Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Microsoft to Demo Silverlight for the Living Room

At next week's 2010 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, will showcase how its Silverlight platform can be used to power set-top boxes, connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and other consumer devices. Microsoft also unveiled details about Internet Information Services (IIS) Media Services 4 and announced the upcoming release of Silverlight Media Framework 2.0.

Microsoft is working with system-on-chip (SOC) partners Intel and Broadcom to deliver support for reference designs with native Silverlight support.

This includes capabilities such as adaptive bitrate streaming over standard Internet connections, DVR-like capabilities, and support for Microsoft PlayReady digital rights management.

Microsoft also unveiled plans for the next version of IIS Media Services, an integrated HTTP-based media delivery platform built on Microsoft Windows Server that enables customers to cost-effectively deliver, monitor and monetize live and on-demand media content across enterprise, consumer and broadcast scenarios.


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