So Sky Television have just launched their own Web Based TV Service developed with Silverlight 2 + PlayReady.
The following channels are available:
- Sky Sports 1
- Sky Sports 2
- National Geographic
- Nick Jr
- Disney Channel
No existing Sky Connection / Dish necessary.
Supports up to 1.8Mb, which interestingly enough (if you watch the PDC Olympics and Silverlight session) is the optimal limit they found during Olympics + Democratic National Convention
I'm pretty excited about this as it should increase the Silverlight install base in the UK and it really shows that Silverlight (especially in the UK) is making its name in media. BBC, Sky + ITV (UK's biggest networks) all have (or about to have) Silverlight based Internet TV Offerings. Very cool.
I know this has been out for a few weeks now (i'm not the quickest off the mark, but it's still v.cool)
Check out more about Sky's offering below: