Program Guide in Mediaroom
|Developer(s)||Microsoft and Ericsson|
|Initial release||July 2007|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows
|Platform||Set Top Box
Windows Phone 7
Ericsson Mediaroom is an end-to-end IPTV platform originally developed by Microsoft and acquired by Ericsson in September 2013. According to research by the Multimedia Research Group, it is the global market leader in its sector. It enables pay TV operators worldwide to deliver TV services to multiple screens and connected devices inside and outside customers' homes.
Ericsson Mediaroom is a full-featured video platform for operators to deliver an IPTV-based Pay-TV subscription services including content-protected live, Digital video recorder, video on demand, and applications. These services can be delivered to consumers on a range of devices inside and outside the home, including wired and WiFi set top boxes, Xbox 360, PCs, tablets, smartphones and other connected devices - over both operator's managed IP networks as well as Over The Top (OTT)/unmanaged networks.
History and deployments
Originally launched as the Microsoft TV which included the Foundation Edition, the IPTV platform was named Microsoft Mediaroom and announced in June 2007 at the NXTcomm conference. In January 2010, Microsoft Mediaroom 2.0 was announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show. As of November 2012, more than 11 million households, reaching more than 22 million set-top boxes through more than 40 global operator partners, making it the most widely deployed commercial IPTV middleware platform. Mediaroom enabled TV services are available on a range of screens and devices inside and outside the home, including the TV via wired and wireless set-top boxes, Xbox 360, PCs, tablets and smartphones.
On April 8, 2013, Microsoft and Ericsson announced plans for Ericsson to purchase Mediaroom. The sale was completed on September 5, 2013 and officially became Ericsson Mediaroom. Former Microsoft exec Mark Hydar has been tapped to lead the deployment.
As of June 2014, Ericsson claims that Mediaroom powers TV services offered by nearly 60 global operators in 23 countries. Ericsson also claims it delivers services to nearly 13 million household subscribers with approximately 24 million set-top boxes.
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