Microsoft sells Mediaroom to Ericsson

Microsoft have announced that they are selling their IPTV business Mediaroom to Ericsson. Mediaroom is an IPTV solution for cable operators to use as front end for pay TV services and was developed by the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. We have been following Mediaroom here on TDL for a…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #340–In From the Cold

No Andrew this week so Jose Ortiz from TDL Mobile joins Garry and I to talk over the weeks news including the best solution for watching streaming TV services, enterprise apps on Windows Phone, ICS for Android, Raspberry Pi shipping soon, Launcher app for Windows Media Center, cleaning duplicate Recorded…

BT Vision ditches Microsoft Mediaroom for Linux

BT have been slowly rolling out Microsoft’s Mediaroom IPTV solution for its Vision package but it looks like just as the rollout is complete BT are ditching Mediaroom for Linux. In a post on the Register they say that costs, BT’s video on demand focus and complex system requirements have…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #319 – Windows Media Center is in Windows 8, hooray

Welcome to show 319, we have a packed show for you this week. We have a great voicemail from Rich McAdams asking for help with audio problems, we talk about Windows Media Center being confirmed in Windows 8, Mediaroom 2.0, Freeview HD IPTV, Apple to launch a TV? Amazon tablet, Media…

Mediaroom 2.0 Clients Confirmed

We haven’t heard much from the Mediaroom team for a while but on the Mediaroom blog at MSDN William Zhang breaks the silence and talk about the clients that make up Mediaroom 2.0. As well as the set top boxes there are: Taos: PC browser client; Monaco: Windows Media Center…

BT to launch new broadband TV service called TV Connect

BT are set to relaunch the BT Vision system with a new service called TV Connect. The system will offer more channels and more video on demand delivered over BT’s broadband network rather than BT paying for Freeview slots as it does now. BT Vision which uses Microsoft technology including…

Is it time for Microsoft to ditch Mediaroom and push forward with Media Center?

I was reading about Microsoft’s attempts to stop Tiva from importing set-top boxes and saw in Mary Jo Foley’s post she mentions that there is some kind tie-up between Windows Media Center and Mediaroom (Mediaroom is Microsoft’s platform for RV and video service providers) Last year at CES Microsoft showed…

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Microsoft Mediaroom Gets More Power and Gives TV a Reverse Gear

The Mediaroom team have some interesting stuff coming out, I will take a look at it today and this is their Press Release: LAS VEGAS — Jan. 8, 2009 — At 2009 International CES today, Microsoft Corp. unveiled Mediaroom Anytime, a groundbreaking feature set for the Microsoft Mediaroom multimedia and…