Thursday, 29 May 2008

Radio Today: GCap media sold Planet Rock.

GCap Media has finally disposed of Planet Rock to an unnamed third party, much to the annoyance of Brian May who was close to buying the station.

The Queen lead guitarist is "shocked and hugely disappointed" that GCap Media have sold the station to a third party, without informing him of a change of plan. Planet Rock is now out of reach, May said on his website today.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Reuters: Sky Basic on Virgin Media update.

Cable operator Virgin Media has held talks recently with satellite pay-TV group BSkyB over returning the Sky channels to the cable platform, Virgin Chief Executive Neil Berkett told Reuters.

BSkyB pulled its channels off the Virgin platform last year in a very public spat after the two sides failed to agree terms for a deal.

Both groups have appointed new chief executives since that decision however and Berkett said there had been more dialogue in the last two or three months than before.

"It's fair to say that with a change at the top of both organizations, there is a dialogue and there's no sort of emotional legacy that would hold us back," he said in an interview.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Radio Today: NME Radio set to launch on Virgin Media.

A new Digital Only radio station called 'NME Radio' is to launch on 24th June 2008 and will be available on Virgin Media.