Radioplayer goes live

Radioplayer, the BBC-backed internet radio service featuring hundreds of commercial stations, has gone live.

Listeners can now access live streaming and on-demand content from hundreds of different radio stations – including BBC Radio 2 and Classic FM – in one place for the first time.

Radioplayer is embedded onto each radio station’s website as a pop-up player. Listeners can tune in live to their favourite stations or catch up on shows they have missed. The streaming service will initially only be available online, with mobile applications for the iPhone and iPad expected to follow by the end of this year.

All of the BBC’s local and national stations, as well as about 140 commercial broadcasters, are available on the service from launch. Stations owned by Bauer Media, such as Magic and Kerrang, and UTV’s TalkSport will join the service later this week, taking the total number of stations available to 228.

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