In Submission to BBC Trust, BSkyB Voices Concerns about Project Canvas

--Project Canvas is a Joint OTT Venture between the BBC, ITV and BT
[itvt] recently reported ( see article posted on, April 27th ) that Project Canvas --a joint initiative between the BBC , UK commercial broadcaster ITV , and UK incumbent telco BT , which seeks to develop a common standard and interface for the delivery of online catch-up services such as the BBC iPlayer and the ITV player, as well as other Internet-based VOD services, to broadband-connected set-top boxes (specifically, set-top boxes designed for reception...

BSkyB Says Sky+ HD DVR Service Now in Over 1 Million Households

--Nearly One in Five UK and Irish Households Now Have a Sky+ DVR
--Sky Anytime Push-VOD Service Used by Over 1 Million Households Each Week
UK satellite-TV provider, BSkyB, announced Thursday that its Sky+ HD service has now been deployed in over a million Sky households (1,022 million, compared to 465,000 this time last year), following record sales in the first three months of 2009. The company says that the growing popularity of HDTV has also contributed to the rapid growth of its Sky+ DVR service, which is incorporated in all Sky+HD boxes: including the Sky+ HD customer base, Sky...

BSkyB Launches Standalone, Subscription-Based Broadband TV Service

--Service Employs Microsoft Silverlight
--BBC iPlayer Now Accessible through Sky Player UK satellite TV provider, BSkyB has launched a subscription-based broadband video service, called Sky Player TV, which features both linear channels and VOD and which--unlike its existing Sky Player service--is offered as a standalone product, rather than as a complementary service for subscribers of its flagship pay-TV service (note: the company will continue to provide subscribers to its flagship pay-TV service with access...

BSkyB Unveils New HD EPG

--Rebrands Sky Anytime on PC as "Sky Player" UK satellite TV provider, BSkyB, has announced plans to launch what
it describes as a "new EPG for the HD era." The HD Sky Guide, which
builds on the company's existing Sky Guide EPG, is scheduled to
launch on all Sky HD boxes this fall. According to BSkyB, the new
guide is based on extensive customer research and takes advantage of
the latest set-top box technology to create a foundation for future on-
demand enhancements; it sports a new look-and-feel and offers new
features designed to make it easier for customers to search, discover
and navigate a constantly expanding line-up of content, the company