Friday, December 05, 2008

Sky Player TV Uses Microsoft Silverlight and PlayReady Technology

We’re going to see very intense competition between Flash Player and Silverlight for the foreseeable future…

Microsoft Corp. and BSkyB announce that Microsoft Silverlight and PlayReady technologies are enabling Sky Player TV, Sky’s online TV service. Launched today, the service offers access to a range of leading pay TV entertainment as part of an online-only subscription. The new version of Sky Player TV, which in addition continues to be offered on a bonus basis to Sky’s DTH (direct-to-home) customers, now delivers live linear channels and video-on-demand content to Windows-based PCs and, for the first time, includes live channel support for Macs.

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Sky is the UK’s leading entertainment and communications company and operates the most comprehensive multi-channel television service in the UK and Ireland. Around 23 million viewers in 9 million households enjoy an unprecedented choice of movies, news, entertainment and sports channels and interactive services on Sky Digital.

Sky Player TV Uses Microsoft Silverlight and PlayReady Technology: Silverlight and PlayReady enable BSkyB to deliver an expanded range of live content to Windows-based PC and Mac users.

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