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The YouView IPTV service is unlikely to launch until the summer, it has been suggested. reports that the service is unlikely to come online in 'early 2012' as intended, meaning consumers will have to wait longer for standardised broadband TV.

In a submission to the House of Lords Select Committee Inquiry, broadband provider TalkTalk said it will launch YouView into UK homes in 'summer 2012'.

The firm is one of a number of partners in the project, which also involves the likes of BT, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five and Arqiva.

Speaking to the Financial Times recently, Ian Maude of Enders Analysis suggested that "bureaucratic treacle" may be holding up the launch of the service.

"The original logic behind YouView was pretty good: to future-proof free-to-air television against pay-TV and ensure that it remained strong in the UK," he stated.

"But it is facing an increasingly competitive market. The justification for YouView is looking weaker by the day."

The service - which began life as Project Canvas - has been blighted by delays, with technical and commercial issues hampering progress over the last three years.

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