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Streaming back on some regional stations

Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Stations in some key regional markets have turned their audio streams back on this week.

Larger markets such as Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Wollongong, Dubbo and Gelong are now back on the internet and their app streams.
Grant Broadcasting and SCA appear to have resumed in bigger markets.


Young people moving from radio to online to find new music

Wednesday 26 August, 2015

US research company Edison Research has found that young people are now using the internet more than radio to find new music.

Edison Research's latest study began by dividing the US population into nearly equal parts using typical demographic groups. 

Millennials, are defined as those between 13 and 34, are one-third of the population. The 35-54 group is also one-third, and the 55+ age group is one-third as well.

PPCA copyright case back in court this week

Sunday 31 May, 2015

Commercial Radio Australia's case against the PPCA over capped copyright fees returns to the Copyright Tribunal this Monday.

Arguments for both sides are expected to continue for at least a week, after which the tribunal will deliberate on the issue.

The ongoing case concerns simulcasting of live free to air radio programs.

The PPCA is seeking an additional fee for online simulcasting. CRA, on behalf of the radio industry, is opposing that, because fees have already been paid for those broadcasts.

Streaming dispute before Copyright Tribunal this week

Thursday 26 March, 2015

The radio streaming dispute has returned to the Copyright Tribunal this week.
The case looks unlikely to reach a swift conclusion unless one side or the other backs down in some way, and there has been no indication of that happening so far.
radioinfo has sought comment from both sides, but neither CRA or the PPCA are commenting while proceedings are before the tribunal.
The case concerns simulcasting of live free to air radio programs.

Interactive Advertising Bureau plans to introduce music streaming measurement

Wednesday 11 February, 2015

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has outlined its priorities for 2015, including plans to introduce a wider range of councils and working groups, including a Digital Audio Council, "which will address the rapidly expanding needs of the digital advertising industry."

Other priorities for the bureau include the introduction of a Mobile Centre of Excellence; new training certification programs and an increased focus on cross screen advertising.

Streaming services compliment radio

Friday 23 January, 2015

A report by Bridge Ratings Media Research in Canada has revealed how music streaming can act to compliment radio stations. 

The report compares radio station’s playlists to the songs that their audience are consuming on streaming serves in a week.

The theory behind the research was that most people will listen to a wide variety of genres, spanning over a long period of time. Therefore, with the playlists on the heavily consumed “Top 40 stations” remaining current and narrow, the majority of their audience’s streamed music isn’t played on the station. 

Canberra survey delayed: now out Thursday

Tuesday 30 September, 2014

The Canberra survey results, which were due out tomorrow, have been delayed due to the need to process additional data.

CRA says: "In the latter part of Canberra survey three, 104.7 and Mix 106.3 recommenced broadcasting local radio via the internet, requiring processing of additional survey data.

"As a result, Canberra survey three results will be released on Thursday, 2 October instead of Wednesday 1 October."

6IX streaming off: a whole of radio issue says Kevin Blyton

Tuesday 30 September, 2014

A small note at the bottom of the Perth survey results today had us interested.

SCA turns streaming back on for some markets

Friday 15 August, 2014

As predicted last week here on radioinfo, Southern Cross Austereo has turned streaming back on in three of its larger markets, Newcastle, Canberra and the Gold Coast.

More Regional Australians going online, streaming remains turned off

Friday 15 August, 2014

As SCA turns back on its streams in 3 big markets, and other regional streaming remains turned off for now, The ACMA's latest research has found that more and more Australians are going online and they are using the internet more intensively.


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