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NBC jumps ship and switches from Silverlight to Flash

September 7th, 2008 at 5:05 PM

In a move stirring up some debate, NBC announced last week that it will stream it’s NFL football games this season using Flash video instead of the much ballyhooed Silverlight it used for the Olympics. The streaming service, marking the first time full-length NFL football games have been available in the US over the Internet, made its debut on Thursday during the NFL season opener between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. Besides the video feed, the streaming service also offers the ability to switch camera angles, view picture-in-picture playback, receive live statistics and interact with commentators in real time. If you haven’t gotten your fill of football and Flash this weekend, mosey on over and let us know what you think. Which looks better? The Silverlight version of Michael Phelps swimming for the gold or the Flash version of Brett Favre throwing his first post-unretirement pass as a New York Jet?


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