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A mission to reach new young audiences on new platforms: BBC Sounds launched at #IRFradiofest

Friday 02 November, 2018
BBC Radio has just launched the new BBC Sounds app, which showcases live and catch up radio, plus podcasts and specially commissioned content to British audiences.
The new app is targeted at young audiences who are no longer listening to traditional radio sets.
Speaking at the International Radio Festival, the BBC’s Paul Smith outlined the strategy for the new app.

Absolute Radio, a ten year old over achiever #IRFradiofest

Thursday 01 November, 2018
  • A record 4.9 million listeners per week
  • 1.2 million listeners added in the past 3 years
  • No 1 UK commercial radio breakfast show
  • More awards than any other UK Commercial radio station.

At today’s International Radio Festival conference in Malta, Absolute Radio’s content director Paul Sylvester shared the secrets of the success of the UK’s youngest commercial network.

Radio keeps advancing with new technology: Joanna Spitteri #IRFradiofest

Thursday 01 November, 2018
At the opening of today’s International Radio Festival Conference, Joanna Spitteri CEO of the Malta Broadcasting Authority, welcomed delegates to her island and spoke about radio in Malta.
There are 13 National Broadcaster stations in Malta and 24 long term community radio stations in the country.
There are 10 more short term special event stations and 4 local commercial stations. All stations have been on DAB+ since 1991.
Before 1991 there was only the public service broadcaster stations.

Radio's resurgence fits today’s earphone generation: #IRFradiofest

Thursday 01 November, 2018
Steve Ahern reports from the International Radio Festival in Malta.

International Radio Festival leads the way with Blockchain for radio

Tuesday 02 October, 2018

The use of Blockchain technology in the audio world will be explored at the International Radio Festival’s Audio Conference in Malta on 1st November. 

Cliff Fluet will present the session and lead the way in the exploring how Blockchain can benefit the radio industry and what it might mean for audio and other creative businesses.

Cliff says the potential impact of Blockchain is "staking a claim as being the most talked-about disruptor."

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