Project Canvas Looking For Device Partners

Project Canvas has invited interested manufacturers to develop hardware to deliver the internet television service to UK homes.

Tech news site Tech Radar has reported that the IPTV project, headed by the BBC, has formally invited leading manufacturers to develop a Canvas-enabled hardware device.

The device may be a DVR, Internet-connected television or a set-top box.

"Canvas is stepping up its engagement with industry as we get closer to releasing the final set of technical documents to the DTG this month, and launching a consumer product next year,” said Richard Halton, director of Project Canvas.

Companies, including ADB, Amino, Broadcom, Echostar, Intel, Sagem, ST, LG and TVonics, are believed to have expressed interest in becoming device partners with Project Canvas.

Techwatch reports that Cisco, Humax and Technicolor are said to be already developing Project Canvas devices.

Project Canvas has said that 25 August is the last date for companies making consumer products to show their interest in becoming device partners.

Device Partner applications can be sent to