Ericsson agrees to buy Microsoft’s Mediaroom

Ericsson has agreed to buy Microsoft’s IPTV platform business Mediaroom, in a move the firms described as mutually beneficial from a strategic point of view.  With the deal, Ericsson said it would account for more than 25% of the IPTV and multi-screen solutions market, at a time when the global IPTV space is tipped to […]

Ericsson eyes Microsoft IPTV business

Ericsson is reportedly in discussions to buy Microsoft’s TV software unit. According to a Bloomberg report, which cites unnamed sources, the negotiations are for Microsoft’s MediaRoom IPTV business, which makes software for delivering TV over the web. The report claimed a deal could be announced in the coming weeks. The news came as Ericsson concluded […]

Mtel rolls out cross-platform IPTV service

Bulgarian operator Mtel has rolled out its ZTE-powered anytime, anywhere IPTV service to customers across the country. According to a stock market update by China-based technology ZTE, Mtel’s cross-platform IPTV service – for TVs, PCs, tablets and mobile phones – is now in commercial use, offering interactive video over fixed or mobile broadband connections. Mtel – […]

Middle East & North Africa sees strong growth in 2012

Middle East & Africa pay TV revenues grew significantly last year, boosted by strong growth in the MENA region, writes Adam Thomas Across the Middle East and North Africa, pay TV subscriber numbers passed the 10 million mark during the first quarter of 2012. In the Middle East, the introduction of advanced peoplemeters in the […]

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