Adobe or Silverlight?

News in from the UK, where both Sky TV and ITV have been relaunching their online tv players with new versions based on Microsofts Silverlight. At the same time BBC are trying, and succeeding to a certain extent, to get people excited about their Adobe-based iPlayer. William Cooper over at informitv has more on the subject, but I can’t help but thinking that there are just too many options whenever we’re talking about online or mobile video – and it won’t be resolved until one company has grown big enough to buy up all the others… Which then again leads to that company becoming too big to be efficient, and new open source etc projects jumping up, and then we’re here again.

My point? Well, the only one worth making is probably that it was easier back in the old days, without alternatives. But a whole lot more boring as well!

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