Microsoft Combines IPTV, Media Center, And HD DVD Efforts

Another tweak in Microsoft’s (NSDQ: MSFT) digital home efforts: it has quietly folded its IPTV software, Media Center, and HD DVD efforts into a single organization, known as the Connected TV business group, reports It makes logical sense to combine all digital home/TV centered efforts into one, but these efforts from MSFT have seen lots of changes and re-starts along the way.

The unit, part of Robbie Bach’s Entertainment and Devices division, is headed by Enrique Rodriguez, the VP who has been heading the IPTV effort. Peter Barrett, who was CTO of the IPTV unit, takes on that role for this unit, the story says.