Silverlight Picked to for Streaming of Inauguration Events

Posted by at 1:40 pm on January 16, 2009

Microsoft today announced that the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) has selected Silverlight technology to enable live and on-demand video streaming of the official inauguration swearing-in ceremony on the PIC Web site at http://www.pic2009.org.  Microsoft is  collaborated  with  iStreamPlanet for production of the online event.

The DNC used Silverlight to show the Denver  convention this past summer  and did it look good.  I and couple friends had the feed projected on a large wall and Silverlight still shone.

As part of its efforts 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 is proud to be part of this event by helping to bring the inauguration activities online,” said Brad Smith, Microsoft general counsel. “Just as during the campaign itself, Internet technology is enabling people around the world to participate more directly in historic events in new and exciting ways.”

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