The BBC is set to launch an Internet radio station player, boasting access to over 400 commercial and BBC stations.
The Beeb is partnering up with RadioCentre, Global Radio and Guardian Media Group to do so.
The service will come in the form of a pop-up console offering live and on-demand audio programmes, and a range of national and local stations plus features such as localised traffic updates.
Listeners will be able to search for styles of music, or even specific songs.
Tim Davie, the BBC’s Director of Audio and Music, enthused that Radioplayer is “a really exciting development and a result of focussed, collaborative thinking within the radio industry,” and added that it was a “simple, compelling proposition for listeners.”
Radioplayer will be landing on a desktop near you at some point in early 2010.