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Microsoft selling Mediaroom to Ericsson, exiting IPTV business to focus on Xbox

Microsoft will sell its Mediaroom business to Ericsson, after more than 15 years pursuing the market for Internet Protocol Television, or IPTV. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. It’s expected to close in the second half of the year. Microsoft Mediaroom, headquartered at Microsoft’s Mountain View campus, employs 400 people worldwide and reaches 11 million… Read More

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Report: Microsoft in talks to sell MediaRoom IPTV unit to Ericsson

Bloomberg is reporting this morning that Microsoft is in discussions with Ericsson to sell its IPTV service to the wireless network maker. Citing people with knowledge of the talks, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft wants to put its attention on delivering TV services through Xbox. MediaRoom, which powers AT&T’s U-Verse television service, allows companies to stream television over the… Read More

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AT&T paying TiVo at least $215M in settlement over Microsoft-powered TV system

Updated with Microsoft response. TiVo says it will receive $215 million, and probably much more, under a settlement with AT&T in their patent dispute over the DVR technology used in AT&T’s U-Verse television service. That U-Verse system is based on Microsoft’s Mediaroom IPTV technology. Microsoft intervened in the case between AT&T and TiVo two years… Read More