Bringing internet video services to the living room TV set
More details are emerging about Project Canvas, the ambitious joint venture by the BBC, ITV, Five and BT to bring internet video services such as the iPlayer from the bedroom PC to the living-room TV set, reports Tim Bradshaw on FT.com’s techblog.
“An interview in todayâ€™s FT with Marc Watson, head of BT Vision, revealed how BT envisages Canvas will work for consumers and content owners, should the BBC Trust approve the service.
The BBC, BT and their partners have emphasised from the outset that Canvas will be an â€œopenâ€ platform. Through a system they like to compare to Appleâ€™s App Store, any content owner will be able to put its programming on the Canvas platform, they say, either ad-supported or charged for by subscription or micropayments.”