Microsoft announced Microsoft Mediaroom 2.0 – next version its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) platform. Mediaroom 2 add support for Silverlight and Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming for the access and delivery of on-demand content, in addtion to fixed-line managed Quality of Service (QoS) IP network. Mediaroom 2’s support for Windows Media Center in Windows 7 means operators can now deliver their premium TV services, including live high-definition (HD) TV, DVR and on-demand programming, to virtually any Windows 7-based PC with no additional hardware tuner required. In addition, DVR and on-demand content can be enjoyed on Xbox 360, a broad range of Web browsers for Windows-based PCs and Macs, and, in near future, playback on compatible smartphones while on the go. “Once a Mediaroom-powered service is deployed, subscribers will be able to enjoy the content they want to watch in one place on their TV or PC — no more having to visit a multitude of sites to find what they’re looking for or connect a PC to the TV,” PressPass.
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