Virgin complains about Project Canvas


August 3, 2010

Virgin Media wants Ofcom to launch an investigation into Project Canvas, a partnership between Arqiva, the BBC, BT, C4, Five, ITV and Talk Talk to build an open internet-connected TV platform.

Virgin has complained to Ofcom that the project is anti-competitive and could suppress innovation and ultimately destroy the online TV sector.

It believes that there are several commonly held misconceptions about Project Canvas, including that it is an open platform that will provide free TV.

The BBC remains confident the project will provide an open, standards-based internet connected TV service, which will have no detrimental effect on either competition or innovation.

However the BBC has said it will be happy to discuss Virgin’s complaint with Ofcom.






 

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  1. RIck says:

    It believes that there are several commonly held misconceptions about Project Canvas, including that it is an open platform that will provide free TV

    this is flase to watch BBC isnt free your forced to pay for a tv licence to watch bbc or any other channel even though only BBC gets th emoney

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