Over-the-top television provider IP Vision has formally complained to Ofcom, calling on the regulator to examine the impact Project Canvas will have on innovation, competition and consumer choice.
Project Canvas has formally invited expressions of interest from manufacturers to develop Canvas-enable devices to market during 2011. The BBC-led hybrid television venture is looking to develop a broad base of manufacturers.
Virgin Media has officially submitted a complaint to the communications regulator Ofcom, urging it to launch an investigation into Project Canvas on the grounds that it is anti-competitive, restricts consumer choice and jeopardizes the future development of next generation TV in the UK.
Project Canvas has confirmed the appointment of Kip Meek as the internet-connected TV project’s non-executive chairman.
Virgin Media is mulling over the possibility of referring Project Canvas to the media regulator Ofcom. By Julian Clover
Five is pulling out of Canvas ahead of a review of its digital investment strategy. In a statement the remaining partners said the project would continue with the backing of the BBC, BT, ITV, Channel 4, Talk Talk and Arqiva. “We continue to support the objectives of Project Canvas and despite withdrawing our interest in […]
Project Canvas has said it will adopt the Marlin DRM solution developed jointly by Intertrust, Panasonic, Phillips, Samsung and Sony. The system will be made available to suppliers of premium content as well as those seeking to implement a subscription or download model.
Project Canvas will be forced to publish its core specifications within 20 days under conditions set by the BBC Trust. The approval for the BBC’s involvement in the broadcast-broadband project follows a year of intensive consultation and often-bitter public exchanges between the industry and six other partners – Arqiva, BT, Channel 4, Five, ITV and […]
Virgin Media CEO Neil Berkett has said the cableco stands squarely behind the aims of Project Canvas, the BBC-led hybrid TV initiative, offering to open up its TiVo boxes to the platform.
Project Canvas has welcomed conclusions by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) that its proposed joint venture does not qualify for investigation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act.