The fate of Project Canvas will not be decided by the BBC Trust until the end of March.
This is a slow build up to a project backed by the BBC, BT, Channel Four, Five and TalkTalk, but that is the way it is when the BBC is involved in any major project.
According to financial expert Morgan Stanley, which recently produced a report for BT on Project Canvas, this is an opportunity to produce a new platform from which Freeview could launch to wider audience.
But the BBC’s involvement is slowing the project down and already SeeSaw, which is based on the old Project Kangaroo, has launched from closed Beta.
Even with the backing of the BBC Trust Project Canvas will not be ready until the end of the year at the earliest.
It could take Freeview to another level in time.