BBC director general Mark Thompson, "Audiences
tell us that they want more services through
their television set. The BBC is working
with industry partners such as device manufacturers,
ISPs and other content providers on proposals
which will bring real benefits for consumers.
We are building on a history of collaborating
with and supporting the industry in research
and development which includes NICAM stereo,
Teletext and Freeview."
the plans are subject to the public consulation
and approval processes of the BBC Trust.
If allowed, the plans would result in the
development of a common industry approach
and consumer offer to bring products like
iPlayer and ITV catch-up to set top boxes.