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YouView: The new name for Project Canvas

YouView: The new name for Project Canvas

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The controversial IPTV and video-on-demand service, Project Canvas, has been rebranded as YouView, which will be its public name and face. It comes from the formation of a new company, YouView TV Ltd, and the appointment of Richard Halton, the ex-head... >>

Five plays Hokey Cokey with Project Canvas

Five plays Hokey Cokey with Project Canvas

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Channel Five is back on board the good ship Project Canvas following its £104 million takeover by Richard Desmond's Northern & Shell Group. The broadcaster had pulled out of the project back in July because of problems with the "fundamental strategic... >>

Project Canvas seeking manufacturing partner

Project Canvas seeking manufacturing partner

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It looks as if Project Canvas is all systems go, as the organisation has invited manufacturers to begin work on developing hardware to carry the internet connected television platform. Cisco, Humax and Technicolor have so far been named as Project Canvas'... >>

Virgin Media lodges Project Canvas reservations

Virgin Media lodges Project Canvas reservations

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Virgin Media has lodged an official complaint to Ofcom over Project Canvas. The service provider claims that the proposed video-on-demand platform is anti-competitive. The new venture, which sees the BBC partner with rival broadcasters such as Channel... >>

Channel Five leaves Project Canvas

Channel Five leaves Project Canvas

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Channel Five, one of the seven partners in Project Canvas, has left the venture "pending a review of its digital investment strategy". The TV broadcaster, which has been put up for sale by its owner, RTL, is thought to have struggled to find its share... >>

Project Canvas planned for early 2011 launch

Project Canvas planned for early 2011 launch

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Project Canvas' chief technical officer has stated that the much debated and delayed service should be arriving in the first half of 2011. The open online TV platform, which Anthony Rose describes as a "best of breed", will have an Intel system-on-a-chip... >>

Project Canvas: Approval granted by BBC Trust

Project Canvas: Approval granted by BBC Trust

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The BBC's controlling body, the BBC Trust, has given the green light for its involvement in Project Canvas, providing it sticks to certain agreements. These include the condition that the project actively engages with the industry on a wider scale as... >>

Virgin Media to work with Project Canvas?

Virgin Media to work with Project Canvas?

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Like Sky, Virgin Media has been a vocal opposer to Project Canvas for a while, believing the prospective industry-wide VoD platform to be anti-competitive, mainly due to its closed nature and enforced industry standards. However, Neil Berkett, CEO of... >>

Project Canvas given all-clear by OFT?

Project Canvas given all-clear by OFT?

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Project Canvas, the video-on-demand service backed by seven partners including the BBC, ITV and BT, will not be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading over competition issues; potentially given it the green light to go ahead. Speaking today, Sheldon... >>

Sky attacks Project Canvas

Sky attacks Project Canvas

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Sky has openly criticized Project Canvas, the on demand over the internet TV service supported by the BBC in an open letter in the Guardian. Mike Darcey, BSkyB's chief operating officer, used the paper to criticize the need for the service that won't... >>