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Microsoft to sell Mediaroom IPTV business to Ericsson

The software giant says the sale -- for slightly less than $200 million, according to a person familiar with the deal -- will allow it to focus its TV efforts on Xbox, which will be updated this year.

By Apr. 8, 2013


IPTV is on the rise

Market research firm ABI Research is forecasting a 32 percent increase in IPTV subscribers in the next five years.

By Jan. 14, 2009


Content kings control the future of IPTV

Movie studios and television networks are still the ones calling the shots, despite the spread of the Net-connected TV revolution.

By Aug. 23, 2010


Microsoft virtualizes IPTV suite

Microsoft has virtualized its Mediaroom IPTV server software to make it less expensive for smaller service providers to deploy its technology.

By May. 27, 2009


IPTV comes to some Canadian Xbox 360 owners

Some lucky Canadian residents will be the first to get streaming TV through their Xbox 360 with a new service from telecommunications provider Telus.

By Aug. 5, 2010


Microsoft lands IPTV deal in China

The deal with Guangzhou Digital Media Group also marks the first time Microsoft's Mediaroom service is being used to do IPTV over a cable network.

By Jan. 12, 2009


CNET Next Big Thing: I want my IPTV

Consumers want their video content free to go anywhere, at any time, to any device. So, what's the holdup? In this year's Next Big Thing Supersession, CNET will gathers industry leaders to find out.

By Jan. 11, 2010


Project Canvas: Five joins BBC and ITV in set-top box IPTV

We love the idea that TV might be delivered via the Internet one day. Project Canvas promises to make this possible and frankly, we can't wait

By Jul. 30, 2009


IPTV: Who needs cable?

IPTV: Who needs cable?

By Jan. 5, 2006


Is Sling Media acquisition good sign for IPTV?

Some within IPTV sector hope EchoStar's $380 million purchase of SlingMedia is only the first big deal.

By Sep. 25, 2007