BBC trials TV and radio streaming to 3G handsets

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Some of the BBC’s biggest shows will soon be available to your 3G mobile handsets.

The corporation has announced a trail of BBC TV and radio channels for a 12-month period, which will be syndicated to the Vodafone, Orange and 3 networks. Subscribers will have access to BBC One, BBC News 24 and BBC Three – which means shows such as Dr Who, EastEnders and The Apprentice. The exceptions will be Premiership football, some films and bought-in shows, such as Neighbours.

After the 12-month trial, the BBC will assess the effectiveness of the 3G network and the demand for BBC channels. Also available will be BBC radio, including Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, 6 Music, BBC 7 and Asian Network.

The trial starts towards the end of April. Contact your mobile provider for further details.

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Dave Walker