Radioplayer unveiled at Radio Festival

By | Published on Wednesday 20 October 2010

The previously reported Radioplayer was unveiled at the Radio Festival in Manchester yesterday. This is the new online radio platform that will carry both BBC and commercial radio services, basically an iPlayer type thing with non-BBC programmes. As previously reported, the Beeb, Global Radio, GMG Radio, Absolute Radio and commercial radio trade body RadioCentre are all backing the new online platform. 

It was confirmed the service will now go live in December with 50 stations on board, with at least 200 stations due to be accessible via the platform by next February. Bigging it up, BBC radio boss Tim Davie told the Festival: “Radioplayer will deliver a simple, quality experience for users and provide a coherent online presence for UK radio stations. It is a result of genuine collaboration across the industry and is the sort of innovation we need to make digital radio a reality”.