Cisco, Humax and Technicolor have been named as manufacturers intending to integrate Canvas. Nine more makers: ADB, Amino, Broadcom, Echostar, Intel, Sagem, ST, LG and TVonics were listed as developing STBs or components for Canvas-enabled services.
The announcement by the DTG signals a mending of some fences between Canvas and the CE makers who had accused the BBC led consortium of being uncooperative over specifications.
Graham North, commercial director, Humax welcomed the common standard for Canvas to deliver on-demand content to Freeview and Freesat TVs. “The common standard is a positive step, guaranteeing the viewer a quality service that is reflective of UK broadcasting standards, delivered on a platform with a trusted name. It will also guarantee a viewing experience that is consistent regardless of the hardware or device being used to access the content.”