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BBC to simulcast channels on web in UK

MUMBAI: Television channels on the web! That is what UK's pubcaster BBC will be making available to consumers. In a significant development, the BBC has decided to make its channels available online, but the service is restricted to UK viewers.

For starters, BBC will simulcast BBC One or BBC Two on the web to let viewers catch the shows online when they get out of TV, an article appeared on the pubcaster's website has said. The facility of TV clippings will be extended to mobile phones as well.

In an interview with The Guradian, BBC director of TV Jana Bennett has been quoted as saying, "Proposals to make clips available on mobile phones are also being speeded up."

Reportedly, it is the leakage of the first episode of its show Doctor Who on to the internet, which has inspired the BBC to utilise the online technology. Interestingly, the makers of the Doctor Who series are among the producers who have been developing ways to use mobile phone and portable players.

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