CREATOR OF CLOSED SOFTWARE Microsoft will show off Silverlight features at an event for broadcasters.
The firm will use the 2010 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference to attempt to convince attendees that consumers will benefit from media that uses its proprietary Silverlight format.
Microsoft will show Silverlight for System on a Chip (SoC), which the Vole hopes will find its way into things like TVs, set top boxes and other consumer devices.
As well as offering smooth streaming, big whoop, Silverlight also supports digital restrictions management (DRM) features, which we expect will be more appealing to broadcasters than the other snake oil chat.
Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the .NET developer platform at Microsoft said, "We've brought together great tools and a great platform to provide content owners and broadcasters a great business opportunity."
The Vole will release a Silverlight for SoC beta by the end of 2010.
Microsoft also revealed some details about the next version of IIS Media Services, an HTTP-based media delivery system for Windows Server.
New features in IIS Media Services version 4 will include increased copy protection for live and on-demand broadcasts and multitask technology for improving communications on private networks.
Also on the agenda for NAB is a discussion of Silverlight Media Framework 2.0, which the Vole has released under what it disingenuously calls an 'open source licence'. µ
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