Microsoft Mediaroom

Microsoft Mediaroom-Powered Hybrid IPTV Service, BT Vision, Has 423,000 Customers

In the course of announcing earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter and year Thursday, UK incumbent telco, BT, said that its Microsoft Mediaroom -powered IPTV service, BT Vision , had 423,000 customers as of March 31st, compared to 398,000 at the end of the prior quarter, and that in March "customer viewing was an average of 30 views" (note: BT Vision is enabled via a hybrid set-top box that allows viewers to access linear channels...

Russian Telco, VimpelCom, Launches Microsoft Mediaroom-Powered IPTV Service

--Service Features VOD, DVR, HDTV
Russian telco, VimpelCom , has rolled out an IPTV service in Moscow powered by the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV platform. Dubbed Beeline TV ("Beeline" is also the brand used by Vimpelcom for its 800,000-subscriber high-speed Internet service) and billed as Russia's first Mediaroom-powered IPTV service, the new service offers up to 125 linear-TV channels (four of which are available in HD), a VOD service with around 3,000 titles, coverage of major Russian soccer leagues and championships,...

180Squared Launches "Mediaroom in a Box" IPTV Solution for Smaller Carriers

Pleasanton, Calif.-based 180Squared--a company that bills itself as "a team of Microsoft Mediaroom alumni with extensive Mediaroom product and services expertise" (note: Mediaroom is Microsoft's IPTV platform)--announced Wednesday the launch of a Mediaroom solution, dubbed "Mediaroom in a Box," that is geared towards smaller carriers. The company says that, while working with Microsoft to support existing Mediaroom customers, it has also been working towards developing an end-to-end solution that will "help smaller carriers in the...

Six More Companies Join Microsoft Mediaroom Partner Ecosystem

At the recent NXTcomm tradeshow in Las Vegas, Microsoft
announced six new additions to the partner ecosystem of its Mediaroom
IPTV platform: HP, Tech Mahindra and 180Squared have signed on as systems
integration partners, joining existing Mediaroom systems integration
partner, Alcatel-Lucent. According to Microsoft, the three companies
have completed a Mediaroom training and market-readiness program
that qualifies them to offer deployment services to new and existing
customers of the platform. Microsoft claims that the addition of the
three systems integrators to the Mediaroom ecosystem is in response to