YouView was meant to actually launch before the Olympics, but there's very little chance of that now it seems. Mind you, at least the broadcasting partnership has managed to get a few boxes into homes at last, as the "alpha" trail is finally underway.
It's been three years in the making, but 350 homes now have a fancy new YouView box, including one of our lucky readers, who kindly provided us with these photos. If the test goes well, which I bloody hope it does seeing as it's taken so long now, a further roll out of thousands could be made in "as little as four weeks."
It sounded such a great idea back in 2010, but things have moved on a bit since then, so I really hope YouView has moved with the times. The boxes will apparently cost in the region of £200 when available, which sounds about right for an all singing, all dancing set-top box. Presumably it is all that, otherwise it's going to severely struggle against the consoles, smart TVs and other cheap set-top boxes we're all using these days to get our iPlayer fix. [FT]