NBC’s CEO Jeff Zucker speaks with Kara Swisher at the All Things Digital conference. He talks about the state of broadcasting in a transition market, and has some interesting things to say vis-a-vis his network’s relationship with Apple.
NBC has dumped the Microsoft Silverlight video streaming technology it used to webstream its Olympics coverage, moving to adopt the more ubiquitous Adobe Flash.
It seems sports fans trying to access the Olympics coverage were annoyed at the choice of Silverlight. “While 40 million US visitors to NBCOlympics.com didn’t have Silverlight installed, Adobe Flash is already installed on some 98 per cent of Internet-connected computers,” says Valleywag.