Author Archives: Alex Zambelli

About Alex Zambelli

Alex is a Senior Product Manager at Hulu in Seattle, WA. Prior to his current job he was a Product Manager at iStreamPlanet (Turner) and Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Media Platform at Microsoft Corporation. He specializes in video streaming, adaptive HTTP streaming, video compression, and video processing best practices.

IIS Media 4.0, SMF 2.3, RCE 1.0 SP1 and More

It’s been too long since my last post, so I thought I’d get warmed up and back into blogging form by posting something about recent releases on the Microsoft media platform. After PDC 2010 in November which focused on new … Continue reading

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NASCAR Racing in 3D on Your PC!

On July 3rd at 7:30 pm ET, you will be able to experience for the first time a live streaming event in 3D using just Silverlight and NVIDIA 3D Vision! We have teamed up with Turner Sports, NVIDIA and iStreamPlanet to bring … Continue reading

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Now available: Expression Encoder 4, IIS Media Services 4.0 Beta, SSME 1.0, SMF 2.0 RC1, Olympics case studies

While most of the world is on a collective vacation watching the World Cup, media teams at Microsoft have been busy at work. And watching the World Cup. 🙂 Released this month: Expression Studio 4, which of course includes Expression … Continue reading

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Smooth Streaming 3D concept previewed at NAB

NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show 2010 wrapped up yesterday in Las Vegas. Among the Silverlight and Smooth Streaming announcements and demos at this year’s NAB were: Silverlight availability on Broadcom and Intel systems-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, which will enable set-top-box … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Football Case Study

Remember NBC Sunday Night Football? Microsoft has just released a detailed case study of the SNF project describing the partners, products, tools and workflow used to deliver the final solution. You can check it out here: http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000006602 http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/808/sunday-night-football-live-in-hd-with-microsoft-silverlight-3-and-iis-smooth-streaming/ I believe … Continue reading

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Media Workshop at MIX

If you’re planning or considering attending MIX this year, I will be doing a workshop at MIX on March 14th titled “Media Processing Workflow”: http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/WKSP07 “Managing the media production pipeline for a site like NBC Olympics or NFL Football can be challenging. … Continue reading

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Streaming the Olympics: How We Got Here

Though it may seem like it was just yesterday, it’s now been 18 months since we delivered for NBC the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics using Windows Media Services, Windows Media Player and Silverlight. Whereas in Beijing we experimented with HTTP adaptive streaming for on-demand … Continue reading

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NBC, CTV and NRK Stream Winter Olympics in Silverlight

As you’re probably well aware, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics are upon us. Just as we did 2 years ago for 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, Microsoft has once again teamed up with NBC to bring online video coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics … Continue reading

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IIS Media Services 3.0 and Player SDK released!

Last week was a big one for Smooth Streaming! IIS Media Services 3.0, the IIS7 media extensions pack containing Smooth Streaming, has completed its 6-month beta development cycle and has been released to Web. You can download it here: http://www.iis.net/extensions/LiveSmoothStreaming Chris … Continue reading

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NBC Sunday Night Football – Powered by Silverlight and Smooth Streaming

Has it really been 5 months since my last post? Well, one of the reasons why I’ve been so inactive here is because I’ve been busy working on this project: Today we are launching the NBC Sunday Night Football website: … Continue reading

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