Microsoft have agreed to sell their IPTV platform Mediaroom to Ericsson, the companies announced today.
The sale will continue to build up the presence of TV services offered through Xbox.
According to Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of marketing,s trategy, and business for Microsoft’s Xbox division, the sale “allows Microsoft to commit 100 percent of its focus on consumer TV strategy with Xbox.”
“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. We will partner with content creators, studios, labels, networks, content aggregators, operators, and distributors to make this happen.”