Project Canvas partners further engage with device manufacturers

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

The Project Canvas partners today formally invited expressions of interest from consumer equipment manufacturers to develop and bring Canvas devices to market in 2011.

This process will enable the joint venture to rapidly engage new device partners and develop a broad base of manufacturers supporting Canvas – with the ambition to extend its current programme.

Project Canvas director, Richard Halton said, “Canvas is stepping up its engagement with industry as we get closer to releasing the final set of technical documents to the DTG this month, and launching a consumer product next year.

Bringing on board further consumer equipment manufacturers will ensure people have the widest possible choice of devices and we remain focused on supporting the industry to stimulate a competitive market. We continue to work closely with the DTG to develop common standards for Connected TV”.

Interested parties should express their interest by applying to the Project Canvas programme team by email at, by 5.00pm on 25 August, 2010.

Expressions of interest received by the closing date will be taken forward into a process to identify consumer device manufacturers to work with the proposed joint venture as Device Partners.

This process and the criteria to be used have been discussed with the Chairman and Executive of the Digital Television Group (DTG) and are published under ‘Device Manufacturers’ in the ‘Industry & Technology’ section of the Project Canvas web site. The number of Device Partners taken on at this stage will reflect the resources that are available within the Project Canvas programme and engineering teams.