The BBC Trust has approved plans to add an iPlayer download store, allowing users to purchase programming to keep.
Sir Michael Lyons will step down as chairman of the BBC Trust in May, explaining that the job has become all-consuming and that he does not want to stand for a second term.
ExclusiveRichard Halton - the man fronting Project Canvas - has insisted that the IPTV partnership can overcome the objections of other major UK broadcasters, and offered his congratulations to its harshest critic Sky for the constructive nature of its submission to the BBC Trust.
The BBC Trust has given the green light for the BBC to push on with Project Canvas – developing IPTV for the masses along with partners like BT and ITV.
It has been confirmed that the BBC has been granted provisional approval by the BBC Trust to push on with Project Canvas, with the watchdog insisting that the public benefits outweigh the potential for trouble in the television market.
The BBC's Erik Huggers has once more urged Sky to get on board with Project Canvas, the IPTV project that the satellite giants have opposed.
Erik Huggers has warned that the debates around Project Canvas going on within the BBC Trust could delay the project until 2011.
The BBC has responded to leader of the opposition David Cameron's calls for a freeze on the licence fee, insisting that the service it provides is vital to the British public.