"BT has announced plans to offer a set-top box that will allow viewers to watch their TV shows on demand. ¶ The company's 'catch-up' TV service will allow internet customers to watch programmes shown during the previous week without needing to record them. ¶ From next summer, customers will be able to buy boxes and then pay for certain shows, with others being free. ¶ Head of retail Ian Livingston said: 'No longer will BT customers be reliant on TV schedules.' ¶ The system is part of a wider service that will include a library of films and music and a range of digital TV channels, which BT says will be provided with no monthly subscription fee. ..." Link: BBC News.
Also see BT takes another major step towards next generation TV. Link: BT press release.