Ericsson Mediaroom

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Ericsson Mediaroom
Microsoft Mediaroom Guide Web.jpg
Program Guide in Mediaroom
Developer(s) Microsoft and Ericsson
Initial release July 2007; 9 years ago (2007-07)
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Windows CE
Microsoft Phone
Android (operating system)
Platform Set Top Box
Video game console
Personal computer
Tablet computer
Website [1]

Ericsson Mediaroom is an end-to-end video platform for operators to deliver Internet Protocol television IPTV subscription services, including content-protected, live, digital video recorder, video on demand, multiscreen, and applications. These services can be delivered to consumers via a range of devices inside and outside customers' homes, including wired and WiFi set top boxes, PCs, tablets, smartphones and other connected devices – over both the operator's managed IP networks as well as over the top (OTT)/unmanaged networks.

According to research by Frost & Sullivan, Ericsson Mediaroom is the global market leader in the IPTV sector, with a market share of 23%.[1]

History and deployments[edit]

Originally launched by Microsoft as Microsoft TV (which included the Foundation Edition), the IPTV platform was named Microsoft Mediaroom and announced in June 2007 at the NXTcomm conference.[2] In January 2010, Microsoft Mediaroom 2.0 was announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show.[3]

On April 8, 2013, Microsoft and Ericsson announced plans for Ericsson to purchase Mediaroom. The sale was completed on September 5, 2013, and the platform officially became Ericsson Mediaroom.[4]

On February 6, 2014, Ericsson announced it had entered into an agreement to purchase multiscreen video platform company Azuki Systems. Post-acquisition, Azuki Systems was renamed Ericsson Mediaroom Reach.[5]


Current key products in Ericsson Mediaroom’s portfolio include Ericsson Mediaroom, Mediaroom Reach, and MediaFirst TV Platform.[6][7]

As of June 2016, Ericsson Mediaroom TV platforms power 65 commercial deployments in 34 countries, delivering services to over 16 million households via more than 30 million devices.[8]

Ericsson Mediaroom TV platforms are offered by 90 operators globally, including AT&T, CenturyLink,[9] Telus, Bell Canada, Singtel, Telefónica SA, Cross Telephone, and Portugal Telecom.


In 2014, Ericsson Mediaroom received a Global Market Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan for its leadership position in the global pay TV IPTV middleware market.[1] At The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in September 2014, NewBay Media's TVBEurope recognized Ericsson MediaFirst TV Platform with an IBC Best of Show Award.[10]

Awards won prior to the Ericsson acquisition:

2013 TV Connect Industry Awards – Telefónica Digital – Best Multiscreen Service

2012 TelcoTV Vision Awards – AT&T U-Verse Wireless Receiver – Service Provider’s Innovation Award

2011 Telecom Asia Readers’ Choice Awards – Microsoft Mediaroom – Video Platform Vendor of the Year

2010 Stiftung Warentest – Deutsche Telekom’s TV service Entertain – Best Picture Quality

2009 Computer Bild magazine – Deutsche Telekom’s TV service Entertain – Best Triple Play

2008 TelcoTV Award – AT&T U-verse “Total Home DVR” – Most Innovative Award

2008 InfoVision Award - Xbox 360 with Mediaroom – Best Content, Entertainment, Applications, and Services

2008 CSI Awards – Microsoft Mediaroom – Best IPTV Technology

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