Media Radio

  • CBS has not publicly disclosed how much debt the unit plans to issue. Representatives of CBS and all of the banks declined to comment. CBS will use capital from the radio deal for buybacks and investing in the business, CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves told the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference this week.

  • The streaming music wars

    iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman discusses their new features, the competition and the future of radio.

  • The Justice Department had said in August that it would require the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, or ASCAP, and Broadcast Music Inc, or BMI, to only license music to digital streaming services, radio and television stations, bars and other music users if they could issue a "full-work" license. BMI challenged the Justice Department's...

  • FARGO, N.D.— The FBI says it is investigating anonymous online threats made against political leaders, law enforcement and Dakota Access pipeline workers. FBI Special Agent Kyle Loven tells KFGO radio that the FBI is sharing information with state and local authorities. Heidi Heitkamp from North Dakota condemned the threats and called on the U.S. Department of...

  • NEW YORK— Pandora said it has revamped its $5 a month Internet radio service, giving listeners the ability to skip and replay more songs. The update, announced Thursday, comes two days after Pandora signed music licensing deals with major and independent labels. It also said this week it planned to offer a new $10 monthly on-demand streaming service by the end of...

  • Sept 15- Online radio service Pandora Media Inc launched "Pandora Plus," its new subscription service, on Thursday as it looks to gain market share amid stiff competition from Apple Inc, Spotify and Amazon.com Inc.. "Pandora Plus," also priced at $4.99 per month, will be available in the coming months on iOS and Android smartphones, the company said on Thursday.

  • Sept 13- Pandora Media Inc said on Tuesday it had signed direct licensing deals with a number of music labels, including heavyweights Sony Music and Universal Music Group, beefing up its music collection to compete with Spotify and Apple Music. Shares of the music streaming company fell 1.3 percent to close at $14.10. The company had 78.1 million active users as...

  • Sept 13- Pandora Media Inc said on Tuesday it had signed direct licensing deals with a number of music labels, including heavyweights Sony Music and Universal Music Group, beefing up its music collection to compete with Spotify and Apple Music. Shares of the music streaming company were up 4.3 percent at $14.90 in premarket trading. The company had 78.1 million...

  • DUBLIN, Sept 1- Apple expects to repatriate billions of dollars of global profits to the United States next year, Chief Executive Tim Cook said in a radio interview on Thursday, but did not specify exactly how much would be returned. Asked about the level of tax paid by Apple on profits in 2014, Cook told Irish broadcaster RTE that $800 million had been paid and that...

  • CURRENT ROUND OF TRANSATLANTIC FREE TRADE TALKS SHOULD BE HALTED AND A NEW SET STARTED, FRENCH TRADE MINISTER MATTHIAS FEKL ON RMC RADIO.

  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

    The Federal Communications Commission voted to retain nearly all rules limiting cross-ownership of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 10- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday voted to retain nearly all rules limiting cross-ownership of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market, a source familiar with the vote said. The decision is a blow to struggling newspaper companies that have long pushed for the FCC to relax the restrictions.

  • In June, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler proposed retaining the existing rules barring companies in most instances from owning a newspaper and a broadcast TV or radio station in the same market, as well as other individual market limits on radio and TV stations with "slight modification," according to the summary of the proposal.

  • The company, which owns cable channel Showtime, radio stations and publishing house Simon& Schuster, said net income rose to $423 million, or 93 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30 from $332 million, or 67 cents per share, a year earlier. CBS will benefit later this year from double-digit ad price increases that were locked in during the advance...

  • The company, which owns cable channel Showtime, radio stations and publishing house Simon& Schuster, said net income rose to $423 million, or 93 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30 from $332 million, or 67 cents per share, a year earlier. CBS will benefit later this year from double-digit ad price increases that were locked in during the advance...

  • The company, which owns cable channel Showtime, radio stations and publishing house Simon& Schuster, said net income rose to $423 million, or 93 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30 from $332 million, or 67 cents per share, a year earlier. CBS has focused on its online subscription streaming services such as CBS All Access, as a way to lower its dependence...

  • BEIJING, July 26- China's Politburo, a top decision-making body of the ruling Communist Party, said on Tuesday that the economy still faces relatively big downward pressure, state radio reported. Authorities will continue to implement proactive fiscal policy and prudent monetary policy, state radio reported, citing the Politburo meeting chaired by...

  • Conceptual rendering of a “battery case” style introspection engine, piggybacked on an iPhone 6.

    Snowden announced today a design for a case-like attachment to modify an iPhone, The Verge reported.

  • LONDON, July 21- A BBC interview in which Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda ruled out the use of "helicopter money" as monetary stimulus was conducted in mid-June, a spokeswoman for the British public broadcaster said on Thursday. In the radio documentary broadcast on Thursday, Kuroda ruled out the idea of using helicopter money, or directly underwriting the...

  • LONDON, July 21- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has ruled out the idea of using "helicopter money" to stimulate Japan's economy and said the central bank already has measures to ease policy further if necessary, in a BBC radio interview broadcast on Thursday. Kuroda said Japan had benefited from a clear separation between fiscal and monetary...