YouView delay?

BT’S pay-TV ambitions have been dealt a blow with the delay of a new and potentially ground-breaking service to bring VOD to Freeview.

The launch of the YouView service will be delayed six months beyond the summer according to reports in the Daily Mail. The paper says technical problems and discord between the partners mean YouView will not make its debut until the end of the year or even early 2012.

A spokesperson for YouView said that it hoped to launch in summer 2011, but added that this timetable was now ‘under review’.

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