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8/24/2005 12:48:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon

August 24, 2005 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
According to a BBC press release, "ROK Player has signed an innovative licensing deal with BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial arm, to release a selection of its major properties for full-length full-screen play on mobile phones," the first time BBC Worldwide has licensed full-length video content for use on mobile phones. Doctor Who and Red Dwarf are among the initial offerings, with "The Five Doctors" (the 20th anniversary story that aired in 1983) and three episodes of Red Dwarf ("Marooned," "Quarantine" and "Cassandra") as part of the initial package. These will work on phones equipped with DVC (digital video chips) from Nokia. Says the release, "ROK Player is working with BBC Worldwide to extend its portfolio of classic BBC TV episodes over the coming months. '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. The ROK Player meets these demands, delivering high quality full-length episodes to mobile phones on a commercial basis,' said Marc Humphrey, Business Development Manager, BBC Worldwide." Also widely reported in the media including at BBC NewsCellular NewsBroadcast NowComputingWhatPCVNUNet,NetImperativePhoneContentYahoo News,Waveguide,WebProNewsTelephonyWorldReutersThe Times,icWalesThe InquirerThe Register,SiliconVOX MarketingDigital LifestylesStuff (NZ)news.com.au,Electric NewsSymbianDM Europe,Virgin.netSoftpedia,Manchester OnlinePC Pro.