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February 24, 2009

BBC, BT and ITV look into next gen Freeview


by David Allen

Following the collapse of the project known as Kangaroo, the BBC, BT and ITV have been looking to create the so called next generation of Freeview.

However, with the regulator Ofcom looking into these plans, will this project ever get off the ground?

The new project is to be known as “Canvas”.

It is believed that it will require users to obtain a new style set top box that has an open broadband connection.

This will allow the user to have direct access to the BBC iPlayer and ITVPlayer through their television.

Allowing users to have access to these catch up services through their TV is a good move.

Currently only Virgin Media offers this service, to its cable service customers, and it has proved to be a great success.

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  1. BT Vision also has this service as does Tiscalli TV.

    Comment by craig westland — February 24, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

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