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Pre-tax profits fall by 90% at UTV

Pre-tax profits fall by 90% at UTV

UTV Media has reported a fall in pre-tax profits of 90 per cent for the first half of 2015.

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Rajar Q2 2015: Capital regains breakfast crown in London

Rajar Q2 2015: Capital regains breakfast crown in London

Capital FM's Breakfast Show has returned to the coveted top spot in London, posting a weekly audience of more than one million listeners.

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Rajar Q2 2015: Heart still number one but Kiss makes biggest gain in commercial radio

Rajar Q2 2015: Heart still number one but Kiss makes biggest gain in commercial radio

Kiss, the Bauer Media-owned radio network, is the fastest growing major commercial UK radio network, according to the latest figures.

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Rajar Q2 2015: Commercial radio posts stronger increases than BBC

Rajar Q2 2015: Commercial radio posts stronger increases than BBC

BBC radio posts another increase in its overall weekly audience reach in the second quarter of the year but commercial radio stations report stronger increases.

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Bauer Media UK raids Argos and Viacom to strengthen digital division

Bauer Media UK raids Argos and Viacom to strengthen digital division

Bauer Media UK has made four appointments for the newly created roles of chief technology officer and heads of social, analytics and search for Xcel Media, its digital arm.

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Is Apple's new radio station a welcome addition?

Is Apple's new radio station a welcome addition?

The tech giant changed listening habits when it launched iTunes. Will Beats 1 have a similar effect, Gurjit Degun asks.

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Ofcom consults on changes to Radio City Liverpool stations

Ofcom consults on changes to Radio City Liverpool stations

Radio City, the radio brand owned by Bauer Media, is looking to change the format of two of its radio stations in Liverpool.

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Government kicks off wholesale review of the BBC

Government kicks off wholesale review of the BBC

How the BBC is funded and its scope of activity is to be debated as part of the process to review the BBC's royal charter, the government has announced.

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Founders of Kiss FM launch Mi-Soul on DAB

Founders of Kiss FM launch Mi-Soul on DAB

The team who launched the Kiss FM brand 25 years ago are hoping to repeat their success with the roll out of Mi-Soul on DAB across London.

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Radio sector to benefit from Kenny's fine-tuning

Radio sector to benefit from Kenny's fine-tuning

The Radiocentre chief executive has the political skills required to reform the body while defending the interests of commercial radio in the corridors of power, Maisie McCabe writes.

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Government's BBC and C4 overtures show it's still all to play for in TV

Government's BBC and C4 overtures show it's still all to play for in TV

Tensions are running high among the UK's public-service broadcasters as our Conservative government starts to show its teeth.

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UK media owners prefer public BBC

UK media owners prefer public BBC

The UK's commercial media industry wants the BBC to remain publicly funded, according to new research by Starcom MediaVest Group.

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My Media Week: Steve Parkinson

My Media Week: Steve Parkinson

In a week of soaring temperatures, Steve Parkinson, group managing director of National Radio at Bauer Media, celebrates the Rajar results with the Kiss crew, congratulates Frank Skinner on resigning to...

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Why is everyone raving about Media360 2015?

Why is everyone raving about Media360 2015?

It's been a month since our first foray of Media360 by-the-sea, featuring more than 80 brands, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Take a look at our recap of what happened in Brighton.

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Radiocentre launches lobbying push against Ts&Cs

Radiocentre launches lobbying push against Ts&Cs

Radiocentre, the commercial radio industry body, is starting a campaign to free the radio advertising industry from the extensive warnings needed at the end of some ads.

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Radiocentre scraps RAB as part of rebrand

Radiocentre scraps RAB as part of rebrand

Radiocentre, the trade body for commercial radio, has scrapped the Radio Advertising Bureau brand, as part of a simplification of its structure.

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Digital advertising needs to confront issues of trust

Digital advertising needs to confront issues of trust

It was not long before talk in Cannes last week turned to the small matter of the $25 billion media business up for grabs in a series of global account reviews.

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Global appoints GMG's Darren Singer as chief financial officer

Global appoints GMG's Darren Singer as chief financial officer

Global, the owner of Capital, Heart and Classic FM radio stations, has hired Guardian Media Group's Darren Singer as its new chief financial officer.

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Ogilvy & Mather's radio work for Dove 'reduces Cannes jury to tears'

Ogilvy & Mather's radio work for Dove 'reduces Cannes jury to tears'

The UK is celebrating a strong performance in radio at Cannes, crowned with a gold Lion for Dove that reduced the jury to tears.

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Ogilvy & Mather London wins gold Radio Lion in Cannes

Ogilvy & Mather London wins gold Radio Lion in Cannes

All of shortlisted UK agencies won awards in the Radio Lions category at Cannes tonight, with Ogilvy & Mather London scooping a gold.

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