BT has announced that Virgin Mobile will be the first mobile operator to sign up to the BT Movio broadcast digital TV and radio service for mobile phones.

Virgin Mobile will become the first mobile operator in Europe to offer its customers digital TV and radio content on a mobile device using broadcast technology.

The announcement of the deal coincided with the unveiling of the new handset which will screen the new TV service. The Trilogy - the world's first DAB-IP enabled Smartphone - was unveiled at the 3GSM World Congress 2006.

Virgin Mobile will offer the broadcast service on a limited exclusive basis to its customers later this year giving its customers access to a wide range of digital TV content and more than 350 DAB digital radio stations nationwide broadcasting twenty-four hours a day.

Broadcast via the UK's existing digital audio broadcasting (DAB) network, the Virgin Mobile service will deliver a reliable, high-quality viewing and listening experience to an infinite number of mobile users.

The mobile TV Smartphone has been developed jointly by BT, TTP, and HTC, one of the world's biggest original design manufacturers for mobile devices. This Smartphone is the world's first mobile device based on IP delivered over a broadcast network. The Trilogy device features a 2.2inch screen - ideal for consuming video content - and a range of other media driven features including removable storage and an integrated 1.3 mega pixel camera.