HRADIO – A New Project to Tackle Future of Internet Radio
ERCIM/W3C is participating in HRADIO (Hybrid Radio everywhere for everyone), a new EU-funded project (Innovation Action) that started in September 2017. It focuses on radio service innovations enabled by convergence. While radio, with its rich editorial content, remains a highly popular medium, listening figures are slowly declining, particularly among youngsters. With the rapid rise of smartphones, radio faces competition from many new services including music steaming platforms. Regular radio today often does not include attractive features as known from online platforms. And if present, they are mostly not well integrated with the actual radio programme. This is where HRADIO will deliver.