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T-Mobile launches TV service

Customers can watch programmes on their 3G phones


The keypad on a mobile phone.

Phone giant T-Mobile has launched a nine-channel TV service for customers with 3G mobile phones.

The channels offer made-for-mobile highlights of the latest TV shows as well as round-the-clock coverage of the latest series of Big Brother.

The company describes ‘MobileTV’ as a mix of live television and edited highlights and says it will be adding more channels in the months ahead.

Subscribers will be able to catch up with the highlights of their favourite Channel 4 shows – with 3-5 minute made-for-mobile clips from programmes such as Skins, Desperate Housewives and Hollyoaks.

News and comedy

ITN will provide news, sport and financial updates every 15 minutes and there will also be back-to-back music videos from MTV,  as well as MTV made for mobile programmes like Pimp My Ride.

The ‘Pocket Comedy’ channel features everyone from the Mighty Boosh to Lee Evans and there will also be animated content and live action programming from Nickelodeon.

T-Mobile is offering free 24-hour passes to allow customers to try out its TV service until the end of June.

From 1 July a 24-hour pass will cost £1, while a 31-day pass will cost £3.50.

Customers will have to renew their subscription at the end of each 24-hour or 31-day period.

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