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W3C Investigates Convergence of Web and TV

Mar 31, 2011, 23:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications, told InternetNews.com that adaptive streaming over HTTP is one of the topics that was discussed. Currently many of the adaptive streaming solutions leverage patented technologies. Jacobs noted that there is strong support at the W3C working group for finding Royalty-Free solutions.

"One of the key specifications that the W3C is currently working on is the HTML5 specification. While HTML5 is a specification for web browsers, the standard could help to enable the convergence of Web and TV. Jacobs noted that in general the W3C designs technologies to be device independent. "

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