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Eureca ResearchRadio and Music Streaming - Key listening statistics in Europe and the United States

Author: Gareth Owen
Publishing date: August 2012

This a 65-page, non-commissioned independent report which provides detailed listening data on online radio and music streaming in the United States and in several European countries.

As well as providing an overview of the radio and music streaming markets in each individual country, the report also provides the following data about each county:

  • Key radio and music streaming players and market size

  • Streaming hours consumed per month for key players (in terms of unique users per month and listening time in minutes per month)

  • Comparison of online streaming with broadcast listening

  • Listening statistics via mobile devices (unique users/month and minutes/month)

The report also discusses the different measuring methods and the key challenges facing the online audio streaming market with respect to introducing nationwide “common standard” streaming measurement systems.

Countries covered include the United States, France, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Key companies discussed include Pandora Media, Spotify, Absolute Radio, BBC, Clear Channel, CBS Radio, Slacker, Last.fm, We7, RAJAR, ARD/ZDF, BigFM.de, NRJ Group, RTL Group, Médiamétrie and Swedish Radio.


Eureca ResearchMobile Music Streaming - Prospects, Challenges and Implications

Author: Gareth Owen
Publishing date: August 2012

This is a 105 page, non-commissioned, independent report which provides an objective analysis of the status and development of on-line music streaming services in Europe and the United States.

The report includes:

  • 45-pages of detailed profiles and back-to-back comparisons of nine of the most prominent radio and music streaming players in Europe and the United States, including heavyweights Pandora and Spotify, detailing user growth, financial performance and profitability prospects

  • Analysis, latest information and prospects of the new cloud-music services such as iTunes Match, Google Music, Amazon Cloud Drive and Sony Music Unlimited

  • Short profiles and analysis of the prospects of competitors to the key players (both established and new entrants) in Europe and the United States offering similar or different types of services (personalized radio services, user-generated or crowd radio players, on-demand subscription services, Internet radio aggregators)

  • Analysis of key business issues and other challenges facing radio and online music services plus the  impact of these new services on terrestrial broadcasting in Europe and the United States

Key Business Issues (KBIs) discussed in this report include:

  • Who are the dominant personalized radio and music streaming music providers in Europe?

  • What are the key regulatory and licensing issues facing online and mobile music services?

  • Are Pandora and Spotify’s market dominance unassailable?

  • How can radio and music streaming services best be monetized?

  • What impact will iTunes Match and Google Music have on the streaming music market?

  • Can broadcasters overcome the challenge of Pandora, Spotify, etc.

  • Does online listening complement or reduce broadcast listening?

  • What are the most successful streaming music business models and how are these evolving to meet changing market conditions?

  • Will radio ultimately be delivered by IP only?

  • Is there really a role for RadioDNS in the broadcast/IP delivery debate?

  • Is crowd –sourced radio a threat to traditional radio music formats?

  • Which type of online music streaming is growing the fastest?

  • Is consolidation in the online music services market inevitable and overdue?

  • Are streaming services set to dominate the in-car radio market?

  • What impact are aggregators having on the Internet radio market?

  • How many streaming music providers are profitable?


Eureca ResearchRadio Music Apps - Overhyped or the future of radio?

Author: Gareth Owen
Publishing date: August 2012

This is a 60 page, non-commissioned, independent report which provides an objective analysis of the status and development of radio music apps in Europe and the United States.

The report focuses on the rapid growth of audio listening via mobile phones and tablets and discusses how terrestrial broadcasters are embracing listening via mobile devices by developing a range of increasingly innovative radio apps.

The report also includes:

  • Analysis of radio listening on mobile phones via FM receivers and mobile apps. Includes detailed features and capabilities of radio apps, including new advertising capabilities (display ads, audio ads, video ads and targeted advertising)

  • Profiles of twelve of the most innovative radio apps in Europe and the United States launched by traditional terrestrial broadcasters including special-interest non-audio apps and apps featuring personalized radio services and crowd-sourced radio.

Key business issues (KBIs) discussed in this report include:

  • What are the main benefits of radio apps for broadcasters?

  • Are FM tuners in mobile phones now redundant?

  • Will HTML5 replace all radio apps?

  • How long do users listen to radio via mobile phones?

  • How are radio apps monetized?

  • How important is offering visual content on radio apps?

  • Are tablets the killer platform for mobile radio listening, rather than phones?

  • Are broadcasters making money from mobile apps?

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Eureca ResearchInternet Radio 2012 – Prospects, Challenges and Implications

Author: Eureca Research
Publishing date: March 2012

A 215 page, non-commissioned, independent report which provides an objective analysis of the status and development of Internet radio and music streaming services in Europe and the United States.

A major focus of the report is the role of mobile listening via phones, tablets and other devices and how terrestrial broadcasters are embracing listening via mobile devices by developing a range of increasingly innovative radio apps.

As well as detailed profiles and back-to-back comparisons of the dominant personalised radio and on-demand streaming music service providers, the report provides a detailed analysis of other established players and promising new entrants in key European countries and the United States. The report also provides the latest detailed information on so-called cloud music providers such as Apple’s iTunes Match and Google Music and analysis the possible impact that these services could have on the streaming music market.

Finally, there is detailed information and key statistics on the penetration of Internet radio services in various European countries and the United States. This data shows how listening to radio via the Internet is steadily increasing in most


Eureca ResearchDigital Radio 2009 – A Global Review

A 600+ page, non-commissioned, independent report which provides an objective analysis of the development of digital radio around the world during the next six years. As well as a detailed description of the key developments and issues surrounding the Eureka-147 platform, the report also provides a comprehensive analysis of the prospects for Internet radio, DRM, HD Radio, satellite radio and radio via ISDB-T (Japan).

A key feature of the report is a 120-page geographical review of DAB around the world split by regions: EMEA (including Eastern Europe), the Asia-Pacific region (including India and China) and the Americas. The review is based on a comprehensive survey of digital radio developments and future plans in 50 countries undertaken during a 6-month period from August 2008 to February 2009.

Detailed 6-year global forecasts of digital radio receiver growth broken down by technology and by geographical region are provided with detailed information about the assumptions on which the forecasts are based. There are separate forecasts for mobile TV via the Eureka-147 DAB standard.

More than 150 interviews were carried out in researching this report with: broadcasters, regulators, chipset manufacturers, network operators, receiver manufacturers, satellite companies, public organizations and institutions, trade groups, etc.


Eureca ResearchT-DMB Mobile TV – A Global, Regional or Korean-Only Standard?

Author: Gareth Owen
Publishing date: February 2008



A 240 page non-commissioned, independent report which provides a detailed analysis of the market prospects of the Eureka-147 based T-DMB standard around the world.

A key feature of the report is a 55-page review of T-DMB developments in a number of key European and Asian country markets. In addition, this chapter also provides the latest regulatory and market development information on DAB digital radio following the RRC-06 spectrum planning conference in mid-2006. There is also a chapter providing details on DAB/T-DMB data technologies and services, including the latest information on Korean commercial data services which were launched in 2007.

Detailed profiles of the main T-DMB vendors are provided. The profiles provide information on their DAB and mobile TV products, their strategic partners and major customers, and highlight their core competences, major achievements and key product differentiators. The list of vendors includes head-end and RF network suppliers, major chipset design houses plus vendors offering content authoring and content protection solutions.

More than 100 interviews carried out in researching this report with: broadcasters, regulators, chipset manufacturers, network operators, receiver manufacturers, public organizations and institutions, trade groups, etc.


Eureca ResearchDigital Radio 2006 – A Global Review

Author: Gareth Owen
Publishing date: October 2006


A 265-page non-commissioned independent report which provides an objective analysis of the development of digital radio around the world during the next six years. As well as a detailed description of the key developments and issues surrounding DAB, the report also provides a comprehensive analysis of the prospects for DRM, HD Radio, ISDB-TBS and satellite radio.

A key feature of the report is a 75-page geographical review of DAB around the world split by regions: Europe (including Eastern Europe and Russia), the Asia-Pacific region (including India and China) and the Americas. The review is based on a comprehensive survey of digital radio developments and future plans in 50 countries undertaken during a 6-month period from March to August 2006.

Detailed 6-year global forecasts of digital radio receiver growth broken down by technology (DAB, DRM, HD Radio, ISDB-TBS and satellite radio) and by region (EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Americas) are provided, including separate forecasts for mobile TV via the Eureka-147 DAB standard.

More than 125 interviews were carried out in researching this report with: broadcasters, regulators, chipset manufacturers, network operators, receiver manufacturers, satellite companies, public organizations and institutions, trade groups (WorldDAB, DRDB, Radio Centre, DRM Consortium, iBiquity Digital Corp), etc.


Eureca ResearchMobile Multimedia Broadcasting - Opportunity or threat to mobile operators?

Author: Gareth Owen
Publishing date: October 2005

A 220-page, non-commissioned, independent report providing an objective analysis of the market potential of new mobile broadcasting services during the next 5 years. In addition to a detailed discussion of the various technology platforms and key business issues, the report also provides a detailed analysis of spectrum availability in Europe and the latest information on MMBS trials and commercial services.

A key feature of the report is a 35-page review of the global roll out of digital radio detailing how existing radio networks are being used to deliver multimedia content today, and how digital radio broadcasting can be used to offer mobile TV and music download services with minimal investment in network infrastructure.

Detailed 5-year global forecasts of mobile broadcast service growth broken down by technology and by region are provided, including forecasts for non-phone devices such as personal music players, portable video players, mobile PCs and automotive devices, which will also be equipped with mobile broadcast receivers.


Eureca ResearchEuropean Digital Radio - On a roll, or another false dawn?

Author: Gareth Owen
Publishing date: May 2004


A 200-page report which provides detailed analysis of digital radio
in Europe. The majority of the report is concerned with the development of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in Europe but there are also individual chapters dedicated to the analysis of Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) and Digital Satellite Radio (DSR). The report includes the results of a 17-country survey of DAB in Europe.


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