BBC Worldwide Invests in Games Technology Company Spaceport.io

BBC Worldwide has invested in spaceport.io, which is building a platform that enables games to play across both mobile devices and the Web. Details of the investment were not disclosed. Burlingame, Calif.-based Spaceport.io will use the capital to hire additional employees and to develop its HTML5 and Flash-compatible technology. BBC Worldwide plans to use the technology to lower the cost of delivering HTML5 games and apps across iOS, Android and TVs.


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