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BBC offers its shows via mobiles
Mobile TV
The trial is expected to start within a matter of weeks
BBC TV and radio channels will be available on some mobile phones for a trial period, it has been announced.

For an initial 12 months, a range of broadcast output will be syndicated to the Vodafone, Orange and 3 networks.

Subscribers to their TV packages will be able to watch BBC One, BBC News 24 and BBC Three, with the exception of some sport and bought-in programmes.

The BBC said the trial would test both the effectiveness of the 3G network and the demand for BBC channels.

The mobile services will not carry premiership football, some films and cartoons, and some overseas programmes like Neighbours.

Subscribers will be able to listen to up to eight BBC radio stations including Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, 6 Music, BBC 7 and Asian Network.

The trial will start before the end of April. Bosses said the trial would help shape future mobile strategy at the BBC.

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