A First: YouView Gets Public Trail In UK

YouView, formerly known as Project Canvas, will initially be tested in 350 homes. Originally the system, which requires a set-top box to use, was earmarked for a 2010 launch but has been beset with technical problems. The free web-connected TV service combines Freeview digital channels with on-demand content such as iPlayer. The firm, a joint venture between the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel Five, TalkTalk, BT and Arquiva, said it would go to a much wider trial within a month if the small pilot was successful.

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