RadioTime Internet Radio Channel Available on the Roku Streaming Media Player

Roku RadioTime Channel - browse local radioRadioTime, Inc, a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, and Roku Inc., a leading supplier of innovative digital media products, today announced the availability of the RadioTime channel for free on the Roku streaming media player. Developed by a Roku and RadioTime customer working with Roku’s publicly available software development kit (SDK) and RadioTime’s Open Application Programming Interface (API), the Roku RadioTime Channel adds access to over 20,000 AM/FM and Internet-only radio stations and more than 100,000 programs to Roku’s ever-growing library of multimedia content.

“There was an obvious demand for Internet Radio on the Roku DVP and RadioTime offered the path of least resistance to satisfying that demand,� said Chris Hagedorn, who posts regular updates on all his projects to his web site www.TheNowhereMan.com. “The RadioTime API is freely available, built on open standards, and is easy to work with.�

The Roku RadioTime Channel, which will be available on June 1, 2010, requires no set up or registration. Users can also link to their RadioTime.com accounts to manage their favorite station and program presets on the Roku player.

“The Roku player has become an incredibly powerful platform for content owners and aggregators to deliver their content over broadband to the most ubiquitous entertainment device: the television,� said Jim Funk, vice president of business development for Roku. “The RadioTime channel returns radio to a position of prominence in the home entertainment system, and is a great example of how anyone can build a channel that streams content to the TV.�
RadioTime provides an easy means of finding local, national, or global radio programming airing on stations in 140 countries and broadcasting in 55 different languages. It provides an Open API to enable hardware manufacturers and software developers to add the RadioTime guide to their devices and applications.

“The Roku RadioTime Channel provides access to the unique programs and on-air personalities that only radio can offer,� said Bill Moore, founder and CEO, RadioTime, Inc. “Now Roku users can tune to the wide variety of music, sports, news and talk airing worldwide from sources ranging from national networks such as ESPN, NPR and the BBC to their hometown and college stations.�

The Roku RadioTime Channel is available now at no additional cost to Roku customers. For more information and a demonstration video, visit http:

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