Virgin Media submits Canvas complaint to Ofcom

Virgin Media has submitted a complaint to Ofcom requesting that the regulator (in conjunction with the OFT) investigate the proposed internet-connected TV platform Project Canvas.

Virgin Media said that they had submitted the complaint on the grounds that: "It (Canvas) is anti-competitive, restricts consumer choice and jeopardizes the future development of next generation TV in the UK."

In response, the Canvas partners Arqiva, the BBC, BT, C4, ITV and Talk Talk issued a statement saying: "Project Canvas expects to discuss the grounds of any complaint by Virgin Media with Ofcom. Our proposals remain unchanged and will create an open standards-based internet connected TV environment within which competition and innovation can flourish."

DTG Staff  |  03.08.2010

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