Posts Tagged ‘ satellite radio ’

Satellite Radio Faces Sirius Problems

May 7th, 2009 | By | Category: iPhone, The New Media Update

Satellite radio network Sirius XM Radio released grim first-quarter results today, with a drop in both subscribers and revenues. Sirius has recently created a new service that can stream radio content via Apple devices like the iPhone and the iPod Touch, but that innovation may be too little, too late, to staunch the hemorrhage of […]

Can Sirius Provide A Big Enough Crown For ‘King of Satellite’ Stern?

Apr 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Making Money with Podcasts, Podcasting, The New Media Update

Chris Bulger of web analytics concern Compete has compiled some interesting statistics on most-listened-to stations on Sirius Internet Radio. Compete tracks two million media consumers’ overall Internet behavior; Bulger examined the listening habits of those who listen to the satellite network’s online offerings. With hundreds of different channels to choose from, I would have thought […]

Podcast Audience Up 22% Since Last Year

Apr 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Story, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting, Podcasting Statistics, The New Media Update

Edison Research has released their annual joint study, with Arbitron, of Americans’ radio consumption habits – and it shows that podcasting continues its steady, unrelenting growth.

According to the report, the audience for podcasts has grown by a healthy 22% since last year.

Adam Carolla On Podcasting

Mar 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcasting

Earlier in the year radio personality Adam Carolla declared that terrestrial radio is “heading for the sh*tter,” and launched a free daily (Monday – Friday) podcast. Carolla’s podcast was an immediate success, and he hasn’t looked back. “We haven’t missed a day yet,” Carolla said. “It’s like dating. If you like me, I’ll like you […]

Sirius iPhone App: Too Little, Too Late?

Mar 12th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting

Sirius announced plans today for an application to stream its satellite radio service to the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. Sirius XM CFO David Frear made the comments on its earnings conference call, which covered Sirius’ fourth quarter results. The company reported a fourth quarter net loss of $245.8 million on revenue of $644 million. […]

Should Howard Stern Do a Podcast?

Feb 12th, 2009 | By | Category: General, Making Money with Podcasts, Podcasting

Talk throughout the business world seems certain that satellite radio behemoth XM/Sirius filing for bankruptcy in the coming days. If this indeed comes to pass, what’s to become of those big-name, big money radio personalities who stand to lose a hefty salary? Howard Stern left terrestrial radio (and an estimated 12 million listeners) for satellite, […]

Sirius Problems with Satellite Radio?

Sep 6th, 2006 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

It looks like Sirius may be realizing that it has some serious problems with the viability of satellite radio. The company’s latest strategy features a new device, the Sirius Stiletto Live portable Receiver SL100PK1, that can receive audio via WiFi. That’s right – the latest device from Sirius works over the Internet using WiFi, expanding […]

Will Podcasting Kill Satellite Radio?

Aug 8th, 2006 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, General

Podcasting is increasingly a threat to the survival of satellite radio providers Sirius and XM. Both companies have faced increasing losses, even as their subscriber bases have grown.Sirius lost $237.8 million for the period compared with a loss of $177.6 million during second quarter of 2005. XM Satellite Radio on July 27 reported a second-quarter […]

XM and Sirius Satellite Radio Losses Growing

Aug 6th, 2006 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, General, Podcasting Research

Losses are growing at the two leaders in satellite radio, XM and Sirius. Sirius lost $237.8 million for the period compared with a loss of $177.6 million during second quarter of 2005. XM Satellite Radio on July 27 reported a second-quarter loss of $231.7 million, up from losses of $148.8 million a year ago. One […]

New Site Offers Podcasters Air Time on Satellite Network

Jul 10th, 2006 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting Services

The Podcast Satellite Network (PSN) is offering podcasters the opportunity to purchase air time on an all-podcast satellite radio broadcast. The company plans to launch the Network in August, 2006. According to PSN, “the Network has been created to uniquely serve the needs of podcasters looking for exposure to a significant second audience. PSN plans […]