Digital radios to get download facilityYou'll be able to buy songs you've just heard

29 June 2007

Some digital radios will soon allow people to buy copies of songs they've just heard.

Imagination Technologies, the company behind the Pure brand of digital radios, is working on the service with UBC Media Group.

UBC’s new ‘Cliq’ instant music purchase technology will allow digital radio listeners to use a ‘buy now’ facility on their radio while listening to selected DAB radio stations.

Downloaded songs can then be transferred to a PC and to compatible media players.

Range of radios

More details on the new service and launch schedules will be announced at a later date.

It’s likely to appear on a wide range of new radios as Imagination says Pure has a market share of more than 20 per cent and many other manufacturers use Pure technology in their models.

Hossein Yassaie, Imagination Technologies CEO, said: ‘This co-operation will allow both Pure Digital and other major brands that use Imagination Technologies’ digital radio platform to take digital music download to the next level.

‘We are delighted to be working together with UBC on this exciting project.’