Open IPTV platform YouView has formally admitted that the service’s planned 2011 commercial launch has been deferred until 2012.
In an announcement euphemistically updating ‘launch timings’, YouView has confirmed that it will have a product in trial by the end of this year, with a full consumer launch planned in early 2012.
YouView also today confirmed that it will shortly publish its core technical specifications for launch which have required significant technological innovation as well as industry engagement to create a TV platform, based on common standards.
Richard Halton, CEO, YouView said that the platform’s focus had always been to deliver a product to consumers that is right, but not rushed. “Creating a truly open TV platform that will bring consumers increased choice has required significant technological innovation. Our timings for the launch reflect the scale and complexity of this project,” he admitted.
It is understood that there are problems associated with YouView’s adoption of the Marlin DRM solution.