Here’s a story about the reasons why MLBAM ditched Microsoft Silverlight as the streaming video platform for MLB.com. Lots of technical stuff if you care, but this passage interested me the most:
The other major issue was that baseball considered Silverlight too unstable. There were some high-profile glitches, including last year’s opening day, which saw many MLB.com subscribers struggling to log in and others who were unable to watch games. The malfunctions lasted several days. The rift between Microsoft and MLBAM began to grow and hasn’t stopped, said the sources, adding that lawyers for each side are still arguing over Microsoft’s responsibility.
Arguing lawyers is a good thing in this case. It means there’s big money at stake now and big money to be made in this world later, and that’s ultimately good for baseball. And, I might add, good for people who have in interest in the delivery of baseball content on the Internet.