Microsoft releases Mediaroom

The product adds multiview and a Multimedia Application Environment to the company’s IPTV software.

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.