With the global IPTV market predicted to grow in revenue to $105 Billion (US) between now and 2015, Ericsson have move to become the number on IPTV provider by acquiring Microsoft Mediaroon platform. The acquisition according to Microsoft will give them room to concentrate on developing their Xbox platform even further.
Broadcom has changed the way Microsoft mediaroom clients connect to each other, with the release of its Broadcom BCM4717V system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution. Previously, users with multiple set-top box would connect them together via wire network using MoCA, Ethernet or HPNA and connect to the TV. The BCM4717 changes this and allow you to connect wirelessly throughout the home.
ES3 and Pace have collaborated to develop a series of applications for the Microsoft Mediaroom platform. The solution leverages the power of the Pace residential gateway and set-top box , providing simplified access to manage devices in the home network, manage settings on the RG and provide methods for self-help in troubleshooting issues in the home network, all through a user-friendly interactive experience on the TV.
IPTV operators with Motorola NBBS can now provide additional services to customers with Mediaroom certified set-top-box. According to Motorola Home and Network Mobility, they have expanded the NBBS remote device management software platform to include Microsoft Mediaroom certified set-top-box, to enable operator to accelerate the introduction of new revenue-generating high-definition IP video experience.
Customers of subscription television that is powered by Microsoft Mediaroom 2.0 are to receive a host of additional services. In this new version, the concept of the 3 screens (PC, TV and mobile phone) becomes a reality. Mediaroom 2.0 supports whole-home digital video recording, on-demand capabilities, access to both operator-hosted content and Internet TV, and interactive applications.
Mirosoft announced last week that French network services and telecoms operator Viapass, has selected Microsoft Mediaroom with virtualization as the software platform to deliver a breakthrough Internet Protocol television (IPTV) service to its business customers worldwide through its division Viapass TV.
Microsoft annouced that they have adapted the Microsoft Mediaroom system to work with virtualization, making Mediaroom the first Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) platform to offer virtualization support. Mediaroom with virtualization can deliver up to a sixfold reduction in the number of physical servers required to support a full-featured IPTV service, significantly reducing hardware and management costs and speeding time to market for Mediaroom customers by up to three weeks.