Microsoft Silverlight to Stream Obama Inauguration
Microsoft announces that the Presidential Inaugural Committee has selected Microsoft's Silverlight technology to enable live and on-demand video streaming of the official inauguration swearing-in ceremony on the PIC Web site.Microsoft announced Jan. 16 that the Presidential Inaugural Committee has selected the company's Silverlight technology to enable live and on-demand video streaming of the official inauguration swearing-in ceremony on the PIC Web site. As part of its effort to hold the most open and accessible inauguration in history, on Saturday, Jan. 17, the PIC will also stream video of a Baltimore event on the Whistle Stop Tour that will take President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden to Washington, D.C., from Philadelphia, Microsoft said on Jan. 16.
Microsoft teamed with iStreamPlanet to develop and implement the rich media player experience powered by Microsoft Silverlight. "We welcome the opportunity to work with Microsoft again to demonstrate our expertise and ability to meet the challenges involved in such a watershed event in the history of Webcasting," said Mio Babic, CEO of iStreamPlanet.