Dal blog di James:
(…)Two more neat things in the final session of the day (”delivering innovative services”). First Henrik Heide, Editor of Danish Radio, showed off their new personalised radio player which goes live in a few weeks. DR offers a bunch of music stations (about 15 from memory), and the idea is that you listen to those non-stop music stations… until one of your favourite programmes is on the air, in which case the non-stop music station gracefully fades out, and it’s replaced with the live radio programme. Once your favourite programme has finished, it fades your music stream back up again. Really nicely done, and looking suspiciously like the BBC’s new ‘global visual language’ (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
And then it was the turn of Gerhard Zienczyk, Head of International Relations for the German radio broadcaster WDR. They have a problem – they don’t have all the music rights that they need to offer every radio programme on-demand. And they certainly can’t supply their programmes for download onto your iPhone. So… they’ve a novel way round it – they get you to record the programmes yourself. The WDR Radio Recorder is a free download from their site, which records WDR radio services (based on the download of an EPG). This records the 128k MP3 stream; imports the resulting full programme into your iTunes, and lets you get the entire thing in a DRM-free file which you can then listen to on your iPhone out and about. A clever (and visually beautiful) way around a legal licensing issue. Neatly done.