'iPlayer for radio' coming to the internet
A new way of listening to online radio is coming before the end of the year (unless we’ve all topped ourselves from poverty of course). Described by some as ‘the iPlayer of radio’ is called Radioplayer and will provide simple access to as many as 200 stations by February next year.
50 stations will be included in the service initially, and content will be searchable by station, programming and genre. The service has been set up with the combined energies of the BBC and commercial broadcasters.
On their website, the Radioplayer people say that: "Online listening is seen as complex, inconsistent and fragmented. We've settled on a model that achieves simplicity, consistency and enables users to switch stations – while leaving the streaming and serving of the player in the hands of each broadcaster."
Here’s a preview of what it’s all about...