BBC Adds Additional Phone Support For TV Catch-up Service iPlayer

The BBC has launched a new portal for its TV catchup service iPlayer on mobile to support a wider range of mobile phones, including the Samsung Omnia and the Sony (NYSE: SNE) Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) Xperia X1. Starting next week, the new portal, which includes live TV and radio alongside its catch up services, will also support the Sony Ericsson C905. Currently, the very popular iPlayer is available through an iPhone site and through a specific Nokia (NYSE: NOK) 96 application.

The Beeb also said the new portal, currently in beta, would introduce a new feature