Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Verizon Takes Over Middleware

Verizon is previewing a new version of the middleware package for its IPTV service. It started with the Microsoft Foundation software, but has made it its own by taking over development. Enhancements in the new version include an improved graphics interface and a Gemstar TV guide.

This is not the IPTV Edition software that ATT and others are using for their IP based services. Verizon uses an RF technology similar to cable networks to deliver TV.

Verizon was unable to get the features that it needed from Microsoft, so it went in its own direction last year.

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