Radioplayer Canada Launches Digital Radio App – A Partnership between Canada’s Premiere Private Radio Broadcasters, CBC/Radio-Canada, and Canada’s Campus and Community Stations

  • CBC/Radio-Canada joins the stations of Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Blackgold Radio, Byrnes Communications, CAB-K Broadcasting, Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco Media, Corus Entertainment, Durham Radio, Fabmar Communications, Golden West Broadcasting, Harvard Broadcasting, Larche Communications, Newcap Radio, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Rogers Media, Rawlco Radio, RNC Media, Saskatoon Media Group, Vista Radio, and Westman Communications Group as well as the member stations of the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC), to launch first North American expansion for Radioplayer –
  • Newly announced CBC/Radio-Canada properties include CBC Radio One,
    CBC Radio Two, ICI Radio-Canada Première and ICI Musique –
  • Radioplayer Canada, the latest iteration of top-rated radio app in Europe, is available on iOS, Android, and through a desktop player –

TORONTO, ON (March 1, 2017) The Radioplayer Canada streaming app launches today, putting more than 400 Canadian radio stations into the palm of your hand, including CBC and Radio-Canada. It was announced this morning that Canada’s public broadcasters would join a consortium of private broadcasters participating in Radioplayer, which showcases the vast majority of Canadian stations, with more joining every week.

“Radioplayer solidifies that radio in Canada remains vital and relevant,” said Troy Reeb, Senior Vice President, Corus Radio & Global News. “Corus Entertainment is proud to participate in this exciting initiative alongside nearly all Canadian broadcasters. We look forward to the impact this world class app will have on the radio listening experience.”

The free Radioplayer Canada app gives radio listeners access to nearly every style of music, news, talk, and entertainment content, in both official languages, on any connected device, at any time of day, from anywhere.

“The way Canadians listen to radio is changing, and we’re changing with them,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio speaking on behalf of the
consortium. “Radioplayer gives our listeners access to their favourite local stations and allows them to discover others across the country like never before. With access on mobile devices and desktop, tuning to your favourite station has never been easier.”

The free Radioplayer Canada app facilitates listener discovery of radio content through search and recommendations based on listening history, geographical location and crowd-sourced trending.

“Joining the Radioplayer family is a part of our commitment to ensure that CBC content is available to all audiences and on as many platforms as possible,” said Susan Marjetti, executive director, CBC Radio & Audio English Services. “CBC Radio and Audio is already setting new records in its reach for smart Talk, dominating in popular podcasting and developing new Canadian artists through CBC Music. We look forward to making CBC’s public service programming available in this new way, today, with the announcement of our partnership with Radioplayer Canada.”

Listeners are able to access live and catch-up radio broadcasts across the country through Radioplayer Canada’s browser-player, and on connected devices through the iOS or Android app, including integrations with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Chromecast, and smartwatches.

BBC Radio joined forces with UK’s private radio broadcasters to launch the first Radioplayer five years ago, which has become the top-rated digital radio app in Europe and is currently rolling out in countries around the world.

“Having CBC/Radio-Canada join the Canadian Radioplayer effort is another very proud moment for Radioplayer,” said Michael Hill, Founder and Managing Director, Radioplayer UK. “Radio faces amazing, yet technically challenging, opportunities in cars, smartphones, and among younger audiences. Joining the ever-growing Radioplayer family is a great way for broadcasters to address these together – whether their focus is public service delivery or growing commercial revenue.”

Radioplayer Canada brings CBC/Radio-Canada together with the stations of Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Blackgold Radio, Byrnes Communications, CAB-K Broadcasting, Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco Media, Corus Entertainment, Durham Radio, Fabmar Communications, Golden West Broadcasting, Harvard Broadcasting, Larche Communications, Newcap Radio, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Rogers Media, Rawlco Radio, RNC Media, Saskatoon Media Group, Vista Radio, and Westman
Communications Group, as well as the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC). For additional business opportunities, please visit www.radioplayer.ca.

About Radioplayer Canada
Radioplayer Canada is a highly collaborative partnership among many of Canada’s finest radio broadcasters to provide listeners with a world-class streaming experience across a variety of platforms and connected devices, on mobile, tablet, desktop and in-car. Radioplayer Canada unites broadcasters, fosters competition on content, and allows radio to compete with other digital forms of audio. For more, see www.radioplayer.ca follow @radioplayercanada on Twitter.

About Radioplayer Worldwide
Radioplayer Worldwide is a partnership between UK Radioplayer, 7digital, and the countries that have rolled out Radioplayer in their countries. Radioplayer
originated in the UK where BBC as well as commercial radio joined together to explore technical collaboration across the industry. Radioplayer UK now attracts an audience of 7 million unique users a month. Radioplayer is now operating in countries around the world. For more, see www.radioplayerworldwide.com or follow @rpworldwide on Twitter.

Media Contacts:
Shawn Smith, Momentum, 604.872.8900 ext. 300,
shawn@momentummediamarketing.com

Campus and Community Radio Stations Join Canada’s Premier Radio Broadcasters in Radioplayer Canada Launch

– National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) brings its college and community member stations to Radioplayer Canada –
– Newly confirmed private broadcasters include Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Blackgold Radio, Byrnes Communications, CAB-K Broadcasting, Fabmar Communications, and Westman Communications Group –
– Previously announced groups are Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco Media, Corus Entertainment, Durham Radio, Golden West Broadcasting, Harvard Broadcasting, Larche Communications, Newcap Radio, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Rogers Media, Rawlco Radio, RNC Media, Saskatoon Media Group, and Vista Radio –
– Radioplayer Canada, the latest iteration of top-rated radio app in Europe, will be available on iOS, Android, and through the desktop player –

TORONTO, ON (February 9, 2017) Canada’s National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) has joined a growing consortium of premier radio broadcasters representing more than 400 stations who have come together to launch the Radioplayer Canada app and desktop streaming player technology in Canada.

Announced earlier this fall, Radioplayer Canada’s free app will give radio listeners access to nearly every style of music, news, talk, and entertainment content on any connected device, at any time of day, from anywhere. This now includes many of Canada’s vibrant campus and essential community stations.

“The opportunity to display the amazing talents of close to 10,000 broadcaster/contributors in the campus and community sector is so important for the radio sector, let alone the non-profit portion of the Canadian market,” said Barry Rooke, Executive Director, NCRA/ANREC. “We are thrilled to work with our partners across the industry to facilitate discovery of all types of radio, and that’s what Radioplayer Canada does. It gives listeners the chance to find something new to fall in love with.”

Radioplayer Canada will allow Canadians immediate access their favourite English and French entertainment, news, sports, and talk radio stations – all in one place.

“Community and campus stations are a vital part of any country’s radio sector,” says Michael Hill, Managing Director, Radioplayer Worldwide. “They’re training-grounds for industry innovators, which is why it’s great that Radioplayer Canada has decided to support them with this initiative. It’s inclusive, collaborative, and egalitarian – values which are at the heart of both Canada, and Radioplayer.”

Listeners will be able to access live and past radio broadcasts across the country through Radioplayer Canada’s browser-player, and on connected devices through the iOS or Android app, including integrations with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Chromecast, and smartwatches.

Radioplayer Canada brings campus and community stations together with those of Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Blackgold Radio, Byrnes Communications, CAB-K Broadcasting, Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco Media, Corus Entertainment, Durham Radio, Fabmar Communications, Golden West Broadcasting, Harvard Broadcasting, Larche Communications, Newcap Radio, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Rogers Media, Rawlco Radio, RNC Media, Saskatoon Media Group, Vista Radio, and Westman Communications Group, among others. For additional business opportunities, please visit www.radioplayer.ca.

About Radioplayer Canada

Radioplayer Canada is a highly collaborative partnership among many of Canada’s finest radio broadcasters to provide listeners with a world class streaming experience across a variety of platforms and connected devices, on mobile, tablet, desktop and in-car. Radioplayer Canada unites broadcasters, fosters competition on content, and allows radio to compete with other digital forms of audio. For more, see www.radioplayer.ca follow @radioplayercanada on Twitter.

About Radioplayer Worldwide

Radioplayer Worldwide is a partnership between UK Radioplayer, 7digital, and the countries that have rolled out Radioplayer in their territories. Radioplayer originated in the UK where BBC as well as commercial radio joined together to explore technical collaboration across the industry. Radioplayer UK now attracts an audience of 7 million unique users a month. Radioplayer is now operating in countries around the world. For more, see www.radioplayerworldwide.com or follow @rpworldwide on Twitter.

Media Contacts:

Shawn Smith, Momentum, 604.872.8900 ext. 300, shawn@momentummediamarketing.com

Les stations de radio étudiantes et communautaires s’associent aux principaux radiodiffuseurs avec le lancement de Radioplayer Canada

— L’Association nationale des radios étudiantes et communautaires (NCRA/ANREC) joint ses stations membres à Radioplayer Canada —
— De nouveaux diffuseurs privés ont récemment été confirmés, dont Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Blackgold Radio, Byrnes Communications, CAB-K Broadcasting, Fabmar Communications et Westman Communications Group —
— Les groupes ayant déjà fait l’objet d’une annonce sont Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco Media, Corus Entertainment, Durham Radio, Golden West Broadcasting, Harvard Broadcasting, Larche Communications, Newcap Radio, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Rogers Media, Rawlco Radio, RNC Media, Saskatoon Media Group et Vista Radio —
— Radioplayer Canada, la plus récente version d’une application radio européenne de haut niveau, sera disponible en format IOS, Android ou par le lecteur à l’écran —

TORONTO, ON (Le 9 Février 2017) L’Association nationale des radios étudiantes et communautaires (NCRA/ANREC) du Canada s’est jointe à un consortium d’importants radiodiffuseurs en pleine croissance, lequel représente plus de 400 stations qui se sont regroupées afin de lancer au Canada la technologie de l’application de lecture en continu Radioplayer Canada.

L’annonce en ayant été faite plus tôt cet automne, l’application gratuite de Radioplayer Canada offrira aux auditeurs l’accès à pratiquement tous les contenus musicaux, parlés et de divertissement sur tout appareil connecté, n’importe quand et n’importe où. Cela comprend désormais plusieurs stations étudiantes et communautaires parmi les plus dynamiques et les plus importantes.

« La possibilité de mettre ainsi en évidence les grands talents de près de 10 000 diffuseurs et collaborateurs dans le secteur étudiant et communautaire est d’une grande importance pour le monde de la radio, sans compter le marché du bénévolat canadien, a dit Barry Rooke, directeur général de la NCRA/ANREC. Nous sommes excités à l’idée de travailler avec nos partenaires de l’industrie afin de faciliter la découverte de tous les types de radios et c’est ce que fait Radioplayer Canada. Il donne la possibilité de trouver de la nouveauté et de l’aimer. »

Radioplayer Canada fournira aux Canadiens un accès immédiat à leur station préférée, que son contenu soit le divertissement, les nouvelles, le sport ou la radio parlée – le tout au même endroit.

« Les stations étudiantes et communautaires constituent une composante essentielle du secteur radiophonique de notre pays, affirme Michael Hill, directeur général de Radioplayer Worldwide. Elles sont un centre de formation pour les innovateurs de l’industrie; c’est ce qui est formidable dans l’appui de Radioplayer Canada à cette initiative. C’est inclusif, coopératif et égalitaire – des valeurs communes au Canada et à Radioplayer. »

Les auditeurs pourront accéder partout au pays aux diffusions en direct et aux reprises grâce à l’application par navigateur de Radioplayer Canada et sur les appareils connectés à l’aide des applications IOS ou Android, y compris les intégrations avec CarPlay d’Apple, Android Auto, Chromecast et les montres intelligentes.

Radioplayer Canada permettra de réunir les stations étudiantes et communautaires avec celles de Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Blackgold Radio, Byrnes Communications, CAB-K Broadcasting, Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco Media, Corus Entertainment, Durham Radio, Fabmar Communications, Golden West Broadcasting, Harvard Broadcasting, Larche Communications, Newcap Radio, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Rogers Media, Rawlco Radio, RNC Media, Saskatoon Media Group, Vista Radio et Westman Communications Group, entre autres.

À propos de Radioplayer Canada

Radioplayer Canada est le résultat d’une étroite collaboration et de partenariat entre plusieurs des meilleurs radiodiffuseurs canadiens offrant aux auditeurs une expérience de première qualité d’écoute en ligne ur un large éventail de plateformes et d’appareils connectés, sur téléphones cellulaires, tablettes, ordinateurs et dans les automobiles. Radioplayer Canada réunit les diffuseurs, favorise une saine compétition quant au contenu et permet à la radio de rivaliser avec d’autres formes d’audio numérisé. Pour plus d’information, voir www.radioplayer.ca; suivre @radioplayercanada sur Twitter.

À propos de Radioplayer Worldwide

Radioplayer Worldwide est un partenariat entre UK Radioplayer, 7digital et les pays qui ont déployé Radioplayer sur leur territoire. Radioplayer a débuté au Royaume-Uni où la BBC et la radio commerciale ont joint leurs efforts afin d’explorer de nouvelles collaborations technologiques au sein de l’industrie. Radioplayer UK bénéficie d’un auditoire de 7 millions d’utilisateurs individuels par mois. Radioplayer est maintenant actif à travers le monde entier. Pour plus d’information, voir www.radioplayerworldwide.com; suivre @rpworldwide sur Twitter.

Contact média:

Shawn Smith, Momentum, 604 872-8900 poste 300
shawn@momentummediamarketing.com

Canada’s Premier Radio Broadcasters Unite to Bring Listeners Top-Rated Digital Radio Streaming Service, Radioplayer

– Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco, Corus, Durham Radio, Golden West, Harvard Broadcasting, Larche Communications, Newcap Radio, Pattison, Rogers, Rawlco Radio, RNC Media, Saskatoon Media Group, and Vista Radio unite to broker first North American expansion for Radioplayer –
– The top-rated radio app in Europe, Radioplayer will be available on iOS, Android, and through the desktop player –

TORONTO, ON (Sept. 28, 2016) Canadians, this announcement will be music to your ears! A free app is on the way that will give listeners from coast-to-coast access to nearly every style of music, news, talk, and entertainment content from close to 500 stations on any connected device, at any time of day, from anywhere.

Radioplayer, a UK based digital radio streaming service, has joined forces with Canada’s leading radio broadcasters to bring Canadians free, easily accessible digital radio on any connected device. Launching later this year, Radioplayer will allow Canadians immediate access to their favourite English and French entertainment, news, sports and talk radio stations powered by 15 Canadian radio broadcasters. Launch date to be announced in the coming weeks.

“I am extremely pleased that the majority of Canadian radio broadcasters have come together to bring this innovative offering to its listeners,” said Ian Lurie, Chief Operating Officer, Newcap Radio and Chair of the CEO Radio Council. “Radioplayer occupies a unique position in Europe, and its expansion into Canada represents a milestone for the platform in North America.”

“The way Canadians listen to radio is changing, and we’re changing with them,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio. “Radioplayer gives our listeners access to their favourite local stations and allows them to discover others across the country like never before. With access on mobile devices and desktop, turning the dial to your favourite stations has never been easier.”

Listeners will be able to access live and past radio broadcasts across the country through Radioplayer’s browser-player, and on connected devices through the iOS or Android app, including integrations with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Chromecast, and smartwatches. As the top-rated radio app in Europe, Radioplayer features the world’s best search and recommendation engine for radio, powered by the Radioplayer metadata platform.

“This is a very proud moment for Radioplayer and it will further strengthen the international ties between radio broadcasters,” said Michael Hill, Founder and Managing Director, Radioplayer UK. “Radio is in great shape, but we know we face challenges and opportunities in cars, smartphones, and among younger audiences. Joining the ever-growing Radioplayer family is a great way for broadcasters and countries to address these together.”

Radioplayer Worldwide is a partnership between UK Radioplayer, 7digital (a B2B digital music and radio services company), All In Media (who build the Radioplayer apps), and the countries which have rolled out Radioplayer. Radioplayer provides the trusted simplicity of radio with all the benefits of digital. Users can move between stations, set favourites, listen to on-demand content, find location based programming, see what is trending, and more.

Radioplayer in Canada brings together the stations of Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco, Corus, Durham Radio, Golden West, Harvard Broadcasting, Larche Communications, Newcap Radio, Pattison, Rogers, Rawlco Radio, RNC Media, Saskatoon Media Group, and Vista Radio. For additional business opportunities, please visit www.radioplayer.ca.

About Radioplayer Worldwide
Radioplayer Worldwide is a partnership between UK Radioplayer, 7digital, and the countries which have rolled out the Radioplayer model. It was created to explore opportunities for international technological collaboration across radio. For more see www.radioplayerworldwide.com or follow @rpworldwide on Twitter.

Media Contacts:
Michelle Lomack, Rogers Radio, 416.819.2783, michelle.lomack@rci.rogers.com
Elisa Barbaro, Rogers Radio, 647.388.9403, elisa.barbaro@rci.rogers.com

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Les plus grands radiodiffuseurs du Canada s’unissent pour offrir aux auditeurs Radioplayer, un service de diffusion numérique en continu très prisé

Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco Média, Corus, Durham Radio, Golden West, Harvard Broadcasting, Larche Communications, Newcap Radio, Pattison, Rogers, Rawlco Radio, RNC MEDIA, Saskatoon Media Group et Vista Radio s’unissent pour négocier la première expansion de Radioplayer en Amérique du Nord.
Radioplayer, l’application radio la plus prisée en Europe, sera accessible sur des appareils iOS et Android, ainsi que sur des lecteurs de musique sur ordinateurs de bureau.

TORONTO, ONT. (28 septembre 2016) Message aux Canadiens : cette annonce sonnera comme de la musique à vos oreilles! Une application gratuite sera bientôt offerte aux auditeurs d’un océan à l’autre qui pourront accéder à plus de 500 stations offrant du contenu musical de tous les styles, des nouvelles, de la radio parlée et du divertissement, peu importe l’appareil utilisé, le moment de la journée ou l’endroit où ils se trouvent.

Radioplayer, un service de diffusion numérique en continu provenant du Royaume-Uni, a joint ses forces à celles des plus importants radiodiffuseurs du Canada pour offrir aux Canadiens une radio numérique gratuite et facilement accessible, peu importe l’appareil utilisé. Avec un lancement prévu plus tard cette année, Radioplayer permettra aux Canadiens d’accéder rapidement à leurs stations de radio préférées, de langue anglaise ou française, que ce soit pour du divertissement, des nouvelles, du sport ou de la radio parlée, une diffusion possible grâce à un réseau de quinze radiodiffuseurs canadiens. La date de lancement sera annoncée dans les prochaines semaines.

« Les plateformes numériques, et la mobilité en particulier, occupent une place de plus en plus grande dans la vie des Canadiens. L’arrivée de Radioplayer va permettre à nos auditeurs d’enrichir leur expérience radiophonique de façon spectaculaire. C’est pourquoi la majorité des radiodiffuseurs canadiens ont choisi RadioPlayer, une solution européenne éprouvée qui s’implante maintenant en Amérique du Nord grâce à ce partenariat, » déclare Richard Lachance, président et chef de la direction, Cogeco Média.

« Pour les Québécois, la façon d’écouter la radio a évolué et nous évoluons avec elle, » mentionne Mario Cecchini, président-directeur général, RNC Media. « Radioplayer donne à nos auditeurs l’accès à leurs stations locales préférées et leur permet d’en découvrir d’autres à travers le Québec et le reste du Canada comme jamais auparavant. Disponible sur ordinateurs et appareils mobiles, l’écoute de votre station préférée n’a jamais été aussi facile. »

Les auditeurs pourront accéder à des émissions de radio en direct ou en rediffusion partout au pays, grâce au lecteur Radioplayer et sur des appareils connectés, en téléchargeant les applications iOS ou Android. Cela comprend l’intégration avec CarPlay d’Apple, Android Auto, Chromecast et les montres intelligentes. Application radio la plus prisée en Europe, Radioplayer offre le meilleur moteur de recherche et de recommandations au monde pour les stations de radio, propulsé par la plateforme de métadonnées du même nom.

« Il s’agit d’un grand moment pour Radioplayer qui consolidera davantage les liens entre les radiodiffuseurs à l’échelle internationale, affirme Michael Hill, fondateur et directeur général, Radioplayer UK. La radio se porte très bien, mais nous savons que nous devons surmonter les obstacles et saisir les possibilités que représentent les voitures, les téléphones intelligents et les auditoires plus jeunes. Le fait de se joindre à la famille Radioplayer en pleine croissance est une excellente façon pour les radiodiffuseurs et les pays d’y arriver ensemble. »

Radioplayer Worldwide est un partenariat entre UK Radioplayer, 7digital (entreprise de services interentreprises de musique et de radio numériques), All In Media (agence créatrice des applications Radioplayer) et les pays ayant déployé Radioplayer. Radioplayer fournit un accès radio à la simplicité éprouvée, avec tous les avantages du numérique. Les auditeurs peuvent passer d’une station à l’autre, configurer des listes de stations favorites, écouter du contenu sur demande, trouver une programmation en fonction de l’emplacement, connaître les tendances, et plus encore.

Au Canada, Radioplayer rassemblera les stations de Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco Média, Corus, Durham Radio, Golden West, Harvard Broadcasting, Larche Communications, Newcap Radio, Pattison, Rogers, Rawlco Radio, RNC MEDIA, Saskatoon Media Group et Vista Radio. Pour toute possibilité de partenariat additionnelle, veuillez consulter www.radioplayer.ca.

À propos de Radioplayer Worldwide
Radioplayer Worldwide est un partenariat entre UK Radioplayer, 7digital et les pays ayant déployé le modèle Radioplayer. Il a été mis sur pied afin d’explorer des possibilités pour une collaboration technologique internationale axée sur la radio. Pour de plus amples renseignements, consultez www.radioplayerworldwide.com ou suivez @rpworldwide sur Twitter.

Personne-ressource — Médias :
Michelle Lomack, Rogers Radio, 416-819-2783, michelle.lomack@rci.rogers.com
Elisa Barbaro, Rogers Radio, 647-388-9403, elisa.barbaro@rci.rogers.com
Christine Dicaire, Cogeco Media, 514-796-9258, christine.dicaire@cogecomedia.com
Marlène Levesque, RNC Media, 514-866-8686, Mlevesque@rncmedia.ca