NAB was a blast, as always. We had a great turnout at the booth and at our sessions relating to Silverlight, and the Compressionist Party was delightful as ever. My voice is still shot, though...
We had a couple of big announcements around Silverlight I wanted to mention here.
First, we announced New Support for Silverlight by Content Companies Worldwide
We're working with a ton of companies on content deals, but these five stand out for the reach of customers they're going to expose to Silverlight:
- MSG Interactive is using Silverlight as a platform to deliver live on-demand digital content to Madison Square Garden's huge community of sports and entertainment fans.
- Tencent, China’s largest Internet portal, with more than 300 million unique viewers, announced it is developing a series of Silverlight-based next-generation Internet services and media experiences.
- Abertis Telecomwill use Silverlight as the platform for a new video content delivery channel going live this spring, providing end users with convenient access to dozens of channels of Spanish-language TV content within a Web-based application.
- Terra Networksis using Silverlight as the platform for the new HD channel on Terra TV, its online video and TV platform with service in 18 countries in Latin America and United States reaching millions of subscribers around the world.
- Yahoo! JAPAN, the most trafficked Web site in Japan, plans to roll out video distribution and Internet services that use Silverlight as the application platform.
Second we also announced Silverlight DRM, Powered by PlayReady, our DRM solution. The press release above still has the most public details now. Some of the high points include:
- It will work in Silverlight 2 for both Mac and Windows
- It is compatible with both the current Windows Media DRM 10 and the new PlayReady DRM
- Details will be up at www.microsoft.com/silverlight/ soon.