Microsoft, Inlet, Level 3 Set Up at French Open

France Télévisions is teaming up with Microsoft, Inlet Technologies, and Level 3 Communications for free HD-quality Web video from the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros, which started May 24 and runs through June 7.

The French Open marks the first-ever application of the beta version of Microsoft’s IIS7 Live Smooth Streaming technology, which is being encoded on Inlet’s Spinnaker 7000 live streaming platform and distributed on Level 3’s Content Delivery Network.

This year’s tournament marks the fifth consecutive that France Télévisions will stream on the Internet via Microsoft’s Windows Media Player, but the first time video streams of seven simultaneous games will be available in Silverlight technologies free-of-charge.

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