BBC holds talks with Second Life

The BBC is discussing plans to develop a permanent presence in online virtual world Second Life following a series of trials earlier this year.

The broadcaster is evaluating whether Second Life can be used to help it deliver its public-service remit. Preliminary talks are understood to have been scheduled with Second Life chief executive Philip Rosedale.

At the beginning of the year Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman broadcasted from inside the Second Life world, while in May the BBC 'rented' a tropical island there to stage online music festivals and celebrity parties.

Earlier this month Channel 4 revealed that it plans to provide a Second Life radio show, which will offer daily news about the 1.2m-strong virtual community.

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