YouView has announced that it will have a product in trial by the end of this year, with a full consumer launch planned in early 2012.
YouView also announced it will shortly publish its core technical specifications for launch. This will allow any manufacturer to build a device using its underlying technologies but not necessarily under the YouView brand.
Richard Halton, CEO, YouView 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.”