ExclusiveBT insists that it is not simply building up BT Vision for the arrival of the eagerly awaited IPTV scheme Project Canvas, and is looking forward to enhancements to its platform, including the arrival of Sky Sports 1 and 2.
ExclusiveBT's Richard Young insists that the company's involvement in Project Canvas does not spell the end of BT Vision, believing that the company can benefit from serving as an aggregator of both free and paid-for content.
ExclusiveRichard Halton has described Project Canvas as 'an evolution' for both Freesat and Freeview – hoping that the arrival of IPTV can take both platforms to a new level.
SeeSaw owners Arqiva has joined up as a full partner in Project Canvas, as the companies behind the IPTV scheme insisted that the collaboration should not be considered a merger by the Office of Fair Trading.
Sky's Chief Operating Officer Mike Darcey has suggested that Project Canvas is a mechanism for relaunching BT's television service, as he fleshed out the company's objection to the IPTV service.
The proposed web cuts in the recent BBC strategy review, which will involve the closure of around 200 websites, are not just an exercise in cost-cutting according to BBC's Digital Chief, Eric Huggers.
Humax believes that it can provide the very best technology within its Project Canvas boxes, after being confirmed as one of the interested manufacturers.
Project Canvas' Richard Halton has revealed a list of manufacturers that are keen to make set-top boxes for the BBC-backed IPTV - with some major names conspicuous in their absence.
ExclusiveAshley Highfield – one of the senior figures behind the BBC's iPlayer and now MD of Microsoft in the UK – has told TechRadar that Project Canvas is "potentially a good thing for the television industry".