The BBC is selling classic episodes of "Doctor Who" and "Red Dwarf" for viewing on mobile phones, anticipating that fans of cult science fiction are often among the first to adopt new technology.
Consumers will have to purchase special multimedia memory cards known as Digital Video Chips, which can be inserted into compatible mobile phones.
It will be interesting to see if the fans will be quick to adopt the new technology or not. Me, while I love technology, I'm a slow adopter. My poor mother despairs of ever seeing me accept the mobile phone as a routine part of life. Portable music, on the other hand, that I like. Portable episodes of cool shows? I suspect I could enjoy that, too. I mean, watching it on a mobile phone's screen probably wouldn't be all that different from watching it on the tiny screen that passes for a TV in my house 😉 Of course, this would mean I'd have to get a mobile phone. Or maybe we'll see mobile mp3 players producing devices compatible with the digital video chips? The iPod, I'm thinking, already has the screen capability in place.