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NME digital radio service pulled

Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine
Image caption Florence And The Machine are playlisted by NME Radio

Commercial station NME Radio will no longer be accessible on digital radio or Sky, Virgin and Freesat TV networks, it has been announced.

But the station, which won a Sony Radio Academy Award in May, will still be broadcast online.

The announcement comes after DX Media, the company which launched the service in 2008, terminated its contract with station owners IPC Media.

IPC said the NME website attracts more than 4.2 million users every month.

NME's publishing director Paul Cheal said: "We have enjoyed a great working relationship with DX Media. We would like to thank them for all the excellent work that has gone into NME Radio.

"Meanwhile, we will continue to develop ways in which NME's audience can engage with both audio and visual content utilising our in-house studio facilities whilst maintaining an online music service via our award-winning music website NME.com".

The 24-hour service specialises in indie and alternative rock music.

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