Radioplayer gets connected on Facebook

Radioplayer, the online listening platform for radio, has launched a Facebook Connect app which enables millions of Facebook users to share their radio listening and engage in social chat around radio content.

The app makes it easy to listen to UK Radio from within Facebook, share your favourite stations and programmes with your friends via your wall, and see what other people in your area have been listening to.

There are now more than 250 stations in Radioplayer, many with a considerable presence on Facebook via fan pages and group pages, and they will be invited to promote and embrace the new Facebook Radioplayer app.

Michael Hill, Managing Director of Radioplayer commented:  “Less than 6 months ago, we put ‘UK Radio in one place’ on your computer. Now we’re showing 30m UK Facebook users that radio is a perfect companion, while you’re chatting with friends”.

Andrew Harrison, Chairman of Radioplayer added:  “These latest developments are part of a long-term strategy which will see Radioplayer form a vital component of the radio industry’s multiplatform future alongside DAB and FM.”

The Facebook Radioplayer app has been created collaboratively, with Folder Media as the lead developers, Unique Interactive offering technical support, station data feeds from Media UK, and considerable input from Radioplayer partner groups and Facebook themselves.

Other potential roll-out plans could see Radioplayer available on mobile devices, including smart phones and tablet computers, and Radioplayer is already confirmed as a content advisory partner for the YouView ‘connected TV’  project, set to launch in 2012.

All BBC national and local stations as well as commercial radio, including stations from Global, GMG, Bauer, Absolute Radio, and UTV are available on Radioplayer, as well as hundreds of independent, student and community stations.

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31.08.2011 | General

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