Microsoft Mediaroom

Microsoft to close web TV service

Microsoft is set to close MSN TV – a subscription set-top service dating back to the 1990s, designed to let people access the web from their TVs. In an announcement on the MSN TV site, Microsoft said it was closing the service effective of September 30, claiming that since its inception, “the web has continued […]

SeaWell names Mediaroom executive to board

Video distribution technology provider SeaWell Networks has named a Microsoft Mediaroom executive to its board of directors. Pete Thompson, vice-president of Microsoft Mediaroom, has joined SeaWell’s board. Thompson joined Microsoft in 2006. “At SeaWell, our mission is to provide operators with the same capabilities and level of control over multiscreen as they’re used to in […]

Ericsson plans to develop next-gen IPTV platform following Mediaroom acquisition

Ericsson plans to combine elements of the Microsoft Mediaroom technology with its own IPTV middleware to create a new IPTV platform, according to Simon Frost, head of media marketing and communications at Ericsson. Speaking to DTVE at last week’s NAB Show, Frost said the rationale for Ericsson’s decision to acquire Microsoft Media included the acquisition […]

Telefónica signs with Microsoft for video delivery platform

Spanish telco Telefónica is partnering with Microsoft to roll out a new global video platform for all video services across its various businesses. Starting in Brazil, Chile and Spain, the platform, based on Microsoft Mediaroom, will deliver TV services over IPTV and unmanaged networks to various devices. Earlier this month, Telefónica launched an IPTV service […]