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; 8 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 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 March 2015, Ericsson Mediaroom TV platforms power 79 commercial deployments in 32 countries, delivering services to over 18 million households via more than 36 million devices.

Ericsson Mediaroom TV platforms are offered by 90 operators globally, including AT&T, Telus, Bell Canada, Singtel, Telefónica SA 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. [8]

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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