Channel 4 to launch on-demand digital radio service

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channel4.gifOn Wednesday, Channel 4 is to submit its application to launch an on-demand digital radio service which will include a range of content from business news to children’s shows and audio books.

Digital radios and mobile phones able to receive the signal will gain access to half-a-dozen channels from which listeners can choose programmes. They will also be able to buy and store shows and songs which can then be transferred to a PC or MP3 player.

The service will also include live radio stations, with content coming from a number of broadcasters including Channel 4, UTV, and SMG, as well as the likes of Disney, Penguin and the Financial Times.

The licence will be awarded by Ofcom this summer.

(Via The Telegraph)

Andy Merrett