Microsoft Launches Version 2.0 of its Mediaroom IPTV Platform

--Billed as Delivering More Content to More Screens, Using a Cloud-Based Infrastructure
Microsoft on Wednesday launched version 2.0 of its Mediaroom IPTV platform , billing it as "enabl[ing] TV service operators to provide their TV services to more subscribers than ever before, delivering more content to more screens than the previous version of Mediaroom--both inside and outside the home."

According to Microsoft, Mediaroom 2.0 will be available for operators to start testing next month. It can be deployed by operators "as their entertainment cloud,"...

ActiveVideo Networks Taps Henry Choy to Head New Strategic Initiative Targeting CE Devices

--Company Offers Cloud-Based Interactive TV Solution, Deployed by Time Warner Cable, Cablevision
--Claims Its Platform Will Enable CE Manufacturers to Become Content Providers "Virtually Overnight"
Cloud-based interactive TV specialist, ActiveVideo Networks , announced Wednesday that it has appointed consumer electronics industry veteran, Henry Choy , as VP of business development, tasking him with leading a new strategic initiative to bring its CloudTV platform to consumer electronics devices (note: ActiveVideo's efforts to penetrate the cable industry appear to be enjoying some success--for more on the company's work with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision, see the interview with its president and CEO,...

New Interview on ActiveVideo's Interactive TV Work with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable

--Plus a New Interview on 180Squared's Work on the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV Platform
[itvt] has just published in-depth interviews with Jeff Miller , president and CEO of ActiveVideo Networks , a company that specializes in technologies for cloud-based interactive TV and whose customers include Cablevision and Time Warner Cable, and with Amir Littman , co-founder and VP of business development at 180Squared , a company best known for providing software and integration services for Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV platform. Miller discusses ActiveVideo's work with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable;...