Daily Press Summary | Monday 11 February 2019

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Labour’s deputy leader urges PM to keep free TV licences for over-75s
Tom Watson warns scrapping benefit would be ‘huge financial blow’ to pensioners.
Guardian

News UK to sell local radio stations to Bauer
News UK is doing a deal with Bauer Media that allows it to exit local radio in England and Wales, and concentrate resources on national stations such as talkSPORT and Virgin Radio.
Campaign (£)

2019 has been a terrible year for digital media so far
Last Friday, The Pool, a media site aimed at (mainly) millennial women, collapsed into administration.
Financial Times (£)

Chris Evans says talkRADIO is changing to talkNEWS
Chris Evans has told listeners to his Virgin Radio breakfast show that Wireless’ talkRADIO is going to rebrand as talkNEWS – and suggested Nick Ferrari and John Humphrys would be great signings.
Radio Today

Frequency change request for Love Sport and Panjab Radio
Ofcom has received a request from Love Sport and Panjab Radio to swap the format of each licence.
Radio Today

Facebook launches cinema ticketing platform
Facebook is partnering with cinemas on an in-app ticket booking platform as part of its ongoing efforts to re-engage users with “meaningful social interactions”.
Mediatel

Coca-Cola, Ikea, HMV: 5 things that mattered last week and why
From Coca-Cola’s new campaign to promote its Premier League sponsorship to the future of the HMV brand and the magazine industry making a play for more ad budgets, catch up on all the major news in the marketing industry last week.
Marketing Week

Is streaming killing the radio star?
As more young listeners switch off, broadcasters are having to ring the changes.
Guardian

BBC trials voice search services
Options include choosing shows to match your mood.
Broadcast (£)

Gaydio gets ready for full launch on FM in Brighton
Gaydio has ‘soft-launched’ in Brighton on FM using its community radio licence, and has introduced a new jingles package from ReelWorld.
Radio Today

Spotify hit 96m paying subscribers in 2018 – and just posted its first ever operating profit
Spotify finished 2018 with 96m paying subscribers around the world, up by 25m year-on-year.
Music Business Worldwide

Twitter makes first quarterly profit in its history
Social media company makes $91m profit in fourth quarter of 2017 on revenue of $732m
Guardian

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