Virgin Media may appeal against Project Canvas


July 15, 2010

As plans go ahead to launch the multi channel backed online TV platform Project Canvas, it seems that the cable TV provider Virgin Media is still considering filing a complaint against the scheme with the regulator Ofcom.

Virgin Media believes that Project Canvas will be anti competitive.

This will form the basis of the firm’s argument against the scheme, which recently was given the green light by the BBC Trust.

Project Canvas plans to take the current free to view digital TV services, Freeview and Freesat, to a wider audience online.

This is made possible through the success of the iPlayer, by improved broadband connection speeds and the introduction of connected TVs.

It would seem that the viewer will be getting more choice in how they watch TV, but will this platform damage competition?






 

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