Microsoft releases Mediaroom

The product adds multiview and a Multimedia Application Environment to the company’s IPTV software.
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Microsoft Mediaroom, the latest update to its IPTV software platform, is now available with several new multimedia capabilities.

Among the new capabilities are:

  • In-home personal music and photo sharing.
  • Dynamic multiview (multiple picture-in-picture) capabilities.
  • Multimedia Application Environment for development of interactive services and advanced applications.
  • Digital terrestrial television (DTT) support.

Microsoft also has introduced the Microsoft Mediaroom Application Development toolkit, which provides service providers and third-party developers with tools to create revenue-generating TV-based applications that run on the platform.

With this latest release, Microsoft is renaming its IPTV platform Microsoft Mediaroom. The product builds upon existing Microsoft IPTV features.