Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Scientific-Atlanta in IPTV deal with Microsoft

Microsoft and Scientific-Atlanta have entered into a deal for Microsoft's IPTV software to power Sci-ATL's IPTV set-top boxes.

This is BIG!

Since MSFT is not primarily a hardware company, Xbox and input devices aside, partnering with a seasoned company in the set-top box space will allow Microsoft to do what it does best: leveraging it's software prowess to providing a quantum, and innovative leap in television viewing.

I, for one, am looking forward to the fruits of this labor for both personal, and professional reasons: I am building a home which will be powered entirely by off-the-shelf Microsoft technologies, and in turn, will leverage that into a new division at the job.