– Project Canvas: As its shareholders wait nervously for approval (or not) from the BBC Trust, the BBC-convened open IPTV forum Project Canvas has launched a website to keep people up to date and explain what it actually is. The site is keen to point out that the demo pics are only “indicative” of what users may expect towards the end of next year if the project gets the go-ahead.
— Sony (NYSE: SNE) 3D TV: Sony has bought up the media rights from FIFA to screen up to 25 matches at next summer’s football world Cup. It’s not going to to be on live TV however: Sony is merely showcasing the 3D footage a series of “FIFA International Fan Fests” across the world. It’s just as well: not many people — if anyone at all — has a 3D TV in the UK right now, though Screen Digest estimates there will be 13.6 million of them in Europe by 2013.
— Funny Or Die: The UK version of comedy portal Funny Or Die will break even early next year, so says its owner Hat Trick Productions. The site — launched in the US by comedian Will Ferrell — claims UK monthly unique users are in the six figures bracket. From C21Media.net.
— Glam One: French web publisher and professional portal company Glam One (not to be confused with Glam Media) is has two more vertical sites: music-focused GlamZic.com and GlamSport.com, for sport professionals, taking its total number of portals to seven. The company is also improving its real-time content search facility through a partnership with Collecta. Release.