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The new version of the BBC's iPlayer internet TV service has come under fire from broadband provider Sky.

Speaking to the Guardian, a spokesperson for the company suggested that the addition of new metadata features, which will link the system to content from rival broadcasters including ITV, requires a regulatory review.

According to the Sky source, the BBC Trust had rejected similar proposals last year, while Ofcom also suggested that the addition of content aggregation services should be put to a public value test.

"We don't believe it's for the BBC to reinvent iPlayer as an online aggregator of third-party content without appropriate regulatory review," the spokesman added.

Sky's criticism of the scheme has come after the company's Director of On-demand Griff Parry told TechRadar.com that it is interested in getting involved in Google's new broadband TV service.

He added that the new platform, which may rival Project Canvas, could offer an opportunity for firm.

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