Whether you’re a fan of Team USA swimming or not, you have to admit it was pretty exciting when the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay somehow came from behind to win gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Thanks to some exciting new media serving technologies we’ve just announced, you will be able to experience moments like this in high definition, both live and on demand, throughout the 2010 Winter Olympics and other online events.
Instead of the old ‘click and wait’, with IIS Smooth Streaming you get a fast startup time and very little buffering so you can watch your favorite gold medal sport, show, movie, or whatever you want right away. IIS Smooth Streaming automatically and continuously blends the quality of the video to match your available bandwidth and CPU conditions to deliver the best viewing experience.
Media companies can also take advantage of IIS Smooth Streaming features to boost advertising and subscription revenues with uninterrupted delivery, so even if you have to watch commercials, at least you can view them in true high-definition (HD) video (720p+). Hey, somebody has to pay the bills. J
And rather than reinventing the wheel, IIS Smooth Streaming takes advantage of the Web’s existing infrastructure and brings superior performance and scalability to media experiences delivered using plain-old HTTP.
· Smooth Streaming, adaptive streaming of on-demand media for Silverlight
· Live Smooth Streaming, live adaptive streaming delivery to Silverlight
· Advanced Logging, rich, real-time client and server side logging
· Bit Rate Throttling, meters the speed that media is delivered to a player
· Web Playlists, secure sequencing of media content
Senior Product Manager