Monthly Archives: July 2013

  • Sainsbury’s launch phone network

    Posted on July 31, 2013 by admin

    Sainsbury’s has launched its own mobile network service today, offering double nectar points to customers. Mobile by Sainsbury’s, which piggybacks on the Vodafone network, has launched with four Pay As You Go (PAYG) deals.  The basic plan offers calls form 8p per minute, with a text costing 4p, and mobile data access 50p per day.  T..

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  • Areas to benefit from mobile coverage boost revealed

    Posted on July 31, 2013 by admin

    The government has revealed the areas to benefit from a project to boost UK mobile phone coverage. Parts of Northumberland, Strabane, Powys, Aberdeenshire and Cornwall where no signal is currently available, will benefit from the £150m Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP). The project is expected to be completed by 2015 with the aim of pr..

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  • Areas to benefit from mobile coverage boost revealed

    Posted on July 31, 2013 by admin

    The government has revealed the areas to benefit from a project to boost UK mobile phone coverage. Parts of Northumberland, Strabane, Powys, Aberdeenshire and Cornwall where no signal is currently available, will benefit from the £150m Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP). The project is expected to be completed by 2015 with the aim of p..

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  • EE's 4G now covers 60% of UK

    Posted on July 31, 2013 by admin

    EE has extended coverage of 4G to an additional 10 towns. The switch-on of EE’s super fast mobile internet means the network now offers coverage to almost 60% of the UK. Altrincham, Bedford, Camberley, Crawley, Farnborough, Farnham , Maidstone, Rochdale, Tonbridge and Welwyn Garden City now all have access to 4G browsing speeds. The ne..

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  • LG signs deal with Sky's on-demand service

    Posted on July 31, 2013 by admin

    LG Smart TV owners will now be tune into Sky's on-demand service. The South Korean technology firm has become the first manufacturer to offer Sky’s NOW TV, with its range of smart TVs. The deal with NOW TV will allow owners of a 2012/2013 LG set to tune into Sky Movies and Sky Sports channels on a pay as you go basis.    Sport..

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  • Manchester station Gaydio extends coverage to Liverpool

    Posted on July 31, 2013 by admin

    Manchester’s community station, Gaydio, is now available in the North East for the summer only. Coinciding with Liverpool’s Pride Festival, the station is now broadcasting on DAB in North Wales, Cheshire and Merseyside for six weeks over the summer.    The station’s coverage will now be expanded to over two million listen..

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  • JACKfm to launch new station next month

    Posted on July 31, 2013 by admin

    JACKfm is to launch a new ‘female-friendly’ station next month. ‘JACKfm 2’ will take over Glide FM’s frequency of 107.9 on Tuesday 20th August and will broadcast on the new Oxford multiplex. The new brand will roll-out across the country later this year.    The new station’s big brother JACKfm was first launched in 2..

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  • Global Radio closes MXR NE and Severn Estuary regional multiplexes

    Posted on July 31, 2013 by admin

    A number of radio services across the nation are now unavailable on terrestrial as MXR switches off regional DAB.  Global Radio, the owners of MXR, made the decision last year not to renew its regional DAB license in the North East of England and South Wales, instead focusing on the development of national and local networks of DAB t..

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  • Radio 1’s Tim Westwood is to leave after 20 years

    Posted on July 29, 2013 by admin

    Tim Westwood is to leave BBC’s Radio 1 in September, after 20 years presenting on the station. The Hip Hop specialist joined the BBC’s Radio 1 in 1994 to present the first mainstream Hip Hop show on the national station, and has had a regular slot on Radio 1’s Saturday night schedule. He also became a key part of the Radio 1Xtra s..

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  • Bauer Media buys Absolute Radio

    Posted on July 29, 2013 by admin

    Bauer Media has agreed a deal to buy Absolute Radio from its owners, Times of India.   The deal, which is thought to be worth around £22m, has yet to be approved by regulatory bodies, but is expected to be approved later this year. Bauer is best known for it’s Magazine business, but also owns radios stations including Kiss, and M..

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