Project Canvas launches website

Project Canvas, the proposed UK video-on-demand platform that would see content delivered over the internet to Freeview and Freesat set-top boxes and connected TV sets, has launched a website providing information and latest news about the service.

The site,, provides background information on the joint venture between the BBC, ITV, Five and BT as well as updates on latest developments. It also includes a range of screen shots demonstrating how the service might look.

The BBC Trust recently revealed that Project Canvas is expected to cost a little over £115m (€127m) during its first four years. The partners behind the project are hoping to launch the service during 2010.