Project Canvas will launch as YouView

Summary:The broadband service, which will allow viewers to stream or download TV content, will adopt the name when it goes live in 2011

Broadband TV service Project Canvas will be launched under the brand name YouView when it goes live next year.

The brand name for the subscription-free TV service was revealed today by the Project Canvas partners — Arqiva, the BBC, BT, Channel 4, Channel Five, ITV and TalkTalk.

When the service launches in the first half of next year, it will enable users to stream or download the previous seven days' TV shows through a broadband connected set-top box that also connects to a TV.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Project Canvas to launch as YouView on

YouView interface image

How the YouView interface will look Photo credit: PA/Geoff Caddick

Topics: Developer


Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic UK. He writes about the technology that IT-decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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