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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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  • Sky+ HD box with WiFi coming in September

    Posted on July 29, 2013 by admin

    Sky has announced plans to release a Sky+ HD box with integrated WiFi. From September, Sky users could be kissing goodbye to their ethernet cables, as the broadcaster announces plans for a WiFi enabled version of its PVR set-top box.   The WiFi connection will enable all online content to be streamed directly to the set-top box, rat..

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  • Worldwide simulcast for 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who

    Posted on July 29, 2013 by admin

    Doctor Who fans of the world will be united as the 50th anniversary special is to be simulcast across the globe at the same time later this year.   Broadcasters from across the globe have agreed to broadcast the 50th anniversary special episode of Doctor Who simultaneously on 23 November, in an attempt to avoid plot spoilers and sto..

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  • YouView mulls expansion into multi-device platform

    Posted on July 29, 2013 by admin

    Despite the news of boardroom bust-ups, YouView is busy planning for its expansion beyond the physical restrictions of its current terrestrial PVR hardware.   Shareholders in the company - which include the BBC, ITV and BT – have been in  talks recently over the future development of the platform.  An unnamed source told..

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  • Galaxy S4 helps drive record profits for Samsung

    Posted on July 29, 2013 by admin

    Samsung have posted record profits for the three months for the second quarter of 2013, thanks in part to the popularity of the Galaxy S4 smartphone.   The Q2 figures showed the Korean company made £4.52bn in profit, between April and June of 2013, continuing a period of record breaking profits during 2012. Despite the success Sam..

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  • Google reveals Android 4.3

    Posted on July 29, 2013 by admin

    Google has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Android mobile operating system (OS), Android 4.3. It’s not the huge leap forward that was expected, but it does offer improved performance enhancements, and does bring some worthy additions to the platform.   The new restricted profile feature enables users to restrict app usage a..

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  • Google announce low-cost Chromecast TV dongle to rival Apple TV

    Posted on July 25, 2013 by admin

    Google has announced its latest TV product, Chromecast. The dongle device plugs into the HDMI port on a television, and allows users to stream media from connected devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.  The system will offer streamed programming from services such as Youtube and Netflix.   Chromecast uses the wirel..

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  • Sainsbury’s launch ‘Mobile by Sainsbury’s’ phone network

    Posted on July 24, 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 ..

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