Why did MLB switch out of Microsoft Silverlight - to stream games to its 500,000 subscribers?
"First, baseball wanted Microsoft to make it possible for users todownload Silverlight without having to possess administrative rights.When people are at work, it's often the company that possesses thoserights and employees would need authorization to download the player.That frustrated plenty of MLB.com subscribers, according to the sources."
"The other major issue was that baseball considered Silverlight toounstable. There were some high-profile glitches, including last year'sopening day, which saw many MLB.com subscribers struggling to log inand others who were unable to watch games. The malfunctions lastedseveral days."