The BBC and commercial radio have launched Radioplayer, an online listening platform for UK radio. Radioplayer will offer all BBC national and local stations as well as commercial radio, including Global's Capital and Heart networks, GMG's Smooth Radio and Absolute Radio. Bauer Media and UTV Media owned stations will be joining Radioplayer within a week of launch, taking the total number of stations available to 228.
Key features include a cross-industry search function and a function to save favourite stations and programmes.Listeners can search by station, programme, location, presenter or topic. On-demand programmes, "listen again" and commercial radio podcasts will also be searchable, with live output or "just broadcast" listed higher than older programming.
The BBC has announced potential plans to make Radioplayer available on mobile devices, including smart phones and tablet computers. Radioplayer is also confirmed as a content advisory partner for YouView.
Tim Davie, Director, BBC Audio and Music, says: "Radioplayer's strength is a simple, powerful offer to listeners: all of radio in one place. This partnership is another signal that the radio industry is accelerating cross-industry innovation."
DTG Staff | 01.04.2011