If you had a chance to watch the Packers and Bears play last night, you were in for a treat if you used the Silverlight-powered Sunday Night Football Extra player: multiple camera angles, beautiful high definition video, and yes, the Silverlight Toolkit! Last week, the Tennessee Titans played the Pittsburg Steelers (Steelers won, 13-10), using the same technology. The season’s off to a good start now.
NBC has really made a great call here to use Silverlight, paired with Smooth Streaming technology. The rich Silverlight app is very nice, Vertigo did a great job building it to tie everything together.
Accordion control for the win!
One thing that I was really happy to notice in the player app was one of the Preview controls from the Silverlight Toolkit, so I just wanted to take a minute to point that out…