ofcomVirgin Media has submitted a complaint to Ofcom requesting that the regulator (in conjunction with the OFT) investigate the proposed internet-connected TV platform Project Canvas.
Virgin Media said that they had submitted the complaint on the grounds that: “It (Canvas) is anti-competitive, restricts consumer choice and jeopardizes the future development of next generation TV in the UK.”

In response, the Canvas partners Arqiva, the BBC, BT, Channel 4, ITV and Talk Talk issued a statement saying: “Project Canvas expects to discuss the grounds of any complaint by Virgin Media with Ofcom. Our proposals remain unchanged and will create an open standards-based internet connected TV environment within which competition and innovation can flourish.”

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