I am a Director of Marketing in the Microsoft Mediaroom business and I am proposing the following changes to update the page, add some URL links, and correct some factual inaccuracies.
• Change “As of June 2010, Microsoft Mediaroom has been adopted by 26 providers as their IPTV delivery platform” TO “As of January 2011, more than 6 million households via 35 operator partners worldwide subscribe to Microsoft Mediaroom enabled TV services, making it the most widely deployed commercial IPTV middleware platform.”
• Change “The software is slated to be ported to the Xbox 360 platform in select markets” TO “Mediaroom-powered TV services are available on a range of screens including the TV via set-top box, Xbox 360, Windows PCs, Web browsers via Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 smartphones.”
• Change “It also integrates with your Xbox 360 console” TO “Mediaroom powers TV services to the TV via set-top box, Xbox 360, Windows-based PC, Web browser and compatible mobile handsets.”
• Change the embedded link in Where can you get Microsoft Mediaroom powered TV services TO new URL: http://www.microsoft.com/mediaroom/get/
• Change Sigma’s SMP8652 media processor SoC TO SMP8654
Add the following operators to the “Providers” section:
o Caribbean – AMX Codetel
o Taiwan – Vee TV
o US – Cimarron Telephone
o US – EPB Fiber Optics
Add the following under “Devices Powered by Mediaroom” :
o Web browsers running on Windows PCs and Macs
o Windows Phone 7 smartphones and compatible smartphones
Remove the following operators to the “Providers” section:
o France – Via Pass
o India – Reliance
o Russia – Synterra
Remove “Microsoft Mediaroom Connected TV Films” from “External Links” section
Updates to the Microsoft Mediaroom for the start of 2013
I am a Director of Marketing in the Microsoft Mediaroom business and I am proposing the following changes to update the page.
- Updated opening paragraph text, including new links and references.
- Updatged Overview section text, including new links and references.
- Added a new section entitled History and Deployments.
- From the section TV Providers Using Microsoft Mediaroom, replaced the list of individual providers (which was growing outdated) with a link to the online list (which is kept up-to-date).
- Removed the section TV devices powered by Mediaroom.
- Added 7 references (there were none before).
- Updated the list of external links.
- Updated the logo and screenshot.
- Updated the list of Operating systems.
- Reformatted the list of Platforms.
All of these changes are being made to keep the text of this page accurate relative to the current state of Microsoft Mediaroom. As the Director for this product, I am confident that these changes are correct and ask that they be accepted by the Wikipedia staff of editors/moderators. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Msmediaroom (talk • contribs) 21:29, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
Assessment no verificable
At the beginning it reads: "Microsoft Mediaroom is the global leading end to end IPTV..." but the link from the study used for verify does not give this information (I could only download a "sample text" on which all the numeric data and names where replaced by "XX"). I understand that, maybe, the linked study would support the statement, but the source is not for public access. So, following the rules of wikipedia, the assessment should be deleted or changed (it would be better say: "A research made by Multimedia Research Group, has shown that..."). 2001:470:5:802:68E9:A75D:BADA:3602 (talk) 14:47, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Response to "Assessment no verificable"
In response to "Assessment no verificable" ...
I have changed the reference (first footnote). It now refers to:
Microsoft named as leader of two global IPTV segments. http://www.iptv-news.com/2012/11/exclusive-microsoft-named-as-leader-of-two-global-iptv-segments/. IPTV News, November 2012.
This new reference is publicly accessible and clearly states:
"Microsoft is named as leader of the global market for IPTV Middleware and Video-on-Demand solutions..." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Msmediaroom (talk • contribs) 21:34, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
- This is not enough. "Leader of the global market" is a qualitative (as opposed to quantitative) assessment that could mean almost anything. Unfortunately, the linked article does not provide any hard figures that could be used to make an encyclopedic, quantitative statement such as "[According to research by the Multimedia Research Group,] Microsoft Mediaroom is the world's most used platform of its type." This might be or might not be the case, but I have no access to the research document and its table of figures. Maybe someone with access to that data could copy&paste it here? --hydrox (talk) 03:34, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Request for technical documentation
It would be superb if someone could provide some technical documentation about this service, such as what kind of video/audio codecs, formats and DRM it uses. Currently, the article is mostly written in marketing terms, that don't necessarily speak volumes to readers about what is this service like in its essence. Here is some document I found about an SDK for the platform, but is has no much detail about the actual IPTV protocol employed. --hydrox (talk) 03:50, 1 March 2013 (UTC)