With the final technical documents almost ready for release to the DTG, Project Canvas is ready to move forward with actually making the equipment that will deliver the IPTV service.
The project, which is led by the BBC, has now invited manufacturers to express their interest in becoming Device Partners.
Canvas-enable devices are expected to include DVRs, internet-enabled TVs and set-top boxes.
Innovation Partners in the project, Cisco, Humax and Technicolor, have already been developing Canvas devices and will share their knowledge with manufacturers.
It is believed that ADB, Amino, Broadcom, Echostar, Intel, Sagem, ST, LG and TVonics are all interested in becoming Device Partners.
Project Canvas devices are expected to be available next year.