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More radio for the mobile web

The BBC has introduced live streaming to the mobile web pages of its national stations.

Listening via a mobile has been restricted by the corporation before now, but is now available on most mobile phones, but excludes Apple devices for now.

And although this is only a subtle tweak, it's the first time the digital stations such as 6 Music and 1Xtra will be available on the majority of mobile devices.

Writing on his BBC [link=http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2010/05/live_radio_over_the_mobile_web.html?]blog[/link], James Simcock, Executive Producer from the online and technology team says: "It's taken many months to make a change to the BBC's position on mobile streaming, to develop optimised audio streams for all networks and to create various device detection rules to try to ensure we serve the right streams to the right devices (some work differently to others)."

Support for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad will come in the future, and an official BBC App should also provide a listen live facility for all national stations.

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