Microsoft and Motorola today extended their relationship for digital video solutions to include the emerging Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) market. The companies will collaborate to deliver a seamlessly integrated hardware and software solution designed to enable service providers worldwide to offer compelling, revenue-generating IP video services to their customers.
Motorola and Microsoft will work together to integrate the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software platform with the features and functionality included in Motorola’s forthcoming suite of IP set-tops and advanced encoder products. These efforts are expected to provide service providers with a reliable solution that can quickly and easily be deployed to capitalize on the IPTV market opportunity.
Microsoft TV IPTV Edition is a comprehensive software platform that allows broadband providers to deliver compelling digital video services over their existing IP networks. Leading broadband operators worldwide — including Bell Canada, BellSouth, Reliance Infocomm Ltd., SBC Communications Inc., Swisscom/Bluewin and Telecom Italia — are conducting trials or planning to deploy IPTV services based on the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition platform.