Project Canvas

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The BBC Trust has given Project Canvas the green light.

It’s a proposed partnership between Arqiva, the BBC, BT, C4, Five, ITV and Talk Talk to build an open internet-connected TV platform – that means easier access (in the future) to internet related stuff straight to your TV – such as iPlayer and other VOD (video on demand) services.

By creating an open standard, manufacturers can create devices (set-top boxes etc) using an agreed standard rather than each doing their own thing.

The hope is that this will reduce the digital-divide and allow more services to be available to those who don’t want (or need) a subscription TV service.

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