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Project Kangaroo (the joint venture between BBC, ITV and Channel 4 for a shared online service) is blocked by the Competition Commission. Later in the year, Arquiva purchase the intellectual property rights along with the hardware and software technology from Project Kangaroo and name the service SeeSaw.
'Digital Britain' report is published proposing an approach to the Future of UK Communications.
New BARB 2010 panel at full reporting strength enabling positive verification of the construction of the 2010 systems and routines.
Digital switchover completed in Border.
Digital switchover completed in South West.
BARB releases headline parallel run data.
ITV takes full control of GMTV after purchasing the remaining 25% from Disney.
Digital switchover completed in North West.
Channel 4 and Talk Talk join Project Canvas (the proposed Freeview/Freesat service with broadband capability) alongside the founders BBC, ITV, BT and five, which joined in the summer. In 2010 a company is formally created called YouView.