NBC Universal to use Microsoft Silverlight for online 2008 Summer Olympic coverage

During his keynote at CES in Las Vegas on January 6th, Bill Gates announced that NBC Universal has chosen to partner with Microsoft to make “NBCOlympics.com on MSN” the official online home of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.  NBCOlympics.com on MSN will provide online users with exclusive access to an unprecedented offering of over 3,000 hours of live and on-demand video content built on Silverlight 2.0. The combination of the MSN audience reach and the Microsoft Silverlight technology will allow NBC to deliver Olympics content to a broad U.S internet audience – all through an immersive and interactive video experience that will redefine how sports fans consume content online.  For more from Microsoft at the 2008 International CES and to watch the keynote, please visit www.microsoft.com/ces