Belgian Dutch language public broadcaster VRT is pulling the plug out off its DVB-T broadcasts on December 1, citing “changing media consumption usage.’
The third network from Belgian Dutch language public broadcaster VRT is set to launch on May 1st.
Broadband TV News travels the path of YouView, Project Canvas, from the end of Project Kangaroo to Ofcom’s guarded approval.
Ofcom has announced it will not be conducting an investigation into YouView, the former Project Canvas, stating it would be premature at this stage of its development. However, the regulator warned it may reopen the files at a later stage. Cableco Virgin Media and the receiver technology developer IP Vision had both called on Ofcom […]
EXCLUSIVE: By Julian Clover YouView will let content providers decide on how they manage the payment mechanisms on the connected TV platform. In a Broadband TV News interview, Richard Halton, the newly appointed CEO of the former Project Canvas said the platform would also be opened to developers to create their own apps. Read the story »
See Also: Canvas to be branded as YouView
Project Canvas has confirmed that it will go live as YouView. The name for the BBC-led hybrid venture was unveiled alongside a new website that promises a combination of catch-up TV, free-TV, apps and widgets. Richard Halton, formerly project director, has been appointed as CEO of the newly formed YouView TV Ltd. He will work […]
The Open Source Consortium (OSC), the UK trade body representing SME organizations that provide services and support based on open standards, has formally written to Ofcom asking it to investigate Project Canvas.
Hybrid venture Project Canvas has issued a robust defence of its plans, declaring that it had received support from more than 40 organisations.
United for Local Television (ULTV), the industry association of local TV operators in the UK, has asked Ofcom to fully investigate Project Canvas. In its view, Canvas risks seriously damaging the development of small-scale TV services in the UK.
Channel Five, now under the ownership of Northern & Shell, is to rejoin the Project Canvas joint venture. The move comes just six weeks after previous owners RTL pulled out of the hybrid television project.