Vision+Media has launched a £50k scheme that will give indies and digital agencies in the North West the chance to win funding to create IPTV content for the BBC.

The ‘Interactive TV Project’ is a follow up to its IPTV prototyping fund which ran from January to November this year. It is being run in conjunction with BBC Future Media and Technology (FM&T).

Vision+Media head of digital content Enda Carey said: “We believe that IPTV is going to be huge. Boxee, YouView and Google TV are around the corner, and existing online services such as Hulu, Apple TV and SeeSaw are here already.

“There is a massive opportunity for content and service providers to realise the potential of developing for IPTV platforms.”

The North West creative industry support body will provide full details about the scheme at a specially organized event on 1 December in Salford. Speakers will include Carey and FM&T project lead – TV platforms group North Nick Gallon.

Demonstrations of internal BBC IPTV applications will also be presented along with examples of projects developed by north west businesses including All Out Productions, Citrus Suite, Libra Television, magneticNorth, Onteca and Stardotstar.

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