Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Project Canvas is the working title for an attempt to create an open, internet-connected television platform built on common standards, by the United Kingdom's terrestrial broadcasters BBC, Channel 4, ITV plc, Five and communications companies Arqiva, BT and TalkTalk.

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Canvas could well radically change the way consume video content by allowing users to seamlessly switch between video on demand and classic linear TV consumption.Canvas chief technology officer (CTO) Anthony Rose believes that the hybrid platform will be the "next evolution" of on-demand service BBC iPlayer. DS investigates whether the project will ultimately bring a new dawn for television or just end up a big white elephant in the room.TalkTalk has hired the former BBC digital developer Rahul Chakkara

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