#8 RAJARs, Sky Europe & NYT app confusion

Media news and irreverent chatter with Olly Mann, joined this week by media consultant Paul Robinson and former TalkSPORT boss Moz Dee, now co-founder of Contented Digital Media.

Radio listening figures were out on Thursday, so we take a moment to look at how the UK radio industry is faring - if you’ve never understood how RAJAR works, we have a handy explainer.

There were great gains for digital brands as Absolute, Heat and Premier Christian Radio increase their share. At the BBC, Chris Evans gets ever closer to 10m - but there are questions to be asked about what Radio 3 is really for; as its listenership continues to decline, can it really justify financing five orchestras?

Elsewhere: get ready for Sky Europe as BSkyB makes a move for Rupert Murdoch’s satellite businesses in Germany and Italy. With Sky’s money splashed on consolidation, how much will they have spare to keep their football rights?

There’s chaos in the hunt for a BBC Trust chair as Lord Coe pulls out of the running, the New York Times makes a hash of ‘unbundling’ its content into separate apps and London Live asks Ofcom to change its licence obligations - just four months after the local channel’s launch.

Plus, there’s the new media quiz, ‘Name That News’ and Moz invents at least three new words.


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