“This time all you TV anchors are going to look so much hotter with a Bing Map playing behind your talking head,” Pendleton said
. “In addition to licensing the Bing Maps Platform to build interactive mapping applications on Web sites, broadcasters can also use Bing Maps in video broadcasts for free.”
Still, when it comes down to the inclusion of Bing Maps in video broadcasts, Microsoft only allows third-parties to take advantage of the platform is the “use includes images and video to be broadcast [and] excludes use of traffic data,” Pendleton added.
“Broadcasters using the Bing Maps Platform for free receive: full choice of Bing Maps APIs; Bird’s eye, aerial, road, hybrid, and Streetside; access to user forums, developer documentation, and articles; access to product information, including updates and news,” Pendleton said.