STBs to get Silverlight

April 12, 2010

Microsoft has been trying to get its Flash rival Silverlight into the media, but a move to get the product into set-top-boxes could mean that Microsoft will be entering into the world of media sooner than expected.

Silverlight can run on low power processors.

These could be like the ones used in set-top-boxes to provider content with digital rights management (DRM) to the consumer’s television.

It is believed that once Silverlight is established in the set-top-box market, there is no reason why this technology cannot move platforms and appear in computers and smartphones.

After all, the end user only wants the technology to provide the service.

Where it comes from is irrelevant to them.


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