Today at IBC2005, the International Broadcasters Convention in Amsterdam, Microsoft made a variety of announcements:
Microsoft Corp. announced further partner support for its IPTV software platform with a host of new set-top-box offerings and a new class of system-on-chip (SOC) that will enable the production of low-cost, high-definition (HD) set-top boxes.
Microsoft and Sigma Designs announced the availability of a new class of system-on-chip (SOC) that will enable the production of low-cost, high-definition-capable devices optimized for the Microsoft® TV Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Edition software platform.
Avid Technology, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. announced a collaborative development initiative that enables Avid to build on its existing investment in Windows® technologies by delivering cutting-edge, professional video and audio postproduction solutions that support VC-1, the proposed SMPTE standard based on Microsoft® Windows Media® Video 9.
Microsoft Corp. and Siemens Business Services announced that they are working together to develop integrated solutions, including supporting a collaborative- environment architecture, for the media industry. Built on proven Microsoft® Office and conferencing products, the new platform will enable media companies to transform the way they communicate and collaborate.
Microsoft Corp. announced it is extending the unique capabilities of Microsoft® Connected Services Framework for the broadcast and film industries to integrate with business processes, such as scheduling and rights management systems, and dynamically interact with production processes. Along with industry-leading business application providers RightsLine, ScheduALL and Xytech Systems, Microsoft will demonstrate an enhanced workflow at IBC2005, showcasing an end-to-end content management scenario with business management applications collaborating with content creation processes.
Nagravision and Microsoft Announce Agreement to Deliver Innovative Solutions for Digital Pay-TV to Windows Media Center PCs.