Project Canvas has confirmed the appointment of Kip Meek as the internet-connected TV project’s non-executive chairman.
The former senior regulator at Ofcom and managing director of Spectrum Strategy Consultants, Meek will now lead the search for a chief executive officer. He will step down from his full time role at Ingenious Media and his non-executive positions at the Broadband Stakeholder Group and Phorm.
“Internet technology creates unlimited choice and can also give people real control over what they watch, and when they watch it,” said Meek. “Project Canvas will integrate the broadcast and on-demand worlds to make this possible via the TV. It will also allow third-party business models to thrive through an open platform, bringing the benefits of next-generation TV to anyone who wants it.
Meek takes over the chairmanship with immediate effect, succeeding BBC director of Future Media and Technology Erik Huggers who has acted as project chair for the last year. “Project Canvas can now continue its journey towards incorporation as a business standing on its own two feet. On behalf of the shareholders, I’m delighted to have attracted someone as respected as Kip Meek to the challenge.”
Led by the BBC, the other partners in Project Canvas are ITV, BT, Channel 4, Talk Talk and Arqiva.