Microsoft’s Silverlight technology will be used by various broadcasting platforms for live and video-on-demand Online Streaming of the Inauguration of Barack Obama as US President on 20th January 2009
The Presidential Inaugural Committee (http://www.pic2009.org/) will be broadcasting live using Silverlight Technology. In August the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) used Microsoft Silverlight to stream convention proceedings, including President-elect Obama’s acceptance speech.
CBS will be providing High Definition (HD) content using Silverlight Technology for it’s 25 owned and operated web sites.
CNN will be using Microsoft’s PhotoSynth for the iReport web site user-generated content.
Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.
Are you using Silverlight for your Online Streaming?
I think this is a really positive development - we love Silverlight and are one of the few companies out there offering a shared broadcasting platform with Silverlight players available on demand. Initially some clients were nervous of moving away from Flash - but we think Silverlight will be ubiquitous before too long and will become the technology of choice for professional content producers - for quality and security reasons largely, not to mention the user experience. FR