In less than a year, subscribers to TV services powered by the Microsoft Mediaroom Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and multimedia software platform have more than doubled, reaching over 2 million subscriber homes and powering services on nearly 4 million set-top boxes worldwide. In the past quarter, Mediaroom customers have connected 500,000 new subscribers across the globe.
The growth rate comes as customers begin to maximize the functionality of the Mediaroom platform to differentiate their service offering with features such as personalized weather and sports info, the freedom to play back standard-definition and HD recorded programs on any connected TV in the home, or the ability to set the DVR remotely via a PC or mobile device.
AT&T is one of Microsoft’s fastest-growing Mediaroom customers with 781,000 AT&T U-verse subscribers as of the end of Q3. In September, it launched AT&T U-verse Total Home DVR using Mediaroom DVR Anywhere technology and has plans to roll out the service to its entire U-verse footprint by the end of the year.