Under a deal struck by BBC Worldwide episodes of Red Dwarf and Doctor Who will soon be available via your mobile phone.
As part of a new licensing deal with technology firm Rok Player the episodes will be available as clips to download onto your mobile. It is the first time BBC Worldwide has licensed full-length video content for use on mobile phones.
The initial BBC offering includes the classic Doctor Who special The Five Doctors and three episodes from Red Dwarf; Marooned (Series III), Quarantine (Series V) and Cassandra (Series VIII).
Announcing the deal Marc Humphrey, Business Development Manager for BBC Worldwide said “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”
UPDATE: The story has since been widely covered in the media.