The idea that Freesat is delivered from sharply focussed transponders that has prevented all viewers outside the UK watching, is of course, the familiar marginal techno-bamboozle that non-technical "managers" accept when it suits their tactics.
Overall, I'll draw a veil over the fact that you do not to appear to be too bothered by the facts when you run into someone who actually knows what they are pontificating about. Your proliferation on the Beeb's blogosphere is generally quite entertaining - and I've often thought that Auntie should be persuaded to publish such fervent, opinionated and prolific contributors using green text on a lined background? ;-P
Well, I confess I enjoyed the Specsavers Postman Pat commercial which I caught by accident one day when skipping through a commercial break - and I even switched my custom from Vision Express in appreciation - but I am much more inclined to avoid the products of companies that run banal commercials, which is 90% of them.
The other elephant in the room of the PVR is the reality that in the UK (at least) it is perfectly possible to fill a 250G PVR with excellent watchable content for free and never find time to watch it all. Why would anyone feel the need to pay more than their license fee..? The only answers appear to be live sports and X-Factor. Maybe a free to air service could yet make other sports like basketball and baseball into attractions to rival Sky's monopoly on soccer and cricket? If England bombs yet again in the world cup finals, maybe the public's patience will at last snap?
The way music and film "publishers" emerged in the last century to devise and then hijack roles as the middle men in entertainment that had barely existed before in the days when patrons and performances were the means through with creative artists earning a living, must be reviewed and challenged. Since the internet arrived with adequate bandwidth, despite their protestation about discovering and nurturing artists, the publishers now add precious little to the creative process. Tales of artists getting 9c from the 99c iTunes snaffles, seem to abound - and there is a mood afoot to now force this industry to reinvent itself in the way that the rest of us find our cherished assumptions of a world before pervasive networking took grip.
We have moved from the horse drawn era of vinyl and CDs into the age of the convenient one-click starter download and play. Yet the content various rights and advertising industries still try to drag this new motor car along using their familiar horse drawn tactics - including lobbying the usual out-of-touch politicians (who are all about to be in dire need of topping up their election funds) into supporting legal sanctions regarding ISPs and downloads.
Against such a backdrop, it seems that Canvas implies a desire to take a shot at pulling the increasingly open technology and turbo-charged motor car of modern media delivery along, using wind power?