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Microsoft to Develop Broadband TV For Telcos

Microsoft says it will develop software to deliver standard television over the Internet, targeting telecoms operators wanting to expand their business. Bell Canada and India’s Reliance Infocomm will work with Microsoft to develop a commercial product by the end of 2004. [This is part of MSFT’s new IPTV initiative.]

Microsoft said that through the compression technology of its Windows Media Player 9, it can now offer standard broadcast quality television over an Internet connection of 1 MBPS.

Bell Canada Agreement: Bell Canada and Microsoft plan to test the use of broadband networks to deliver the phone company’s Bell ExpressVu service to Canadian homes…

Reliance Info Agreement: The solution would enable web surfing, e-mailing, online gaming with multiple players, apart from enabling users to access over 1,000 channels over the company’s broadband network.

Also read, “Convergence is no longer a dirty word