This week the BBC turned off their Windows Media streams. In English this means that the particular way the BBC provided their live radio stations over the Internet changed. This broke the BBC Live Radio 2 program.
However, the BBC provide a different way to access the radio stations, so this weekend I’ve switched the BBC Live Radio program to using this new mechanism for the stations that broke, and it all seems to work. This doesn’t require a new version of the program, since which stream to use is controlled from the WebbIE site.
It also means that you gain BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra and the World Service is working again, which is good.
I notice that the local stations kept working, so I’ve left them alone: it’s entirely likely they’ll break at some point and I’ll have to amend them. But there you go. It would be great if the BBC told me about changes, so do lobby them! Mail the BBC Trust.