Microsoft announced today the availability of Microsoft Mediaroom, the IPTV platform. Microsoft IPTV is renamed as Mediaroom and added functionality.
Microsoft Mediaroom features several new capabilities including in-home personal music and photo sharing, dynamic multiple picture in picture capabilities and digital terrestrial television support.
Microsoft Mediaroom also provides Application Development Toolkit for developers and service providers to create compelling, revenue generating TV based applications to run on the platform.
“The Microsoft Mediaroom multimedia platform supports simultaneous recording of multiple high-definition and standard-definition TV channels.”
With this release it is clear that Microsoft wants to sit in each and every service. This looks to be an Apple TV killer with the digital media sharing capabilities.