02 December 2005
On 2 December, Swisscom Fixnet will begin offering online radio broadcasts via the Bluewin portal. Programming from initially 12 contract partners from German-speaking areas can then be heard for free at www.bluewin.ch. Broadcasts through this well-known online platform will add an additional distribution channel for these radio station's programmes.
Beginning December 2, the following 12 Swiss local radio stations will be available on the Bluewin portal: Radio 24, Radio Top and Top Two, Radio Argovia, Radio Pilatus, Radio 32 and Radio 32 Goldies, Radio Sunshine, Radio Basilisk, Life Channel and Radio 105 with 105 Hitradio and 105 Classics.
Online visitors can choose their favourite station from the list found at www.bluewin.ch > Entertainment > Music > Radio which will then be streamed at 64 kbit/s-quality in Windows media format.
This offering is based on cooperation with the Swiss radio sector in the German, French and Italian-speaking areas of Switzerland. An expansion of the offering to include other German-speaking stations as well as additional stations from French-speaking Switzerland and the Ticino is scheduled for 2006.
Thanks to their integration into Switzerland's best-known Internet portal www.bluewin.ch, these radio stations have gained another distribution platform for their programmes without any costly investments.