Does anyone really get excited about TV on mobile phones? It just doesn’t seem to have happened, despite the best efforts of the various networks. The latest offer to tempt us in is from Orange, which has done a deal with the BBC for some of the channel’s content on its handsets.
Orange customers who sign up to the mobile TV package get access to BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4 and BBC News24, as well as radio streams of Radio1, 1Xtra, Radio2, Radio3, Radio4, 6 Music, BBC7, and the Asian Network. Note, these are live streams, not the previously-available clips http://www.techdigest.tv/2006/02/bbc_clips_on_yo.html. If that gets you all hot under the collar, you can get the service from April, prices starting from £5 per month.
Five handsets can currently receive the service, which also offers content from Sky, ITN, Channel4, Disney and Bloomberg. Orange TV is available on five handsets and includes content from Disney, ITN, Channel4, Sky, and Bloomberg.