Orange users get BBC comedy on their mobile

The Office, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Little Britain, The League of Gentlemen, Goodness Gracious Me and classic-series Doctor Who will now be available to watch on mobile phones following a breakthrough deal between Orange and BBC Worldwide.

From this month, Orange World users will be able to watch video clips of classic scenes and use famous catchphrases from the shows as ringtones. Images of characters from the shows can also be used as wallpapers for phones.

Jason Blain, Director of Business Development, BBC Worldwide, said: "For the first time, we're giving mobile customers the chance to watch their favourite shows on their phone. More and more, BBC Worldwide is looking to move toward non-traditional broadcasting vehicles, and this partnership with Orange is a testimony to that".

Orange is the first mobile operator to offer its customers wireless access to a range of popular BBC television programmes on their phone.

The first wave of content is live on Orange World from 9 February.