Radioplayer Set For December Launch

An online radio service which will allow users to listen to BBC and other commercial radio channels from one online location is set to be launched in December, it has been announced.

The Radioplayer website will be rolled out in December with around 50 radio stations being available initially. However, the service will not be be fully operational until February next year, when it is set to offer around 200 radio stations.

Radioplayer will allow the listeners to search by station, genres and programme and will also be able to save their favorite shows or stations as pre-sets.

The online radio project has been undertaken by the BBC along with Absolute and Global Radio and was first demoed at the Radio Festival in Salford, BBC News reports.

Tim Davie, director of BBC audio and music said in a statement: “It is a result of genuine collaboration across the industry and is the sort of innovation we need to make digital radio a reality.”