Broadband Content Bits: IPA’s Canvas Concerns; AOL Launches Parentdish.co.uk; TalkTalk-Tiscali

imageIPA on Canvas: The Institute of Pracitioners in Advertisers has voiced its concerns about the opportunities for advertising in the BBC’s upcoming Project Canvas IPTV standard. In its submission to the public consultation on the project, it says it is “mindful of the Corporation’s historical tendency to foreclose new media opportunities in the commercial sector”, adding that historically the BBC “has a different set of priorities from those of the commercial sector.” A statement from Canvas points out that commercial broadcaster ITV (LSE: ITV) is a fully signed-up partner and argues there are a “wide range of opportunities for advertisers”. From Mediaweek.

AOL (NYSE: TWX) Parentdish: One year after launching its Parentdish.com site in the US, AOL has launched a UK version of the site in partnership with Bauer Media. Parentdish.co.uk will feature content from Bauer’s Askamum.co.uk site and parenting magazines, as well as content from the US site, which clocks in at 2.8 million unique users, according to comScore.

TalkTalk-Tiscali: Just in case Carphone Warehouse CEO Charles Dunstone didn’t make things crystal clear when his company bought Tiscali’s UK assets this month, the company has issued a few clarifications. Carphone may be a potential trial partner of ISP-based behavioural targeting advertiser Phorm, but it says “there are no plans to introduce Phorm to Tiscali customers” and that any future change will be announced in advance. Carphone also makes clear there are no plans to scrap either Tiscali’s IPTV service or its email service. Via ISPreview.co.uk.