Canvas Off The Drawing Board

Hybrid boxes are finally in danger of appearing in the UK market following news that TalkTalk (owners of TiscaliTV/HomeChoice) and Channel4 have joined the Project Canvas consortium shows that there is some momentum behind the initiative finally after it recently unveiled some of its plans.

The key task now will be to marry the technology with Freeview and Freesat boxes from the likes of Humax, who are also part of the consortium. With iPlayer enabled screens already appearing it's likely that the public will end up very confused about the benefits of hybrid just after they've got to grips with digital. But it keeps the boxes rolling for the manufacturers..