You can find Fun or Radio Nova stations, the podcasts of “New Toqués”, a cooking show from France Bleu Azur, or the NRJ at work webradio, in the same place of any digital medium, it is possible since Thursday April 8. . Long desired by private and public players in the French radio market, the Radioplayer France interface provides the same services as a radio station, but with all the advantages of digital: access to 200 antennas (live or slightly delayed) ) and around 600 webradios (the digital and themed versions of the major networks), their podcasts and replays, all behind a single button.
Challenged by TuneIn Radio, the American site which aggregates thousands of radios and podcasts, challenged by online podcast broadcasting studios, music streaming platforms, etc., NRJ groups (NRJ, Nostalgie, Chérie FM, Rire & Chansons), M6 (RTL, RTL2, Fun), Radio France (France Inter, Franceinfo, France Culture, France Bleu, France Musique, Fip, Mouv), Altice (RMC, BFM Business), Lagardère News (Europe 1, Virgin Radio, RFM) and Les Indés Radios (Latina, Oüi FM, etc.) had no other choice but to add their strengths to adapt to evolving uses.
Masters of their content
“15% of the radio’s 40 million daily listeners listen to it online”, recalled Jean-Eric Valli, president of Radioplayer France, also director of Indés Radios (which brings together 130 independent, regional or local radios), Thursday, during a press conference which brought together the representatives of the six partners. Within Radioplayer France, a technology already adopted by fourteen countries (including Canada), the latter remain masters of their content (no external contributor can decide to interrupt the broadcasts with advertisements, nor to add some in advance. listening), the quality of the sound and the broadcasts, but also the associated data, program schedules or disc cover images. An algorithm allows the user to evolve in the environment he has chosen, while benefiting from recommendations.
Sometimes degraded by on-board electronics, radio reception will be relayed here, thanks to geolocation, by DAB + and online listening
And “All radios are welcome”, added Mr. Valli, those which do not currently have frequencies cannot be part of it (no Internet radios not backed by an FM or DAB + antenna). No more than Skyrock, which does not wish to be there for the moment, nor the associative radios, for “A question of responsibility” and “In a spirit of realism”, he stressed. Radioplayer France represents a cost of “A few hundred thousand euros per year” that stakeholders assume equally.
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