BBC launches iPlayer for Omnia, Xperia X1 and C905

The BBC has announced a new portal for iPlayer on mobile which includes live TV and radio alongside the catch-up services.

It will initially be available on the Samsung Omnia and Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 with support for the Sony Ericsson C905 by the end of next week.

The new site introduces new navigation and new features. It is organised in three main tabs - "Catchup", "TV" and "Radio".

The existing iPhone site and Nokia application will continue and the new site will now include support for the Nokia N85 as well.

Jon Billings, head of technology for mobile for the BBC, says of the decision to offer the platform to Omnia, Xperia and C905 owners:

"These phones have been selected as they hit our requirements of Wi-Fi and 3G support with great browsing and media playback experience (i.e. the video and audio look and sound good), and it's also great to broaden our platform support out to Windows Mobile smartphones as well as our first feature phone offering on the C905".

The BBC says they will be extending the portal out to other compatible devices in the coming weeks.