BBC drops Flash in favour of HTML 5 for websites

The BBC is to adopt the HTML 5 standard in place of Flash for video content on the  desktop and mobile versions of it’s news sites.


After a study that showed that 80 percent of all web video is now available in HTML5 players, and a successful trial of HTML on the health section of the site, HTML 5 will be given the full roll-out treatment.

The BBC has been criticised as being slow to adopt the video technology, which the BBC claimed was due to lack of DRM protection for it’s content that Flash provides.

It has been trialling HTML 5 based iPlayer apps for iOS on Apple devices throughout the year in the UK, with plans to release a US version soon.

Source: Electronista


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