Hot Topic - internet radio
Defying trends in other media, radio listening levels in many countries are growing. At a time when media watchers fall all over themselves reporting new media usage up and all other fading away, radio is attracting more people. There are many clues and no consensus.
Broadcasters have long cast a wary eye at migration from the FM band. As media migrates from analogue (read: old) distribution to digital confusion reigns supreme over how and when and how much will it cost. Wireless broadband has opened a new door and a major Japanese manufacturer has put out the welcome mat.
NRJ Group launches more internet radio channels. Yes, one of them is Chérie FM Zen.
More French are tuning in to radio and listening longer, according to the annual L’Année Radio report by Médiamétrie.
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