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Comme chaque mois, l'équipe de La Lettre Pro de la Radio dévoile les audiences digitales en collaboration avec l'OJD. Grâce à nos diagrammes exclusifs, découvrez le Top 10 des webradios les plus écoutées en France. Une nouvelle fois, les flux du groupe NRJ arrivent en tête des deux classements.
M2M has been around for at least 20 years, but the thing that comes with the progression (if such it is) to the IoT world is the idea of openness - of sharing data to generate surprising leaps in knowledge. By I.D. Scales.
At least according to Usman Haque, talking to me just over a year ago. This general idea of the value of sharing and openess was the driver for Haque’s Pachube (then Cosm, currently Xively). Now he’s taken what we decided was ‘social’ IoT the next logical step with the launch of Thingful.
It’s the same idea but this time with an emphasis on big data and an absolute focus on the value of ‘open’ data and information.
Apple leadership has given the iAds team a new mission: always be selling iTunes Radio. And while the sales team is busy pushing Apple radio inventory, the company will build a real-time bidding exchange to automate selling in-app ads, multiple sources said.
Indeed, there is a new focus within the company’s advertising unit, and the mantra came direct from Eddy Cue, Apple’s head of software. In a staff meeting before the holidays, Cue indicated that iTunes Radio is the top priority, and app ads are not.
“The message that came across was basically if you’re not working on iTunes Radio, you’re irrelevant,” an Apple insider said.
Apple’s iAds business has undergone a number of changes since launching in 2010. Its sales team has been integral in helping developers monetize apps; most of the revenue from iAds comes from in-app advertising,
Via jerome leger
Annoncés à la rentrée dernière comme un projet de «radio numérique totale» (voir archive), la nouvelle grille et le nouveau positionnement du Mouv’ seront effectifs à partir du 6 janvier.
Spotify may be markedly different from Pandora, but in order to attract more paying users, it’s co-opting Pandora’s mobile strategy.
Spotify is planning to debut a free, ad-supported version of its service on mobile devices later this month. The service will allow users to create a playlist of approximately a dozen songs and receive song recommendations based on that playlist, according to an agency executive briefed by Spotify. Users will not be able to take any songs “offline,” however. That will remain exclusive to paying users, the exec said. (Spotify declined multiple request to comment.)
But this isn’t about Spotify chasing ad dollars. As Pandora’s profitability struggles have shown, it’s nearly impossible to build a sustainable music streaming business solely around advertising. Spotify is catering to listeners’ sensibilities so it can (hopefully) convert them to paying users. So far, Spotify has proven itself adept at attracting a valuable niche audience, but now it’s copying Pandora so it can garner a critical mass.
Via Olivier Cauchois
"Even as they have grown, streaming companies have encountered a stubborn problem: Music lovers will consume large amounts of music as long as it is free, but getting them to pay a monthly subscription has proved much more difficult."
Via Robin Good
A EURORADIO quest to find the "perfect media app" concludes that there is no single application currently in existence to serve the needs of every public service media (PSM).
The study, led by the EBU's head of radio Christian Vogg, collected more than 550 different apps throughout Europe for analysis including apps for radio or TV only, mixed radio and TV apps and special apps.
Mr Vogg said a key finding is that the 'killer application' is a myth. However the need to offer audiences easy mobile access to content remains paramount.
"There's a lot of experimentation taking place out there in regard to the number of apps per organization and the features and functions it offers," said Mr Vogg. "Some focus on content only, others offer additional information on a larger scale. However public service broadcasters need to adjust their apps according to audience needs."
Mr Vogg said a key benefit of the report – which is now available online – is to discover how other Members determine the kind of apps they ought to develop.
The most popular feature in apps from PSM are audio live streams, mostly provided as MP3 (128 kbps), offered by 90 per cent of organizations surveyed. Video live streams are only provided by 38 per cent. The standard codec used for live video is H.264/MPEG-4. So live audio streaming seems much easier to realize, more cost-efficient and easier to manage than video live streaming. Also from a rights perspective videos are more complicated than radio.
In general, having an app appears to have been the priority for most; and of those that do not have a dedicated mobile website, only 39 per cent plan to create one soon. Others are still deciding whether to launch a mobile or responsive website; citing cost as an issue for responsive design.
For communities affected by crises — whether naturaldisasters or outbreaks of war — the media can play a pivotal role in strengthening humanitarian response.
The BBC said that mobile and tablet traffic accounted for a record high of 37% of programme requests to its iPlayer catch-up service in October.
According to the BBC’s October iPlayer performance pack, mobile device requests were almost in line with PC viewing, which accounted for 39% of iPlayer traffic.
Overall in the month, the BBC logged 261 million iPlayer requests – up 23% compared to the same time last year.
Via Pedro Taveira
The report was presented on Thursday the 24th October at a breakfast seminar hosted by network operator Teracom.
“Some people believe it is possible to replace broadcast radio with radio via cellular networks. Surely, they have not done the math. I have done the math and the conclusion is clear – it is not a realistic alternative,” says Göran Hedström, senior consultant at A-Focus and primary author of the report.The report, “Can the cellular networks cope with linear radio broadcasting?”, lists several arguments for why it is not a credible alternative.
Capacity: An enormous capacity would be required to stream today’s radio services in a mobile broadband network. When converted, today’s radio listening represents a larger amount of data than all the in- and outgoing data in all four mobile operators’ networks, in 2012.
Costs: Given current price levels, it would cost around 860 million EUR per year to broadcast radio via the mobile operator’s cellular networks, which can be compared to the cost of around 10-20 million EUR per year for equivalent capacity in the terrestrial network. This extra cost must thus be paid by the broadcasters or directly by the consumers. Today, neither broadcasters nor consumers are close to being able to take on this expense. Even if the price for capacity in the mobile broadband networks should fall, the price reduction would need to be around 96 percent.
Accessibility: According to sample measurements by the National Regulatory Authority, the cellular networks do not reach 99.8 percent of the households, which is the coverage requirement stipulated by the Parliament for the public service broadcaster, Sveriges Radio. Also, approximately 1.2 million Swedes live in complete alienation today when it comes to using the Internet. They have more or less never been on the Internet, and only half of the Swedes with smartphones have used their phones to go on-line. For a cellular network scenario to completely substitute terrestrial broadcasted radio, the Radio listeners would need to subscribe, register and pay regular invoices for a service that previously has been free.
Mindshare (groupe WPP) et Shazam lancent Audio+, un programme qui permettra aux clients de l’agence média dans le monde de tirer parti de leurs ressources audio et de mieux comprendre où et quand les consommateurs souhaitent s’engager avec leurs produits ou services. A l’aide de l’application de reconnaissance audio de Shazam, les clients de Mindshare pourront inciter les consommateurs à interagir via une application second écran.
....donnera ainsi aux clients de Mindshare un accès au ROI de chaque piste audio ou encore aux données d’engagement des consommateurs.
Le dernier rapport, en 2012, de l’Observatoire de la musique concernant « Les indicateurs de la diversité musicale dans le paysage radiophonique à partir d’un panel de 42 radios » est le dixième rapport produit depuis 2003, un temps suffisant pour tenter d’établir un bilan et mettre en synergie l’ensemble des enseignements consignés dans cette période.
Via Vincent Monney
Faire tweeter le public pendant un concert, tel est l’objectif du dispositif événementiel et social «Fuel The Live», déployé par l’agence We Are Social pour la 2ème édition du Virgin Radio Live qui aura lieu demain au Zénith de Paris.
La salle sera équipée de capteurs sensoriels (cris, applaudissements, mouvements, nombre de smartphones) qui alimenteront une jauge d’énergie affichée sur écran géant. Quand celle-ci atteindra une «Red Zone», un tweet sera automatiquement généré et publié par le compte Twitter @VirginRadioFR avec le hashtag #VirginRadioLive. Il comportera une photo du public, les scores d’énergie, l’heure et le nom du groupe présent sur scène.
The grants, to be announced Monday, come just three months after NPR, which is facing financial difficulties, said it would cut 10 percent of its staff.
Almost $10 million of the new funding will go to development of what NPR calls a “seamless local-national listening platform” that will allow listeners to switch smoothly from, say, a clock radio to a web-enabled car.
Some larger public radio stations, as well as NPR, already have mobile apps, but listeners who want to aggregate programs and podcasts from numerous sources often use outside services, such as TuneIn or Stitcher, both of which also include commercial content.
NPR’s new mobile app, which is being developed with six local stations and is expected to go into public testing next year, will wrap together on-demand local and national public radio content to create playlists, partly driven by algorithms and using geo-targeting to pull in local news.
Interactive and shareable, “this app is clearly, we think, going to be very appealing to younger consumers of our content,” said Charles Kravetz, general manager of WBUR-FM in Boston, a pilot partner.
“It is a play to take control of our own content and to control the platform and delivery system as much as we can,” he said.
Via Pedro Taveira
La plate-forme de création de radios digitales Radionomy vient d'annoncer sa fusion avec Target Spot, qui est, aux Etats-Unis, le leader de la publicité audio sur Internet.
Radionomy, la plate-forme de créations de radios digitales (7 700 radios à ce jour, 17 millions d'auditeurs uniques par mois) a annoncé aujourd'hui, sa fusion avec Target Spot, qui est leader aux Etats-Unis dans le domaine de la publicité audio sur internet. Cette fusion va donner naissance à Radionomy Group, dont Target Spot sera une entité.
Our media consumption habits have changed dramatically with the rise in mobile device usage. For the first time ever, people are spending more time consuming media onsmartphones and tablets than on computers. While time spent on PCs has declined in 2013, average daily media consumption on mobile devices has increased from one hour and 33 minutes in 2012 to over two hours in 2013.
As a result of wildly increasing demand, media consumption is becoming more multi-dimensional, multi-platform and multi-channel. In such a complex and fragmented ecosystem, sophisticated solutions are needed to meet our ever-evolving media consumption habits. Below are five companies that have made media consumption smarter in 2013:
1. Thinglink – Images
2. Soundwave – Music
3. Kaltura – Video
4. Circa – News
5. eFamily - Social
Via Yvan Boudillet
A number of private radio stations in Germany are starting to use the RadioDNS technology after extensive testing. RadioDNS takes data from the internet and matches it with FM signals. It provides the link between what you’re broadcasting over FM, DAB, HD Radio (or other broadcast platforms), and what you can also provide over an Internet connection.
In a cultural milieu dominated by long-form television dramas such as Breaking Bad and Madmen, how has the apparently simple activity of audio storytelling gained such clout?
In the US, documentary radio programs such as RadioLab, This American Life and Radio Diaries enjoy sold-out stage shows telling real-life stories that combine serious journalism with compelling personal narratives, philosophical discourse and an irreverent but always engaging tone.
The “new wave” of US radio often features at the hugely popularThird Coast International Audio Festival in Chicago. Julie Shapiro, curator since the festival’s inception in 2000, told me once, when I interviewed her, that “there’s a whole perfect storm” happening to make audio storytelling sexy: podcasting, ease of digital recording and production, and use of social media to promote and disseminate stories.
Shapiro coined Third Coast’s key tenet: “important radio can sound beautiful”. Such a view was a radical antidote to the turgid, formulaic reportage that had infected much of US public radio, whereby “documentary” had become associated with “worthy”.
Via The Digital Rocking Chair
Le fondateur et directeur général de Skyrock, Pierre Bellanger, était l'invité de l'émission «Les Décideurs du Net» présentée par le JDN et Décideurs TV, en partenariat avec Offremedia, ce jeudi à 12h30. Le pionnier des radios libres n'a éludé aucun sujet. «L'accès illimité et gratuit à la musique sur Internet oblige les radios à revoir leur offre de valeur», explique-t-il, précisant qu'à ce titre un NRJ lui semble plus exposé que les autres. «Nous, on fait marcher la musique qu'on diffuse, eux, ils diffusent la musique qui marche.» Et selon lui, «ce sont les radios à personnalité, les radios vivantes qui ont le plus d'opportunités»
“[Radio] is the original form of ‘social media’ in that it allows you to connect with other people and ideas in your community or beyond, for free; this is what makes radio unique and the reason behind its longevity. Terrestrial radio is growing as well as the Internet and online radio – the entire pie is getting bigger.”
- TuneIn CEO John Donham
“The accessibility of music has seen tremendous expansion and diversification,” explains David Bakula, SVP Client Development, Nielsen. “While younger listeners opt for technologically advanced methods, traditional methods of discovery like radio and word-of-mouth continue to be strong drivers. With so many ways to purchase, consume and discover great new music, it’s no wonder that the consumer continues to access and enjoy music in greater numbers.”