Project Canvas launched as YouView

Project Canvas, the on-demand TV system being developed by a consortium of UK TV and communications companies, has today been launched as YouView.

A new web site announcing the service was launched today, and promises to “change the way you watch TV forever”.

The scheme brings together the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, along with Arqiva, Talk Talk and BT to offer on-demand programming via an internet-connected set-top box, to be launched, says the service’s site, in 2011.

More details about the project are promised soon and we'll update you as soon as they become available.