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BBC content coming to a mobile phone near you

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 Aug 2005 12:29 User comments (2)

BBC content coming to a mobile phone near you The BBC has teamed up with Rok Player to bring cult classic TV shows to mobile handsets. Both Red Dwarf and Doctor Who episodes are available for mobile handsets after the BBC decided to license full length video content for distribution instead of just the usual teasing clips you can find for cell phones. Rok Player technology allows users with compatible handsets to view content such as films TV shows and music videos on their handsets.
"BBC Worldwide is always looking for new opportunities, both in the UK and abroad, that allow consumers to enjoy their favourite TV content again and again, while delivering additional revenues to the BBC and to the talent behind the classic programming," said Marc Humphrey, Business Development Manager, BBC Worldwide. So far, The Rok Player website only lists several Nokia phones as compatible.

The content you can purchase from the Rok Player site is available on Digital Video Chips. You can also buy content from Nokia stores.

The player uses the phone's multimedia memory card. Originally, there are only four episodes available for phones, one Doctor Who special and three red dwarf episodes. Rok Entertainment Group is no stranger to popular content either, offering content like Shawshank Redemption, Wallace and Gromit and Spongebob Squarepants for mobile phones. Music from the Ministry of Sound, Sony BMG and Eagle Records is also offered by the Group.

This is yet more proof that mobile phones are inevitably turning into mobile entertainment devices like MP3 players. Also, when you add the amount of mobile phone users in the world, it's a market that major studios and labels will have to pounce on as mobile technology evolves even further.


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123.8.2005 14:06

Personally I feel that mobile phone multimedia is a good thing cameras photos video and real tones and all that... but when it comes to watchin my fav shows i rather watch it on a bigger screen....

224.8.2005 1:19

borhan is right i would rather whatch it on the bigger screen... But all that said i think its a great idea especially for people who are on the move and just because they are showing Red Dwarf for them : ) Wow... Take a look at they are pritty expensive if you ask me... :/

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Aug 2005 @ 1:24

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