UK Radioplayer, the BBC-backed online player for more than 200 UK radio stations, is set to launch on March 31st . It will be the first time that both the BBC and commercial radio stations have come together on a single online radio player. The Internet radio player has been in development for the last two years.
Adrian Cross, leader of software development at Unique Interactive, the company developing UK Radioplayer, said that stations such as BBC Radio 1 and Classic FM, who have adopted the player, will be able to use the technology to have a presence on Internet-connected TV set top boxes. He also said the service would also be available on mobile phones in the future.