CBS Gives March Madness Gives a High-Quality Makeover with Silverlight

By | February 23, 2009

Another big implementation with Silverlight that gets my basketball hearth beat faster !

CBS Sports is adding a high-quality viewing option to its March Madness On Demand (MMOD) video player.

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The new player uses Microsoft’s Silverlight (CBS has a history with Microsoft and previously used the Windows Media Player). You can stream all 63 tournament games in standard definition at approximately 550kbps, or enjoy a sharper picture with the high-quality player with streams delivered up to 1.5 mbps.

Microsoft’s video technology already proved it can handle big sporting events during last year’s Olympics. Though Silverlight isn’t as ubiquitous as Flash, Microsoft says more than 100 million PCs have installed Silverlight 2.

Source: http://newteevee.com/2009/02/15/cbs-gives-march-madness-gives-a-high-quality-makeover/