Roku Doesn’t Like FCC Proposed HTML5 Standards

By HTMLGoodies Staff

In meetings with top aides to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler about the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s app-based proposal, the company said, “While Roku continues  to believe that the commission’s  current set-top box rulemaking efforts could be counterproductive,” it is concerned that the cable alternative would create HTML5 as the de facto video distribution standard. But Roku has little good to say about HTML5, at least as a potential standard: “HTML5 is a bulky and expensive architecture that would require third-party device manufacturers to include additional processing power and memory to support it, even in their lowest-priced device.” Read the full story here.

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