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Microsoft bows Mediaroom 2.0 at CES

Thu, 01/07/2010 - 7:20am
Mike Robuck

Microsoft introduced the latest version of its IPTV middleware platform at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Microsoft said Mediaroom 2.0 was designed to deliver more content across more screens than the previous version.

Mediaroom 2.0 allows service providers to:

  • Deploy Mediaroom as the cloud that powers their service
  • Bring live, recorded and on-demand content to Windows 7 PCs via Windows Media Center with no additional hardware
  • Expand their service footprint beyond the reach of their IPTV network by offering existing on-demand TV service to their entire broadband customer base
  • Use Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming for the access and delivery of on-demand content
  • In the near future, enable playback on compatible smartphones

“Our strategy with Mediaroom is to combine the power of client software and cloud-based services to greatly enhance the way consumers experience digital entertainment. We want to make it easier for consumers to find and discover great content, to watch, listen and engage in new ways, and to do so anywhere and on any screen,” said Enrique Rodriguez, corporate vice president for the TV, video and music business at Microsoft.

Mediaroom 2.0 is scheduled to be available for operators to start testing beginning next month.

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