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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.

 

Is the regional streaming switch-off hurting ratings?

Thursday 07 August, 2014

With falls in SCA's Gold Coast stations today, the company will be looking for ways of regaining share, one of which may be to turn back on its audio streams.

PPCA and CRA still at loggerheads after Tribunal hearing

Thursday 13 February, 2014

Grant Broadcasting's executive director Grant Cameron, has told Radio National the extra cost to his company would be more than $1 million a year for the company's 51 stations around Australia.

The record companies, represented by the PPCA this week applied in the Copyright Tribunal for a timetable to pursue a final scheme for exact online simulcast of free to air radio broadcasts.

The final hearing date has been set for March 2015.

Regional streaming shutdown being felt across Australia

Tuesday 11 February, 2014

All across Australia, backbenchers are answering questions from the public and from radio station managements about the streaming dispute.
 
In a range of correspondence sighted by radioinfo, regional representatives are expressing their solidarity with the radio industry, but also pointing out some key sticking points in the dispute.
 
The sticking points are all very similar and are generally referenced back to the Communications Minister’s office.
 

PPCA disappointed at streaming shutdown. CRA disappointed with PPCA

Sunday 02 February, 2014

The PPCA has not taken kindly to regional stations pulling the plug on streaming, rejecting CRA’s claim that a simulcast licence results in ‘double dipping.’  Joan Warner has hit back at the PPCA saying “commercial radio stations are being asked to take out another licence for the same broadcast and for content for which they already pay.”
 

Radio industry pulls plug on streaming

Friday 31 January, 2014

Australia’s regional radio stations pulled the plug on their live internet streams at midnight, due to a court ruling that would force them to pay an additional fee for simulcasting their broadcast audio online.
 
A court mandated deadline for stations to sign up to an interim agreement with the PPCA expires today. Regional stations have told radioinfo they will refuse to sign up to the PPCA’s interim agreement, and instead will switch off streaming.

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