In August 2008 we were proud to be part of sports history and deliver a Summer Olympics online experience for fans everywhere. In partnership with NBC, the Silverlight and MSN teams are once again delivering on our commitment to providing the highest quality online video experience with live and on-demand HD (720p) coverage of the XXI Olympic Winter Games with Silverlight and Live Smooth Streaming. The new, interactive Silverlight player was recently launched on http://www.nbcolympics.com and we encourage you to visit the site and join NBC as they count down 100 days to the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
None of this would be possible without the close cooperation of our partners who are helping Microsoft and NBC push the envelope with the delivery of Olympics content. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how that magic happens:
During the 2008 Summer Olympics, Silverlight enabled viewers to choose what they wanted to watch, when they wanted to watch it. For the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics we’re working with NBC to make the experience even better! In addition to live and on-demand coverage of the events, we’ve added some new interactive features such as:
As you can see, it takes a lot to make this happen! We invite you to experience the new NBC Olympics site today on http://www.nbcolympics.com and look forward to additional enhancements to the player and the opening ceremonies on February 12, 2010.