Radioplayer Launches in the Balkans

Radioplayer Hrvatska launched at an event on Friday 22nd September in Rovinj, on Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Radioplayer’s Head of Consumer Products, Ole Jørgen Torvmark, was delighted to welcome our 20th member country.

Luka Đurić, General Manager of the Croatian Radio Forum and Vice-President of the Association of European Radios, said that

“Collaboration between broadcasters and countries is so important to ensure that Radio can keep control of its own destiny. Radioplayer is such an important tool to make sure that not only can our listeners hear their favourite radio stations wherever they want but also so that Croatia can be around the table with our fellow broadcasters across the world.”

Yann Legarson, CEO of Radioplayer Worldwide, said

“For many years, broadcasters and listeners in western Europe have benefitted from Radioplayer’s wide range of consumer and automotive integrations. Not only do our stations look amazing in car dashboards, but they are available in mobile apps and on tablets, on the biggest brands of TV sets, on smart speakers and in wearables. We are so pleased to now be able to launch all of these great products in the Balkans too.”, said Legarson.

Radioplayer Hrvatska launches with nearly 40 stations, both broadcast and online only services which will benefit from Radioplayer’s direct integrations into car dashboards bringing real benefits for listeners in connected cars. The number of stations on the Croatian platform will grow over the next few months as new services join.

The Radioplayer model was first developed as a unique collaboration between the BBC and commercial radio in the UK, creating an innovative listening platform for the digital age. Unlike other radio aggregation models, Radioplayer is non-profit, and backed 100% by broadcasters.

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