Microsoft has announced it will be consolidating all of its media services under the name Cloud TV. Seemingly truly committing to this new initiative, the company will also be selling off its IPTV service Mediaroom, which has been snapped up by Ericsson. It sounds like the move is also meant to offer a single point of contact for the content providers Microsoft will be courting to get this new service of f the ground.
“With the sale of Mediaroom, Microsoft is dedicating all TV resources to Xbox in a continued mission to make it the premium entertainment service that delivers all the games and entertainment consumers want – whether on a console, phone, PC or tablet,” Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi said.
“It is not a mission that we can achieve alone. We want to partner with the industry to deliver the next wave of innovation in games and consumer entertainment. We will partner with content creators, studios, labels, networks, content aggregators, operators and distributors to make this happen.”
Source Microsoft BlogFiled Under: Gaming News