Microsoft Sells Mediaroom to Ericsson – MS to Focus on Xbox TV

Posted by at 9:29 am on April 8, 2013

Microsoft-MediaroomMicrosoft’s Mediaroom IPTV business now belongs to communication tech company Ericsson, allowing Microsoft to focus its attention fully on the Xbox.

“With the sale of Mediaroom, Microsoft is dedicating all TV resources to Xbox in a continued mission to make it the premium entertainment service that delivers all the games and entertainment consumers want – whether on a console, phone, PC or tablet,” Microsoft Vice President Yusuf Mehdi writes in a blog post.

Mehdi writes that Microsoft will partner with a range of content creators, studios, networks, labels and distributors for the next generation of TV, made “more simple, tailored and intelligent.” Mediaroom is the tech behind AT&T’s U-Verse, Telefonica and Swisscom, among other services, and powers 22 million set top boxes worldwide.



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