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The BBC’s iPlayer for TVs goes HTML5

Gigaom.com reports that The BBC introduced a completely revamped TV version of its popular iPlayer on Monday, aiming to simplify the user experience on the TV screen with remote-control-optimized navigation, personalization and picture-in-picture overlays. The new iPlayer for TV utilizes HTML5 and is initially only available on Sony’s PS3, but iPlayer TV Executive Product Manager Gideon Summerfield wrote on the BBC’s Internet blog that the increased adoption of standards like HTML5 in the connected-TV space will help to bring the product to other devices as well.

There’s more to this story, and a video that shows the new player in action, at http://gigaom.com/video/bbc-iplayer-html5/