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September 9, 2005

Microsoft Announcements for Broadcast Industry

Posted by David Hunter at 11:14 AM ET.

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.



Filed under Alliances, Connected Services Framework, Digital Media, Media Industry, Microsoft TV, OS - Client, Service Providers, Technologies, Verticals, XP Media Center

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One Response to “Microsoft Announcements for Broadcast Industry”

  1. Microsoft News Tracker » Microsoft and phone partners ready for 3GSM World Congress Says:

    [...] Finally, for service provisioning there’s Microsoft Builds Momentum in Service Delivery Arena Microsoft Corp. today announced that its service delivery solution, Microsoft® Connected Services Framework, has been adopted by more than a dozen of the world’s leading communications companies, including Bell Canada, BT Retail and Celcom Malaysia. In addition, France Telecom is currently trialing this solution. Introduced in February 2005, Connected Services Framework is a software product that allows operators to aggregate, provision and manage converged communications services for their subscribers, regardless of network or device. The Connected Services Framework is a cross industry Microsoft offering for a variety of network operators. We last it mentioned here in relation to the broadcast industry. Filed under Coopetition, Servers, Exchange, Windows Mobile, SBS, Service Providers, Connected Services Framework, Hosted Messaging, HP, T-Mobile, Vodaphone, Cingular Listen to this article   [Permalink] [...]

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