Unique Interactive, the techie bit of radio company UBC Group, has been hired by the people behind Radioplayer to provide initial development and ongoing operational support to the new cross-broadcaster online radio service.
As previously reported, Radioplayer will work a bit like the BBC’s iPlayer, but will provide access to services and programmes from most of the UK’s radio stations. The BBC, Global Radio, GMG Radio and Absolute, plus commercial radio trade body RadioCentre, are all backing the new system.
Confirming their involvement, Unique Interactive’s Adrian Cross told Radio Today: “Radioplayer is a very exciting project and we’re really pleased to be able to play a part in its creation and ongoing development. With such enthusiastic stakeholders, we’re sure Radioplayer will be a great success”.
Radioplayer MD Michael Hill added: “Radioplayer’s all about working in partnership for the good of the industry. As one of our technology partners, Unique Interactive has the right mix of experience to help us deliver ‘one simple player for UK Radio’”.