Move Networks, the little start-up in Utah, has impressed many in the industry with super high quality streaming technology that does not appear to hog too much bandwidth.  To see how great it looks, check out — that’s the Move player on the videos.

Last month, Microsoft announced an alliance with Move to integrate its new Silverlight Web plug-in. 

Earlier this week at NAB in Las Vegas, Microsoft gave the first demonstration and the purple channel was there.

Microsoft’s Steve Sklepowich gave us a little preview.  He describes it as a "DVD-like interactive experience." The implementation of Move and Silverlight will be announced soon, Steve said.  I bet we’ll see it on the Summer Olympics which will stream in the U.S. on MSN using Silverlight.      

Find out more about Move, please see our interview with Jim Ericson.

Move announced a round of funding of $46 million this week.  Scott Raynovich over at Contentinople first reported on the upcoming round in March.  Nice scoop, Scott!

— Andy Plesser