BBC Trust backs Canvas internet TV project

Wednesday 23 December 2009 01:00 GMT
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The BBC Trust provisionally backed the broadcaster's involvement in the internet TV project Canvas yesterday, despite the objections of rival BSkyB, which says the BBC's involvement would distort the market.

The governing body of the BBC said the likely public value of Canvas probably outweighed any potential negative impact on the market. Project Canvas – which includes the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, BT and TalkTalk – plans to allow viewers to download programmes and access websites from their TV.

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