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Radioplayer Deutschland licences UK Radioplayer technology

From a press release to news@media.info
Posted 9 September 2014, 5.33am edt

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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 Frankfurth, “radioplayer.de will be a non-profit-project to support radio listening, between the commercial and public broadcasters.”

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