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Radioplayer to pilot including unregulated stations

By | Published on Monday 23 February 2015


The UK radio industry’s combined website and app, Radioplayer, is trailing the addition of non-OfCom regulated stations onto the platform.

It means that online-only radio stations – with no output on AM, FM, DAB or a TV platform – and therefore not regulated by OfCom, will ultimately be allowed onto Radioplayer, albeit for a fee and a commitment to comply with OfCom’s editorial standards. Also, during the pilot, only non-regulated services from existing partners, ie companies with OfCom-regulated services, will be allowed to participate.

According to Radio Today┬áRadioplayer MD Michael Hill says: “With around fifteen DAB slots available next year for new national commercial stations and lots of opportunities remaining on local DAB, we thought we’d give the industry a chance to experiment on a platform with more than six million listeners. We’re hoping to see some great online-only pop-up stations from experienced and trusted broadcasters”.