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Visual Radio for Radioplayer

Internet radio is well on its way to becoming an everyday medium. Almost half of all Germans listen to the radio via mobile phone, and the trend is on the rise. Together with WDR, the IRT has developed a visual radio concept for the radio programmes of ARD and Deutschlandradio for the Radioplayer.


The Radioplayer is an online platform for radio stations. The most important difference as compared to competitors like radio.de and Streema is that the stations can actively participate and determine the appearance of the player. The IRT developed a display template for PCs and mobile devices that can be easily adapted for use by other stations. In addition, a server application was developed that retrieves data provided by the station such as title, artist, EPG or on-demand content. The application converts the data into a format suitable for Radioplayer. Since the beginning of October 2015 this system has been in operation for all radio services of WDR, and since February 2016 also for Deutschlandfunk and Deutschlandradio Kultur. 

Your contact

Alexander Erk
Sachgebietsleiter
Head of Department
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-282