Today at NXTcomm, a major telecommunications industry event, Microsoft announced the most recent updates to its IPTV platform. Microsoft Mediaroom, as the platform is now known, has been updated to include features for sharing music and images from your home computer, multiple picture in picture capabilities, and a development environment for creating custom multimedia applications. It also now includes support for DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) signals.
“In the highly competitive television market, a well-regarded brand can be a very strong asset,” said Christine Heckart, general manager of worldwide marketing for Microsoft TV. “By leveraging Microsoft Mediaroom as an ingredient brand, service providers can take advantage of the worldwide awareness, positive attributes and consumer preference for Microsoft-based solutions.”