Why switch now? Well, over the past couple of months there have been more than a handful of Adobe Flash vulnerabilities discovered and leaked, especially from the Hacking Team breach. Nobody knows how many more undiscovered vulnerabilities that are out there and perhaps undiscovered by the general population but known to only a select few that may have actually found them and exploiting them for their own personal gain.
“You’ll begin to see the new player on channel pages first. As previously mentioned, this is a gradual roll out. If you are not part of our initial pool of users, please be patient as we release the redesigned player at a steady pace.”
We’ll continue to see this shift from Flash to HTML5 as time goes on. The move from Flash to HTML5 players was inevitable any way because of how much more efficient it is and how it does not require any additional addons or plugins to make streaming content work. I think with the vulnerabilities and heightened awareness around the security of Adobe Flash, moving to HTML 5 Players will be at a more rapid pace.. or at least it should be!