Project Canvas gets green light for launch

Project Canvas gets green light for launch

Summary: The project, with partners including the BBC, Channel 4 and BT, has been given the go-ahead from the Office of Fair Trading

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IPTV initiative Project Canvas has been given the thumbs up by Office of Fair Trading, paving the way for a launch later this year.

Canvas is a broadcast industry initiative aimed at creating a platform for bringing on-demand content to the UK's televisions for free through new broadband-enabled set-top boxes.

Users of the set-top boxes will be able to access online and on-demand content directly through their television using a bespoke interface. In addition, Canvas is connected to the internet so there is also the potential for users to access other online applications.

For more on this story, see Project Canvas clears OFT hurdle on silicon.com.

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