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A Sneak Peek At Silverlight 3

Microsoft officially launches at an event in San Francisco on Friday. But why wait until then to find out the latest and greatest? Ben Waggoner, Microsoft’s principal video strategist for Silverlight, sat down with our Troy Dreier to talk about some of the leading features—including out-of-browser playback—in the new Silverlight 3. Check it out here.

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29 May News Roundup: Brightcove, Datmedia, Harmonic, Microsoft, Ooyala

This week’s developments in online video:

Brightcove announced it had been selected by La Vanguardia to publish the newspaper’s online video. La Vanguardia is the largest newspaper in Barcelona, and this marks another big move by Brightcove in their on-going European expansion.

Datmedia is making a major push with its Datpresenter online video platform (which Streaming Media reviewed here), but they’ve also introduced a very neat new enhanced podcasting tool. You can learn more about it by listening to this podcast, which we recorded with Datmedia’s Jay Pritchard at Streaming Media East in New York earlier this month.

Harmonic Inc. announced at the ANGA Cable show in Cologne that its Direct-2-Edge (D2E) solution had been deployed by South Korea’s SK Broadband, for what it called the “largest commercial IPTV launch to date.”

• France Télévisions is partnering with Microsoft, Inlet, and Level 3 to present the French International tennis tournament, held at Roland Garros, live in HD using Microsoft’s IIS7 Smooth Streaming.

• Ooyala officially announced its new “Swift” player; we broke the news last week in another Streaming Media podcast.

Check out Streaming Media Global each day for breaking news and industry announcements.

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Panache Technology Inserts Flash Ads Directly Into Silverlight

One of the biggest roadblocks to wider adoption of Microsoft Silverlight is that so many video and interactive ads are created in Flash. Contentinople is reporting that Panache has released technology that lets publishers serve Flash ads in Silverlight video streams. Check out the full post here. Microsoft believes this should make Silverlight more appealing, and they’re right.

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