BBC moves towards HTML5 for websites, tells Flash it’ll still be friends

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Even the British occasionally have to change with the times. Following a study stating that 80 percent of all web video is now compatible with HTML5, the BBC has formally adopted the standard for videos on the desktop and mobile versions of its website. The full roll-out across BBC.com follows a pilot program in which the broadcaster tested HTML5 on the the Health section of the site. According to Electronista, the BBC has been working with HTML5 delivery systems throughout 2011 to build its iPlayer apps for the iOS. In other news, the BBC has just texted Flash and said it’s totally open to staying friends and meeting up for coffee sometime.BBC moves towards HTML5 for websites, tells Flash it’ll still be friends originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Dec 2011 02:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink   |  Electronista  | Email this | Comments

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