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Project Kangaroo tweaks plans for Competition Commission

Project Kangaroo tweaks plans for Competition Commission

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Project Kangaroo has volunteered to dump plans to jointly sell catch-up and archive shows to rivals, so that it can get regulator approval to launch. ITV, BBC Worldwide and Channel 4 - the broadcasters involved in the venture - argue that by changing... >>

Project Kangaroo deemed anti-competitive

Project Kangaroo deemed anti-competitive

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A serious spanner has been thrown in the works for Project Kangaroo, the joint video on demand service from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, as it has failed to gain approval from the Competition Commission. The regulator has ruled that the scheme, that would... >>

Project Kangeroo bounces back

Project Kangeroo bounces back

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It may have just lost its chief exec to Microsoft, but Project Kangeroo is readying for launch. Ashley Highfield announced he was leaving the BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 joint initiative after only 6 months in the job, but, although no permanent... >>

Ashley Highfield quits Project Kangaroo

Ashley Highfield quits Project Kangaroo

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Ashley Highfield, the chief executive of Project Kangaroo, the BBC/ITV/Channel 4 broadband TV joint venture, is to leave the endeavour before it launches. Project Kangaroo was due to launch at Christmas, but has been delayed until mid-2009 at the earliest,... >>

Google backs Project Kangaroo

Google backs Project Kangaroo

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As the Office of Fair Trading launched its investigation into the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 joint video on demand service, Project Kangaroo, ITV chairman Michael Grade grumbled in a letter about how "non-UK companies like Google and Apple are free to build... >>

Project Kangaroo investigation delayed

Project Kangaroo investigation delayed

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The Competition Commission is currently investigating Project Kangaroo - the joint video on demand project from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. However it seems that the investigation is now being held up by none other than one of the teams championing it.... >>

ITV hopes Project Kangaroo will launch early 2009

ITV hopes Project Kangaroo will launch early 2009

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ITV has said that it hopes Project Kangaroo, the online video-on-demand service that is planned in conjunction with Channel 4 and the BBC, will launch in "the early part of 2009". The launch of the new service, that was penciled in for the autumn, is... >>

Grade grumbles about Google

Grade grumbles about Google

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The launch of the proposed video on demand service from BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 has hit a major setback by being referred to the Competition Commission by the Office of Fair Trading. In response the news, ITV's executive chairman Michael Grade... >>

OFT refers Project Kangaroo to Competition Commission

OFT refers Project Kangaroo to Competition Commission

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The supposedly coming-soon video on demand service from BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 has been referred to the Competition Commission by the Office of Fair Trading. The OFT said the three-way team-up could mean Project Kangaroo would "charge higher... >>

BBC to launch Apple TV rival

BBC to launch Apple TV rival

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The BBC is planning to launch a user-friendly set-top box that will rival the likes of Apple TV and possibly Sky. Described as a "device that transfers web video such as its successful on-demand iPlayer service onto TV screens", the FT reports that it... >>