Microsoft Keeps Fans Connected to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

Posted by bink on February 9 2010, 2:27 PM. Posted in Events.

With opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games scheduled for Friday, Microsoft Silverlight, MSN and Bing teams have worked with NBCOlympics.com to deliver 2010 Winter Games to the online audience. Silverlight, a cross-browser, cross-platform Web plug-in, and Internet Information Services Smooth Streaming technology, will power the interactive online player on NBCOlympics.com. Features include:

  • HD quality video of consistent quality, as well as DVR-style controls that enhance navigation and allow fans to pause and rewind the 400 hours of live and 1,000 of on-demand Olympic footage.
  • Silverlight Enhanced HD photo galleries that enable fans to can zoom in and out of their favorite images, as well as explore photo galleries through the “mosaic wall.”
  • MSN and Bing provide exclusive content that provide consumers with a unique experience of the Winter Olympic Games.
  • MSN provides fast, comprehensive results for all 86 Winter Olympics events, providing live results, statistical summaries, elimination brackets, as well as mobile access to the Winter Games via MSN Mobile, powered by NBC Olympics.
  • As the only search engine providing official video of the Winter Games, Bing allows consumers to find Instant Answers on popular athletes, sporting events and medal counts, as well as updating the homepage daily with Olympics images. Bing Maps StreetSide also allows people to visually explore the streets of Vancouver and Whistler (the first international destination on Bing Maps); and interactive mapping applications that allows fans to track medal counts and athletes by country.

You can check out the Silverlight-powered video experience now on NBCOlympics.com now, with more content to come as the 2010 Winter Games get started next week.

 

You can check out the NBC Sports press release or the below information for all the details.