Sunday, 3 April 2011

April Fool

The BBC and Commercial radio have got together and launched a widget that can find your favourite radio station on a PC or MAC. Launched on 1st April it must be an April fool, the BBC and Commercial radio have never worked together before?  But a miracle happened and the UK Radio Player isn't an April Fool, it will be a one-stop place to find radion and on demand content.

It's not perfect - searching for the station I have been working for - 'Fun Kids' there is, as yet, no entry in the search or browse.  It also needs an app for mobile phone and a way of using it on Virgin Media and Sky and on a PS3 but it is a very good start.

Now all the industry has to do is persuade car manufacturers to follow Ford's lead and fit DAB radios as standard into their cars ....!

2 comments:

James said...

1. It launched on 31st March

2. It doesn't contain Fun Kids yet; stations are progressively being added to it. The next lot go live on Tuesday, I think.

3. The currently-included stations are at www.mediauk.com/radio/platforms/radioplayer

Steve Campen said...

1. Trust you to let the facts get in the way of a good story, they'd never let you work at the Daily Mail.

2. Great that's good news.

3. Ah a plug for your very well run website.