The Home Shopping Network (HSN) has recently expanded to a brand new channel – the Nokia S60 generation mobile phones – powered by Silverlight. The Nokia S60 is a software platform for mobile phones that runs on Symbian OS and is currently one of the most-used mobile platforms in the world. Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform implementation of the .NET Framework for building media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the Web.
With the Silverlight for Symbian framework, HSN will now be able to leverage the capabilities of Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming to provide a live, high quality, mobile-video shopping experience for users of the Nokia S60 generation mobile phones. Smooth Streaming enables adaptive streaming of media to Silverlight and other clients over HTTP. Smooth Streaming provides a high-quality viewing experience that scales massively on content distribution networks, making true HD 1080p media experiences a reality.
You can read about the recently published HSN case study here.
Check-out this blog post for more information about Silverlight for Symbian and the HSN Smooth Streaming experience.
And be sure to have your credit card handy when viewing the latest HSN mobile shopping application 🙂