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Cut ABC Digital Radio funding says Lewis Review

Wednesday 25 June, 2014
The ABC and SBS are under pressure to cut costs as a result of the Lewis Review.

Of particular interest to the radio industry is the recommendation that digital radio transmission funding be cut and replaced with more internet streaming.

Give that the cost of audio streaming increases the more listeners there are, while free to air digital transmission costs remain steady no matter how many people are listening, the review's sums may be a little off.

ColdPlay simulcast breaks records

Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Stats are now available for the record breaking Coldplay concert simulcast on the SCA network last week.

Regional radio streaming petition raised in Parliament

Thursday 08 May, 2014

Since online streaming was switched off Canberra FM stations, 104.7 and MIX 106.3 have been urging Canberran’s to contact local MP Gai Brodtmann and indicate their desire to have the situation resolved and  streaming of their local radio stations reinstated.

You showed us yours, we’ll show you ours: 2GB figures better

Thursday 27 February, 2014

This week we published online listening figures from 2SM, showing how John Laws' online listeners outnumber those of 2GB’s Ray Hadley.
And they do, by one measure. But that's only part of the story.

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.

Streaming issue peaks interest in Peak Hill

Friday 07 February, 2014

As stations all around Australia discuss the continuing PPCA dispute, one little station Peak Hill FM, has vowed that no matter what happens, it will keep on streaming.
Founder and chairperson Peter Herman has told radioinfo the station is just gearing up to join the Digital Revolution this month by purchasing a brand new Arrakis X14-14 console and new iRK microphones, and he doesn’t want to see Australian radio go backwards.

SCA regional stations continue streaming... sort of

Thursday 06 February, 2014
Southern Cross Austereo has found a loophole in the PPCA streaming dispute.
With such a large network, SCA has the ability to leverage its metro streams across its more than 70 regional stations, so that regional listeners can at least hear some content on the regional station streams.


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