Project Canvas has received a massive response to its recent call for manufacturers to come forward to produce a Freeview based PVR.
Forty manufacturers have expressed an interest in producing devices with the Canvas software, with Project Canvas claiming that this is a massive endorsement of its plans.
The organisation’s web-TV plans have come in for strong criticism, with Virgin Media, Six TV and IPVision all complaining to Ofcom that the project could damage competition.
Project Canvas will select its first hardware partners later this month and the first devices with the Canvas software should be available next year, probably under the brand name YouView
Partners in Project Canvas include the BBC, ITV, BT, Channel 4, TalkTalk, Arqiva and Five.