shows downloads of the top 100 podcasts hit a new average weekly high of 5.5 million in the month, up 14 per cent on the previous result, while the All-Australian Top 100 list reached 3.9 million average weekly downloads, up 10 per cent.

The finalists for the Sirens have been announced

Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Finalists for the 16th annual Siren Awards have been announced ahead of a special virtual awards event to be held on 28 May.

Will regional stations get a pass on local content quotas?

Wednesday 06 May, 2020

Gathering local content for regional radio stations is becoming more difficult as the COVID-19 crisis affects the ability of station staff to assemble content as many are working from home and some newsrooms have reduced staff numbers.

Commercial Radio Australia is asking the Federal Government for relief from the current local content regulation for the 220 stations broadcasting in regional areas.

Commercial radio says disclosure requirements should be modernised

Thursday 30 April, 2020

Commercial Radio Australia has recommended that disclosure requirements should be reviewed and modernised in line with the Government’s aim to move to a more platform-neutral regulatory framework across media.

Commercial radio urges action over tech titans’ control of data

Wednesday 29 April, 2020

The commercial radio industry has raised concerns about Google and Facebook’s increasing monopolisation of the collection and control of customer data harvested from ads and content on digital platforms operated by radio stations.
In its submission to the Ad Tech Inquiry, Commercial Radio Australia urged the ACCC to look closely at any attempts by Google and Facebook to limit access to data in the ad tech chain, which would result in a concentration of data in the hands of the digital giants.

Australian Commercial Radio Awards will be different in 2020

Tuesday 28 April, 2020

The 32nd annual ACRA’s will go ahead later this year but in a different format to the traditional ceremony as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commercial Radio Australia says changes have to be made due to Government restrictions on interstate travel and event size.
The event had been due to take place on the Gold Coast in October but now CRA is investigating the best format for this year, which may be as a virtual or online event.

Google and Facebook will have to pay for Australian news content

Monday 20 April, 2020
The ACCC has been ordered by the Morrison Government to develop a mandatory code of conduct to govern commercial dealings between tech giants and news media companies.
The code would require platforms like Facebook and Google to pay news media businesses for the content they produce.

TSL for radio is up during COVID19: GfK

Monday 20 April, 2020

Radio listeners are spending more time with radio throughout COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, listening on average for around 1 hour 46 minutes longer per week compared to the weeks prior to the lockdown.
This is according to a GfK analysis of ratings data collected during GfK’s Radio Ratings Survey 2 period and looking at a three-week timeframe before the initiation of Government restrictions compared to a three-week period during the lockdown.1


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