NBC Olympics – In Silverlight 2!


NBC will start their broadcast of the 2008 Summer Olympics today. They have partnered with Microsoft to use Silverlight as their video delivery medium. You will be able to watch the events live from Beijing, with multiple events (or multiple angles of the same event) in your browser.

You can even participate in some social networking as well. It will show you what the most popular video feeds are. I’m looking forward to trying it out…

You can watch all of it at http://www.nbcolympics.com, starting today!

2 thoughts on “NBC Olympics – In Silverlight 2!

  1. I’m a little surprised that version 2 wasn’t released before today. I didn’t think Microsoft would want this showcase event to still be using the beta version.

  2. After hearing this at Mix, I was looking forward to watching these feeds, and I have watched a number of sports so far. It’s pretty easy to use, and streams well. However, the first thing that struck me was I needed flash to get the “full experience” of the site. Before you say, “The ads are in Flash!” like I heard on Twitter yesterday, the announcements just above the main menu are done in Flash. Why not leverage Silverlight there, as well?

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