YouView heads announce IPTV service is to be pushed back to 2012
The upcoming internet-connected TV service YouView has been hit by further delays as its makers announce the platform will now miss its 2011 intended release date, instead being pegged for a 2012 arrival.
Formerly known as Project Canvas, the ongoing plans were originally scheduled to launch back in 2010 before being struck by a number of issues, most notably the departure of the service’s mastermind, Anthony Rose, who moved on to Intel seemingly taking YouView’s forward momentum with him.
Speaking on the latest delay YouView CEO Richard Halton said: “Our focus has 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."
Talking with TechRadar a YouView spokesperson added: "We keep all timings under review and our priority is to ensure we get the product right. Development of YouView is progressing well and our shareholders are fully supportive of our strategy for delivery."