Interview with BBC R&D Dirac Devloper Thomas Davies

I think the BBC has always had a very strong commitment to Open Standards, which have actually benefited the whole broadcast industry as well as other PSBs. But I don't think such a commitment is necessarily confined to publicly-funded organisations. There are many manufacturers and technology companies that share it. I think it's more a question of degree - the BBC is particularly concerned about public access and in the development of TV to date that's implied Open Standards.

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There has been discussion in our forum about the recent move by CBC to move between two non-standards for their streaming (RealNetworks to Microsoft Media). This was a time that provided them a so-far missed opportunity to move to Open Standards.