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W3C Investigates Convergence of Web and TV

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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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