Radioplayer Worldwide is making a push into Switzerland. The online radio service is projected to launch this summer, and is expected to host about 150 stations in French, German, and Italian. It will be available on several platforms, including an industry-wide web player, mobile apps for iOS and Android, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Smart Device Link, Chronecast, smartwatches, and Sonos.
Swiss Radioplayer will serve both Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein through a license agreement uniting the Swiss Association of Private Radios, the Union of Local Non-commercial Radio Stations, and the Regional Radio Union of the French part of Switzerland alongside the Swiss Broadcasting Corp.
“I am glad that so many radio stations have joined this industry project in such a short time,” said Jürg Bachmann, president of the Swiss Association of Private Radios and chairman of Swiss Radioplayer. “This joint appearance and integration into a European solution will do much to ensure that Swiss radio stations are also found on all digital platforms.”