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What happened to BBC iPlayer Radio?

Earlier this year, the BBC announced that it will be replacing BBC iPlayer Radio with a new audio product called BBC Sounds to introduce a more personalised listening experience. Combining radio, podcasts and music, BBC Sounds brings together all of the 80,000 hours of audio content we have available across the BBC to people who might be less familiar with it.

Head of Product, Dan Taylor-Watt, published this blog in June: Introducing the first version of BBC Sounds, and in his speech to the Royal Television Society, Tony Hall said: "We’re changing the way we can all consume radio with a new audio service, BBC Sounds, to replace iPlayer Radio, to give you easier access to the great British content we make."

This change happened to our website on Tuesday 16 October. Have a read over Dan's latest blog post for an update on changes to BBC Sounds since the BBC Sounds app for mobiles and tablets was introduced in June of this year: The next major update for BBC Sounds

You can find out more about the changes to BBC iPlayer Radio and our new BBC Sounds website in the following pages: 

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