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S-A hooks up with Microsoft

Sun, 08/28/2005 - 8:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner, CED

Scientific-Atlanta and Microsoft Corp. have formally agreed to collaborate on IP-based set-top integrations that match S-A's hardware with Microsoft's software.

The collaboration was widely expected. Earlier this month, SBC announced it would support its forthcoming "U-verse" IPTV service with set-tops from S-A and Motorola Inc. The telco has already inked a deal to deploy the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software platform.

Although SBC has yet to say what its set-top product mix will be, S-A has already built a handful of IPTV set-top models that support standard-definition and high-definition television, and digital video recording. The vendor will also show off a range of set-tops for the international IPTV market at the IBC show in Amsterdam.

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