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A bigger "Big Brother" in U.K.?

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May 29, 2001 | 9:59am EDT

A bigger "Big Brother" in U.K.?

Suggesting that the second run of the hit British TV series Big Brother will outdo the original, the BBC reported Monday that just four days into the new run, the show's Web site is drawing more visitors than it did when the first series reached the height of its popularity -- more than one million a day. Footage from the house where ten contestants are on camera 24 hours a day is streamed live on the Internet, then edited down for broadcast on the U.K. commercial network, Channel 4. Moreover, the London Daily Sun is providing hourly updates on happenings in the Big Brother house to British cell phone users (at 35 cents a pop). A similar service is being offered by U.K. cell phone operator m-Wise to provide updates about the recently launched British version of Survivor.

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