Silverlight is Coming to TVs, Blu-ray Players, and Set-tops

Posted Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 10:30 AM PDT by

Microsoft is set to debut an end-to-end Silverlight solution next week.

Next week at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, Microsoft will be debuting new products and initiatives that will make it easier to bring Silverlight to every A/V device in the home.

The plan, of course, it to get Silverlight everywhere it can be. It’s currently one of the best ways to stream video as Netflix users can attest, but you can only get it on certain devices. “Our vision is to bring Silverlight to every screen,” said Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie.

“It’s exciting to see the amazing ways our customers use these technologies to deliver outstanding media experiences for their end users,” added Guthrie. Netflix is a fine example of the current uses of Silverlight, and so was the 2010 Winter Olympic coverage.

“Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium made a significant bet on Silverlight,” said Alan Marcovici, VP of Digital Media for Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. “We delivered millions of hours of live and on-demand video, with online viewers watching an average of 54 minutes of video daily during the Games,” he added. “We are thrilled with the results.”

Source: Microsoft

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