Watching the Bill Gates CES 2008 Keynote powered by Silverlight

January 7, 2008

Silverlight_Final_CES I’m watching the CES 2008 keynote right now, streaming live on the web with Microsoft Silverlight at www.microsoft.com/ces.  I’m so happy they allowed the funny video with a long cast of celebs in the simulcast.  I have four streams going right now for test purposes. Kudos to the istreamplanet team for keeping up with the crushing stream load, I understand it kept rising and rising during the keynote.

Speaking of which, I’m happy that Bill just unveiled that NBC Universal has selected Silverlight exclusively for online delivery of the 29th Olympics in Beijing, PRC in partnership with MSN.  Lots of exciting stuff to come there.   I’ll write more on that later.

 

More pictures below:

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Update: If you’re unfamiliar with this whole Silverlight thing, check out Andy Plessner’s Beet.TV interview where we discussed Silverlight last year. For some reason that day, I opted for the Quicksilver T-shirt instead of my "Evil Monkey" shirt.  Perhaps it was partner love.

One response to Watching the Bill Gates CES 2008 Keynote powered by Silverlight

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    I too was watching off of this site and it looked great. I would be curious to know what percentage watched the video via silverlight and how many watched it via WMV. I can remember in years past waiting and waiting for the stream to start;)