IPTV at CES, IPTV Everywhere from Microsoft, ZillionTV exits the box business, VUDU in your BluRay

With as much IPTV news as there is around CES this year, you’d think Spring came early and it was NAB.

Microsoft announced that it will bring ATT Uverse’s Mediaroom to the Xbox 360, it also announced that it will launch IPTV Everywhere, a product that will allow live television, and the Mediaroom IPTV experience to be available to anyone with a fast Internet connection. 

Microsoft entering the over the top IPTV business ought to send shivers down the spine of companies like VUDU and ZillionTV who both announced partnerships with hardware platforms american horror story herunterladen.

VUDU will be included in several new BluRay players which feature hard drives, Toshiba being the most notable.  Vudu has had a rough go at the settop box business fighting the perpetual, “what will I do with another box in my cabinet” autocad architecture herunterladen. But Integration with Toshiba will help eliminate some of that concern.

ZillionTV and Rovi announced “Plans” to integrate but also includes Zilliont TV competitor Blockbuster.  Conversations with those close to the deal say that Rovi is very interested in ZillionTV’s Ad sponsored content, model, and the deal hinges on ZillionTV’s ability to sell ads a a significantly higher price than what Hulu is getting, and at a higher number of commercials per content minute old teamviewer version.

A lack of optimism that Rovi believed this is possible was evident in a disclaimer at the bottom of their press release that reads

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