In the UK, the BBC has made the decision to speed up plans to broadcast programmes and entire channels on the internet and on mobile phones. Shows such as "Doctor Who" and "Red Dwarf" will be available.

Ahead of the Media Guardian Edinburgh Television Festival, which begins today, the BBC's director of television, Jana Bennett, said she was asking programme makers, commissioners and schedulers to get to grips more rapidly with the evolution in technology. She said consumers were ahead of broadcasters in their take-up of new technology.