YouView Shifts Hybrid Service to the Cloud

YouViewThe YouView UK DTT + OTT hybrid service, originally developed as ‘Project Canvas’, has redesigned its platform and has moved to the cloud. A new HTML5-based interface will be rolled out across the UK. Every set top box provided by YouView’s shareholder partners TalkTalk and BT – as well as all original devices bought by retail customers since its launch in 2012 – will be upgraded. The service plans multi-room viewing later.

The group said that other benefits of the YouView upgrade include:

  • Less clicking and more watching with a new visual Main Menu from which viewers can launch all services
  • A faster playback experience on Live, IP channels and On Demand
  • Great content discovery with a visual, simple, seamless and non-intrusive user experience
  • Quicker access to Players and Apps with a new more inclusive front page
  • A full-screen, faster Guide, allowing viewers to watch, record or catch up on content
  • A new visual MiniGuide, allowing viewers to catch up with what was on and see what’s on now, next and in the future
  • A personal TV library of recordings with the new MyTV*, formally MyView, where viewers can see more recordings