Today is a wildly exciting day for Silverlight and all football fans! NBC announced that this fall, Silverlight together with IIS Smooth Streaming, will power full HD (720p) experiences for live delivery of all the NFL Sunday Night Football games this season. Wait until you see the unbelievable high-quality experiences made possible by our advanced HTTP adaptive streaming technology. It all starts Thursday Sept 10th.
In addition to the main HD broadcast feed, there will be 4 additional feeds that users will be able to switch between. The Silverlight-based player will include full DVR and picture-in-picture functionality allowing the user to pause and scroll back-and-forth and support “slo-mo”, all of which is going to be super cool.
Stay tuned for more information coming soon on the technology used behind the scenes, including the amazing partner support to make this happen. See http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/32480856/ns/sports-nfl/ and learn more about this experience coming soon to NBCSports.com and NFL.com.
We are very excited that NFL and NBC are partnering to deliver SNF using Silverlight and Smooth Streaming to deliver high-quality media experiences. We know you’re going to absolutely love what they’ve done with Silverlight – so stay tuned for more details J.