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Terrestrial broadcaster Channel 5 has announced its intention to rejoin the Project Canvas initiative.

Under the new ownership of Northern & Shell, the channel again wishes to be part of the plan to deliver Internet Protocol television (IPTV) to UK homes via a set-top box.

Earlier this year, Five dropped out of the project when its previous owners undertook a full review of the broadcaster's digital strategy.

Northern & Shell Chairman Richard Desmond, commented that Project Canvas is set to shape the future of broadcasting and open up new and exciting possibilities for viewers.

"This is important to the future of Channel Five and having an open internet-connected TV platform fits closely with our plans to bring brilliant new content and interactive services to viewers," he said.

"We're delighted to renew Channel Five's commitment to supporting Project Canvas following a review of our digital strategy."

Other partners in the scheme include the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Arqiva, and broadband providers TalkTalk and BT. 

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