Microsoft confirmed today that it has agreed to sell its MediaRoom IPTV unit to Ericsson, following rumors about the deal a few weeks ago.
Microsoft has pushed hard in recent years to become a fixture in the American living room — most notably via the XBox 360. A lesser-known part of its living-room play is its MediaRoom IPTV unit, which has been adopted by the likes of AT&T and Deutsche Telekom.
How is a startup that’s been around for 16 years going to reinvent the IPTV market in North America?
G-cluster’s brings cloud gaming to your TV by plugging its small machine into your HDMI port.
The cable industry has been a tough nut to crack for Apple, which appears to be scaling back its TV ambitions.
Amidst the hoopla surrounding Google TV and Apple TV, Microsoft has been oddly quiet. Now we have an idea of what the software giant is up to: It’s apparently in talks with media companies to license TV networks for a subscription web TV service, people familiar with the plans told Reuters.
Verismo, a provider of web-enabled TV services, announced today that it has raised $17 million in its most recent round of fundraising led by Intel Capital.
AT&T confirmed today that Microsoft‘s Xbox 360 will serve as a set-top box for AT&T’s U-verse broadband TV service. While it’s an interesting development that lowers the cost of the service, it’s also about three years late.