Sirius XM Radio has made WRN available to XM subscribers. WRN is broadcast on SIRIUS channel 140 and XM channel 135. This is excellent news for WRN’s content partners as the merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio brings the combined company, operating under the name Sirius XM Radio, to more than 19 million subscribers [...]
Posts from ‘March, 2009’
Television stations Canal 13, and Todo Noticias (TN) and frequencies of Radio Mitre and FM 100 - belonging to Artear, the broadcast arm of the country’s leading press group Clarin - have all suffered mysterious interruptions to their programmes over the past few days. The interference has also hit cable channels owned by the same group.
The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has threatened to take the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH) to court if it does not reverse its steep viewers and listeners’ licence fees charged in foreign currency. ZBH inspectors recently embarked on a blitz targeting businesses and households demanding the exorbitant licence fees.
The cash-strapped national broadcaster is demanding [...]
Danish prime minister Anders Rasmussen has apparently responded to Turkey’s threat to veto his appointment as NATO Secretary General by sending two senior prosecutors to Ankara to discuss shutting down Roj TV, the broadcasting organ of the PKK which operates out of Denmark. The PKK is regarded by Turkey as a terrorist organisation.
Turkey has been exerting efforts to [...]
The Voice of America schedule effective tomorrow, 29 March, shows Korean broadcasts on 1188 kHz mediumwave at 1330-1500 UTC. According to a report from Associated Press (AP), this is HLKX, the 100 kW transmitter of the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) in Seoul. This also means a change in the shedule of FEBC, which is listed [...]
Internet search giant Google plans to cut nearly 200 marketing and sales jobs from its international operations. ”We did look at a number of different options but ultimately concluded that we had to restructure our organizations in order to improve our effectiveness and efficiency as a business,” Google senior vice president of sales and business development Omid [...]
BBC local radio stations in the South of England - Kent, Southern Counties, Solent, Berkshire and Oxford - are broadcasting a special programme tomorrow, 28 March, at 1800-2100 UTC in which former offshore DJ Dave Cash looks back at the ‘pirate’ stations of the 1960s, as the new Richard Curtis film The Boat That Rocked continues [...]
Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal announces on its website that it is to resume mediumwave broadcasts from 30 March. The station will have new names for its two networks, RVi 1 becomes Radio Radio Vlaanderen Info and RVi 2 becomes Radio Vlaanderen. The mediumwave broadcasts will be on 927 kHz, a frequency previously used for the domestic [...]
A new state-of-the-art DRM digital radio receiver was unveiled to DRM members at the annual general assembly of the Consortium being held in Erlangen, Germany where the world’s two biggest broadcasting unions – EBU and ABU – re-iterated their support to the DRM Consortium.
The new DRM receiver is called ‘Di-Wave 100’ and has been developed [...]
Only five radio broadcasting licence applications have been submitted in Swaziland. This was announced by the Swaziland Posts & Telecommunications Corporation (SPTC) MD Nathi E Dlamini.
The radio broadcasting station licence application process was restarted, following a disqualification of all existing radio station broadcasting licence applications by SPTC. However, only five responded to the call for applications [...]
Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Information will from 28 March hold a two-day consultative conference to review the country’s media policies and chart a new direction for the sector ahead of impending changes to statutes governing the profession, the Zimbabwe Independent reported today.
Deputy Information Minister Jameson Timba, in a press statement on 26 March, said the conference [...]
Micro-blogging company Twitter plans to begin dabbling this year with ways to pump cash from the fast-growing free service. ”We have patient investors and time for experimenting with revenue generating ideas and products,” Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said yesterday in response to an AFP inquiry.
“That being said, we’ll start experimenting this year. We don’t have to hit a home [...]
Canada’s public broadcaster intends to cut 800 jobs in its English and French language television, radio and Internet operations amid slumping advertising revenues. The positions will be slashed at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) over the coming months, local programming will be scaled back, and executive compensation is to be cut by 10-20 percent, the public [...]
Moscow, 27 March: The radio company Voice of Russia is beginning modernization of its activity, including an increase in the number of languages in which it broadcasts and an expansion of its broadcasting via the Internet.
“The move to a new schedule will take place on 29 March. The worldwide English-language service of the Voice of [...]
Nineteen Australian regional radio broadcasters have urged their government to make digital radio services available to all Australians, not just those in metropolitan areas. The broadcasters called on the Australian government to make an immediate public commitment to the allocation of VHF Band III spectrum to regional broadcasters for the rollout of digital radio services.
The CEO [...]