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  • French govt flags possible reshuffle in February Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 10:02 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 31- French President Francois Hollande's last ministerial reshuffle before a bid next year for re-election could come in February, government spokesman Stephane Le Foll indicated on Sunday. "If there is a reshuffle, it will be after the 10th, around that time," said Le Foll, who is also agriculture minister, in an interview with Europe 1 radio and news...

  • Original 'War of the Worlds' draft to be auctioned Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 1:18 PM ET
    Orson Welles

    Fans of Orson Welles' famous "War of the Worlds" broadcast can now snatch up a piece of radio history... for $20,000.

  • LONDON, Jan 25- Imagination Tech, the British chip designer whose shares are languishing at six-year lows after a profit warning in December, said it was reviewing strategic options for its loss-making Pure digital radio business. Chief Executive Hossein Yassaie has previously said Pure had wider value for Imagination as a test bed for its technology.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 21- IHeartRadio, the digital music service for a network of traditional radio stations, announced on Thursday it had more than 80 million registered users in the intensifying fight to court listeners online. While many traditional media companies have seen their businesses upended by the Internet, radio still has vast reach, with more than 90...

  • Apple to start charging for iTunes Radio Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 8:44 PM ET

    Jan 15- Apple Inc said it will soon start charging for iTunes Radio, its music-streaming service that competes with Pandora Media Inc.. ITunes Radio, which was announced in 2013, will no longer be free from the end of January, Apple said in statement. The ad-supported service, available only in the United States and Australia, will be folded into Apple Music, which...

  • Jan 15- Sprint Corp plans to save up to $1 billion in costs by relocating its radio towers to low-cost government-owned properties from space leased from private firms, Re/code reported, citing sources. Shares of Sprint, the fourth-largest U.S. telecom carrier, were down 8.1 percent at $2.93 in late afternoon trading. "We'll go after everything including snacks...

  • Jan 15- Sprint Corp plans to save up to $1 billion in costs by relocating its radio towers to low-cost government-owned properties from space leased from private firms, Re/code reported, citing sources. The U.S. telecom company plans to relocate from the space it has leased from Crown Castle and American Tower Corp as soon as June or July, Re/code said on Friday.

  • TORONTO, Jan 13- Canada's Shaw Communications Inc said on Wednesday that it would sell its media unit to Corus Entertainment Inc for C $2.65 billion, gaining funding for its Wind Mobile purchase and sending its shares up nearly 7 percent. Corus, which operates a network of Canadian radio stations and prominent children's television channels including YTV,...

  • Qorvo cut its revenue estimate for the December quarter to about $620 million from $720 million- $730 million, blaming weaker-than-expected demand for its radio-frequency chips used in mobile devices. Analysts on average were expecting $723.7 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Cirrus, which gets about three-quarters of its revenue from Apple,...

  • After-hours buzz: FIT, SAVE, SONC & more Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016 | 6:03 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday: Fitbit, Spirit Airlines, Sonic & more.

  • Dec 22- Music streaming services provider Pandora Media Inc has signed two separate multi-year licensing agreements with music licensing companies ASCAP and Broadcast Music Inc for their combined catalogs. Copyright Royalty Board last week raised rates that Pandora and other Internet radio stations would have to pay, to 17 cents per 100 plays in 2016...

  • Pandora shares jump on new music royalty rates Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 6:25 AM ET
    Pandora radio

    A U.S. copyright board raised music royalty rates that Internet radio stations will pay, setting new prices at a range Pandora called "balanced."

  • Dec 16- A U.S. copyright board on Wednesday raised music royalty rates that Pandora Media Inc and Internet radio stations will pay, setting new prices at a range Pandora called "balanced" and sending its shares up 20 percent in after-hours trade. Copyright Royalty Board said Internet radio operators will have to pay 17 cents per 100 plays in 2016 as royalties for...

  • Dec 16- Internet radio companies such as Pandora Media Inc will have to pay more in royalties next year to musicians after the three-judge U.S. The Copyright Royalty Board said on Wednesday that Internet radio operators will now have to pay 17 cents per 100 plays in 2016 as royalties for ad-supported streaming, up from 14 cents now. Pandora shares closed up 3...

  • XM Holdings Inc said it had signed a new five-year. deal with celebrity radio jockey Howard Stern for "The Howard Stern Show." Sirius has signed another 12- year deal with Howard Stern Productions to use Stern's audio and video library spanning his over 30- year broadcasting career.

  • Bogus data almost robs Taylor Swift Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Bogus data almost robs Taylor Swift

    Radio platform iHeartRadio originally issued incorrect data for the most 'thumbed up' track of 2015.

  • Weather satellite startup will launch on Indian rocket Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec 3- A Maryland- based startup developing a satellite network to predict weather using radio signals will launch its first two spacecraft on an Indian rocket, the company said on Thursday. Privately owned PlanetiQ signed a contract with Antrix Corp Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization, to launch the pair of...

  • GENEVA, Nov 5- The United States wants a global deal to reallocate parts of the radio spectrum for the next "5 G" generation of mobile devices, a boom in civilian drones and a worldwide flight tracking system, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday. Tom Wheeler, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, told a news conference that world powers would have...

  • Howard Stern would fit with Netflix: Ex-Sirius CEO Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Howard Stern

    Howard Stern would have plenty of options if he were to leave Sirius XM, says Mel Karmazin, former CEO of the satellite radio service.

  • Howard Stern's next gig? Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    Howard Stern's next gig?

    Former Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin, weighs in on what radio personality Howard Stern is likely to do next in his career.