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Published on: 22nd Aug 2005
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The mobile video firm ROK Player has signed an agreement with the UK state television broadcaster the BBC to port cult TV shows to be shown on mobile phones. It's the first time the BBC has licensed full length video content for use on mobile phones.
The cult BBC programmes Dr Who and Red Dwarf are the first of a number of BBC properties which will join ROK's existing content portfolio which already includes a wide range of music and film content. ROK Player says that it 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 shows again and again, while delivering additional revenues to the BBC and to the talent behind the classic programming. 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.
ROK Player technology allows multimedia handset users to enjoy full screen entertainment including feature films on their handsets, even without network coverage.
Leading content owners such as film distributors, TV companies, production houses and record labels have previously had no way of packaging content appropriately for the mobile. ROK Player, with its full-screen playback of films, television shows and music videos means that the mobile handset has been turned into a recorded media player. ROK Entertainment Group, the creators of ROK Player, is predicting that this mobile content platform market will be worth