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YouView reveals potential content partners for web TV service

YouView, the subscription-free internet TV service due to launch in 2012, has today revealed details of 29 organisations interested in providing content for the platform.

They represent a range of free and paid content providers covering entertainment, mainstream and independent films, music, news, factual programmes, sport, arts and local content.

Among those who have expressed an interest are BSkyB (which previously tried to block YouView), Film 4oD, Lovefilm, Blinkbox, Blinkx, Radioplayer, Stream UK , STV, UTV, woomi and Guardian News & Media.

"We're delighted with the response we've had from the creative industries," says Richard Halton, YouView CEO.

"We want all types of content providers to be able to deliver their content via YouView so viewers get the best possible choice."

Last month YouView, backed by the BBC, ITV, BT and Channel 4, announced it would delay its launch until 2012, although trials are expected to start later this year.

The technical specifications for YouView will be published on April 14th.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.