BBC Trust to enter consultation for Project Canvas

The BBC Trust is to launch a consultation into IPTV service Project Canvas.

The BBC Trust is to launch a consultation into IPTV service Project Canvas.

Canvas, an open platform for broadcasters, is being backed by the BBC, BT and ITV as a way to deliver on-demand content as well as high definition Freeview to TV.

The Trust consultation follows last month’s collapse of video-on-demand service Kangaroo, which was blocked by the Competition Commission.

The BBC Trust will determine whether Canvas is in the interest of the licence-fee payers in addition to gauging its impact on the market.

A BBC spokeswoman confirmed the consultation process was due to start ‘fairly soon’. The service is planned to launch in 2010 pending Trust approval.

This story first appeared on newmediaage.co.uk

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