March Madness, Silverlight, and CBS

During most years at this time, my friends in Memphis start getting excited. We’ve become spoiled watching the Memphis Tigers participate in postseason play. There is now a new twist to bracketology.

CBSSports has announced that they will be using Silverlight as their video player technology on March Madness on Demand (MMOD). is aiming to improve the video quality of MMOD after last year’s record turnout of 4.8 million unique users for the free offering. Silverlight will nearly triple the peak video resolution available, to 1.5 megabits per second from 550 kilobits per second last year.”