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.
I got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s! My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with a fondness for the art of writing seemed to be the perfect combination to contribute a few words to the online community. But I’m no Samuel Pepys! If you’re looking for deep and meaningful comments on a variety of subjects, then you’ve arrived at the wrong site! I only pen for pleasure! On average, my posts appear about twice per month, covering family & friends, cinema visits, eating out, holiday experiences and techy stuff. Oh, and as this is my hobby, there are no sponsored links nor adverts here – it’s all done with love!
I hope you find it enjoyable, interesting and occasionally, even helpful!