Independent stations which have not signed up for Radioplayer can get help and advice from a number of companies willing to share their expertise and advice.
Radioplayer was officially launched at the Radio Festival this week, but will only list stations which pay to be included.
But once stations have paid their fee – extra information is required along with the audio stream, such as meta data and schedule information.
All in Media and Folder media have teamed up to offer a tool-kit for free to any stations needing help and advice. The tools will enable stations to provide live now playing information, programme schedule details as well associated meta-data to ensure that their stations can compete with larger
radio groups on an even basis.
Folder Media’s Matt Deegan says “AIM and Folder’s tools already allow our clients to keep DAB, Digital TV, Online and Mobile systems up to date, it made sense to widen this to cover the new Radio Player.”
The [link=http://www.foldermedia.co.uk/2010/10/folder-and-aim-launch-free-radioplayer-service/]web-based tools[/link] easily allow stations to keep an online schedule up-to-date as well as hook up the now playing information from their playout systems.
G Media, which [link=http://www.gmedia.co.uk/uk-radio-player-475512]created[/link] the Juice 107.2 Radioplayer console demonstrated at the Radio Festival, is also planning a service for stations. Details will be announced shortly.