Visual Webcaster platform will support Microsoft Silverlight effective with the next version of Visual Webcaster scheduled for release in October, 2008. Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight is the technology currently supporting NBC's online video coverage of the Olympic games in Beijing, China.
Onstream is integrating the Silverlight technology with its leading Visual Webcaster platform, which already supports Windows Media, Real Media, QuickTime and Flash. Silverlight adds the functionality and flexibility of making the webcasts compatible with virtually any online device, including Apple based products, such as the Mac and all PC based systems.
Microsoft stated in a recent press release, that they are experiencing, "an average of 1.5 million daily downloads of the Silverlight plug-in, and growing." Adoption of Silverlight around the world continues to accelerate momentum providing compelling online media experiences for consumers. As a result of the success of NBC's online video service at NBCOlympics.com
, millions of online viewers have downloaded the Silverlight application and are now able to view any Silverlight based video content.
In addition, the Silverlight technology will also be integrated into Onstream Media's Digital Media Services Platform.