Radioplayer Canada http://radioplayer.ca Free Digital Streaming App Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:12:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.4 Radioplayer Canada Launches New “Smart Device” Integrations with Sonos, Google’s Chromecast, and Apple CarPlay http://radioplayer.ca/radioplayer-canada-launches-new-smart-device-integrations-with-sonos-googles-chromecast-and-apple-carplay/ Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:54:03 +0000 http://radioplayer.ca/?p=429
  • Sonos features the streaming radio service in its app in Canada
  • Google’s Chromecast enables streaming across more listener devices
  • Apple Carplay compatibility enhances safety and convenience for listeners
  • TORONTO, ON (August 4, 2017) Radioplayer Canada, the radio streaming app that puts more than 400 radio stations in the palms of listeners, has just unveiled brand new interfaces for the Sonos home sound system, Google’s Chromecast, and Apple CarPlay.

    “Integration on these platforms, reinforces our commitment to make our radio content more accessible, ensuring Canadians can listen anywhere they choose,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio, and Board Chair of Radioplayer Canada.

    Sonos homes in Canada can add Radioplayer Canada as a Music Service in the Sonos app, then browse the station list, see recommended, local, and trending stations, and choose on-demand catch-up programming.

    “Radio has always been a vital ingredient of Sonos’ home sound system,” said Vincent, Sorge-Titmus, Country Director, Sonos. “We want listeners to enjoy every aspect of music and radio programming which is why we’re so pleased to welcome Radioplayer Canada to the Sonos home sound system.”

    In addition to the Sonos integration, Radioplayer Canada also launched integration with Google’s Chromecast platform. Listeners can now ‘cast’ their favourite radio stations from the Radioplayer Canada app to a nearby TV and see a ‘live feed’ montage on the screen including album art (from music stations), recent social media posts (Facebook and Twitter), and other program information. Listeners can also use any other Chromecast enabled device, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook, and most Mac® and Windows® laptops.

    Apple Carplay enables in-vehicle listeners to access Radioplayer Canada smartly and safely from their dashboard’s built-in display and their iPhone. Every major auto manufacturer has partnered with Apple Carplay to bring selected apps to the car, including Radioplayer Canada.

    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).

    Radioplayer Canada app is available on the App Store and on Google Play. 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 @RadioplayerCa on Twitter.

    About Radioplayer Worldwide

    Radioplayer Worldwide is a group of collaborating broadcasters across Germany, Austria, Ireland, Norway, Belgium, Canada, and Peru. They are all using the Radioplayer technology platform, and between them they represent thousands of stations. They work alongside UK Radioplayer to ensure radio stays strong in car dashboards, smart speakers, and on mobile and desktop platforms. For more, see www.radioplayerworldwide.com or follow @rpworldwide on Twitter.

    Media Contacts:

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

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    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 http://radioplayer.ca/radioplayer-canada-launches-digital-radio-app-a-partnership-between-canadas-premiere-private-radio-broadcasters-cbcradio-canada-and-canadas-campus-and-community-stations/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:00:50 +0000 http://radioplayer.ca/site/?p=278
  • 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

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    Campus and Community Radio Stations Join Canada’s Premier Radio Broadcasters in Radioplayer Canada Launch http://radioplayer.ca/campus-community-radio-stations-join-canadas-premier-radio-broadcasters-radioplayer-canada-launch/ Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:43:07 +0000 http://radioplayer.ca/?p=249 – 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

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    Canada’s Premier Radio Broadcasters Unite to Bring Listeners Top-Rated Digital Radio Streaming Service, Radioplayer http://radioplayer.ca/canadas-premier-radio-broadcasters-unite-to-bring-listeners-top-rated-digital-radio-streaming-service-radioplayer/ Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:29:47 +0000 http://radioplayer.ca/?p=187 – 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

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    Radioplayer platform to launch in Austria http://radioplayer.ca/radioplayer-platform-to-launch-in-australia/ Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:19:55 +0000 http://radioplayer.ca/?p=161 Click here to view the original article.

    RADIOPLAYER PLATFORM TO LAUNCH IN AUSTRIA

    Radioplayer Worldwide is adding Austria to the list of countries using its service, after an agreement with Radioplayer Österreich GmbH.

    Radioplayer Österreich GmbH is formed of shareholders from the three biggest commercial radio groups in Austria: Life Radio, Antenne Steiermark and KRONEHIT.

    The country follows in the footsteps of Norway, Belgium, Germany and Ireland who have all signed up to the UK system.

    Radioplayer will be launched in Austria by late summer 2015, for use on desktop, iOS and Android applications.

    “We’re really pleased to have reached an agreement with the Austrian radio industry to licence the technology”, said Simon Blackmore, Managing Director of Radioplayer Worldwide, adding, “This now means we have five territories outside of the UK using Radioplayer, which clearly demonstrates that broadcasters working together in a territory is a vital part of the future of radio”.

    “The start of the Austrian Radioplayer helps to establish this technology as a European wide standard”, said Christian Stögmüller, Managing Director of Radioplayer Austria and the CEO of Life Radio.

    “Even though the Austrian radio stations have been part of the digital world for years, the Radioplayer is the ideal technical and marketing tool for the entire radio sector and will help us to strengthen our position in the digital world”.

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    UK Radioplayer Technology to be Licensed to Ireland http://radioplayer.ca/uk-radioplayer-technology-licensed-ireland/ Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:54:33 +0000 http://radioplayer.ca/?p=152 Click here to view the original article.

    UK RADIOPLAYER TECHNOLOGY TO BE LICENCED TO IRELAND

    Radioplayer Worldwide (RPW), a consortium created to represent the UK Radioplayer platform internationally, announces an intention with Raidió Telefís Éireann (RTÉ) and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) to licence the Radioplayer technology in Ireland for an initial three year term.

    Following the continued growth and development of Radioplayer in the UK, Norway, Belgium and Germany RPW are pleased to announce that the Radioplayer technology will be launched in Ireland for mobile devices by early December.

    Consisting of a tried, tested and flexible desktop player, simple backend tools, a natural search engine, mobile apps on iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile, tablet apps on iPad, Android and Kindle, and even apps for your car: the UK Radioplayer is used by hundreds of stations in the UK as their default player – and by millions of listeners to enjoy their favourite stations.  Radioplayer has made it simpler for listeners to find and hear great radio online, and easier for broadcasters to showcase the best of their content.

    “We’re really pleased to have reached an agreement with the Irish radio industry to licence the technology”, said Simon Blackmore, Managing Director of Radioplayer Worldwide, adding, “This now means we have four territories outside of the UK using Radioplayer, which clearly demonstrates that broadcasters working together in a territory is a vital part of the future of radio”.

    “Since its invention radio has been a flexible and adaptable medium. In recent years we have seen a huge increase in the amount of ways that people can listen to radio and the Radioplayer is the latest milestone in the evolution of radio. The introduction of the Radioplayer to Irish audiences marks another step in the growing partnership between RTÉ and the independent radio broadcasters and it will ensure that radio remains relevant in all our lives” said John Purcell, Chairman of the IBI.

    “This is a big step forward by our mature industry; bringing simplicity and variety to digital listeners on a strong, robust platform with tons of potential”, says JP Coakley, Director of Operations, RTÉ Radio.

    For further information, please contact:
    Simon Blackmore, Managing Director, Radioplayer Worldwide, +44 (0)20 7453 1640
    simon.blackmore@radioplayerworldwide.com

    JP Coakley , Director of Operations, RTÉ Radio, +353 (1) 2083251
    JohnPaul.Coakley@rte.ie

    Lisa Ní Choisdealbha, Executive Director, IBI, +353 87 2038956

    About Radioplayer Worldwide
    Radioplayer Worldwide has been created between Unique Interactive (part of 7digital Group plc), Imagination Technologies and UK Radioplayer to explore opportunities for the Radioplayer technology internationally.  For more see www.radioplayerworldwide.com or follow @rpworldwide on Twitter.

    About UK Radioplayer
    Radioplayer offers ‘UK radio in one place’, in a ground-breaking partnership between the BBC and commercial radio.  We now show-case over 400 UK radio stations – including all BBC national and local services, all major commercial stations, and a selection of community and student radio.  Radioplayer is available on desktop, mobile, tablet, and in-car, and now has over 6 million users.  For more see www.radioplayer.co.uk or follow @ukradioplayer on Twitter.

    About RTÉ and the IBI

    RTÉ (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) is Ireland’s national public-service media organisation. A leader in Irish media, RTÉ provides comprehensive, cost-effective, free-to-air multi-media services to the public in Ireland and interested audiences internationally.

    The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) is the representative body for Ireland’s independent radio broadcasters. The 34 members of the IBI are national, regional, multi-city and local radio stations who broadcast to in the region of 2.5 million listeners across Ireland every day, catering for every age group, interest and taste. For more see www.ibireland.ie or @ibireland on Twitter.    

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    What is Radioplayer Canada http://radioplayer.ca/radioplayer-canada/ Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:15:12 +0000 http://radioplayer.ca/?p=142 Radioplayer is a portal or aggregator that is used to bring all Canadian Radio together digitally. The Radioplayer technology was developed with two goals in mind:

    1. Develop the best radio-digital user experience while being as undisruptive as possible to existing station streaming and digital infrastructure.
    2. Give radio stations the ability to collaborate on technology, so they can compete on content.

    How Radioplayer Canada works

    Radioplayer Results

    • 37% on average increase in digital radio tuning (all stations gained tuning) in the UK in the first full year on implementation. 91% of the population tunes into radio, which is up 2% from the previous rating period.
    • Listener satisfaction and user experience is rated higher for Radioplayer than it is for TuneIn, Pandora and any other individual radio station app.
    • Ford inserted the UK Radioplayer technology into their dashboard.
    • Radioplayer technology now being used in the UK, Germany, Norway and Belgium.
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    Radioplayer Deutschland Licenses UK Radioplayer Technology for Germany http://radioplayer.ca/radioplayer-deutschland-licenses-uk-radioplayer-technology-germany/ Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:02:52 +0000 http://radioplayer.ca/?p=137 Radioplayer Worldwide (“RPW”), a consortium created to represent the UK Radioplayer platform internationally, has signed an agreement with Radioplayer Deutschland GmbH to licence the technology.

    Following the continued growth and development of Radioplayer in the UK, Norway and Belgium, RPW are pleased to announce that Radioplayer Deutschland, a partnership between 18 of Germany’s commercial broadcasters, is to launch the Radioplayer technology in Germany. The service is being announced today and will launch publicly in the beginning of next year.

    Consisting of a tried, tested and flexible desktop player, simple backend tools, a natural search engine, mobile apps on iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile, tablet apps on iPad, Android and Kindle, and even apps for your car: the UK Radioplayer is used by hundreds of stations in the UK as their default player – and by millions of listeners to enjoy their favourite stations. Radioplayer has made it simpler for listeners to find and hear great radio online, and easier for broadcasters to showcase the best of their content.

    “It’s great to be working with the team at Radioplayer Deutschland at this exciting time for radio in Germany”, said Simon Blackmore, Managing Director of Radioplayer Worldwide, adding, “With another International partner licensing the platform, this further demonstrates that for broadcasters looking to work together to grow radio across their territory, Radioplayer is the best place to start”.

    “It’s the right time for this joint industry project in Europe’s biggest market, Germany, together with our British radio-colleagues. The web is an excellent additional platform for modern radio”, says Hans-Dieter Hillmoth, General Manager Radioplayer Deutschland and Radio FFH in Frankfurt, “radioplayer.de will be a non-profit-project to support radio listening, between the commercial and public broadcasters”.

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    Recognition for Radioplayer http://radioplayer.ca/recognition-radioplayer/ Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:54:41 +0000 http://radioplayer.ca/?p=130 Google highlights us as one of the best “new and updated” apps

    Jacobs Media features Radioplayer in “Innovations” series

    Michael Hill to speak at Next Radio London in next few weeks

    The Radioplayer app was updated during the summer, adding more discovery opportunities for audiences to find great radio. We’re proud that Google Play highlighted the UK Radioplayer Android app (for tablets and phones) as one of the best “new and updated” apps. If you’re in the UK, you can download it, free, from iTunes, Google Play, and the Kindle appstore. If you’re not, but would like a preview of it, please get in touch and we’ll help you install it on your device.

    Jacobs Media is running a series of blog posts about ‘innovation in radio’; and Radioplayer has been highlighted in a full article. It’s an interesting read, containing advice to innovators as well as some background behind the Radioplayer’s ethos.

    And Michael Hill, the Managing Director of UK Radioplayer, is to speak at Next Radio, the radio ideas conference on September 8th in London. The programme promises a look at Radioplayer’s continued success, and a look to the future.

    Radioplayer offers a consistent user experience for desktop, and a great way to discover new stations on mobile. The technology is available for license in your territory, too: so you can get up and running quickly.

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    Radio’s Most Innovative: Radioplayer http://radioplayer.ca/radios-innovative-radioplayer/ Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:08:47 +0000 http://radioplayer.ca/?p=119 From the consumer viewpoint, one of the best things about radio is that it just works. You simply turn on a single and simple device, and your favorite stations are right there, delivering the content you want. Unfortunately, the same isn’t necessarily true when it comes to streaming.

    As more of us listen to streams using smartphones, tablets, and computers, the user experience becomes frustratingly inconsistent. It can be difficult to know where to find content that might live on iHeartRadio, TuneIn, radioPup, or a stand-alone app. And then once the content is located, the stream quality can vary widely influenced by a number of factors, many of which are out of the broadcaster’s control.

    It would certainly benefit the radio industry and help secure its future if streaming was as easy as listening to a traditional radio. Across the Atlantic that thought process led to the development of the Radioplayer app – an online audio player that gives listeners access to live, on-demand, and podcast radio from hundreds of stations – commercial and non-commercial — in the United Kingdom. All in one place. But as we know from our experience in the States, the process of bringing different broadcasters with varying priorities together for a common goal is never easy.

    Radioplayer was developed and is maintained by a not-for-profit company backed by the entire British Broadcasting industry, including the BBC. To find out more about this innovative approach to streaming and the unique cooperation that has been established between rivals, we talked to Managing Director Michael Hill.

    JM: Tell us how the concept for the Radioplayer app came about.

    MH: ‘Radioplayer’ is a concept that’s much bigger than the app. It’s about working together, to secure radio’s future. About four years ago, online listening appeared to be flat-lining, compared to the growth of video, social media, and other content. So the UK radio industry decided to collaborate on some strategically important stuff. That is, to ‘agree on technology, compete on content.’

    Our research showed that people found radio websites and players inconsistent and difficult to use. So the BBC and commercial radio got together and designed a ‘best-in-class’ web player. We aimed for – ‘it just works’ – like a radio.

    We launched with 157 UK stations in 2011. Within 18 months, online listening had grown by 40%. We now feature more than 400 stations, and serve 7 million users per month. Our apps are world-leading and incorporate the best radio search experience in the world, a brilliant recommendation engine, and an elegant ‘series-stacking’ feature for catch-up and podcasts. Both iTunes and Google Play just featured them in their ‘best new app’ categories.

    JM: It couldn’t have been easy to get public and commercial radio to work together. What was the biggest barrier you faced in making it happen?

    MH: The toughest challenge was defining where the lines are drawn. Most people agree there are issues best addressed through collaboration and they also agree companies need freedom to act alone, competing on distinctiveness and innovation.

    We were successful with UK Radioplayer because throughout the design process, we applied ‘just enough’ consistency to solve the ‘user experience’ problem while leaving space for innovation and distinctiveness. We got the balance right for broadcasters because we are broadcasters ourselves.

    JM: Has the concept moved beyond the UK?

    MH: Some countries — Belgium, Norway, Finland, and others — have adopted Radioplayer-style models of their own. And it’s no secret we’re talking to the Canadian radio industry about launching a version of Radioplayer. They see clear benefits to owning their own aggregator rather than becoming increasingly dependent on third parties.

    JM: What do you think would have to take place for U.S. broadcasters to do something similar?

    MH: You’ve already got aggregation models, like iHeart and TuneIn. These go some of the way to solving the ‘user experience’ problem. But they’ve grown out of a largely commercial need and don’t seem very collaborative or particularly strategic. Sometimes, an industry has to look at the long game as well as the quarterly spreadsheets. Damn, that sounds preachy. Sorry.

    JM: Many broadcasters in the States feel that efforts to promote the stream should take a backseat to promoting over the air radio (a la NextRadio). What’s your reaction to that?

    MH: We shouldn’t be ‘promoting’ specific distribution methods to listeners at all. They don’t understand, or care. They just want to listen to our great content. That’s not to say we shouldn’t discuss distribution behind closed doors but radio folk tend to obsess about platforms at the expense of content.

    JM: How does monetization of the stream work for commercial broadcasters in the UK?

    MH: For several years, streaming in the UK has been monetized in the same way as broadcast – counted and sold as listener-hours (we don’t have the same requirement to replace ads in our streams as you do in the U.S.).

    But now, stations are starting to introduce in-stream systems like Triton and AdsWizz, enabling dynamic targeting of audio spots. At the same time our biggest commercial group (Global Radio) has announced it’s leading a new (and collaborative) project to launch a Digital Audio Exchange for ads (DAX for short). Over the next couple of years these two innovations combined will revolutionize how commercial radio is viewed by advertisers.

    JM: The concept of the radio industry speaking in “one voice” goes beyond both streaming and borders. Explain why it matters.

    MH: There’s one word that explains the importance of radio speaking with ‘one voice’: cars.

    Auto manufacturers work on such long timescales and across such vast geographical markets that a single country can’t hope to influence them, let alone a single company. Not even a country as large as the U.S. or a company as influential as the BBC. Unless we speak with one voice, we will not be heard clearly and ‘proper radio’ will start getting left out of new digital dashboards.

    JM: James Cridland, a radio futurologist who consults Radioplayer, once said, “A growing share of a shrinking market may look impressive to investors; but a growing market is ultimately more important to the long-term health of an industry.” How can American broadcasters begin growing the market?

    MH: There are two areas to focus on and these are so obvious and facile that I apologize in advance.

    1) Content: Clearly still King. ‘Proper Radio’ done well has far more value to listeners than the sum of its parts. But we’re starting to see that value erode, particularly in the U.S. Others are appropriating the term ‘radio’ for their own commercial ends, even if they’re just algorithmic streaming services. To fight this, we must amplify what’s distinctive about ‘proper radio.’

    2) Distribution: If content is King, distribution is Queen. Having the greatest Breakfast Show on the planet is pointless if no one under 40 can work out how to listen. That’s where industry collaboration becomes crucial. Not just for the obvious (streaming apps), but for developing next-generation radios.

    Streaming is great, but it doesn’t solve all our problems, and it sounds like crap in a moving car (in the UK, anyway). We need to prototype new, smarter radios, and persuade phone and car manufacturers to support a hybrid future.

    JM: What is one suggestion you have for someone with an innovative idea that doesn’t know how to get started?

    MH: Here are four ideas:

    1. Start somewhere. Launch something.Make one small step, and you’ll be surprised how different the world looks.
    2. Don’t worry if you can’t find millions to do the startup thing. You can get things done very cheaply, and don’t want to scale up too big too soon. You’ll just dilute your energy and burn money.
    3. Find someone you feel you can trust and partner with them if you can’t do it alone. But never do business with anyone you wouldn’t want sitting round your kitchen table with your family.
    4. Always read instructions carefully. This question asked for one suggestion. Doh.

     

    Thanks to Mike Hill for these great responses, and to Mike Stern for writing this post.

    Article from JacoBlog, “Radio’s Most Innovative: Radioplayer”

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