Mobile phone users will soon be able to download clips of Fawlty Towers and other BBC comedies to their handsets for the first time after BBC Worldwide signed a deal with Vodafone, writes Leigh Holmwood.
The service - which will be available to Vodafone Live! users in the UK - will include classic scenes such as Basil beating up his car and Sybil beating up the builder.
BBC Worldwide director of commercial broadband and interactive television Jonathan Crane said "Licensing BBC comedy sequences to Vodafone Live! is a genuinely groundbreaking deal for us. Accessing video via handsets is now a reality for us all, and as demand grows, BBC Worldwide is poised to provide a range of great video content to these new mobile services."
Fawlty Towers continues to be one of the UK's most enduring comedies and remains one of BBC Worldwide's most internationally successful programmes, with sales to broadcasters in over 70 countries, including India, Russia and Thailand.