Thursday, November 19, 2009

Beeb announces the Radioplayer

The BBC has announced that it will be releasing a new online radio player that aims to offer the output of every licensed UK radio station.

Its press release says that

The UK Radioplayer, due for launch early next year, is a pop-up console which will be open to stream more than 400 licensed national, local, community and student radio stations, offering a unique, constantly updated live and on-demand audio service.

So unlike the I-player which the corporation was prevented from sharing with other broadcasters,however as Paid Content reports

the BBC isn’t yet submitting UK Radioplayer to formal trust approval, believing it’s not a new service but a marrying of existing technology backends. That would avoid scrutiny for public value and market impact.

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