Silverlight Live Video Player on TVNZ

Silverlight Live Video Player on TVNZ

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TVNZ streams a number of their shows live via their website:

In addition to this TVNZ also streams a number of other special live events such as this years football world cup and last Sunday’s TEDx conference in Auckland.

Yesterday TVNZ rolled out a new Silverlight player to play these live streams. Currently this player is only presented to users running Windows 7 but may be rolled out to more users in the future.

If you are outside of NZ, not running Windows 7 or if there isn’t a live stream on air right now you may like to check out the video below that I captured from this mornings Breakfast stream to see the player in action.

From a technical side the Silverlight player integrates with DoubleClick pre-roll ads. Also for those working in this area you may be interested that DoubleClick has recently released their Silverlight SDK.